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School Trip to the Thinks Gallery of Art

The Thinks Gallery of Art was the first field trip Ruby Ingval led as a teacher. Art was the true passion of Ruby’s life. She settled for teaching because of her insatiable need for food, clothing and shelter. Ruby quickly … Continue reading

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Weep for the Future

The Thinks Gallery of Art was the first field trip Ruby Ingval led as a teacher. Art was the true passion of Ruby’s life. She settled for teaching because of her insatiable need for food, clothing and shelter. Ruby quickly … Continue reading

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Yarnbombs

Enid was on her way to Marjorie’s house by six am. Her knitting bag was on her arm. She and Marjorie were always up early. Enid attributes it to growing up during Great Depression. In those days nothing was wasted, … Continue reading

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Art as intrinsic value

I believe and artist shouldn’t be measured merely by public recognition and accolade. If success were thus defined then the painter Vincent Van Gogh and writer Franz Kafka would be abject failures. But history does not view them as such. … Continue reading

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At long last

I’ve been quite distracted this past week. It’s been the culmination of the end of the semester in my art class and a furious attempt to produce another “Rembrandt Parables” podcast. I’m pleased to announce that the next podcast has … Continue reading

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But would you put it on your wall?

I’ve taking this painting class at the local community college. So far it’s been a great learning experience. The greatest challenge I’ve faced this far is translating my imagination onto the canvas. I’ve also learned the truest test of art … Continue reading

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The craft of writing

The other day I was watching a PBS documentary entitled Craft in America. It showcased the talented crafts folk who were preserving and even reviving a wide variety of crafts that in modern times have been overwhelmed by the monotony … Continue reading

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