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Hike and Learn

The Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument hold a monthly event called a Hike and Learn, where the invite someone to enhance participants’ experience of the monument with their expertise. They have invited me to lead a Hike and Learn on the subject of Landscape Sketching!  The monument is pretty neat because it has some […]

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Hope and confidence both. Can’t buy me love. Can’t buy me faith. But I can buy a little accessory to hope. Is there anything more like a fresh start than a set of new brushes? For a painting I started in May, granted, but I’m getting that campfire in the gut while working on it.

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Studio Snapshot – Back Making More Paste Papers

My burn is healing and I’m back making my paste papers. It looks as though I’ll be making my paste papers well into September.  I want to have enough paste papers to last me until next summer. What’s new this year is … Continue reading

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Weekly Autumn Writing Group

Weekly Autumn Writing Group Forming Now! It’s the season of new notebooks, sharpened pencils and fresh starts. What better time to begin a writing group? A six-week workshop is forming for Thursdays, October 8 – November 12 at the Medford Library. (One week … Continue reading

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Art and life

I think I might become absorbed with my tomatoes in tough times as well. The divide between the work and the life is something a lot of critics can’t get past. The personal life is inconsequential compared to the achievement. From The Paris Review: INTERVIEWER What happened to your biography of Picasso? McCULLOUGH I quit. […]

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Bruegel redux

Dan Witz, Agnostic Front Circle Pit, 48″ x 82″, detail, oil/digital media, Jonathan Levine Pieter Bruegel, Peasant Dance, detail

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Mondrian’s dahlias

I discovered this watercolor of a dahlia by Piet Mondrian in the Morgan Library’s current retrospective of Emmet Gowin’s photography, a small show that was both astonishing and humbling when I ducked in to see it on my way to JFK on Friday. It’s so great I almost didn’t want to sully it with words, though I’m sure I […]

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Elaine Witteveen Retrospective

Art Presence presents an exhibit of paintings by Elaine […]

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Hsin Wang, on starting over

Hsin Wang, No. 24, pigment injet print. From I Love You Bedford, 294 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aug. 6-24. From the artist’s diary: ” eventually everyone will leave me. I will leave everyone. everyone will leave everyone. “

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Behind the curtain

I like to watch. It’s one of the few things I have in common with Chauncey Gardner. (I’ll let you know if I ever walk on water. Still failing at this point.) A new service will allow me and others to eavesdrop on other artists as they work, and communicate with them as they do their […]

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