Tag Archives: art collecting

I Am Not Ashamed to Say This Is All About Me.

I have wanted to be an artist since as long as I can remember.  Well, at least until after my phase of wanting to be a nun ended.  That desire was snuffed out when I discovered boys.  Then, I began … Continue reading

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A Not-very-scholarly review

On Saturday morning, I dragged my 11 year old and 8 year old to see the Solo Series exhibition at the Abington Art center.  I am teaching in the art center’s APEX program.  In this program, I give a group of … Continue reading

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Call for Artwork

Comfort, Edvard Munch, 1907 I am writing a blog and am looking for art that is autobiographical; that is personal; that reveals something about the person creating it.  I am looking for both visual artists and writers (bloggers, spoken word, … Continue reading

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A Few (Nude) Minutes with Melissa Tevere

In the late 1970’s, Andy Rooney began his famous segment on 60 Minutes, “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney”.  This segment recently ended it’s 30+ year run. In the spirit of Andy Rooney, I would like to offer “A Few … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Photographs by Susie Forrester

I studied art education in graduate school.  On our first day of class, the professor asked us each to recount our earliest memory of making art.  My first memory came to me immediately:  I was in kindergarten, standing at a … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Pet

When I teach art to kids, I like to read illustrated children’s books to them.  In the best of children’s books, the language is poetry and the illustrations, fine art.  No matter how old or young we are, a good … Continue reading

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Brave Odysseus

These photos by Dave Moser represent the beginning of his series “Housewife”.  In full disclosure, I must tell you that Dave is my brother in law and that I, with my many contacts as a former housewife, am recruiting subjects … Continue reading

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The Joy of Building an Art Collection

MY DAUGHTER’S HOMETOWN, CHONGKING, CHINA Artist Linnea Heide shared with me her tips for starting an art collection which I would like to share with you.   The majority of this blog is hers with a little editing and the … Continue reading

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Alice Neel – The Movie

My first post talked about the artist, Alice Neel.  I have been personally inspired by Alice’s story for a long time. There have been many connections between Alice and me.  Alice was a portrait painter and so am I.  Alice’s … Continue reading

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Karen Hunter-McLaughlin

The first artist I would like to profile for your consideration AND admiration is Karen Hunter-McLaughlin. I first met Karen when she joined MamaCita (a local artist cooperative, http://www.mamacitaarts.com) a few years back.  At that time, she was creating organic-shaped … Continue reading

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