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Blossom Dedicated to Art Teachers

Monday, May 11, 2020 | Karl Cole

A good friend of mine—who is an art teacher (from home now) in Ohio—recently shared pictures with me of a lesson about taking selfies inspired by famous paintings. Her own exampl ...

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Have You Had Your Fiber Today?

Monday, July 30, 2018 | Karl Cole

As you all know, I’m not a fan of the words “decorative arts,” “artisan,” “crafts,” or “craftsperson.” I think we’re way beyond that now. If ...

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Curator’s Corner

A Prescription

Monday, October 30, 2017 | Karl Cole

It was rainy and damp in New England for quite some time in October. My prescription for the rainy blues is color (and art history, of course).  ...

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The Iconoclast (?)

Monday, September 18, 2017 | Karl Cole

It would probably take me forever to be able to say that I had “seen it all” in the world of art. You know the old expression, “just when you thought you’d seen it all,” ...

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Being Human in Contemporary Art

Monday, June 4, 2012 | Karl Cole

There are many artists who have personal visions. Some I am fascinated by, and by some I am left wondering. I’m not quite sure where I stand with Tony Oursler. I went to an installation of his w ...

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Bullies Psychedelic

Monday, August 2, 2010 | Karl Cole

With all the talk about bullying in schools, I thought I would show you Virgil Marti’s work. This piece, I would like to assume, is dedicated to all of us who were the ones on the receiving end ...

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