Thursday, January 17, 2008

Long Island Academy of Fine Art Expands

Long Island Academy of Fine Art Expands their program offerings, adds more students, faculty, and has a new building. For further information check out their web site:

Monday, January 14, 2008

David Kassan To Teach Figure Class at Salmagundi Club

David Kassan to teach figure drawing classes at Salmagundi Club on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. The class starts Wednesday, January 16th and is $15 per class with instruction and $10 without.

For more information please call the club at (212) 255-7740 or e-mail

Classical Realist Exhibit In The Hamptons

Hampton Road Gallery - January 19, 2008, Southampton NY

Peter Marcelle is pleased to announce a show featuring the faculty of LIAFA at his Hampton Road Gallery. The works of Robert Armetta, James Albinson, Bennett Vadnais, and Thomas Shelford will be on view.

The reception will be from 6pm to 8pm on January 19, 2008.

The Hampton Road Gallery is located at 36 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Emil Carlsen Book Update

As many of you know I have been working on publishing a new Emil Carlsen book. I thought I would give an update on (working title) Emil Carlsen: The Complete Known Works. Work is proceeding well but slow. I have been gathering about 500 works and making sure that they are carefully researched and documented. I am just about done with cataloging and will soon be turning my attention to the long and (i'm sure) painful process of Image approval / usage.

If you know of anyone who has high resolution images of his work or own original works please have them contact me at . I still have so many entries missing visual representation! I believe the book will be published privately on and than about a year later be available on and B& I want to make sure that people who might have private collections of his work will have a chance to hear about the book before the final one is submitted to the two big on-lines and no additions/changes would be able to be made of his work.

Fresco Painting Workshops in Álamos, Sonora, México

A close friend of the, Daan Hoeskstra will be offering traditional old school fresco workshops in Mexico. See the details below.

Class Description:
Fresco is a technique used for mural painting. Most of the murals painted by Diego Rivera, for example, were done in fresco. The Maya Indians did fresco paintings in the Pre-Columbian era, as did the inhabitants of Pompeii.

Now you can learn this ancient technique in a simple, introductory five-day workshop in the beautiful colonial town of Alamos, Sonora. You will learn every step of the fresco process, including preparing the plaster, plastering a fresco panel, how to grind pigments, and which pigments to use. Each student will paint at least one fresco panel on terracotta, the traditional support for practicing fresco technique.

Classes are open to students ages 16 and up. One does not need to be an artist to learn and appreciate the process that Rivera and Orozco used.

Location and hours:
Workshops will be held Monday thru Friday, from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Casa de Cultura, Loma Guadalupe, in Alamos.

Daan Hoekstra

January 14- 18, 2008
February 4- 8, 2008
March 10- 14, 2008

$250 for the five day workshop, or $125 for Alamos residents. Materials included. Limited to 5 participants per workshop. Proceeds benefit a program to offer workshops to Mexican artists and paint public frescos in Alamos.

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