Jeffrey Deaver Workshop

  Novelist Jeff Deaver presented a workshop in Denver this past spring, where he shared tips he has developed over his lengthy career. Deaver has written more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories and a non-fiction law book. (He has a law degree.) The workshop was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers,…

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Degas – A Passion for Perfection

For those interested in the life and works of Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (1834-1917) a trip to the Denver Art Museum is highly recommended. One of the most influential artists of all time, this exhibit is the only American venue for Degas: A Passion for Perfection, an exhibition which presents the French artist’s work from…

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Buffalo Roam

Santa Fe Weird: Kyle Santa Fe sculptor Don Kennell has just completed another stunning art project, guaranteed to keep people talking about our planet and how to preserve its unique wonders, natural environments and natural resources. The three buffalo, now watching the world from their post in the parking lot of La Puerta Originals on…

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Muse

Abiquiu, New Mexico What inspires artists? Georgia O’Keeffe found inspiration in the landscape around Abiquiu. In turn, her work has inspired others.     Leon Dillard This summer I came across a new artist inspired by O’Keeffe. Leon Dillard, 5, sat on the floor of the O’Keeffe Museum here in Santa Fe drawing pad in…

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Looks Like

Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois Paris by Claude Monet [[PD-US]] When I visited the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth to see the Monet Early Years exhibit, I noted that Claude Monet’s painting of the Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois in Paris bore a striking resemblance to another church I see often: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Basilica of Saint…

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A Passion for Craft

In a Cafe by Edgar Degas {{PD-US}} A Passion for Craft The distinctive genius of Edgar Degas   Degas, A New Vision, the Edgar Degas retrospective exhibition, underway until January 16, 2017 at the Houston Museum of Fine Art is an astounding study of an artist’s commitment to the process of creating art. The exhibition…

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet With the presidential election over, some investors are making bold moves, while others are taking cautions steps. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal claims the art market is in a “still life” mode. Sales have shrunk, according to the WSJ. Nonetheless, Christie’s is expected to seek a forty-five million dollar opening…

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Hard Struggles

On a recent trip to Austin, I visited the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, where I made a point of viewing two of Luis Jimenez’s magnificent sculptures. Early in his career, Jimenez (1940-2006) decided to address political and social issues in his art. That way he could encourage conversation, a word…

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A Buzz

After a visit to my dentist in Albuquerque, I headed downtown to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, where I viewed some serious teeth and some interesting art that reminded me of sci-fi creature classics, the horror movies broadcast on the Turner Classic Movie Channel. The teeth belonged to pre-historic sharks that…

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Even on the Walls

Artist Zara Kriegstein’s Judicial History of Santa Fe: Series of four murals at the Santa Fe Municipal Courthouse Taking care of a ticket or a minor offense in Santa Fe can be an artsy experience, and I’m not talking artful dodger. You’re on your own when it comes to beating the charge. But if you…

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