Lillie Turner is in love with clay – not a guy named Clay, as her husband’s name is Jeremy, but clay, as in pottery clay. Lillie’s first exposure to pottery was in 2015, at a community club taking 6 nights of wheel throwing classes. Throwing on the wheel did not come easy and is still a struggle somedays to center the clay, pull up the wall, and make pieces that match in shape and size, but she does not give up easily!      The community pottery club in town allowed potters 24 hours access to the studio which was great for a newbie who was very enthusiastic. Many hours were spent at the wheel- but Lillie had a keen interest in learning all aspects of pottery, so she volunteered to load kilns, maintain kilns, which gave her great experience early on. The next big step was to learn about glazes, with … Read the rest

The history of art can be traced back to cave paintings of about 15000 BC. Gotell, E., Brown, S., & Ekman, S.L. (2002). Caregiver singing and background music in dementia care. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24(2), 195-216. My approach is based, in part, on the trailblazing article by Bettina Bergmann, The Roman House as Memory Theater.”B. Bergmann, The Roman House as Memory Theater: The House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii,” ArtB 76, no. 2 (1994): 225-56. She presented the elite Roman’s decorated house as a frame for and an extension of his self, which, especially through ancestor portraits, signaled piety to divine protectors and social and genealogical status to the world. Bergmann considered various aspects of the visual construction of memory for viewers moving through the decorated house, arguing that memory played a vital role in the creation and reception of Roman pictorial ensembles in domestic situations.”Ibid., 225. … Read the rest

Urry means plenty of different things – but above all else, it indicates an affinity for cartoon creatures and other anthropomorphic animals. Milla, Martina. American Modern. Works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” Modernitat Americana: Obres de la Corcoran Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. La Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2008: 33, 148-149, 169. Landau, Ellen G., ed. Reading Abstract Expressionism (includes artist’s statements). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005. Kuniharu Shimizu is a kind of artist I admire deeply the one for whom creation is a way of life. He has supported himself as a graphic artist, an editor, and exhibition planner. For the joy of it, he has created countless haiga as well as writing haiku and haibun (haiku with prose or narrative), and also bilingual short stories. He is an advisor to The World Haiku Association and finds time to judge of the WHA Monthly Haiga Contest … Read the rest

Photography is used by amateurs to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment. Marc de Montebello Fine Art, Inc., New York. Arshile Gorky: Late Drawings. 9 March – 15 April 1994. Catalogue. The five songs selected by the subject were “The First Time” by Simpson & Jackson, “Collision of Worlds” by Williams, “The Distance” by Hot Chelle Rae, “The Rainbow Connection” by Ascher & Williams, and “The Man on the Left” by Metivier. It is interesting to note that several of the songs originally considered for inclusion in the current list were discovered in the previous project and had been listened to regularly during the intervening time. Since the previous project the subject has collected a variety of other popular songs using his MP3 player, began regularly listening to music on various styles of radio stations, … Read the rest