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Women's History Month: Helène Aylon

Monday, March 13, 2023 | Karl Cole

National Women’s History Month recognizes the contributions women have made to society. Many of these women advocated for ecological, feminist, and antinuclear causes, including conceptual, ...

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Disability Awareness Month: Pearl Blauvelt

Monday, March 6, 2023 | Karl Cole

March became National Disability Awareness Month in 1987. Let’s recognize this important national observance with artist Pearl Blauvelt, whose unique vision demonstrates how enriching the w ...

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Black History Month 2023: Betye Saar

Monday, February 27, 2023 | Karl Cole

Since the 1970s, Betye Saar has been an important artist in both the Feminist Art Movement and in the ever-surging vitality and legacy of African American art. She is one of the most important assembl ...

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Black History Month 2023: Vincent D. Smith

Monday, February 6, 2023 | Karl Cole

The art of African Americans has long been part of the American experience, beginning as enslaved Africans brought art forms, styles, and techniques to the U.S. Those artistic roots have impacted ...

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Day: Nellie Mae Rowe

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | Karl Cole

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, I’m sharing the art of a truly individual, inspiring African American artist: Nellie Mae Rowe. Her independent and unique spirit is part ...

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Facing the Past: Jennifer Karady

Monday, January 9, 2023 | Karl Cole

Many people would probably prefer to forget about the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, but there is something therapeutic about facing them and admitting they happened. Artist Jennifer Karady uses h ...

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Sleigh Rides and Christmas Carols: Hattie Brunner

Monday, December 19, 2022 | Karl Cole

Some artists have a knack for setting a mood in a genre scene (scene of everyday life). Such is the case with Visionary artist Hattie Brunner, the so-called “Pennsylvania-German Grandma Moses.&r ...

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Looking Ahead to Winter: Wayne Higby Ceramics

Monday, December 12, 2022 | Karl Cole

It just snowed where I live and winter is fast approaching. I personally love winter, snow and all, but I know many New Englanders dread it. That’s why there are a lot of “snowbirds” ...

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Gems of the Month: Robert Motherwell's Lyric Suite

Monday, December 5, 2022 | Karl Cole

In order to beat the holiday rush, I think it’s a good time for some early presents in the form of gorgeous works of art. Unfortunately, I can’t gift the real artworks to you, but just see ...

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Thanksgiving Week 2022: John F. Francis Still Life

Monday, November 21, 2022 | Karl Cole

I don’t usually attend a large buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner, but I always observe the underlying reason for Thanksgiving: being grateful. Among the many things I am grateful for—a ...

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