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Picasso’s moment of clarity

The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews. —-W.H. Auden 1 When I was visiting the L.A. County Museum of Art a year ago, I came across the final print from Picasso’s Vollard Suite in Fantasies and Fairy Tales, a small, beautifully curated selection of graphic work by various artists from around the […]

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Top 10 Designers to Watch in 2020!

Hello from that equally slow motion and uber revved up time warp between trade shows. It’s a time where coffee in the morning is extra luxurious and slow but orders also need to be filled pronto and the day is planned strategically. I’m between Atlanta AmericasMart and Las Vegas Gift Show and appreciating every minute. […]

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frank Gathering 2020

The Center for Artistic Activism’s Rebecca Bray and Steve Lambert will be speaking and doing a workshop at the frank Gathering, February 4-7 in Gainsville Florida.

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Valentine Paint & Sip – “Finding a Connection “

Paint & Sip with Jeanne La Rae February 14, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm As a tribute to the style of Peter Max, Jeanne has created a Tryptych painting that emphasizes color, love, reflection, and fun… Things we love and need more of in our lives. Join Jeanne in the classroom at the Art […]

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Leo Ragno

A sample of Leo Ragno’s portraiture, from Instagram

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February 2020 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallerys’, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, Third Friday event for January is this week will be on the 17th, 5-8 pm, and will feature Anthony Bock, keyboard player, as our scheduled musician. In February classical guitarist Rod Petrone …

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The hermit of Aix’s color

I saw this painting almost exactly ten years ago at Cezanne and American Modernism at the Montclair Art Museum. After all these intervening years, I finally bought the catalog for the show. It’s a hardbound book once in the collection of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Library, with the little envelope for the library loan […]

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Calligraphers’ Guild, “Wit and Wisdom”

Art Presence Art Center will feature the Calligraphers’ Guild as the Guest Artists for February.  The exhibit opens on January 30th and runs through March 1st.  The gallery is open from 11 to 5 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Don’t miss sayings that are beautifully calligraphed and meet the writers in person.  The exhibit in […]

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Johannes Muller Franken

I saw this painting some years ago at an invitational group show at OK Harris, not long before the gallery closed, seemingly another little heartbreak in the cancer of real estate inflation in Manhattan driving out all sorts of businesses that operate on a human scale and replacing them with gentrified real estate and Google […]

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XO Stationery Stash

It might be less than two weeks into the new year but in the retail world…guess what is virtually tomorrow??? That’s right, Valentine’s Day! Just in case you’re the stash-that-perfect-card-away-for-the-right-occasion variety (you’re in good company), let me introduce you to a few new designs in the XO category. I’m headed off into the season of […]

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