Careers in the arts

Careers in the Arts

One of the greatest things about growing One River is the opportunity to provide ambitious career opportunities for people who have a passion for the arts. Today, One River employs almost 150 full and part time professionals nationally and by the end of 2019 that number will more than double. In some ways we are an oxymoron…entrepreneurial…

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Artist Spotlight – Eric Hibit

Anti chromophobia and pure decadence: The paintings of Eric Hibit. In David Batchelor’s book, chromophobia – he writes about the fear of color in western philosophy and art criticism. Bright colors, he asserts have been viewed as primitive and not civilized – even wild and dangerous. Color he writes, also speaks of the cosmetic, the…

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Special Exhibitions Curated by Jesse Greenberg

At One River, we celebrate artists and we celebrate art making. That means we teach what is current in our classrooms and focus on sharing through the lens of living artists. It also means that we mount compelling art exhibitions in our spaces so people in our communities can engage with contemporary art and learn…

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Artist Statements

When I think about an artist statement, frankly I cringe. Memories of failed attempts in undergrad and graduate school make me think of all the time I thought I could adequately put my work into fluid and knowable terms. I now feel confident in how to write and speak about my work – but this…

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Tips for a Sunday Painter: Part Two

It was because of visiting the trails around the State Line Look Out in the Alpine, NJ Palisades that my Sunday painting practice took center stage in my work. Even though I was born near the Hudson Palisades, I had never visited the state park until I had lived in Brooklyn for over ten years….

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Inspiring Artists One River School

The Inspiration of Artists

I was sitting at home yesterday reflecting on what I should write about for Monday Thoughts, when I stumbled on a story on Flipboard called “the most amazing photo ever taken from a commercial airplane”. The story which you can read here, was published in Inc Magazine and demonstrated not just an amazing photograph or…

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Artist Profile: Timo Fahler

Being an artist affords opportunities for social engagement that can be utilized, rejected, or exploited in the worst case. Timo Fahler (b. Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an artist who believes that artists are cultural reporters, in that there is a certain level of responsibility inherent in the practice of art making to identify and transmit meaning…

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Art Materials

Building An Image

I have never been an artist that works in one method and with one medium. For years I grappled with this, thinking it was an inadequacy. I now realize, it is my strength and that the reality is, very rarely artists work in a 1 to 1 method. I think being able to be flexible…

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Art Education Ellen Altfest

Ellen Altfest – Painter de la Résistance

For many years, Ellen Altfest has held a position in my mind as a hero – or more accurately, an anti-hero – of painting. The power in her work comes from its ability to grab attention without using any of the attention-grabbing tricks: they are modestly sized, contain no hot colors, and the subject matter…

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Turning Back Time

I was sitting in my basement yesterday afternoon watching Tiger Woods do something that was absolutely staggering.  He had his best final round ever in a major and finished second in the PGA Championship.  Woods, who is 41 and has endured four back surgeries and four knee surgeries, turned back time yesterday and made me…

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