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Connecticut, USA
Graphic designer and writer for the arts
Interests: music, travel, thinking, art, design, current events
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Mar 15, 2010
Hi Diane, Thank you for introducing yourself and for reading ArtLOOK. It's nice to meet you.
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Dan and Cat, Thank you for your kind words. I want to let you know that I'm working on a project that I'm really excited about. I'm starting a new blog at It's not ready to go yet but it is my hope that the new blog will provide various ways of informing and inspiring ways of living and working with art and design. There will be a grand opening FREE Manifesto (pdf) which people can download and many articles and publications on "considering a life with art and design." Thanks again, I appreciate your support.
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Hey Will... wow thanks! That was driving us crazy. But that thing was pretty darn cool... has an awesome name too :)
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Hi All... I've been writing this blog for some time now and I know that quite a few of you subscribe to ArtLOOK via feed readers, email etc. I'd love to get to know you better. You, after all, are the reason I write this blog. ArtLOOK was started to take a look at art and design here and abroad but I'd like to know more about my audience to better structure my articles to your needs. Are you mostly artists? Designers? What would you like to see posted here at ArtLOOK? Marketing tips for the arts? Reviews? Profiles? Current events? Tutorials? The world is your oyster... So please leave me a comment below and introduce yourself. I'd be so happy to get to know you and I'll be sure to impliment subject matter that matters to you. Thanks so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
Press Release: Florence Griswold Museum: Artist Builds Monumental Sculpture at Florence Griswold Museum Public Invited to Watch Process North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty has created his monumental sculptures all over the world, but has never worked in Connecticut until now. Beginning July 7, the public is invited to watch as Dougherty constructs one of his environmental installations on the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The artist will be on site from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. “The process in itself is fascinating,” states Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator at the Florence Griswold Museum. “It’s rare that visitors get to watch an artist in action, especially on this scale.” Inspired by the location, Dougherty weaves truckloads of freshly harvested native tree saplings into unique forms called "stickworks." The structures interact with the landscape, introducing notes of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
Martee, Cat and Dee - Thanks so much for your comments. I'm happy to provide these reviews and resources here at ArtLOOK. I hope you find Jackie's book as enjoyable and useful as I did.
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J. Hor, My goodness yes there are some excellent restaurants in the area. Fresh seafood abounds and some lovely outdoor eateries... well, outdoor if it ever stops raining. Enjoy the exhibit.
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I’ve been a Tmobile customer for about 6 years. While many of us complain about phone providers, I’m pretty satisfied with Tmobile (even more so now) and I thought I should write about what’s good. As some of you know, I had an extreme dislike of my Blackberry. That device didn’t work for me at all and I hated that I had to hack and alter my routines to suit Blackberry technology. Additionally, my heart was set on a Nokia. The Nokia E75, in fact. So in preparation for my new purchase I called Tmobile to ensure that the Nokia would be fully functional on their network. In doing so, I was prompted by their latest promotion for a “Mobile Makeover.” Goodness, how could I refuse? I like saving money. Customer service was exceptional on Tmobile’s part. My first representative,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
Nicolai Ouroussoff is one of my favorite NYT writers. Here in the architecture issue of The Magazine, Ouroussoff writes about President Sarkozy's urban development plans for a 21st century Paris. At a time when “infrastructure” has become a catchword of politicians around the world, these plans offer a glimpse of what a sustainable, more egalitarian city might look like and the role government might play in shaping one. Image below provides an audio slideshow of Paris is Building. NICE! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
Memories; Patina - etched, scratched, buffed and burnished; The color of music, the taste of blue. Tramp Art - Life’s scars and enduring lessons; The Grid - A sense of period; A Polaroid minute - One exquisite afternoon saved in a vintage candy box... So begins the introduction to artist Casey Shain’s latest exhibition, Local Colour - The Past Presented Today, now on display at the Keyes Gallery, Stony Creek, Connecticut. What better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon, then visiting the Keyes Gallery, on Thimble Island Road and taking in a little art after a day at the shore. Keyes Gallery presented approximately 80 of the artist’s works. The Sunday afternoon opening was well attended indeed and despite the gloom and doom of the economy red dots were going up on the walls. It isn’t painting, it’s not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
Nicolai Ouroussoff reviews the much talked about High Line park in New York City. Opening for the park was June 9, 2009. Ouroussoff's review makes me want to hop a train into the city, right now! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
This is just wonderful and will make you smile. Herb and Dorothy tells the story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy's paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. After 30 years of collecting Herb and Dorothy managed to collect over 2,000 pieces of artworks. The documentary opens in New York City on June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
I'm not talking about eliminating reports of violence. We live in a violent world and those stories should be reported accurately and fairly. I don't want to see our news be "dumped down" (any more than it already is) but I do object to the media hype and fear mongering that seems to be all too prevalent in news reporting today. What happened to reporting FACTS? The reasons why societies can go "bad" is due to fear... and we have a lot of fear lately and the news media is contributing it.
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Made me giggle. Found via Design Observer: Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2009 at A Look at Art & Design
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May 14, 2009