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The lives and works of Raden Saleh and Juan Luna explored in exhibition

During the height of colonial rule in Southeast Asia in the 19th century, two young men from Indonesia and the Philippines sailed across the ocean to Europe, to train under great painters of their time. They steadily earned their place within European art worlds, and their successes there made them national heroes in their respective homelands. These two luminaries are the subject of the exhibition Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna at National Gallery Singapore. The exhibition unites, for the first time, an array of their masterpieces loaned from private and public collections around the world that traces their artistic journey from Southeast Asia to Europe and back again. It also tells of their struggle to reconcile their love of homeland with their ambitions in Europe, where they established their careers. Despite hailing from different countries and being active at different times of the 19th century, the artists sh


Birthstone Wheat Suncatchers December 2017

These suncatchers represent harvested wheat. They were commissioned as gifts for grandchildren for Christmas 2017. In the bottom center of each we placed a birthstone color glass representing the birth months of each grandchild.

We soldered in a fine silver chain on each for hanging. These suncatchers measured approximately 3.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches high.

The first photo from left to right the blue represents Blue Topaz for December. The middle  red one represents Ruby Red for July. The right one represents Peridot for August.

In the next photo from left to right the dark blue represents Aquamarine for March. The center clear crystal ice iridescent represents Diamond for April. The one on right represents Emerald Green for May.

Design by Flory Wilkins

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Int’l Call to Artists: Alchemy 2018 Artist Residency, PEI, Canada

Alchemy 2018 Artist Residency Deadline February 15, 2018 Prince Edward Island, Canada The synergy between artistic and culinary practices Alchemy is an international artist led  residency devoted to exploring  the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of locally cultivated food in a community setting. Founded in 2014, this residency takes place in [&hellip

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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art sets mandatory fee, a first in 50 years

Visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now have to pay $25 to enter if they do not live in New York state starting March 1, a first in half a century. Since 1970, this cultural landmark on New York’s Fifth Avenue only asked for a “suggested” donation of $25 per adult, which Met president Daniel Weiss noted was “uncommon.” Under the new policy, the fee — which will be paid largely by tourists — will fetch a ticket that lasts for three days and also covers entry to the museum’s annexes — Met Breuer for modern and contemporary art, and The Cloisters for medieval and decorative arts. “We think that is an extraordinary value,” Weiss said. In order to not penalize students from New York and the surrounding region, they will only be asked to pay what they can. Students and seniors visiting from other regions will get reduced fares of $12 and $17, respectively. Entry will be free for children under the age of 12.


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