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27 enthusiastic artists filled the studio at Ani Art Academy Waichulis this past weekend for the highly anticipated Perception and the Practical Painted Workshop hosted by Anthony Waichulis.  The 2-day workshop focused on exploring a better understanding of how visual perception can impact an artists’ drawing and painting efforts.  The workshop attendees were thrilled to come together to discuss perception, color, and form, and to implement what they learned into challenging hand’s-on exercises.  Please stay tuned to anthonywaichluis.com for information on upcoming workshops. 

April 6, 2016

In a two-part series, Anthony Waichulis discusses pictorial composition and how the majority of educational information regarding it is often inconsistent, influenced by personal taste, and with lack of evidence to support it.  Instead, we can turn to biology and the role that it has in the facilitation of viable communication and the experience of aesthetic quality.  To read both articles, So What’s With Jane Already and To the Makers of Music - All Worlds, All Times, please visit anthonywaichulis.com.

April 1, 2016

The Ani Art Academy Dominicana studio was full of friends, family, and the local community for their open house held earlier this month.  The event showcased the artists’ work that would soon be on its way to New York City for the “Synesthesia” exhibition at Rehs Contemporary Galleries.  The visitors were thrilled to be able to enjoy the apprentices’ art and the opportunity to view some of the works in progress that are being created at the studio.  Guests were treated to refreshments and all in attendance had a wonderful evening. 

March 26, 2016

On Saturday, March 12, Ani Art Academy Anguilla hosted an event for Anguilla Woman Week. The evening gave the attendees a chance to see paintings by Frances Bradley, and a preview of Womanhood or Woman’s-Hurt?: A Documentary, which explores the intimate and personal story of Bradley, a visual and performing artist. The documentary visually details her stages of healing by way of a 12-piece series illustrating the night she was sexually assaulted. The film unfolds from the beginning, at the tender age of 18 when she opened the door welcoming in someone she trusted and knew. Now, 13 years later, she shares her deepest, and most intimate secrets that night. Through words from her daily journaling and visual reflections, this documentary will be the voice to her complimentary exhibition that will remove victim from her experience and instead replace it with empowered.The purpose of the film is to encourage women to reflect without fear and relate to one another through experience while healing. While never dismissing that this level of trauma is difficult, through personal interviews, Bradley explores her ups and downs with acceptance, forgiveness, pain, shame and her process to heal from the inside out.Now, a survivor and woman living in the fast paced and gritty city of NYC, we explore the resilience she’s developed, navigating her everyday life while staying committed to her life’s purpose; activism, healing herself and others with her story through artistry. 

March 16, 2016

There is still time to reserve the last spot for the upcoming Perception and the Practical Painter Workshop!  This exciting event, being held April 2-3, will dive into the importance of understanding the significant disparity between observable physical stimuli and their subjective correlates.  This workshop will provide helpful insight to observational realists who are interested in attaining a better understand of visual perception and how it can enhance one’s painting dynamic.  Please visit the Waichulis Studio Store Workshop page to reserve the final spot today!

 

March 10, 2016


The suspense is building for the upcoming collaboration between Rehs Contemporary Galleries and the Ani Art Academies, Synesthesia. Opening April 9, this highly anticipated exhibition will feature a collection musically inspired works from the artists of Ani Art Academies. Please enjoy the Synesthesia Promotional video featured above, a sneak peak of all of the skillfully crafted work that will be on display. For more information please visit Rehs Contemporary Galleries.

March 4, 2016

Ani Art Academy America Dean, Kevin Moore, and Ani Waichulis Apprentice, Victoria Steel, hosted a free Language of Drawing workshop at the Ani Art Academy Waichulis studio this past Sunday.  The workshop aimed to assist artists that have started, or that would like to start, the Language of Drawing DVD program.  Those in attendance worked through exercises while learning valuable knowledge from Kevin and Victoria.  Please stay tuned for more information on upcoming workshops!

March 2, 2016

Ani Art Academies was the focal point of an article written for Forbes.com by art contributor Jason Borbet.  The article, How a Former Trader Turns Luxury Villas Into Free Art Education, is an intersting synopsis of the history of the Ani Art Academies, and features a slideshow gallery highlighting the work of Ani Artists and featuring an array of photographs of the schools and villas.  Thank you to Mr. Borbet for such a lovely feature.  The entire article can be found at Forbes.com.

February 25, 2016

Ani Art Academies would like to wish our Founder and President, Tim Reynolds, a very Happy 50th Birthday!  We cannot thank Mr. Reynolds enough for everything that he does to make Ani a success. Without him, many of us would not be where we are today.  Happy Birthday Tim, we hope that you have a most wonderful celebration today, and for many years to come!

February 23, 2016

Ani Art Academies are thrilled to congratulate Roneidy Caraballo Bonilla on completing the Language of Drawing program.  Roneidy is the first apprentice from Ani Art Academy Dominicana to move onto the Language of Painting portion of the curriculum.  We are so excited for Mr. Bonilla and cannot wait to see what he accomplishes when he picks up his brushes!  

February 18, 2016

Ani Art Academies are excited to announce that Ani America Instructor, Kevin A. Moore, and Ani Waichulis Apprentice, Victoria Steel, will be offering a free Language of Drawing workshop!  This event is designed to provide additional hands-on training to artists whom have started, or whom wish to start, the Language of Drawing DVD program.  There are limited seats available for this FREE workshop, which is being held at Ani Art Academy Waichulis on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 9AM-4PM.  Please contact victoria@aniartacademies.org for more details, or to reserve your spot today.

February 12, 2016

Congratulations to Ani Art Academies Waichulis artist Victoria Steel on being awarded a tuition scholarship for the 18th annual “The Art of the Portrait” conference.  The conference welcomes artists from around the globe and offers the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, technical discussions, lectures, critiques, and networking.  Ms. Steel was awarded a tuition scholarship to attend the event by The Portrait of Society of America, a national non-profit that works to further the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art.  The conference runs from April 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Washington, D.C.  For more information please visit portraitsociety.org

February 10, 2016

Kicking of tonight, February 5th, is Gallery 1261’s 13th installment of their highly anticipated “Group Exhibition,” featuring a diverse array of subject matters from some of today’s best artists.  Joining the lineup at the contemporary Denver space is Anthony Waichulis’ Natura, the artist’s most complex work to date.    "Group Exhibition XIII" opens this evening and runs through March 12th.  Please visit Gallery 1261 for more information.

February 5, 2016

In an article written by Anthony Waichulis titled, “No Strings Attached,” the author discusses the use of the color string palette configuration, a premixed gradation or evolution along a particular axis of hue, value, or chroma.  Although Waichulis does not argue that any one particular device is superior, he does shed some light into his own perspective, including his choice to not employ the color string.  The artist further discusses the difference between an analog and digital dynamic in relation to application, and why he instead utilizes a limited range of foundation paints.To read the article in its entirety, please visit anthonywaichluis.com

February 3, 2016

Commentary by Prudence Williams:The St. Maarten Local Art Exhibition 2016, an impressive event showcasing the work of various Caribbean artists and including apprentices of the Ani Art Academies Anguilla, brought art lovers from a wide array of St. Maarten locations, including both the French and Dutch sides of the island. The artists of Ani Art Academies Anguilla were honored to join such an exclusive exhibition, which displays various types of work including paintings, drawings, and mixed media. Ani artists Romero Richardson and Prudence Williams were on hand to experience the break-taking array of fine work. Richardson commented, " I couldn't believe that the St.Maarten people were so fascinated with art,” while Williams added, " I am so satisfied to know that my birth island took so much interest in art."  Onlookers were sometimes moved to tears by the beauty of the display, with many simply not able to believe that the works were not photographs.Ani Art Academies Anguilla apprentices showcased in the event include Elizardo Mojica, Prudence Williams, Akeem Laing, Canita Ruan, Gineece Gumbs, Romero Richardson, and Shanicia Richardson. The St. Maarten Local Art Exhibition 2016 was truly a huge success, with many pieces of art going home with happy collectors that were thoroughly impressed by the painstaking detail and coordination that was put into the work.  Ani Art Academies were thrilled to take part in this unique event and are looking forward to their own upcoming Anguilla Local Exhibition!

January 29, 2016

Ani Art Academy America Instructor Kevin Moore and General Administrator Stephanie Gronchick attended the New Jersey Association of Veterans Service Officers Meeting in Toms River, New Jersey last week.  The two were invited as guest speakers and were ecstatic for the opportunity to share information about Ani Art Academy America with a plethora of Veterans Service Officers, Veteran’s Administration Representatives, and volunteers.  Those in attendance were excited to learn about the tuition-free art academy for physically disabled Veterans that is soon opening in Red Bank, New Jersey.  Ani Art Academies would like to thank John Dorrity, NJAVSO President, for extending a warm welcome to Kevin and Stephanie, and all of the meeting attendees for helping us to pass along information regarding this invaluable opportunity to the Veterans that it will benefit!Please follow Ani Art Academy America progress on their Facebook page!

January 26, 2016