Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sukkah City

I have been reading about Sukkah City, a gathering of 11 sukkahs in New York’s Union Square. Sukkahs are those wonderful structures made for eating outdoors in during the Jewish harvest festival, Sukkot. Traditionally made with sticks and twine, they … Continue reading

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Modern Art Prophets

I recently attended a lecture by Mercer County Community College Professor Mel Leipzig on two of the key members of Les Nabis, Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard. Les Nabis were post Impressionist avant-garde artists in Paris in the 1890s. The … Continue reading

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Symbol of the Human Predicament

I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Noyes Museum in Oceanville is exhibiting the work of Jacob Landau through Jan. 2. Says the exhibition blurb: “Provocative and inspiring Landau bears witness to man’s responsibility for injustice… Timeless and relevant … Continue reading

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Message in the Silence

Sachiko Akiyama’s figurative sculptures, carved from basswood and painted, are psychological portraits that shift from personal to allegorical and back. Her process is so labor intensive that it can take a year for her to complete a single piece. With … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Transcendent Realism

Artists everywhere seem to understand that laundry blowing in the breeze on a sunny day is a beautiful thing. So why is it that launderers don’t get it? Why do so many people use dryers, when hanging clothes on the … Continue reading

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Everything Falls into Place

Every two years, the Rush Holt campaign commissions a local artist to design a fine art print, which becomes a poster for the campaign. This year’s print depicts original tile artwork of artist Katherine Hackl of Lambertville. Her magnificent tiles … Continue reading

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Ingredients for Happiness

From where does happiness come? Is it from a fulfilling career? A loving family? Economic security? Good health? Community involvement? World peace and prosperity? The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Rutgers University is presenting The Art and Science … Continue reading

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On the Big Screen

One of the great surprises of the end of the summer on the Princeton University campus — and a great treat for returning students and faculty — is the large-screen projection of Doug Aiken’s Migration in front of the Art … Continue reading

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