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Happy Stories, Told with Pictures

Whether he’s painting or writing, Tom Kelly is telling stories. Even when he gives directions to his home, there’s a story element. “Turn left when you get to the big tree…” He hasn’t yet painted Hamilton Township’s big tree, but … Continue reading

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Botannical Adventures

In an episode of The Colbert Report in late July, American artist Jeff Koons told his host why he likes art. “I like the way it makes me feel,” he said. “Art is about you, the viewer.” The art object … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy

In her own words, Lucy Graves McVicker says she will often ruin a painting to get the effect she wants. And I have seen her at work. She will cut up paintings, or crumple up Saran Wrap on this, or … Continue reading

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To Paint or Not to Paint

The other day I went to visit my friend Janet Purcell in Hopewell. (Her painting, at left, is titled “Freeze Dried.”) Jan’s house could be in Vermont, surrounded as it is by woods. Her sunny spaces are just like her … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

That’s the title of this piece by Eric Schultz. I first saw it on the wall of Coby Green-Rikfin at Grounds For Sculpture in September, before it moved on to a show at the Chapin School (4101 Princeton Pike, Lawrence, … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread

The Gallery at Chapin will feature the paintings of international artist Lisa Salamandra in an exhibit entitled “Daily Bread” Sept. 1 to Sept. 29, 2009 with a reception Sept. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. “Daily Bread” is a large series … Continue reading

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