Art

A Visit to Neruda in Isla Negra

  A visit to the twentieth century poet, Pablo Neruda’s home in Isla Negra, Chile, suggests the Nobel laureate’s capacity to discover pleasure and beauty in the ordinary.

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Art Currents

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ALTERED SPACES

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Bill Matthews – When Brush Touches Sky: Up Close and Personal with Artist Bill Mathews

I am in New York City on my way to visit the studio of the artist, Bill Mathews. I step off the elevator and head toward a tall dark door, an entrance to another world...

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Fertility and Growth: The Art of Cassie Jones

On a gusty night in early spring, a crowd was gathering outside the RedFlagg Gallery for artist Cassie Jones’s first show in New York City. This made perfect sense to me since the gallery’s press release explained that Jones’s pieces share a common element of “fertility and growth.”

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Free to be Wild: Artist Elsa Gebreyesus from Eritrea

from Article 14 by Elsa GebreyesusElsa Gebreyesus, artist and sometime activist, originally from Eritrea on the Horn of Africa, pushes up her black rimmed, rectangular framed glasses with a long, elegant forefinger, looks straight at me with soft brown eyes, and says abstractedly, as if as an afterthought, “It’s a blend of my past, my abstract art.”

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Low Tide Tuesday

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Mama Love

Monique015-circle There is no single definition for Mama Love. It is a type of transcendent love that is difficult to describe. Mama love cannot be taught, it is a deep emotional well between mother and child. During portrait sessions, new mothers oftentimes express amazement at the magnitude of feelings they experience. I felt it was important to document these expressions. I began inviting mothers to my studio and asked them to be photographed with their children.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

Connor - Midsummer "And then the moon, like to silver bow/ New bent in heaven, should behold the night." - Midsummer Night`s Dream, William Shakespeare

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Natural Beauty

Fear stood oaken In a meadow Gathering to storm Upward into a sky Of trouble.

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Painting Cancer: Seven Paintings by a Mount Sinai Patient/ Artist

In May of 2011, I was diagnosed with throat cancer. The paintings capture my journey through arduous treatments and the subsequent healing process.

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Pamela Tanner Boll – Dangerous Women: Creativity, Motherhood, and the World of Art

Poet, painter, teacher, former Wall-Street trader and mother to three growing sons, Pamela Tanner Boll once wondered how other mothers went about re-entering the world of the fine arts.

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Summer Love: Watercolor Paintings

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“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so unison.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

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Suzanne Opton and Michael Fay – The Human Face of War

In the cloudy maze of opinion, virulent debate, and public policy swirling around the term “American Troops,” it’s easy to forget the men and women – mothers and fathers, sons and daughters – who patrol the streets of Baghdad and Kandahar scouring SUVs for bombs, trading jokes and playing cards: some days bored; some days afraid.

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The “F” Word: Indira Cesarine on Feminism in the Art World

Hilary Clinton by Jennifer Caviola, courtesy of The Untitled Space.Indira Cesarine is a force of feminism, photography, and creative expression. Her career as an artist began in her early teens, with summers spent in New York studying photography and painting at the Parsons School of Design. Since then, her work has appeared in countless magazines, notably Vogue and Marie Claire, and has been featured in exhibits at international galleries and museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.

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The Art of Bo Hampton

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The Art of James Hubbell

James Hubbell art James Hubbell's Mission Statement: To find through the arts both visionary and physical patterns and direction that bring humanity’s inner and outer world in harmony with the changing rhythm of our times.

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The Art of Jonathan Cox

The work of Jonathan Cox revitalizes the mind and soul equally with images that evoke an emotional connection to family, life, and knowledge. Many of his pieces are done on a grand scale yet retain a sense of intimacy with their viewers, inviting us to explore ourselves more deeply and our attachment to our own personal world.

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The Art of Tim E. Ogline

Art Credit: Tim E. Ogline

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The Bookjackets of Chip Kidd

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The Hidden Pearl

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My eyes were to the ground, mostly, as I was always looking for treasure. It came in the form of a vine or scroll, rocks suggesting texture and pattern, animated roots of trees forming hands; and limbs reaching out for something. I fell in love with the burl, the hidden pearl of a particular tree; ferns awakening, cicada leftovers, and a wing of a butterfly.

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The Posters of Scorsone and Drueding

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Under the Covers: Chip Kidd Discusses His New Novel and Designing the World’s Best Book Jackets

Called the closest thing to a rock star in graphic design by USA Today, Chip Kidd, Associate Art Director of the storied Knopf publishing imprint of Random House, has utterly redefined the book jacket and book packaging.

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Voices of the People

Carstens Voices of the People“This art is an invitation to dream, to imagine a new country,” says David Craven, curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM, and professor of art and art history at the University of New Mexico.

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