Neglected blog . . . Glass resuscitatation

Poor, neglected blog!  I have been kept busy these days with other things, and I really need to post something new! Fortunately, I have just the thing.  I was recently invited to attend a field trip with The Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group (MCGAG) to the...

Staircases of Vibrant Color

I like the idea of decorating staircase treads. In one of the most stunning examples, Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher worked with over 300 volunteers to create this mosaic: The 16th Avenue Tiles Steps in San Francisco The steps contain over 2,000 handmade tiles and...

Finally Something New

I know, I seem to have dropped off the planet.  My computer work has gotten quite busy, and the gardening season has been here for a while now.  Instead of my cozy winter mornings searching out new art online, I have been making over my perennial beds, digging grass...

A New Year of Sofa

The fabulous SOFA Show (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) began its 2012 season on April 20 in New York. From Fragment to Whole: Elongated Ovoid, Jeannet Iskandar Iskandar returns again this year with her blown glass sculptures. She builds her pieces in 3-D...

Look Around on the Ride

There is a lot of art to be seen from the New York subway, and there is an Apple App to help you find it. 4 Seasons Seasoned, Robert Kushnerfound on the IRT East SIde Line, 77th St.Photo by Robbie Rosenfeld Sandra Bloodworth, director of the MTA Arts for Transit and...

Enamored with Enamel

Christie’s auction house is featuring cloisonné enamel amidst the sale of Russian works of art on Monday, April 16. The pre-sale estimate is $3 – $4.3 million. Dish with scalloped rim, Ming dynasty, early 15th century China, Cloisonné from the Metropolitan...