Monthly Archives: September 2014

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Marilyn Minter In the words of one critic, “Marilyn Minter has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005, the Center for Contemporary Art, … Continue reading

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American Muse: Wendell Berry

“The peace of wild things” When despair grows in me and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Suzanne Clements In the words of one writer, “Suzanne Clements is a fulltime fine artist working from the sunny seaside town of Melbourne, Florida. Her recent transition to the sunshine state has helped … Continue reading

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American Muse: Charles Bukowski

“The House” They are building a house half a block down and I sit up here with the shades down listening to the sounds, the hammers pounding in nails, thack thack thack thack, and then I hear birds, and thack … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Ellen Sinel According to one writer, “Ellen Sinel majored in art at Skidmore College, received her BFA from San Jose State University, and went on to graduate work in painting at American University … Continue reading

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American Muse: Amy Clampitt

“Beach Glass” While you walk the water’s edge, turning over concepts I can’t envision, the honking buoy serves notice that at any time the wind may change, the reef-bell clatters its treble monotone, deaf as Cassandra to any note but … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of VI: Richard Phillips Here is one critic describing the artistry of Richard Phillips (born 1962): “Phillips often incorporates material taken from a range of cultural sources, from porn, advertising and fashion spreads from the … Continue reading

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Welcoming Autumn with Praise, Poetry, Art, and Song

Welcoming Autumn with Poetry: John Keats “To Autumn” Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with … Continue reading

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American Muse: Ted Berrigan

“44th Birthday Evening, at Harris’s” Nine stories high Second Avenue On the roof there’s a party All the friends are there watching By the light of the moon the blazing sun Go down over the side of the planet To … Continue reading

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September Offerings – Part XXI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of II: Renee McGinnis In the words of one critic, “These paintings are so well – executed that we have to admire McGinnis’ commitment to both ideas and technique, a breath of fresh air in … Continue reading

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