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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Amy Stein

© Amy Stein

I am a big fan of Amy Stein's work and Amy herself.
You can catch her lecturing at the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, California tonight:

Amy Stein Lecture
Museum of Photographic Art
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-7559 (Phone)
July 9, 2009 -7:00 pm

And here is some additional imagery by Amy to enhance your Thursday:

© Amy Stein

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Home: Maria Passarotti & Others

Dead House, Dead Tree, Apparition © Maria Passarotti

'Home' -- is such a central theme for many artists. Perhaps because 'home' is so intimately related to identity - another core issue.
My friend Maria Passarotti is currently showing work at Susan Eley Fine Art , in an exhibition titled Heading Home. The opening reception is tonight.

Susan Eley Fine Art
Heading Home
46 West 90th Street
2nd floor
New York, NY 10024

Through September 13, 2009

Opening Reception: July 8, 6-8 PM

Featuring live poetry readings by two award-winning poets
Ada Limón & Jason Schneiderman

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sari Bari Kantha Blanket

Last week I received my Kantha or Sari Blanket made by Asha, a woman at Sari Bari (see above). This throw is great in so many ways: the colors & Kantha stitch detail is beautiful, it's recycled and the proceeds go to Sari Bari, which in turn helps give women like Asha a new start. Right now Sari Bari is sold out of additional blankets but you can still find a couple via www.freesetbags.co.uk. Or put yourself on the Sari Bari mailing list.