Sep 21, 2011

David Boyajian And Matt Rink's Sculpture From WTC Remnants

David Boyajian is a very fine sculptor and mighty fine professor, who will take his time to teach you how to look at objects, and how to see what you need to see in order to draw them. But I would like to tell you what an accomplished sculptor he is. Actually, I would like you to read a wonderful article about Mr. Boyajian that was published in the New York Times.

I am planing to see this art piece made from WTC remnants, now located at Sherwood Island, Westport, CT. Perhaps if you are close to the area, you'd love to see it too.

The image is a property of the New York Times.

Sep 17, 2011

WAC - Love: In The Eye Of Beholder - Opening Reception

What a wonderful evening at the Westport Arts Center last night. It was a "full house" of artists, art lovers, music, food and wine. I want to thank all my friends who attended the "Love: In The Eye Of Beholder". You all made this exhibition to be so much more special.

With my loyal friend Cintia

Artists and art lovers are listening to the Executive Director Peter Van Heerden

With Mary Louise O'Connell (a Ridgefield artist)

Sep 11, 2011

Commemorating 9-11-2001 In New Britain Museum of American Art

Ten years ago I was at home cleaning, while my daughter was in school. Suddenly my husband called and told me to turn our  TV on. He was in Midtown Manhattan on the very high floor and could see one of the twin towers smoking. Then as he was talking to me with voice, in which I detected tears in his eyes, he saw another airplane hit the other tower. As I heard him say "Oh my God, another plane hit the other tower! I cannot believe it!" I cried my eyes out. I knew that most likely several of my clients just died in there, as I they worked in the WTC. I worked one block north of Wall Street three or four years ago and had many clients in the area.

Then I remeber panicking about my six year old daughter, because we lived about six or seven miles from the nuclear power plant and if there would be some disaster, they would bus children to safety, but no one would know where they would take them. Luckily they sent children home.
I cried for several days. I just could not stop thinking about all those innocent people who were victims to this horrible disaster, all those children either father-less or mother-less, or some even parent-less. I was scared to find out if any of my clients died that day. I want to believe they are still living at home with their families.

When my artist friend Sue Brand told me that our friend Dalton Ghetti is exhibiting his carved tear drops (nearly three thousand of them) in New Britain Museum of American Art to commemorate every single victim of 9/11 disaster, I had to go to see his art. He is a well known figure in sculpture world and anyone should go to see what he can do with the pencil led and small carving tools. All those tear drops are so smooth and shiny and their color just makes you shiver. Nothing could express the sorrow better then Dalton's steely gray "Tear Drops."

See an article on the exhibition here.

Dalton Ghetti's "Tear Drop"

Dalton Ghetti

Sep 8, 2011

Westport Arts Center - 2011 Group Members Juried Exhibition

When the Westport Arts Center announced an opportunity for a new submission, “2011 Group Members Juried Exhibition – LOVE," (juried by Whitney Museum of American Art Curator, David Kiehl), I knew I wanted this piece to be different. Many ideas were popping in and out of my head, but nothing satisfied my desire to start. That is until TheNew York Times posted an article entitled, "In Afghanistan, Rage at Young Lovers," at the end of July. Suddenly my main idea started to unfold.

There are many "modern day Romeo’s and Juliet’s" in the world, where true love takes a back seat to the needs of the family, or the government, or the church, and where no one seems to care how young people feel or what they think. Someone else makes the decision for them. If they rebel, or try to run away and get married secretly, they may be caught and subjected to various forms of punishment, including even death. As I started to research what these young people have to go through, I came across a lot of material, including videos of extreme brutality on YouTube. With some of the material from the internet, words and images included, combined with my thoughts and a bit of my art, "FORBIDDEN LOVE" came to life.

Mark your calendars - you are invited to see my "Forbidden Love"
Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 6 – 8pm
Come spread the love with Artist Members. Cash bar and music.

For the list of all exhibiting artists click HERE

Sep 5, 2011

Dalton Ghetti - New Britain Museum of American Art Exclusives

Dalton Ghetti is a minimalist. He has a special gift in carving into any pencil's graphite. He makes incredible sculptures, which are tiny and one wonders, "Where does he take the patience for such a beautiful art?" But if you'd ever meet Dalton you would understand that his personality comes through his art. If you are around New Britain, CT on Sunday, September 11, 2011 you can meet Dalton in person and be at the same time a part of the show to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Hours are from 12:30 until 4 p.m.

Stay tuned for images from the show, because I am planning on attending. I hope to see you there.

If planing this visit see the museum's web page for more info HERE

See also Facebook Page about Dalton's art.

Sep 1, 2011

Accepted Drawing For 2011 Juried Art Exhibition & Auction in Danbury, CT

As some of you know I have been a “Daily Draw 365” artist since the beginning of this year and in the process, I’ve been thinking about drawing techniques. One day I took my pen and, without lifting it, drew a picture with just one line. Then I colored it in with watercolor paint (which can be seen on my Facebook "Bronislava Art" page). And that is how I started my somewhat whimsical watercolor series “One Line Drawings”.

I saw an opportunity to submit my drawings for a group show of 50 artists. I received the e-mail that one of my drawings was accepted and I would like to share this news with all of you, my loyal followers.

 The show is from September 30 through October 14, 2011 at Danbury Fair – Center Court. On September 30th there will be an Artist Reception from 7pm until 9pm. If you live near by, come and join the crowd of artists. Hope to see you there.