Kanye loved her – you will too: art appreciation, Diana Stelin-style

Boston-based artist, former Newbury Street gallery director, and founder of the Plein-Air Art Academy Diana Stelin is preparing to teach kids pop art in the spring. The Academy is also running a first-of-its-kind Pre-K/Kindergarten art contest with entries due March 31. In Mid-April, you can join the schools’ immensely popular plein-air painting event: Cherry Blossoms at Arnold Arboretum. And during ArtWeek Boston,…

Brooklyn Museum: a surprisingly intimate pop art encounter

Who’d have thought that a mid-Saturday trip to the Brooklyn Museum’s Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968 exhibit would feel like a private showing? It wasn’t just about the lack of crowds (we encountered no more than ten people throughout the exhibition). The show’s excellent layout plays a big role in creating an intimate atmosphere,…

Q&A with John Blee

    DC-based painter John Blee has lived an extraordinary life, with a richness of experience that radiates from his vibrant, abstract works. It’s difficult to imagine anyone with a more fascinating intellectual existence: speaking with John, it seems that he has read everything, tried everything – and remembers everything, which makes conversations endlessly engaging…