Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/30~

What artist, a member of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, originally worked in construction as a pipe fitter’s assistant while sculpting and painting at night?

What Louisiana artist executed a series of black-and-white woodcut prints in 2002 and 2003 with imagery of New Orleans that looks as if it was created immediately after Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/30/june-30/

Lowell George (April 13, 1945-June 29, 1979)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/29~

This sculptor produced lifelike portrait busts such as Andrew Jackson — and idealized figures such as The Greek Slave (1843) which helped to overcome the public’s dislike of female nudity in art.

This African-American photographer who lived in NYC during the Harlem Renaissance had a gift for capturing the most influential individuals and riveting artistic moments of the era.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/29/june-29/

June 28 & 29, 1969~ the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village

WE ALL ENDED UP TOGETHER AT A PLACE CALLED THE STONEWALL.
Mother Stonewall and the Golden Rats by Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt~

The first gay riots in history took place during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29 in New York’s Greenwich Village. The demonstrations were touched off by a police raid on the popular Stonewall Club, 53 Christopher Street. This was the last (to date) in a series of harassments which plagued the Village area for the last several weeks. =>
The 1969 Advocate Article on the Stonewall Riots~

From the Archives: Art after Stonewall (Part I)

From the Archives: Art after Stonewall (Part II)

The Battle of Stonewall – 1969 / Sandow Birk, 1999;
Collection of Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

 

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/28~

Not only was this artist an enormously successful painter, he also played an important diplomatic role in 17th-century European politics.

This prominent American sculptor was an officer in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program (Monuments Men) during World War II.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/28/june-28/

Residencies~ Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Artist in Residency Program 2017
Residencies are open to writers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, musicians, ceramicists and farmers.  Each participating artist will be required to give a reading or a lecture and gallery exhibition or performance to the Castle Hill community and the general public.

The Castle Hill Campus has a well-equipped ceramic studio and houses electric and gas kilns, a salt kiln, and a wood-fired kiln. It has a darkroom (October, November) and a media/computer lab. Life-modeling sessions are held on a weekly basis. The Edgewood Farm Campus has a well-equipped printmaking studio as well as studio space alongside living spaces for painters, photographers and writers, and an outdoor work-space for sculptors.

The residency programs are offered during 2 terms each year in the spring and fall for three months periods. Time frames will range from one month to three month, plus week-long retreats in September.

Details, application here: Opportunities — Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/27~

What painter and printmaker in the New York School progressed from realism to abstraction and later to a highly influential style of cartoon realism?

What artist, metalsmith and educator approached metal like a collage artist, casting a series of elements and then assembling them in compositions?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/27/june-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/26~

This English late 18th-century painter had early professional success and produced a huge amount of work, in spite of leading a dissolute life and often being drunk, in hiding from his creditors, or in prison.

This designer, illustrator, co-founder of Pushpin Studio, and 2009 National Medal of the Arts award recipient (the first graphic designer to receive this award) also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/26/june-26-2/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/25~

Which American painter and printmaker served in the US Air Force during WWII, and began to paint while hospitalized for several years after being injured during test flight maneuvers?

Which artist is considered one of the leading figures of the Arte Povera — “poor art” — movement, which took place between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s in Italy?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/25/june-25/

Bill Moggridge: June 25, 1943-September 8, 2012

In 2010, as the new director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Bill Moggridge rode into New York from California with a formidable resume: cofounder of Ideo, inventor of the first laptop computer, author of the seminal work on interaction design, educator, and winner of a slew of international design awards.
But as a city full of designers and design-lovers was quick to discover, rarely has such an illustrious bio been animated by such a delightful person.

“If there is a simple, easy principle that binds everything I have done together, it is my interest in people and their relationship to things.”
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670751/in-remembrance-of-bill-moggridge-1943-2012