A Look at Robert Rauschenberg

On the occasion of Robert Rauschenberg‘s birthday, today, October 22nd, I’d like to take a look at his work and contributions to the art world. Rauschenberg was an American painter and sculptor but also worked in other mediums as well.  Rauschenberg’s approach was sometimes called “Neo Dadaist.” Rauschenberg is  known for his “Combines,”  in which … Continue reading

Rhythm and Color Abound at the Tie-Dye Music Festival

What’s better than a music festival?  A tie-dye music festival! Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA, presents their first annual Tie-Dye Music Festival on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 2 – 7 p.m.  The Tie-Dye Music Festival is an all ages, free admission, family event sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. … Continue reading

Art on Main Street

If you’re like me, then you LOVE a great arts festival so head on out to one of the tri-state’s largest juried arts festival s this weekend – the Manayunk Arts Festival.  In its 24th year, the Manayunk Arts Festival on Main Street in Manayunk, features more than 275 artists from across the country, music, … Continue reading

Crayola Experience Brings Art Alive

As a kid, there was nothing quite like opening a big 64 box of Crayola crayons, the one with the sharpener on the back.  In my house, it was a special treat, a splurge over the usual 8 count box. All the crayons were nice and pointy and there were so many colors, all neatly … Continue reading

How do you View the Arts?

I came across an old newspaper clipping from 1961 the other day.  It was an advertisement for an open house at Community Arts Center.  It mentioned that they offered classes in not only painting, drawing and sculpture but also classes in language, drama, music and dancing.  I found it interesting because I don’t think there … Continue reading

Reward for Stolen Artwork is $5 Million

This past week, I happened to catch a news story about an art heist that happened over 20 years ago at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston.  A number of important works, valued at over 500 million, including works by Rembrandt and Manet, were stolen. From what I’ve read, the FBI now knows the … Continue reading

Mardi Gras Bead Mosaic Breaks Record

Do you ever wonder what happens to all those Mardi Gras beads after Mardi Gras?  Usually, they end up in a landfill but now they’re being used to make mosaics.  I just read that there’s a new Guinness World Record for the largest mosaic made out of Mardi Gras beads.  Completed on February 22nd, the … Continue reading