Four Exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum

Four Exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum

Four marvelous new exhibitions have been installed at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the SUNY New Paltz campus.  Opening receptions for all will be held in the museum on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 5-​​​​7pm. For directions or … Continue reading

The Art <span class="amp">&</span> Practice of Botanical Drawing

The Art & Practice of Botanical Drawing

I first met Wendy Hollender in 2010 in her studio at Hollengold Farm in Accord NY. Roll Magazine was doing an article on her and I accompanied our photographer on the photo shoot. Now —six years later — looking back to the moment … Continue reading

About Face at <span class="caps">DVAA</span>

About Face at DVAA

The Alliance Gallery of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in Narrowsburg, NY, kicks off the 2016 gallery season with a group exhibition of artworks titled About Face. The exhibit opens on Saturday, February 6, with a reception from 2 – 4 pm, and will … Continue reading

Dancing in My Underpants: On the Emergence of Leah Guadagnoli

Dancing in My Underpants: On the Emergence of Leah Guadagnoli

The road to fame is a complicated one, particularly today. In our digital age, the rise to stardom tends to look something like this: your favorite band shares the song you recorded as a tribute to them on their social media, propelling … Continue reading

Not Really A Book Review

Not Really A Book Review

Several people have suggested that I should consider reviewing my book — Sausage: A Global History — under pseudonym. There is, after all, a long history of authors surreptitiously writing reviews of their own books (“long” and “history” usually have the word “noble” stuck between them, but … Continue reading

Young Guns: Madison Emond — Photographer

Young Guns: Madison Emond — Photographer

This is the first in a series of profiles of some of the new young talent living in the Hudson Valley.  We begin with Madison Emond of Bard College.  For college students in today’s world, declaring one’s self an art major … Continue reading

Financial Freedom Equals De-​​​​Cluttering

Financial Freedom Equals De-​​​​Cluttering

With the New Year upon us, you’ve probably made — or thought about making — some resolutions. “Getting organized” is a common goal, but you may not have considered it in terms of your financial life. Though it’s often overlooked, getting your financial documents in … Continue reading

<span class="caps">FREE</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">ASTROLOGY</span>  February

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY February

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): Do you know Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights? At one point, the heroine Catherine tells her friend about Edgar, a man she’s interested in. “He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace,” Catherine says, “and … Continue reading