Tag Archives: Art

Opening Day Art Basel Miami Beach: An Artist’s Perspective

I went down to Art Basel Miami Beach Wednesday for the opening but had to come back because I have an exhibit Saturday. Continue reading

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist’s Perspective

I was invited last week to speak at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and to discuss five Winslow Homer watercolors they are currently restoring. What I like about these presentations is that it affords a wonderful dialogue of different perspectives Continue reading

A Behind the Scenes Look Into Putting an Exhibit Together: An Artist’s Perspective

Every year for the past thirty, I travel to Maine to paint during the summer where I have an annual exhibit of my paintings. It is different than, say, my New York exhibits, but the same amount of energy goes into the preparation. This year’s show, East Meets West, just opened at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. Continue reading

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of … Continue reading

Gosling, Guns, and Gangsters

With the upcoming (Jan. 11) release of the all-star-cast film Gangster Squad, I spoke with author Paul Lieberman about the movie and his true-life book that inspired it. Paul had shared the stories and his research a couple of years ago when they first appeared in The Los Angeles Times, where he then was its New York-based culture writer. Paul also wrote the introduction to my book, Reflections. Continue reading

The Real Celebration at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards

This is a memorable event, not only for the opportunity to hear, see and meet some of the living Jazz legends but, also to be part of the group as the Jazz Masters greet another. Continue reading