G Forss – Troy Music Hall – “Gravity” – Sandra Bullock

4 May

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The Tory Music Hall is a special place for music lovers.  I like the view looking out of the Music Hall building.  I like the juxtaposition of people looking down at the street and the people in the music hall parking lot in the painting.  I have three more views out this window here.  These go together as a triptych, sort of … one, two and three … full view, closer and closer still.

I also have a picture of the conductor, Gerard Schwarz looking happy just after a performance of Mozart’s Symphony NO. 40

This event was quite a treat.

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Troy Music Hall parking lot 1

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Troy Music Hall parking lot 2

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Troy Music Hall parking lot 3

I have a big Hollywood movie I will show this Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2;30 PM in my theater.

Yes !  This is the movie “Gravity” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  I did a prevue of this movie and I did not like it.

It is not so scientific and it has unusual violence as soon as the film starts.  A Russian satellite is shot down by the soviets and the resulting debris goes flying into our satellite knocking Sandra Bullock’s tether off the mother ship and she goes flying out into deep space.  All is doomed for her it seems but wait, uh … there is a whole movie to star her in to come ?  I only did a prevue of the opening of this film so I do not know the rest of it ?

This movie is pure Hollywood.  If we do not like all the violence and mistruths in Hollywood films then, uh … There “Outta be a law” about this !   It is not this simple.  The film company’s have to survive (do business).

The solution is that we will simply not go to movies like these and filmmakers will make more truthful and wholesome movies.

So, why am I looking at this film next Saturday ?

Sandra Bullock !

Here is a happy conductor …

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A happy conductor after Mozart

George Forss / Ginofor Gallery   38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816  518 677 3288

george.forss@yahoo.com                http://www.ginoforgallery.com

Apologies for an error but not for an order !

21 Apr

I made an error in my last blog.  The street I was taken on my trip from Albany airport to my Cambridge homeport was spelled wrong.  I have Gerry road when it should be Geary road.  This same person that corrected my spelling also ordered prints of the three pictures I took while on this route (along Geary road).

This is great.  This is like insult and conquer.  It worked ?  I sold three 8 1/2 X 11 digital 100% rag paper prints of the three pictures for $45.

I told the person I am making the prints for about the insult and conquer routine and they laughed heartily.  I usually sell one 81/2 print for $35.  Anyway, I am going to continue this deal.  The three prints in my last blog are $45. shipping is $10.

I understand that the famous men’s suits store is offering their best deal yet.  If you but seven suits for the price of one suite you can have the whole store.

I better shut up.

Here is another deal.  I have two pictures taken of the old WTC and the new WTC2 that are twenty five years apart.  I sold two sets of these for $45.  Shipping at $10.  I will run this deal again.

Also, I am selling art in my Ginofor Gallery at a make an offer sale.  I have about 35 different artists.

George Forss  Ginofor Gallery 35 West Main Street  Cambridge, NY  12816  518 6773288  george.forss@yahoo.com

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WTC with Donna  1988

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WTC with Donna 2013

New show at my Theater of the Arts – The Return of the Pink Panther – Late Sun pictures

12 Apr

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I was driving Donna back home from Albany airport when she took this picture of me with her pocket digital camera.

On the drive home I saw the late afternoon sun on some farms along the way.  I stopped at one and then another and another in only few minutes.  I took some quick pictures of each farm place with Donna’s camera.

I was on Gerry road and then Center Cambridge road.  I just stopped my car and braced the camera on the roof of my car to get three late sun pictures of three farms.

Farms

We need farms.   It is so sad to me to see that some of our farms are not maintained the way they should be.  We can only live with a kind of balance on our earth between Nature and all the technology we have developed in the area of farming.  We don’t need silos anymore.  These are the only thing any artist will want to paint alongside a farmhouse.  It is fine that we are developing in this way to feed us all … but … Something is wrong.

Something is wrong.

Can we get some more historical land preservation monies for the restoration and maintenance of our most picturesque farms ?  For this reason alone ?  People still living on these farms would like this. This would be like a special farms retirement social security.  We need to preserve these.

This issue is like the steeple churches in all of our older farm towns.  If these are gone what would the basic landscape our  towns look like ?

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Late sun of farm 1

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Late sun on farm 2

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Late sun on farm 3

New Film in my gallery theater !   I get DVD films from a client Santa Monica CA.  I also get threats from this person to share with my erstwhile theater visitors.  I got See’s Chocolates, for instance, for my theater visitors.

“The Return of the Pink Panther”  is my film for the next two Saturdays.  This may the funniest picture I have ever seen ?

Show time is 2;30pm  Saturday  April 18 and 25  2015.

I serve popcorn, bottled water and coffee and you can bring something !

Why ?  You will experience this film better than ever.  I have three screens and 16 speaker surround sound.

Why again ?  No charge.  I just like the way I set this theater up and want to share it.

George Forss / Ginofor Gallery  38 West Main Street

Cambridge NY 12816    http://www.ginoforgallery.com  george.forss @yahoo.com

518  6773288

Yes George Forss writer Yes – I have a good Kirkus review

31 Mar

G Forss  scan of Kirkus Revue 2015

I am fascinated by my writings. I have always been because I let the Gods operate through me.

[OK  OK  Calm down Mr. George]  This is my Devil’s Advocate’s comment.

My self published book “The Way we Were”  has been garnering a lot of praise since it came out a few months ago.

I do have what I describe as a Natural/Sipritual way of doing things.  My photography shows this.

I will put a few of the pictures cited in the Kirkus Review on view here.

8  G Forss Wash Sq fountain 1977

Washington Square NYC 1978

4 G Forss Ivy Study 1977

Ivy Study 1978

14 G Forss Zebras Bronx Zoo 1978

Bronx Zoo Zebra’s  1978

67 G Forss Manhattan from Liberty  1988

Manhattan from Liberty Island 1988

53 G Forss  Fireworks on TV  1985-86

Fireworks on TV  NYC 1985-1986

I have my book in stock in my gallery.  I sell it for $15. soft cover and $24. Hard Cover.  I sign it if you buy it at my gallery.  The Way We Were also available signed at my town’s Battenkill Books on Main Street next to Hubbard Hall.  My book is also on Amazon, http://www.Xlibris.com  (my publisher) and http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Special deal !   My book plus all five of the above pictures printed on 100% rag digital paper 8 1/2 X 11 plus a CD with 70 images from my book that you can blow up on your monitor/TV  for $150.  Shipping is $15.

My digital file pictures sell for $65. 11×14  and $35. for 8 1/2 x 11  Shipping is $15.

George Forss  38 West Main Street  Cambridge, NY 12816  http://www.ginoforgallery.com  ph 518 6773288  george.forss@yahoo.com

Ginofor Gallery – George Forss – Theater of the arts

21 Mar

I have been changing my gallery a bit.  Not giving up what I have been doing but combining everything I do more. This seems to work for me.

I have four new views of my gallery store room here, which is also my movie theater house and my music listening room … and also my old fashion movie projection theater as well.

I still have about 35 artists that I represent.  I have the capability of showing movies much like a large theater does with surround sound suddenly.  I can darken the room quickly with theater curtains.  Sometimes I will run two things at the same time.  I have, for instance, a surveillance camera that is aimed out of my gallery window at the street outside.  This camera’s view is projected onto a very large rear projection screen.  I can do this while I am playing some serious concert music through my surround sound system.

So, while anything is going on in my theater you can view hundreds of art.  I do some kind of presentation on Saturday afternoons.  Sometimes I have Opera from the Met, off the radio !

I am open to anything anyone wants to do at my theater.  Recently, someone brought a disk of Joseph Campbell lectures about Mythology.  This is super intellectual stuff.  I ran this two times and I looked at it a third time.  There is a foundation that handles this mans imperious views about humanity and our worldwide cultural past … and about human phycology !

Another thing that happened has to do with a box of old 8mm films in a box that  Jack, of Jack’s Outback, brought to me to explore.

Can there be anything more outmoded  that 8mm films ?  Well, in looking at one of these films I saw some travel films someone did in the 1963 – 1968.  This person went around the world with a group of people taking movies in this period.

In one film this traveling group is in the Hollylands with four big American cars.  This is a big  ‘So wHAT ?’ BUT.  hAH.  These are four 1960’s cars with big fins.  The four cars are seen going to various sites with the occupants waving back at the movie camera.  It was such a big deal doing movies like this in those days.  I saw a Desoto with fins,  a Chevrolet with gull wings, some kind of Plymouth with fins and another black sedan that may be a Lincoln.

One thing, films like these are an honest portal view of the past.

Look at my attachments are showing all the stuff, old and new, that  I have accumulated for my theater.  I had to drag two large rear projection screen TV’s from the street into my gallery.  These are a lot of fun to me.  I use them to display large paintings as well.

I can make a  DVD out of old films  Don’t throw your family heritage away so fast.

Art     Art    Art    I am selling art at a ‘Make and Offer’ gambit.  Buy what you really like, not what you think you are suppose to like.

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Donna Wynbrandt Art Show – The Salem Courthouse Gallery – March 6 through mid April 2015

4 Mar

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DHW – “A man is recording the antics of his birds, to the consternation of his wife”

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DHW – “Nineteen cats”

DHW The world according to Dogs

DHW – “The World According to Dogs”

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DHW – “Malnutrition a.k.a. Gunga Din”

There is a reception Friday March 6, 2015 at 5pm.

For more details visit the blog/facebook just before this one and go to http://www.donnawynbrandt.com

Donna Wynbrandt Art Show at The Salem Courthouse Gallery – Reception this Friday 5 pm

4 Mar

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Donna observing her art at the Salem Courthouse Gallery

I took a few pictures during the hanging for this show.  It went great and I want to recommend this show event for anyone who loves art.

I believe that donna is a find in the art world.

Location >>>> Make a right at the light.  Yes.  Make a right at the light.

When you are approaching Salem from the south on #22, make a right turn at the main light.  Looking straight ahead you will see the white courthouse building.

Make a left if you are approaching Salem from the north.

Some pictures I took during the hanging for this show.  This is the only kind of hanging that is done at this court these days.

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Salem Courthouse Office – Four chairs

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Bob and Katrina – happy with the hanging they helped with

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Gallery directors deaf dog – “Still the best dog !”

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Owl sculpture at the Salem Courthouse Gallery

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