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The Artist Project

a treasure… “Ever since it was founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been a place where artists come to gain inspiration from works of art from their own time and place, and also from across time and … Continue reading

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Art is … a holding and an investigation

I’ve been thinking about both these aspects of the making and receiving of art. Then I ran across this by Joyce Carol Oates in her preface to The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, “All forms of art are … Continue reading

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Art is…another knowing

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe

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Art…what’s love got to do with it?

Ruth Bernhard, born in 1905 and died 2006, was a towering photographic talent in a small and lively package. In the early 1980’s she gave a presentation about photography and I still hear her words, “To do it justice, you … Continue reading

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Art is …passion

Jake Shimabukuro plays the tiny ukulele. He reminds us that it only has four strings. But look at how this instrument becomes an extension of his own life force. For writers, our instrument is the words; but it’s the passion … Continue reading

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Art is … creativity…

On Being, a radio show from American Public Media, featured an interview by Krista Tippett of Rex Jung on creativity. Listen here. Fascinating. Jung distinguishes intelligence, the ability to acquire facts, from creativity, the ability to connect information in novel … Continue reading

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Art is…

I admitted to my students last Wednesday night that after 20 years of writing I had begun taking Writers Studio classes in hopes of “bumping up my writing” into something closer to art. Which raises the questions, What is Art? … Continue reading

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