Tag Archives: Rutgers

Fertile Crescent Challenges Stereotypes of Middle Eastern Women

On a midsummer day, Ferris Olin and Judy Brodsky sit on Brodsky’s Princeton deck, surrounded by hydrangeas that have just opened their enormous white blooms. The co-founders and co-directors of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers are updating … Continue reading

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Debunking the Artist Myth

In the opening scene of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” we see a poet, a musician and a philosopher with an artist in his spacious, window-illuminated garret, burning a manuscript for warmth and spending the rent money on libation and carousing. Although … Continue reading

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Bend Us, Flexus

Gee whiz, the kids grow up fast! Hard to believe Fluxus is 50 already. Flux who? Even though begun half a century ago, there are still those who haven’t yet experienced Fluxus, the playful, boundary- breaking neo Dadaist movement made … Continue reading

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Ingredients for Happiness

From where does happiness come? Is it from a fulfilling career? A loving family? Economic security? Good health? Community involvement? World peace and prosperity? The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Rutgers University is presenting The Art and Science … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Fly

Last year, when the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art  organized and mounted, Declaration of Independence: Fifty Years of Art by Faith Ringgold, a retrospective, I was very fortunate to get to interview the legendary artist on the occasion of … Continue reading

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Rubber Soul

For four months I’ve been walking by the recycled tire sculptures of Chakaia Booker on the Michael Graves terrace at the Arts Council of Princeton, thinking ok, I need to find out more about this artist. Then, I spotted her … Continue reading

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Utopia

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” Toni Morrison New Jersey – home to the original diner, FM radio, the lithium battery, the zipper, the boardwalk, the phonograph … Continue reading

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Casting the Human Condition

A documentary on American artist George Segal will be screened Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library. “George Segal: American Still Life” uses interviews with family members and colleagues as well as archival footage of the late … Continue reading

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Personal Projects

Aylin Green will be teaching a class on Altered Books at Grounds For Sculpture Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Using mixed media techniques such as image transfers, collage, painting and wax to give an old book a new life as … Continue reading

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Going Nowhere

“Going Nowhere” is not the state I’m in, but the title of the installation, at left, by Princeton-based artist Frances Heinrich who is exhibiting Narrative Art: What Happened? at the Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, through May 1. … Continue reading

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