There's still some time for one last Grand Tour this summer. Here are a few blockbuster shows worth visiting before the season ends. By Justin Quirk, August 26, 2015 1. Tracey Emin and Egon Schiele: Where I Want To...
By day, Patrick Mancini is a successful software executive at IBM. While his ability to lead people in a business context is impressive, by night, he doubles as an impassioned painter whose creations serve as the engine for a life committed to honest to goodness charity.
About this poem: I wrote this after the Virginia Tech shootings. And to my incredible sadness, it is not only still applicable today, but may be even more so with murderers using social media and news outlets to distribute their self-portraits, manifestos and, most recently, videos of their murders.
At age eight, during the summer of '69, one of the most comforting sounds I knew was the sound of Mother's manual Royal typewriter.
Happy birthday to the Israel Museum! The country's national museum turns 50 this year -- middle age for most of us, but quite young in museum years.
The project, making use of the anachronism as a visual resource, does not pretend to refer to the past but to create a reference on which to analyze the evolution of society as well as its actions and reactions front to current issues.
I am having a show at a major gallery for the first time in a few years. It's a bit of a retrospective and it includes new work.
This vastly overrated clunker fooled everyone except its original theatrical audience. The pic bombed on release, but wowed the critics at the time, right on down to the present day.
Any lifelong fan of cinema can appreciate that the way Fellini's La Dolce Vita weaves 120 co-stars with the protagonist was a predecessor to the actual surreal interaction with our daily hundred Facebook friends.
Can you think of a trip you took where you didn't see an interesting piece of art or fascinating architecture, or learned something new about the local culture? I bet you can't. The arts become a part of the travel experience even when that isn't the intent of a trip.
JanKossen Contemporary has been showing works from many up-and-coming artists. Beginning in 2013, JanKossen Contemporary focuses its exhibits on abstract, conceptual art and brings works from international artists into their Chelsea gallery space.
Trump is often called "crazy," but there is method to his madness, and that method is matched and displayed by the speaking style he employs on the stump. Even his detractors see that a large part of his appeal is that he comes across as unscripted.
Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre presentation of the Broadway hit musical Matilda is a family-oriented show highlighted by outstanding performances and a staging that keeps the audience engaged throughout.
The Little House In The Cosmos,
Binaural Sound Therapy,
But crawling through the tunnel at "The Little House" was nothing to be alarmed about. It was such an extremely short, easy distance. And I had no choice: The front door to the house does not open so I had to be okay with being a little uncomfortable. It was perfectly unconventional. Somehow it all made sense.
Palais De Tokyo,
Korakrit Arunanonchai recently opened an installation at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, which tells the story of the formation of a painter.
Scars may never disappear. Women who have suffered domestic violence can be haunted for life by the marks of abuse they carry on their bodies. A "lifetime mark," however, can mean something different; Flavia Carvalho, a tattoo artist born in Curitiba, reinvents the term.
A-Sides With Jon Chattman,
Dead Drunk Friends,
Delve Into Twelve,
Along with founding member Cooper, the crew included Lennon, Morrison, and Keith Moon. It consisted of rockers who lived near the Strip and those passing through town while on tour.
Gene De Paul,
Into The Woods,
Regents Park Open Air Theatre,
Would I ever have ventured to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers remade on a New York stage? Doubtful. All that death-defying Michael Kidd choreography cannot be replicated away from the camera, I would have thought. But outdoors in London in August? Why not?
Michael Ernest Sweet,
New York City,
Black And White Photography,
Meryl Meisler's tome of photography from the 70s titled, "Purgatory & Paradise SASSY '70s: Suburbia & The City" is an exceptional collection of disco era images. I simply delighted in reading these images from cover to cover, and then doing it...
Hot off the Easel is a new monthly feature blog that I am introducing with this edition. It is designed to showcase a cross-section of vital and varied contemporary paintings.