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See the MIT Chapel… in Miniature

MIT is known world-wide for educating top scientists and engineers, but perhaps slightly less well-known is the caliber of the school’s architecture. Many famous New England colleges, from Harvard and Brown University to Bowdoin and Boston College, boast impressive buildings, with many based on Romanesque and Gothic revival styles of the 19th century.

Chapels built using the Gothic vocabulary of soaring verticality and light, such as the one at Bowdoin college, create a seemingly miraculous space – a space that conveys the presence of a higher power. … Read More

Auctioneering for Wet Paint 2013 at Newport Art Museum

Dashing a prior forecast of clouds and rain, Saturday broke bright and beautiful as artists throughout the Newport, RI area gathered up their paints, palettes, and brushes. They headed to favorite spots within the historic village and more far-flung rugged coast line to create works of art to offer at auction at Wet Paint, a highly anticipated event organized by the Newport Art Museum. Both last year and this year I was honored to be asked to auctioneer for the event.… Read More

Is Folk Art Different from Any Other Art?

Fine Art Auction Highlights | Folk Art Portrait

When you look at modern and contemporary art, it’s clear that there is a thin line separating the questions, “what is Art?” and “what is Folk Art?” Many academically trained artists have looked to folk art for inspiration.