Monthly Archives: August 2010

Drawing on Henry Moore

“[Drawing] is a deep, strong fundamental struggle to find oneself…” –Henry Moore When we think of Henry Moore, we think of his sculptures that reinvent the human body, undulating forms of women and children, often with holes or cavities. Of … Continue reading

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Cat at Night

About a year and a half ago, I was initiating a new journal, trying to overcome clean-new-journal writer’s block, when I came across a postcard that had the cover of Dahlov Ipcar’s “The Cat at Night” cover illustration on it. … Continue reading

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Space Travel

While in Bath, Maine, I stopped in at Judson Pottery. I had passed the sign for it before but it was never open during my visits, so was excited to see the “open today” sign out front. I was expecting … Continue reading

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Fun with Clay

Mitch Lyons is one of the pioneers of clay monoprints. He’ll be offering a clay monoprint intensive workshop at Grounds For Sculpture Aug. 27. Can’t make the workshop? Visit Mr. Lyons’ website for a slideshow demonstration. Here’s the basic technique: … Continue reading

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Go Figure

He’s back! Thiebaud Thiercelin, former artist-in-residence at the Arts Council of Princeton who moved to France several years ago, is returning for an exhibit, Go Figure, at the Dalet Gallery in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-Sept. 1, with a Sept. 3 opening … Continue reading

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Inner Vision

I know this table! I’m pretty sure I saw this in his studio when I visited John Sears several years ago. The late Mr. Sears’ illustration will be on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum‘s Bucks County and … Continue reading

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Beauty in Imperfection

George Nakashima, Woodworker, will be commemorated Aug. 13 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Nakashima Foundation for Peace with the dedication of an official Pennsylvania Historical Marker placed at 1847 Aquetong Road in New Hope. It was … Continue reading

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Like the Night of Cloudless Climes

“Some things are beautiful not because they conform to an ideal measure of perfection but precisely because they so freely depart from any such standard,” writes photographer Ricardo Barros in his curator statement for the exhibit Particular Beauty at the … Continue reading

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Have You Been on the Subway Lately?

Ellen Driscoll’s “As Above, So Below” (right) is one of more than 225 works of art on the New York City Subway. That’s a larger art collection than many museums have. Faith Ringgold, Sol Lewitt, Romare Bearden and Raul Colon … Continue reading

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