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<ul><li><p>The World of Ed HeckMusic, Art, Literature &amp; Luggage</p><p>SPRING 2012 $4.95</p><p>www.fineartmagazine.com</p><p>CASS</p><p>ANDR</p><p>A CR</p><p>AIG </p><p>PHOT</p><p>O</p></li><li><p>Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012 1</p></li><li><p>2 Fine Art Magazine Fall 2012</p><p>founded in 1975PUBLISHER</p><p>JAMIE ELLIN FORBESinfo@fineartmagazine.com</p><p>EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VICTOR BENNETT FORBES</p><p>victor@fineartmagazine.com</p><p>WEB MASTERJOAN HIMMELSTEIN</p><p>EDITORIAL ASSISTANTALLISON L. MAUCHSPECIAL THANKS</p><p>MARILYN GOLDBERG, ED HECK, SAMIR SAMMOUN, DR. ROBERT </p><p>BAKER, DR. MOSES HERKELIAN, PAUL ELMOWSKY, RICHARD FORBES, STEVE </p><p>ZALUSKI, ITA BULLARD, PO BOX 404,</p><p>CENTER MORICHES, NY 11934(631) 339-0152 (718) 549-8956</p><p>Join us online:SunstormArts@FineArtmagazine.com</p><p>Share Your Ideas and ImagesNetwork The Creative Life</p><p>Yours, Ours, and Othershttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Fine-</p><p>Art-Magazine-Online/90745356362</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/user/FineArtMagazine</p><p>http://twitter.com/fineartmagazine</p><p>www.fineartmagazine.cominfo@fineartmagazine.com</p><p>artspower@aol.com 2012 SunStorm Arts Publishing Co. Inc.</p><p>www.fineartmagazine.com</p><p>ZALUSKIS HUMANSHPERE rolled into Chelsea during Armory Arts Week, New York City</p><p>The Armory Shows splendiferous designer of the Waterfront Lounge on Pier 92 Tucker Robbins, </p><p>and Dr. Bob Baker take a breather</p><p>PHOTOS BYJAMIE ELLIN FORBES</p><p>Leslee and David Rogath of Chalk + Vermilion and Martin Lawrence Galleries</p><p>Dr. Bob Baker, Carla Baker at the Michael Schultz Gallery</p><p>Amsterdam artist Sophie Walraven and Fine Art Editor-in-Chief </p><p>Victor Forbes</p></li><li><p>Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012 1</p></li><li><p>The Chaotic Harmony of </p><p>SvetlanaHakobyan</p><p>SPRING 2012 $4.95 US</p><p>www.fineartmagazine.com</p></li><li><p>4 Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012</p><p>NOAHS ARK ART GALLERYArt Dealer &amp; Broker</p><p>We specialize in: Paintings-Sculptures (Lebanese, Russian, Armenian)</p><p>Icons (Greek, Russian, Melkit)Rugs &amp; Carpets (Caucasian, Armenian)</p><p>Services:Estimation / Art Publication / Restoration &amp; Framing</p><p>Represented Artists:Vahram, Yuri Tsvetaev, Vahan Roumelian, Alexander Isachev, Suren , David D.</p><p>Ruben Abovian, Alex Kochar, Berdj Tchakedjian, Armen Gevorgian, Yeghya Bakmazian,Hermes, Svetlana Hakobian, Edik Pertian, Arthur K.</p><p>Personnel: </p><p>Movses Zirani Herkelian(Ph.D)owner/director</p><p>Elo Saradjian(MA)Admin Director/Media Representative</p><p>Herag HerkelianAssistant Director</p><p>Noahs Ark Art Gallery, Center Grand park 2, B.B. Street, Zalka Metn, LebanonTel: +961 4 711-852, Fax: +961 4 714-943, Mob: +961 3 72-72-11</p><p>E-mail: noahark@idm.net.lb , Website: www.noahsarkgallery.com </p><p>ARTHUR K., Phoenecian Echoes, 75 x 105cm, Mixed Media on canvas, 2011</p></li><li><p>Is it your dream to own and operate a fine art gallery? We are expanding our brand and are seeking those with a passion for the arts! Training and financing available. </p><p>For more information, contact our national headquarters at (619) 895-3027.</p><p>TODAYS TOP ARTISTS</p><p>Asencio Michael Flohr Christopher M.</p><p>Daniel Ryan Gloria LeeMichael Summers</p><p>Americas Finest Galleries </p></li><li><p>6 Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012</p><p>ITA BULLARD</p><p>ITA BULLARD creates original art with an eclectic mix of techniques and absolutely no pretension. Her muses have come from deep within her spirit to find fulfillment through many years of dedication to authenticity and honesty of expression. Ms. Bullard was born in Paris in 1940. As a Jew in occupied France, she spent the first years of her life in hiding with her family. At the age of 21 Ita left France bound for New York City. In 1967, she met an ambitious and charismatic business entrepreneur. The two shared a life together for 35 years. While she assisted him with a plethora of successful ventures as partner/secretary/treasurer/family manager and companion, Ita found time and the space to begin creating her collection of oil, water color, acrylic, gouache and sculpture that now number over 100 pieces. Wanting to expand her artistic creativity, she left her New York City penthouse life and traded it for the quiet serenity of Lake Champlain, situated in the Adirondack Park region of upstate New York. Her new home and studio/gallery are located on Valcour Bay across from Valcour Island one of the more famous locations in Revolutionary War history, where Benedict Arnold delayed the British advance in 1776 which led to the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777. Ms. Bullard participates in various community projects, ranging from hosting Chamber of Commerce meetings to benefits for the local PBS and has donated numerous paintings for fund raising auctions for PBS and various other local and national/international charities</p><p>More than seventy years after his death, the recently canonized Brother Andr Bessette, C.S.C., remains beloved for his mercy to the sick, for his devotion to St. Joseph, and for his role in the construction of the majestic Oratory of St. Joseph in Montral, which continues to be visited by millions of pilgrims each year. Pope John Paul II lauded Brother Andr as a man of prayer and friend of the poor who led a life dedicated to the relief of human suffering. Ita Bullard recently painted the face and hands of Brother Andr to complete this stained glass window donated by Don Strack to the St. Alexander Roman </p><p>Catholic Church in Morisonville, NY. </p><p>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTitalew@msn.com</p><p>Michael Jackson Blue, 36 x 42, oil on linen</p><p>Little Boy Waiting for Food, 48 x 48, oil on linen</p><p>Tulips, 24 x 36, oil on linen</p><p>PHOT</p><p>O BY</p><p> JOSH</p><p>UA K</p><p>RETS</p><p>ER w</p><p>ww.P</p><p>ODST</p><p>UDIO</p><p>NY.co</p><p>m</p></li><li><p>Grande Absente Liqueur, 69% ALC/VOL., Grande Absente and Grande Absente Logo are trademarks owned by M. P. Roux, Imported from France by Crillon Importers Ltd., Paramus, NJ 07652 2008</p><p>GRANDE ABSENTE ~Absinthe OriginaleIts makers private recipe has stood uncompromised since 1860.Hand-crafted in Provence. Only fine botanicals of the region areselected including artemisia absinthium, the wormwood of legend.Grande Absente is 138 proof so please enjoy responsibly.</p><p>www.grandeabsente.com</p><p>Homage a Caravaggio1571 1610 Radical NaturalismThe artwork Baco Adolescent (1596) inspired contemporary painter John Pacovsky as he created this, one of more than 150 pieces in our Absente Homage to Great Artists Collection.</p><p>facebook.com/GreenMvmt</p><p>GrandeAbsenteFineArtAds_Layout 1 3/10/11 7:53 PM Page 3</p></li><li><p>8 Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012</p><p>The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents John Chamberlain: Choices, a comprehensive examination of the work of the late John Chamberlain and the first U.S retrospective since 1986. Comprising approximately one hundred works, John Chamberlain: Choices examines the artists development over a sixty-year career, exploring the shifts in scale, materials, and techniques informed by the assemblage process that was central to his working method. The exhibition presents works from Chamberlains earliest monochromatic iron sculptures and experiments in foam, Plexiglas, and paper, to his final large-scale foil pieces, which have never been shown in the United States. Chamberlain was first celebrated at the Guggenheim in a 1971 retrospective.</p><p>One day somethingsome one thingpops out at you, and you pick it up, and you take it over, and you put it somewhere else, and it fits. Its just the right thing at the right moment. You can do the same thing with words or with metal, Chamberlain has stated. Fit and choice have rightly become the guiding principles for Chamberlains work. His respect for the materials inherent properties informs the multiplicity of his forms, the simplicity of his process, and the works complex underpinnings. The title of the Guggenheims exhibition pays tribute to the artists process of active selection, or choosing, that is fundamental to his practice. The exhibition is organized by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions. For more information www.guggenheim.org</p><p>John Chamberlain, Photo: Robert McKeever, courtesy Gagosian Gallery</p><p>SPHINXGRIN TWO, 2010, Aluminium</p><p>192 7/8 x 165 3/8 x 145 5/8 inches (490 x 420 x 370 cm)</p><p>Private collectionInstallation view: John Chamberlain: Choices, Solomon R. Guggenheim </p><p>Museum, February 24 - May 13, 2012</p><p> 2011 John Chamberlain / Artists Rights Society (ARS), </p><p>New York Photo: David Heald </p><p>Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation</p><p>Guggenheims Chamberlain RetrospectiveExplores Six Decades of Masterful Work</p></li><li><p>Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012 9</p><p>Seeking Shambhala: The Quest for Perfect Peace, At Museum of Fine Arts, Boston</p><p>The search for the utopian realm of Shambhala, also sometimes known as Shangri-La, has captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. Be it a state of mind or an actual place somewhere in Central Asia, this legendary kingdom is said to be ruled by a lineage of 32 mythological kings who are protectors of Tibetan Buddhist texts. Shambhala is a fabulous kingdom hidden by mist and a ring of snow covered mountains, where the rulers safeguard the Kalachakra Tantra, sacred teachings about the Wheel of Time that, through practice and meditation, allow one to achieve enlightenment. The texts also foretell of a world that descends into chaos and war, and of one king who will emerge after the apocalypse to restore order and prosperity in the year 2424. I am always delighted by opportunities to bring to light paintings from our collections that have not been readily exhibited, said Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the MFA. Asian Conservation has breathed new life and energy into these magnificent kings by returning the paintings to their original regal and glorious formats. By combining this 17th-century set with contemporary art by Gonkar Gyatso and Tadanori Yokoo, new connections are formed. Our visitors will be pleasantly surprised by the symbolism, color, and brilliance of this exhibition. For more, www.mfa.org</p><p>The Shambhala in Modern Times, 2008, Gonkar Gyatso</p><p>The Fifth Dharma (Religious)King of Shambhala, Sureshvara II</p><p>(Divine King), Tibetan, secondhalf of the 17th century</p><p>My Identity</p></li><li><p>10 Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012</p></li><li><p>10 Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012</p><p>WSW co-founder and Artistic Director Tatana Kellner (second from right, in the purple) leads a workshop on monopriting and encaustic during WSWs </p><p>Summer Arts Institute (SAI). Each summer during SAI, WSW hosts over 20 two to five day intensive workshops in papermaking, screen printing, </p><p>letterpress, intaglio, encaustic, and book arts.</p><p>2012 Artist-in-Residence Beka Goedde in WSWs papermaking studio. WSW supports women artists in all stages of their careers.</p><p>Jen Blazina (far left) silkscreens wallpaper, with help from WSWs Chris Petrone, Terez Iacovino, and Kristen DeGree (left to right). WSW supports women artists in all stages in their careers through Fellowships, Artists </p><p>Books Grants, and Residencies, through which artists have access to WSWs specialized studios in printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, letterpress </p><p>printing, photography, and book arts.</p><p>Womens Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand papermaking, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. Artists are invited to work at WSW as a part of our Fellowship Program, Artists Books Grants, Residencies, Internships, or to learn new skills in our Summer Arts Institute and community workshop series whose mission is to operate and maintain an artists workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities for artists, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts. www.wsworkshop.org</p><p>Womens Studio Workshop Growing Their Outreach Programs</p><p>Jamie Eva Forbes, Board Members Richard Forbes and Robert Stack and Jamie Ellin Forbes</p><p>Chili Bowl Shoppers at WSW, Annual Chili Bowl Event</p><p>WSW fund-raising dinner, at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY Hand-made books and hand-made paper on view.</p></li><li><p>Fine Art Magazine Spring 2012 11</p><p>Sammoun has indeed built upon history to develop a personal style that is reflective of his inner being. Nothing is held back by these emotionally charged canvases that capture the essence of Nature as recreated by Man, in this instance Samir Sammoun. </p><p> Constance Schwartz, Director and CuratorNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York</p><p>By VICTOR FORBES </p><p>One of the most sought after and beloved artists working in North America today, Lebanese-born Montral-based Samir Sammoun closed out 2011 with a sold-out collection at Bostons prestigious Galerie DOrsay. Featured in the exhibition were Sammouns masterful works on canvas of olive groves, fields of flowers and cityscapes along with his new bronze Olivier I, a self-contained prototype of his vision to develop this sculpture of a singular tree into a series of life-size replications to be installed as symbols of peace in public parks and gardens around the world.</p><p>Sammouns body of work is an in-depth depiction of the connections he makes between his long-time residence in Montral and birth and childhood in Lebanon. Painting and sculpture emerge as statements of common familiarity to be shared by all. His admirers enter into a personal involvement with the work making him a man for all seasons of expression through the universal language of art, notes Jamie Ellin Forbes, Director of the Fine Art Museum of Long Island (1990-1995) and publisher of Fine Art Magazine. The compelling power of his vision is truly informed in the majesty of the new sculpture created in the age-old Lost Wax method. The table top model, a 18 finished piece that serves as the maquette for the highly anticipated full-scale version, is imbued with a vital energy that summons a rare combination of awe and comfort to the viewer. </p><p>As a boy growing up in the Chouf Mountains, south of Beirut, Sammoun has fond memories of an idyllic life centered around harvest time in the olive groves. The olive tree is a subject very close to my heart, he declares, because from the age of four I began to participate in the harvest with my entire family. The trees bear their fruit once a year in autumn, around the start of the school year.</p><p>Sammoun seeks to share that cherished era of blissful childhood memory by recreating the spiritual and physical landscape with this major project that pays tribute to his homelands pastoral scenery and vibrant tradition. The olive tree possesses a majestic lineage dating back to the great flood when Noahs dove returned to the ark with an olive branch, declaring that land was near and civilization could resume.</p><p>The initial painting that launched Sammouns Peace Project </p><p>was a rendition of an olive grove from his fathers land, a 48 x 72 canvas that was shown to great acclaim at the International Artexpo in New York City. Introduced to the work at this major art fair, Roslyn (New York) Museum Director and Chief Curator Constance Schwartz went on to compose these words in the introduction to Sammouns monograph, aptly entitled Walking With Giants: With dramatic flair, an attractive, energetic and brilliant communications engineer, Samir Sammoun, follows the path of the Impressionistsenriching their characteristics with his unique and personal visionand a more...</p></li></ul>