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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
There is something magic about photography’s ability to capture slices of time with unparalleled accuracy. It stands to reason, then, that magic itself should be a theme of medium. Such is the case with the photographic oeuvre of Carol Golemboski, whose works are inspired by the golden age of magic. Classic illusions such as sawing a person in half, extracting rabbits from top hats and le...
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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Jazz is capable of conjuring a truly remarkable variety of atmospheres and instilling a wide array of moods in its listeners. With Valentines Day quickly approaching, it is an opportune time to recall jazz’s aphrodisiac quality. Here are a few suggestions, of empirical origin, for setting a sultry mood. Experience has demonstrated that Cupid is especially responsive to the come-hither voice ...
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Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
There is an inherent tension in the life of the artist. Called on the one hand to serve her Muse, the artist is inclined to throw caution to the winds of public opinion. But there is risk in this indifference, since, in a capitalistic society, the artist’s livelihood is primarily dependent on the purchase power and interest of John and Jane Doe. Consequently, the artist is also pressured to kowt...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Our perception of the world is synthetic in the sense that we see a thing as a whole instead of as a sum of parts. For instance, it’s usually only when the bulb burns out that we think of a lamp as the product of several, discrete elements. But when submitted to aesthetic scrutiny, parts reveal that there is frequently a
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Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
JoAnna Poehlmann has roots in Milwaukee stretching back to the 1850s when her forbear, Friedrich Poehlmann, founded Poehlmann’s Bakery, which flourished for 107 years on the strength of its traditional German Roggenbrot (i.e. rye bread) and cakes. It is characteristic of JoAnna Poehlmann’s art that this autobiographical fact find its way into the multifarious media that make up her oeuv...