Troika Gallery & The Avalon present Raoul Middleman, Legendary Painter

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Troika Gallery, in partnership with The Avalon Foundation, is proud to present  An Evening with Raoul Middleman, Legendary Artist, as he discusses his acclaimed art career and an upcoming documentary film on Saturday, July 20, at The Avalon Theatre at 7 pm.  The Director and Producer of the film will show excerpts of the film which is set to release in 2020.

An American painter, Raoul Middleman (Baltimore 1935) is known for his provocative and prolific work including figure studies, landscapes, seascapes, florals and still lifes. Middleman has been a member of the Maryland Institute College of Art faculty since 1961 and received a B.A. in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Brooklyn Museum Art School. His vigor for life and vivacious spirit run parallel to his dynamic paintings.

Raoul Middleman

Raoul’s paintings hang in private and museum collections including The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The National Academy of Design, The New York Public Library, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Troika Gallery has represented Raoul Middleman since 1997. The owners/artists of Troika are closely associated with Raoul in both a personal and professional manner.

Madeline Becker, Film Director & Producer, will discuss the documentary which is a journey into the Raoul’s studio.  Focused on his later years, the film reflects Raoul’s life and philosphy as a painter from the 1950’s to present day. Middleman’s subjects range from Baltimore cityscapes of the industrial past to large narrative paintings full of colorful characters. Becker received a B.F.A. summa cum laude in painting and video/film from the Maryland Institute of Art.

Tickets to this highly anticipated talk at The Avalon Theatre and the Troika Gallery Reception (limited to 40 ) are on sale https://tickets.avalontheatre.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1511&src=eventperformances

Visit troikagallery.com for more information or call the gallery at 410-770-9190.

Two Outstanding Plein Air Easton Speaking Events this July

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Troika Gallery, in close partnership with The Avalon Foundation, is proud to present two outstanding speaking events during The Plein Air Festival.

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 7 pm, Making the Met: Behind the Scenes through 150 Years of History at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Dr. Andrea Bayer, Deputy Director of Collections and Administration of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. “Andrea Bayer is a highly-respected scholar, an imaginative exhibition curator, and an esteemed colleague at the Met,” said M.E.T. Director Max Hollein.

The Met will turn 150 in 2020, and it is an opportunity both to celebrate this milestone and reflect on the evolution of a great institution.  “We are preparing an exhibition called “Making the Met: 1870 – 2020” about the Museum’s history, including both its brilliant and less-than-brilliant moments. In this talk I will introduce some of the extraordinary characters who helped shape the Met, and the moments when new ideas and collections changed it in fundamental ways,” said A. Bayer.

V.I.P. tickets to both events include reserved cabaret seating at The Avalon Theatre lecture and a Troika Gallery Meet & Greet Reception catered by Gourmet By the Bay. Tickets to this highly anticipated talk at The Avalon Theatre and V.I.P. Troika Gallery Reception (limited to 40 guests) are now on sale.

Andrea Bayer and Raoul Middleman

On Saturday, July 20, at The Avalon Theatre, 7 pm enjoy An Evening with Raoul Middleman, Legendary Artist, as he discusses his acclaimed art career and an upcoming documentary film.

Raoul Middleman has been associated with Troika for 22 years through his friendship with the gallery owners. Now at the age of 84, he is the focus for Madeline Becker, Film Producer, and Director of “Middleman” which is set to release in 2020. “Middleman” follows Raoul from his daily work in the studio, as Dean of Painting at The Maryland Institute College of Art, and in his revered place in the American Art World.

V.I.P. tickets to both events include reserved cabaret seating at The Avalon Theatre lecture and a Troika Gallery Meet & Greet Reception catered by Gourmet By the Bay. Tickets to this highly anticipated talk at The Avalon Theatre and V.I.P. Troika Gallery Reception (limited to 40 guests) are now on sale.

In the gallery space, Troika will exhibit the paintings of Six Plein Air Easton Alumni and a Judge/Jurist from July 16 to August 1. This show features gallery artists who have participated in the P.A.E. Festival from past years.

Since its inception, Troika has played an essential role in growing Plein Air Easton to be the largest and most prestigious outdoor painting competition in the nation and is excited to offer this event as part of the festival’s robust schedule.

Please visit troikagallery.com for more information or call the gallery at 410-770-9190.

New Paintings by Kevin Fitzgerald at Troika Gallery

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Places We Remember, a Troika Gallery exhibit featuring new oil landscape paintings by artist Kevin Fitzgerald opens on  June 7, 2019, during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk.  The event will feature a Q & A talk by Kevin Fitzgerald at 7 pm with refreshments and hors-d’oeuvres.

Fitzgerald’s paintings are highly sought after and known for their timeless and ethereal quality. Kevin expresses his reverence for the land and sea in his tonalist paintings characterized by neutral hues, muted atmospheric tones, and mystery. “To gain the particular is to lose the infinite. Painting is a solitary communication and strives to go beyond words,” Fitzgerald comments.  Inspired by French mid-19th-century romantic landscape painters, Fitzgerald’s paintings are evocative and spiritual.  His fields of color are both suggestions and subtle depictions.

Morning Wave, 24 x 48, oil on canvas, by Kevin Fitzgerald.

Kevin studied with Raoul Middleman at the Maryland Institute College of Art and pursued his M.F.A., under a full fellowship at George Washington University.  An educator and painter, his work is collected by known celebrities and private collectors both here and abroad.

Art by all of the Troika Gallery Artists is on display with new work constantly refreshing the gallery’s exhibition spaces. Bronzes, oils, pastels, ceramics, porcelain, watercolors, pencil drawings and commissioned portraits are a hallmark of Troika Gallery which features The Finest of Fine Art.

Troika Gallery, 9 South Harrison Street, Monday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday by appointment. For more information, visit www.troikagallery.com. Places We Remember is on view until July 16, 2019.

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