Art & Books Articles
“Water Works II” opens at the Porch Gallery Ojai on Saturday, May 9th. “Water Works II” is co-presented by VICA (Venice Institute of Contemporary Art) and will further spotlight the issues of water.
Petra Wine has a vineyard that makes an architectural stamp on the Etruscan Coast countryside
Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art- is headed by one of the most forward-thinking Museum Directors in the world, and also features a world-class restaurant with creativity on par with the museum's exhibits
Learn about pre-patriarchal Etruscan culture in Volterra at the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci
Here's my book review of Prime Rib & Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? by Tom Blake
Alab'Arte in Volterra, Tuscany is keeping the historic alabaster art style alive and making beautiful objects too. Visit their workshop to see the magic in action
A network of archeological parks on the scenic Etruscan Coast gives you a window into ancient Etruscan culture
Palazzo Vecchietti, in the center of Florence, was designed by a leading Medici artist
San Gimignano in Tuscany is a good place to visit for one to three days to soak up medieval culture and even some contemporary art too
Pundits like to bemoan the death of reading in the Internet age. While books have to compete with more and more digital entertainment options for our shrinking free time, we’ll always have a place in our hearts for good old paper and ink
It’s time to take a look at James Reiss (pronounced “Reese”), who is an established mainstream poets. His sixth poetry book, The Novel, came out earlier this year
With Independent Bookstore Day fast approaching, I recently had the opportunity to speak with a number of owners of local independent bookstores — some of which have been a part of their community for many years, and others which are...
Here's my book review of A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré
Ignite The Night 2015 Benefit Bash was held on Saturday April 18th, hosted by Kim and Tim Dowling. Women & Their Work organizes an annual spring Benefit Bash with a variety of themes highlighting stellar contemporary architecture and art collections
Here's my book review of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Here's my book review of My Voice Will Go with You by Sidney Rosen
Saturday, April 18th enjoy an opening reception for “"Minor Identity Crisis,” at Essentia in Santa Monica. The solo exhibition featuring the work of Gus Harper will feature some twenty works along with an installation.
“As Above, So Below” opens this Saturday, April 11th, in conjunction with MOPLA. The artist reception runs from 6:30pm-9pm and takes place at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.
Thursday, April 9th, FABStudio Gallery owner Flavio Bisciotti, and Flower & Hewes gallerist Brekelle Lavee' Long and have partnered to present “7 Extraordinary Artists.”
The topic of this week’s book review is musicianship in the books An Equal Music and The Bear Comes Home, and in the movie A Late Quartet