“How Art Is Made” Reviewed in A Time and A Place Magazine

“David creates a seamless rapport with each artist, drawing out their individual personalities with meticulously researched questions. Her interviewing style is so natural and unobtrusive that the reader feels like “a fly on the wall” privy to the authentic, unrehearsed lives of the artists. They divulge their thought processes, creative developments, media, materials and muses, but David evokes them into sharing a glimpse of their … Continue reading “How Art Is Made” Reviewed in A Time and A Place Magazine

ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM

ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AUTHOR SIMONA DAVID SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018, 1 – 2:30 PM THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM, 14540 MAIN STREET / RTE 23, PRATTSVILLE, NY  As guest of the Zadock Pratt Museum, Simona David, author of “How Art Is Made: In the Catskills” (2017), will talk about her experience interviewing artists, and discuss what moves and inspires the creative mind, how a new artistic project … Continue reading ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM

HOW ART IS MADE: IN THE CATSKILLS – BOOK TALK AT BLINK GALLERY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018, 1 – 3 PM BLINK GALLERY, 454 Lower Main Street, Andes, New York 13731    Author Simona David will talk about her latest book How Art Is Made: In the Catskills (2017), and provide insights into a long-standing tradition that dates back to the days of Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church. How Art Is Made: In the Catskills pays homage to the place where American … Continue reading HOW ART IS MADE: IN THE CATSKILLS – BOOK TALK AT BLINK GALLERY

Open Art Studio Tours This Summer in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

Open art studio tours have become more and more common all over the country as studio visits trigger questions that aren’t often asked in formal settings such as galleries and museums, and allow for a more intimate interaction with the artwork. This summer alone, four major open art studio tours take place throughout the region featuring a total of 160 artists from Saugerties to Treadwell … Continue reading Open Art Studio Tours This Summer in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

AMR (Andes – Margaretville – Roxbury) Open Studios Tour Coming Up, July 28 – 29

As art historian George Philip LeBourdais eloquently articulated in a piece for Artsy magazine in August 2016 “The studio is where strange magic happens, as much for the artist’s imagination as for the public’s. It’s the conjuring place of new concepts, styles, or forms. Sometimes it even comes to be seen as sacred, a place where visitors become pilgrims to the altar of art.” Read … Continue reading AMR (Andes – Margaretville – Roxbury) Open Studios Tour Coming Up, July 28 – 29

The University at Albany’s Art Museum Turns 50

The University at Albany’s Art Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The Museum opened in October 1967 with an exhibition titled Painting and Sculpture from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, which featured over fifty works by some of the most prominent artists of the 20th century: Picasso, Miro, Braque, Klee, de Kooning, and Calder, among others. In 2015 the Museum hosted a retrospective show … Continue reading The University at Albany’s Art Museum Turns 50

What Is Art All About?

Everything we do is a matter of taste and training – I’m paraphrasing physicist Brian Greene, author of “The Elegant Universe.” How we then form appreciation for and understanding of aesthetics? The individual journey to learning and self-discovery is what forms and cultivates one’s taste. What is art? Roy Lichtenstein argued that “Organized perception is what art is all about.” Émile Zola thought that art … Continue reading What Is Art All About?