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FED MODERN P AND S POSTER

SOUND & IMAGE
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors

FED MODERN P AND S POSTER

Dates: February 3 through February 24, 2018

Opening Reception February 3rd, 6-8 pm

Music in the Afternoon February 11th 4-6pm
Special guest: Andrew Bolotowsky, flutist with other fine musicians

Closing festivities on Saturday February 24, 4 – 6pm will include a performance by critically acclaimed singer and actor Molly Pope at 4pm
(see musical event description below)

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1-6pm

For more information contact Deborah Day: 212 754-6767
www.fedart.org

The Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors presents Sound and Image, an exhibition at the Westbeth Gallery on the theme of image and music.

SERVETAS Tuning Up

John Servetas, Tuning Up, 34’ x 30”, oil on canvas

In his On the Spiritual in Art, Kandinsky wrote: “Colour is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many strings.” Ever since Kandinsky likened paint to music, modernists have been thinking hard about the influential ways that visual art and music come together.

PERLIN Snow

Regina Perlin, Winter Snow Carroll Gardens, 22” x 28”, oil on canvas

This exhibition explores the sounds of paint, ink and other media through the works of a group that has been an ensemble for 78 years and whose artists have been and still are fascinated by the coming together of two art forms. Founding member Mark Rothko’s son Christopher writes about his father: “Music was central to my father’s world—to his own aesthetic sensibilities, certainly, but also to the structure and expressive modes he found as a painter. I think it’s fair to say he was a painter who aspired to be a musician.”

Interactive links to music are incorporated into the exhibition, as well as music events including an afternoon featuring Andrew Bolotowsky, flutist and son of Federation founder Ilya Bolotowsky, on February 11, 2018, 4-6pm in the gallery.

ARTISTS:

Anneli Arms
Sharon Ascher
Violet Baxter
Natalie Becker
Elizabeth Bisbing
Lynda Caspe
Nicholas Christopher
Marcia Clark
Tad Day
Edward Eichel
Robert Feinland
Geoffrey Gneuhs
Martin Goldblum
Kenneth Gore
Jerilyn Jurinek
Albert Kresch
Patricia Melvin
Valerie Mendelson
Otto Neals
Regina Perlin
Vincent Pinto
Jon Rettich
Larry Rushing
Elinore Schnurr
John Servetas
Jacqueline Sferra Rada
Jean François Rocheman
Philip Sherrod
Richard Sloat
Phillip Southern
MELVIN Gowanus

Patricia Melvin, View from the Third Street Bridge, Gowanus Canal, 9″x12″, oil on linen

MUSIC EVENTS
Two afternoons of music will be presented in conjunction with “Sound and Image”, an interactive visual art and music exhibition by the historic art organization the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, at the Westbeth Gallery.

“Music in the Afternoon”, Sunday, February 11, 4 – 6 pm will begin with Andrew Bolotowsky, a well-known and frequently recorded flautist who grew up in the New York City art world. Andrew Bolotowsky studied with Elaine Schaffer, William Kincaid, and Jean-Pierre Rampal. He has performed over 3,000 solo recitals and participated in countless chamber music and orchestral concerts. His father, leading early 20th-century abstract painter Ilya Bolotowsky, was a founding member of FOMPS, and has served as its president.
The afternoon will continue with local musicians Peter May and Dan Merrill, who will perform songs relating to the exhibition.

Closing festivities on Saturday February 24, 4 – 6pm will include a performance by critically acclaimed singer and actor Molly Pope at 4pm.
Hailed as “One of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” by the New York Times,
Ms Pope’s shows have played Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Cafe Carlyle and many other venues in the USA and Australia. She has been named a Time Out New York “Top Ten Cabaret Act of 2008” and 2012 and a Village Voice Best of NYC 2011 for “Best Singer to Turn Life Into A Cabaret.” Most recently she recorded her first album, “An Audience with Molly Pope”, live at Joe’s Pub. Her stage credits most recently include “Bulldozer” (Theater at St. Clement’s).

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE REVISED IMAGE TO USE

Beyond Black and White

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE REVISED IMAGE TO USE


Opening Reception:
January 6, 2017
Saturday 6PM – 8 PM

Organized by Li Trincere and Henry Brown

Beyond Black and White is an exhibition of black and white based abstraction that goes past the limits of these two colors. Some of the painters create variations in different blacks and whites, paint using the grey tones that come in between, or work with pattern. Others set additional color against black and white as a counterpoint in their palette. A number of the artists incorporate black and white as a physical component in their artwork. They go beyond black and white color, for example, using pigment as a concrete material or working with black and white printed text. “Beyond Black and White” provides an opportunity to examine this important niche with in contemporary abstraction. The exhibit includes 38 artists, both Westbeth and non-Westbeth.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

René Pierre Allain
Lisa Beck
Sharon Brant
Michael Brennan
Henry Brown
Jacob Cartwright
Vincent Como
Mark Dagley
Laura Duerwald
Cris Gianakos
Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Daniel Hill
Gilbert Hsiao
Heather Hutchinson
James Hyde
Debra Jenks
Melissa Kretschmer
Robert Ludwig
Stephen Maine
Tom Martinelli
Gelah Penn
David Rhodes
Ivo Ringe
Michael Rouillard
Cordy Ryman
Steven Salzman
Karen Schifano
Michael Scott
David Seccombe
Li Trincere
Kim Uchiyama
Ken Wade
Dan Walsh
Mark Williams
Joan Witek
Douglas Witmer
Jean Wolff
Patricia Zarate

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Beyond Black and White is an artist organized exhibition by Li Trincere (Westbeth) and Henry Brown. Li Trincere and Henry Brown were co-curators for “Territory” in June 2016 at Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY, in the Hamptons section of Long Island. “Territory” was reviewed in ArtNews, East Hampton Star, Hamptons magazine, Hamptons Art Hub, and Hamptons.com.

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 1 – 6 PM
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014

DIRECTIONS

Westbeth Gallery is located at 55 Bethune St, between Washington St & West St, in the West Village. The entrance to the 2900 square foot ground floor gallery is located mid-block. Subway: A, C, E, or L to 14th St / 8th Ave. Westbeth Gallery is also 4 blocks from the Whitney Museum and High Line exit, both on Ganesvoort St. From Ganesvoort St, walk 4 blocks south on Washington St. Turn right on Bethune St.

ABOUT WESTBETH GALLERY
The Westbeth Gallery is a nonprofit gallery operating on the first floor of the Westbeth Artists’ Housing complex. It exhibits work of resident artists and independently curated exhibitions. www.westbeth.org, email: westbethgallery@gmail.com

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen Black & White Abstract - In Free-Hand Cut 2-ply museum board 19" x 23" plexi box 2015

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Black & White Abstract – In Free-Hand Cut 2-ply museum board
19″ x 23″ plexi box
2015

David Seccombe Elevation in Black, Grey, & Red 24" x 36" acrylic on panel 2017

David Seccombe
Elevation in Black, Grey, & Red
24″ x 36″
acrylic on panel
2017

NANCY GABOR WORKSHOP

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO PLAY
Free Acting Seminar for Seniors

NANCY GABOR WORKSHOP

THURSDAYS
January 18 – May 24, 2018
11:00AM – 2:00PM

STORY TELLING IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
NANCY GABOR Director, teacher and Westbeth resident, leads a continuous group with direction on using voice and body to perform your story.

Nancy Gabor
International Theater Director and Acting Teacher.
Some credits:
Acting Teacher at Princeton, Purchase, NYU,

Master Teacher at Amsterdam Theater Conservatory -25 Years

Longtime Collaborator with Joseph Chaikin,
beginning as an actor in ‘The Serpent,’
to directing him in ‘The War In Heaven.’

Director of over 75 productions.

No Experience is necessary,

Lessons are sponsored by Westbeth Artists Residents Council with a grant from NYC Councilperson Corey Johnson.

Balance & Strength Training

Balance and Strength Training Class
EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 2018

Balance & Strength Training

Mondays from 2PM – 3PM

FREE
Westbeth Community Room

Jennifer Gibson is certified through the reputable Integral Yoga Institute of New York City, which has served the West Village community and surrounding areas for over 50 years.

Jennifer has been a Yoga Instructor for the past 12 years, specializing in yoga for seniors since 2011.
She is thrilled to share the tools of yoga with seniors for balance and building strength. In Jennifer’s current work with seniors, what began as one class quickly grew into three different classes per week, each packed with 20-30 students. Participants range between the ages of early 60s to early 90s and have a wide variety of ability.

Jennifer is passionate about making the practice of yoga accessible to everyone. She loves how appreciative seniors are to learn yoga and how much they look forward to every class, and she is excited to bring the benefits of yoga to the Westbeth community.

FELDENKRAIS 2017

Feldenkrais Class

FELDENKRAIS 2017

$5.00 per class

Contact: Sandra Kingsbury westbethevents
@gmail.com

Sponsored by Westbeth Beautfication Committee

Doron Tadmor is a Feldenkrais Guild certified teacher

Class lasts 1 hour

The Feldenkrais Method consists of verbally directed movement sequences presented primarily to groups. A lesson generally lasts from thirty to sixty minutes. Each lesson is usually organized around a particular function.

Feldenkrais’Awareness Through Movement lessons, people engage in precisely structured movement explorations that involve thinking, sensing, moving, and imagining. Many are based on developmental movements and ordinary functional activities. Some are based on more abstract explorations of joint, muscle, and postural relationships. The lessons consist of comfortable, easy movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity.

Feldenkrais’ lessons attempt to make one aware of his/her habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and to expand options for new ways of moving while increasing sensitivity and improving efficiency. There are hundreds of Awareness Through Movement lessons contained in the Feldenkrais Method that vary, for all levels of movement ability, from simple in structure and physical demand, to more difficult lessons.

A major goal of the Feldenkrais Method is to learn how one’s most basic functions are organized and improve. By experiencing the details of how one performs any action, the student has the opportunity to learn how to:

attend to his/her whole self
eliminate unnecessary energy expenditure
mobilize his/her intentions into actions
learn and improve

EVE ZANNI Sing Time Eve Zanni

SING TIME SESSIONS
with Eve Zanni

EVE ZANNI Sing Time Eve Zanni

Sing Time Sessions with live piano accompaniment, vocal warm-ups, rhythmic body movement, ear training and improvisation. No Experience Necessary!

Eve Zanni, jazz artist and Somatic Voice teacher, has taught voice for over 2 decades, directed choirs for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and teaches Circle improvisation.

Lessons are sponsored by Westbeth Artists Residents Council

DOLLY UNITHAN LOBBY SHOW FINAL FINAL

Dolly Unithan
Tribute to East and West

DOLLY UNITHAN LOBBY SHOW FINAL FINAL

An installation of “The Doves” which celebrates the collaboration of artistic volunteers at Westbeth Artists Housing in NYC, and creative volunteers at Petronas Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Installation at Westbeth Hall Gallery:

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