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Nicole Brauch: The weight of small things is our lives January 30, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art, Exhibits

A Letter And Its Consequences, 2013. Encaustic, acrylic, glass bottle, ash, book pages, photo and diagram. 16 x 12 x 3 inches. It is the remnants of a rich life that form the foundation of Nicole Brauch’s work. Brauch is an archaeologist of the highest order, one who combs through their family and personal history to makes sense of the world around them. Tomorrow We’ll See, 2013. Glass jar, wrapped object, handkerchief, photo, acrylic, letter, encaustic and…

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What’s Your Favorite Animal? A benefit for the home for picture book art January 21, 2014 – Posted in: Art, books, Illustration

To benefit the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Henry Holt and Company and 14 “heroes of picture book art”  have joined forces for the new book, What’s Your Favorite Animal? “The idea of getting some of the world’s most talented and beloved picture book creators to contribute to a book that benefits a museum celebrating the art of the picture book was just too perfect. We could not be more excited to be part of…

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Oregon Art Center Rejects Dick and Jane January 17, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art, Exhibits

Talk about watching Dick and Jane run into the 21st century The piece is called “School Days” and it was submitted to the Emerald Art Center monthly members’ show by Linda Cunningham. Cunningham created the assemblage in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre. The center rejected the piece deeming it “too controversial” and “inappropriate.” Cunnigham said she: did this piece because of my feelings about Sandy Hook and all the little children and teachers who were…

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Brush Writing in the Arts of Japan January 9, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art

Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (ca. 662–710), One of the Three Gods of Poetry From the Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1. Yashima Gakutei, ca. 1820’s This is the last weekend for those of you in the New York area to see this incredible exhibition on view. Lucky for the rest of us the The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an online exhibition featuring 185 items. What is brush writing?: The art of brush writing in East…

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