Spiva Center for the Arts’ annual flagship exhibitions — the Jo Mueller Small Works Auction and PhotoSpiva — will kick off this weekend, giving patrons the opportunity to buy the work of accomplished area artists and to view the finest work in contemporary photography nationwide.

The auction will run through Friday, May 13, in the Regional Gallery and the photography exhibition will close the following day in the Main Gallery.

This marks the first year that the Small Works Auction has been renamed in the memory of Jo Mueller, longtime Spiva director who died last year. The auction was instituted under her tenure, and it has become one of the art center’s largest annual fundraisers, second only to its annual St. Avips Ball.

The auction allows patrons to submit silent bids on unframed, small-format artworks created by Spiva member artists. The auction is popular because of its opportunity to buy

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Tyler Mitchell Exhibition and Public Installations On View at 2022 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival today announced that American artist Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995) will be featured in a multi-faceted exhibition titled Cultural Turns that will include work on view at the CONTACT Gallery May 1 – June 30, 2022, as well as outdoor public installations at Toronto’s Metro Hall and on two downtown billboards. The project represents the artist’s first solo exhibition in Canada and his first public installation work.

The project is organized by British curator and cultural historian Mark Sealy, PhD OBE, director of Autograph ABP, the Association of Black Photographers in London.

Mitchell is an American photographer who takes storytelling to uncharted territory with his work in fashion, documentary, and art photography, as well as film projects that include autobiographical topics and themes of identity. Mitchell refers to his practice as a “Black utopic vision, presenting these images in which the young Black men and women around

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NEW YORK, March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ArtsBerry held a photography exhibition and artists discussion panel at 19 W 26TH ST, New York, NY. The event showed the photographic works of two prestigious Asian artists, Man Zhu and Bingqin Zhang. At the same time, Lianjie Zheng, a well-known Asian artist in the U.S., was invited to join the discussion panel.

A total of 12 outstanding works from artists Man Zhu and Bingqin Zhang were presented at this exhibition. Approximately 60 guests attended this event. “Relationship is a body of photo-based works through which I explore my subconscious behavior by showing my relationships with people around me,” Man Zhu said. Bingqin Zhang exhibited her series of works, One Kind of Touch, which explores photographic materials, processes, and the relationship between artists. Mr. Lianjie Zheng, one of the representative figures in Chinese contemporary arts, spoke highly of

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CANTON – Alaska Thompson speaks joyfully about art.

Her voice is peppy and enthusiastic. Even during a phone conversation, it’s easy to imagine the Canton artist gesturing with her hands and smiling incessantly.

But when talk shifted to the pandemic and its effects on the art scene, her voice lowered momentarily before regaining its characteristic brightness.

“It got a lot harder with the pandemic for sure,” Thompson said of curating and staging art events.

Alaska Thompson is opening Patina Arts Centre on Friday at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton. Patina will be in the space once occupied by Vital Arts Gallery. Art exhibitions will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media work and light projections.

Striking another blow to the Canton art community was the recent loss of Vital Arts Gallery at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW.

A void was left in a longtime art space, where Thompson had served as gallery curator.

But with her trademark energy and spirit, she refused to let the gallery and studio space remain idle for long. Serving as gallery director, the Canton resident is reopening the site as Patina Arts Centre on Friday.

When asked

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