We had the opportunity to hear a good lecture with Jason Louis Arkles.
Jason was born in Washington, DC, one of five children of a woodworker and a quilter. In 1996, he traveled to Florence, Italy.
In June of 2000, the National Sculpture Society awarded him the George Gach Prize, for his entry in the National Sculpture Competition, and the Gloria Medal for his ‘meritorious body of work’. Since then Jason has taken part in national and regional exhibitions too numerous to list, from New York to Washington, DC to Chapel Hill.
Even with his essentially 19th century training, Jason has no desire to ‘turn back the clock’ and ignore or discredit abstraction and mannerism in art of the past century. He firmly believes that the art of the twenty-first century will be a continuation of the theoretical and psychological progress of Modern art, synthesized with a much-needed return to Nature as the source of stimulus and motive in creative work.
To know more about Jason´s work click here
THE FLORENCE ACADEMY OF ART SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
Your email must include:
– Full Name, Date of Birth, Mailing address, Phone number (with country codes)
– 3 low resolution jpeg images (maximum 72 dpi) of your recent drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Include your name and a title in the JPG file title.
– Maximum 250 words about yourself.
Deadline. May 23, 2014, at midnight. Our 10 Finalists will be announced on our Facebook page daily from May 28th and the winner will be announced June 5, 2014, on The Florence Academy of Art Facebook and Twitter pages.
For a complete description of our summer workshops in Florence, go to Summer Florence on our Homepage or click here.
If you want to read the complete information go to our website here
As we mentioned before on our Facebook page, Grzegorz Gwiazda will be with FAA students and FAA alumni, this coming May 10th. Grzegorz Gwiazda was born in 1984 in Lidzbark Warmiński. He studied at Poznań and Warsaw Schools of Fine Arts, and then at the Accademia di Belle Arte di Brera in Milan, Italy, having been granted a scholarship. In 2009 he graduated with honours from Academy of Art in Warsaw (ASP), where he had studied sculpture under Professor Adam Myjak. In January 2014 he was awarded his doctorate. Since 2009 he has been working as Assistant to Professor Maciej Zychowicz in the Graphics and Sculpture Department at the Institute of Art Education at the School of Special Education (IEA ASP) in Warsaw…(read more about here)
Here is some of his work
On May 23, 24 and 25 we will host Max Ginsburg, an American Painter born in Paris, France, in 1931. He will present his work from 1956-2014 and speak about the development of his recent large multifigure paintings, from concept through finish. Then follow with a demo-workshop on May 24 & 25.
Max Ginsburg lives in New York. He explores human life situation related with war, social depressions, while explores also other fields related with fiction, romance and youthful life. As New Yorker recognizes a profound connection with the diversity of this city as source of inspiration. At the same time he also looks for inspiration in classical artists such as Caravaggio, Goya, Kollwitz and Picasso among others.
FAA students and alumni cannot wait for Max’s lecture and demo! (More info about Max here)
It seems we are going to have a busy May at the FAA…!
if you are around New York don’t miss his exhibition in ArtRage Gallery. Details in the flier bellow