Saturday, September 8, 2018

Studio Montclair presents the "Art Lotto," an artist-based, community-oriented portrait show

Iram YeatesART LOTTO

WHEN: September 15 to November 10, 2018; Tuesday 10-2; Wednesday thru Friday 11-3; Saturday 12-3. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 7 to 9pm  
Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Studio Montclair (SMI) and The Creativity Caravan present an artist-based, community-oriented portrait show.

Inspired by the original Art Lotto in Harrisonburg VA, the show encouraged artists to connect and collaborate in a unique way. Each artist was randomly paired with another to create a portrait of that person, but the artists were not paired with each other. Curators Amy Tingle and Maya Stein state: “We invited the participating artists to stretch outside their usual medium, if desired, and to experiment with unexpected or unconventional materials and techniques. The result is a wonderfully deep and diverse collection of work that also paints a broader ‘portrait’ of the creative community of Studio Montclair as a whole.”

Art Lotto is the inaugural entry in what will be an on-going Studio Montclair Community Partnership Exhibit series. Each year, SMI will collaborate with a non-profit or creative organization to create an exciting exhibit. States SMI Executive Director, Susanna Baker: “These collaborations will inspire SMI’s membership and create new connections, while building on our goal of enhancing community outreach.”

Participating Artists:
Bithika Adhikary, Leslie Adler, Kate Albright, Sybil Archibald, Susanna Baker, Virginia Schaffer Block, Janet Boltax, Gwen Charles, RitaMarie Cimini, Dan Epstein, Lori Field, David Frank, Asha Ganpat, Gigi Garcia, Leslie Goldman, Lorenzo Irico, Samantha Knierim, Neal Korn, Joyce Korotkin, Kenneth Korreis, Carole Lane, Rachel R. Laufer, Jennifer Levine, Jennifer Ley, Yvette Lucas, Fernando Mariscal, Kathryn McGuire, Priscilla Mongeau, Alan Montgomery, Elizabeth Munro, Steffany Ojeda, Denis Orloff, Ted Papoulas, Indu Ramkumar, Ellen Reinkraut, Yana Rodin, Marisol Ross, Constance M. Seugling, Yulia Shtern, Chelsea Smith, Zachary Smith, Maya Stein, Heidi Sussman, Garry Thall, Amy Tingle, Laurie Waite-Fellner, Amy Whitman, Iram Yeates

About the Curators: AAmy Tingle and Maya Stein are the co-owners of The Creativity Caravan, a gallery, workshop space, and Imaginarium located at 28 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Together, they have 15 years' experience facilitating art and writing workshops for children and adults, and a combined 30 years refining their own practice as writers and artists.

About Studio Montclair: Studio Montclair Inc. is a nonprofit organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts. Its mission is to promote culture and education in the visual arts and encourage emerging artists. Founded in 1997, the organization includes over 450 members including artists from around the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. For more information, contact, or call 862-500-1447.

IMAGE: SMI artist, Iram Yeates, selecting the name of his assigned artist.