Monthly Archives: October 2010

Art for Healing

Designing hospitals as centers of healing is an art. Not only can a hospital provide a comforting environment for patients, but a well-designed medical center remembers to take care of the caregiver, who can convey a sense of wellbeing to … Continue reading

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Flight of the Moth

FLUTTERY swirls enchant and captivate, such as the sprays of golden leaves outside the window. When photographer Emmet Gowin was growing up in Danville, Va., he found himself thus entranced by the forbidden plume coming off the back of a … Continue reading

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Running with Wolves

The front-page picture in The New York Times shows a group of people standing on a balcony in Iraq. Flanked by colorful cloths, the men, women and children are looking down to the street, where there has just been an … Continue reading

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Underground Unveiled

Russians Valera and Natasha Cherkashin met on the Moscow Metro in 1982. Since then, they have been traveling the world, chronicling underground transportation systems with kaleidoscopic works of art. When the project is completed, 33 subway systems will be featured. … Continue reading

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Urban Visioner

Anton Nelessen is a noted urban visioner, but he is first and foremost an artist. “Eco City,” made from recycled computer and cell phone parts embedded in tar, is his vision for the future of cities. “I’m preserving the residue … Continue reading

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Splendor in the Grass

On a late summer day, standing before a wall-sized painting of an orangutan in their color-filled living room, Scott and Hella McVay look out the large glass expanse and lament the state of their garden. It has been a scorching … Continue reading

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Vermont in New Jersey

It’s that time of year again, when the burst of autumnal color lures you down country roads. To pop open the sun roof and  experience it en plein air, you don’t have to go all the way to Vermont. Rolling … Continue reading

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Drawn Through Nature

For the love of sheep, Susan MacQueen is back! This time she’s in a two-person show with Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser at the Veridian Gallery in Pennington. “I have explored the image of sheep through sculpture, installation, monoprint and most recently, drawing,” … Continue reading

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Translating Nature

At last! Someone has finally found a use for knitting, that entanglement of yarn often used to create ill-fitting sweaters. Multimedia artist Joy Kreves uses knitting to create components for her wall-size installations — her fibrous masses look like a … Continue reading

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