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What's New is Old: Op Art

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Karl Cole

I was a child in the 1960s, so I don’t really remember the Op Art phenomenon. However, my last year in high school, our art teacher had us do a drawing in pastels that emulated Op Art. I still h ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's History Month 2011 I

Monday, March 7, 2011 | Karl Cole

Let’s kick off Women’s History Month by celebrating women printmakers. I’m a big fan of contemporary printmaking and how artists push the boundaries of the medium, especially since m ...

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Curator’s Corner

Process Versus Creation

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 | Karl Cole

Before we go into African American History Month, I thought I’d throw you all a mind-bender: Are Process and Creation the same thing? Is this a sort of “chicken-and-the-egg” thing? L ...

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Curator’s Corner

Glass and Native Americans

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | Karl Cole

I had another one of my “holy cats!” moments this week when I came across this gorgeous artwork from the Spencer Museum. I’ve mentioned that I have these little epiphanies quite ofte ...

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