Monday, October 31, 2011

November Events

November is going to be a busy month with interesting and exiting events and happenings. Three events so far for November

ONE: A studio and Gallery Visit of Corrina Sephora Mensoff. Saturday Nov.5, 4 - 6 pm

TWO: Artshare, feedback and insight from artists and art professionals. Nov 8, 7pm

THREE: Book Discussion. We are discussing Joan Mitchell. Nov. 20, 3pm. I posted information about a book written by Patricia Albers "Joan Mitchell: Lady painter"

More details on our calendar


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lets get to know our Members - Temme Barkin-Leeds

Sparked by events like the Darfur genocide and atrocities, Temme Barkin-Leeds uses her art to give social comment on video games where violence are the key ingredient. She believes that if you make art you should change social and cultural believes. With a degree in Art History and Studio Art she has a strong foundation to create art that speaks to the viewer on an emotional level. 
Her latest series deals with the dominance of violence in video games, specifically the first-person shooter genre. She uses image clips from games like “Medal of Honor 2010” and “Call of Duty” as a canvas on which she throws and scrapes paint, sand and blood. She includes images from real war situations, usually injured people, to bring the consequences of violence to the foreground. 
In “Farther Than The Russians Did” she contradicts war veterans in wheel chairs with soldiers holding guns. The act where blood flows is left out but the ramifications are strongly suggested.

Temme Barkin-Leeds has been shown in art exhibitions nationwide and received several awards. She represented the state of Georgia as a member on the Millennium “Gift of the Nation” committee of the Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies in 1999. 
To see more art and read more about her philosophy please visit her website

Until next time,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lets get to know our Members - Mary Frances

Mary Frances is an artist and a poet. Her life in creativity took over after she left the corporate world. She studied under professors from Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University. Mary Frances uses a variety of materials in her work, pencil, ink, ebony, charcoal, watercolor and oil. Her work can be describe as soft, whimsical, and dreamy. Her work is explorations, reflections, and adventures in different artistic mediums and genres. Mary Frances has this great poem available on her website. It is called "Mature Art Student." I copied the poem here because it deals with everything the maturing woman faces everyday and it reminded me of the Martha Wilson Exhibition "I have become my own worst Fear." Please visit Mary Frances' Website for more information and artwork and contact details.

Mature Art Student

  Remembering beach-bright days,
short shorts, and roller skating,
I decide to paint 
my silhouette.
Quickly, I multiply mirrors,
strip, then look.
 What has happened to me?
I see where the latest 
forty pounds resides.
My ribcage has pillows!
 If I hang from the door frame,
will my waist return?
Yes, sides smooth as sand.
Silly girl, you can’t draw
with your hands overhead.
 And then there’s my butt—
depression descends.
My once round bottom
splits into two squares.
 Forget the mirrors.
I throw on a fat-man’s T-shirt.
 I’ll draw my feet instead.
                                      -Mary Frances-

Kind Regards

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Members' Exhibition Listings for October 2011

Artists: Flora Rosefsky, Simone Soltan, Alice Levinson
Show Title:"American Guild of Judaic Art- Southern Sates Membership Exhibit"
Location: The Rosenzweig Gallery, Judea Reform Congregation
Address: 1933 West Cornwallis Rd., Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919-489-7062
Opening/Closing Reception: Sept.18, 2011
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: none
Show Dates: September 2-November 30, 2011
Hours: M-TH: 9:00 am - 5:00pm; F ri: 9:00 am - 3:00pm

Artist: Dory Ingram
Artist Website:
Show Title: "From Nature"
Location: Goodyear Cottage, Jekyll Island Historic District
Address: Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Phone Number: 912-635-3920
Opening/Closing Reception: Opening Reception Sunday, October 2 from 1:00PM -3:00PM
Show Dates: October 1-31, 2011
Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00-4:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-4:00

Artist: Cecelia Kane
Artist Website:
Show Title: First Annual Alumni Arts Festival
Location: University of Vermont, Dudley H. Davis Student Center, Fourth Floor Gallery
Address:509 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 0540
Phone Number:(802) 656-4636
Show Dates: October 6-October 20, 2011
Hours: M - Th: 7 a.m. - Midnight, F: 7 a.m.- 1 a.m., Sat: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m., Sun: 10 a.m. - Midnight

Artist: Kate Lehman Landishaw
Show Title: "Places I Want To Be"
Location: Jonal Gallery
Address: 653 Locust St., Columbia, PA 17512
Phone Number: 717.681.9400
Opening Reception: Opening October 15th, 5 - 9 PM
Artist’s Talk: Nov 3rd, 7 PM
Show Dates: Oct 15th - Nov 13th
Hours: Sat 10 to 5; Sun Noon to 5, Fourth Fridays in Columbia - 5-9.

Artist: Jane Allen Nodine
Artist Website:
Show Title: Carolina's Got Art; Travelling Exhibition 2011
Location: Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta
Address: 100 George Ave, North Augusta, SC
Show Dates: September 1 – October 29, 2011

Show Title: Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Visual Voices
Location: Columbia River Gallery
Address: Troutdale, OR
Show Dates: September 22 – October 12, 2011

Show Title: American Women
Location: Elder Art Galley
Address: 1427 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Show Dates: October 7 – 31, 2011
Reception: October 7
Phone: 704-370-6337

Artist: Flora Rosefsky
Artist Website:

Show Title: RITUALS: Judaic Perceptions
Location: Hillels of Georgia at Emory University Gallery
Address: 735 Gatewood Road – Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: 404-963-2548
Show Dates: August 5-December 16,2011
Hours: Summer hours: Mon.-Thur. 9:30-6, Fri. – 9:30-4. Closed Sat./Sun.
Open for activities and special events. See calendar.

Show Title: Shelter & Sanctuary
Location: Hillels of Georgia at Emory University Gallery
Address: 735 Gatewood Road – Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: 404-963-2548
Show Dates: August 5-December 16,2011
Hours: Summer hours: Mon.-Thur. 9:30-6, Fri. – 9:30-4. Closed Sat./Sun.
Open for activities and special events. See calendar.

Artist: Rosemary Benavides Williams
Artist Website:
Show Title:Under The Influence
Location: Tannery Row Artist Colony
Address: 554 West Main Street, Bldg C, Buford, GA 30518
Phone Number: 770-904-0574
Opening/Closing Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 6:00 -9:00 pm.
Show Dates: From Saturday October 15, 2011 through Saturday, November 12, 2011
Hours: Noon to 5:00 PM from Tuesday through Saturday