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Dancing with Fire

Some artists never grow up. Thank god. By preserving the child within, they help us survive this brutal world, with its tornadoes, hurricanes, e. coli outbreaks and drawer-dropping congressmen. Seeing the whimsical work of sculptors Dana Stewart and Francois Guillemin … 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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From Trenton to Africa, then Maine

Ever since there were threats last fall that the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie would be shuttering due to a lack of funds, I’ve been eager to get over there and find out what’s going on. “We are alive and … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year: II

CRUISING around Philadelphia’s City Hall at street level, you might not see him at first. Take a look up at the top, and there stands William Penn. The 37-foot, 27-ton bronze rendering of the Quaker who founded the Keystone State … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

THE air is getting raw, the days are growing shorter and even the autumnal glow is starting to fade… but there’s still more to look forward to this season. The Covered Bridge Artisans will be holding its annual studio tour … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Transcendent Realism

Artists everywhere seem to understand that laundry blowing in the breeze on a sunny day is a beautiful thing. So why is it that launderers don’t get it? Why do so many people use dryers, when hanging clothes on the … Continue reading

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Painting in Clay

Hopewell artist Patricia Lange loves an adventure, and she loves to experiment. A believer in the happy accident, she recently visited the desert of her native Chile, and was inspired by the terra cotta terrain to create a new series … Continue reading

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Cups Runneth Over

artful bras! Turns out there’s a whole movement. See this movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiYyvwDpUos Inspired by the writings of Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer and Kate Millett, women in the 1970s banded together in living rooms across the country, talking about … Continue reading

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The Recession is Over!

While there may be a “lag” in some respects, one look at this painting, “Headin’ to the Barn” by Dick Van Duzer, makes me think happy times are here again. The weather tells me there is renewal and rebirth, and … Continue reading

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Partners in Pattern

I can’t imagine a more perfect pairing of artwork than these — Andrew Werth’s Conceptual Frame, acrylic on panel, at left, and Charles Katzenbach’s Disorderly Colors, oil on glasswork, at right. Both are about precision and about color, and both … Continue reading

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