After great anticipation I will be appearing on Ovation TV’s new art & culture travel show American Canvas tonight! During the show I explore the street in Miami’s Wynwood Art Distict with host Dave Holmes. We discuss camera techniques and discovering your creative vision. The show also features an amazing flamenco dance group, traditional Cuban food, an Art Deco walking tour in South Beach, the Vizcaya and much more!
Check local listing for channels. Here in Florida Ovation TV is broadcast on channel 255 for Comcast, 274 for Direct TV and AT&T on 385 SD or 1385 HD.
Here’s a sneak peak and learn more about photography & creativity tonight!
I’m very excited to be part of an amazing new “art travel” show called American Canvas. The show explores the art and culture of cities such as San Francisco, Austin and Miami and airs Wednesday evenings at 10pm EST.
As part of the Miami episode I teach the show’s host Dave Holmes how to use a camera to discover his creative vision while exploring the amazing street art and history of Miami’s Wynwood Art District.
From Ovation TV’s press release, “Premiering Wednesday, March 25 at 10 pm ET Dave’s cultural tour of the US continues with a stop in Miami to check out the biggest modern art show in the country: Art Basel. He also takes a food tour of Little Havana, learns how to dance the flamenco, wanders the expansive grounds and gardens of the Vizcaya Mansion, explores Miami’s stunning art deco architecture, checks out KRELwear’s famous knitwear at a custom fitting, and gets a street art photography lesson courtesy of Aric Attas at Wynwood Walls.”
Here’s the extended trailer for American Canvas
Here’s a clip from the Miami episode of American Canvas featuring Aric Attas with host Dave Holmes, author of Party of One
For those of you interested in discovering your own creativity in Wynwood I’ll be leading a photography excursion to explore Miami’s vibrant street art and culture on Saturday, April 11th. There will also be an Art Walk that night including a food truck circle with approximately 40 or so food trucks! It promises to be an inspiring adventure on many levels!
I am very pleased to have my fine art photography and a brand new ambient video + audio installation included in the upcoming Project Space 1785 exhibition Immediate Delay. Curated by visual artist/curator James Ruby Barsalou the show will feature contemporary work by 4 Vero Beach artists in an alternative gallery space generously provided by Neli Santamarina.
Join us for the opening on February 6th at 7pm. There will be an acoustic set of music at 9pm by exhibiting artist Jared Thomas.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2015! As I mentioned in an earlier post I am super excited to be teaching two photography classes at the Art School at Vero Beach Museum of Art this winter. My Photography 101 class has already filled!
If you are interested pursuing your creativity through photography I highly recommend my Discovering Your Creative Vision class. It’s a lot of fun and you will leave class each week feeling motivated and inspired!
“Since the late 1960s Chuck Close has been concentrating on portraiture and the human face in painting and photography and is one of the most celebrated artists working today. Close often takes his family and friends as models, making monumental and classical works that are both bold in their simplicity as well as intangible, since the images appear as if they have been viewed through a thick layer of glass or are rippling on the surface of water. In this way, the subjects of his paintings can seem like apparitions, dissolving and resolving when viewed from different distances.
Although Close has employed various painterly styles throughout his career, including an intense neo-realism in the 1970s and a shadowy Pointillism in the 1980s, he is perhaps best known for his more recent works which are made up from a shimmering, fragile grid set on the diagonal. Close’s paintings are all-over images where the background of the picture – the negative space – is as important as the face itself and one cannot exist without the other. Likewise, in Close’s daguerreotype photographs, the background defines the limit of the image plane as well as the outline of the subject, with the inky pitch-black setting off the light, reflective quality of the subject’s face. Close’s method of painting is always indexical, an incremental process whereby associative colours and shapes build up a pictorial syntax and a recognisable figurative whole. Warm colours are set against cold, circles against squares and the organising principles of the grid are constantly broken by minute areas of expressive abstraction.” – White Cube
To see some more inspiring artwork by Chuck Close please visit his website here.
There are many great art books featuring the work of Chuck Close. Here are a few I find particularly interesting to add to your art & photography library:
Hey photography fans! The new course catalog for the Art School at Vero Beach Museum of Art is out! I am teaching Photography 101 and Discovering Your Creative Vision beginning in January. I am super excited about these new classes. Please check out my Photography Classes page for all the details.
I recommend registering ASAP as these classes tend to fill quickly!
“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” – Keith Haring
“During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of more than 40 newspaper and magazine articles. He was highly sought after to participate in collaborative projects ,and worked with artists and performers as diverse as Madonna, Grace Jones, Bill T. Jones, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, using a primacy of line and directness of message, Haring was able to attract a wide audience and assure the accessibility and staying power of his imagery, which has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century.” – from The Keith Haring Foundation website
For more on Keith Haring check out these art books from my amazon.com shop!
I recently had one of my fine art photographs selected as part of Manhattan Arts International’s exhibition The Healing Power of Art. The photograph selected by juror Lilly Wei is from my current body of work titled Seeking The Light.
Aric Attas, Seeking the Light, No. 84, 40″ x 60″, 2013.
“My current work is a photographic reflection of my meditation practice and study of Kabbalah. These parallel practices use light to engage the mysteries of creation and the infinite opening the door to receive wholeness, healing and peace.” – Aric Attas
To see more of this work including installation photos please visit Seeking The Light.
Celebrate The Healing Power of Art 2014
May 17 – July 17, 2014 ~ Guest Juror: Lilly Wei
I stopped by to see my friend Mori Mackenzie at Coop Vero Beach yesterday afternoon and loved her latest selections from McGuire, JANUS et Cie, Kartell and Alessi. If you haven’t been into this upscale retail home furnishings boutique on Ocean Drive I highly recommend it. Mori and Heather carry and eclectic mix of furniture, lamps, clocks, art, rugs and much more. COOP is a breath of fresh air for Vero Beach!