Fall Lecture Preview #2

A few weeks ago, I posted a teaser for my upcoming fall lecture series, “How to Read a Painting.”  As I mentioned, Session 1 will be devoted to COLOR and exploring a few of the fascinating ways in which artists use color in their work. Session 2 is dedicated to SYMBOLS and discussing their meanings […]

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“Most Everyone’s Mad Here”

“Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here” was recently on view at the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, FL and I can’t say enough good things about this exhibition.  Featuring over 50 works of art including painting, collage, fabric arts and ceramics, it was a festival of color and fantastic imagery.  Beyond […]

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Opening Night

This year’s 3rd Annual Wine Box Art Show kicks off with opening night festivities at The Barefoot Spa.  On Saturday, August 18th from 6:00 – 9:00pm, guests can view all the wine boxes, place early bids in the silent auction and even purchase wine boxes at special “buy now” prices.  Remember, ALL proceeds go to […]

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“Your Wish is My Command”

Anyone who has been following this blog for a while knows that I LOVE public art.  I recently discovered this incredible mural titled, “Your Wish is My Command,” at Voodoo Doughnuts Universal Orlando Resort.  Created by artist Mona Superhero, the in-house artist for Voodoo Doughnuts, it is spectacular in its own right.  The real magic […]

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Scenic & Theming Arts

I worked for a local scenic fabrication company back in the day and learned a great deal about the world of theme park fabrication and theming.  Central Florida is overflowing with amusement parks, theme parks, themed restaurants and hundreds of other tourist destinations and each one needs to stand out from the rest.  This is […]

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Art as Comfort

It is a fascinating study to see the types of artwork that are produced during times of extreme trauma or stress.  While that sounds very obtuse and insensitive, art history always asks “why?” an artwork is created.  Asking difficult questions about art can provide a better understanding of an artwork, an artist and the intentions […]

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Broad Strokes

The Art Lovers Book Club is going incredibly well which proves that sometimes creative experiments work!  I am sad to see this series come to a close (for the summer – don’t worry, it WILL be back), but I am so glad I chose this one for the last book of the series. Broad Strokes: […]

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