Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Calendar Page

This September, focus on your wine making!

The Hours of Henry VIII depicts wine making as an activity that requires a division of labor between men and women. In the fields in the background, seated women pick the grapes, while a man stands, awaiting a full basket to bring to the wine press. Inside the barn men dump their baskets into large wine presses where the fruit is trampled. Crushed, the grapes are then transferred to a large vat from which, at the bottom, the liquid can be extracted for storing and aging in the nearby barrels. See more: bit.ly/1vUZm5I

Saturday, August 29, 2015

"La Lune Blanche" in honor of the full moon

Published on Nov 11, 2012
"La Lune Blanche" from the Forgotten Songs by Charles Loeffler (1861-1935)
Performed by Olga Bykhovsky, mezzo-soprano, Michael Zaretsky, viola, Bill Merrill, piano on October 7, 2012 at Longy's Pickman Hall

La Lune Blanche by Paul Verlaine

Friday, August 28, 2015

'Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i' at the de Young

For the Europeans, gold and silver represented wealth. But for early Hawaiians, it was feathers, woven into magnificent garments for their nobility.

The de Young Museum is presenting “Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i,“ an exhibition featuring more than 75 examples of Hawaiian featherwork.

Developed in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu, this is the first major exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork to be mounted in the continental United States.

More at : http://www.examiner.com/article/royal-hawaiian-featherwork-n-hulu-ali-i-at-the-de-young-museum?CID=examiner_alerts_article

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Man Ray

"The most successful art to me involves humor."—Man Ray, born on this day in 1890 Agree?

Official site



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby' at CS Northridge

Comic book fans, begin to get ready to make a road trip. Famed comics artist Jack Kirby (1917-1994), whose work launched The Avengers, X-Men, Captain America, and the Marvel Universe, is the focus of an exhibition at the California State University, Northridge Art Galleries (CSUN). Called the “King” of comic books, he, along with Stan Lee, is the best-known artist in superhero comics. His characters, concepts, and plots became the springboard of the Marvel Universe in comics, in film, and across media. Kirby designed and launched such iconic properties as The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Thor, The Hulk, and Nick Fury; he co-created Captain America and The Black Panther, and helped launch other Marvel properties such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Daredevil. 

More at: http://www.examiner.com/article/comic-book-apocalypse-the-graphic-world-of-jack-kirby-at-cs-northridge

Lovely tribute to Jack Kirby here

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday links: Korean art, Marsden Hartley, naughty French & SF artists fight back

Korea, Korean, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), late 19th century
Paintings. Panel, ink and color on cotton

Geurim - dervied from the verb Geurida - is the pure Korean term meaning to draw or paint. This indgenous Korean language word suggests not only the action of physically making art but also imagination and a more philosophical notion related to the conception and creation of an artwork.


Portrait of a German Officer, 1914, Metropolitan Museum of Art
David Salle on Marsden Hartley

Oh la la..The naughty side of the French: http://wtfarthistory.com/post/127522667081/thegetty-bare-bottoms-and-bathroom-humor-in

A Berkeley woman has recovered a treasured family painting, stolen from her home in January, with the help of a website designed to get stolen goods back into the hands of their rightful owners.


New Gallery in Union Square: http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/union-square-art-art-galleries-swampy-ashley-chandran-chandran-gallery/Content?oid=3931556

Not dead yet - SF’s creative spaces fight back : http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/sf-venues-sf-art-music-venues-sf/Content?oid=3931576