CREATING, TEACHING & CELEBRATING FILM

Timo has long been a fan of film-making. From the first time he watched the movie Some Like It Hot! he was hooked on the power of cinema. At Ferris State University he was introduced to the magic of animation and short films, and at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston he discovered the work of Bill Viola and Nam Jun Pike. An early adopter of the YouTube.com movement and non-linear editing techniques Elliott was a self-taught wonder kid. He created THE SECRET INTERNATIONAL OUTDOOR ART AND FILM FESTIVAL with Ann Kenniston in the early 2000 featuring the work of many underground art film makers from Los Angeles, Berlin and around the world. In 2015 he joined forces with OUTSIDE THE BOX, a non-profit after school creativity project to teach under-served students the history of film-making and how they themselves could create films using their own phones as movie cameras. Timo’s own award-winning films have been both live-action narrative and documentary.

Some of Timo’s Film/Video work can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/timoelliott

 TIMONANDA’S FILMS CAN BE SEEN AT https://vimeo.com/timoelliott

TIMONANDA’S FILMS CAN BE SEEN AT https://vimeo.com/timoelliott

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM CONSIDERS WORK:

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"Do you know, it seems to me that a great deal of nonsense is talked about the dignity of work. Work is a drug that dull people take to avoid the pangs of unmitigated boredom. It has been adorned with fine phrases, because it is a necessity to most men, and men always gild the pill they’re obliged to swallow. Work is a sedative. It keeps people quiet and contented. It makes them good material for their leaders. I think the greatest imposture of Christian times is the sanctification of labour. You see, the early Christians were slaves, and it was necessary to show them that their obligatory toil was noble and virtuous. But when all is said and done, a man works to earn his bread and to keep his wife and children; it is a painful necessity, but there is nothing heroic in it. If people choose to put a higher value on the means than on the end, I can only pass with a shrug of the shoulders, and regret the paucity of their intelligence."

~W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

FOLK-POP: AN ART TALK

Bumping into Michael Haydn at the EPL GALLERY was such a pleasure. He had lots of questions about the FOLK-POP EXHIBITION and a lot of ideas too about the meaning behind the myriad of images. We shot this quick video on the fly on quiet summer afternoon. My special thanks to Mr. Haydn for his kind remarks.

SOLD: BLUE LADY PAINTING

  BLUE LADY     (BASED ON AN IMAGE OF KATHARINE CORNELL)    PAINT & INDIA INK ON CANVAS    20X20 inches.      $1,600    IN THE COLLECTION OF AN UNDISCLOSED COLLECTOR

BLUE LADY

(BASED ON AN IMAGE OF KATHARINE CORNELL)

PAINT & INDIA INK ON CANVAS

20X20 inches. 

$1,600

IN THE COLLECTION OF AN UNDISCLOSED COLLECTOR

FOLKPOP EXHIBITION A SUCCESS!

A VERY GOOD ATTENDANCE, HELPFUL STAFF, BEAUTIFUL NIGHT, GREAT FOOD & WINE, SEVERAL SALES, MANY RETURN COLLECTORS, NEW FACES, NEW CONNECTIONS. PERFECT!

FOLK-POP: PRESS RELEASE

The Edgartown public Library is proud to present the eclectic new work by Island artist, TimoNanda Elliott at the Public Gallery located with-in the new library complex. Timo’s ongoing fascination with the ancient Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, and his commitment to share its core principles with others, inspired him to make a proposal to the art selection committee to explore this concept in a visual way, and the board voted unanimously to present the artist during their busiest time of the year, August.
WabiSabi is a concept, an aesthetic, and a worldview. Simply put, its an “intuitive way of living that emphasizes finding beauty in imperfection, and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay.” Timo first learned about wabi~sabi in a little book written by Dianne Durston entitled, “WABI SABI the art of everyday living” nearly 15 years ago. One can see the influence of the ideas in play in the artist’s work, some of which hints of Robert Rauschenberg’s assemblages, as well as a painting style can be both playful and skillful. The exhibition opens with a bash on Friday August 3 (between 5-7pm) and runs through the 30th of the month.

In conjunction with this exhibition a workshop exploring classic Japanese haiku in translation by Basho and Issa, and also contemporary poets writing haiku-like poems in English, will be presented at the library later in the month, with in-class writing exercises. More information about the artist, his work and this special one-man exhibition can be found at timonanda.com

CREATING NEW WORK FOR A GROUP SHOW

I HAVE BEEN PAINTING SINCE I WAS 7. SOMETIMES I GET CAUGHT UP IN WHAT ART IS. I GET TOO SERIOUS. SO EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE I DO SOMETHING THAT'S JUST FUN, AND GUESS WHAT? PEOPLE LIKE "FUN".  LIKE MY UNCLE JAMES IS FAMOUS AROUND OUR HOUSE FOR SAYING SOMETHING KINDA PROFOUND: "GOOD ART CONSISTS OF 3 THINGS: YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, YOU LIKE WHAT IT IS AND IT HAS PRETTY COLORS".   (YOU MAY DISCUSS AMONG YOURSELVES!)

 PERFECT SUMMER DAY, WITH SEA GRASS, SEA GULLS, SUNSHINE AND FLOWERS" 2018   FOR THE FEATHERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS (SOLD)

PERFECT SUMMER DAY, WITH SEA GRASS, SEA GULLS, SUNSHINE AND FLOWERS" 2018   FOR THE FEATHERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS (SOLD)

SIDE X SIDE EXHIBITION PLANNED

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I HAVE LONG BEEN A FAN OF THE WORK OF GABRIELLE MERRILL WHITCOMB, SO I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AN EXHIBITION WHERE WE SHOW OUR WORK SIDE BY SIDE. WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW AT THE NEW O/B LIBRARY GALLERY PRESENTED ITSELF, I GRABBED IT. IT IS A MUSEUM SIZED EXHIBITION SPACE WHICH IS IDEAL FOR PRESENTING A DUEL ARTIST SHOW. THIS SPACE ALSO ENCOURAGES THE PRESENTATION OF ART WORK ON A GRAND SCALE, WHICH WILL BE IDEAL FOR SHOWING MY NEWEST LARGER WORK.

DONATING 100% OF FEATHERSTONE ART EXHIBIT proceeds TO "CONNECT TO END VIOLENCE"

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I'm donating 100% of any profit of from any painting sales at the Featherstone Center's for the Arts "Woman's Exhibition" to the local branch of CONNECT to end Violence program.

CONNECT to end violence is a domestic violence and rape crisis center providing services to individuals on Martha’s Vineyard since 1981; all services are free and confidential. The mission of CONNECT to end violence is to reduce domestic and sexual violence on Martha’s Vineyard by changing the social norms through education, advocacy, and community mobilization, and providing crisis intervention services including advocacy, counseling, and support services for victims.

CONNECT has a 24 Hour Hotline (508-696-SAFE) that is staffed by trained rape crisis counselors who provide immediate response to any physical or emotional crisis arising from domestic violence and/or sexual violence.