Monthly Archives: May 2010

Reinventing the Wheel

A wheel is a wheel is a wheel. Oh, no, it was the rose that was a rose is a rose. But it could be the wheel. We could reinvent the phrase for the wheel.What goes around comes around; and now … Continue reading

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Return of the Muse

Reflections on a Roosting Muse Guest post and photograph by Ricardo Barros (on view at the Dalet Gallery in Philadelphia through June 6) A muse, as most people commonly think of one, is a person who inspires creativity in an … Continue reading

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Valley of Art

This past weekend, I took an extraordinary glass mosaic workshop with mosaic artist Cynthia Fisher. Ms. Fisher, a former wildlife biologist and children’s book illustrator, has come full circle with her mosaic art, incorporating children and animal themes in her … Continue reading

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Cups Runneth Over

artful bras! Turns out there’s a whole movement. See this movie: Inspired by the writings of Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer and Kate Millett, women in the 1970s banded together in living rooms across the country, talking about … Continue reading

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Eye of the Elephant

The carriage house on King’s Oaks Farm in Newtown, Pa., where Alex Cohen paints was once an apartment occupied by itinerant airmen. His grandfather was the aviator who cut a runway through the fields on the farm. While the airfield … Continue reading

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Showhouse Can-Can

Here’s a picture of Yardley, Pa., artist Silvere Boureau with his rendering of Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous poster of Jane Avril, the can-can dancer of Paris’ Moulin Rouge. Mr. Boureau has re-created Jane on the attic ceiling of the Junior League’s Designer … Continue reading

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Teacups and Hankies

“The power of gender roles in our personal growth has increasingly become an area of focus in my work,” writes Tracy Otten in her artist statement.  “I associate the teacup with femininity – possessing both elegance and delicacy. The designation … Continue reading

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