Monthly Archives: April 2014

Midwest Museum of American Art continues its noontime talks on American …

ELKHART — The Midwest Museum of American Art continues its speaker series for “Gardens, Rivers Lakes: The American Landscape of Leisure.” Speakers are at noon every Thursday. Diane Overmyer of Wakarusa and David Allen of South Bend kicked off the series. … Continue reading

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10 Art Terms That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean

When talking about art, there are more than a few vocabulary words that — let’s face it — we use to sound smart. Call them highfalutin and grandiloquent (see what we did there?), terms like “postmodernism” and “assemblage” are tossed … Continue reading

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Gallery eyes portraits in the age of abstract art

WASHINGTON — When abstract expressionism was all the rage in American art in the mid-20th century, many artists thought the art of painting portraits was dead. Artist Chuck Close went so far as to say that making a portrait was … Continue reading

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From Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Expressionism at the LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces the Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition from June 8 through September 14, 2014, in the Resnick Pavilion. The exhibit sheds new light on the extraordinary response … Continue reading

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50th Spring Art Show opens at Heyde Center

Three years ago Scott Shaurette began drawing a picture of a white-tailed buck. He would put it off to the side, then come back to it and work on it awhile. The Chippewa Falls man finished his colored-pencil drawing this … Continue reading

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Teenage artists show off their work at the Arsht Center

Wearing a coral cowboy hat and pearls, Rep. Frederica Wilson walked into the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Education Room and was astounded by the works of art hanging on the wall. The artwork –– 139 pieces in total, the medium ranging … Continue reading

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Cooking Art History: Savoring Silence

This past weekend I taught a class at ESMoA inspired by its latest Experience, SILENCE. The exhibit explores the path of abstraction in art, a path that goes hand in hand with our ways of perceiving and understanding the world. … Continue reading

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Long-time landscape painter returns to Vallejo – Vallejo Times

As Benicia got known for its arts scene in the late 1960 and early ’70s, painter Steve L. Davis was there amid many other artists and sculptors. Today he’s glad to be in Vallejo as more artists move and set … Continue reading

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Gough’s art features Southern Ohio landscapes

Some painters prefer the romance of an old European city, a spectacular seascape or the magnificence of a mountain range. Alan Gough loves the rolling landscape of Southern Ohio, so much so he’s made a career of painting it. “It … Continue reading

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Review: Phantom Vibration

There is something mysterious about Brian Guidry’s abstract paintings. Most of the abstract art we encounter is associated with modernist ideas, but Guidy’s paintings contain hints of things ancient, or at least antique, which couldn’t be more different from the … Continue reading

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