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Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

I Can Hear the Grass Grow, Andrew Chalfen

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks Online | Giulia Livi and Andrew Chalfen


Saturday, March 13 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | Live Online Zoom Event
Registration Required


Abington Art Center is proud to host this online artist talk via Zoom featuring two of our Winter 2021 Solo Series artists, Giulia Livi and Andrew Chalfen.

Our Coffee Break Online series is a casual conversation with the artists featured in our exhibition programming. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and a Q&A online. Feel free to bring your own coffee and bagels.

Winter 2021 Solo Series Artists
Giulia Livi

Livi’s work interposes objects of the everyday to distort the viewer’s sense of space, explore our ability to inhabit rooms, and merge the dreamlike with the rigid. Her geometric objects and paintings focus on materiality to investigate light, form, and the weirdly functional. She thinks of paintings as they exist in the home, decorating our lives, using us to give them purpose. And inversely, objects become paintings to question abstraction and reality. Her work focuses on the acute and the polite, the domestic and the utilitarian.

Andrew Chalfen

Chalfen’s work shows a sheer joy in precise, dense pattern-making. The viewer may not know what to focus on first, becoming overwhelmed and subsequently absorbed in the details, is akin to the experience of mediation or a divine/psychedelic experience. More recent abstract geometric pieces, including painted sculptures, explore themes of nostalgia, climate change, play, topography, allusions to scientific data and musical expression and notation, and deconstructions reflective of, and perhaps counter to, accelerating social and psychic instability in the world.


This event is produced as part of our Winter Solo Series 2021, on view from January 29 – March 13.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum


ONLINE EVENT POLICY | PLEASE READ

RESENDING ZOOM LINKS

We highly suggest you add this event to your calendar immediately using the links in this confirmation email or keep the Zoom link somewhere safe such as in a note taking app. Meeting links will be resent the night before the Artist Talk. Our staff will be preparing for the meeting the morning of the Artist Talk, so there is no guarantee they will have time to resend your link.

If you happen to misplace your meeting link please email joshell@abingtonartcenter.org immediately with your first and last name. Please do not wait until the day of the talk to ask for a link resend.

CHECK IN PROCESS

Please login 5-10 minutes early, as arriving late may disrupt the Artist Talk. This event is created with a waiting room so we can check in guests once the host is ready to start. Your name will appear as your reservation when you enter the waiting room. This link is unique to you, so please do not share your Zoom link with anyone. We will be admitting only one device per reservation, so sharing your Zoom link may result in missing the presentation

ARTIST TALK STRUCTURE

Guests will be muted for the entire presentation. If you have a question in the middle of the lecture, you may ask in the chat. Questions are moderated and asked selectively as to not slow down the presentation. If your question has not been answered, there will be time at the end to ask questions. You may use the “raise hand” feature and a monitor will unmute you briefly to ask your question.

DEVICE SHARING

Sharing devices to watch the Artist Talk is allowed, however we will be asking all device sharers to identify themselves.

DROPPING OUT OF MEETINGS

Occasionally while using Zoom for events and classes, meeting participants will get dropped from the meeting. If this should happen, please do not be alarmed. Simply locate your meeting link, wait two minutes and click the meeting link to rejoin. A host will readmit you shortly.

RECORDING ONLINE EVENTS

All virtual events are recorded for Abington Art Center’s use to better optimize our programming. Class and Event recordings may also be uploaded publicly by Abington Art Center to Youtube or other video platforms. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded


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