Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dorothea Lange | Live Q&A with Sarah Meister and Sally Mann | VIRTUAL VIEWS

Explore how Dorothea Lange’s iconic works redefined how we see America . Our next #MoMAVirtualViews, “Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures,” launches this Thursday, April 30, with a live Q&A with curator Sarah Meister and photographer Sally Mann


Venice Art Walk: Benefit Auction 2020

Gregg Chadwick
The Reader (Botanical Garden)
14"x11" oil on panel 2019

I am honored to have my painting The Reader (Botanical Garden) up for auction in this year’s Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction. I’ve donated a painting to the auction for 15 years now and am excited to have this sensitive artwork in this year's auction.
To pick up a book and be transported to another world is one of life's great pleasures. In my oil on panel painting, a woman sits with quiet dignity and reads. One can almost smell honeysuckle in the air and feel a cool breeze on a warm day.

The Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction has moved exclusively to an online art auction for 2020. From May 3 - May 19, visit to view the online collection. Art lovers and artists unite to benefit Venice Family Clinic, now commemorating 50 years of providing quality health care to people in need. Venice Family Clinic + Artsy are thrilled to present Venice Art Walk: Benefit Auction 2020 featuring works by artists including John Baldessari, Gregg Chadwick, Trine Churchill, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Claudy JongstraAlex Prager, the Haas Brothers, Ramona Otto, Gwen Samuels and more. 

Browse lots and place bids before the sale closes on Tuesday, May 19th, at 12:00pm PDT (3:00pm EDT).
Auction proceeds will provide vital health care to nearly 28,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless patients in Los Angeles. Venice Family Clinic's innovative, integrated approach includes primary medical care as well as specialty care, dental, behavioral health, substance use treatment, vision, early child development, health education, pharmacy, domestic violence counseling, HIV services, street medicine for people experiencing homelessness and health insurance enrollment services.
Now more than ever, we need healthcare for everyone. Auction proceeds will also help strengthen Venice Family Clinic's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Venice Family Clinic’s patients are among the most vulnerable in our community, and they need you more than ever. If you can, please give generously to the Venice Family Clinic so they can make healthcare a reality for all. 

[🎨: Gregg Chadwick, The Reader (Botanical Garden), 2019. 14”x11”. Oil on panel. 
Featured in the 2020 Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction.]⠀

#VeniceFamilyClinic #VeniceFamilyClinicArtWalk #VeniceArtWalk #GreggChadwick #DeborahLynnIrmas 

Monday, April 27, 2020

All Art is Political

Don't Forget to Dance!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Thanks for Singing San Francisco!

Please Sing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" With Tony Bennett Today at Noon PDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins with San Franciscans around the world, and others, to salute our brave health care workers in the fight against COVID-19: encouraging participation in the sing-a-long of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" on Saturday, April 25 at 12 noon PDT.

Hashtag #SingOutSF

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Making six huge frames for Titian's mythological paintings | National Ga...

Peter Schade, the Head of the Framing department at the National Gallery, shows the process of creating six huge matching frames for the Titian: Love Desire Death exhibition. Matthias Wivel, Curator of 16th-century Italian paintings, and curator of the exhibition, discusses how these frames complement the paintings, known as Titian's 'poesie'. Watch the process of these frames being created, from workshop to exhibition. This includes sourcing materials, planing, carving, gilding, and toning the frames. Titian: Love, Desire, Death 16 March – 14 June 2020 🎟️Book now: Learn more about Titian the artist 🖌️: Paintings shown in this video: 🎨Venus and Adonis - 🎨Diana and Actaeon - 🎨Diana and Callisto - 🎨Death of Actaeon - 🎨Rape of Europa - 🎨Perseus and Andromeda - https://wallacelive.wallacecollection... Subscribe to our channel and never miss a video: Follow us on social media: Like the National Gallery on Facebook: Follow the National Gallery on Twitter: Follow the National Gallery on Instagram:

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day - When the Earth Moves Film

When the Earth Moves reclaims the authentic story and original vision of Earth Day as a bipartisan and socially just environmental movement and highlights the need for people across generations and on both sides of the political aisle to play an active part. It also calls attention to the urgent need for Americans to unite around a common goal and purpose.

Jersey 4 Jersey - Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa

Land of Hope and Dreams and Jersey Girl

Happy Earth Day!

by Gregg Chadwick

"The thing that really surprised me was that it [Earth] projected an air of fragility. And why, I don’t know. I don’t know to this day. I had a feeling it’s tiny, it’s shiny, it’s beautiful, it’s home, and it’s fragile."

— Michael Collins, Apollo 11

Gregg Chadwick
30”x36” oil on linen 2020 

My oil on linen painting Terra Nostra was inspired by the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the first photograph taken by a human of the globe from space. On December 7, 1972, the astronauts on board Apollo 17 looked out of their spacecraft and saw the entire earth illuminated by the sun. It glowed like a blue jewel. From then on, our conception of our shared earth changed. Eugene Cernan, the pilot of that flight said to Al Reinert in an interview in Atlantic Magazine: "You have to literally just pinch yourself and ask yourself the question, silently: Do you know where you are at this point in time and space, and in reality and in existence, when you can look out the window and you're looking at the most beautiful star in the heavens -- the most beautiful because it's the one we understand and we know, it's home, it's people, family, love, life -- and besides that it is beautiful. You can see from pole to pole and across oceans and continents and you can watch it turn and there's no strings holding it up, and it's moving in a blackness that is almost beyond conception."

I thought it important to get a sense of what NASA astronauts described as the Overview Effect. From space the Earth is revealed to be fragile with a thin atmosphere. And from space, there are no boundaries. No lines demarcating countries or regions. We are united as citizens of earth and we need to protect each other and our planet. 

I first became aware of the fragile nature of our planet as an elementary school student. For Christmas one year, I asked my parents for the book “Wildlife in Danger” published by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). They are still an important organization providing information, plans, and hope for our endangered earth. Worried about the environment as a kid, I drew pictures of animals constantly. Now I am bringing out a series of paintings inspired by the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020, that shed light on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and our place with other species.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

L.A. Love!

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joe Biden for President

Let's Go! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden

Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Congrats Wisconsin for Electing Judge Jill Karofsky!

Congrats Wisconsin! Despite massive GOP voter suppression, progressive judge Jill Karofsky is projected to defeat @realDonaldTrump-endorsed Justice Dan Kelly in Wisconsin Supreme Court race. Huge upset & defeat for attempts to undermine voting rights…/491622-democrat-backed-candidate-wins… #wi #wiunion #ThankYouForVoting

Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope - Live From Duomo di Milano

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II joins former Vice President Joe Biden for a discussion on faith

Must Listen: Here's the Deal with @RevDrBarber and @JoeBiden

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II joins former Vice President Joe Biden for a discussion on faith and its intersection with today’s most pressing issues.
Episode Guide:
  • 1:29 Reverend Barber Joins the Show
  • 3:21 Reverend Barber Discusses Poor People's Campaign Response to COVID-19
  • 10:08 Vice President Biden on Poverty and COVID-19
  • 15:48 Reverend Barber on Faith and COVID-19
  • 21:44 Vice President Biden and Reverend Barber on Health Care
  • 33:30 Vice President Biden on Legacy and Faith 
  • 39:51 Listener Question
Note: This episode was recorded on 4/9/2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Nurses Save Lives!

Gregg Chadwick
Nurses Save Lives
(Marching to Save the School)
60"x48" oil on linen 2019
Collection UCLA School of Nursing 

Gerhard Richter: Painting After All

Get an inside look at a master painter at work in this feature-length documentary, streaming here for a limited time, premiering Saturday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition at The Met Breuer, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All, the film will remain available to stream through early July.
Much of this documentary is set in Richter's studio in Cologne, where the filmmaker quietly observed the artist's painting process, and in particular how he creates his large abstract series. The film follows Richter through mesmeric cycles of painting, viewing, and judging. Interspersed throughout are shorter sequences from historical interviews and footage of other aspects of Richter at work, including his interactions with curators, assistants, and family. Filmed principally in 2009, the documentary concludes with the artist completing a large series of mostly white abstract paintings.
The film is available for purchase at Kino Lorber (DVD and Blu-Ray) and Kino Now (digital download).

Directed by Corinna Belz

© 2011 Zero One Film / Terz Film / WDR / MDR

Friday, April 10, 2020

Mama Virtual

MAMA VIRTUAL from Jeny Amaya on Vimeo.

MAMA VIRTUAL, directed by 18th Street Arts Center's communications associate Jeny Amaya, materializes the virtual sphere that transnational mothers construct in order to maintain contact with their children and families back in their home countries. Separated from their children, these Central American mothers externalize this virtual realm through their performance of the “mother’s touch” through the touchscreen of a phone, digital images, phone cards, and other mediated technologies.

 Watch the other film part of this series here.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

21st Century Pauper Fields

Patrick Stewart Reads Shakespeare's Sonnet #18

Sonnet 18. Perhaps the most well-known sonnet in the book. Speaking of the book, a little backstory on that too. #ASonnetADay

Because His Music Lives - John Prine: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

From Ann Powers' remembrance of John Prine, who died yesterday at the age of 73: “He hadn’t been well, off and on, for many years, but he also seemed oddly indestructible. Everyone’s love and need for his presence wove protection around him. But we are living in a time when no concept of protection seems adequate. Acknowledging that, I turned to Prine’s music. This is how we honor our losses as music fans: by holding close the recordings that keep a voice resonant past mortality.” Click here to read the full remembrance:

Bruce Springsteen Assures Listeners "Better Times Are Coming"

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dona Nobis Pacem

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dona Nobis Pacem (“grant us peace”) #songsofcomfort

Linda Goes to Mars - John Prine and Bill Murray

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Listen Now to Michael McDermott's New Song "What In the World"

Stop what you are doing right now! And turn on this fire breathing new single from my visionary friend Michael McDermott.  Michael writes: “Watching the norms of this country be deconstructed and the behavior of he who will not be named, I often just found myself saying aloud ‘What in the world?’ I was in a cab on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago shooting a video for my last record when the chorus of this came to me.  The next day, I immediately went to see if those rapid-fire lyrics would fit and lo and behold I had myself that downtrodden anthem I’d always dreamed of.”

Now listen to Bob Cesca's podcast with Michael McDermott:
Bob writes - "My guest ... is singer songwriter, Michael McDermott. The new album, What In The World, drops on June 5. In addition to chatting with Michael about his life and music, he performed three of his songs, live here on the show, and at least one will make you cry -- in a good way. We also talked about everything from drugs to Trump to Stephen King, and a lot more. I’m a total fanboy, so this was a rare privilege for me. You should be downloading his albums everywhere you get your digital music, and I assure you, you will absolutely fall in love with his work, as I have. Find him on Facebook and at "