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Join us on the second Thursday of every month for an evening of art and a conversation in the galleries. Complimentary light refreshments will be served from 5:30-6 p.m. followed by a program from 6-7 p.m. Free with general admission.


Jan. 8
Film: Finding Vivian Maier (84 min.)

Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Feb. 12
Imitating Imitation: Money, Mystery and Mastery with Trompe l’oeil Artist Michael Theise
Join contemporary trompe l’oeil artist Michael Theise as he discusses working in a genre where you always “have to be at the top of your game.” Theise takes his inspiration from painters that came before him including Otis Kaye, as well as lesser known 19th-century pioneers Haberle and Peto. Theise sometimes chooses contemporary props, many of which reference these earlier artists.

Mar. 12
Opening Reception for New Media: Catherine Ross
Artist Talk Laughing Track
Catherine Ross's video works frame instances that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. In her Laugh Track, 2013, she recontextualizes film clips of both men and women laughing. The result is a mini overture in which laughter reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities.

Ross's video works have been presented in exhibitions and festivals internationally. Ross attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002, the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003 and received a 2005-06 residency from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Ross was awarded "Best International Short Award" at the 2006 Darklight Festival (Dublin, IRELAND). She received her BA in studio art from Dartmouth College in 1994. Catherine Ross lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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