Archive for September 4, 2007

Ron Haviv: “The Children of Darfur” Exhibition opens in Beacon, NY

Beginning this Saturday, September 8th, Fovea Exhibitions/Beacon Gallery will host an exhibition of photographer Ron Haviv‘s important work “The Children of Darfur.”

From the press release:
War photojournalist Ron Haviv’s images stand as important witness to the suffering of the children caught in the conflict in Darfur.

Saturday, September 8, 4pm-8pm
143 Main Street, Beacon, New York

EXHIBIT DATES: September 8 to October 7
The gallery is open Friday, Saturday & Sundays 11am-6pm

For directions to Beacon, click here.

Ron is a member of Agency VII; their next Seminar is planned for November 3 & 4 at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Ron’s bio from the VII website:

Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War.

A co-founder of VII, whose work is published by top magazines worldwide, including: Fortune, The NY Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match and Stern. He has published two critically acclaimed collections of his photography — Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul – and has contributed his wide-ranging body of work to several other books.

With a special focus on exposing human rights violations, he has covered conflict and humanitarian crises in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans. Most recently, he has documented wars in Darfur and the DR Congo.

His often-searing photographs have earned Haviv some of the highest accolades in photography, including awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and the Leica Medal of Excellence. He regularly lectures at universities and seminars, and numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including the United Nations, The Louvre and The Council on Foreign Relations.

Haviv has been the central character in three films. National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. The Serbian-made documentary Vivisect explores Serbian reaction to the Blood and Honey exhibit. Eyes of the World, which has featured in film festival worldwide, examines Haviv as a witness to war. In addition, Haviv has spoken about his work on The Charlie Rose Show, NPR, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, MSNBC and The Best Damn Sports Show Ever.

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“Affect/Effect: Adventures in Image, Light and Glass” Artists’ Discussion September 9th

Visual artist Rebecca Cummins has been exploring integrating the medium of glass into her photography, video and installation pieces since relocating from Sydney, Australia to Seattle, Washington. This collaborative exhibition is the culmination of her recent artist residency at Pilchuck Glass School. A panel discussion will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on September 9th. From the press release:

The Museum of Northwest Art presents an Artists’ Discussion by three of the 2006 Pilchuck Glass School Hauberg Fellows, facilitated by Ruth King, Artistic Director, Pilchuck Glass School. Artists Robert Campbell, Rebecca Cummins and Mark Zirpel will share images of their work, followed by a discussion of the group’s collaboration and unique approaches to glass as a medium.

Coming to glass from backgrounds in video, printmaking, photography and sculpture, the artists do not use glass simply to create beautiful objects. They are interested in its optical properties such as how it can distort or invert an image, how it can be combined with other technologies to transform an image, or be used to include the viewer or the surroundings in the image.

The three artists are part of a collaborative group (which also includes artists Brian Bolden, Ben Wright and Jim Butler) that began working together at Pilchuck Glass School in May 2006 as recipients of the annual Pilchuck Glass School Hauberg Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to a group of artists, not necessarily glass artists, who want to work collaboratively, exploring and extending the use of glass in their work.

Affect/Effect: Adventures in Image, Light and Glass, an exhibition of work by all six of the artists, is on display at the Museum of Northwest Art through October 7. The exhibition includes installation, video, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

The Museum of Northwest art, located at 121 South First Street, La Conner WA, is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. $5/general admission, $4/seniors, $2/students. Admission is always free for MoNA members and for children 12 and under.

Education Programs are supported with funding from Anacortes Arts Festival, Dakota Art Stores, Islands Fund, Klorfine Foundation, PONCHO, Skagit Community Foundation, Target, U.S. Bank, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and many other generous donors.”

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