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Architect Says: Less Is More. Less Is a Bore.

  Tadao Ando, Church of the Light, 1989. Osaka, Japan.   Philadelphia is a city awash with memorable architecture, so it's fitting that I stumbled across The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's store, which offers a well-curated assortment of books inside of [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:50:06+00:00 06.05.13|Books Worth Reading, Design, Images, Process|Comments Off on Architect Says: Less Is More. Less Is a Bore.

Outsiders No More: An Exceptional Collection of Outsider Art Will Have a New Home in Philadelphia

Bill Traylor, Runaway Goat Cart, c. 1939-42. Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream card, 14 x 22 inches. (Photo by Will Brown courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection)   "I painted pictures in the gutter," the African-American artist Purvis Young once remarked, "and [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:50:08+00:00 05.30.13|Events, Greatest Hits, Images|1 Comment

Wilco, Ruscha, Sondheim,Tom Phillips, Xu Bing & More: 11 Don’t-Miss Arts Events

  Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City No.93 -Supermarket No.2, 2010. Photographs by the Chinese artist are on view in Brattleboro, Vermont, through June 23rd. (Photo Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art © Liu Bolin. Click to Enlarge)   The summer art scene in New England presents a special challenge. [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:50:10+00:00 05.17.13|Events, Images|Comments Off on Wilco, Ruscha, Sondheim,Tom Phillips, Xu Bing & More: 11 Don’t-Miss Arts Events

The Sunday Poem : Christine Shan Shan Hou & Audra Wolowiec’s Concrete Sound

  Concrete Sound (Photos courtesy Audra Wolowiec) Last year Gwarlingo readers responded enthusiastically to Mary Ruefle and Jen Bervin's erasure poems. Today's Sunday Poem features another unique project that defies categorization---a collaboration between interdisciplinary artist Audra Wolowiec and poet, critic, and artist Christine Shan Shan Hou. In conjunction with [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:50:15+00:00 04.21.13|Images, The Sunday Poem, Words|Comments Off on The Sunday Poem : Christine Shan Shan Hou & Audra Wolowiec’s Concrete Sound

Gwarlingo Artists in the News: André Gregory & Cindy Kleine, Sam Green & Jem Cohen, & Joseph Keckler’s “I Am An Opera”

  Singer, writer, and performance artist Joseph Keckler (Photo by Gerry Visco courtesy of Joseph Keckler)   Few things are as fulfilling as seeing a large, creative project finally reach completion. For many artists, finishing can be as difficult as starting. Artists often toil away for months, even years [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:50:18+00:00 04.11.13|Events, Images, News, Performance|Comments Off on Gwarlingo Artists in the News: André Gregory & Cindy Kleine, Sam Green & Jem Cohen, & Joseph Keckler’s “I Am An Opera”

Boston Ballet & Jirí Kylián: Bring An Open Mind, Readiness for Adventure, & Time

  John Lam and Lia Cirio with pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama in Jirí Kylián's Tar and Feathers (Photo by Rosalie O’Connor courtesy the Boston Ballet)   Last week the Boston Ballet kicked off its spring season at the Boston Opera House with three works by Czechoslovakian choreographer Jirí Kylián. Born in Prague, Kylián trained [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:50:24+00:00 03.14.13|Events, Images, Performance|1 Comment

Why Design Matters: Imagining the Future of the Rockaway Waterfront

  The wreckage of Rockaway Boardwalk after Sandy (Image via CNN.com)   A few months ago I shared Eve Mosher's piece, High Water Line, a public art project in Manhattan and Brooklyn that brought the topic of climate change directly to the city’s residents. Mosher's inventive project showed what [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:51:32+00:00 02.28.13|Design, Images, Spaces|Comments Off on Why Design Matters: Imagining the Future of the Rockaway Waterfront

Soaring High: The Art of Auto-Giros, Rocket Planes, Airships, & Strange Aircraft

    It's Friday and another week has almost come and gone without a mid-week post on Gwarlingo. Apologies to Gwarlingo readers for neglecting everyone but the poets the past 14 days. I've been traveling on business and working on an exciting (arts-related) project down in Philadelphia. While Gwarlingo is my [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:51:58+00:00 01.18.13|Books Worth Reading, Images|Comments Off on Soaring High: The Art of Auto-Giros, Rocket Planes, Airships, & Strange Aircraft

Merry Christmas from Gwarlingo (And Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam)

  A still from Terry Gilliam's 1968 animation "The Christmas Card"   Merry Christmas! This holiday I'm grateful to readers like yourself who have made 2012 such a fulfilling and exciting year. Thank you. I've thoroughly enjoyed connecting with so many of you in person, through email, social media, [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:02+00:00 12.24.12|Images|Comments Off on Merry Christmas from Gwarlingo (And Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam)

Ford as Fonzie, Carter as Christ: A Look at Presidential Posters of Years Past

  A 1968 poster parodying the Nixon campaign's motto, "Nixon's the one!" (Courtesy the Library of Congress)   Election Day is finally here, and I thought it would be fun to explore some of the campaign posters from past presidential elections. All of the posters featured here are in [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:16+00:00 11.06.12|Images|Comments Off on Ford as Fonzie, Carter as Christ: A Look at Presidential Posters of Years Past

Tatzu Nishi Builds Christopher Columbus a Living Room in the Sky: Exclusive Photos

  Tatzu Nishi's public art installation, Discovering Columbus, opened in Manhattan on Thursday. Here Nishi is pictured with Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture. (Photo by Tom Powel courtesy the Public Art Fund, NY)   Last week I featured Tatzu Nishi's Discovering Columbus on my Don't Miss List for September. Two [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:27+00:00 09.21.12|Events, Images, Spaces|1 Comment
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