Monthly Archives: July 2009

Avenue of the Arts

Michael Graves is first and foremost an artist. Before he became a celebrity architect, he made numerous drawings and pen-and-ink washes of European architecture, many published in Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005). Drawing is … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s Finest

Ben Shahn made the town of Roosevelt. That is, it was called Jersey Homesteads until he created his famous mural on the public school during FDR’s Works Progress Administration. Shahn became a legend, and soon other artists followed him and … Continue reading

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Casting the Human Condition

A documentary on American artist George Segal will be screened Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library. “George Segal: American Still Life” uses interviews with family members and colleagues as well as archival footage of the late … Continue reading

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Fresh Plate of Figs

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a … Continue reading

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Some of my Favorite People

I was so excited to get the press release announcing the jurors for this year’s Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibit, because some of them are my favorite people: Mel Leipzig, Kate Somers and Jonathan Shahn (the others might be favorite people … Continue reading

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Personal Projects

Aylin Green will be teaching a class on Altered Books at Grounds For Sculpture Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Using mixed media techniques such as image transfers, collage, painting and wax to give an old book a new life as … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Art seems to fit labels: Contemporary, expressionist, landscape, portrait, folk art, naïve, primitive and outsider.  But labels have never been a good way to describe anything. Two artists exhibiting at the Bucks Gallery of Fine Art in Newtown, Pa., July … Continue reading

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Colorful and Tranquil

Inspired by the beautiful northwestern Pennsylvania countryside of her youth, Wendy Wolf uses a distinctive multi-layered color wash technique with acrylics to paint colorful, yet tranquil pieces.  Almost 15 years ago, Ms. Wolf began her art career as a muralist, … Continue reading

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