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  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 5:51 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1stACT Silicon Valley, , philanthropy, san jose mercury news   

    Time to Talk. Then, time to Act. 


  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 7:45 pm on March 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Castillo’s “Bloodlines” Wraps Message Round SoFA 

    Check out a very cool public art project by SoCal-based artist, Castillo. Details here from Sal Pizarro’s recent column.

    a site-specific installation presented by MACLA. On view at Parque de los Pobladores, SoFA district, downtown San Jose

    • castillofineart 4:47 am on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Maureen for posting this! I worked really hard on the piece and very much appreciate you mentioning it!

      Blessings to you!

      Jane Castillo

      • maureencj 4:38 pm on April 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Our absolute pleasure, Jane. It’s a fantastic piece. Congrats!

  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 6:48 pm on March 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    So, a 56-foot rabbit pulls up the Sacramento airport… 

    Lawrence Argent’s Red Rabbit

    Story from SquareCylinder.com


  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 8:44 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Talking Print at Talking Art 

    Join us for an enlightening, informative and entertaining discussion with renowned printmaker Joseph Goldyne on Thursday, March 11,  from 7-9pm in the gallery. In conjunction with the ICA’s 16th Annual Monotype Marathon exhibition and auction. Mr. Goldyne will be here to engage in a dialogue about the importance, the value, the complicated nature, and the beauty of monotypes and other works on paper.

    Admission to Talking Art – our monthly discussion series with artists in the community – is FREE for ICA members; $5 Non-mmebers; and $2 Students.

    We hope to see you in the gallery!

    • Tsquare 9:44 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do 🙂

      • maureencj 10:58 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey, thanks! Somebody IS out there!

    • limewire 4:04 am on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      lmao cool story dude.

  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 7:34 pm on March 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Notes from the field: Fine Art Dealers Association 15th Annual LA Art Show, Jan 20-24, 2010 

    This post has been contributed by ICA Board Member and good friend, Kathy Rosner Galitz.  Thank you Kathy and keep these reports from the field a comin’!

    There is much wonderful art in the world, especially in my hometown of Los Angeles.  Hence it is very convenient to find a lot of it in one place with some nice surprises from other parts of the US, as well as Europe, Asia, India and South America.  With over 100 exhibitors, it was hard to absorb it all in the single day that I had there.

    Although a number of the exhibitors sold works from the early 1900s or well established artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, and Sam Francis, most of the wall space was devoted to contemporary working artists many of which were new names, at least to me.

    Among my favorites was Stephanie Wilde, a painter and printmaker (Stewart Gallery – Boise, ID) who weaves social commentary into her complex, symbolic networks of figures and symbols that bring to mind Escher and Hieronymous Bosch as well as history classes covering the Middle Ages.

    I also enjoyed Paul Villinski’s compositions of colored butterflies mounted to the wall (Morgan Lehman, NY), and Ted Swiet’s “Chandelier” which was a light fixture that looked like an exploding Haliburton briefcase (Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica).  Peter Romberg’s acrylic images of stylized children with various prostheses were thought provoking (Bert Green Fine Art, LA) as were compositions of images and found objects by Cuban artist Carlos Estevez (Couturier Gallery, LA).  Volakis Gallery (Yountville, CA) showed an excellent set of photographs by Misha Gordon and Brian Oglesbee.

    Our good friends from the Bryant Street Gallery were also there featuring works by Aondrea Maynard and Jeanne Vadeboncoer, who kindly donated work to our fall auction last year.  Karen Imperial says “hi”.   I will never look at a 6-pack holder again the same way after viewing Jane Wolverton’s wall hangings (Sculpturesite Gallery, SF).

    However some of the more impressive work was from foreign galleries, notably the work of Jean Francois Rauzier (Waterhouse Fine Art, UK).  His large photomontage pieces of libraries, architectural features and landscapes often using human models were captivating to all who saw them.  Lausberg Contemporary (Toronto, ON  & Dusseldorf) featured an engaging collection of evening gowns of wire mesh by Sophie DeFrancesca, spectacular photography by David Burdeny and furry animals made from thin shards of glass by Marta Knowska.  The Rebecca Hossack Gallery (UK) featured intriguing symbolic watercolors by Balint Zsako, cheerful oils of children by David Bromley and crocheted platters of food that looked good enough to eat by Kate Jenkins.  There was also a curated (Karin Adrian von Roques) exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern Art (Sundaram Tagore Gallery, LA) featuring artists from Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Qatar, of which my favorites were the intense “Farmer” oils of Georges Ibrahim.

    In short, it was an excellent selection of fine work.  My only regret was that I missed the Nick Cave Soundsuit Invasion performance art which opened the show.

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