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  • Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    A fascinating and highly entertaining look at one of the most important families of the Renaissance era--the Medici.
  • Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)
    Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)

    “Sister Wendy Beckett has transformed public appreciation of art through her astonishing knowledge, insight and passion for painting and painters.” This set includes Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, and Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. Simultaneously delightful and scholarly--this is a must have for anyone interested in art history.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    When British stencil artist Banksy traveled to Los Angeles to work, he came across obscure French filmmaker Thierry Guetta and his badly organized collection of videotapes involving the activities of graffiti artists. Inspired, Banksy assembled them with new footage to create this talked-about documentary, and the result is a mind-boggling and odd film (so strange as to be thought a hoax by some) about outsider artists and the definition of art itself.
  • The Impressionists
    The Impressionists
    A dramatization of the Impressionist movement as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. Highly entertaining and informative.
  • The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    A very personal and revealing look at the personalities that created Impressionism.

Louise Bourgeois and the Spider

Louise Bourgeois - Spider - 1995 - Steel sculpture - 131 in. x 188 in. x 134 in. (332.74 cm x 477.52 cm x 340.36 cm) - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) San Francisco, CA (click photo for larger image)French-born American Abstract Expressionist sculptor, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) created works that were heavily influenced by traumatic psychological events from her childhood, particularly her father's infidelity. “Bourgeois transformed her experiences into a highly personal visual language through the use of mythological and archetypal imagery, adopting objects such as spirals, spiders, cages, medical tools, and sewn appendages to symbolize the feminine psyche, beauty, and psychological pain.” (The Art Story)

Louise Bourgeois created the first of her darkly compelling spider sculptures in the mid-1990s, when she was in her eighties. She used the spider as the central protagonist in her art during the last decades of her life. For the artist, whose work explored themes of childhood memory and loss, the spider carried associations of a maternal figure. Bourgeois associated the "Spider" series with her own mother, who died when the artist was 21. From drawings to large-scale installations, Bourgeois's spiders appear as looming and powerful protectresses, yet are delicate and vulnerable.


Quote of the Day

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams


“The Happiest Place”

Here’s a message from Harry Chaskin, author of “The Happiest Place” a graphic novel now available on Amazon and Comixology:

“This book has been a true labor of love and I'm beyond excited to share it. Huge thanks to the talented artists who worked on this bizarre story with me—Jasey Crowl, Terrance Zdunich, John Sumner, Seth Armstrong, Bernie Gonzalez, and Todd Ulrich.

I'd also like to thank Maria Perry for all her help promoting this, Justin Michael for his creative advice and support, and Molly Rodman for her graphic design expertise and standing by me through every draft and panel.

Please give it a look! I'm very proud of this one.”

You can check out a trailer for “The Happiest Place” HERE.


KJ Denhert “Live @ the Steamer” - Friday, Sept. 20th at 8 PM

(click photo for larger image)The Ossining Arts Coucil is thrilled to be presenting KJ Denhert at the Steamer Firehouse on Friday, September 20th at 8 PM. KJ will be joined by Adam Armstrong and they will delight us all with a “special blend of urban folk & jazz” that is KJ’s unique style.

The show will be held at the OAC Steamer Firehouse, 117 Main St., 2nd Floor, Ossining, NY 10562. Doors open at 7:15 PM and the music begins at 8 PM. Tickets are $15 for OAC members and $20 for non-members. 

Buy your Tickets HERE.


Did You Know?

The man and woman in “American Gothic” by Grant Wood are actually the painter’s sister, Nan, and his Iowan dentist, Dr. Bryon McKeeby.