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of Beauties & Beasts at The Clement Art Gallery

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A decade ago my family and I moved from the bright and colorful Southwest to green and soothing Upstate NY. Among the charming places we discovered soon after, Troy, on the eastern bank of Hudson river, holds a special place for me. Not only that its eclectic feel reminds me of my graduate school years […]

Form & Fire at The Laffer Gallery

Form & Fire

Ever since I met Erik Laffer, a gallery owner and artist, at the Stockade Villager’s Outdoor Artshow in 2013, I wanted to see more of his work. This summer The Laffer Gallery near Saratoga Springs, NY celebrates a two year anniversary, and a couple of weeks ago I finally went to pay it a visit […]

Woven in Woodstock

Woven at Woodstock

After a summer that my family will probably remember as an endless string of days of dealing with multiple tick-borne infections – a common occurrence in the Northeast – I was looking forward to spending a week on the Connecticut coast in mid-September. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. Due to unforeseen circumstances, including last-minute […]

Discovering MASS MoCA


On a recent Sunday, I went to MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art) in North Adams, MA for the first time. You can read a short review of some of the current exhibitions in The Berkshire Eagle newspaper. Even if I didn’t like modern art as much as I do, it still would have […]