Hilton Head trip/show/studio visits

Let's do Hilton Head!!

We are planning an opening of new work by Bonnie Teitelbaum, Cat Tesla and Sol Halabi, as well as new work by sculptors Chad Awalt, Russell Whiting, and David Hostetler.

You are ALL invited to the opening on Saturday, October 10, from 5-8 pm.  That would be a long weekend (Columbus Day on Monday), so you could make it a four-day weekend (leave Friday).

If you'd like to stay for the week, though, and make it a fun, artistic adventure, we are offering the following:

We will take a day-trip to Atlanta, GA to visit the studios of Chad Awalt and Cat Tesla, and spend the night in Atlanta.  The next day we will visit the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.  Their show at that time will be:

American Encounters:

The Simple Pleasures of Still Life

September 26, 2015-January 31, 2016

American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life is part of a multi-year collaboration with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Musée du Louvre, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
In 2003, the Terra Foundation supported a major conference on American art at the Louvre, entitled The Independence of American Art. The Louvre and the Terra Foundation collaborated again in 2006 on two important projects: the first American art exhibition at the Louvre, in which Samuel F. B. Morse's monumental Gallery of the Louvre, 1831-33, from the Foundation's collection hung in the Louvre's Salon Carré, the same room featured in the painting; and the Lafayette Database, created with the Henry Luce Foundation, which is a comprehensive inventory of works of American art in French collections.

The Musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art will present the final installation in their four-year collaboration focusing on the history of American art. American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life explores how late 18th- and early 19th-century American artists adapted European still-life tradition to American taste, character and experience. The culminating presentation of the American Encounters series, The Simple Pleasures of Still Life follows previous installations examining important genres in American art, including portraiture, landscape and genre paintings.

The masterpieces in The Simple Pleasures of Still Life speak to the range of the still-life genre in the U.S. from the simple table top presentations of Raphelle Peale, Martin Johnson Heade, Joseph Biays Ord, and William Sidney Mount to the sly, trick-of-the-eye compositions by De Scott Evans, John Haberle, William Michael Harnett and George Cope. Two paintings by John-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and Abraham Mignon demonstrate the European examples frequently emulated by American artists first experimenting with still life in the early 1800s. The presentation at the High will be supplemented with four additional paintings drawn from the museum's extensive holdings in American art, including works by William Mason Brown, Joseph Decker and John Frederick Peto.

Following its presentation at the Louvre (Feb. 5-April 27, 2015), The Simple Pleasures of Still Life will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. (May 16-Sept. 14, 2015), and the High (Sept. 26, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016).

Exhibition Organization and Support

History of Collaborations Among the Partners

From 2006-2009, the Louvre and the High participated in a collection-sharing initiative called "Louvre Atlanta" that included a series of thematic exhibitions and the development of joint publications and other collaborative scholarship. The Terra Foundation also lent its Gallery of the Louvre as part of the Louvre-High collaboration; the painting was on view at the High as part of the Kings as Collectors exhibition in 2006.

We will do a day-trip to Hilton Head galleries, the Art League of Hilton Head Island, and Bluffton to visit the galleries and studios of local artists.  There is a theatre show at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina called Inherit the Wind (tickets are $46).  Fireworks at Shelter Cove on Tuesdays, dinner at Ela's (written up in Travel & Leisure Magazine) -- overlooking the water.

We are working to arrange a instructional class, spa day or painting workshop with Mike Elsass.  Golf courses are in abundance, and we would be happy to arrange t-times or reservations.

Day trip to Savanna to visit art galleries and SCAD.

More may be added later as well.  Hali and I will make arrangements and coordinate the trip and events, participate in the studio visits, etc., and we will reserve a block of rooms at the Omni Hotel or the Sonesta Resort; however, you will each be responsible for your own expenses and individual reservations.  Call for details.  We will charge a minimal fee of $250 pp to cover our time and expense, which would be deduced from any purchase made from our gallery while on the trip.  



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