Monthly Archives: January 2015

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Natasha Zupan Artist Statement: “My work is about a universe where time and emotions intersect. I grew up in Europe and in the US, so have a dual perspective with regards to tradition … Continue reading

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American Muse: Joseph Bruchac

“Prints” Seeing photos of ancestors a century past is like looking at your own fingerprints— circles and lines you can’t recognize until someone else with a stranger’s eye looks close and says that’s you.

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Robert Gwathmey “Art never grows out of the persuasion of polished eclecticism or the inviting momentum of the bandwagon.” – Robert Gwathmey, American social realist painter, who was born 24 January 1903. Below … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robert Bly

“After Long Busyness” I start out for a walk at last after weeks at the desk. Moon gone plowing underfoot no stars; not a trace of light! Suppose a horse were galloping toward me in this open field? Every day … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Alex Gnidziejko In the words of one writer, “In the style of heightened realism, Alex Gnidziejko’s paintings are reminiscent of the Dutch masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. Gnidziejko’s painstaking technique of … Continue reading

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American Muse: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“The Changing Light” The changing light at San Francisco is none of your East Coast light none of your pearly light of Paris The light of San Francisco is a sea light an island light And the light of fog … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XXII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Michael Pyrdsa Michael Pyrdsa earned a B.S. degree from the College of New Jersey. From the Music Archives – Part I of II: Sam Cooke Born 22 January 1931 – Sam Cooke, influential … Continue reading

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American Muse: Donald Justice

“Absences” It’s snowing this afternoon and there are no flowers. There is only this sound of falling, quiet and remote, Like the memory of scales descending the white keys Of a childhood piano—outside the window, palms! And the heavy head … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Paul Goodnight Artist Statement: “I would like to be a skilled and consummate draftsman. I try to use a collection of sensuous colors, often revealing mysterious hidden forms. I would love to convey … Continue reading

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American Muse: Edward Hirsch

“A Partial History of My Stupidity” Traffic was heavy coming off the bridge and I took the road to the right, the wrong one, and got stuck in the car for hours. Most nights I rushed out into the evening … Continue reading

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