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Baltic Blossom, 0-30 degrees East, Circumnavigating Series No. 4,  Oil on canvas, 78x78, 2009

Walking on Water: Search & Self-Discovery in Bendel Hydes’ Circumnavigating the Globe By: Michelina Docimo Tenri Cultural Institute’s Gallery, Chelsea, NYC Sailing, an art that requires masterful skill and trust in wind and water, is a deceptively effortless movement in which a vessel is pushed, pulled, thrust, and propelled forward and onward. As in life, [...]

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Nolan Calisch - Farmer

By Michelina Docimo I’m still on my way to Manhattan, reading through a page of The Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency, when I look up as the train stops at a Westchester station.  Usually, I just examine the commuters getting on and off, what they are wearing, and wonder where they are going.  This [...]

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Alex Maclean, Las Vegas, Housing subdivision built out in the desert, from his solo exhibition, ‘Vegas-Venice’

‘V’ for Vanishing Point: Aiming a camera lens at environmental decline in Italy & Nevada At first glance, the only similarity between Vegas and Venice is that they both begin with the letter V.  Look closer though, and you’ll see another parity—they’re both vanishing.  Pilot, trained architect, and fine art aerial photographer, Alex Maclean, sees [...]

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John Mendelsohn, Rise 1, 2008, 30"x60, Acrylic on Canvas

The Rise of the Riverkeeper, A Calling: The Work of John Mendelsohn By: Michelina Docimo Meditation 17’s famous line, ‘No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main,” by 17th century metaphysical poet, John Donne, still rings true for 21st century abstract artist, [...]

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As the saying goes, “oil and water don’t mix.”  Italian Vogue’s August issue agrees.  Some find the cover and spread of tar-faced models strewn across craggy shores to be distasteful.  Really?  Reality is hard to swallow.  We’re so used to being fed beauty in a way that is easier to digest.  These photos are not [...]

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"Mornings of Gold," Amber Maida, 36x48

By: Michelina Docimo Back in February, at the opening of Industrial Strength in Bridgeport, I was introduced to Amber Maida’s art.  A multi-artist show in one room, I started my walk at the entrance, from right to left, like Arabic text.  But when I turned around, along the back wall, a magnetic pull brought me [...]

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Balloons, Large mural commission.

I met Ty Kelly five years ago at a street art fair and just like his other patrons, I was hooked. His art pops, but in poetic steps, transporting me from my dreams and reality and back again. I’m a strong believer in deciphering dreams, analyzing symbols, and uniting the links between conscious and unconscious states. Sometimes, we find answers in dreams that are hidden when we are awake. Sometimes, we are able to see more clearly with our eyes closed.

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Bridgeport Resco, by Jeff Becker

It’s difficult not to notice the puffs of white smoke pouring out of a smokestack skyline while driving through Bridgeport on I-95. Passing through, abandoned factories blur into the background, edges fading on the coast’s cargo docks. Confused images of production and malfunction begin to mix. Set in the outskirts in an area of Bridgeport [...]

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Stratford Avenue Bridge, by Mark DeRosa (photo contributed by artist)

By: Michelina Docimo Stark smokestack silhouettes, faded noxious scents, shuttered doors and shattered windows contribute to the je ne sais quoi of the factory form in the landscape that has fascinated Eileen Walsh, owner and director of The Gallery at Black Rock, for years.  Industrial Strength, Walsh’s current show, explores her secret attraction to abandoned [...]

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Exterior of Wilton Historical Home, Wilton, CT.  Architect: Faesy-Smith.  Photo: Pam Ronleau.

A Meeting of Sustainable Minds at The Art of Sustainable Architecture By: Michelina Docimo In the film, A Beautiful Mind, the character of Nobel Prize winning mathematician and economist John Forbes Nash Jr. says, “In competitive behavior, someone always loses.” So true on all fronts of survival of the fittest whether the conversation matter is [...]

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