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INTERPRETATION MATTERS

A BOOK THAT “CHALLENGES YOUR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS” OR “INTERROGATES ACCEPTED NOTIONS” OF ART LANGUAGE

In addition to making fun of the atrocious, pretentious writing that artists and galleries sometimes issue in the name of art, I also work more constructively and (slightly) less cruelly with people and organisations to improve the quality of their writing and public communications. 113 more words

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Kristin Kuhns at Salem Public Library

Save the DATE!…and that date is Saturday, April 11, 2015.  10:00 a.m.  Artist Kristin Kuhns and the Salem Public Library will be unveiling Kristin’s two pieces for the entrances (one on each floor) to the children’s room at the library.  132 more words

Crash Into Me (Heart of Stone #1) by K.M. Scott

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Published: August 25, 2013

What would you give up for everything?

Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. 145 more words

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The Horner Collection

We stopped in Philomath the other day to check in with Irene Zenev at the Benton County Historical Society Museum.  There they also house the Horner Collection, formerly at OSU but transferred in 2008 to Benton County.  202 more words

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Book Reviews: A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell and City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen

A Nasty Piece of Work
Robert Littell
St. Martin’s Griffin, October 2014
ISBN 978-1-250-05463-0
Trade Paperback

Lemuel Gunn, now a private detective in New Mexico, once was a CIA agent in Afghanistan before being unceremoniously sent home and cashiered out of the service, and, before that, a policeman in New Jersey.  414 more words

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Totally Random Friday...

No organized thoughts tonight.  No real focus.  So many things and events, moments, people, streaking through my brain…images to tell the tale…a visit to the Saward Collection… 57 more words

ROMANTICISM, BEAUTY, MONEY

THREE QUOTES FROM BRUNO MUNARI, ‘DESIGN AS ART’, 1966 (ON SUBJECTS THAT STILL HAVEN’T BEEN SORTED OUT BY THE ART WORLD FIFTY YEARS LATER)

“It must be understood that as long as art stands aside from the problems of life it will only interest a very few people… The artist must cast off the last rags of romanticism and become active as a man among men*, well up in present day techniques, materials and working methods.”

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