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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER     

 August 6th-26th

Camden Fireworks Gallery

I will have 2 paintings and a drawing in this show.  The opening reception is on Sunday, August 6th at 1 PM.  Hope you can make it...........Brendon

Camden FireWorks Gallery

1813 South Broadway

Camden, NJ  08104

856 448 3044

camdenfireworks.org

 

 

 

"Power of the Flower"






Markeim Arts Center
104 Lincoln Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Opening reception Friday, May 12th 7-9PM

Show runs through June 2nd

markeimartscenter.org

Will have  2 nude studies of Paul Robeson (based on 1926 images by Greenwich Village photographer, Nickolas Muray) in the Ellarslie Museum (ellarslie.org) exhibition:

AGAINST ALL ODDS.

Art & History Exhibits, Activities, Education, Music, Dance and More Inspired by Paul Robeson In conjunction with The Paul Robeson House of Princeton and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County Exhibits on Display Ė July 9 Ė September 11, 2016 Opening Reception Saturday, July 9, 2016 Artists, Members & Special Guests: 6-7 pm Public Reception: 7-9 pm Presentation Ė Remembering Paul Robeson, with Denyse Leslie Sunday, July 10, 3 pm

 

 We are pleased to announce the opening of the first curated art show at

 the Random Tea Room!

  Our choice in theme for this show - Killing the Cure - sprang from a

 desire to open dialogue that addresses the human tendency to ignore

 natural and long-term solutions in favor of short-sighted, quick-fix

 decisions which in turn harm us. Our artists submitted work addressing

 issues of environmental concern, corporate greed and the wasting of

 natural resources. We couldn't be happier with the outcome! Join us on

 for our opening reception Thursday, January 21st or come for the

 closing reception on Friday March 4th.

  The show will run through March 6th. Participating

 artists:

  Bri Barton

  Brendon Connors

  Allen Crawford

  Rebecca Goldschmidt

  Marguerita Hagan

  Corey Jameson

  Wesley Kays-Henry

  Mary Ann Leitch

  Jennifer Manzella

  Frankie Martin

  Julia Mead

  Robyn Mello

  Sofya Mirvis

  Luci Morreale

  Lindsay Robbins

  Abby Schmidt

  Jesse Shaw

  Katie Van Vliet

  YOMI Curators:

  Corey Jameson - http://coreyjamesondesign.com/  Rebecca Goldschmidt -

 Random Tea Room  With help from: Alyssa Schimmel - Velvet Earth Herbs

 
R. MICHELSON GALLERIES
is proud to present

 
Brendon Connors
Horses

 
July 21 - 26
Artist Reception:  Saturday, July 25th, 6-8pm
in conjunction with The New England Morgan Horse Show! 

 
No Nukes / 18" x 24" / Oil and Acrylic  

 

 


 
         "Humans are hardwired to create and witness images of horses.  They appeared in the cave dwellings of prehistoric humans and continue to be on display in modern structures.  I have been drawing and painting horses since childhood.  My father, William G. Connors, instilled in his five children love and appreciation for these beautiful animals from an early age.  He took us riding, to fairs, and the race track. My third grade teacher, Miss Germanio (a veterinarian's daughter) would let me sign my papers with a small horse drawn on the top of the page.

         I grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey that was largely farm land.  In my lifetime I have witnessed it transform into an over developed suburban sprawl.  I always felt this change was not for the better and am sad to see America become a uniform maze of developments, malls, big box stores, and fast food establishments.  It's a quality of life issue.  Sadly unique properties and landmarks are obliterated in favor of homogeneity. 

         I originally enrolled in a pre-vet program at Rutgers University.  A large animal practice was the objective.  Eventually my introduction to and love for art took precedence with animals, of course, being my favorite subjects.  Artists like Paulus Potter, Rubens, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Gericault, Landseer, and Munnings were major influences for their own focus on animals in their works. 

        I feel the environment is the key issue today.  We are dismal stewards of this planet.  Humanity has taken earth to the breaking point and it's time to back off.  What good are all the material gains in the world if you can't drink the water or breathe the air?  I try to make people more aware of the natural realm through my work." 

              Brendon Connors

 


 


 

Selle Francais Stallion 3 / 11.25" x  15.5" / Acrylic
 
 
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About R. Michelson Galleries

 

For over 35 years, R. Michelson Galleries has been acknowledged as a leader in discovering and nurturing the careers of many of our country's best known figurative artists. Art originally exhibited in our galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago. We are proud to be the first American art gallery to feature the art of children's book illustration alongside and on an equal footing with the more traditional fine arts. R. Michelson Galleries is located in Northampton, Massachusetts, the #1 art town in America, in which "the most prominent visual arts space is R. Michelson Galleries."

--John Villani, The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America

 

R. MICHELSON GALLERIES
132 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

 

WEBSITE
www.RMichelson.com

 

CONTACT 

Richard Michelson
RM@RMichelson.com

Paul Gulla
PG@RMichelson.com

 

PHONE
413.586.3964

 

HOURS
Mon-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-5

 

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Brendon Connors
Vitek Kruta - Paintings 

 

ďHumans are hardwired to create and witness images of horses. They appeared in the cave dwellings of prehistoric humans and continue to be on display in modern structures. I have been drawing and painting horses since childhood. My father, William G. Connors, instilled in his five children love and appreciation for these beautiful animals from an early age. He took us riding, to fairs, and the race track. My third grade teacher, Miss Germanio (a veterinarianís daughter) would let me sign my papers with a small horse drawn on the top of the page.

I grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey that was largely farm land. In my lifetime I have witnessed it transform into an over developed suburban sprawl. I always felt this change was not for the better and am sad to see America become a uniform maze of developments, malls, big box stores, and fast food establishments. Itís a quality of life issue. Sadly unique properties and landmarks are obliterated in favor of homogeneity. I originally enrolled in a pre-vet program at Rutgers University. A large animal practice was the objective. Eventually my introduction to and love for art took precedence with animals, of course, being my favorite subjects. Artists like Paulus Potter, Rubens, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Gericault, Landseer, and Munnings were major influences for their own focus on animals in their works.

I feel the environment is the key issue today. We are dismal stewards of this planet. Humanity has taken earth to the breaking point and itís time to back off. What good are all the material gains in the world if you canít drink the water or breathe the air? I try to make people more aware of the natural realm through my work.

 

Horses

July 21 - July 26, 2015 
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 25, 6-8pm 
In conjuction with the New England Morgan Horse Show


Morgan Bay Mare
18x24 in


Morgan Black Stallion
36x48 in


Thoroughbred Filly Faragon
20.5x24 in


Arabian Stallion
11x14 in


No Nukes
18x24 in


Selle Francais Stallion
12x16 in


Selle Francais Stallion 1
11.25x 15.5 in


Selle Francais Stallion 2
11.25x 15.5 in


Selle Francais Stallion 3
11.25x 15.5 in


Diluvial Horse
30x48 in


Belgian Stallion
20x16 in


Parsifal
24x30


Study for Morgan Bay Mare
18x23 in


Study for Morgan Black Stallion
18x23 in

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Python has moved on to Artworks Gallery. "Art All Night SELECTS" opens June 27th from 6-8 PM. 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611.   The show runs through July 25th
artworkstrenton.org

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"Obama Ain't" photograph, can be seen In:

...of color: The African American Experience

at the Ellarslie Museum, Trenton, NJ 08606.

Opening reception: July 11th 7-9 PM. This exhibition runs through August 30th, 2015

 www.ellarslie.org

Brendon Connors's photo.

 

 

 

My mixed media painting, "Dancing Memories III" will be in Postcards From The Edge at Luhring Augustine Gallery,

531 West 24th Street, NYC, NY 10011. The preview party will be on Friday, January 30th from 6-8PM.

My painting "Solstice" is on the cover of the November/December 2014 issue of Wisdom magazine. 
My advertisement featuring "Winter Ringneck" is inside the publication.

 


 

Scenes of a City

An exhibit at Ellarslie tells the story of Trenton and its people

DATE POSTED: Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:10 PM EDT

By Anthony Stoeckert


BRENDAN Connors and Marina Ahun each have created works of art depicting the Lower Trenton Bridge, commonly known as the Trenton Makes bridge because of its iconic sign stating "Trenton Makes The World Takes."

But the photograph by Mr. Connors and the painting by Ms. Ahun offer different perspectives of the bridge. In Ms. Ahunís painting, the bridge seems proud, if such a thing as possible. It stands beneath a cloudy sky, the rolling water of the Delaware River beneath it.

Mr. Connorsí photograph takes a more pessimistic view. In text accompanying the picture, Mr. Connors calls the "Trenton Makes" sign an anachronism. "Everything has already been taken and not much is being manufactured," the artist writes. The photo, taken on a cold winter night, depicts the riverís water as red, symbolizing how Trenton has been bled dry, in the photographerís view. He adds that the photo was printed straight from the negative and not much in the image has been manufactured.

These are just two of the works of art featured in Trenton Then & Now Contemporary Views, an exhibit showcasing images of Trenton at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, on view through Sept. 14.

The exhibit shares the story of the city, and the people of Trenton, through paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media. From historical pieces to more interpretive works, and images that show little-known places, the exhibit educates us about Trenton and is bound to raise our curiosity about the city.

A lesser-known crossing is the "Shaky Bridge," which Kevin Hogan depicts in a photograph. The Shaky Bridge is located in Stacy Park and was built by Roebling Works.

Despite the pedestrian bridgeís history and downright coolness, Mr. Hogan writes "Yet it sits with nary a plaque or a sign to the north of the Trenton Water Works on the banks of the Delaware River."

Craig Shofedís photographs showcase the foliage of the city. In "Color of Hamilton Avenue," taken in 2012, a red brick building with a white door is to the right. To the left is a blue-and-green gate surrounded by overgrown green leaves.

Another photograph by Mr. Shofed, "Corner" depicts a brick building covered in foliage. Mr. Shofed took the picture in the spring of 2011. In wall text, he writes that it was around that time that he saw the "beauty of nature" show up in surprising places in the city.

"My eyes started to focus on the battle between nature and Trentonís history," he writes.

Holly Williamsí mixed media piece titled "Picture Show" tells an important and personal story. It depicts the Garden Theatre, which used to be at 144 Broad Street. In wall text, Ms. Williams notes that the building still exists but is abandoned. An image of her father holds a dime (much bigger than scale). Going to the movies was a contradiction for her father. There was freedom in going to the movies by himself, but the fact that the theater was segregated chipped away at that feeling of freedom.

The exhibit also offers some education about Trenton artists. The gallery named after Thomas Malloy fittingly hosts some works by Mr. Malloy. An untitled 1981 work by him shows a Trenton street scene, with a block that is home to a drug store, book store and Brownís Restaurant. The Battle of Trenton monument is visible in the background. The sky is blue, but orange-hued clouds indicate evening is soon upon us.

Mr. Malloy was born in 1912 and moved to Trenton in 1923, and made the city the subject of much of his art.

George Bradshaw is another Trenton artist. He was born in 1880 and died in 1968. Wall text near his paintings say he was a master drawer and teacher at Trentonís School of Industrial Arts. He was a printmaker, and Trenton was his source of inspiration. His etching titled "State and Warren Streets" shows a busy streets scene. Look down the center of the photo and in the background youíll see construction going on.

Robert Saksonís painting "RKO Lincoln" shows a bare marquee with the word "Lincoln" on it in forest green script. The painting captures the scene shortly after a rain storm as itís cloudy, and building reflections shine in the wet street.

The exhibit has a whimsical side as the colorful paintings of Thomas Kelly show people of the city. One depicts a home where a man is on the phone near staircase. A woman seems curious about the call, maybe even suspicious. Another painting shows a husband and his dog in a back yard. It seems his wife wants him to get to work around the yard.

Trenton Then & Now Contemporary Views is on view at The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, 300 Parkside Ave., Trenton, through Sept. 14. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun. 1-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. For more information, go to www.ellarslie.org  or call 609-989-1191.

 

 

   

 

 These 3 Delaware River photographs will be included in the upcoming exhibition, "Trenton Then & Now: Contemporary Views" at Ellarslie Mansion, the Trenton City Museum. 

     The opening reception is on June 28th.  6-7PM artists and museum members.  7-8PM general public.

     The show runs from June 28, 2014 through September 14, 2014.  For further information www.ellarslie.org

 

 

"Where The Buffalo Roam" by Brendon Connors can be seen at the 31st annual Ellarslie Open.

The opening reception is on May 3rd, 2014 from 6-8PM.

The show runs through June 22nd, 2014

For further information go to ellarslie.org

 

 

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

 will be featured in the 2014 Conservation Stamp competition in Cheyenne, Wyoming starting April 20, 2013.

 


 

 

 

American Woodcocks (Scolopax minor);

 Will be featured in "Ellarslie Open XXX" at, Ellarslie,  The Trenton City Museum.  

 

April 20, 2013 - June 9, 2013.       Opening reception April 27th, 6-8 PM

 

 

 

This piece was awarded runner up for Best In Show Mixed Media at the Ellarslie Open XXVIII. 

The show hangs until June.  For information: Ellarslie.org or artworkstrenton.org

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