Friday, June 12, 2015

Exhibit: By Chance: A Meeting of Minds, Materials and Meaning

The Seligmann Center 
at the Citizen's Foundation

On View Saturday, June 20-Thursday, July 30

Opening Reception Saturday, June 20, 5:00-8:00pm 
with a performance by Weinstein at 7:30pm
Presented in Seligmann's Studio, the Robert Fagan Art Library & the Seligmann grounds

Mimi Czajka Graminski  Wool Drawing 5     24"x36"   raw dyed wool on vellum
My work is in the Seligmann Studio and the outdoor sculpture is in the Bog. 

Here is the link for hours and directions.
And a link about the Center:
Lisa Breznak, Rose Parade, Photo by Howard Goodman, Clay, paint , 22K gold leaf

By Chance: A Meeting of Minds, Material and Meaning features new works by artists Lisa Breznak, Mimi Czajka Graminski and Riva Weinstein. This multimedia exhibition includes sculpture, fiber, two-dimensional and ephemeral works drawn from nature. The exhibition will be presented in Kurt Seligmann's Studio, the Robert Fagan Art Library (located on the second level of the Seligmann home) and throughout the Seligmann Center grounds.  A Summer Solstice Celebration will follow. 

LISA BREZNAK is a sculptor living and working in Peekskill, New York. Using a variety of materials and patinas, her anthropomorphized forms address universal issues of the human condition and the natural world. Breznak exhibits internationally and has had residencies in the United States and Japan. She has lectured on her work at Seika University Kyoto Prefectural University, and the Kyoto International Group, Japan, the Dorsky Museum, and Exit Art in New York City. Breznak holds degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY, and Goddard College.

Mimi Czajka Graminski, Wool Drawing 4 (pink)Dyed wool on vellum, 21"x36"

MIMI CZAJKA GRAMINSKI juxtaposes unusual materials with traditional hand crafts, bringing new meaning to both. She has exhibited work nationally at venues that include Pratt/ Munson Williams Proctor Gallery, Abecedarian Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum, Islip Museum, Katonah Museum, and Sam Houston University Gallery, the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Exit Art, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, and Haggin Museum. Graminski’s work in Love of Art at The Hat Factory, New York was highlighted in the New York Times. Graminski lives and works in Red Hook, New York.

Riva Weinstein, Photograph of performance at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 2014

RIVA WEINSTEIN  creates site specific performances and installations using every day experiences and materials. Weinstein has exhibited work throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, Los Angeles, and New Zealand. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Exit Art and the Dorsky Museum and is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum. She has received awards for her use of reclaimed materials, and presented workshops at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.


The Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation
23 White Oak Drive, Chester, NY 10918


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