Friday, May 12, 2017

The Guilford Poets Guild and the Madison Art Society to present Poetry Night






On Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. the Madison Art Society and the Guilford Poets Guild will present a very special event.  Poetry Night, is an evening on which the poets read aloud poems inspired by the artwork displayed at Madison Art Society's 42nd Annual Juried Show.  The poems, sometimes funny, other times poignant or emotional are read with flair and drama by the poets.
February (detail) by Joe Roberti,
colored pencil on embossed paper
The art that inspired the poem is displayed during the reading.  The event is enjoyed by the artists and poets alike and is open to the public.  Artists whose work is selected as the subject of a poem have likened having their work chosen to winning a prize.  

80 works of art in all fine art media are on exhibit in the community room of the library.  Awards were announced at the opening reception on May 11, 2017.  The Best in Show award, donated by Davis Realty went to Joe Roberti for his stunning colored pencil on embossed paper, "February".

Winner of Best in Show Joe Roberti,
presented by MAS member Nancy Armstrong
 $3045 in awards were given to 17 Connecticut artists.  The Madison Art Society is grateful to the local businesses and donors for their support of the arts along the shoreline.

Contact information: Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Congratulations to Accepted Artists 2017 MAS Jury Show

Please join us for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, Thursday, May 11, 5:00 -7:00 pm.

Ralph
Acosta
Lucy Ann
Bach
Elizabeth
Boyd
Bill
Colrus
Joan
Davies
Lisa
DeFilippo
Amy
Fissell
Laurel B.
Friedmann
Maureen
Giallombardo
Jim
Grabowski
Mark Langdale
Hough
Mary Green
La Forge
Mary
Mellot
Joe
Roberti
Janine
Robertson
Patricia
Seekamp
Lauren
Tyrell
Joan
Wallace
Melanie
Ward
Karen
Wiesner
Diane
Aeschliman
Douglas
Armistead
Nancy
Armstrong
Phyllis A.
Bevington
Stewart
Byron
Denise
Casey
Polly
Castor
Diane
Chandler
Madeline
Coakley
Anne
Coffey
John K.
Copelin
Cheryl
Cwiertniewicz
Shirley
Davidson
Margaret B.
Dean
Linda
DeStefanis
Jo Ann
Dongweck
Nancy
Douglas
Mike
Eagle
Betsey
Evarts
Judith
Gay
M. Elena
Gerard
Hilary
Griffin
Denise Gaffney
Hartz
Bill
Hosking
Melissa
Imossi
Christine
Ivers
Randie
Kahrl
Keiko
Kaiser
Sandra
Kensler
Wendy
Kohli
Irene
Laime
Isabel Sharlotte
Lane
Stuart Alan
Lerner
Bruce
Lighty
Paul
Loescher
Richard
McKillip
Joan
McPherson
Mary
Nicholas
Jeanne
Obrien
Iacopo
Pasquinelli
Judy
Perry
Liane
Philpotts
Betsey
Piner
Gail
Reen
Diane
Remetta
Diana
Roberts-Paschall
Diana
Rogers
Helen
Roman
Kimberly
Ruggiero
Maryann
Rupp
Anthony
Scala
Nancy U.
Schwam
Juliet
Sharrock
Marcela
Staudenmaier
Diane
Stone
Claudia
Van Nes
Beverly
Waters
Jane M.
White
C. P.
White
Holly
Whiting

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Madison Art Society announces an Art History Lecture, The Birth of the Baroque: The Legacies of Caravaggio and Annibale Carracci in 17th Century Art



On Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. the Madison Art Society will host an art history lecture, The Birth of the Baroque: The Legacies of Carvaggio and Annibale Carracci in 17th Century Art. Lecturer, Will Lustenader is a professional artist and adjunct professor of art history at Sacred Heart University and Albertus Magnus College.  The lecture will be held in the Community Room of Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.  The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Birth of the Baroque: The Legacies of Caravaggio and Annibale Carracci in 17th Century Art
Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio
The art of the 17th century in Europe is known for both its diverse qualities as much as for its passionate arpeggios of rich color, gilded surfaces and often violent storytelling, be it religious, mythological or secular in subject. These two painters from the north of Italy find themselves in Rome during the early 1590’s, during a time of great change in the art world as the Counter Reformation efforts on the part of the church seeks to impart a new style in the arts as a way of buffeting the rapid spread of Protestantism from the north of Europe. Massive building campaigns for churches and palaces demand new art to fill their spaces.
Loves of the Gods by Carracci
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Annibale Carracci unwittingly find themselves at the heart of the struggle; each with a very different, if not oppositional, style that will captivate their respective audiences and create two distinct stylistic lineages, that will crisscross throughout the better part of the century. Their natures could not have been more different: Caravaggio was a street brawler and Carracci was a depressive who barely left his studio filled with unfinished works. Both artists will die relatively young by 1610, in fact, but their pupils and followers will spread these influences across Europe to form what is called the Baroque style that will have an immediate impact on artists that had never visited Italy, such as Rembrandt and Georges de LaTour.

Contact info: Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Madison Art Society announces Town Hall Artists for May and June


The Madison Art Society announces popular local artists, Hilary Griffin of Madison and Daniel Dahlstrom of Chester, will be the Madison Town Hall artists in May and June.  Both painters of local scenes, Griffin and Dahlstrom capture the beauty and charm of shoreline towns and seasides.  Their work can be viewed at the Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT during the months of May and June.  The exhibit is viewable during regular business hours.

Hilary Griffin
Hilary has painted watercolors for more than twenty-five years, painting commissions for private collections and donating paintings to auctions for charity. In 2008, the Madison Chamber of Commerce recognized Hilary’s artwork and chose her to paint postcard scenes depicting the town of Madison in watercolors. She was also selected as one of the local artists for the Madison Lion’s Club’s biggest fundraiser through the sale of art .  In 2016 the Madison Art Society awarded Hilary the Popular Choice Award for her Stairs and Stripes watercolor.  She is on the board of directors of the Madison Art Society.
The Madison Beanery by Hilary Griffin, watercolor

Hilary is a native of Greenwich, Connecticut.  She traveled throughout her life where she developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of the world around her.  Her extensive travels in her youth through America’s breathtaking national parks, and her travels with her family around the world have inspired her to recreate the beauty she witnesses, through watercolors,  painting a diverse array of subjects. In 2004 she moved to Madison, CT, with her husband, and three children.  She is available for commission work.

Daniel Dahlstrom
Daniel (Dan) Dahlstrom is a Connecticut native, was raised in Essex, Connecticut and worked in the family decorating business for many years, and currently resides in Chester, Connecticut. His work has been accepted into many local juried shows, including the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut, held in conjunction with the Lyme Art Association.
Choppy Waters at the Outer Light
and Lynde Light by Daniel Dahlstrom, oil
Dan has studied at the prestigious Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and with several professional, local artists. Presently, he is working on several pieces for his upcoming exhibits and commissioned pieces. You can also find commissioned pieces on display at the Water’s Edge Resort, Westbrook, Connecticut, The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Haddam, Connecticut, and in private collections.  

Inspiration comes from the light effects of nature, and his renderings offer a serene, peaceful quality. He often paints scenes of his beloved Chester, the Connecticut River, Long Island Sound, and the surrounding vistas of the beautiful countryside of New England. He enjoys working “en plein air” (in the open air) and in his studio.

Contact information: Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116