On behalf of the Evansville Museum’s Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers and members, it is my distinct pleasure to thank artist J. Steven Manolis for sharing his unique talents and abundant creative energy with our community. The collection of dynamic, color saturated paintings that Manolis has produced for his exhibition “Elevating Color: Connecting the Dots” speaks to his love of life and exuberance in art-making.
When we met, Steven explained to me that his purpose as an artist was to evoke beauty, happiness and emotions through his art. His Constructions—the installation of multiple canvases as one large scale work of art—explore in one or more colors the artist’s interest in eliciting an emotional response in the viewer. The resultant monumental paintings are a triumph!
This major solo exhibition, sure to engage and delight museum visitors, is mounted with the generous support of John D. and Stephanie Engelbrecht. We thank them for their commitment to bringing the best examples of contemporary American art to our community. It is our hope, through the presentation of this exhibition, a wider public will have the pleasure of discovering the treasures that this artist’s eye and heart so vividly have informed.
— Mary McNamee Bower, The John Streetman Executive Director
J. Steven Manolis
Solo Museum Exhibition
Evansville Museum of Art
October 5 - November 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018
It is my great honor and privilege to have a Joint Exhibition with my long-term business and artist colleague Jill Krutick at The National Arts Club during the month of October, 2018. Jill and I worked together at Solomon Brothers during the 1980s. She was an incredible financial analytical talent with exceptional people skills, a sure-fire formula for professional success, which she became many times over. That business excellence continues today as she is one of the five Board seats at National Amusements, which controls CBS and Viacom.
During Art Basel Miami, 2014, after a two-decade long absence, we were reunited in our second careers as Artists! Since then, we have been inseparable in our art lives and careers. We speak almost daily and share almost everything in our endeavors. I love her painted work and feel she is a modern day fusion of American Impressionist, Mary Cassatt and New York School Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler. Her color-based abstract work sings to me and always successfully communicates her implicit message in a most professional way. In short, an extraordinary modern talent!
Jill and I have coordinated and curated our color-based NAC show for nearly fifteen months. We are both excited to present our vision to you. In the world of art, Joint Exhibitions are amongst the most difficult to pull off... and as they say... "By George, we have pulled it off!" COLORAMA is a professional exhibition by two close artist friends who are "holding hands" in the pursuit of their own unique approach to color. Bruce Helander, noted art historian, educator, critic and White House Fellow for the Arts, will make comments at approximately 7:30 PM.
In order to optimize attendance, our Opening Reception has been set for Wednesday, October 3rd - a peak New York City month - starting at 6 o'clock PM so that people can come directly from work. This Exhibition is open to the public. You are cordially invited, and we are eager to see and visit with you on this joyous occasion.
K R U T I C K + M A N O L I S
C O L O R A M A
Jill S. Krutick // J. Steven Manolis
The National Arts Club
October 1-31, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6PM - 8PM
15 Gramercy Park S, NY, NY 10003
The brilliant canvases of former Palm Beacher J. Steven Manolis have redefined post-modernist abstract expressionism, and have led Manolis to remarkable success and critical recognition within the last few years. A recent exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, curated by Bruce Helander, broke museum attendance records and received widespread accolades from top critics like Donald Kuspit, who called Manolis “a modern master.”
Bruce Helander and Steven Manolis will discuss Manolis’ latest publications, including “Key West: Changing Colors” and “Red World.”
Book signing to follow.
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program. Four Arts members must make reservations to programs, even if they are admitted at no charge.
J. Steven Manolis’s 2nd Solo Museum Exhibition
will be held at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts,
University of South Dakota in Vermillion
August 21st – October 9th, 2017.
Meet the artist: J. Steven Manolis & Closing Reception Friday, October 6th, 2017, 4 - 6PM.
Join the Coral Springs Museum of Art as it celebrates 20 years of providing art to the community with a permanent collection exhibit, starting Saturday, June 10, 2017. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, CSMOA will have a complimentary reception at 6:30PM for the exhibit’s opening. Light refreshments will be served. This show will be on display through September 2, 2017.
Three Amigos’ featuring new paintings by Jill Krutick | Bruce Helander | Steve Manolis | Miles Slater Opening Reception on Saturday, February 4, 2017 6:00pm to 8:30pm $10.00. Entry to support the charitable arts in education mission of Center for Creative Education The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 425 24th St. West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
On Saturday, December 3rd, Manolis Projects hosted a celebration party at their studio gallery space located at 335 NE 59 st. Approximately 500 collectors, investors, family, friends, gallerists, and art enthusiasts were in attendance. Noted art critics, Anthony Haden-Guest and Bruce Helander were in attendance and provided a scintillating series of comments. Buzz TV also covered the event. Salon members, Rafael Balcazar (Photographer), Barbara Macklowe (Photographer), Shalini Nopani (Photographer), Alex Vignoli (Photographer), Immi Storrs (Sculptor), NA and Miles Slater (Sculptor) and artists, Jill Krutick and J. Steven Manolis were showcased. Comments from attendees were highly positive and focused on the unique and impressive space and works exhibited.
J. Steven Manolis Solo Exhibition at The Coral Springs Museum of Art (CSMOA), December 2016 - February 2017 • A three-month solo exhibition in the main 5000 s.f. gallery at the prestigious CSMOA (http://coralspringsmuseum.org) beginning December 2016 through February 2017, Curated by renowned art critic Bruce Helander.
Venny Torre, Owner of Torre Development, Coral Gables, FL. and his staff will host J. Steven Manolis during Art Basel week.
Seven works on canvas and nine watercolors from Key West: Changing Colors will be displayed in Torre Development Corporate Headquarters at 208 Andalusia Ave. Buzz TV will cover the event and professional representatives from all segments of the Coral Gables community are expected to join. Music, hot hors d'oeuvres and drinks for all!
Art & Book Talk with Manolis Projects Salon Artists and noted Art Critics Bruce Helander and Anthony Haden-Guest.
Event address: 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
"Color Matters” Solo Exhibition of J. Steven Manolis at The Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida; Friday February 12 – March 9, 2016 • • • This prestigious gallery is having this solo show during the peak of the Palm Beach season! The Opening Reception was held on Friday, February 12 from 6-9pm.
Our party event and weeklong show at our 244 Biscayne Boulevard Studio/Gallery was an enormous success! Despite torrential rains on Thursday evening, we had a large national and international crowd at our opening party. I was very flattered by the attendance of renowned art critic Bruce Helander. Many thanks to ALL.
J. Steven Manolis Opens “Living Color” @ Chase Edwards
HAMPTONS ART HUB review about J. Steven Manolis Solo Exhibition at Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art - September 20 - October 20, 2014. • Opening Reception: Saturday 20, from 5 to 9 p.m.