By Gail Gaynin
On Sunday, March 1, 2009 I participated in the 11th Annual Hike 4Hope in the beautiful Indian Canyons of Palm Springs, CA.Â The hike was started by my friend Eileen Stern, to raise funds for womenâ€™s cancer research, treatment, and educational programs at the world renown City of Hope Hospital.Â I am proud to say that our team, Same Time Next Year Gals raised $13,755.00 so far, which puts us in first place for fund raising amongst over 50 teams. City Of Hopeâ€™s research is also shared with medical centers worldwide, improving the lives of millions, so you can click through here to donate!
Another benefit of my fabulous weekend in Palm Springs was that I got a personal tour of the town by one of MGIâ€™s own, Dave Calver.Â The first stop on our tour was a trip to Rt. 66, a gallery where Dave currently has a show. In this day of digital files it was wonderful to once again see Daveâ€™s original work.
Dave Calverâ€™s solo show, DARK STORIES runs from January 9th-February 21st, and is being held at Route 66 Antiques in Palm Springs, California.Â Click here for more information and to view pieces available for purchase at the show.
More news from talented Steven Tabbutt:Â He is exhibiting several pieces in a group show entitled “It’s a Small World After All” at Like the Spice Gallery through January 4th.Â The gallery is at 224 Roebling St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In addition, the Savannah College of Art & Design has invited Steven to be a guest speaker during the Alumni Weekend Event on January 30th.
Simona Mulazzaniâ€™s new exhibit is titled PIOGGE (Rain), featuring landscapes, whales in the rain, and the metamorphosis of women into flowers.Â Enjoy the show if you happen to be in Milan between December 18 and January 30th…The Gallery Affiche via dellâ€™Union 6. Click on the announcement to see it bigger.
Joanie Schwarz’s portraits are in an art exhibit at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.Â The opening was Thursday, September 18th but there’s still time to go and see the show, it’s up until October 15th.
Guanda, an Italian publisher that Guido Scarabottolo frequently works with, has just released a new line of 200 pocket-sized books.Â Guido was asked to do portraits of 44 of the authors, and they’re throwing an exhibition to showcase the paintings.Â If you’re in Milan near the Feltrienelli Piazza on Sept 16th at 6:30, be sure to pop in and say hi!
Click on the images below to see some of his portraits.
Dave Calver will be exhibiting his work with Brad Benedict’s Sideshow “NowBrow” at the Wal-Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The opening reception is on Saturday, Sept 20th from 7-11 and the show runs until October 23rd. This is the second show in the Sideshow exhibition series- the last one Dave was in, “Moods for Moderns,” got a writeup and a spread in popular art magazine “Juxtapoz”- so who knows what this show will bring!
If you’re in town, be sure to stop by, see the show, and schmooze your heart out!
Denverâ€™s Andenken Gallery is hosting the “Manifest Hope Gallery” show concurrent with the Democratic National Convention this year, and our own Zina Saunders and Elizabeth Rosen have been invited to participate.
The show runs from August 24-28, so if you’re in Colorado be sure to stop by and check it out!
Anson Liaw is participating in another great show, the largest-ever 2008 Annual Toronto SpeakEasy Illustration Show. He’ll be showing both original pastel paintings and limited edition prints.
The opening reception will be held at the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto Thursday, September 4th, 2008 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight… so if you’re in town, be sure to stop by!