Pippip Ferner at Co|So on Newbury Street

Years ago, when the tiny airplane I had boarded in Denmark made its way through the clouds to descend into a proportionately tiny airport perched atop a Norwegian mountain, what immediately struck me about the landscape below – and continued to thrill throughout that and every visit – was its extraordinary depth and scale. The…

The dramatic story of Russian icons

I originally wrote this article for the Scandinavian auction house Lauritz.com and wanted to share it with CulturePeel.com readers. Anyone reading in the Boston area: we’re lucky to have the Museum of Russian Icons just down the street in Clinton, MA!  What is an icon? For a Russian Orthodox Christian, it is a sacred religious object,…

Don’t miss John Blee’s “Orchard Suite” in DC!

My good friend, DC-based painter John Blee (who has been featured here in the past – and who is the main reason behind my starting this art blog), has an upcoming show at The Ralls Collection in Washington, DC.  There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Wednesday October 26th, 2011 from 6:00…