Born in 1967 in Chicago to Jamaican parents, Simone Leigh pursued a BA in Art and Philosophy from Earlham College. Shortly after finishing her studies she shifted to New York City and has lived there for the past 25 years with her daughter. Her studio is in Brooklyn.
Grant Wood (Feb 1891-Feb1942) was inspired to paint his most famous work American Gothic in 1930 when driving through the Iowa landscape with a fellow artist – when he discovered the classic, ‘Dibble House.’
I am very excited to announce that a year on from establishing the Art Advocates & Collectors group we continue to accept many new and enthusiastic members to our women only group. I thought I would mark our 1 year on anniversary with a brief over view of our Aims and also a few of our most recent successful events.
In my work as an art advisor, I have assisted a wide variety of collectors to find their unique path in the acquisition of Contemporary Art. Over many years of working in the Art field, I have observed a few interesting common denominators about the way people collect Art and what motivates them to become Art Collectors.
During March, ‘Avec Pleasure’ had the delight of organising an enthusiastic group of AA&C members for a truly special visit to ‘Empire’ – an inspiring art installation by talented artist RONE, born Tyrone Wright.
In our contemporary world, most cultural tourists approach their visits to the large scaled museums of the world from a time poorperspective.
Last month, I taught another short 4 week course for the U3A, Melbourne City Campus. This year I offered: Contemporary Sculptors (Australian & International) and Their Art Practices.
Just a few weeks ago in early August the reinvented MAF was launched into the Melbourne Art scene.
Avec Pleasure’s November and December ‘Collector’s Club’ walk throughs of Heide Museum of Art’s exhibition, ‘Making Modernism’, have been very well attended and a delight to run.
Continuing on from our Artlife+ theme posted last month, we have been researching some effective new ways that we can bring back ‘creativity’ into our lives.