A glimpse of the Spring 2019 Final Critique

A glimpse of the Spring 2019 Final Critique of the Art & Society course at the Siena Art Institute.  A lot of interesting work and thoughtful feedback from our students, teachers, and resident artist Boaz Aharonovitch. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for your participation!

You can follow the activities of our students in the Spring 2019 semester Art and Society course through the blog listings of “Spring 2019” category, and through their profile pages listed here:

Preparations for the End-of-Semester Exhibit (May 11 2019)

Join us for the SART SPRING SHOW !

The evening will begin at 4:15pm with the presentation of the works and refreshments offered by the Siena Art Institute, followed by a reading of works from the Creative Writing class of the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts.

In addition, during the exhibit opening event it will also be possible to visit the studio of Boaz Aharonovitch, artist-in-residence at the Siena Art Institute during the month of May.

Following the inauguration, it will be possible to visit the exhibition from May 13 to 15 from 10:30 am to 6pm.

Free and open to the public.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557909211033213/

April 30 artist’s talk with Namsal Siedlecki

On April 30 we held a conversation with Namsal Siedlecki for our ongoing weekly series StARTers – Assaggi d’arte – tastes of art at the Siena Art Institute, informal conversations with local and international protagonists of the cultural world!. An American artist, living in Italy for several years, in Siedlecki’s research he creates enigmatic sculptures in continuous dialogue between the natural and the artificial world.

Artist’s talk with Francesca Banchelli

Snapshots from yesterday’s artist’s talk with Francesca Banchelli.

Francesca Banchelli, born in Montevarchi, trained as an artist at Saint Martin’s College in London. In her work she weaves together different disciplines, such as performance, video, drawing and painting, often organizing the various media in large multi-faceted installations. Fascinated by the dimension of unpredictability linked to the realization of public events, the artist Francesca Banchelli often relies on radical experiments with collaborative projects. Through drawings and painting she elaborates characters who then become the subjects of performances or videos, or vice versa, the drawings become the continuation of scenarios that are difficult to fully express through live actions.

The StARTers – Assaggi d’arte talks return – tastes of art at the Siena Art Institute, informal conversations with local and international protagonists of the cultural world!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/517000262037500/

April 9 Artist’s Talk with Luise Sejersen

The Siena Art Institute’s weekly series of artists’ talks “StARTers: Assaggi d’arte” continued with a presentation by our current artist-in-residence, Luise Sejersen, Tuesday April 9.  Luise Sejersen is a visual artist living and working in Copenhagen. She works with issues concerning religious structures, collective consciousness and the conditions of spirituality in contemporary Northern Europe. She explores the boundaries between different artistic genres and has lately been working with icon painting technique and video-performance.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962725700520215/

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