a diorama of an art exhibition

a diorama

of an art



Happy New Year from Musée16

Ring ring.. from us over here the other end of the line..

 For the New Year..
There are going to be some pretty incredible
things going on at the gallery!
The Musee is going to be sending out 
some amazing bulletins with all of the programs,
movie nights, art opening, sound performances, 
events and wonderful information that
you won't want to miss out on..
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Wishing you a Kaleidoscope of color and sound..

... A bit of Len Lye in Dufay color and Biguine D'Amour by Don Baretto and his Cuban Orchestra to add Kaleidoscope colors and sound to your last week of the year...

As a student, Lye became convinced that motion could be part of the language of art, leading him to early (and now lost) experiments with kinetic sculpture, as well as a desire to make film. Lye was also one of the first Pakeha artists to appreciate the art of Māori, Australian Aboriginal, Pacific Island and African cultures, and this had great influence on his work. In the early 1920s Lye travelled widely in the South Pacific. He spent extended periods in Australia and Samoa, where he was expelled by the New Zealand colonial administration for living within an indigenous community.
Working his way as a coal trimmer aboard a steam ship, Lye moved to London in 1926. There he joined the Seven and Five Society, exhibited in the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition and began to make experimental films. Following his first animated film Tusalava, Lye began to make films in association with the British General Post Office, for the GPO Film Unit. His 1935 film A Colour Box, an advertisement for "cheaper parcel post", was the first direct film screened to a general audience. It was made by painting vibrant abstract patterns on the film itself, synchronizing them to a popular dance tune by Don Baretto and His Cuban Orchestra. A panel of animation experts convened in 2005 by the Annecy film festival put this film among the top ten most significant works in the history of animation... more on Len Lye { http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Lye


Au courant calling cards for Musée16

The au courant Musée16 calling cards are finished!
 I custom designed, 
olympia machine typed, 
printed out, cropped and cut them myself!
They are made in smaller batches
so that the hand made unique quality comes through.. 


Happy holidays to you ~ And here's to another year! Sincerly Musée16

Dear Friends  ~    Thank You for helping me preserve the Musée with all of your ideas, collaborations, art, time, performances, donations, volunteering and more.. I'm Very much looking forward to another year of stupendous, unusual and marvelous~ness. Happy Holidays from Noëlle at the Musée. 


esoteric animation ~ Ladislaw Starewicz

Ladislaw Starewicz
 the Russian-Polish filmmaker/director, who pioneered the art of stop-motion animation in 1910 with his film Lucanus Cervus, and who spent the next 50 years creating nearly 100 shorts and feature-length films that comprise one of the most inventive and influential bodies of work in the history of cinema. But despite all of his technical and artistic achievements, even as we celebrate the centenary of his first triumph, in the West his name remains almost completely unknown to all but the most esoteric animation buffs.

 Like all of the greatest filmmakers, Starewicz did more than just create films; he used the craft of cinema to invent an utterly unique, self-contained world, one that reflected his own unadulterated artistic vision. His films could be bizarre, surreal, funny, disturbing, and deeply touching, sometimes all within the same scene. It was sometimes unclear if they were intended for children or adults. Like the filmmakers who carry his influence (Terry Gilliam, Jan Svankmajer, the Quay brothers, Tim Burton, and Wes Anderson among them), his films exist somewhere in between the realms of disturbing adult darkness and innocent childlike whimsy.
{ read full articlce ~ http://brightlightsfilm.com/71/71starewicz_kewley.php ~ by Pat Kewley is an artist, writer, and film fan living in Buffalo, New York. More of his writing can be found on Salon.com and McSweeneys.net. He can be reached through his website,www.patkewleyisgreat.com.}

A few of his wonderous works..

 Le Rat des villes et le champs (1926) The Town Rat and the Country Rat

The Insects Christmas ~ 1913


Marvelous things this weekend ~ Dec. 8

Visit the Musee this weekend ~

The gallery will be open on Saturday from 12-6pm.
Exclusive collectables, original artwork and other marvelous things are for sale in the shop! 

The gallery will be open on most Saturdays!
Come see the 'Current Location' Exhibit. {Last day of the show is Sunday the 16th}

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