Archive for July, 2011


New Works by Amelia Schroeder at The Purple Moon

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

ameilia1For as long as she can remember, Amelia Schroeder was either making art or playing outside for hours upon hours. Looking back now, it seems inevitable that her two loves would collide. Schroeder brings the product of that collision to Charleston in a new show opening at The Purple Moon on Thursday, July 21st.

Raised on a family farm in southeast Ohio, Amelia Schroeder grew with knowledge of life and death and the ways of nature woven into her. Having traveled the far reaches of the states, climbed mountains, kayaked open waters and seen the majestic sights, she is still moved by the small details, everyday things, the often overlooked.

“Nature is the best piece of art I have ever seen,” says Schroeder, “From grapevines and bubbles to rain and microscopic tissues, I am influenced and inspired by the patterns, luminosity, colors and shadows of our planet. Seeing the abuse such beauty is enduring makes me yearn to instill people with the same awe and respect I hold for nature.”

Schroeder believes as keepers of the earth, we humans have done a lousy job of playing caretaker to its natural cycles. This large misuse of our environment and a much smaller (but growing) attempt at recovery is what her paintings represent. Ellipses, both organic and cellular, show the essence of life and nature at its most basic level. All of nature is a self-rejuvenating circle with a natural ebb and flow-or should be.ameilia2

Amelia Schroeder is a Marietta College graduate with a BA in Studio Art and has attended workshops including the New York Studio School. In spite of frequent moves, she has participated in national and international competitions and has continued to show work in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

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Stefani Andrews & Joanne Crawford at Studio 1031

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

1031-newStudio 1031 will be featuring the sculpture, painting, and jewelry of Stefani Andrews during the July Artwalk.  Joanne Crawford will be working on her new series of vibrant watercolors during the event. The artists will all be in studio for the July Artwalk.

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Neon New Jersey Nights Shine at White Oak Photography

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

NJ Neon (1 of 1)White Oak Photography will be showing a collection of new photographs – Neon New Jersey Nights for the July ArtWalk.

White Oak Photography is located at 107 Hale Street Suite 100.

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He REALLY Gone Works by Dane Klingaman @ Stray Dog Antiques

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

straydogssm‘He REALLY Gone. Works by Dane Klingaman’ is the latest show to grace the stage of Stray Dog Antiques. Dane’s friends at Stray Dog are going to try a fresh, social and interactive approach to this July’s ArtWalk. We are literally going bring the art to the streets! By this we mean that Dane’s colorful and fun collage paintings will fill the 219 area of Hale Street, and employees will be outside taking bids/offers on the paintings. We want to see this great art find great homes, so they will be priced to sell!

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Art Emporium to Feature Thorney Lieberman

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

WTC_and_NJ_PierThe Art Emporium will feature Thorney Lieberman : Early Work World Trade Center 1971 : Diners 1973 for the July ArtWalk.

This exhibit showcases Thorney Lieberman’s early work, photographs from the 1970’s:  The World Trade Center was photographed in 1971, clearly before construction was finished, and the portfolio Diners are photographs made in 1973. Most of the diners are in the New York metropolitan area, with the exception of Mickey’s Diner which
was in St. Paul, Minnesota.

These are all silver prints made in a wet darkroom, many of which are vintage prints made at the time in ’71 and ’73.

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Works by Paul Corbit Brown at Romano & Assoc. – July ArtWalk

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

romonoPaul Corbit Brown

I was born and raised in the coal fields of West Virginia. I am the first male in my family to not be a coal miner. I have often been in harm’s way while photographing and I have been unjustly arrested in Rwanda and the United States. This year I was chosen by Frontline Human Rights Defenders as one of their top one hundred human rights defenders in the world.

I have photographed humanitarian issues throughout the United States, Mexico, Kenya, Jamaica, Russia, Israel, Laos, Thailand, Rwanda, Indonesia, Haiti and Northern Iraq. I’ve had significant gallery exhibitions in Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Columbus OH, Minneapolis MN and West Virginia.

I am committed to two long-term projects: stopping the devastation of Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia and documenting the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide. I began publicly speaking out against MTR in 1997 and photographing the issue deeply in 2003. In 2005, I made the first of five trips to Rwanda to document the long-range effects of the 1994 genocide. My photographs are clear-eyed
reflections of difficult situations. The images convey human trauma, violence, joy and hope, as well as the resiliency of people struggling to overcome the past and forge a new future.

My projects serve as a remembrance, so time and history don’t diminish the true depth of the horrific injustices, and as a call to action for positive transformation. The work inspires people to ask, “What can I do to change this?”

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