Monthly Archives: April 2011

Centers of Narrative Gravity

Andrew Werth’s paintings, on view at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville through May 1, comprise a body of work he calls “Centers of Narrative Gravity” where swirls of color interact with thousands of individually hand-painted marks to create interactive paintings … Continue reading

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Lessons in Art History

Gerard Haggerty teaches art history at Brooklyn Collage and the Chautauqua Institute, and is fairly active on the lecture circuit. In fact you can check out his syllabus on line here. All the slides and handouts are there, and there are … Continue reading

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Starry, Starry Night

Actually, it’s hard to see the stars just now, as it’s raining torrentially, but nevertheless it was a good day to be outdoors. My son, Everett, who is an astronomy grad student, has been trying to find a way to … Continue reading

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Walk with ‘Keeper of the Earth’

Poet, storyteller, novelist and short story writer Joseph Bruchac will walk the Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail at Greenway Meadows Park on Friday, April 15th, 4:30 pm. The walk will be followed by a reception and book signing at 6 … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Dollhouse

Christine Ferrara is rehabbing her house. She’s stripping the wallpaper and the floors, and she has already positioned the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair on the second floor. A white leather sofa is up on the roof. On the … Continue reading

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From Bamberger’s to Einstein

“What ever you do, don’t refer to it as the Institute for Advanced Studies,” says Linda Arntzenius, author of Images of America’s “Institute for Advanced Study,” a pictorial history ($21.99). It’s remarkable how people who have lived in Princeton for … Continue reading

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Naked Truth

When Paul Matthews paints from a model, and he is looking at, say, the lips or an eyelid, the model will suddenly touch that part of her face, as if to relieve an itch. This convinces the artist not only … Continue reading

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A Miller Cousin Mystery

During my respite from The Artful Blogger, I flew to Florida for my aunt’s memorial service (see previous post). While on the plane I had a chance to catch up on reading books of people I know, including A Miller … Continue reading

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