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Judy Schachner

Posted in FeaturedVisual ArtsWriting on Apr 15, 2011
Author/Illustrator I really loved it when Judy Schachner, New York Times best-selling author/illustrator, told me “immmersing myself in my girls’ books and dancing in the living room with my kids was the best training for putting my dreams on the table.” Suddenly, I have a… read more

Will Ryman

Posted in Visual Arts on Feb 24, 2011
SCULPTOR The only thing that could make Will Ryman’s “The Roses” any more of a wondrous spectacle would be if Ethel Mermen was standing atop one of them belting out “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” It’s truly such a sight to stand on New York’s Park… read more

Mickalene Thomas

Posted in Visual Arts on Jan 28, 2011
VISUAL ARTIST How can you not love an artist who manages to make glitter a high art? And rhinestones…no longer just for bedazzling! Mickalene Thomas’ art totally got my attention and, more importantly, the attention of the art world. She has received commissions from the… read more

Alvin Ailey & National ...

Posted in DanceMusicVisual Arts on Jan 16, 2011
In addition to his penetrating words, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to nonviolence was an essential part of his strength and grace. He said: “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a… read more

Amir Baradaran

Posted in Visual Arts on Oct 15, 2010
VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ARTIST So imagine that you’re in a New York City taxi and this (minus the titles) comes on the monitor in the backseat: Jarring? Captivating? Intriguing? Provocative? Yes, yes, yes and yes. This video is a trailer for Amir Baradaran’s Transient, a… read more

Rachel Hovnanian

Posted in Visual Arts on Aug 13, 2010
VISUAL ARTIST The themes in Rachel Hovnanian’s mesmerizing art will ring true with many of us. When I read about Rachel Hovnanian in the New York Times, the directness and honesty in her work resonated with me. She says she wants to show how intensely… read more

Poketo

Posted in DesignVisual Arts on Aug 06, 2010
ARTISTS/DESIGNERS I’m not normally someone who has to be the first to have something, nor do I often use this space to tout blatant consumerism, but things are different this time: Poketo – a company that  designs limited edition art products, accessories, apparel and decor –… read more

Craig David & Sports ...

Posted in Visual Arts on Jul 09, 2010
ARTIST & TREND You know how weekends are always too short to fit in everything you want to do? Well, sports stadiums to the rescue?!? The new trend in big sports arenas around the country is to combine high art and sports. Martini, meet Miller… read more

Cape Cod School of Art

Posted in Visual Arts on Jun 18, 2010
A VACATION ON CANVAS The Cape Cod School of Art is: a) where you learn how to airbrush a tourist’s name onto a t-shirt b) the first school in America to focus solely on Impressionist painting principles c) an important piece of American art history… read more

Angel Otero

Posted in Visual Arts on Apr 16, 2010
VISUAL ARTIST How do you go from drawing “Hello Kitty” to becoming one of the fastest-rising young stars in art? Angel Otero explains below and his artwork speaks for itself. He has a unique ability to make paint sculptural and this has garnered him… read more