The dry-erase board outside Susan Biebuyck’s studio in the GoggleWorks arts complex reads, “Don’t feed the artists.” The colorful scrawl is a joke, but the sentiment feels exactly right. Walking through the rabbit’s warren of glass-fronted studios feels voyeuristic. But this is more than observing artists in their natural habitats— the open-door policy at GoggleWorks encourages interaction with visitors. They may hang back at first, but eventually the curious cross the threshold.Read More
Being an artist takes fortitude. It requires you to leave the comfort of the 9 to 5 working world and journey into the unknown. It’s often a lonely profession with hours spent in solitude at a workbench. And, especially in the early years of one’s career, there is plenty of rejection.Read More
This summer, the New York Botanical Garden will undergo a transformation of magnificent proportion when it hosts “Moore in America: Monumental Sculpture at The New York Botanical Garden,” the largest ever outdoor exhibition of the sculptor’s work at a single stateside venue. Twenty of Moore’s major works, including “Large Two Forms,” will be placed throughout the garden’s 250 acres in a presentation that surely would have pleased the British sculptor, who designed large-scale works to pop in expansive landscapes.
I spent this past weekend visiting Nashville, Tenn., for the very first time. It was an exciting trip for me, as a country music enthusiast, and as luck should have it, my mini-vacation coincided with a popular local art event: the 37th Tennessee Association of Craft Artists Tennessee Craft Fair. The outdoor event, held in the heart of the city on the grounds of Centennial Park, attracts 180 regional artists and 45,000 visitors each year. I spent the better part of Sunday afternoon milling from tent to tent, talking to artists and admiring their work (and I have the sunburn to prove it!).Read More
Artists accompanied those cottagers. Enamored with the scenery, they started the Ox-Bow school of art, the cornerstone of a then-quiet artistic colony, in 1910. In the 1990s, art-lovers looking for a stimulating small-town getaway discovered the area and inspired a renaissance. Historic buildings became home to today’s bustling boutiques, quaint B&Bs and more than 30 galleries, as the two towns transformed into Michigan’s art coast epicenter.Read More
With the high housing costs in New York City, it might be tempting to consider taking up residence in one of the temporary homes now on display outside the Museum of Modern Art.
For its current exhibition,”Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling,” the museum commissioned five architects to design and construct full-scale prefabricated homes on the outdoor space west of the building.Read More