Thursday, May 28, 2009

The LADD family: what a family!!!

Father’s Day Weekend Show Features Art by the Ladd Family of Cazenovia

Cazenovia College’s Summer Art Series begins Friday, June 19 with “A Ladd Family Affair,” an exhibition of art by the members of the Ladd family of Cazenovia. The show features Col. James Von K. Ladd; his son, James Ladd, Jr.; his daughter, Ann Ladd Ferencz, a 1974 alumna of Cazenovia College; and her children, Jude and Kate Ferencz.

The show will be open June, 19, 20 and 21, and June 26, 27 and 28, with a reception on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. Show hours are Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. The gallery is handicapped accessible. For more information, contact Danielle M. Murray, chair of the Summer Art Series committee, at 315-655-7365, or e-mail

Ann Ladd Ferencz says that a strong artistic gene has always run through her family. “We are thankful to Margaret Ladd: wife, mother, and grandmother, for encouraging us to create art and appreciate all that surrounds us.”

Col. James Ladd, better known to friends as Jim, has spent a life-time painting, drawing, wood carving, metal sculpting. As an officer in the United States Army, he was accompanied by his family on tours of duty in Europe and South East Asia, where he used a sketchbook much as other parents use a camera.
A pen and ink sketch by Col. James Ladd

James Ladd Jr. studied both at Alfred and Brockport University, and was an apprentice for the wood sculptor, Jon Brooks. He now creates furniture and wood interiors in the Santa Fe, N.M., area. He is also known as The Door Man, designing doors and gates for interiors and exteriors.
A wooden stool designed and created by James Ladd, Jr.

Ann Ladd Ferencz lives in White Plains, N.Y., painting murals for homes and hospitals, and is an artist-in-residence, teaching drawing and painting in the Westchester school system.

“Monarch,” by Ann Ferencz Ladd

Jude Ferencz works with copper in massive roof constructions and interiors, and is now an emerging copper artist creating furniture and sculpture from the scraps of his copper roofing.

A copper butterfly, designed and created by Jude Ferencz

Kate Ferencz, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate, worked with Spaeth Design in New York City creating holiday window displays. She now lives in New Orleans, where she creates props for films, custom designs art for clients. She also writes and performs her music all over the East Coast.
An untitled painting
by Kate Ferencz

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Do you want something new? Visit the souk June 6-7th week end

Marketplace | International, US


Saturday, Jun 6th 12:00pm
Sunday, Jun 7th 12:00pm


Over 150 vendors will transform BAM's neighborhood into a vibrant souk, or open-air market, featuring food, arts, and crafts from diverse Muslim cultures.

The market will also include craft demonstrations, hands-on workshops, exhibits, and outdoor performances by local Muslim artists and artisans. Music presented in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Council. Check back for additional souk event information and updates.

Information on vendor participation:

General information:


Map:link to

For more vendor information, contact the Souk Coordinator at

Sat, Jun 6, 12—10pm
Sun, Jun 7, 12—8pm

Support for Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas community programming is provided by New York Community Trust.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stieglitz Circle c 1910

Stieglitz Group, c. 1910.
From left to right: Paul Haviland, Abraham Walkowitz, Katharine Rhoades, Agnes Meyer,
Emmeline Stieglitz, Alfred Stieglitz, J.B. Kerfoot, and John Marin.

save the date June 2nd 5:30-7:30pm @ ICP

Greetings all,

Above is the invitation for our FREE Educators’ Open House. It’s a fantastic opportunity for our colleagues and peers to receive a tour of our new exhibitions and hear from our curators. Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested, as we would like to spread the word as much as possible. Also, if you have contacts that you would like me to reach out to, please forward their information to me. We’re looking forward to another successful Open House!


FREE! Educators’ Open House

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street

Upcoming Museum Exhibitions:

Avedon Fashion: 1944-2000

David Seidner: Paris Fashions, 1945

John Wood: Quiet Protest

Many cheers,


Wendy Jimenez
Coordinator of Community Programs
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Save the date June 9th 6-9pm

See you there

Another Interesting blog I found while searching the internet about Infos on Hopper...

Times Square, May 25, 2009

To check the post concerning Hopper: follow the link:

Sounds like a very interesting blog about NEW YORK.......
its description is:
Welcome to New York
Welcome to Walking Off the Big Apple, the literary, arts-minded, occasionally financial and sometimes totally fanciful strolling guide to New York. Explore the self-guided themed walks listed below (a few open onto special supplementary pages), enjoy the images, read a variety of comments on New York and New Yorkers, and stroll the 680 or so posts in the back pages. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.

For INFO: Invitation from ..Gilles and Louda..

I've never been to any of the salon party but that sounds exciting. Unfortunately, I will be driving my daughter to the Airport, on her way to France...Maybee see you next time and do not hesitate to comment if you go..
Here is below their invitation:

Welcome dear friends,

Join us for our next salon party! This month's salon will feature:

- Flamenco dance performance by Lia Ochoa!(
- Live flamenco guitar from Andalusia's Ricardo Garcia! (
- Poetry Reading by Alberto Dutesco! (
Also, we will hold a random drawing to win an original Gilles Larrain photographic print!

This 8x10 print, pictured below, is printed on Ilford paper from film negative, and signed by Gilles Larrain. It is one of a Series of six, a $400 collector's value:
There is a $30 door fee. Guests enjoy food and an open wine bar all > night long, at: Gilles Larrain Studio
Thursday May28th from 6-10 PM
95 Grand Street, SoHo

More about Lia Ochoa who will be dancing at the party:
A New York City based flamenco dancer, Lia has had the opportunity to perform with all the main city based flamenco dance companies, dancing in many notable venues around the country including the Joyce Theater. Locally, Lia regularly performs in tablaos and with the group Jaleo.
See Lia perform on June 26, 27, and 28 at Monkeytown in Williamsburg
( with Jaleo in their experimental
multimedia/electronic/flamenco production developed specifically for the unique space Monkeytown has to offer.
View Lia's web site at
On behalf of the participating artists and our hosts, Gilles Larrain and Louda, I look forward to seeing you there!
Thomas Shelford
Participating Artist, Event Organizer

Monday, May 25, 2009

RDV a LYON ce 29 MAI

Emplettes Gourmandes du Village des Créateurs le 29 mai
Rendez-vous le vendredi 29 mai pour les Emplettes Gourmandes du Village des Créateurs. Une ambiance végétale et florale flottera dans l'air du Passage Thiaffait ce jour là. L'occasion de découvrir ou re-découvrir l'émulsion des ateliers-boutiques des créateurs dans une ambiance festive et conviviale !
Vendredi 29 mai de 12h à 21h Village des Créateurs Passage Thiaffait 19 rue René Leynaud Lyon 1er

What to do In AIX en provence this summer?

Musée Granet and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux show "The Picasso/Cézanne Exhibition"
Monday, 25 May 2009 02:50

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE - The Picasso / Cézanne exhibition focuses on the subtle links between these two giants in art: the direct influence of the force of the “father of modern art” on the young artist arriving in France in 1900, or the mature musings of the man who liked to say I live with Cézanne? Even if it is not flagrant in his work, Cézanne was much admired by Picasso and often in his thoughts: Cézanne! He was like a father to us all. On exhibition at the Musée Granet from 25th May through 27th September, 2009.

After Cézanne in Provence (2006), the Communauté du pays d’Aix, the Musée Granet and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux are again partners in the organisation of an exhibition in Provence, at the foot of Mont Sainte Victoire. A tutelary figure that Cézanne approached step-by-step throughout his lifetime, but which Picasso embraced energetically, just fifty years ago, not by painting it, but by buying some 2,500 acres on its northern slope and living in the famous castle of Vauvenargues, in the shadow of the sacred mountain. The anecdote is well known: I have bought Cézanne’s Sainte Victoire, Picasso told his art dealer Kahnweiler in 1958. Which one? asked Kahnweiler, thinking he was talking about a painting. The original, came the facetious reply.

If the man that Picasso called “Monsieur Cézanne” emerges clearly in some period in his life, particularly during his first ten years in Paris, at other times the relationship is more diffuse, but ever present like a shadowy watermark.

More than a hundred paintings, drawings, watercolours, engravings and sculptures from international collections, divided into four sections, permit us to explore the special relationship between the two artists and at the same time evoke the richness and complexity of all the periods in the Spanish artist’s oeuvre.

Picasso looks at Cézanne
This section analyses the relationship between Cezanne’s work and that of Picasso, from his early years in Paris until the end of Cubism (1900-1917). Picasso studied Cézanne’s work, looking for technical solutions and new fields of experimentation to the extent that his production in 1908-1909 became known as “Cezannian Cubism”.

Picasso collects Cézanne
Basically, what is a painter? He is a collector who wants to build up a collection by painting himself the pictures he would like to see in other people’s houses. (Picasso to Kahnweiler). Cézanne held pride of place in Picasso’s extensive collection both for the number and the importance of his works: View of L’Estaque, Bathers, Château Noir. Picasso also “played at” being an expert, readily giving an enlightened opinion on the quality and authenticity of some of Cezanne’s works.

Shared themes, objects, forms and features
The two artists shared a taste for certain subjects: white china fruit bowls, skulls or apples and, of course, bathers of both sexes, men leaning their elbows on a table, men smoking, women sitting in armchairs, Harlequin…

Picasso approaches Cézanne
Picasso bought the forbidding castle of Vauvenargues and lived there from 1959 to 1961. This period was a specific stage in his life and painting. Set apart by his use of colour and treatment of the forms, it includes many masterpieces such as the series of portraits of Jacqueline, the Henry II buffet series or still lifes…

A moving counterpoint, the impressive castle of Vauvenargues, where Picasso lived for only a few years but now rests alongside his wife Jacqueline, will be exceptionally open to the public during the exhibition, under certain conditions

Friday, May 22, 2009

Performances?Allan Kaprow?

The Emily Harvey Foundation
Wed, May 27 at 8 pm
537 Broadway, 2nd Floor,
New York, NY 10012

Prince Street stop on the R train, Broadway Lafayette on the F,
Bleecker Street on the 6 line

First public performance of Music by Allan Kaprow.
A performance score by the father of Happenings, created in John
Cage’s class at the New School for Social Research in 1957.

The celebrated avant garde pianist and toy piano virtuoso, MARGARET LENG TAN, performs CAGE-KAPROW-FLUXUS at the The Emily Harvey Foundation on Wed, May 27 at 8 pm.
Recognized as the pre-eminent interpreter of John Cage's music, Ms. Tan will present a sneak preview of her upcoming performance at the 53rd Venice Biennale's opening celebrations in June. The program begins with her homage to Nam June Paik, Toy Piano Drag, followed by three groundbreaking works by Cage and pieces by Fluxus pioneers, Alison Knowles and Dick Higgins. Ms. Tan also honors another Fluxus founding member, George Brecht (1926-2008), performing several of his "event scores". In addition she will present the first public performance of Allan Kaprow's Music, a performance score created in John Cage's class at the New School for Social Research in 1957.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

About "the Alfred Stieglitz Collection" on view at the FISK Museum

Spring Showers, New York,1900
Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was at the center of the American avant-garde and great changes in American art during the first half of the 20th century. From the 1890s to the 1940s, Stieglitz was arguably the most influential figure associated with modern art in the United States. America’s first great art photographer, he almost single-handedly established photography as a fine art, developed an audience for modern art, and financially supported and promoted many of America’s earliest modern artists through three very influential galleries he operated. Stieglitz founded and edited two influential photography magazines and assembled the first great collection of modern art in the United States, which consisted of more than 800 objects, not including his own photographs. He was also first in America to promote an appreciation of traditional African artifacts as works of art, not primitive curiosities. Stieglitzwas the impresario of the modern art movement in America..........

The Stieglitz Collection illustrates Stieglitz’s broad involvement in the modern art movement and his personal ties to many of America’s early modernists. From 1905 to 1917, Stieglitz owned and operated The Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession at 291Fifth Avenue in New York City, where he generated great excitementand controversy for the “new art”. At 291, Stieglitz surrounded himself with a group of artists who embraced modernist ideas, styles, and subjects unique to America. Fisk’s Stieglitz Collection features iconic works by Stieglitz and many of the artists in his circle, most notably, John Marin (1870–1953), Marsden Hartley (1877–1943), Arthur Dove (1880–1946), and O’Keeffe. Stieglitz promoted their works and art by other carefully selected artists until his death through two later galleries, The Intimate Gallery (1925–29) and An American Place (1929–46). He also championed and collected works
by European modernists, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) among many others, who he began introducing to American audiences in the teens at 291. In 1914,
Stieglitz pioneered the appreciation of African tribal objects as art through exhibitions that featured masks and statues as important artistic achievements and as source material for the modernists. Stieglitz’s visionary efforts were central to establishing modern art in the United States.
A new spirit enveloped American life at the dawn of the 20th century. It was a spirit of change, of dissent, of revolution, of hopefulness. New directions seemed possible in politics, the arts and in the quality of life as a whole. Institutions and established ways were subjected to critical reappraisals. Experimentation replaced acquiescence to received customs and traditions. Alfred Stieglitz embodied this new spirit more than any of his contemporaries working in the arts. At a time
when American culture was redefining its fundamental ways of seeing, thinking and experiencing the world, Stieglitz's seminal role as artist and art impresario defined him as a singular force for shaping a new American vision of the arts and culture. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection offers an extraordinary introduction to Stieglitz — the artist and collector — his circle, and early modernism in America and Europe. Broad in its scope, the Stieglitz Collection is one of finest groupings of early modern art in the United States as well as an outstanding window onto this period of great change in American art and culture.

Monday, May 18, 2009

any plans for June 6th Evening 6-8 pm ?

just opened @ the Whitney: CLAES OLDENBURG

Claes Oldenburg at the Whitney Museum, where two exhibitions of his work are on view.
reviewed a few days ago in the NEW YORK TIMES.....check the article for more infos

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6th 2009.......

Saturday, May 16, 2009

today and tomorrow.. @ the BRUCE Museum..

see post earlier in the week......

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Again Charles Demuth......with the text published on the Met Website

The Figure 5 in Gold, 1928
Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935)
Oil on cardboard
35 1/2 x 30 in. (90.2 x 76.2 cm)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.59.1)

Born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Charles Demuth studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia intermittently between 1905 and 1908. It was in Philadelphia that the artist first met the American poet and physician William Carlos Williams, the subject of this painting. Demuth was a versatile artist and tailored his style to suit his subject matter. His delicate watercolors of fruits and flowers are lyrical evocations of nature, while his paintings of the modern urban and industrial landscape, on the other hand, are tightly controlled, hard, and exact. Aptly called Precisionist, these works show the influence of European Cubism and Futurism, but their sense of scale and directness of expression seem entirely American.

The Figure 5 in Gold is one of a series of eight abstract portraits of friends that Demuth made between 1924 and 1929, which were exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz's gallery 291. This particular painting pays homage to a poem by William Carlos Williams. Like Marsden Hartley's painting Portrait of a German Officer (49.70.42) and Arthur Dove's assemblage Portrait of Ralph Dusenberry (49.70.36), as well as Gertrude Stein's word-portraits, this portrait consists of not a physical likeness of the artist's friend but an accumulation of images associated with him—the poet's initials and the names "Bill" and "Carlos" that together form a portrait. Williams' poem "The Great Figure" describes the experience of seeing a red fire engine with the number 5 painted on it racing through the city streets. While Demuth's painting is not an exact illustration of the poem, we can certainly sense its "rain/and lights" and the "gong clangs/siren howls/and wheels rumbling."

Did I already mention Charles Demuth?

At the Metropolitan Museum.......they have several paintings from Charles Demuth...this one ,being not,maybe the most well known..

Machinery, 1920
Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935)
Tempera and pencil on cardboard
24 x 19 7/8 in. (60.9 x 50 cm)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.59.2)

Monday, May 11, 2009




rsvp Laurence Neron-Bancel :

BEFORE HER NEXT SHOW: .........(more infos soon)
consult her website:

please find below the infos published for the last show:

Meticulous handiwork, unlikely medium — artist Mireille Vautier aestheticizes plastic bags as only American Beauty’s Ricky Fitts has done before her. Her embroidered works are up at Brooklyn’s Safe-T-Gallery through March 23 2008. —Rachel Wolff

Sunday, May 10, 2009

About Painting Number 5 by Marsden Hartley

Painting, Number 5, 1914-15 Oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. (100.3 x 80.6 cm) Gift of an anonymous donor 58.65

Looking for the meaning of the red cross, I found that the coat of arms for Freiburg im Breisgau (a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest. ) is the following:

Could it be ...that Marsden Hartley love with KARL VON FREYBURG
....thought of this coat of arms as a way of saying: this is a portrait is of karl without writing the initials KVF (as he did in other paintings..)....A SUIVRE<<<<<<,,

About Carl ANDRE

Carl Andre
Twenty-Ninth Copper Cardinal

Yes of course...On view at the ..WHITNEY Museum of American Art..........

Saturday, May 9, 2009

About Marsden Hartley

[Marsden Hartley], ca. 1915 / Alfred Stieglitz, photographer. Photographic print : 1 item : photocopy ; image is 24 x 19 cm. on paper 29 x 26 cm. G. Alan Chidsey papers, 1920-1979. Archives of American Art.

Born in Lewiston, Maine, Marsden Hartley became one of the most famous early modernist artists of twentieth-century American art, known for landscapes, still lifes, and some portraits. His painting showed a focus on monumental shapes, especially clouds and landscape forms, and his unique style has been described by critic Sadakichi Hartmann as "an extreme and up-to-date impressionism" and "emerging modernism that evolved through Impressionism". (Gerdts 291)

Friday, May 8, 2009

SATURDAY...Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival.

The 24th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival takes place on the grounds of the Bruce Museum and features juried exhibitors specializing in ceramics, jewelry, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts and glass, all available for purchase. Over eighty artisans gather together to share their unique talents and crafts at a nationally recognized event that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Outdoor Crafts Festival also includes fun and educational activities for children, international cuisine, acoustic musicians, and dance performances.

Admission to the Outdoor Crafts Festival is free from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. Admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is free to members, $8 for non-members, and free for children under five, and it includes all Festival activities, plus admission to the Bruce Museum galleries, which are open to the public during Festival hours.


Back to the Whitney and the exceptional collection of American Art..Let's talk about an historic event THE 1913 ARMORY SHOW
Take a look at the poster announcing the event and you get an idea about who was there!
Duchamp, Matisse are the best remembered because they caused almost a revolution....

Friday, May 1, 2009

WHAT A DAY,..........


LOTS OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!