Doing the research on the Fu or Foo Shi, I did discover that for a lifetime I have had it wrong. When I received Fu, my ceramic figure that has come with me through a life of moves, I thought as many westerners do that this was a Fu Dog.
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday February 1, 2014 11:40 am|
A twist that really inspires art lovers is the agreement by the Superbowl teams home stomping grounds to give up a work of art should that team lose. A work by Frederic Remington in exchange for a work by Tsuji Kako are at risk.
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday January 25, 2014 5:05 pm|
The National Galleries in London will exhibit two paintings Van Gogh created in 1888 as part of a series, together for the first time since the ’60′s, beginning January 25 and continuing to mid-April.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday January 4, 2014 3:00 pm|
On December 27th, Gaza’s University Teachers’ Association and the Gaza Palestinian Students for the Academic Boycott of Israel wrote to young Norwegian songwriter, Moddi, asking him to cancel his upcoming 2014 concert, in Tel Aviv on February 1st. Friday the young and rapidly upcoming artist responded, in a Facebook post that links to an article Jello Biafra wrote after he had cancelled an Israeli show, with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, back in 2011.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday November 17, 2013 8:15 am|
The Anchorage Civic Orchestra will be giving our 2013 Fall Concert on November 22nd. Back in late August, when we began our once-per-week rehearsals, a member observed that our concert will occur on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The theme of our concert is Four Centuries of American Music, with works written in the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries being programmed. After mulling over the idea for four days, I wrote this simple, direct elegy over Labor Day weekend.
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday September 14, 2013 1:00 pm|
The artist used the colors he found around him, and that means that his work is usually somber, and often dark in tones.
|By: Ruth Calvo Monday September 2, 2013 10:30 am|
On this Labor Day weekend, we’re visiting one of the valuable projects of the New Deal recovery from the depression.
One part of the New Deal that benefited the community at large was the support of artists, and decorating public buildings with their work.
|By: Elliott Saturday July 13, 2013 4:00 am|
I came across this video yesterday, and I confess I was unfamiliar with his littlefolk work beforehand but I love it (I’ve always liked miniature things). His name is Zev Hoover, he posts his work on Flickr where he is known as fiddleoak.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday April 6, 2013 8:00 pm|
No musician matures by herself, or by himself. From the beginnings, child musicians search for ways to express themselves from their own hearts and minds. Even if drawn toward music from within, they usually seek to emulate someone older, though. Eventually, they gain craft and intricate skills through guidance from teachers, mentors, siblings or parents, and from occasionally hearing or seeing prominent or famous performers.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00 pm|
Next Saturday, March 16th, will mark the tenth anniversary of the death in Gaza, of Rachel Corrie. Rachel, then a senior at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, had gone to Gaza at the beginning of 2003, to fulfill aspects of her senior thesis. While there, she became active in efforts by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), to protect Palestinians from outrages of the Israeli occupation forces.