Monthly Archives: May 2015

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

American Art – Part I of VI: Hibiki Miyazaki Painter Hibiki Miyazaki (born 1974) is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. “He who finds a new path is a pathfinder, even if the trail has to be … Continue reading

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American Muse: Neal Bowers

“Truly Pathetic” Lately, the weather aches; the air is short of breath, and morning stumbles in, stiff-jointed. Day by day, the sun bores the sky, until the moon begins its some disappearing act, making the oceans yawn. Even the seasons … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of VIII: Curtis Bartonel Artist Statement: “My paintings, drawings, and etchings focus on the uneasy relationship between human beings and the natural world, exploring the idea of wilderness and how it has changed from being … Continue reading

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American Muse: Cecilia Woloch

“Anniversary” Didn’t I stand there once, white-knuckled, gripping the just-lit taper, swearing I’d never go back? And hadn’t you kissed the rain from my mouth? And weren’t we gentle and awed and afraid, knowing we’d stepped from the room of … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of VI: Judy Funk In the words of one writer, “Judy Funk is a talented realist painter whose love of art and life is conveyed through her work. Her artistic journey evolved from creative tendencies … Continue reading

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American Muse: Gina Myers

“Memorial” for J In my life so much happens that I would like to write about, but then something else happens & things are always happening. You, my friend, are underground & will always be there. I did not help … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Helena Nelson-Reed In the words of one critic, artist Helena Nelson-Reed is a “Visionary painter (whose) primary focus is exploring the collective consciousness and the portrayal of archetypal imagery in the tradition of … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jane Kenyon

“Otherwise” I got out of bed on two strong legs. It might have been otherwise. I ate cereal, sweet milk, ripe, flawless peach. It might have been otherwise. I took the dog uphill to the birch wood. All morning I … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Robert Coombs Artist Robert Coombs (born 1971) is best known for painting portraits of women. “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller, American journalist, critic, and … Continue reading

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American Muse: T. R. Hummer

“Whitman’s Pantry” Dried beans in a muslin sack, tied shut with greasy string. An ounce of ginger root to brew digestif, Procured on physician’s advice from an “Oriental” grocer at remarkable expense, desiccated now almost Past recognition. Half a pound … Continue reading

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