The deCordova Scupture Park and Museum in Lincoln is worlds away from city cement and traffic. Its a 35 minute drive for me but a mental hurdle to climb out of the daily obligations and email. Wood clapboard houses, larger lots, and trees note a different terrain. This and a gleeful absence of many cars. […]
Today marks an anniversary in Boston. Everyone knows. Last year the Boston Marathon exploded with horror and proceeded with kindness and now remembrance. The extreme coverage and focus strikes people in different ways. Some say “enough”. Move on. What of the untold stories of trauma and violence wracking inner cities. What of other lives, limbs, […]
What lurks inside the wrapper beyond eyes that stir my curiosity? Delicious dark chocolate mixed with almonds and cranberries and a wrapper that describes the Gray Wolf’s slow, tenuous recovery in 48 of our 50 states. No doubt, the eyes themselves are art, and the wolf’s cry gives rise to imagination – an otherworldly sound […]
Some artisans have a knack for drawing on traditional designs to produce something very today. So it is with Ann Charlotte Nordeng, my aunt admittedly, who in a matter of days wove several table runners for a coming wedding. It seemed a wave – no a weave – of inspiration that drove her back to […]
▶ Music as a Language: Victor Wooten at TEDxGabriolaIsland – YouTube. What happens if we think about music as a language rather than something that we are supposed to “practice” prove ourselves with or earn the right to do?
A complete argument for music education.
Did you know that in February of 2013, Ensembles of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music performed to sold out audiences at the Kennedy Center in DC and Carnegie Hall in New York City. As part of a tour to the United States, this collection of young music students, some plucked from the streets, many […]
This organization, “A Reason to Survive” (ARTS), was founded by Matt Darrigo, artist, who believes that arts provide us with identity. And when arts are stripped from schools, many youngsters are stripped of identity. Its a form of identity theft. “ARTS is dedicated to creating a movement behind the importance of the arts as a […]
NGO Hindara and the Kandahar Fine Arts Association sponsored a program that trained 30 young artists in Kandahar to receive training in graffiti arts techniques. These artists have applied these newfound skills despite threats to their live to encourage people to vote in the April 5 election. Their works, 33 graffiti pieces, exist now in […]