Monthly Archives: March 2015

March Offerings – Part XXVII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Nathaniel Skousen American artist Nathaniel Skousen trained in portraiture while in college, and he has spent many years studying the works and techniques of master painters. Below (left to right) – “Amongst The … Continue reading

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American Muse: Theodore Roethke

“The Waking” I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear … Continue reading

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March Offerings – Part XXVI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of II: Ron Sanders Here is one writer describing some of the accomplishments of painter Ron Sanders (born 1966): “Ron Sanders is a Signature Member of the Paint America Association and the National Oil & … Continue reading

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American Muse: Rigoberto Gonzalez

“Casa,” I am not your mother, I will not be moved by the grief or gratitude of men who weep like orphans at my door. I am not a church. I do not answer prayers but I never turn them … Continue reading

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March Offerings – Part XXV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Edward Steichen “When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.” – Edward Steichen, American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator, who died 25 March … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jill McDonough

“Women’s Prison Every Week” Lockers, metal detectors, steel doors, C.O. to C.O., different forms, desks—mouth open, turn—so slow I use the time to practice patience, grace, tenderness for glassed-in guards. The rules recited as if they were the same rules … Continue reading

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March Offerings – Part XXIV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Marne Adler Here is one critic describing the artistry of American painter Marne Adler: “Marne Adler presents images of great beauty and power. Her highly textured, sculptural work is full of depth and … Continue reading

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Coming to the Rescue!

Two Canadian-born comic heroes: Dudley Do-Right and Teddy Far-Right:

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American Muse: Robinson Jeffers

“Vulture” I had walked since dawn and lay down to rest on a bare hillside Above the ocean. I saw through half-shut eyelids a vulture wheeling high up in heaven, And presently it passed again, but lower and nearer, its … Continue reading

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March Offerings – Part XXIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Tim Lowly In addition to being a painter, artist Tim Lowly is a musician and a teacher. He lives and works in Chicago. French Art – Part I of II: Raoul Dufy “My … Continue reading

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