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James Gortner: The Rebirth of a Painting by Margaux Galli

“Brenda, Crossroads” by James Gortner

It was the opening of the MIA in MIA group Exhibition at the Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea. It was deathly cold but the opening was teeming with people and as I made my way through the swarm; a pair of eyes caught my attention and I immediately was drawn toward a painting of an ethereal woman with dark hair. 1,123 more words

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Despite a fairly frightening opening sequence (if you’re a single man), “Better Man” is a charming introduction to Rhode Island Pop/Rock group, Sienna. Viana Newton fronts the upbeat New England band. 207 more words

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Artist profile: Nell Brinkley - Golden Eyes

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

Golden Eyes is one of several characters Nell Brinkley created to grace the covers of… 557 more words

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Presidential Debate...on Artistry.

Just hours before the “supposed” (my own nominal sense of conspiracy theory ends here) hacker expos√© of George W. Bush was unveiled, I ran into the artworks by another famous president of our time, Nelson Mandela. ¬† 1,053 more words


Update from the Archives: The Dead Milkmen, chatting with guitarist/vocalist Joe Genaro 21 years later

I met the Dead Milkmen 21 years ago. They were the first band with MTV cred and international recognition I had the chance to interview. It was a job that came to me when a promo/advance cassette of their 1993 album… 1,722 more words


Artist Profile : Violet Teague

Violet Teague

Born 1872, Melbourne, Teague was a portrait painter and mural designer.

Boy with the palette, 1911

Artist Profile : Mike Parr

Mike Parr (b. 1945, Sydney)

Known largely for his performance work, the early years revolved around shock (such as his lacking an arm), he works in a wide variety of mediums such as video, graphite, charcoal and photography. 14 more words