What next for UNESCO?

What next for UNESCO?

Written by Charlotte Joy The withdrawal of the US from UNESCO in October can be seen as more of the same from a Trump administration that is seeking to pull back from international commitments. The US decision, however, dates back to 2011 when the Obama administration...

Until The Final Curtain

When life gets in the way We begin again. So I cleaned out my studio Swept away some bad ideas Put the old self in the trash And dusted off what remains Hoping the rest is still functional. Onward, I say. It’s not over yet.   January,...
The Intriguing Mystery of the Goldfinch

The Intriguing Mystery of the Goldfinch

By Alastair Sooke A 362-year-old painting of a tiny bird has become one of the most popular of its time. But will we ever know what The Goldfinch means? On the face of it, it couldn’t be simpler: a small, charming painting, on a wooden panel, depicting a goldfinch...
Magritte & the Subversive Power of His Pipe

Magritte & the Subversive Power of His Pipe

Written by Cath Pound René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) is one of the most famous yet persistently enigmatic works in the history of art. One of the word-image series of paintings in which the Belgian artist sought to challenge linguistic...
Kanga’s Woven Voices

Kanga’s Woven Voices

~Written by Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein~ Photographed by Samantha Reinders~ “It opens the channels for women to express themselves, to clap back, to be heard, to love, to laugh, to pray, to return a gaze to the world. It becomes to a woman whatever she wants it to be: a...
Clear Lake duck may have been 5,500 miles off course

Clear Lake duck may have been 5,500 miles off course

~Written By Tom Stienstra, December 3, 2017~ A duck so rare to California that some believe it might be an imported exotic pet was sighted and photographed last week at Clear Lake. Rick Timmer looked out from his vacation home and amid a dozen mallards, saw one duck...