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Jorge Ibanez
(Yellow Towers, acrylic on canvas by JIbanez) Sometimes I think back on my childhood and I think ‘man, someone has to be making this shit up…’ Back when I was seven (sixty five years ago!), my parents moved us from our little sugar cane town of Canovanas to the capital, part of a huge migration...
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WOW! This is such an amazing flight-of-the-spirit book dressed up as a very imaginative and fun sci-fy tour de force. As all good science fiction should be. The book consists of a set of 30 vignettes encased by a prologue and an epilogue and divided in equal parts by three ‘intermissions. The prologue and the...
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(Photos by JIbanez) When you first enter the Alexander Hanson installation at the Santa Fe College Gallery, you are met by a bench packed with construction tools and materials under the show’s sign ‘Don’t let me screw this up’. It is a play of words with the nature of the installation that is about to...
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Professor Emily Levesque’s book is not an academic astronomy treatise. It is not an academic class textbook. It is on the other hand a very engaging and fun read about the ‘observational’ astronomer’s day-to-day life. It almost sounds like an interesting friend’s narration about the behind the scene challenges, discoveries and, often, even tedious waits...
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This morning I woke up to rolling thunder calling to tasks. The house was dark, not with night sleeping darkness, but with grey dark tea demanding silence. Making my way through the living room, I could hear the first timid uncertain drops of rain falling on the yard and hurried to pick up  the paper...
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In ‘Montmartre’, Roe argues with a hefty support of exceptional scholarship, that Modernist Art was a product of the first decade of twentieth century Montmartre, not born in the 1920s to (in her words) ‘the accompaniment of Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps’. It was the product of the cross pollination between artists, writers, dancers,...
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Ayer viernes asistimos a la apertura de la retrospectiva de Norman Jensen en la Galería de Santa Fe College. Representaba 60 años de su producción y exhibía un verdadero banquete de sus conocidos paisajes y una multitud de trabajos en pequeño formato en medio mixto. Lo más excitante (y lo que sospecho que la mayoría...
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For the longest time this little tome had patiently looked down from my bookshelves to my comings and goings waiting to be picked up. Long time. I was supposed to have read it in graduate school, but I never got around to it before I quit. And for all that long I was under the...
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(Photo: probably taken by my dad eons ago of me and my brother at the beach in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, 1954) Yesterday afternoon I had one of those ‘geez, how things have changed’ moments. Not sure what brought it up, any longer, these things happen the moment I pass 55th street and go into the...
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Read it if… If you are intrigued and inspired by the aesthetics of traditional Japanese art, with its attention to the melancholic representation of the trace of the passage of time. In this book, Andrew Juniper invites us to explore with his simple and easily accessible exposition the spiritual principles of the Wabi Sabi concept,...
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