The Talk of New York – Your Last Chance!

This is your last chance to join our lecture and trip series for the fall – 2+2: The Talk of New York.

Our first trip to the Met and the Whitney were fantastic. Next week we’ll be taking our final trip of the fall and heading into Chelsea to visit some wonderful galleries and soak up as much contemporary art as we possibly can. Would you like to join us? Hurry! there are only a few spaces left on the bus.

We’ll be taken into New York via luxury motorcoach where we’ll be expertly guided through many of Chelsea’s finest contemporary art galleries by the Joseloff Gallery’s own Zina Davis. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll visit the Museum of Modern Art to see the fabulous Brice Marden Exhibition. Click on the link on the right to download a printable registration form, or for more information, please send an email. We hope you’ll be able to join us on this fantastic trip!


Susan Stamberg Agrees!

NPR’s Susan Stamberg recently had a piece on Morning Edition about the Vollard exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The same exhibition we visited a few short weeks ago! You can read a transcript or listen to the story by clicking here. You can also download a free copy from iTunes in the podcast section where the story was “NPR’s Story of the Day” for October 17.

Met curators are interviewed and Vollard stories are shared. The story is less than seven minutes long and well worth listening to if you want to replay the trip in your mind, or if you haven’t seen it yet, to get a glimpse of what the show is all about. Very interesting!

Faculty Show Closing Soon

Have you been to visit the Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition yet? If not, you had better hurry, the show closes this weekend. Five more days to see the best of what our phenomenal faculty has to offer. Stop by today and see some amazing artwork. We’re open through Friday from 11-4 and Saturday and Sunday from noon-4.

The gallery will be closed for the next three weeks while we take down the Faculty show, prepare to host National Portfolio Day on November 4th, and then collect artwork for the Alumni Show.

Check your mailboxes for the Alumni Small Works Show opening reception announcement. They will be mailed this week, the reception will be on Friday November 17th from 6-8pm.

The Art You Leave Behind

In addition to having artwork on our walls, we also have a bit of artwork in our guest book. Some people prefer to leave us their names, some like to give their opinions on the show, and some people are just inspired to draw.

Next time you visit the gallery, be sure to sign, (or draw in), our guest book and look through the pages for some of the mini masterpieces like these.

Exhibition Schedule

Have you been wondering what shows are coming up next at the gallery? Well here you are, our remaining shows for the 2006-2007 school year. Please remember that the dates are subject to change and you may want to call the gallery or visit our website to confirm dates and times before heading out.

November 17, 2006 – January 14, 2007
(the gallery will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s)
The Hartford Art School Alumni Small Works Exhibition
Opening reception: Friday, November 17th, 6-8pm

February 14, 2007 – March 18, 2007
The Annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition
Opening reception and awards presentation: Wednesday February 14th, 4:30-6:30pm

April 11, 2007 – May 27, 2007
A New Pattern and Decoration
A group show including painting, works on paper, and installation
Opening reception: Wednesday April 11th, 5-7pm

Hartford Art School Alumni Small Works Exhibition

Have you heard the news? Next month, the Joseloff Gallery will be showing the Hartford Art School Alumni Small Works Exhibition.

Open to all alumni of the art school, this exhibition will feature small works, (18″ x 18″ or smaller), and will highlight the work of a few, selected alumni artists. Mark Dion, Annette Lawrence, Annette Lemieux, Hester Stinnet and Peter Waite will all be special guests at the show.

If you are an alumni of the art school, or you know an alumni, we encourage you to spread the word about the show. This is not a juried show, but there is a $25 entry fee. One work per alumni may be entered in any medium that does not need to be projected, or shown on a screen. Artwork may be shipped to the gallery or dropped off in person between November 6 and November 10 from 11am-7pm.

The exhibition will run from Friday, November 17, 2006 through Sunday, January 14, 2007, with an opening reception on November 17 from 6-8pm.

If you would like to enter a piece into the show, please click on the link to the right under the “Entry Forms” heading for the Alumni Small Works Show entry form. If you have any questions or would like more information, please send us an email or call the gallery directly at (860) 768-4090.

2+2: The Talk of New York – Trip 1

What a day! Last week the gallery took a group of enthusiastic art-lovers on a trip to New York as part of the lecture/trip series titled 2+2: The Talk of New York. The weather was perfect, the shows were phenomenal and the group was great!

We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the show, Cezanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant Garde. What a stunning collection of important works of art, and an interesting lesson on how art dealers influence the market for art and truly make an artist’s career. Vollard was a force in the art world and his incredible influence can be seen in this exhibition.

We also visited the Whitney Museum of American Art for the opening day of their show, Picasso and American Art. A visual overload of mostly large-scale works by Picasso and some of the American artists whose work he influenced. The comparions to Picasso’s work are at times obvious, and other times subtle and quite interesting.

Did you miss out on our first lecture and trip? Don’t worry – there’s another one coming soon! Wednesday, November 1st we will host our second lecture in the gallery focusing on contemporary art. The following week on Thursday, November 9th we will have our second bus trip to New York to visit the Modern Museum of Art. There are still open seats for both the lecture and the trip.

The gallery lectures are free, the bus trips are $100 each, which includes transportation and museum admission. For more information, visit our website, or send us an email with your questions.