Category: Art

The Magical Light of Padua, Italy, and Giotto’s Frescoes @ the Scrovegni Chapel.

    During a recent stay, in Padua, Italy, I marveled at a seemingly enchanting light hovering over this very old city, going back before Roman times, a place where many layers of culture and history are available to feast the mind.  In particular…

When you can see…

Jeffrey Jones offered these very touching words upon the death of my mom.  She was an art teacher at New Richmond High School.  Her popularity among students, even those who never had her as a teacher, gained her the name Mart, for Ma’ Art….

St. Paul’s Cathedral, or a Wizard’s Palace?

  St. Paul’s Cathedral in St. Paul, Minnesota, sits high on a hill, and looms over the city landscape.  In the distance, one can see the the State Capital, which is made of a more luminescent white stone. The Cathedral is on Summit Avenue,…

“Brittle”

What brittle has fallen from tree to ground? Sprigs in a white snowy sea as Shadowy limbs face northeast. Branches flounder and drift northwest. Treading and losing breath Wind spent and shipwrecked twigs, creaking and breaking Submerging and reemerging, gasping for air Like dolphins…

“Winter”

“Winter” by Walter de la Mare Clouded with snow The cold wind blows, And shrill on leafless bough The robin with its burning breast Alone sings now. The rayless sun, Day’s journey done, Sheds its last ebbing light On fields in leagues of beauty…

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art This museum is a little gem in New Britain, Connecticut featuring primarily American Art from the 17th century to the present.  There is American Impressionism, Academic, Hudson River School, Colonial and Early Republic, First Half of the Twentieth…

just let things be

There is nothing like summer theatre and “The Odd Couple”, by Neil Simon, to take our minds off pending summer projects and step into another reality. In this hilarious comedy, type A personality, Felix Unger, is booted out of the house by his wife Frances….