Monthly Archives: June 2012

Recent Pages from an Ancient Past

In Greek mythology, Medusa was viewed as a monster. Once ravishingly beautiful, she was raped by Poseidon, Lord of the Sea. An enraged Athena turned Medusa’s hair into serpents and made her face so hideous, anyone who stared at it … Continue reading

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Cultural Connections to the Land

In less than a quarter century, D&R Greenway Land Trust of Princeton has preserved more than 50,000 acres in the heart of the most densely populated state. To put this in perspective, all of Manhattan Island is just under 15,000 … Continue reading

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Art All Day, and All of the Night

Looking for some hot fun in the summertime? What could be better than a 24-hour jam of music, gallery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, dueling muralists, art made from trash, and activities guaranteed to excite all the senses? At the sixth annual … Continue reading

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Where Money Grows on Trees

Utopia; paradise; Shangri-la.  Abundance. Lush tropical forest. Grounds For Sculpture, with its fantastical artwork, opulent gardens and peacocks strutting their stuff, is a nice place to site a utopia. And artist Ming Fay has done just that. Canutopia, a name … Continue reading

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Dr. Barnes, Be Happy

It’s been a long time since I visited the Barnes in Merion, Pa., but I definitely experienced a déjà vu upon entering the galleries of the Foundation’s new $150 million re-creation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Audrey Flack Plays the Feminist Fete

She looks like a rock star, with tight jeans, spiky blond hair, gold sneakers and chains around her neck. From these  hang a medal she won for “best artist” at Music and Arts High School, New York, 1948, and a … Continue reading

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