Tag Archives: art
Katie McLean | Staff PhotographerBURNETT

Amp usher Burnett uses found thread in her weavings

Think of Gina Burnett as the unofficial artist in residence of Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater. Burnett, wrapping up her third season as an Amphitheater usher, has the responsibility of scanning patrons into the Amp for the morning lecture and cleaning up after they leave. She has turned that clean-up process into an art project.

Continue reading
Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerGül Ilgaz’s “Folding Sheets,” 2009

A ‘Familiar’ ring: VACI exhibition of Turkish work serves as artistic reference point for week’s lectures

The view of Turkey in Strohl Art Center is as if at the end of a telescope, condensed close-ups by six women in that crossroad country, six women with six notions, six topic sentences, six ideas. The show then is focused still tighter when squeezed into the intimate Bellowe Family Gallery on the second floor.

Continue reading
KIMES

VACI’s Kimes to share stories, life’s work for Women’s Club

Don Kimes is known to Chautauquans as an artist, teacher and mentor. But at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the Women’s Clubhouse, Kimes will share another side of himself: the storyteller.

Continue reading
Benjamin Hoste | Staff PhotographerAmber Scoon is the author of Quantum Art.

Former art school student Scoon to discuss new book

Amber Scoon was a student at Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art in 1999. She returns to Chautauqua to discuss her first book, which came out in May. Scoon dedicated the book to Don Kimes, artistic director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, for introducing her to the world of contemporary art and to art as an academic study. She also studied with Kimes while earning her master’s at American University.

Continue reading
Benjamin Hoste | Staff PhotographerAttendees of the Chautauqua School of Art’s Annual Student Exhibition discuss an untitled piece by ceramics student Emily Harki, a piece that sold for for $1,000. The exhibition runs through Thursday at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center.

Student artists become professionals, sell work from Fowler-Kellogg Exhibition

In an untitled piece, ceramics student Emily Harki attached crumpled squares of porcelain to several long wires, which she twisted into curls and drilled into two white wooden panels. Harki’s monochromatic piece, which measures the size of a small billboard, sold for $1,000 at the Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition. It’s the most expensive sale from the student art show so far.

Continue reading

VACI Partners design ‘Romeo & Juliet’-themed Stroll Through the Arts

The annual Stroll Through the Arts fundraiser for art student scholarships will go off with a hitch this year — several hitches, actually. As guests arrive at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, they will each have a name placed on their backs: one half of a famous artistic couple, like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, for example.

Continue reading
Benjamin Hoste | Staff PhotographerArtist Trina Turturici listens to music by Unknown Mortal Orchestra while she works in her School of Art studio late into Thursday evening in preparation for her work being displayed in the School of Art Annual Student Exhibition at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, opening Sunday.

Annual Student Exhibition showcases summer of School of Art work

After just 22 days of working in their studios this season, the School of Art students are ready to put on a show: the School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, which fills the first and second floors of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center. It opens Sunday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m.

Continue reading