Upcoming Educational Programs


  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2021
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/live/
    Program events

    Join Visual Arts Alliance, Saturday, February 6th at 11 a.m. as MFAH photography curator Malcolm Daniel presents a virtual tour of the photography galleries in the Museum’s new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. The Museum’s first galleries dedicated to the display of photographs present more than 150 works from every period and major movement, 1840 to the present. Exhibits include thematic groupings like French and American daguerreotypes, avant-garde photography in the period between the World Wars, large-scale contemporary photographs, and portraits that convey the variety and ubiquity of photography. This program will be live streamed on VAA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/live/.

  • Sat
    10
    Apr
    2021
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/ live/
    Program events

    Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, April 10, at 11:00 a.m. for a live discussion with Claire Rosen, “Threads of an Artist Approach,” facilitated by author Catherine Anspon. This program will be live streamed on VAA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/ live/.

     

    Journey into the imagination of artist Claire Rosen — following the threads woven through her varied body of work; from fantastical animal banquets to poetic still lives. She will share the inspiration, artistic practices, and passions that underpin her creative work, and the adventures and misadventures they have invited into her life.

    Claire Rosen is an internationally recognized and widely collected artist, her portfolio of elaborate tableaus often feature anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, or still lives steeped in symbolism that’s evocative of classical European painting. Though the work is rooted in traditional themes and aesthetics, it is intended to create dialogue around contemporary issues such as environmental conservation and the need for animal advocacy.

  • Sat
    08
    May
    2021
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/ live/
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    Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m. for a presentation from Geoffrey Koslov, “Looking at Contemporary Photography Today.” This program will be live streamed on VAA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/ live/.

    How are the content and presentation of photography changing today? Gallerist and reviewer Geoffrey Koslov will address this question in a a discussion which will be of interest to collectors and artists that want to challenge their appreciation, perception and understanding of this evolving medium.

    Geoffrey Koslov co-founded Foto Relevance Gallery, located in the museum district of Montrose in Houston, Texas, for contemporary photography-based art. He is interested in the creative use of media, light and new ways of seeing our diverse world through many different genres of photographic expression. In addition to life now as a Gallerist, and a life-long passion for photography, Geoffrey has 40 plus years of business experience he brings to the arts. Geoffrey is a collector himself who also enjoys writing about photographers he meets who are creating new and challenging work. He had served for many years on the Photography Acquisitions Subcommittee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Board of Directors for the Houston Center for Photography (HCP). He was formerly a member of HCP’s Exhibitions Committee and a former co-chair of its Print Auction. Geoffrey previously participated as a reviewer with Fotofest, the Center for Fine Art Photography (CFAP), the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), The Medium Festival of Photography, PhotoLucida, Critical Mass, PhotoVisa, and ASmith Gallery. Other organizations in which he participates are the MFAH’s Photo Forum, and several photography critique groups, including Pixels&Silver, the Houston Inner Loop Photography, and the Houston Photographic Society.

  • Sat
    05
    Jun
    2021
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/ live/
    Program events

     

    Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, June 5, at 11:00 a.m. for a conversation with Shana Nys Drambot, an art critic, curator, and author based in downtown Los Angeles. This program will be live streamed on VAA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/ live/.

    Shana will document the curation process for her upcoming exhibition called "Fragmentation and Harmony" featuring artists Soheila Siadate and Joshua Elias. She will also discuss the challenges in curating a cohesive show when using different artists.

    Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is the Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Art & Cake, and Artillery. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes book and catalog essays, curates and juries exhibitions, is a dedicated Instagram photographer and is the author of the experimental novella Zen Psychosis (2020, Griffith Moon). She speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally, and is a Co-Chair of Art Table's SoCal Chapter, is a member of the LA Press Club, and sits on the Board of Art Share-LA the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange.