The Backyard Summer Art Series

I was invited to an art shindig tonight in Newport by Catherine Druken, the sister of a good friend of mine. I wasn’t sure what to expect, beyond the usual experience of running into lots of people I know (an inevitability in one’s home town), but what I found was an amazingly low key, yet classy set up. Held in Continue Reading →

Above Elite Studios

Friday Night I made my way over to Westerly to check out the Above Elite Studios Open Studio & Art Sale. My friend Dora Szekely has been working there whilst hanging in Rhode Island (she’s heading to places unknown at some point!) and had a booth set up for her jewelry. I am a big fan of her silverwork and Continue Reading →

Griffin Museum of Photography

Another Art Road Trip! This time I journeyed north of Boston to the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA with Mara Trachtenberg. I had never heard of this particular museum before, but it is housed in a charming old building that sits beside a pond in this close suburb of Boston.  Striving to fulfill the vision of founder Arthur Continue Reading →

Annu Matthew, “Open Wound” at URI

When viewing any body of work from Annu Matthew, one should expect an exploration of societal roles and cultural identity through photographic means. For example, in her Indian from India series, Matthew composed images merging the pose and aesthetic of nineteenth century Native American portraits using items and attire from India. With The Virtual Immigrant, she merges two images of Continue Reading →

“Narrative” at the URI Art Gallery

I try to keep abreast of what’s going on in the art world of this small state, usually through means of social media. My move to the capital city meant that I’d be closer to the action! Less driving to where there’s more frequent events. Part of this was being able to visit more galleries, and there’s quite a few Continue Reading →