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Hard Times: An Artist's View

ARC Chairman Will Deliver Keynote Speech July 29th
Show Dates: July 26 - August 18, 2010
Contact Salmagundi Club: 212-255-7740

Wall Poster
by Burton Silverman

Bag Lady Twice (diptypch)
by Steven Assael

Two Worlds
by Max Ginsburg
Courtesy Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross
The Carriage Pusher
by Mario Robinson
Courtesy Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross

"Hard Times: An Artist's View" Exhibition Panel Discussion

ARC Chairman, Fred Ross will be the keynote speaker for the Panel Discussion which will take place at 7pm on July 29th at the Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue in New York City.

Mr. Ross is well known as a charismatic speaker, who's speech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art drew thunderous applause. His Keynote Address to the Oil Painters of America, represented on ARC as an article and audio podcast is one of the most popular articles on ARC and remains a staggeringly convincing argument for a return to classical training in the fine arts.

The panel will include two of ARC's Key Advisors:

Vern G. Swanson Ph.D, Museum director and host of the "Hard Times" Exhibition at the Springville Museum of Art. He is a noted author, lecturer, and art historian.

Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur and former director of the Dahesh Museum.

Also, Harvey Dinnerstein, award winning figurative artist, author, and noted educator at the Art Students League as well as Burton Silverman, a world-renowned, illustrator, painter, author, and teacher.

This outstanding show of contemporary realists opened at the Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery, in Park City, Utah, travelled to the Springville Museum of Art, Springville Utah and will now open in New York City on July 26th with a number of related workshops by the artists and a panel discussion at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan this coming Thursday.

by Harvey Dinnerstein

Participating artists at Salmagundi Club:

Steven Assael    Garin Baker    Warren Chang    Harvey Dinnerstein    Marvin Franklin    Tim Gaydos    Max Ginsburg    James Harrington    Jeffrey Hein    David Jon Kassan    Mary Beth McKenzie    Denis Peterson    Mario Andres Robinson    Robert Semans    Burton Silverman Costa Vavagiakis

"...This exhibition is about the 'inkling' awareness and 'stirrings' of consciousness that we are indeed our brother's keeper. Hard Times: An Artist's View is a cautionary tale that provident living is wisdom in an illusionary world."
Vern G. Swanson, Ph.D Director, Springville Museum of Art
(excerpt from the 53 page Exhibition Catalogue
Click here to view the full 53 page Hard Times Show Catalogue (pdf) with a forward by Dr. Vern G. Swanson and essay by curator Traci Fieldsted.