Bugle Section

One small step for ‘childkind’ »


Arts Place in Portland, Indiana is accepting registrations for First Steps in Music. Lessons will be on Thursdays mornings beginning June 16, 2016 and continue through July 21. The class is designed for…

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Reviews - Books

A childhood memory of love and lols »


     Records in print, whether they be books, journals, photographs or paintings are visual aids by which the eye…

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His art has risen »

"Self Portrait" mixed media on canvas, 60 x 40 inches, 2015. Cover dust jacket.

In my review of “The Art of William Emboden” published by Premium Modern Art, its written text, as I…

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A modern ‘masterpiece’ in print »

masterpieces of American Moderism book jacket

As an artist and educator, I was hugely impressed with the book, “Masterpieces of American Modernism: From the Vilcek…

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She wrote about falsies »

Jehane Ragai

Written in an approachable and amenable style, however not only aimed at the layman, but also  a recommended reading…

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A ‘rare’ experience »

Hasari, a three-year-old cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), at White Oak Conservation Center. Image copyrighted Joel Sartore.

I will never forget a lecture series in April 2013 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio.…

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Paint Box Section

What is so entertaining about Mimes? »

If you have ever seen a performing mime, you cannot help but be fascinated by the theatrical stories that they tell.  Your attention focuses on the actor, such as in a game of charades, as an amazing tale begins to unfold with sophisticated clarity.      Using elaborate gestures, mime in America has grown into an…

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Coffee Table verse Cocktail Table »

A long, low table that is usually placed in front of a sofa is referred to as either a coffee table or a cocktail table. Not required to be used exclusively in front of a couch, it was designed as an area to place drinks. The history is that before the 19th century, low-lying tables…

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coffee-cocktail table

Sculptural work has new home »

Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina has received a painted-steel nonobjective sculpture by the noted artist David Hayes. The multisided sculpture is painted in bright primary colors and sits at the entrance of Chapman’s theater. Hayes, 1931-2013, was an American sculptor noted for pioneering sculptures in metal and for his work’s graceful curves, shapes…

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She is home in the Volunteer state »

The Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in Tennessee offer an impressive view of nature’s ability to create beauty from a continental collision. From an aerial view, the soft ridges of the mountains sweep down to perfectly aligned valleys that stretch over six Eastern states. What better place for an artist to feel the welcoming platform for creativity?  …

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bullen portrait art

Poetry series set to begin »

Now in its fourteenth season at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio, the 2016 Poetry series is set to begin on Thursday, February 25 with a presentation by Cathryn Essinger, formerly a Professor of English at Edison State Community College and a member of the Greenville Poets. Her work has appeared in a wide…

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PaletteBoards Section

“Portrait of Toks Adewetan (Christ, The King of Glory)”, 2016, oil on canvas, by Kehinde Wiley,  Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Gift of Anonymous Donor, 2016.6.1

East Coast museum adds to collection »

New works of art by major artists, a 17th-century Dutch landscape by Salomon Jacobsz van Ruysdael and a portrait by contemporary American artist Kehinde Wiley, were acquired by the Wadsworth…

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Sculptural work has new home »

Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina has received a painted-steel nonobjective sculpture by the noted artist David Hayes. The multisided sculpture is painted in bright primary colors and sits…

May 2016 / Read More »
“The Longest Road I” by Victor Matthews,  acrylic and oil wax pencil on canvas,  72 x 108 inches, 2016. (One of several in a series)

A show of memory lane works »

Internationally exhibited artist Victor Matthews works are on view at KM Fine Arts in Los Angeles through July 9, 2016. Artist Matthews solo installation, “The Longest Road” exhibition functions as…

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One small step for ‘childkind’ »

Arts Place in Portland, Indiana is accepting registrations for First Steps in Music. Lessons will be on Thursdays mornings beginning June 16, 2016 and continue through July 21. The class…

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Viewers can expect works of power »

  Going on view, Friday, June 3, 2016 and featuring the work of 60 different artists, this exhibition includes powerful, representative work by some of the biggest names in the…

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Major show soon to open »

Ai Weiwei, At the Museum of Modern Art, 1987 (detail), from the New York Photographs series 1983–93, Collection of Ai Weiwei, © Ai Weiwei; Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

  Opening at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 4, 2016, this major international exhibition will feature two…

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The ‘Hills’ to ring with the sound of music »


The Rushmore Music Festival’s opening concert is entitled “Songs, Dances, and Jokes” which will have goers groovin’, laughin’ and cryin’ with music…

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Museum takes step towards $$$ stability »


The Indianapolis Museum of Art will pay off more than $17 million in outstanding debt by the end of 2016. This will…

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Lakota artist to show his ‘stuff’ »


  Opening on Friday, June 3, 2016 in the Ruth Brennan Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota,…

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FL: Miami »

Right, 1967, silkscreen print on pellon, by Corita Kent, © Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles.

WHERE: Frost Art Museum WHEN: Opens Saturday, May 14, 2016. The Summer of Women BRIEF ABOUT: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art…

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NM: Santa Fe »

“Raghead I”, 2015, formatting, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 x 1.5 inches, by Michael Dixon.

WHERE: David Richard Gallery. WHEN: Friday, May 13 through June 25, 2016. Note: An Opening Reception will be from 5:00 to 7:00…

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‘Eyes+Hands’ forge a new style »

Moisei Nappelbaum. The Poet Anna Akhmatova, 1924. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Alex Lachmann

On view through July 11, 2016 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, the exhibition, “The Power of…

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‘Tribute show’ to the greatest »

Paul Gauguin

  Opening Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the musée du quai Branly, located along the Seine, at the foot of the Eiffel…

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In the ‘big top arena’ once again »

ManOnStilts, Morris circus

  Last exhibited in 1986, at the Museum of International Folk Art, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Morris Miniature Circus is…

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London painter is a first »

"Mother" 2014, oil on panel, 170 x 340 cm, by Glenn Brown.

The exhibit opening of Glenn Brown is slated for Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Des Moines Art Center in the Anna…

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Shows to shed light on Endangereds » IMA to be in full ‘bloom’ » Miller’s ‘skins’ to be showcased » Musical giant on the marquee » Art center puts artists on call » ‘Chromatic Bloom’ next venue » SPS to be celebrated » Homer and Wyeth works bought » Art proposals sought » Found materials creates art » Poetry series set to begin » Ligare show on Georgia’s mind » Living show to ‘bloom’ » Saleri show to open at Fresno State » OH: Portland » Four tapped for opera program » Show to reveal its ‘roughness’ » Big Apple leaders to talk » SD: Rapid City » Open air is his special place » A journey into spaces and places » A show of porcelain works » A show of ‘it’s me’ » CA: San Francisco » The hills of Nashville to ring »

People and Places

New Director of Education chosen »

Anne Butler Rice Wadsworth Atheneumn Museum of Art

Anne Butler Rice became the new Georgette Auerbach Koopman Director of Education at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, located in Hartford,…

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‘Money-maker’ new to the payroll »


Former Spartanburg’s Hope Center for Children as the Director of Development Lisa A. Hemond of Inman, South Carolina became the Senior Development…

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Museum names new ‘plant doctor’ »


Following a national search, former horticulturist at the Chanticleer Foundation in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Jonathan M. Wright has been named the Ruth Lilly…

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New heads at GMA »


    Heather Malcom becomes the director of development and Keith Thalhamer, the director of security and facilities at the Georgia Museum…

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New ‘historical shaker’ at the helm »

suzanne brooks

Suzanne Brooks is the new Executive Director for the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Brooks joins SCHA with experience in historic preservation, advocacy,…

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Another decade for ‘Doc’ Venable »

Dr. Charles L. Venable and the Board have signed an employment agreement which provides for Venable to continue to serve for up to 10 more years as The Melvin &…

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William Allen Emboden 1935-2016

In Memory »

  William Emboden (2-24-1935 to 5-10-2016) has published seven books, co-authored two others and is the sole author of 250 articles. He has served as professor of biology in two…

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