Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Resurrection of Henry O. Tanner

It is perhaps Henry Ossawa Tanner’s most well known painting. With bright light illuminating a table, cream-colored pitchers and plates and paintings in the background, “The Banjo Lesson” (1893) has its subjects mostly in shadow. There, in the foreground, only … Continue reading

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Puzzles of the Brain

By now, many are familiar with the story of Lonni Sue Johnson. A spate of media, from The New York Times and NPR, as well as local Princeton publications, wrote about the highly successful illustrator, with six New Yorker covers … Continue reading

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Up Close with Van Gogh

As if there weren’t enough compelling reasons to see a blockbuster exhibit of Van Gogh, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has come up with a new point of view.  Van Gogh: Up Close does just that, focuses on his paintings … Continue reading

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Immediate and Raw

Last year in Iran, Tunisia, Egypt and Moldova, protest organizers took advantage of Twitter to get the word out. But in 2006 in Oaxaca, Mexico, when a teachers’ strike grew into a massive anti-government uprising, protesters relied on woodblock prints … Continue reading

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Living Work of Art

The MacMillan online dictionary defines sabbatical as “A period away from work when… college or university teachers can study, rest, or travel.” This is a sabbatical year for Rutgers University professor of art history Ferris Olin. Study, check; travel, check. … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design in Science

For those, like me, who have trouble fitting the square pegs of science into the round holes of your brain, an exhibit titled The Art of Science can be the window in to understanding such topics as dusty plasma and … Continue reading

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From Milk to Mascara

This is the intriguing title for Eva Mantell’s upcoming talk on Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m., at the West Windsor Arts Center. Mantell is one of the artists in Recyclone, on view through Feb. 26, featuring three artists who work … Continue reading

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A Space for ‘Spaces’

Perhaps it is dangerous to title an exhibit Spaces/Places. Last summer, I was fortunate to have been invited by Gallery Verde owners Joanna Tully and Tasha O’Neill to be a jurer for a show, Space/Places. The open call to artists … Continue reading

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The Gift that Says I Love You

As part of the exhibit Sticks, Hooks and the Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral (science and math-inspired sculpture) that closed this past weekend at Lafayette College, curator Susan Huxley created a yarn bombing with a poignant message. For the … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog’s Day, Cats and Kittens

WHYY’s You Bet Your Garden host Mike McGrath will appear at Grounds For Sculpture Sunday, Feb. 5, at noon to talk about – what else? – composting! Learn why a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps will still be  a … Continue reading

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