Painter Barry Nemett will discuss the role his travels have played in his work during the last VACI lecture of the season at 7 p.m. today in the Hultquist Center.
For the past seven weeks, the students at the Chautauqua School of Art have been hard at work in their studios. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight in the School of Art Quad, however, their private spaces will become public, and their studios will become a forum in which the public can meet them discuss their summer endeavors.
This year’s VACI Open Members Exhibition will feature a wide-ranging selection of work by VACI Partners members. From a sculpture composed of rotary phones and paper pulp to watercolor paintings of Chautauqua, the exhibition is composed of an eclectic variety of media.
In the late 1980s, Bryan Hopkins was a mathematics major until he enrolled in a ceramics class to fulfill an art requirement. After that class, he switched majors and began a career in ceramics that he continues to this day.
The visual arts will have a role in this year’s inter-arts collaboration, with images projected on large, moving sails that act as a narrative thread throughout the performance.
This year’s Stroll Through the Arts will bring back the silent auction, with all the objects correlating to the themes of this summer’s gallery exhibitions.
Landscape painter Stanley Lewis continues to stumble onto inspiration in odd places — like the figurative paintings of Italian Renaissance painter Giotto Di Bondone.
For Jean Bailey Gaede, the history of Chautauqua Institution is a family affair, one that began at the turn of the century when her grandfather became the director of the School of Art.
Sam Van Aken has spent the last four years collecting varieties of heirloom fruit, grafting them all onto one tree that bears 40 types of stone fruit at different times during the year.
Whether it’s the view from outside her studio window, a still from a movie or young women interacting on a Russian street, painter Vera Iliatova creates pieces based on what she sees.