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Not Just a Labor of Love

We are worth it

Over the years, many people have asked me, “Do you know an artist who would volunteer to….paint a mural for my son’s school…perform at a benefit for our library…do a workshop for a group of seniors?”  This is a well-meaning request on the part of someone who wants to do good for a cause.  Yet, […]

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Mixing It Up at the Neuberger

Nadin Ospina, "Casa de Xolotl," 2005, stone, 26.8x16.5x15.35 in,

In a new exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art, four major contemporary Latin American artists – Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina – are exploring and redefining their relationship to the pre-Columbian past of their countries of origin. The art of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans is a formidable cultural heritage.  […]

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Master of the Double Take

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Colombian artist Federico Uribe is obsessed with objects… not just some objects, but many… books, sneakers, shoes, shoelaces, cartons, to name a few. His work is currently on view at the Hudson River Museum in an installation called Fantasy River which nearly rivals the museum’s famous Ruckus Manhattan by Red Grooms. There’s a certain irony […]

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Thinking With Your Ears

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Sound is an all encompassing art form. “You only need those two holes in the sides of your head to participate,” says Bruce Odland, a sound artist, whose Hudson River work Hearing Space is now being shown at ArtsWestchester’s Gallery 9 in White Plains. “Hearing is a connective sense, with your ears always connected to the environment,” […]

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Humanizing Objects

Humanizing Objects

Think of the smooth sensual shape of a Henry Moore sculpture, the cushiness of a soft Kid Robot designer toy and a cartoonish playfulness and you might want to tickle your way to the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts(HVCCA). There you’ll chuckle, and, at the same time, thoughtfully ponder, as I did, the funky […]

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How to Become an Artist

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Painting. Drawing.  Building.  Those were the tools Barry Mason practiced as a kid growing up in Snow Hill, Maryland. These were also the genesis of his sprawling shaped canvases which can be seen March 13th  through mid-June, 2012, at The Horizon at Fleetwood, a beautiful contemporary development with numerous amenities.  Mason’s work will be on […]

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Music is better than medicine

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“Music is better than medicine.” That’s what 11 year old Alma told Westchester legislators.  Alma went to Albany with Sister Beth Dowd and ten other youngsters of Songcatchers on Valentine’s Day to deliver some love songs and to ask for a boost in arts funding.  Songcatchers is an organization that works out of St. Gabriel’s […]

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The Tree People

This and That by JL - The Tree People

Joe Wheelwright is a big guy. He thinks big. He acts big. He sculpts big. Like I said, he’s a big guy. No surprise that his sculptures in the courtyard at the Katonah Museum are at least three times his six foot three size. They are actually totem-like tree people, certainly worth a trip to […]

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