Lands’ End Introduces Canvas by Lands’ End

This week, Lands’ End launched Canvas by Lands’ End, a youthful, modern collection for men and women. The line was designed in America and developed in Italy, with strong global influences in all aspects of the styling, design and fit; the Canvas by Lands’ End label is inspiring and attainable.

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Canvas by Lands’ End(TM). Available at http://www.canvasbylandsend.com (PRNewsFoto/Lands’ End, Inc.)

Brush strokes on dresses, star prints, and vibrant colors epitomize independence and individuality. The collection’s simple and chic approach allows the strong silhouettes to take center stage with versatile pieces that emphasize a comfortable ease in fit. Each piece can be worn day into night and week into weekend. Craftsmanship and elevated design is the cornerstone of Canvas by Lands’ End, featuring a range of fabrics woven in Italy, tailored by expert patternmakers with fit expertise, with original hand-painted graphic designs.

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Canvas by Lands’ End(TM), a youthful, modern collection for men and women. Available at wwwcanvasbylandsend.com (PRNewsFoto/Lands’ End, Inc.)

From designer styles to relaxed looks, the collection features dresses, sweaters, tops, pants and jackets for both men and women. Some of the favorites from the collection for women include the long sleeve silk tee, $85, the elbow sleeve dress, $165, the long jumpsuit, $175, the pencil skirt, $95, and the short swing parka for $275. For men, the long sleeve chambray shirt, $69, the cotton slub hoodie, $129, chambray suit trousers, $99, and the barracuda jacket for $169, are just a few of the great new styles available.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery April 2016 Programs

Program location is noted with each program. Programs are free and open to the public unless ticket information is noted.

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Art Talks and Activities

Yoga in Luce

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6 – 7:30pm

Bring your mat and relax with this vinyasa yoga and art appreciation series in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. Participants will be invited to reflect on a Luce Center artwork of their choosing before a credentialed instructor from Flow Yoga Center leads a one hour, all levels class.

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center

Tickets: $10, Must pre-register online

Event Link: http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event.cfm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D118351429 

Art Signs: ASL Gallery Talk

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5:30pm

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for gallery conversations about artworks presented by an ASL gallery guide. For more information email wilsoncl@si.edu.

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Meet in F Street Lobby

Tickets: Free

Event Link: http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event.cfm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117380432

Artist Talk with Janet Echelman

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2pm

Hear artist Janet Echelman discuss her immersive work 1.8, a suspended net that surges across the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon in waves evoking a tsunami. Echelman discusses how she creates her woven pieces and how the Renwick’s architecture inspired this work.

Location: Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor

Tickets: Free

Event Link: http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event.cfm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D118112327

Luce Artist Talk with Soomin Ham

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:30pm

Join Flashpoint Gallery’s exhibiting artist Soomin Ham at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center as she discusses her work in photography and mixed media and where it falls in the progression of art history.

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center

Tickets: Free

Event Link: http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event.cfm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D115173557

Artist Talk with Eric Serritella

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2pm

Hear a talk at the Renwick Gallery from ceramicist Eric Serritella, whose trompe l’oeil works challenge ideas about nature and the environment. He discusses the variety of processes he uses, including the wheel, hand-building techniques, carving, and firing.

Location: Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor

Tickets: Free

Event Link: http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event.cfm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D118112383

WONDER Gallery Talk with Seán Brady

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, noon

Get a closer look at Jennifer Angus’s Renwick Galleryinstallation In the Midnight Garden with a talk from Seán Brady, chair of the Entomology Department at the National Museum of Natural History.

Location: Renwick Gallery, 1st Floor, Meet at Information Desk

Tickets: Free

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Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts Presents Inka Essenhigh’s Paintings of Dreamlike Environments, Linking the Ethereal with the Everyday

“Inka Essenhigh: Between Worlds” May 27–October 9, 2016

Inka Essenhigh: Between Worlds, on view in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from May 27 to October 9, 2016, features paintings and prints created over the past decade that connect dreamlike visions steeped in mysticism with allusions to twenty-first-century reality. Evoking a wide range of folklore and allegorical traditions as well as surrealist approaches to tapping into the unconscious, Essenhigh’s work both delights and challenges viewers’ understanding of how nature and humanity, as well as time and distance, are entwined.

Inka Essenhigh. City Street, 2013.Oil on linen, 60 x 70 inches. Courtesy of Jacob Lewis Gallery and the artist, New York

Inka Essenhigh. City Street, 2013.Oil on linen, 60 x 70 inches. Courtesy of Jacob Lewis Gallery and the artist, New York

Inka Essenhigh. The Woodsman, 2012

Inka Essenhigh. The Woodsman, 2012. Oil on canvas, 72 x 68 x 1 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London © Inka Essenhigh

Born in 1969, Inka Essenhigh earned her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Her works are in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, Tate Modern, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Inka Essenhigh. Saint in the Snow, 2011

Inka Essenhigh. Saint in the Snow, 2011. Painted monotype printed from a steel matrix, 17 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. Courtesy of Pace Prints and the artist, New York

Essenhigh was included in the Frist Center’s 2012 presentation of Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, which featured contemporary artists who invent humanlike, animal, or hybrid creatures to symbolize life’s mysteries, desires, and fears. Addressing the recurring sense of duality in Between Worlds, Chief Curator Mark Scala notes, “In these paintings, boundaries are melted: interior becomes exterior; solid becomes fluid; the sensual overlaps with the absurd; plant becomes human; clarity and mystery coexist. Continue reading