Exhibition Essay

Marking the Spot: Squire Broel’s Totemics Within the broad subset of items that are considered totems, ultimately they are vessels of stories whose provenance speaks of time and place, and of course human experience. They…

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Thoughts about creativity

Creativity requires commitment. The continual renewing of perspectives and the ability to consider a multitude of possibilities are essential fundamentals for the individual who seeks to express a personal vision that strives to be enduring…

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Sesquicentennial. What?

Sesquicentennial – Adjective: of or relating to the one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of a significant event. Noun: A one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary. Now, give it a try. Just let that word roll off your tongue. In April of this…

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Thoughts to Consider

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth. …[In democratic society the highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist is to remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may.”

– John F. Kennedy, 1963

“Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.”

– Daniel Barenboim

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Build A Collection

There are many solid reasons for collecting works of art; some collect for the pure joy of “finding,” and some purely as an investment. It’s rarely a singular motive that drives people to collect; usually…

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Throughout history, in darker days than these, artists crafted utilitarian objects and produced individuated works of art because they were driven by the desire to create, and to communicate regardless of their circumstances. Creativity by…

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