April 27, 2007
Dr. Jeffrey Weiss, Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 4-27-07
Dr. Jeffrey Weiss is Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. He is the curator of the National Gallery of Art exhibition, Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965.
Dr. Weiss holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. Between 1986 and 1989, he was a doctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington. His book, The Popular Culture of Modern Art, was published by Yale University Press in 1994.
Dr. Weiss is also the editor and author of exhibition catalogues on Mark Rothko and Pablo Picasso. He has published articles and reviews on modern and post-war art in various periodicals and journals, including Burlington Magazine, Artforum and La Revue de l’Art. Recent essays have appeared in anthologies from Princeton University Press and the Getty Research Institute.
Dr. Weiss has served on various public art committees, including the General Services Administration in Washington. He currently holds the first Kirk Varnedoe Professorship at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. In preparation is the exhibition, Matisse: Painting and Drawing, 1935-1948.
Posted by David Lemberg at 07:37 AM
Ruth Weisberg, Artist, and Dean of the Roski School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California, 4-27-07
Ruth Weisberg is Dean of the Roski School of Fine Arts of the University of Southern California. Known for her work in painting, printmaking, drawing and large-scale installations, she has recently completed a major mural commission for the New York Jewish Federation. Recent honors include Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 2001; College Art Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 1999; and Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, 1995, 1994 and 1992.
Ms. Weisberg has exhibited actively, with over 70 solo and 160 group exhibitions. Her work is included in 60 major museum and university collections, including Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco; The Art Institute of Chicago; Bibliothèque Nationale de France; Istituto Nationale per la Grafica, Rome; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Ruth Weisberg Unfurled, on view May 8th – July 29th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, presents three decades of painting and printmaking by celebrated Los Angeles artist Ruth Weisberg. The retrospective features, in its first complete showing in 20 years, the 94-foot-long masterwork The Scroll. In this acclaimed mixed-media drawing, Weisberg synthesizes her experiences as an American Jewish woman with life-cycle events—birth, childhood, coming of age, marriage, adulthood, and death—all portrayed in conjunction with scriptural motifs, Jewish history, and rabbinic legend.
In addition to The Scroll, more than 30 paintings, drawings, and prints from throughout Weisberg's career will be on view. Together these highlight the artist's extraordinary depictions of her life story and its convergence with art history and Jewish memory. They also illuminate the parallels Weisberg draws between the contemporary and biblical worlds, her desire to memorialize those who perished during the Holocaust, and her fervent belief in renewal.
Posted by David Lemberg at 07:36 AM
April 13, 2007
Paul Scheele, Co-founder of Learning Strategies Corporation and Developer of PhotoReading, 4-13-07
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Posted by David Lemberg at 08:51 AM
Kat Wildish, Ballerina and Dance Educator, 4-13-07
Kat Wildish is a high-caliber dance instructor, currently teaching multi-level ballet and pointe technique for children and adults. Kat also trains teachers for the Dance Educators of America.
Kat is one of America ’s few ballerinas whose career has traced a path through the likes of Balanchine, Baryshnikov, and Nureyev, as well as Europe ’s most-revered choreographers, performers, and master teachers. Her performing credits include New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and numerous international companies. Kat is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Scholarship under which she attended the School of American Ballet .
Posted by David Lemberg at 08:49 AM
Danny SLAPJAZZ Barber, Master Body Percussionist, 4-13-07
Danny Barber performs “Body Percussion”, known traditionally as "Hambone". He has chosen to call his music "SLAPJAZZ" due to the advancement of his art form over the traditional forms. Danny has taken SLAPJAZZ to the mainstream performance level, gaining the respect and interest of all age categories.
Danny’s sounds are generated through a series of beats or slaps on the inner and outer thigh and upper chest cavity. The chest produces a bass thud effect, and the thighs produce a snare drum-like effect.
Beatboxing sounds are used from the mouth to enhance the overall effects, and live and recorded music are also used during performances.
Danny has performed at the SONY Company 25-year anniversary celebration; The New World Africans stage show; the First Annual San Felipe Jazz Festival; the "Just Ellington" Concert (Palm Springs, CA); and "Artist On the Cutting Edge" (La Jolla Museum of Contempory Art), featured with local jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos. These are a few of the many venues/events at which Danny has perfomed.
Posted by David Lemberg at 08:47 AM