Category Archives: art

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

We have renewed our acquaintance with long-time reader, Lisa Quinlan. In exchange for some of our recent writing, Lisa sent her painting of a crow. Hmmm, I’ve been looking for an illustrator. Meanwhile, enjoy Lisa’s portrait of a crow.

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STILL LIFE

This could be a painting. If only I could find my brushes. Ah, there they are. Now where’s the paint?

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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

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RUBY’S FUNERAL

BONNIE “RUBY” ROCHETTOEULOGYBY CHARLES MCKELVYMaggiano’s Little ItalySchaumburg, IllinoisTUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 Let’s just cut to the chase and call her Ruby, and, Ruby, we all know you liked to say of yourself: “I did not recognize my beauty.”Ruby, we are … Continue reading

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BARE, NEKKED LADY

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SMOKIN’

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A DANDY DAY AT DIA

The third time was the charm, meaning that after two previous attempts to visit Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), we finally succeeded on Thursday, August 20.  And, yes, as previously posted, I played my clarinet in DIA’s parking lot after … Continue reading

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JURIED REGIONAL

We caught up with the 41st Elkhart Juried Regional the other day at the Midwest Museum of American Art in downtown Elkhart, Indiana where 147 works by 121 artists from northern Indiana and southern Michigan were on display. We respectfully … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION: ARTISTIC LICENSE

She was so annoyed by the endlessly chattering trio of women that she took action: decisive action. No more blithering and blathering in the Dutch Golden Age galleries of the art museum. No mas. Halt’s Maul! Ruhe, Kinder! Cease and … Continue reading

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PROTECTOR OF HOUSE AND HOME

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FAIREST OF THE FAIR

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OU DAZZLING DAY AT DIA

(Detroit, Michigan) We delighted in dazzling our dear friends, Joe Rochetto and Arthur Anderson, with their discovery of the Detroit Institute of Arts, or DIA.  We were so dazzled, that we signed on for a senior membership, and we are … Continue reading

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DEMON QUELLER

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WEST MICHIGAN AREA SHOW

(Kalamazoo Institute of Arts) The West Michigan Area Show is up until August 25, so you have plenty of time to check it out.  Meanwhile, here are a few of our favorites from this year’s strong showing:  

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A DAYCATION IN KA’ZOO

“Let’s go see the West Michigan Area Show at KIA. It’s up until August 25 and we wouldn’t want to miss it.” That was Natalie telling me to grab the keys and drive her some 70 miles east on I-94 … Continue reading

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BEST OF SHOW

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ACORN

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