Month: April 2014

REFLECTIONS: TAKE THE TIME TO PAUSE

April 30, 2014 Hey all….April is gone and a new month is around the corner. Just a short reminder that we may lead busy lives, but we all need to take a time to pause. Some of you have seen some scant posts for this month of April. I need to take a moment to breathe, to get away a bit. Which is what we all need to do! We live in a society of work, work, and even more work. The number one problem with that is stress. I don’t care what kind of job you have and this goes for artists, and those in the creative world, stress is something we deal with day in and day out. You lose focus and your health goes into meltdown. I used to get stressed out over the small, stupidest of stuff, but over the years that has slowly changed. Give yourself the time to take a break, you know spending time with loves one, travel or just do nothing. Take the time to pause, rejuvenate, …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: PULSE NEW YORK & MoMA LEARNING

April 29, 2014 Good Afternoon! Last day of April 2014 and got some new stuff to share with you in the world of art….   PULSE NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR May 8-11 THE METROPOLITAN PAVILION 125 WEST 18TH STREET NEW YORK CITY From the website: Since 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has nurtured galleries and created an international community for them to grow within the contemporary art market. PULSE combines thoughtfully curated exhibitions with an evolving series of programming, which reflects the fair’s commitment to making the visitor experience a dynamic one. Under the leadership of Helen Toomer, newly appointed director, PULSE New York 2014 will present a revitalized platform for the discovery of contemporary art and will continue to demonstrate the fair’s commitment to the exchange of ideas from pioneering and seasoned artists. For more information on tickets, exhibitors and other good things go to pulse-art.com.   MoMA COURSES ONLINE Get your learning cap on with, cause MoMA is offering online courses this summer. Sign up before MAY 31 and get 30% off all instructor-Led Online Courses. …

AT THE MUSEUM: DENVER ART MUSEUM

April 26, 2014 Morning…..the weekend is here at last! Let’s head over to Denver, Colorado to see what’s going on at the Denver Art Museum. This museum was founded in 1893 as the Denver Artists’ Club, it had temporary homes from a public library to a downtown mansion, but in 1949, the gallery opened at 14th Avenue Parkway. Since then Denver Art Museum has collected more than 70,000 works of art, becoming one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast. Current Exhibitions: MODERN MASTERS: 20TH CENTURY ICONS FROM THE ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY  on view through Sunday, June 8, 2014 REBRANDED: POLISH FILM POSTERS FOR AMERICAN WESTERN on view through Sunday, June 1, 2014 SEEN IN PASSING: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHUCK FORSMAN on view through Sunday, May 25, 2014 DRAWN TO ACTION: POSTERS FROM THE AIGA DESIGN ARCHIVES on view through Sunday, January 18, 2015 NICK CAVE: SECOND SKIN on view through Sunday, April 27, 2014 I’m calling this Museum Stuff, this is where museums have bucket loads of activities and programs for …

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: DOWNTOWN FAIR & MAKING IT

April 23, 2014 Good Morning! After a nice relaxing week and a half, Art Scene Newsletter has returned with two exciting news:   INAUGURAL DOWNTOWN FAIR HAS COME TO NEW YORK A new art fair is making it’s début in New York City. Downtown Fair, a new modern and contemporary art fair produced by Art Miami, is marking its inaugural debut next month on May 8-11, 2014 during Frieze Week. There is an invitation only High-Tea VIP Preview from 2 – 5pm, Thursday, May 8. This is the First View for invited VIP collectors and accredited members of the Press, and welcomes collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and international visitors through Sunday, May 11. Downtown has chosen fifty international galleries such as Accola Griefen Gallery in New York, Arcature Fine Art in Palm Beach, Flowers in London, Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto to Galerie von Braunbehrens in Munich. Works from 600 artists from 35 countries will also be on display. The Downtown Fair will complement the Frieze Art Fair, offering all Frieze VIP cardholders complimentary admittance …

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: RICHELLE MURRY

April 17, 2014 Hello, hello! As promised I’m back from my Spring Break. I wanted to post this last week, but I quickly changed it. Well I can’t keep you in suspense any longer. Richelle Murry, the lady behind Esquisses, is April’s spotlight artist. My reason to do this? Well, I wanted to show that I’m a jack of all trades. I’m pretty much a self-taught artist. I didn’t even think I had it in me to sketch or paint. Once I took an art class in my senior year at George Washington Carver High School, I knew this is what I wanted to do, but life took a different path. I doodled over the years, keeping my skills in check, but it wasn’t enough. Now, I got my creativity back! I honestly can’t say what my style is, but I love to try new techniques to bring my work to life. I’ve delved into pencils, colored pencils, pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors……what I would love to tackle next? Digital. I did a few, but in …

ESQUISSES ON SPRING BREAK

April 5, 2014 Morning everybody! Just wanted to give you this announcement:   ESQUISSES ON SPRING BREAK APRIL 7 – 16, 2014 UPCOMING ART SCENE NEWSLETTERS WILL BE POSTED ON ESQUISSES’ TWITTER PAGE THERE WILL BE A SPOTLIGHT POST ON THURSDAY APRIL 17. So be sure to follow Esquisses on Twitter for updates. I’ll be back on April 16! Have beautiful, blessed weekend!

AT THE MUSEUM: MOCA – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES

April 4, 2013 HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY! Let’s head to LA so we can see what’s going on at the MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The museum was established in 1979. I’m guessing Founder Douglas S. Cramer envisioned a place that would be totally devoted exclusively for contemporary art and he has achieved that goal. There are many activities and exhibitions featured at MOCA and here’s what they have going on….. JACOB HASIMOTO’S GAS GIANT / March 1, 2014 – June 8, 2014 SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION / February 2, 2014 – ongoing And then you have this current exhibition:   Future Exhibitions coming to MOCA: CINEMA VEZZOLI / April 27, 2014 – August 11, 2014 MAGDALENA FERNANDEZ / September 21, 2014 – February 2, 2015  (information may be subject to change) MOCA has many other activities such as Art Talks & Lectures, Tours, Sunday Studio, Teen Programs, etc, etc. They also have a permanent collection as well. Some videos from MOCAtv! For more information about museum hours, exhibitions, and other activities …