Archive for June, 2011

V & A Museum – The Cult of Beauty Exhibition
cult of beauty The Victoria and Albert Museum is currently running an exhibition featuring works by Frederick Lord Leighton, Joseph Albert Moore, James Tissot, Edward Burne-Jones, and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. The exhibition is titled The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900, but it includes many works that are by the Pre-Raphaelites as well.
Although the exhibition confuses the two movements into one, it is still a fabulous exhibition of some of the greatest paintings of the period.

It is open daily from 10am – 5:45pm and on Fridays from 10am – 10pm. The show closes on July 17th, 2011 so if you are in the London area, make plans to see it now.

Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2011

ARC Approved™ Atelier Canova Accepting Summer and Fall Enrollments
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ARC Approved™ Atelier, Atelier Canova, has just announced the launch of their new website.

Atelier Canova is currently accepting enrollments for their 2011 Summer and Fall schedule, including "There’s No Place Like Rome" workshop, an exciting 14 day painting and sight-seeing trip to Rome in October.

Please click here for more details.

Posted Monday, June 27th, 2011

ARC Approved™ Gold Light Studios Gala Raises Full Time Scholarship
ARC Approved™ Gold Light Studio held its 1st Annual Bohemian Rhapsody fundraising gala on Saturday, May 21st to raise money for a scholarship. More than 100 people attended, coming from as far as Princeton, Gladwyne, and even Chicago to celebrate the studio’s wildly successful first year.

“The Gala was a night beyond my imagining,” says Gold Light founder and instructor John Murdoch. “I knew there were people out there who appreciate this kind of work, but the amount of support we saw at the Bohemian Rhapsody was just overwhelming. We’re looking forward to using the scholarship to expand the program. Bucks County has been a center for great art for a hundred years; Gold Light is poised to help build on that reputation for the next hundred.

Our sincere gratitude goes out to everyone who came or participated in any way.”

The evening raised enough money for a one-year scholarship to Gold Light Studios for a deserving student. Artists interested in the program are encouraged to contact Gold Light Studios for consideration.

For more information, contact: John Murdoch at (267) 221-6046

Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

A Grant For Bouguereau Books

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund has paid for 50% of 100 two volume sets of the Bouguereau Biography and Catalogue Raisonné; splitting the cost with ARC. These books are to be donated to ARC approved ateliers, reference libraries, and museums. In the weeks to follow, we will be publishing a list of all book donations. ARC formally thanks the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund for their generosity and continued support.

Stock is getting short. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please click here .

Posted Monday, June 6th, 2011