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Ambergris and Alchemy

June 19, 2016


  Ambergris and Alchemy: A Pilgrimage to John Singer Sargent’s Fumée d’Ambre Gris.   By Grace Dane Mazur. I. In the Museum: Flitting vs. Grazing In the art museum I used to dart like a bee, flitting from one enticement to the next, sipping visual nectar, hoping for that magical transformation that turns the assorted […]

Wendy Artin: Translating Marble onto Paper

September 17, 2012


THE PARTHENON FRIEZES.  WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS by WENDY ARTIN. At Gurari Collections,  460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA.  Through January 1, 2012. Mastery and Beauty. Interesting art is everywhere these days–heartbreaking art, art that changes the way we look at the world. Concern with beauty, though, is rare. Utter mastery is rare. This exhibition is a breathtaking […]

On Pete Baker and her Gardens

July 29, 2012


Pete Baker and her Gardens (Memorial Service, Friends Meeting House, Westport Massachusetts. July 28, 2012) Many of you knew Pete when she made her first vegetable garden at 670 Drift Road. I didn’t know her then, but Geraldine says: the previous owner had graveled the space, so that Pete had to start by making her own […]