Apr 30, 2011

Ridgefield Guild of Artists - "Continuum" Exhibition

Tonight as I stepped into Ridgefield Guild of Artist to see the "Continuum" show I knew it will be a show you see only in big progressive cities. A show that is far beyond landscapes, far beyond "still life" with fruits and bowls and vases. The "house" was packed. and it was a show, which seemed to me that it have been exhibited in Manhattan, but then by some forces transposed to Ridgefield CT. "Continuum" was curated by Nancy Moore and I as an artist clap my hands for job well done.

Therefore, if you live in the area and want to have a theme for your dinner, go see the show. But it would be much better to buy one of the thought provoking art works and display it on the wall in your dining room.

Unfortunately it was my busy day and I forgot my camera at home. But if I will drive by RGOA in a near future I will stop by and take couple of images and edit this page for everyone to see that it is really worth it to see.

Apr 20, 2011

Upcoming Show - Easton Arts Council: "Art in the Country"

Well, I have gotten into another show in Connecticut. One of my newest paintings "Fire" was accepted into a show called "Art int the Country", organized by Easton Arts Council  from May 9 through May 21, 2011. More info HERE and HERE.

As you may have noticed I love strong and vibrant colors. Actually, I love my life to be strong and vibrant too, that is when I get out of my living quarters :-)

Come and be part of my celebration.

Dimensions: 48" x 36" x 1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

© 2011 Bronislava Slagle, All Rights Reserved

A Chair For Ai Weiwei

Many artists and organizations are protesting against Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's imprisonment. (Chinese government already fought back by hacking into an on-line organization that supports Ai Weiwei). Protests are held in front of Chinese embassies. Local art organizations have their ways of protesting as well. The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT shows what they think of Ai Weiwei's issue. Artists and visitors are asked to create a miniature chair for a display. Artists that do not live in Connecticut can participate too. Read all about it HERE.

Of course, I would not miss an opportunity to create one chair for Weiwei's cause - a red chair. The chair is made out of carton paper in mixed media - painted with red acrylic tint and then I glued on little hand made stars (red color and stars represent Chinese flag) along with an image of Ai Weiwei.  Also, I applied to my miniature chair one of my techniques I used on my abstract paintings.

Credits - I have downloaded Ai Weiwei's image from THIS WEBSITE and then manipulated it in a photoshop before gluing it to my chair.

PS. Below is see my artistic piece "Free Weiwei" in the Aldrich Contemporary Museum among many other little chairs :-) Let's hope Ai Weiwei will be free soon.