Lou Anne Colodny - “Confessions of a Retired Museum Director Art Salon
Art Salons at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach are a unique gathering place for artists from throughout the region. They offer thoughtful presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida.
Presenters show their work, and talk about their influences, followed by stimulating discussions between the artist and the audience. These discussions cover the gamut of contemporary conceptual art practices, including cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art.
Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and to network with other artists.
Elle Schorr, a well-known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits both locally and internationally, has been facilitating Art Salons, held at the Armory Art Center, since 2012.
All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.
Come join in the lively discussions!
February 5: Lou Anne Colodny (North Miami) - “Confessions of a Retired Museum Director: (or how I transformed into an artist)”
Lou Anne Colodny investigates contemporary issues concerning man/woman as he/she is ruffled by nature and society. Borrowing imagery from the internet, newspapers and magazines, she collages, manipulates materials, and uses her imagination to create her videos and drawings. In many of her works, she assumes faux personalities and thereby explores differing professions, values and actions that individuals pursue in their life journeys. She is fascinated by the psychology of life and how people react to it.
Lou Anne Colodny’s experiences in dance, theater and museum administration have greatly informed her videos, drawings and photographic work. She was a recipient of the 2008 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship and Best in Show for her videos in the 2005 Boca Museum of Art’s 54th Annual All Florida Exhibition. Colodny was the founding director of MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida and director of its precursor, COCA for 15 years. Her studio is at Under the Bridge Art Space / Bridge Red Studios, North Miami, where she curates exhibitions of Miami Artists who are not represented by galleries in the front two spaces.
Colodny has had solo exhibitions at Art at Work (Mosquera Gallery) Miami, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Jazzar Gallery at the Design Center, Miami, and in group shows at galleries in New York, Atlanta, Georgia, and in the Snitzer, Dorsch, Castillo and Jazzar Galleries in Miami. Her works are in the Permanent Collections at MAM (Miami Museum of Art) now PAMM, Miami, the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Optic Nerve archive, North Miami, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami-Dade Public Library Collection, and the Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, Florida.