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Women Supporting Women

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There she was on Sunday. In color. Gloria Steinem on the cover page of the New York Times editorial section. Who would have thought in the 60′s that Steinem’s 80th birthday would be a cause for celebration in the mainstream press? I turned the page and there with Steinem were two women from my life: Elinor Guggenheimer first woman […]

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It’s All About Men

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To look at her, you might think she’s a school teacher. But Georgette Gouveia is actually the feisty editor of the smart and sassy WAG, a monthly magazine dedicated to serving up a piquant dish of stories to keep tongues wagging. Gouveia is also the author of a hot-off-the press, and I do mean hot, racy […]

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Things I Forgot to Mention

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Gearing up for a fabulous show of outrageous hats opening Feb. 9th…   Our own Sistine Chapel was created in our vault by artist Judy Glantzman…   Happily visited the Painted Bride in Pittsburgh, an alternative space…   Luis Perlman showed stunning new work at the Upstream Gallery…   Diana Gould designed our gala look.  […]

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…

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A Summer Collage

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My mother used to call me a “leaf thief.” That had to do with my love of African violets such that I would ask friends if I could steal a leaf from any of their exotic violets that I coveted. I would “root” the leaf and eventually, I had a window sill of friends in […]

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Ask Any Artist

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What I like about Independence Day is that it reminds me of my own independence.  That may sound silly, but with all the hoopla, I can pretend that it’s not just about my country, but about me too, someone who lives here and enjoys all of the freedoms denied to others in other places.  For […]

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In Defense of “Hanging Out”

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I never ran the Boston Marathon, but when I moved there years ago to lead the Boston Center for the Arts, I went to every one of them. Marathon Mondays, First Nights on New Years Eve and the concerts on the Commons. These events (and the Red Sox) were the Boston way of life. So […]

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The Ripple Effect

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The arts, for many people, are personal. People draw or paint to capture inner beauty. They harmonize with friends for fun. They give their kids or grandkids ballet lessons to encourage poise. They hope theater will impart self confidence and that culture will make their children better citizens. Those of us who love the arts […]

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