Love for Sale: Secrets and Lies

Opening Reception, February 7th from 6-9pm

Announcing the fifth annual showing of Love for Sale at Studio Hart in Allentown, curated by Molly Jarboe and Elizabeth Switzer. This year the work featured will focus on the theme of Secrets and Lies.

Participating visual artists include:

Debra Eck

Ani Hoover

Esther Neisen

Elizabeth Lambert Mararian

Anne Muntges

Kurt Treeby

Ginny Rose Stewart

Graceful by Debra Eck

Graceful by Debra Eck

Love for Sale coincides with the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and features works by multiple artists addressing the subject of gift giving to show love.

The exhibition will be on view February 7 – March 1, 2014.

Founded in 2006, Studio Hart is located in Buffalo’s historic Allentown District, home to many art galleries, retail shops and restaurants. For more information about Allentown First Fridays Gallery Walk, follow this link:

http://www.firstfridaysallentown.com/events/firstfriday/firstfridaysvideo/index.html

Studio Hart is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 pm-3:30 pm, Saturday Noon-4 pm and by appointment.

Contact:

Barbara Hart
Studio Hart
65 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY  14202

www.studiohart.com
studiohart@gmail.com
716-536-8338

Restore the Fourth Parade – Buffalo, NY

On a stroll through the Elmwood Village on this quiet 4th of July, I crossed Elmwood Avenue to peer into the window of a new clothing Boutique that has sprung up recently.  Off in the distance I heard the lively shouts of this group of young people peacefully protesting government surveillance. I realized the small group had formed a tiny parade and they were headed my way.  I quickly found a stoop to sit in to wait for them to pass, hoping I could grab a few shots.  Someone from the parade handed me a flyer as I snapped photos and exchanged greetings with participants.

The group makes up one of Buffalo’s responses to the movement called Restore the Fourth, which has emerged in the online community with sites like Reddit, Boing Boing and Mozilla supporting a campaign in cities across the United States. “Restore the Fourth” – refers to the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens against unlawful search and seizure.  Read an article about the Restore the Fourth effort on reuters.com – Internet Sites Join July 4th Protest Against Surveillance.

Love for Sale, 2013

Opening Friday, February 1st, 2013
6 pm – 9 pm

by Ginny Rose Stewart

by Ginny Rose Stewart

For the fourth year in a row, Studio Hart is pleased to announce Love for Sale, a group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe. This year Molly is joined by co-curator and local artist Elizabeth Switzer. Participating visual artists include several familiar faces from years past as well as a number of new contributors:

Joel Brenden, Debra Eck, A.J. Fries, Amy Greenan, Pragna Hathi Wood, Ani Hoover, Molly Jarboe, Jessie Lampack Slattery, Amy Meza Luraschi, Maria Pabico LaRotonda, Nancy J. Parisi, Kate Parzych, Jean-Michel Reed, Ginny Rose Stewart, Elizabeth Switzer, Christine Walsh, Adam Weekley

Love for Sale coincides with the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and features works by multiple artists addressing the subject of gift giving to show love. The exhibition will be on view February 1 – February 27, 2013.

Founded in 2006, Studio Hart is located in Buffalo’s historic Allentown District, home to many art galleries, retail shops and restaurants. For more information about Allentown First Fridays Gallery Walk, follow this link:

http://www.firstfridaysallentown.com/events/firstfriday/firstfridaysvideo/index.html

Studio Hart is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 pm-3:30 pm, Saturday Noon-4 pm and by appointment.

Contact:

Barbara Hart
Studio Hart
65 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY  14202

www.studiohart.com
studiohart@gmail.com
716-536-8338

Dutchess County Fair

About a year ago, I took a photo workshop at The Center for Photography at Woodstock with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb, and I never got around to posting about it until now.  The two-day hands-on workshop was about photographing the world around you in a direct and spontaneous way. Above all, it was about seeing, emphasizing the photojournalistic and documentary traditions, and developing your own unique vision. Several of us photographed at the Dutchess County Fair as part of the workshop.  We did an editing project where we were instructed to organize our favorite shots into an “A” group, and the close seconds into a “B” group.  Here are my A group results.

Opening Night of Tangled Narratives

Our opening for “Tangled Narratives” went really well.  There were so many openings in Buffalo on Friday night, I wasn’t sure what to expect for a turn out in Westfield, which is over an hour away.  Much to my delight, we had a great little crowd steadily flowing in and out over the course of two hours.  Unfortunately both Deb and I were so busy talking with guests that we didn’t take many photos.  I did manage to snap a few at the beginning however.  We were both very pleased with Nancy’s installation of our work and how it all looked together.  I’ll be sure to get some more shots when we go back in a couple of weeks to take the work down.  And while I’m back in Westfield, I plan to visit The Portage Hill Gallery, which I learned about from its owners, Donald and Audrey Kay Dowling, who were in attendance on Friday.  I’m also looking forward to attending more openings at the Octagon.  Next up at the Octagon Gallery is a group show including work by Heather Miller Kanazawa who Deb introduced me to on Friday night.  They both teach art at JCC.
After the gallery festivities, Deb and I, along with accompanying friends, took a 25 minute drive into Fredonia where we enjoyed wonderful conversation over a late night dinner and drinks.  Westfield and the surrounding communities are quite charming and I feel there is much to be discovered there.

Work in Progress

I’m in the process of deciding on titles and presentation for some of the new work for my upcoming show with Debra Eck at the Octagon Gallery. I made this grid of 6 of the new pieces to help me visualize how to lay them out in a small grouping. The final pieces will be matted and framed, so this is just for planning purposes. Recent events have inspired me to name the bottom left image in honor of my older sister, Eve. I’m still very much in the midst of deciding on all the rest, but the very nature of her name suggests a theme that I’m delighted with.

The Pencil of Nature

For Eve

Burchfield Penney Art Center Annual Art Auction & Gala

The Burchfield Penney Art Center Annual Art Auction & Gala is Sept. 21. This creative black tie event includes an auction of works by over 80 invited WNY artists – including this one entitled Jessie, from the series Tangled by me.  Get more information about the gala here: http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/events/art-auction-and-gala/

Tangled Narratives – Work by Debra Eck and Molly Jarboe

“Tangled Narratives” will be showing at the Octagon Gallery inside the Patterson Library in Westfield, NY from September 7 – 21, 2012.
It’s a lovely drive to Westfield. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 7-9pm.
Octagon Gallery
www.debraeck.com
www.mollyjarboe.com

Omaha: Home

I had a wonderful time back home in Omaha for a long weekend that started on Thursday.  It was magical for a number of reasons – not including the usual.  Sometimes the unexpected is the biggest gift of all.  A highlight was the occasion of my Great Aunt Ann’s 90th birthday which was marked by a fabulous party and fireworks show at Ponca Hills Farm.  I captured this Instagram shot shortly before the great Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram crash of 2012.