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TAG’s Annual Erotica Show Titillates In Tivoli
Amy Krzanik reports from Tivoli. Mid-February in the Northeast can be gray, both in spirit and surroundings, but that makes it all the more fitting a time to celebrate love, laughter and lingerie (and the lack thereof). Which is why the Tivoli Artists Gallery (TAG) plans its popular Annual Erotica Show for this time of year and celebrates with an opening reception full of sexy, light-hearted fun. This year’s event was held on Saturday, Feb. 11 and the exhibit featured more than 30 artists working in many formats. Not only paintings and photographs, but works of sculpture, collage and mixed media were shown next to cut-paper night-lights, decorated tiles and sparklingly suggestive art boxes. Cait Johnson and friends created a cabaret performance for the occasion, with live music from Joe Tobin of Acoustic Medicine Show and an appearance by belly-dancer Donna Barrett. Members created and sold erotic edibles – a selection of cookies, chocolates, eclairs and cupcakes in the shape of hearts and other human anatomy. Proceeds from the event benefit the non-for-profit gallery. Above: “Nude No. 3 (Blue Stockings),” one of three exhibited pieces by Oleg Menin.
Ania Aldrich, whose work is featured in the show, with Nikita Minin; Marcia Slatkin and Dan Maciejak stand near Slatkin’s collage, “CEOs Offer Full Disclosure.”
Kathleen Mandeville with a Medusa headpiece and Fre Atlast with an erotic edible; Oleg Minin, whose painting is featured above, and Denise Minin.
Cecilia Hapeman and Anne Blum of Tivoli attended the opening to support Patrick Lazarus, here with fellow artist Paul Sandiford, both of whom have work in the show.
Belly-dancer Donna Barrett mesmerized the crowd.
Mindy Nowik and Niio Vuori; Jason Doino with Mark Bernard.
TAG member Peggy Farrington and TAG treasurer Marie Cole helped serve snacks and refreshments; Cait Johnson penned the evening’s live show and Rebecca Singer performed.
J.P. Ward and Veronica Stork; cut-paper night-lights by Ella Davidson and Mary Untalan.
“Pink and Yellow Nudes” by Karl J. Volk; “Look Inside,” a mixed media piece by Ginger Long.