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February 7 through May 9, 2003

New Location!

Fridays at 8pm at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
511 West 25th Street, Suite 605, NYC

Micro Museum
Micro Museum
"Roads Less Traveled"
See Feb. 28, 2003
$6 General Admission, $3 Students and Seniors with ID, Passholders FREE
A word of caution about our panels:
Sometimes we have to change a date or make a substitution for a speaker. To be sure to catch the right act, please call 212-779-9250 and check our announcement.

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Molly Barnes
Molly Barnes
"Jules Olitski"
See May 2, 2003

January 31, 2003

Expressionism II

This panel is a follow up to the Women and Expressionism panel of last winter (02/15/02). Artists will discuss the critical issues of Expressionism as a formal and emotional language. This is contexted against current art practice and theory, often antithetical to the Expressionist credo. The concept of an art based on feelings is examined in light of the current scene.

Panelists: Robert C. Morgan, critic- ArtNews
Julian Hatton, artist - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Gregory Amenoff, artist with Salander O'Reilly Gallery
Chuck Connelly, artist with Lennon and Weinberg Gallery
Moderated by: Joel Silverstein
Organized by: George Rada

"Black Eyed Susan," by Julian Hatton

This will be the last meeting at Phoenix Gallery!


February 7th, 2003

Is It Really Art?

Over the last half century many additions and changes to cultural expression have become accepted under the umbrella of "Fine Art." Now this panel will explore whether there is unity of thought, or variations in the thinking among different art institutions about the question, "What is fine art."

Moderator: George Rada, artist, president of ATOA
Panelists: Carlo Lamagna, chairman of the department of Art and Arts Professions, NYU
Sanford Wurmfeld, chairman of the department of Fine Art, Hunter College
Organizer: George Rada
George Rada
George Rada
This will be the first meeting at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery!

February 14th, 2003

The Makings of a Happy Marriage
Landscape and Digital Photo Techniques

Jean Miele,
artist and landscape photographer
Daniel Aubrey,
Harvey Stein, artist
Organizers: Norma Greenwood, artist
Isabella Jacob, artist

February 21st, 2003

Native American Art and Spiritual Aesthetics?
Native Americans believe art is a divine gift and colors have spiritual messages

Nadema Agard,
director of Red Earth Studio (Cherokee & Lakota & Powhatan)
Pena Bonita,
mixed media artist (Apache and Seminole)
Lorenzo Clayton, printmaker (Navajo)
Alan Michelson, installation artist (Mohawk)
Kay Walking Stick, painter (Cherokee)
Organizer: Nadema Agard, artist

February 28th, 2003

Museums and Alternative Spaces Less Traveled By
Institutions off the beaten path of Museum Mile
Moderator: Patterson Sims, director of the Montclair Art Museum
Jenny Dixon, director of the Bronx Museum of Art
Tom Finkelpearl, director of the Queens Museum
Kathleen Laziza, director of the Micro Museum
Meridith McNeal, associate director of Rotunda Gallery
The Montclair Art Museum
The Montclair Art Museum
Patterson Sims and Jenny Dixon canceled


March 7th, 2003

The Lost Legacy of Painter Stewart Hitch
Exploring the late artist's life and work and the search for the con artist who ripped him off.

Moderator: James Little, artist
Panelists: Laurence Futterman, lawyer
Mike Hamilton, artist
Charlie Hewitt, artist
Margorie Mellman, artist and executor of Hitch's estate
Vered Lieb, art critic and art consultant

Organized by Lynne Mayocole
Empire Runner, by Stewart Hitch
Stewart Hitch
"Empire Runner"

March 14th, 2003

Americans in Paris
Galerie Huit

Gallery 8 Studio existed in Paris after WWII between 1950 and '52, and featured artists Al Held, Jules Olitski, and Burt Hasen. Their work was recently exhibited at Franz Friedrich's Studio 18 Gallery on Warren St. in NYC.

Molly Barnes,
art dealer and programming director of ATOA
Franz Friedrich,
director of Studio 18 Gallery
Sidney Geist, artist
Burt Hasen, artist
Jonah Kinigstein, artist

Organizer: Molly Barnes
Al Held, Compositon, 1962-65, oil on board
Al Held, Composition, 1962-65

March 21st, 2003

Open screening
Five minutes, Five slides, Five Bucks

Nothing beats getting direwct feedback from your peers and ATOA's open screenings allow for that unique possibility. Come and show your newest work. Sign in and load slides slides starting at 7pm and screening will begin as usual at 8pm.

March 28th, 2003

Environmental Art
Earth works / earth art / ecological art
Reviewing the emergence of art in the environment.

Moderator: Suzaan Boettger, critic, art historian, author of
'Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties'
Panelists: Dennis Oppenheim, artist
Virginia Divan, dealer and patron
John Gibson, dealer
Willoughby Sharp, art lecturer and dealer
Organizer: Suzaan Boettger

Suzaan Boettger
Suzaan Boettger

March 30th, 2003

Curator's Choice - Postal Deadline
See Curator's Choice 2003 Competition for details.
Deadline has passed! Please try next year.


April 4th, 2003

"The Gospel according to Gillespie"

Dorothy Gillespie
Dorothy Gillespie

Dorathy Gillespie, and Donna Marxer

A dialogue between artists Donna Marxer and Dorothy Gillespie, discussing Dorothy's role as both innovative sculptor and a guru to other artists.

April 11th, 2003

"Jonathan Santlofer"
interviewed by George Rada

The Death Artist, by Santlofer
Jonathan Santlofer
"The Death Artist"

George Rada interviews Santlofer on his new book, "The Death Artist." The book is a murder set in the comtemporary art world & each murder is designed to represent a painter's work. Johnathan is also a well known pop artist who recently had a one man show of paintings of celebrities like Andy Warhol and Marilyn Monroe.

Molly Barnes canceled.

April 18th, 2003

"Good Friday"
No Panel

April 25th, 2003

"In Transit"
An overview of the Arts for Transit program of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Al Loving,
B'way Junction, Brooklyn
Bing Lee, Canal Street, Manhattan
Nancy Spero, Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Sam Kunce, Times Square, Manhattan
Dan George, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Organizer: Fran Kornfeld, artist

Image Courtesy: Metropolitain Transportation Authority, Arts for Transit (66th St.-Lincoln Center. 1 & 2 Trains)
Subway Mosaic by Nancy Spero
Nancy Spero, 2001
Artemis, Acrobats, Divas, and Dancers - detail
Glass and ceramic mosaic murals

Nancy Spero and Al Loving canceled due to illness.


May 2nd, 2003

"Jules Olitski"
interviewed by Molly Barnes

One-on-one interview with Molly Barnes, and Jules Olitski, a color field artist for many years has returned to abstract landscapes. He has been acknowledged by critic Clement Greenberg as the leading artist of the 20th century. He describes his paintings simply as "a spray of color that hangs like a cloud, but does not lose its shape."
Jules Olitski
Jules Olitski
"With Love and Disregard: Silence"

May 9th, 2003

"Curator's Choice"
Stefan Stux, curator
Postponed until Fall

A panel of the winners of the Curator's Choice 2003 Competition

Moderator: Stefan Stux, owner/director of the Stefan Stux Gallery,
and juror of this year's constest

Leigh Cohen
Karen Fitzgerald
Jo Marie Hart
Fran Shalom

Note: This year's winners will have their work displayed at the Stefan Stux Gallery, in Chelsea. See Curator's Choice 2003 Competition for details.
Stefan Stux
Stefan Stux
He could be calling you!
Stefan Stux is scheduled for surgery, therefore this panel has bee postponed until the Fall.

No Recording Without Permission: There is no audio or video recording permitted during ATOA panels without advance permission from the staff. Photographs may be taken, without the use of flash. You will be asked to turn off your equipment and leave if you ignore this rule. Copyright, 2003 Artists Talk On Art, all rights reserved.

The End of our Spring 2003 season.

ATOA wishes to thank the Phoenix Gallery,
SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation,
The Lower Manhattan Community Council,
The Bachman Foundation,
and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs, for their generous support.

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