The A.I.R. community mourns and lovingly remembers Maude Boltz, one of our co-founders who passed away recently. Maude’s artistic repertoire, which spans for over five decades, was most known for her work during the 70s where she worked with combined found materials like rope, fabric, leather and sheep wool to interpret memories of her rural childhood. Through her use of diverse mediums and techniques like watercolors, painting using palette knives, and manipulated computer technology, Maude was constantly reinventing her work, a testament to the timelessness of her art and her talent as a prolific artist.
The artists of A.I.R. are sad to note the passing of colleague Barbara Siegel earlier this month after an extended illness. Barbara joined A.I.R. as a New York Artist in 2004. Her outstanding artwork combined a classical touch with unorthodox subjects: inventors, sideshow performers, and scientists. Barbara taught drawing and integrative studio courses at Parsons School of Design for thirty–three years. Everyone at A.I.R. will miss her resoluteness of purpose, her sense of humor, and her steadfast support of the gallery and its mission.
In memory of her career as an independent artist, a member of A.I.R. Gallery, a faculty member at Parsons for thirty-three years, a union organizer, and social activist, Barbara’s family is opening her studio and home to those who knew, loved, and respected her.
Dear Friends and Colleagues of Barbara Siegel,
Most of you know that Barbara passed away on December 10.
In memory of her career as an independent artist, a member of A.I.R. Gallery, a faculty member at Parsons for thirty-three years, a union organizer, and social activist, I and our son Luke are opening her studio and home to those who knew, loved, and respected her. Barbara worked and lived in our space for nearly half of her life, and wherever else she went and whatever else she did, her quintessence is in the beams and pillars, and on the walls here. There will be no speeches, no homilies, nothing formal, just a time to grace her with your presence, and, knowing her as we do, nothing would please her more.
We look forward to seeing you!
Sunday March 20th from 2-5pm at 466 Washington Street 5E
All the best,
Gary & Luke