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“Exhibition Pick: Jim Richard and Friends,” Pelican Bomb

Jim Richard | Tiger,  2009 | Oil on paper | 12 x 9 1/2 inches

Jim Richard’s ninth exhibition at Arthur Roger Gallery brings together four of his former students—Cheryl Donegan, Amy Feldman, Wayne Gonzales, and Lisa Sanditz—to share the gallery space with him. It has the collegial feeling of a school group project, with the artists putting in their own individual contributions, but this is one where the teacher joins in too. Read More

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“Granite Landscape,” art Vail Valley Gallery Guide


The legacy of world-renowned sculptor Jesús Moroles lives on in Vail following his untimely death in a car accident earlier this year. Moroles’ “Granite Landscape” in Vail’s Ford Park has become a favorite in the town’s public art collection. The installation has served as an intimate gathering place for Bravo! Pre-concert talks, Vail Performing Arts Academy performances, yoga classes and even weddings. The public has embraced and become stewards of the art, which was something dear to the artist. Read More

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“Review: Darn That Dream at Arthur Roger Gallery,” Gambit


For most of his career, Jim Richard’s paintings amounted to “art about art,” only instead of art history, they suggested settings for short stories where the artworks themselves were the protagonists. These new works are similar but they also allude to the way digital technology now makes everything in the world seem more accessible yet somehow less real, as elusive as pixels on a computer screen. Read More

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“5 Artists to Watch: Cuba Edition,” artnet News

Luis Cruz Azaceta, Swimming to Havana VIII (2010). Courtesy of Lyle O. Reitzel.

Red is certainly not the only color Cubans express themselves with, however—a country with a famously colorful personality, Cuba embodies a wide-ranging palette in its lively architecture, people, cuisine, and vegetation. The artist Luis Cruz Azacata captures this vibrancy in his swirling, playful work, Swimming to Havana VIII. It’s easy to imagine the rainbow-streaked streets of Havana when looking at this artist’s oeuvre, so let this painting be a reminder for you to not miss out on the colorful experiences now available to you in Cuba. Read More

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“2016 Artist in Residence,” The Hornet

Lesley Dill the Poetic Voice at Fullerton College on Thursday, Feb. 12 Photo credit: Christian Mesaros

Lesley Dill’s spring residency at the Fullerton College art gallery alters popular conceptions of conventional art by not being simple paintings hung on walls. Read More

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“Anything Goes,” The New Yorker

A video still of Cheryl Donegan’s “Cellar Door,” from her 2000 series “The Janice Tapes.” She re-created several masks from the piece for her new show.	Credit Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix

The New York artist Cheryl Donegan exhibits pacesetting works at the New Museum spanning twenty-three years. Read More

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“Gene Koss Wrestles with Weighty Issues in New Body of Work,” The Urban Glass Art Quarterly

Gene Koss, From a Distance, 2015. Cast glass and core ten steel. H 12 1/2, W 5 3/4, 19 ft.

At his new exhibition “From a Distance,” which opened on Saturday, January 9, Gene Koss unveiled a wide range of mixed-media work. The new glass-and-metal works at Arthur Roger Gallery in downtown New Orleans reference two very different environments — the majestic rural landscape of Wisconsin farmland where Koss grew up, and the more vulnerable Mississippi River Delta ecosystem, where man-made engineering vies with the unruly river and gulf waters that are held at bay, imperfectly, through an elaborate system of levees and dams. Read More

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“Eugenie Schwartz, Artist From New Orleans, Dies at 64,” The New York Times


Eugenie Schwartz, an artist who found popularity and renown in her native New Orleans for her surreal, darkly humorous pieces, died on Dec. 30 at her home in the Bywater neighborhood there. She was 64. Read More

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“Packaging the Space of Consciousness,” New Orleans Art Review


IT CAN’T BE stated enough, that in a world increasingly dependent upon the Internet for information and interaction, we grow increasingly distanced from physical time and place. And rather than being more connected, we are ever increasingly disconnected. Which is perhaps in part why we are so ineffectual at dealing with the strife at hand. Stagnantly we stand, caught in the quandary of Bud and Mary Sue’s “Pleasantville.” Read More

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“The interplay of art, nature and technology in latest Sonoma Valley Museum of Art exhibit,” Sonoma Index-Tribune

A mixed media piece by exhibitor Courtney Egan.

Two exhibits inspired by the world of nature open this Friday at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Four artists use nature’s elements as inspiration. A member’s reception for the artists will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. “Between Nature and Technology” is an exhibition of artwork from New Orleans-based artists Courtney Egan and David Sullivan. Read More

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