Peekskill Open Studios June 3 & 4, 2017

2016 Truck

Last year’s truck interior

Truck Stop Gallery
Central and Division Street Parking lot

Rain or Shine! Noon until 5pm

20 artists are sharing their art in 15 trucks set up as galleries. I’m sharing with two other artists–Bonnie Peritz and Hillary Hostetler.

I am showing some old work and some brand new. Torsos and figures in clay and six new torsos in paper maché made from magazine illustrations  and mulberry papers. Size variable.

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In honor of Women’s History Month

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March 3 to April 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Sat. March 4th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street
Beacon, New York. 12508

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In honor of Women’s History Month

March 6 to April 2, 2017

Artists’ Reception:  Saturday, March 11 from 4 to 6pm

BeanRunner Café, 201 S Division St, Peekskill, NY 10566

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Up-coming, on-going art activities

Gallery 66: Woman Form: Introspective, in the garden at 66 Main Street Cold Spring NY
Now thru September 10, 2016 Gallery 66 website

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HVCCA: WORD, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill NY 10566, 914-788-0100
Now thru February 17, 2016, HVCCA website

And check out the  on-line auction  of artwork from WORDScreen Shot 2016-08-20 at 12.54.50 PM

HVCCA: WORD, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill NY 10566, 914-788-0100
September 10, 2016, 2-3:30, HVCCA website
Panel: The Art of Curating for Public Projects and Commercial Venues, 2-3:30
Moderator: Susan Hodara, writer, NY Times
Panelists: Livia Straus (Director of HVCCA), Jo-Ann Brody (President, Collaborative Concepts), Bibiana Matheis (Akin Library), Kristen Dodge (September Gallery, Hudson, NY), Sarah Bachelier (Director of Education, HVCCA and Curator), and Kathleen Reckling (Curator, ArtsWestchester)

The Farm Project 2016, 853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison NY
845-528-1797 Collaborative Concept Website
From  Ashes, The Flatz, 1008 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566
Sept 30th, 2016 – Oct 28th, 2016

Word Wall/Words of Rage in On-line Auction

Word Wall/Words of Rage in On-line Auction for Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

The 2016 auction for “WORD: Words in Art / Art in Words” is now live and accepting bids! And my piece is part of it!!
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“We are proud to offer this select group of extraordinary art works from our current exhibition at HVCCA.

These exceptional works are sourced from HVCCA’s first ever juried exhibition, “WORD: Word in Art / Art in Word,” an exploration of the diverse use of written text through different media. While also featuring iconic works by celebrated artists like Anne Hamilton and Oscar Murillo, “WORD” also presents uncharted talents within the Hudson Valley Region. Out of 140 applications, our jury worked painstakingly to identify those artists whose works showed not only immense intellectual and creative rigor, but also the potential to grow beyond their current success. Several of these artists works will be offered at auction for the first time, making this a unique opportunity to own exceptional work created by promising artists at the start of their careers.

40% of sales go to the support of the HVCCA, a 501­C­3 not for profit institution, to directly support public programming and making contemporary art accessible to all. This amount is tax deductible.

The auction will run from
July 20, 2016 to
December 17, 2016.

Available works can be viewed and purchased on the  Bidding For Good page.

We are so excited to offer this opportunity to take home a piece of “WORD” and support the continued success of HVCCA.

We at HVCCA believe that contemporary art has the power to bridge diverse cultures and incite positive change within our communities.Your contribution tells artists that their work is needed and their talents recognized. It allows us to expand and improve our future exhibitions, artist residencies, education programs, and community outreach projects.” Livia Straus, Director of HVCCA.

Please help support HVCCA, an organization that I am proud to be part of!

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Word Wall, Photo by Catherine Poarch

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February 27 – July 21, 2016
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Word Wall/Words of Rage was created 3 years ago as part of a solo exhibition Scar Tissue at Ceres Gallery, NYC. The act of creation was cathartic. The piece was expanded for WORD  in a museum setting; more torsos and words were added almost doubling the piece in size; rage returned!

Clay torsos, words on the reverse in red glaze: An exploration of the issues in Brody’s life; from illness, being “the good daughter,” to divorce and moving on. The words include musings about life, family, and aging.  Brody’s practice involves clay and the female body. Her words include mantras said frequently to allay the clenching in the gut foreshadowing panic. This is the third iteration of the wind chime/mobile—the first being about female goddesses, the second about being female and this. The shards represent the fragility of both clay and life.

Brody merges her clay figures with calligraphy in these pieces. She studied for several years with the master calligrapher Lloyd J. Reynolds and also makes traditional books in clay.

This installation is 10 x 8 feet. There are 70 hanging torsos or various size.

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Live Art Fest

Live Art Fest at HVCCA
1701 Main StreetPeekskill NY 10566

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Sunday, January 31, 2016, 1 pm – 5 pm
Snow Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016

What is a museum to do between exhibits? Have a Live Arts Fest!
Join over 20 artists, painters, musicians, sculptors, dancers, and performance artists for a day of live art making!

I’m doing animals in Plasticine after the wonderful ones made in Oxaca (out of wood). Participants will get to take them home at the end of the day.

Imagine the excitement of watching the creative process unfold right before your eyes, as works of art are created from start to finish on one winter afternoon. Engage with professional painters, welders, sculptors, potters, dancers, and spoken word artists as they make works of art, step-by-step, with your participation!

Not only will the artists be sharing and showing us their methods, but we will also get to participate in the movement of dance, help make a clay book, and work with paint brushes among other engaging artwork activities—directly with each artist!

This is family friendly festival that was a great success last year. This year’s line up of local and regional artists will be coming soon. Special art activities for young artists are included.

In the “performance ring”, spoken word artists will get a lesson in sharing in the allure of the open mic, dancers will perform. Young visual artists will have fun activities and expert instruction all day long.

Live music! Food! Drinks!

Check our web site for updates on artists and workshops.

$10/person, $25/ family (up to 5 people), Members and Peekskill residents: $5 and $15

 

Family Stories @ Ceres Gallery

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Outside / In, 2015 and Woman Gourd, 2014-15, details of work in Fossilcrete and stoneware

November 3-28, 2015

Opening Reception November 5, 6-8pm

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201
212-947-6100
Ceres Gallery

“The problem lies not so much with the feminists’ concept of what femininity is, but rather with their misconception-shared with the public at large-of what art is: with the naïve idea that art is the direct, personal expression of individual emotional experience, a translation of personal life into visual terms.” … “The language of art is, more materially, embodied in paint and line on canvas or paper, in stone or clay or plastic or metal-it is neither a sob-story nor a confidential whisper.”
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But here are Family Stories introspective, narrative, personal stories told through image, word, and gesture. Is it great art? Maybe not, but it speaks to this artist. By manipulating the stories into visuals, details change; stories grow stronger and more true.

Some sculptures here are bodies with words, some are ‘pages,’ some are simply figures. Brody’s first book in 1997 told the stories of her generations in a familiar book-like sculpture. She continues to combine figures and words illuminating relationships just as she combines figures in gestural illustrations of relationships.

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Donna Barkman and Mara Mills rehearsing

Hand-Me-Downs
Thursday, November 12 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 14 at 3:00pm
Hand-Me-Downs: Scenes from a Life, with a Little Help from Antigone and Mother Goose
Mara Mills, director, and Donna Barkman, writer/actor
“Barkman portrays a natural-born rebel, who recalls her playful beginnings and proceeds to dramatize the constrictive gender roles and motherhood prescriptions that caused her (and Antigone) to search for a happiness that may always elude them. One of Brody’s sculptures participates in the play.

Hand-Me-Downs is free but reservations are suggested. 212-947-6100

Fall 2015

Saunders Farm
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Garrison NY 10524
Collaborative Concepts

September 5 – October 31, 2015

Receptions:
September 5, 2-6pm
October 3 (rain date October 4) 2-6pm

853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison NY 10524
Hours: 10am to dusk

 


 

November 3 – November 28, 2015

‘Family Stories’
Ceres Gallery

547 West 27th St
Chelsea, NY 10001
Hours: noon-6pm Tu, We, Fr, Sa, Noon-8pm Th

New work in cement and in clay.

Focusing on family myths, sto­ries, and traditions, the artist recasts and reimagines her foremothers through words, gesture, and image.

Donna Barkman’s ‘Hand Me Downs’ will be performed at the gallery November 12 and 14

This monologue is written and acted by Barkman and directed by Mara Mills.  The play uses one of Brody’s sculptures as an integral part of the piece.


 

Peekskill Project 6
Windows on Main Street
Peekskill NY 10566
Thanksgiving weekend
Opening Location TBD

A community-based installation is done by children during the summer and at workshops where they created their vision of a house that was installed to create a town.

 

Musings: Works in Clay

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June 6 – July 31, 2015

The Filed Library, 4 Nelson Ave, Peekskill NY 10566
914-737-1212   http://www.peekskill.org

Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9-9, Wed 11-9, Fri 9-5, Sat 10-2

 The work in the order it is in in the gallery.

Brody creates archetypal female forms that reflect particularly figurative experiences. In “Musings,” the works take a personal turn as the forms become specific.
“The figures explore some of the changes in the past 10 years as I became a grandmother again and as my body and body image change.” Book pages, torsos, incised words on figures in stoneware with oxides are the musings on the state of being a woman of a certain age. Internal references to nature have changed as well from tree forest images as the figures now reflect classical fertility goddesses, incorporating bird features and frog imagery.

Spring 2015

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Highland Falls Sculpture Walk May 16 to November 20, 2015

Opening Reception May 16 pm

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NY Times: Leadership on View near West Point

Dialog invites the viewer to participate in this dialog.  Three figures sit together, actively learning in the Platonic method as they sit under a tree, discussing their topic. The figures, all female, were created as a group specifically in conversation. Brody’s figures are all autobiographical and reflect her musings on being a woman. She creates her figures in series and then groups them into conversations and/or dialogs where the spaces between the figures and relationships of one figure to another enhance the statement. These figures can be reconfigured into other conversations.

Brody explores her world through the female figure in many variations. The figures are distorted and elongated often with extraneous elements eliminated or just suggested. Gesture and relationships are the focus.

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Open Studios June 5 & 6
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Field Gallery
4 Main Street
Peekskill NY 10566
914-862-3287

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4 from Musings 2015, Stoneware, oxides, glaze

Musings: Work in Clay
June 6 – July 31, 2015

Opening Reception June 6, 11-5

Book pages, torsos, incised words on figures in stoneware with oxides all musings on the state of being a woman of a certain age. The figures explore some of the changes in the past 10 years as I become a grandmother again and as my body and body image change. Internal references to nature have changed as well from tree forest images the figures now reflect classical fertility goddesses incorporating bird features and now frog imagery.

Westchester Community College Center for Digital Arts Gallery.
27 N. Division St., Peekskill

Off the Beaten Track
PAA Group Show

June 4 –  July 31, 2015