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Frida Kahlo: More Than Just An "Icon of Pain"

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It’s difficult not to love the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Both famously eccentric and eccentrically famous, she radiated an enormous force and was an undoubtedly captivating individual. 1,106 more words


Olive Kitteridge isn't having any fun at all

One of the most refreshing and unusual pieces of television I have seen is the strange story of Olive Kitteridge. An HBO mini series based on the Pulitzer winning book by Elizabeth Strout, Olive (Mc Dormand) is an interesting character to be sure. 664 more words

Politics And Art

Frederick to speak on politics, art, and paper

Many artists paint on paper. Helen Frederick paints with paper.

Frederick, who will speak at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hultquist Center on “Investigating Cultural Literacy,” is fascinated by paper as an artistic and cultural medium. 407 more words


Maternal Matters Opening

It was a magical night at The Shop, where dreams came true, engaged conversations were had and some tears were shed. Thank you everyone who was able to attend. 21 more words

Visual Art

The Queen And I

    The Queen (2006)

Directed by Stephen Frears. With Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings.

The notion of any kind of hereditary monarchy simply incomprehensible to me. 744 more words

Oran Ryan

Taboos in Art

I recently read a blog entry by Sharon Butler on, Two Coats of Paint, which uncovered an undeniable truth for me in my own studio practice. 407 more words


Celebrating Democracy

Today the BBC is celebrating Democracy.  We are in the long run up to the General Election and the posturing of politicians and parties could begin to wear thin – but it is important that we listen, develop well informed opinions and much more importantly make sure we cast our vote.  588 more words