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Lev Shalem Opening

AS A MEMBER of the “Hudson Valley School of Sunday Afternoon Painters” I was pleased to see one of my plein air landscapes accepted and hung alongside so many professional artists when I attended the Opening Reception of “The Art of Summer” this Sunday (May 22) at the Gallery Lev Shalem, Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock, NY… 215 more words

Raymond J. Steiner

Melanie Vote: Overgrowth

According to Jungian theory, the presence of a house in dreams is an archetypal representative of a return to our first house, the womb, and the way it reveals itself to us informs our understanding of the human psyche. 963 more words

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Gems and Jewellery of the Medici

Perhaps more aptly titled Tokyo Love : Part II, because I made it back!  I didn’t realise how much I missed Japan until I was in the throes of it – from checking out Star Wars merch in Akiba, seeing the country whizz by from the window of the Shinkansen, to trying to get to the other side of the intersection at Shibuya Crossing.  940 more words

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The Warden

This cold late autumn evening, patience and punctiliousness will pay off for the city’s silent sentinel. Waiting and watching with a raptor-like gaze is routine for this unsociable animal. 177 more words

Travel Review

Jon Batiste 
Makes Good Art

Published in The Aspen Daily News on July 7, 2014

What makes for good art?

To be fair, that’s a loaded question, and one that artists and critics have debated for ages. 250 more words

The Aspen Daily News

Roger Hiorns and Mamma Andersson: 
The Power of Objects in Art

Originally published in The Aspen Daily News on December 10, 2010

When Walter Benjamin wrote about an object existing beyond its material essence and taking on a new identity in the minds of its owner in his 1931 essay “Unpacking My Library: A Talk About Book Collecting,” sculpture had not yet evolved into an art form that could reflect Benjamin’s abstract theory. 539 more words

The Aspen Daily News

The Rearing Horses - Art Review

There is a piece of art that hangs on the wall in our kitchen and every time I see it, I feel free, wild and part of the herd. 349 more words