Urban Sketchers; Ghost Stories, Live in the Galleries; a Manifesto

Urban Sketchers is an international group of self-starters committed to documenting their surroundings through the two dimensional "essence". Put it this way: They have a manifesto. Somewhere between the Dogme 95 film-making collective and plein air   painters, lies Urban Sketchers. USK Manifesto: 1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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The Flamingos Have Flown the Coop: Or, One Flamingo Flies Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Public Programs Manager Andria Lisle reflects on Brooks' Art & A Movie program and interviews photographer Susan Segal. Behind the scenes, planning our quarterly Art & A Movie programs, which are part of the larger Brooks Films program, feels a little bit like training a housecat to jump through a fiery hoop. It can be done (see: Moscow Cats Theatre), but it is often a difficult process. First, we have to choose the film and negotiate screening rights. Then we have... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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Ancestry and Identity: Prints by Maritza Davila

Brooks blogger Erin Williams talks to the artist. Maritza Davila, Gallo Mañanero, 2008 Though we live our lives as individuals, the choices we make and the paths we choose are all shaped by the influences of those we let in our world. Our parents, future children and spouses, long lost friends, even politicians can shed light on the ways and means we decide to follow. For artist Maritza Davila, her life has been built like a sturdy home: Her parents laid the foundation, who... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Thursday, August 1, 2013
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