“Treemier.” Gravity. A play on words and a weighty noun headline the presence and presentations of Brazilian artist Thais Beltrame and local filmaker David Gonzales at the Art Association this month. Friday, January 14, the public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artist at the Center for the Arts; at 7:30 pm local arbor advocacy group Treefight premiers Seeing Red, a 20-minute film chronicling the non-profit’s first year of activism. Following that, a fundraising raffle and party ensue.
As doubtful melancholy is so prevalent a theme in the show’s press materials it must be o.k. to repeat that Beltrame’s artistry has its roots in a hatred of colored pencils. She favors black and white drawings, “creating endless narratives with simple lines.” Information on the artist goes on to say that today “….the result of such act are universal existential issues represented in black and white, recreating the memories of our childhood in all of its darkness, sadness, discovery and glow. The artist makes use of the subtle and meticulous brush and ink, revealing an atmosphere both peculiar and melancholic.” Beltrame will be creating a site specific (the newest trend in Jackson’s art scene) installation piece for this show.
Making a difference requires a degree of scrutiny and pessimism. And lots and lots of questions. Like, “What is the role of the artist in the 21st Century?”
Beltrame’s art and Gonzales’ tree fighting, a kismet connection. Check out these sites to learn more about the artists and their work:
and…www.artassociation.org, to see information on upcoming classes, exhibitions and events.
The fifth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction will take place on Saturday September 17, 2011 at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. Produced by Jackson’s Trailside Galleries in partnership with the Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the auction has rapidly become one of the West’s premiere auctions of contemporary and deceased Western Masters.
The auction is a major contributer to Jackson’s soaring Fall Arts Festival lodging and tourism statistics.
The auction’s Emma Zanetti says that this year’s sale already has works to offer for sale by these artists: William Acheff, Clyde Aspevig, Ken Carlson, Martin Grelle, Bill Owen, G. Harvey, Kenneth Riley, Mian Situ, Howard Terpning, Morgan Weistling, and Z.S. Liang. Also available are important works by the Taos Society of Artists, the Santa Fe Art Colony, as well as historically recognized artists of the American West.
Want to consign a work? Call for details at 1.866.549.9278, visit www.jacksonholeartauction.com or stop by the Trailside Galleries at 130 East Broadway in Jackson.