| Jul 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
An imposing pair of new landscape works and seven small figure drawings by Andrea Bowers speak in smart, blunt and compelling terms about a fundamental trait of American experience. The progressive promise of a better life, especially for the next......
| May 19, 2010
| 11:19 AM
GIVERNY, France — If they still used the guillotine in France, this little village 45 miles west of Paris probably would lop off the head of any homeowner who didn't plant flowers in the yard.
And not a couple of rosebushes and a clematis. No ...
| May 23, 2010
C.K. Williams — Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning poet — will turn 74 this year, but he clearly retains traces of the young man for whom "everything always was going too slowly, too slowly."
This spring, he has two new books...
| Jun 16, 2010
Last Sunday I decided to dash over to the new Fresh & Easy store to pick up a few things.
It was after 7 p.m., nice and quiet with the lazy evening shadows just beginning to form. Along the way I enjoyed seeing the Claude Monet-like misting effect...
| Jun 20, 2010
| 10:00 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff told a government class at Crescenta Valley High School that newly elected officials might be able to save California from drowning in red ink ("Political discourse," June 8).
Did Schiff tell his captive audience that California...
| Jul 3, 2010
Tucked away at the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society is an intriguing photo of a young woman sitting in a leafy, patchy garden. A man with folded arms stands quietly behind her as she paints.
Photographs like this made their way from West to...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 9:57 AM
The Monet Water Lillies Display opened to the public on Saturday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. It's the first time in three decades that all three panels of a Triptych are displayed together as the artist wanted. For more than 30 years the painting was...
| Oct 31, 2010
After taking a vacation in Rome for a few months, Claude Monet's "Pommiers en fleurs" ("Apple Trees in Blossom") was welcomed back to its longtime home at the Union League Club in late July. A relatively small group of people, perhaps some 125 of them,...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 11:33 PM
LPAPA welcomes new board members
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. has welcomed plein air colorist Camille Przewodek and art historian Jean Stern to their board of directors.
Przewodek, whose work invokes that of Claude Monet, has been a guest...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 8:09 PM
The third installment of the "Narnia" films seeks to revive the series as a continuing movie franchise. The producers made a real effort to restore the magical qualities of this fantasy adventure tale. They definitely succeed on a technical level.
| Aug 25, 2010
| 10:36 AM
You may have seen one of the Strachans' paintings in an office building or on a luxury cruise yacht. Some have been sold in museum gift shops, and it's likely that you've seen one of them in a friend's home. You may even have one hanging in your house....
| Sep 12, 2010
Last spring in the Paris Metro, I paused to admire a colorful advertisement for the Impressionist Normandy Festival, a celebration of the region's role in the Impressionist painting movement.
My brother Davey, an art history major at Connecticut College,...