Monthly Archives: February 2009

Beauty Isn’t Enough

Ernestine Ruben, who photographs the human body in unusual ways, will talk about “Detours in Photography” at the Princeton Photography Club meeting March 11. The talk, at the D & R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, … Continue reading

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Lady of the Blue House

Speak of great blockbuster exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — this is all part of procrastinating on writing my story on Cezanne and Beyond, to open there this Friday — remember the great Frida Kahlo exhibit there last … Continue reading

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Art World Superstars

Last Friday, I attended the press preview for Cezanne and Beyond at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit opens this week, and my story on it will appear in TIMEOFF March 6. In the meantime, I’m reminiscing about the … Continue reading

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Cutters and Paper Confetti

You still have until March 13 to see Eva Mantell’s work at the Considine and Hamill Galleries at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton. Titled Artists, Educators and Alchemists, the theme for the show is using recycled materials. (I’ve already … Continue reading

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Art Show Today

Attending the Art Dealers Association of American 21st annual art show to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, I was most struck by two things: 1. The absolute magnificence and beauty of the Park Avenue Armory itself, and 2. The children’s … Continue reading

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Save Newspapers and Environment in One Easy Way

Now that all of us eco-conscious shoppers are going to market with our earth-friendly reusable bags that we’ve purchased during National Public Radio’s pledge drives, I would like the answer to a very basic question: What are people putting their … Continue reading

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I Won!

Well, it was only third place, but still, “Best Arts & Entertainment Writing” for the Suburban Newspapers of America contest is nothing to sneeze at. (And I have won first place in years past.) This year the contest includes Canada … Continue reading

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Tripping the Lights Fantastic

Inspired by the extremes on the streets of New York, photographer Joanna Tully has created composite digital images that reflect a world where values and basic human dignity are in question. Amidst the backdrop of the financial market collapse, a … Continue reading

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Ahead of Her Time

This photograph of James Joyce was made by Berenice Abbott, a relatively little known photographer from the early 20th century. If you’ve ever seen a 1930s-era black-and-white photograph of New York City’s Flatiron building, then you know Berenice Abbott. She … Continue reading

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Addicted to Color

Look into Carol Schepps eyes, and you see her quilts. Or maybe this is what she sees when she looks out of her eyes, and it is this vision enables her to create her dazzling concentric circles of fabric. She … Continue reading

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