Category Archives: Art

Flora Fantastica Fill Twelve Acres – And One Pin

Mouth open, staring straight ahead, I sat in a trance in the Bronwynn Theater of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. It was dark. Beautiful music played. A slow succession of images filled the screen. And I fell … Continue reading

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For Those With An Independent Will To See Haworth, Start Your Charlotte Brontë Pilgrimage At The Morgan Library

There it was — a two-piece cotton and wool day dress printed with blue flowers, leaves and tendrils, with slightly puffed sleeves and mother-of-pearl and brass buttons. A pair of cloth ankle boots with leather toe caps stood beside it. … Continue reading

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Covering Compost Cookies to Candy Couture In 24,021 New York City Steps

When the first Saturday morning in December dawns, you may like to be nestled all snug in your bed, but I much prefer hitting the pavement for another now-legendary 15-hour visit to New York City. The once-bleary-eyed novice in All … Continue reading

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Cultivate A Taste For Thomas Cole

Of all the images of artwork over which I pored in darkened lecture rooms and slide libraries, Kindred Spirits is one of those at which I marveled the most. Its painter, Asher B. Durand, skillfully executed sparkling waterfalls, soaring birds, … Continue reading

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Start Exploring Franklinton On The West Bank Of The Scioto River

“Go west, young lady,” I thought, as a warm, windy walk took me toward the Scioto River. Horace Greeley might have been thinking about America’s westward expansion, but my Manifest Destiny involves exploring the home of Phillip’s Original Coney Island, … Continue reading

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Climb A Smokestack To See A Glass River

Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” may have been deep, wide and hard to cross, but he might have finally found what he had been looking for in the shimmering “River of Glass” that I discovered in Mount Vernon. The River … Continue reading

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Before I Trot To Delaware For The Jug, I Paced Myself With A Show Of Horses

Since reviewing farm science prevailed over seeing Betting Line win this year, I decided I’d put on my new Pink Pony birthday duds and trot up to Delaware to see an exhibition about harness racing. A Show of Horses, recently on display … Continue reading

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