Monthly Archives: January 2011

Little Houses

Windows, doors and little houses make up the canvases of Linda Pochesci, who recently had a show at the Nassau Club in Princeton. She’s one of the artists who will be in The Influence of a Teacher: Mel Leipzig and … Continue reading

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Shades of My Mother in the Basement

I have written about Aylin Green before, and am a fan of her work, so I feel bad about getting around to this blog post on the last day of her exhibit Lovers and Other Strangers at the Fleetwing Gallery … Continue reading

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Means of Containment

For years, book artist Miriam Schaer observed gloves on the streets of New York: lost or abandoned, left to the elements, ¬†tattered; or, in some cases, expensive gloves, or gloves that may have belonged to children. Schaer wanted to bring … Continue reading

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Thinking of Gardening

It’s that time of year when the garden catalogs start piling up on the kitchen table. Big juicy begonias in shades of red, yellow, white and pink entice me to flip through the pages of the White Flower Farm catalog. … Continue reading

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Arts & Crafts Forever

More than 100 years ago, Gustav Stickley began creating well-made wood furniture with a simplicity of design. The creation of a brand soon followed, with Stickley offering everything from candlesticks and linens to a magazine that included home plans in … Continue reading

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Furniture as Sculpture

Artists who gravitate from one medium to another, take heart. American Modernist and founder of the American Studio Furniture Movement Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) worked his way through painting, ceramics, woodblock printing, illustration, frame making, and designing posters and theater sets … Continue reading

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Alternate Universes

Yesterday I received a tip from fellow blogger Anthony Stoeckert that the SyFy channel was featuring a Twilight Zone marathon, and that my two favorite episodes would be screened: The Bewitchin’ Pool (1964, the final episode of the series) and … Continue reading

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