December 16, 2017 Blog
On Friday Mary Ellen Farrow arrived with new sculptures, small and large and priced from only $ 300.00. We’ve added them to her page on our site here
Her work, although carved from limestone or marble, is always very tactile in nature and invites the touch.
On Mary Ellen’s own site you can watch her create a large commissioned outdoor sculpture for one of our clients. It started with an 8 ton piece of stone about twice as tall as Mary Ellen and was transformed into a graceful addition to a classic garden! Watch the artist at work here.
MARY ELLEN FARROW Gateway, 2017, Limestone and brass, 20.75 x 12 x 4 inches, 53 x 30 x 10 cm
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Remains of a 1500-year-old monastery and church dating from the Byzantine period has been uncovered by archaeologists at an archaeological site in Beit Shemesh, Israel.The excavations were part of a large-scale project of excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in preparation for the development and expansion of Ramat Beit Shemesh.
According to Benyamin Storchan, director of the excavations for the Israel Antiquities Authority, “We were surprised by the wonderful state of preservation of the ancient remains, and the richness of the finds being uncovered.”
Already the researchers have identified a large monastic compound that was possibly a centre for ancient pilgrims in the Judean Shephelah region. The site was abandoned in the 7th century CE for reasons yet to be revealed.
Discoveries have included the remains of walls built from stone masonry with rich architectural elements, a marble pillar and a mosaic floor decorated with birds, leafs, and pomegranates.
By Tami Mosser Staff Writer WOOSTER — There are only so many walls, Pat Anderson believes, and so much art.
Why hang it when you can wear it?
An art teacher at Triway High School, Anderson's schedule is packed. "The school, the teaching," she said, "takes up most of my time." But she's also an artist, so any spare time she can call hers is most likely project time as well.
Because she teaches art, Anderson is versed in all of the major media, but she says there are two that form the cornerstone of her creative endeavors: painting on silk and batique — a way of dyeing fabric using waxes.
It is the painting on silk — in this case, a scarf — that Anderson has offered as one of three pieces she will display in the upcoming annual exhibit by the Wayne Artists Group Effort. This year's exhibit, "Reflection," opens Friday, Jan. 12 with an artists' reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Wayne Center for the Arts in downtown Wooster. It continues through Feb. 17.
Discovery of Ancient Israelite City Supports Biblical Account of King David A new archaeological discovery is helping to confirm the biblical record that presents King David as an historical figure in ancient Israel.
Some archaeologists and experts have doubted the biblical account because they have not been able to find any evidence of civilization dating back to the time when David is supposed to have ruled, according to the Bible: “no fortifications, public works or signs of statehood.”
“Until 25 years ago no one doubted that King David was a historical figure,” adds Professor Avraham Faust, director of the archaeological dig. “In the last 25 years or so, however, David’s historicity, and especially the size of his kingdom, are hotly debated“.
That is no longer true, however, after this recent discovery.
“The new discovery at Tel ‘Eton, located in the Judean Shephelah to the east of the Hebron hills, seems to suggest that the highland kingdom controlled larger areas than so..
Although often referred to as the Portuguese Church because of its location in what was once a Portuguese settlement that emerged after their arrival in the 1500s, the church was built by an Italian priest.
Construction on the church is believed to have begun in 1749, after Italian Catholic priest Paolo Nerini, a missionary from the Barnabite Order, obtained permission from King Binnya Dala, who reigned from 1747 to 1757, to build a church to replace a wooden one originally built by the Portug..
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The triple ditch barrow with enclosures and barrow surrounding it.
Source: Noel Meehan
ANOTHER ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND has been photographed in the Boyne Valley – this time the outline of a possible barrow cemetery and ancient settlement.
It has been busy few weeks for the area around Newgrange, with two new potential henges found on the floodplains just a few hundred metres away from the well-known passage tomb, and an entirely new passage tomb uncovered in a long-term excavation near Dowth Hal..
Researchers from the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County have identified remains of a 3.5-million-year-old bear from a fossil-rich site in Canada’s High Arctic.Their study shows not only that the animal is a close relative of the ancestor of modern bears–tracing its ancestry to extinct bears of similar age from East Asia–but that it also had a sweet tooth, as determined by cavities in the teeth.
The scientists identify the bear as Protarctos abstrusus, which was previously only known from a tooth found in Idaho. Showing its transitional nature, the animal was slightly smaller than a modern black bear, with a flatter head and a combination of primitive and advanced dental characters. The results are published today in the journal Scientific Reports.
“This is evidence of the most northerly record for primitive bears, and provides an idea of what the ancestor of modern bears may have looked like,” says Dr. Xiaoming Wang, lead author of the study ..
CLOSE Neil Caplan, the executive director of the Bannerman Castle Trust, talks about his passion for the Castle and the Island. Mark Vergari/Poughkeepsie Journal
“Bol nerou,” a ceramic bowl by Chloe Thedosiou, is part of the Bannerman Island Gallery exhibition.(Photo: Courtesy photo)
A Holiday Fine Art Exhibition is featured for the season at Bannerman Island Gallery in Beacon.
The show features paintings, photography, drawings, printmaking and mixed media works along with 3-D objects of glass, ceramics and sculpture. Representational works of landscape and still-life as well as abstract and other contemporary works are also on display.
BOOKS: Child’s life on Bannerman Island inspires book
Works that feature Hudson Valley points of interest and Bannerman’s Island and Castle are also on view. Most of the art work will be for sale. The show runs through Jan. 28.
“Skaters on Citi Pond, Bryant Park," a watercolor by Amanda Epstein, is an example of the art work on view at Bannerman Island..
The Canberra visual arts scene in 2017 once again could be characterised by a superfluity of exhibitions but a superfluity that was exemplified by richness, depth and an accompanying thematic and aesthetic diversity that made the visitor experience always an exciting, difficult and sometimes beautiful confrontation.
My role here is to single out those artists whose exhibitions I reviewed that struck a particular chord with me, and that I believe will continue to do so. Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) exhibition program continues to excite, provoke and deliver cutting-edge (don't you hate this expression!) exhibitions that not only provide proof of the necessity of organisations such as this to continue, but reinforce the "DUH" factor of the preceding.
Claudia Chaseling, Akimbo, 2015, in HYPERActive at Canberra Contemporary Art Space Gorman Arts Centre Photo: Supplied
David Broker, CCAS Director, curated HYPERactive.
As often with Broker, the curatorial premise was intellect..
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