AiR Studio Gallery
Creating & Curating Contemporary Art for the Community
Artists Talks at AiR
Sharing with the community what motivates and inspires artists to create.
Our next artist talk will be announced shortly
Sunday August 20th, Th United Theatre
Dan Welden - Artist Talk and private preview documentary screening
Tickets are $10 (fees support the United Theatre).
We are excited to partner with the United theatre for this event! Join us for an artist talk and a “Private Preview Screening” of the documentary film, “LASTING IMPRESSIONS”, an hour long intimate journey through the life & work of world-renowned painter/printmaker, innovator and teacher, Dan Welden. Told in chapters as art unfolds through the thoughts and observations of his friends & colleagues including Kiki Smith, Eric Fischl, Alice Aycock, Helen A. Harrison among others. This film conveys the essence of the artist and also explores inspirations and motivations that drive the act of creativity.
Filmed on location in Sag Harbor and The Catskills with support from Freudenberg Arts and Inspiration Plus Foundation the production revolves around the artist’s creativity and innovative thinking.
Friday August 11, 7pm, AiR Studio Gallery
Carol Scavotto - Human Kinship, Sensuality and Empathy in Art
Please RSVP as space is limited
Light refreshments served
An evening in conversation with Carol Scavotto where she talks about her creative process, and how human kinship, sensuality and empathy influence her work.
Carol is a visual and performing artist based in Rhode Island. Her decades-long artistic practice has included sculpture, painting, needlework, fine jewelry design, and performance pieces. Her work is both highly autobiographical and deeply relatable.
Carol's narrative paintings blend the traditional Asian art of silk painting with silk embroidery and gold leaf. These captivating artworks evolve around a strong contemporary female protagonist, occupying compelling and playful vignettes. Through a sensual female voice, the protagonist embraces her sexuality and sensuality, exuding confidence in her self-worth and societal value. Carol’s process begins with an initial drawing on paper, which is transferred onto silk. A carefully curated color palette is established through a staining process, infusing the scene with depth and dimension. As silk thread embroidery is meticulously added, the figures take on distinct shapes, evolving with individual character and personality. These delicate fine art pieces stimulate and entice, presenting an invitation for the viewer to celebrate the feminine without objectification.
Sunday May 21th, Th United Theatre
Shari Weschler - A daily journal practice to nurture your creativity
Join us for our first Artist Talk this summer with Shari Weschler (Sumo Bunni). Shari will talk about her studio practice, influences, and how her 365 daily drawing journal nurtures her creativity and helps process emotions. She'll bring several of her journals for us to see in the flesh! Here's a peek of what's in store.
Figurative and expressive, Shari Weschler ‘s autobiographical paintings are from her ongoing ‘Bunni’ series. Cynical and humorous story tellers of human circumstances and a complex psyche. Channeled through cute soft figures, they are fast, fierce, shape shifting intelligent creatures. They emerge into existence as intuitively and fearlessly, as the color palette she uses, and can disappear on a whim, wiped away and painted over, perhaps multiple times until what’s revealed feels raw but resolved. Breaking through the veils of paint, the viewer can catch a glimpse of a narrative, but can’t be sure exactly what is seen or why. What can be guaranteed is a visceral response.
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