There’s an exciting new spin on a long-running art tradition in Sioux Falls at this year’s Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale. The event, sponsored by the Center for Western Studies, is in its 31st year and is being held at the Holiday Inn City Centre this weekend. (For details, check out the [...]
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I never used to be a fan of abstract art. I was a traditionalist who would have taken a Turner landscape any day over Pollock’s paint splatters. However, that all changed when I met Joan Mitchell. Well, sort of. It was when I met her work, City Landscape, at the Art Institute of Chicago. It [...]
Speaking of syndromes, here’s a new one coined by art and culture blogger Greg Allen: Gigli Syndrome. This unusual yet pervasive affliction is a condition where you avoid saying an artist’s or designer’s name because you’re not sure of the pronunciation. (Allen named it for the 2003 Hollywood bomb, Gigli, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ben [...]
This 1869 photo by British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is now on display at the Frick in Pittsburgh–admission is free! It is called ‘The Kiss of Peace.’ Isn’t it breathtaking?