| Jul 29, 2013
For the last couple of weeks, Chicago artist Garland Martin Taylor has been at Yale University making presentations to curators whose museums have artifacts predating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
His lectures have been on ways to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:22 AM
All the works in an exhibition opening today at the Maitland Art Center were created by artists who have visited, worked or taught at this historic gem. The museum (231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, 407-539-2181) is a fine example of Mayan Revival...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:35 PM
There’s a cherry tree growing in the Miller House garden. It sits among the gooseberry bushes, near the grape arbor and under an ancient black walnut tree that overhangs from a neighboring property. There’s a fig tree, a quince tree, a...
| Jul 24, 2013
The Boy Scout Troop 17 Car Show is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park. Registration costs $15. Dash plaques and trophies will be awarded.
There will be vendors and door prizes. Food will be provided for purchase by the Williamsport...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The other day I met with cartoonist Daniel Clowes. We walked around the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which just opened a major new retrospective of his work. Clowes is thin and somber, with graying temples and the look of a stoic Midwestern...
| Dec 1, 2013
In the increasingly secular world of the early 21st century, few people spend much time worrying about their fates in the hereafter.
The spiritual power and importance of baptism often seem just as remote — even for those who have been duly...
| Jul 20, 2013
Dirt roads. Beaches. Rush-hour interstate highways. Thread-the-needle parallel parking on South Beach. Lonely stretches of rural blacktop that time and cell-phone towers forgot.
Your correspondent and his rapidly aging 2003 Ford Mustang have experienced...
| Jul 17, 2013
PALM SPRINGS — They were pieces of cardboard boxes, mended together and stuck on the wall of the museum.
Next to it was a cardboard packing box, also stuck to the wall.
This was art, we were told. And it was art by the late and much-heralded...
| Jul 9, 2013
Welcome to the dawn of 3-D printing.
As with the dawn of the computer, the dawn of the telephone and the dawn of the television, expect a period of confusion: What is 3-D printing, you will wonder. (Answer: The printing of solid objects, often from a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:39 AM
I'm sure some of you are already fighting the mobs of shoppers at the malls, but I want to ask you one more time to buy at least one gift from one of our galleries or working artists.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery (1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne; 321 259-...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
There is much to love about this place we call home.
That's why, at this time of year, I like to take a break from the intense and the nonsense to share some of the things that I'm most thankful for in Central Florida.
Last year, readers helped me...