Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Arts Beat Columnist

Rachel Beckman, formerly from the Washington City Paper will be taking over the Arts Beat column at the WaPo.

Rachel follows in the footsteps of Jessica Dawson, who also used to write for the CP before she replaced Ferdinand Protzman a few years ago, when Ferd suddenly quit writing the "Galleries" column for the WaPo.

Congrats to Beckman, and we all hope that Rachel will return the Arts Beat column to what it used to be: a column that augmented the fine arts coverage of the WaPo's Style section, rather than the all-inclusive general column that it became in recent years.

Caucus Report

Authentic Art has a good report and loads of photos from the recent Women's Caucus for Art Annual Networking Day.

Read the report and see the pics here.

Bisese at Neptune

Gallery Neptune will showcase “A Perfect Garage,” new paintings by Ed Bisese from May 4 through May 27 with an artist’s reception May 12, 2006 6-9 PM.

According to the gallery: "In this new body of work, we are introduced to an assortment of men, most who moving and some that are standing in personal landscapes that serve to enhance their exaggerated traits. Through form, color, facial expression, body language and props, Ed invites us to study the dilemma of each of these characters, caught in a synthesis of psychological and societal impositions."

Art from the Gulf

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, in Silver Spring, MD, is presenting “Art from the Gulf: Reflections on Katrina,” an exhibit of over 25 artists from the Gulf Coast region whose work explores the impact of Hurricane Katrina and considers its relation to the threat of global warming.

Curated by Steve Prince, a native of New Orleans, “Art from the Gulf” is on view from May 9th until June 16, 2006. The opening reception is on Tuesday, May 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Spaulding at G Fine Art

Trawick Prize finalist Jeff Spaulding will have his second one-person show at G Fine Art, and the show is entitled Mine and will open on Saturday May 6 and continue through June 17, 2006. There will be an opening reception for the artist Saturday May 6 from 6:30-8:30pm.

On the road today...

I'm off for the day to Widener University. More when I get back later tonight.

Here's their art gallery.