Thursday, February 27, 2014

Charles Cajori

We would like to pass on the information for the Memorial service to be held for Charles Cajori on March 9th at the New York Studio School. Our condolences to his friends, family, and especially to his wife artist Barbara Grossman.

Charles Cajori

Please join us to celebrate the life of

CHARLES CAJORI (1921-2013)

Sunday, March 9

Program begins: 4:00 PM
Reception: 5:00 PM

New York Studio School
8 West 8
New York, NY 10011

RSVP is preferred
(212) 673-6466 ext.120

Saturday, February 22, 2014

No More No Less

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of  Lisa Brody's luscious paintings. Lisa, along with Caroline Harman is one of the artists I'll be showing with in the "No More,No Less" exhibition curated by Carroll MacDonald.

The opening is March 8th, 2014 from 4PM-6PM.


Lisa Brody - Oil on Canvas

Lisa Brody studied art at the University of Pennsylvania, (B.F.A & B.A. Fine Arts and Architecture) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine.  Her awards and recent residencies include a National Endowment in Humanities, Chicago, (2013) Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT ( 2011),Painting’s Edge Residency, Idyllwild, CA (2005), Partridge Fund grant to paint in Egypt and Mexico (2001 and 2005) Cooper Union Residency in Painting, (2004) Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnsonville (1995).  She is  the inaugural holder of the endowed Arthur Collins Chair in Fine Art and Architecture at Kent School (2004).   Lisa's work is included at Pierogi Flat Files and the Drawing Center.    Her work is also in the collections of IBM, Campbell’s, Equitable, Kaiser Permanente, HBO, Merck, Citibank, Banker’s Trust, The Hartford, Sumitono, and PepsiCo.  

Lisa Brody   
Lisa Brody - Oil on Canvas
Artist Statement

I have been painting landscape for most of my career. The scenes that preoccupy me are places that I know and care about intimately, that have become part of the texture of my everyday consciousness.  Not only the views through my window; also walks taken, roads driven. My painting builds in such increments, one stage at a time, forward and backward, over and under, simple and complex, mundane and mythic.  I work intuitively, open to change, accident and transformation.  An evolving painting registers the subtle permutations of its atmosphere. And always there is a longing – to know these places, to paint them, to inhabit them, and then step outside.  My paintings are windows into places of possibility, desire and yearning. 
 To see more of Lisa Brody's work please visit her site here.

(P.S. Check out the Chandelier Paintings on her site.When I first met Lisa she was in the midst of working on that series. I can't look at a chandelier to this day without thinking of those paintings. It's good thing:)!)


Opening March 8th and running to April 5th, " No More", "No Less" is an exhibit of works by Lisa Brody, Bridget Grady, and Caroline Harman that explores the marvelous complexity and profusion of forms that interplay in our landscape and our imagination.

Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday, March 8, from 4 - 6 pm. The artists will be in attendance and available to chat with you about their artistic vision and process.

For more information, please contact us either by email at or by telephone at 860.868.2878.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Harbingers of Spring?

 Pardon the blur. Those are snow flakes coming down on my lens.

Perhaps their presence now indicates yet another SNOW DAY!

Thursday, February 13, 2014



Signs of Spring!   First Robin 2014 B.Grady

original image source Jason Cohn
Apparently the party above did not get the message from Mr. Punxsutawney!
In this case the early bird catches the cold :(!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Barbara Grossman Exhibition!


Star Dog,  46"x40,"  Oil on Linen, 2008
Painter Barbara Grossman will be having an exhibition of her work at the Gilbert Gallery at Miss Porter's School  located at  60 Main Street, Farmington, Connecticut.   

The reception is February 15th from 5-7pm and is open to the public.

Barbara's work will be on exhibit through the end of February in the Gilbert Gallery in the Main building.
Blue Rug,  26"x20," Oil Stick, 2008

Barbara Grossman's paintings and oil stick drawings depict the interplay of women in interiors. 

They are characterized by intense color, multiple patterns, and dynamic spaces that are simultaneously deep and shallow. 

She is deeply involved in the tension between the dynamics of the luminosity of color and the folding and torque of space that observation and experience reveals. 

Each configuration is a renewed exploration of the visual language. If there is a narrative, the viewers are at liberty to determine that for themselves.

Offering,  50"x46,"  Oil on Linen, 2007

 Barbara Grossman was born and raised in New York City where she attended the High School of Music and Art and then Cooper Union from which she earned her BFA in 1965. She studied at Yale Norfolk and at the Academie der Kunst, Munich, Germany (Diplomate). Grossman has shown extensively in the United States and was a member of the Bowery Gallery in New York for 37 years. Recently a survey of her work traveled from Wright State University to Lafayette College, to Washington and Lee, and to the New York Studio School. The University of Tulsa recently mounted a large show of her work. In 2009 she exhibited at Rider University and in a show, Better Than Ever at Long Island University, The Dishman Museum in Texas, and Rowan University, N.J. In the fall of 2010, she had a show at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. PA. She has also shown in numerous group shows in museums and other venues across the country. 

The Third Verse,  46"x40," Oil on Linen 2011

 Grossman has been a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Munich, Germany, an Ingram Merrill Grant, two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Grants, and several major awards from the National Academy of Design of which she is a member. Her work is in numerous private and public collections. Barbara Grossman has been a visiting artist and critic at Boston University, American University, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Vermont Studio Center, Chautauqua School of Art and many others. She has taught at University of Pennsylvania, Western Connecticut State University, and most recently was on the faculty of the Yale School of Art.

 Barbara Grossman currently lives and works in Connecticut.

The exhibit can be seen from 8 to 4 M-F (and on weekends from 12-3 by ringing the buzzer at Main building's door).

 Directions to the exhibition can be obtained HERE
 For more information please contact

Grier de Langley Torrence, Arts Department Head

Margaret How Wallace '27 Teaching Chair

Visual Arts Director

Miss Porter's School

60 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032

 Images and Text Courtesy of Barbara Grossman

Friday, February 7, 2014

Girls Nite!

To say we've been frantically busy these days here at Blue Horse Arts and Jay Foster Music Studios would be an understatement!!!There has been lots of great things going on and coming up  in our art/work lives therefore I've been slacking on the posting.
So here's a little  photo blog of the Tuesday night crew for you viewing pleasure.
I'm feeling pretty fortunate to be the instructor to these talented young artists (and cookie eaters extraordinaire)!! The Girls Rock!!!!!

 Behold the Blank Canvas!
Different Strokes for Different Folks
 Lauren's Transcription of the the Bayeux Tapestry with a little Persephone and Hades story boarding thrown in for good measure

 A moment of Stillness ( Still life that is!) 

 Emily's Camel in process. She takes Guitar lessons from Jay on Hump Day:) and she can Sing too!

 Janeesa's Observational Still Life and Cast Drawing

 Jenna's Work In Progress

The youngsters being mentored by Xavier

New Kids On the Bargue:)