Ani Art Academies are thrilled to announce an exciting new project from Ani Thailand Dean Rodney O’Dell Davis, “The Art of Vanitas.” A powerful book featuring the work of 45 international artists, a history of the vanitas genre penned by Peter Trippi, and foreword written by Howard Rehs, “The Art of Vanitas” is a must have for both collectors and artists alike. Pre-order is available now at The O’Dell Studio.
Opening Sunday, May 1st, Studio Gallery’s “Plus One” will feature the work of Ani Artists Emma Hirst, and her “plus one,” Dan Christian. In an effort to allow the artists to shape the show, Studio Gallery asked 16 artists to exhibit a piece of their own, and to invite another artist of their choice to join them with an additional piece of work. What resulted is “one of the most eclectic shows that the gallery has mounted, full of talent and whimsy of all shapes and sizes.” Please visit Studio Gallery for more information, and be sure to stop by to enjoy the incredible work from Emma and Dan if you are in the San Francisco area!
Ani Art Academies are excited to share a sneak peek of the impressive final creative project from Ani Anguilla artist Elizardo Mojica. Upon completion, Mr. Mojica will move on to the Language of Painting portion of the curriculum. We cannot wait for Elizardo to pick up the brushes and we look forward to being able to share his next creation. Please read more about Elizardo and check out his image gallery at aniartacademies.org.
Ani Art Academy America was thrilled to attend the GI-GO Fund’s Job Fair for Veterans, hosted at the New Jersey Center for Performing Arts last week. Ani America staff, including Dean Kevin Moore, were on hand to meet with interested Veterans and to share valuable information regarding the unique opportunity that is available to them. If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about Ani Art Academy America, our Red Bank, New Jersey location providing free art education to disabled Veterans, please visit aniartacademies.org, or call 570.822.4111 for information.
The Language of Objects – A Still Life Invitational opens tonight at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibition, featuring the work of Anthony Waichulis, highlights still life artwork in a range of styles from over twenty artists. Principle Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the best of Contemporary Realism and this show highlights just that. The opening reception runs from 6:30-9 this evening, Friday, April 15th. Please visit Principle Gallery for more information.
Ani Art Academy America is excited to announce the start of free weekend drawing workshops for all Veterans! Hosted by Ani America Dean, Kevin Moore, and held every Saturday from 9-4, these workshops will introduce participants to the Language of Drawing program. All Veterans are welcome to attend, all materials will be provided, and no art experience is necessary. The clinics will begin this weekend on Saturday April 16th at the Ani Art Academy America studio at 143 Broad St. in Red Bank, New Jersey. We are thrilled to be able to offer this unique opportunity and we hope to see you there! Please call 570-822-4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve your spot today.
The wait is finally over as Synesthesia, the highly anticipated collaboration between Ani Art Academies and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, opens tomorrow, April 9th. This unique experience will transport viewers through a multi-sensory experience as they enjoy musically inspired works from the artists of Ani Art Academies. The opening reception will be held from 3-8pm, with the show wrapping up on April 29th. We hope to see you there! Please visit Rehs Contemporary Galleries for detailed exhibition information. Follow the fun at #anithemusical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!