Gallery Talk | Ramona Austin, Saturday, August 18

Join Us | Reception & Refreshments Saturday, August 18, Noon-4PM Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 18, 2PM, Our Becoming: Identity and Ethos in American Material Culture Guest Speaker: Ramona Austin, Curator for The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Old Dominion University. (Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking) "Unpacking meaning in America’s material culture over discrete historical periods can, in the aggregate, show us who we really are. Such investigation brings into high relief the narratives we make with words and the narratives we make with art and artifacts. For America that investigation involves three major streams; the Euro-American; the African American; and First Peoples. This discussion shows how these streams, in parallel and divergent expression, create the turbulent seas of American identity and ethos discovered in its material culture." —Ramona Austin Ramona Austin Ramona Austin has over three decades of professional experience in the arts and arts education. Currently Ms. Austin is Senior Curator for the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University, a major repository of self-taught art in the United States, as well as a consultant in the museum field. From 2001 to 2004, she was the Director of Hampton University [...]

2019-02-03T11:30:18-04:00August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Michaelian & Kohlberg Final Rug Liquidation Auction, July 12

The Michaelian & Kohlberg Final Rug Liquidation Auction Online* Auction: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10AM EST
 Exhibition: July 10-11, 11AM-4PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO HIDDEN OR CONFIDENTIAL RESERVES IN THIS AUCTION, ALL ACCEPTABLE BIDDING WILL COMMENCE AT THE ONLINE START PRICE. START PRICES FOR KILIMS AND FLATWEAVES HAVE BEEN CALCULATED AT APPROXIMATELY ONE DOLLAR PER SQUARE FOOT, AND PILE RUGS AT TWO DOLLARS PER SQUARE FOOT. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

2019-02-03T11:30:21-04:00June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Odes to the Beauty Surrounding Us | The Miniatures of Curtis Coyote

On Exhibition Now: The Miniatures of Curtis Coyote Reception & Refreshments | Saturday, May 12, Noon-3pm | Free, Open to the Public "I have always been struck by how we strive for a kind of visual perfection. We look for the straight line, the clean smooth surface, an organized and ordered world. But when I look at our surroundings, the outside world, a beautiful chaos reigns. A chipping, cracking, sagging, debris filled chaos is all around us. Here, in miniature, I try to recreate the largely overlooked world we live in every day. The beauty of a disordered scene, so familiar, but rarely celebrated...." Curtis Coyote With over 30 years as a scenic artist for theatre, film and television, Curtis Coyote worked in many media, creating fully realized scenes and stories, props and contraptions. Curtis worked on television shows like “Northern Exposure”, the remake of “The Fugitive”, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Design Invasion”. His Film Credits include “Invincible”, “The Hunted”, “Rocky Balboa” and “The Ring” to name a few. His passion for creation and the skills and talents he brought to his scenic career, have a wonderful outlet in his Miniature work exploring the beauty of a disordered scene.

2019-02-03T11:30:21-04:00April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|