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Contents for December 20, 2018

1. Ariane Dewey, FF Alumn, at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA, thru April 21, 2019

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents
Illustrated Owls: A Who's Hoo from the Museum's Vault
December 8, 2018 - April 21, 2019

Owls, some of the most widely depicted creatures in children's literature, swoop into the Central Gallery this month for the exhibition Illustrated Owls: A Who's Hoo from the Museum's Vault. Nocturnal birds of prey, owls have figured in world cultures throughout history, from Greek mythology to Harry Potter's Hedwig. Their large, forward-facing eyes give the appearance of intelligence, inspiring artists and writers to portray owls as symbols of wisdom.

Illustrated Owls features the noble birds as represented by 22 artists whose work is on long-term loan or in The Carle's permanent collection. Interpretations range from the realistic to the charming. Highlights include Garth Williams's 1955 Children's Book Week poster, Maurice Sendak's lithograph from A Kiss for Little Bear (1971), José Aruego and Ariane Dewey's watercolors from Owliver (1974), and numerous E. H. Shepard illustrations of Owl, Pooh, Tigger, and other friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.
The exhibition includes three Eric Carle artworks in different media. On display is the screech owl from Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?, created in Carle's signature tissue paper collage, an abstract metal owl sculpture, and an early linoleum print of a great horned owl. Gallery activities invite guests to create owl drawings to take home or add to our parliament (a parliament is a group of owls-a term first used by C. S. Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia). Owl-themed picture books, ambient owl sounds, and fun fact family labels complete the installation.

"I was delighted to discover so many artistic representations of owls," says Ellen Keiter, the Museum's chief curator. "The exhibition highlights the variety of artists, stories, and techniques represented in our world-class Picture Book art collection." Illustrated Owls includes prints, collages, pen and ink drawings, and watercolors. The featured artists are José Aruego and Ariane Dewey, Howard Berelson, Walter Harrison Cady, Eric Carle, Antonio Frasconi, Michael Hague, Ezra Jack Keats, Dorothy Lathrop, Arnold Lobel, Petra Mathers, J. P. Miller, Barry Moser, Marian Parry, Jerry Pinkney, Maurice Sendak, E. H. Shepard, Susanne Suba, Simms Taback, Matthew Van Fleet, Leonard Weisgard, and Garth Williams.

Every Day Art Program: Art Parliament December 5 - January 8, 2019 All day Free with Museum Admission

Get inspired by the Illustrated Owls exhibition and add to our gaggle, flock, and parliament of birds using clay and sculpting tools. Night Owls PJ Party December 27, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm $5 per child (Members Free)

Hoot! Hoot! Explore the Museum-and our special exhibition Illustrated Owls: A Who's Hoo from the Vault-under the cover of night! In addition to night-themed art projects, storytimes, and films, guests will enjoy an evening snack of milk and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admission desk or by calling 413-559-6336. Special Storytime: Jane Yolen & Heidi E.Y. Stemple December 8, 2018 2:00pm Free with Museum admission

Join award-winning authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple for this program all about birds! Jane will read from her new picture book Crow Not Crow, a gentle tale of a father introducing his daughter to the joys of bird watching. Heidi will read from her new book Counting Birds, a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count that introduces kids to the idea of citizen science. The program will include bird watching activities and owl calling! Book signing to follow program. Can't make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

About The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture

(c) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002 413.559.6300 www.carlemuseum.org



2. Angeli, Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumns, at A. I. R. Gallery, January 9-February 3, 2019

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present the 13th A.I.R. Biennial, Let's try listening again curated by Sarah Demeuse and Prem Krishnamurthy. This biennial exhibition starts where its open call ended: with the sentence "Let's try listening again." Echoing a contemporary sentiment, this title voices an urge to stop the treadmill of self-same thought and perceive what is near, around, yet not always seen. It highlights a pause for respect and discovery that is necessary to imagine new, relevant relations-whether social, intellectual, emotional, or cosmic. The point being: we can't know everything, but still we need to envision novel forms of communing.

Participating artists:
Angeli & Jayoung Yoon, Angie Keefer, Anna Riley, Catalina Viejo López de Roda, Dulce Gómez, Fotini Vurgaropulou, Hagen Verleger, Irene Mohedano, Jane Long, Johanna Unzueta, Julie Nagle, Karen Donnellan, Katie Hector, Katja Mater, Katy Mixon, Keren Benbenisty, Kyoung eun Kang, Library Stack, Lukas Eigler-Harding, Malin Abrahamsson, Maren Henson, Matthew Schrader, Olivia Baldwin, Romily Alice Walden, Sari Carel, Scaleno Collective, Shuyi Cao, Suzanne Mooney, Tselote Holley, and Zhenya Plechkina



3. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, Manhattan, December 20

Conversation with Shirin Neshat and Phong Bui
Thursday, December 20, 6-8pm

Join us for a launch of Dreamers, a new book by filmmaker Shirin Neshat, published by Ivorypress as part of their LiberArs Series. Neshat will be joined in conversation by Phong Bui, artist and Publisher of the Brooklyn Rail. Dreamers, conceived as a tri-fold photography book, is based on Neshat's trilogy of black and white video installations: Illusions & Mirrors (2013), Roja (2016) and Sarah (2016). For complete information please visit www.PrintedMatter.org



4. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at The 8th Floor, Manhattan, Jan. 17, 2019

Please Join Us for the Opening of
Revolution from Without...

Thursday, January 17
from 6 to 8pm

The 8th Floor, 17 W. 17th St.
(between 5th and 6th Aves.)

Revolution from Without..., the first exhibition in a two-year series titled
Revolutionary Cycles, will be on view at the Foundation's exhibition space, The 8th Floor, in New York City from January 17 through May 4, 2019. Revolution from
Without... will feature five artists and two collectives - Tania Bruguera, Tony Cokes, Chto Delat, Raqs Media Collective, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dread Scott, and Mark Wallinger - whose practices engage structures of power that determine who is entitled to, and excluded from, access to human rights and positions of privilege.

RSVP https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efy8oiz35ecc47c8&oseq=&c=&ch=

Join the conversation with hashtags
#RubinFoundation, #The8thFloor,
#RevolutionfromWithout, and #ArtandSocialJustice
The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011



5. Maryna Bilak at Hudson Hall, Hudson, NY, opening Feb. 2, 2019
Contact Caroline Lee: caroline@hudsonhall.org (518) 822-1438


Maryna Bilak: Care
On view at Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
February 2 to March 17, 2019
Opening reception with the artist February 2, 5-7pm (featuring a 6:30pm performance by pianist Michael S. Jaynes)

Hudson Hall presents Maryna Bilak: CARE, an exhibition documenting the unseen process of caring for someone with Alzheimer's-in this case, the artist's mother-in-law, Dorothy. Through charcoal drawings, fresco, sculpture, and painting, Bilak's installation delves into the different roles that the act of caretaking requires from each person involved, including the patient herself. The exhibition opens with a reception with the artist on February 2nd, 2019 from 5 to 7pm, featuring a performance of an original song composed for the exhibition by Memphis-based pianist Michael S. Jaynes. The piece is inspired by Jaynes' own experience caring for his mother, also an Alzheimer's sufferer. Maryna Bilak: CARE is on view until March 17, 2019.

Dorothy-mother, patient, older woman, mother-in-law-is the conceptual and often physical nexus for each work in CARE. In a series of traditional charcoal portraits, Dorothy is depicted chronologically, starting with softly rendered images of girlhood that evolve gradually into more harshly rendered scenes of the subject in the last vestiges of the disease. The small-scale frescos provide limited glimpses into Dorothy's features-an eye, a mouth-and reflects on the disintegrated and fractured mental state that accompanies Alzheimer's.

The installation focuses on the tangible and intensely personal, incorporating clothing, nail clippings, hair, and plaster casts of hands and feet. A series of cast-off hangers, clothing, including a headboard that once belonged to Dorothy turned on its side, becomes a delicate, conceptual artwork. By engaging directly with these objects, they adopt newfound significance and become an artistic language in which Bilak speaks to the experience of what it is to be a caregiver.

"Quote from Maryna about creating the exhibition," says Bilak. "Quote from Maryna about presenting the work at Hudson Hall," she says.

Born in the Carpathian Mountains in West Ukraine, Maryna Bilak received her first MFA from Subcarpathian National University (Ukraine). After, she studied at Balassi Bálint Hungarian Cultural Institute in Budapest (Hungary), Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), and in 2014 received her second MFA from New York Studio School. Since 2001 Maryna has exhibited her work in Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, and USA. Her recent solo show Buon Fresco/Fresh was featured at John Davis Gallery. Maryna lives in Hudson, NY, with her husband Maurice Haughton, daughter Irina and her mother-in-law Dorothy.

About Hudson Hall
Hudson Hall is a cultural beacon in the Hudson Valley, offering a dynamic year-round schedule of music, theater, dance, literature, workshops for youth and adults, as well as family programs and large-scale community events such as Winter Walk. Located in a historic landmark that houses New York State's oldest surviving theater, Hudson Hall underwent a full restoration and reopened to the public in April 2017 for the first time in over 55 years. The newly restored Hudson Hall reflects Hudson's rich history in a modern facility that welcomes residents and visitors from throughout our local community, across the nation, and around the globe.

General Information
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Tel: (518) 822-1438
Email: hello@hudsonhall.org, Website: hudsonhall.org
Tuesday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Admission is free.
Programs at Hudson Hall are funded, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. ## MEDIA CONTACT Caroline Lee caroline@hudsonhall.org (518) 822-1438



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller