IntroSpective – Book & DVD – Anne Packard
From her sketches and line drawings to finished pastels and works on paper, ANNE PACKARD INTROSPECTIVE provides a beautiful and unique journey through Packard’s life and creative process, Born in White Plains and raised in Hyde Park, New York, Anne spent her summers in Provincetown as a child. She moved there year round in 1977, raised her children there (two of her daughters are artists as well, including Cynthia Packard, a well known artist in her own right) and began to paint as a young mother on wood panels and weathered shingles, selling her art to locals and visitors.
Award winning author, David Michaelis, best known for his New York Times bestseller, Schulz and Peanuts, a biography of Charles M Schulz, has written a compelling essay of Anne’s life and art in Provincetown, MA, as well as the rich historical background on turn-of-the-century painter, Max Bohm, Anne’s grandfather.
ANNE PACKARD INTROSPECTIVE includes an accompanying thirty minute DVD with Packard, a documentary video produced and directed by Emily Lau, best known for her work with the History Channel and Discovery Network. Anne Packard’s work is in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum; Oglethorpe Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and numerous distinguished private collections. Packard attended Bard College, and studied with the late Phillip Malicoat in Provincetown. She has painted the Outer Cape, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Mexico for the last fifty years.
Other contributors to ANNE PACKARD INTROSPECTIVE include curator/gallerist, Claude Villani, who conceived the project with Packard and wrote the foreword and acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz. Many of you are very familiar with Anne’s beautiful art, her family of artists, and her beloved Provincetown home, a continuing source of inspiration. I know you will enjoy the copy of ANNE PACKARD INTROSPECTIVE that we have included.
In Bloom – The Art Of Carmelo Blandino
Now Available! New 160-page hardcover Carmelo Blandino book entitled “In Bloom” featuring a foreward by gallerist/author/publisher Claude Villani, a tribute by singer/songwriter Gino Vannelli, an essay by Fairfield University Professor of Art, Philip Eliasoph, PhD and a magnificent collection of Carmelo’s paintings.
Born to Sicilian parents in Tübingen, Germany, and raised in the culturally charged city of Montreal, Quebec, Carmelo Blandino studied art and design at the city’s local colleges and began a successful career as a freelance illustrator, working with architects, designers, and advertising agencies. In 2002, Blandino shifted his focus to fine art. Today, his paintings are widely known for their immediacy and their sensual, expressions of color, movement, and shape. His work is exhibited in Connecticut, New York, Palm Beach, Naples, Stockholm, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and his beloved Montreal. He has conducted summer workshops at Von Liebig Art Center of Naples, Florida, and taught drawing for many years at Dawson College in Montreal.
Selected Works – Kevin Fitzgerald
Paperback catalogue raisonne of paintings from 1975 – 2001 by American realist Kevin Fitzgerald with 50 color plates, an introductory essay by curator/gallerist Anke Van Wagenberg, PhD and an interview with the artist by writer/editor Sheila F. Buckmaster.
Kevin Fitzgerald has been painting for over 45 years. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1953, Fitzgerald was drawn to painting from early childhood. He started taking drawing classes at the Corcoran School of Art in 1970 while attending high school. In 1973 he attended Maryland Institute, College of Art, where he studied with Raoul Middleman, Chairman of Painting, eventually becoming his studio assistant.
Fitzgerald’s interest in painting is rooted in the works of masters from the 15th to the 20th century and their relationships to current forms. The artist has participated in numerous one person and group shows and his work is included in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, England and Germany.
When Art Meets Design by Hunt Slonem
When Art Meets Design by Hunt Slonem offers an exciting view into artist Hunt Slonem’s fantastically decorated and meticulously restored homes—such as his two Southern mansions in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside. Pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art, including pieces by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol, Slonem creates spectacular spaces. Vivid original photography reveals how the artist combines antiques, artworks and fabrics—including the artist’s eponymous collection for Lee Jofa, which is featured for the first time in this book—offering an exciting view into his unique world.
Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker well known for his works of butterflies, rabbits and tropical birds. Slonem’s work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world and is featured in numerous museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art and the Guggenheim in New York City and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.