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Issue #26: Winter Issue (8 February 2014)

Issue #26: Winter Issue

Paying homage to the 2014 Winter Olympics! Helen Klisser During, Westport Arts Center's Director of Visual Arts and former member of the New Zealand ski team climbs atop the "mountain" of snow in the parking lot. Photo by Peter Van Heerden.

We hope that you enjoy this Winter Issue of the ArtCafe Blog on your next snow day!

In spite of the weather, the Westport Arts Center has been busy as ever with our current exhibition, "On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion," featuring 34 color photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Lynsey Addario. We've hosted related programs featuring Lynsey Addario, Spencer Platt, Westport former First Selectman, Gordon Joseloff, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark.

Our WAC Gives Back program has been actively working with veterans at Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport as well as terminally-ill cancer patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. 

Please stop in the gallery to see "On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion" soon. This 4-week exhibition will come down on Sunday, February 23. And if you're and artist, don't forget to apply to SOLOS 2014 juried by Patricia Hickson, the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Best wishes this winter and happy reading!

Helen Klisser During
Director of Visual Arts
Westport Arts Center

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'70s Photorealism: Revived and Still Relevant
A review of 'Still Life: 1970s Photrealism' at Yale 
by Martha Schwendener, The New York Times

SLIDESHOW: 2013: The Year in Pictures
The New York Times

Classic Lensman, Using Full Palette: 'Capa in Color' at International Center of Photography
by Martha Schwendener, The New York Times

Xu Bing: Phoenix
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Opens March 1
Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister and currently Administrator of United Nations Development Programme and #3 at the U.N., stands with Westport Arts Center's Director of Visual Arts, Helen Klisser During, at ArtCafe.

VIDEO: The architect behind the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum
The National

Will Helen Clark be the first woman to run the U.N.?
by Jane Martinson, The Guardian

MoMA's Proposal for Sculpture Garden Pleases and Riles
by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times

Where N.S.A. Kept Watch in Cold War, Artist Now Find Refuge
by Melissa Eddy, The New York Times

Neil Jenney's "Girl and Vase" at Hall Art Foundation, Vermont. 

Art Reaches New Heights in Alps
by Rachel Donadio, The New York Times

VIDEO: Charlie Rose: Lynsey Addario

'Where Children Sleep': James Mollison's Poignant Photographs
by Maria Popova,

Wellesley College of Art Exhibit Has Some Students Creeped Out
by Steve Annear, Boston Magazine

Standing room only! Pultizer Prize-winning photojournalist, Lynsey Addario (right), stands will fellow Westporter and award-winning photojournalist, Spencer Platt, at "Behind the Scenes with Lynsey Addario" at the Westport Arts Center on January 25. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

6th India Art Fair Reports Strong Sales 
by Gayatri Rangachari Shah, The New York Times

VIDEO: Brightly Painted Stairway in Turkey Starts Revolution Against Drab Gray

Germany Divided: Baselitz and his generation
British Museum
through August 31

Kevin, a Veteran at Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport, CT attends the opening of "Nurturing Creativity," and exhibition currently on display in the Westport Arts Center Project Space. Kevin was one of many veterans who worked with graffiti artist, Jahmane, in partnership with Westport Arts Center's 'WAC Gives Back' program.

The Pioneers of Graffiti Art, Through the Eyes of KAWS
by Gay Gassmann, T Magazine

Doing 'Penance' at Art Basel in Miami
by Ann Binlot, The Daily Beast

Ways Forward: What's Next for the Dia Art Foundation?
by Andrew Russeth, Gallerist
Nathaniel Gibbons, Associate Fellow of Branford College at Yale University and Westport Fire Inspector, speaks about his photographs on display at the Westport Library. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

VIDEO: Humans of New York
by Brandon Stanton

VIDEO: A Vivid Message of Peace from Yayoi Kusama
by Kristen Boatright, Blouin ArtINFO

New App "Street Art NYC" Points New Yorkers to Graffiti Hot Spots
Keith Sonnier: Elysian Plain + Early Works. Through February 22 at Pace Gallery. Photo by Helen Klisser During.
by Alanna Martinez, Blouin ARTINFO

Jerry Saltz to MoMA's Trustees: Please, Reject This Awful Expansion Plan
by Jerry Saltz,

Writing Was on the Wall, and Some Still Remains
by Ken Johnson, The New York Times

Multiple Exposures, Looking Both Ways: Michael Snow's Photographs and Other Works in Philadelphia
by Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times

SLIDESHOW: Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away
Notecards created by participants of "Abstract Notes," an art exhibition at Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven. As part of WAC Give's Back, Nell Bernegger and the Westport Arts Center worked with terminally-ill cancer patients at Smilow, New Haven. Excerpts from "Abstract Notes" will be on display in Westport Arts Center's Project Space from March 1 - 23, 2014. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

34 Examples of Installation Art That Don't Suck
by Jesse Fernandez, Your Daily Media

Y.Z. Kami, Paintings
Gagosian, Madison Avenue
through February 22

Sol LeWitt: Prints
Pace Prints, 57th Street
through March 8
Outside of the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich. As part of WAC This Way: Behind-the-Scenes Art Tours, participants were guided on an informative tour of the Julian Schnabel exhibition.

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantasic Journey
Brooklyn Museum
through March 9

The Little Prince: A New York Story
Morgan Library
through April 27

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
though Mary 14
David Altmejd's "Juices" at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. On exhibit through March 8, 2014. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Moira Dryer Project
Eleven Rivington Gallery
through February 22

Tony Feher
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
through February 16

Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd
Lehmann Maupin
through February 22
New York Times and National Geographic photojournalist, Lynsey Addario, speaks to a full house about her work in "On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion." Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Isa Genzken: Retrospective
through March 10

David Altmejd: Juices
Andrea Rosen Gallery
through March 8

Bad Conscience: Organized by John Miller
Metro Pictures
through February 22

Emil Lukas
Sperone Westwater
through February 22
"Abstract Notes," currently on display at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Click on image for a video of the program.

Lois Dodd: Recent Paintings
Alexandre Gallery, NY
through March 1

David Musgrave
Luhring Augustine
through March 1

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Metropolitan Museum of Art
through April 6
Westport author, Suzanne Krauss (left) speaks at ArtCafe Happy Hour about her recent book, "To Vegas and Back," a personal memoir about her mother who gave up suburban life to become a Vegas showgirl.

"On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion" showcases 34 color photographs by Westport native and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Lynse Addario. On exhibit now through February 23, 2014. This exhibition is sponsored by Thomas Hofstetter & Daniel Baron of the Saugatuck Group. Media sponsor WestportNOW.

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