Monthly Archives: February 2015

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

American Art – Part I of III: Binh Danh Here is one critic describing the background and artistry of Vietnamese-American artist Binh Danh: “Binh Danh received his MFA from Stanford University in 2004 and has emerged as an artist of … Continue reading

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American Muse: Louise Imogen Guiney

“Open, Time” Open, Time, and let him pass Shortly where his feet would be! Like a leaf at Michaelmas Swooning from the tree, Ere its hour the manly mind Trembles in a sure decrease, Nor the body now can find … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Thomas Caleb Goggans In the words of one critic, painter Thomas Caleb Goggans “focuses on the figure, portrait, and landscape” in his work. “To be a poor man is hard, but to be … Continue reading

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American Muse: Averill Curdy

“Probation” The cheap dropped ceiling jumped like a pot-lid boiling when our upstairs neighbor chased his girl that winter. Falling out of summer’s skimpy tops she’d want our phone. Her plush lips creased. Not exactly blonde, but luteous, we thought, … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: James McGarrell Born 22 February 1930 – James McGarrell, a painter known for his lush figurative interiors and landscapes. Below – “Trane”; “Amapola”; “Moonpool”; “Allemande”; “Redoubt.” “Few men have virtue to withstand the … Continue reading

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American Muse: Kenneth Rexroth

“Lyell’s Hypothesis Again” An Attempt to Explain the Former 
Changes of the Earth’s Surface by 
Causes Now in Operation — subtitle of Lyell: ‘Principles of Geology
’ The mountain road ends here, Broken away in the chasm where The bridge washed … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Frederick Childe Hassam In the words of one historian, “Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935) was a prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes.” Below … Continue reading

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American Muse: Edgar Allan Poe

“Epigram for Wall Street” I’ll tell you a plan for gaining wealth, Better than banking, trade or leases — Take a bank note and fold it up, And then you will find your money in creases! This wonderful plan, without … Continue reading

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February Offerings – Part XX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of VI: Katy Unger Artist Statement: “My recent paintings are about personal space. They are a window into those intimate moments that from the viewpoint of the observer can only be left to the imagination. … Continue reading

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American Muse: Amy Lowell

“A Lover” If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly I could see to write you a letter.

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