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In Conversation with John Maloof of Miishkooki Art Space

 In Conversation with John Maloof of Miishkooki Art Space Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Chicago native John Maloof regarding his new gallery and studio, Miishkooki Art Space, which opened in Skokie late this summer, just east of the community’s downtown core. Read on to see what...

Artist Charlie Patton Preview - Still Painting after All These Years!

Artist Charlie Patton Preview - Still Painting after All These Years! Upper West Restaurant presents “Visceral” Intuitive Abstraction, a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Charlie Patton. Come meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday October 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Artist Jill Joy Preview - Hosts Grand Re-Opening of New Gallery on Saturday, Oct 8th!

Artist Jill Joy Preview - Hosts Grand Re-Opening of New Gallery on Saturday, Oct 8th! This Saturday, October 8th, enjoy an artist reception for “Emotion” and the Grand Opening of the new Jill Joy Gallery (456 S. La Brea Avenue, LA, 90036) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Book Review: Sargent's Daughters - The One Percent of Yesteryear

Book Review: Sargent's Daughters - The One Percent of Yesteryear Nonfiction books on art history by scholars tend to be dry - not so, this one

The Tokyo Art Book Fair Review-Where Artists and Their Books Define Publishing and the Power of BOOKS

The Tokyo Art Book Fair Review-Where Artists and Their  Books Define Publishing and the Power of BOOKS TABF is an artbook fair defining the modern day bookfair. Growing in number these artbook fairs increase artist awareness and accessiblity. Artbook Fairs, grassroots events, are managed by international artist communities in global urban art cities.

Book Review: The Pigeon Tunnel - Is It Le Carré or Cornwell?

Book Review: The Pigeon Tunnel - Is It Le Carré or Cornwell? No question, John Le Carré is an engaging storyteller of the spy-thriller genre

7th Annual Artisan Series with Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire – Showcasing Art Work of Emerging Artists

7th Annual Artisan Series with Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire – Showcasing Art Work of Emerging Artists 7th Annual Artisan Series with Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire Gin showcasing talented artists and their work

"When Yellow Leaves" Review - James Reiss, Poet and Novelist, Old Hand Gets New Start

"When Yellow Leaves" Review - James Reiss, Poet and Novelist, Old Hand Gets New Start James Reiss—it rhymes with “peace”— will have his first novel, "When Yellow Leaves" published in September 2016

"Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel" - In Conversation with Nicolaia Rips

"Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel" - In Conversation with Nicolaia Rips Earlier this year, while browsing through a local bookstore, I stumbled upon what has to be one of the most interesting, relatable and well written reads of the summer, Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel (Scribner, 2016)...

California Landscapes in Art - Major Summit of the Best of Los Angeles and America’s Modern Artists

California Landscapes in Art - Major Summit of the Best of Los Angeles and America’s Modern Artists A highly anticipated Fine Art Group Show of some of America’s major modern artists will participate in “California Landscapes” curated by award winning Fine Art icon and media personality Molly Barnes

BinderCon LA 2.0 Returns to UCLA March 19, 20th 2016 with Lisa Kudrow, Effie Brown, Robin Schiff Among the Keynote Speakers

BinderCon LA 2.0 Returns to UCLA March 19, 20th 2016 with Lisa Kudrow, Effie Brown, Robin Schiff  Among the Keynote Speakers BinderCon LA 2.0 is set for UCLA March 19, 20th 2016. Lisa Kudrow, Effie Brown, Robin Schiff are among the keynote speakers.

Book Review: A Small Town in Germany – Return of the Nazis?

Book Review: A Small Town in Germany – Return of the Nazis? Readers of my reviews have no doubt noticed that not all the books I recommend are new releases. This is a throwback that echoes today's headlines

huZ Galleries Presents "Musicians" Preview - Featuring the Photography of Peter Figen

huZ Galleries Presents "Musicians"  Preview - Featuring the Photography of Peter Figen “Musicians” opens at huZ Galleries on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. The exhibition is primarily focused on the photography of Peter Figen with two additional images from photographer Anthony Bernard

CyberYenta's Yenta Centa - Put It In Writing

CyberYenta's Yenta Centa - Put It In Writing What is a "CyberYenta?" A busybody. If not for her, how would you know what was going on? Everything and everybody was her business

Termesphere Gallery Review-A Visual Wonderland in the Black Hills

Termesphere Gallery Review-A Visual Wonderland in the Black Hills The Termesphere Gallery is a unique and extraordinary visual wonderland in the Black Hills of South Dakota

“Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life” Review - Stories that Engage the Reader

 “Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life” Review - Stories that Engage the Reader For me, reading Ronna Wineberg’s latest book of short stories, ”Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life”, was like going through an art gallery

"No Baggage" - In Conversation with Clara Bensen

"No Baggage" - In Conversation with Clara Bensen Recently, I stumbled upon Clara Bensen’s well-written, engaging memoir, No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love & Wandering (Running Press, 2016), in which she chronicles the 21-day trip that she and her boyfriend, Jeff — who she had just...

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy - Book Review - Deliciously Sticky

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy - Book Review - Deliciously Sticky It’s a world like Harry Potter’s for tween-age girls – author Paula Berinstein has found the formula, which may be obvious to parents and teachers – but in young readers will bring only delight

ARCO Lisboa Floating Pavilion Review – Milestone for City on the Rise

ARCO Lisboa Floating Pavilion Review – Milestone for City on the Rise ARCOLisboa was inaugurated in Lisbon in late May, drawing art collectors from across Europe and beyond

Porto’s Casa da Musica Tour – City’s Architectural Pride

Porto’s Casa da Musica Tour – City’s Architectural Pride Porto's Casa da Musica is a showcase of famed Rem Koolhaas architecture

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