Drawn to The Art of Urban Sketching
Book and blog depict a world of city sights
THERE’S JUST SOMETHING INTIMATE ABOUT sketching.
In this age of digitalized art and PhotoShop, a sketch can be as personal and individual as a handwritten note.
It’s art in its most basic form: All you need is paper and pen. Full Story
Muralists in the spotlight at Mercato for ‘Saturday Nights Alive’
“Saturday Nights Alive,” a new monthly art showcase, debuts at Mercato on Saturday evening, July 14, and will continue with local artists, dancers and musicians on the sidewalks of the center on the second Saturday of every month. Full Story
Five more years at the Phil
Kathleen van Bergen signs new contract as president and CEO
The board of directors of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts has signed a five-year agreement with Kathleen van Bergen, who began her tenure as CEO and president last September. Since then, Ms. van Bergen has established a number of key partnerships with area organizations including ArtsNaples World Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, Opera Naples and Imagine Solutions. Full Story
Smith named executive director/CEO of Opera Naples
The board of directors of Opera Naples recently approved two changes to the professional staff structure.
Thomas Smith, formerly the managing director, has taken the newly created position of executive director and CEO. Mr. Smith will report to the chair of the board of directors and is responsible for the overall operations of the company. Full Story
TV pilot being shot at Chez Boet with shades of best-selling trilogy
You don’t have to be a woman in a plum dress or a man in a white linen shirt with a silver-gray silk woven tie to be part of a television show pilot filming in Naples on Thursday, July 19. But it might help.
3 Mag Studios is filming part of the third episode of the “Kitty Claus Talk Show” beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Chez Boet, 755 12th Ave. S. in Crayton Cove. Full Story
Hotworks seeks artist submissions
All forms of media, including paintings, sculpture, glass, fiber, clay, wood, photography, digital, jewelry and more, are being considered for the Estero Fine Art Show. Deadline for the event, taking place Jan. 5-6, 2013, is Aug. 5. Applications are at www.HotWorks.org. Full Story
¦ CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your kindness makes a difference in someone’s life. But by week’s end, a touch of Cancerian envy could create a problem with a colleague. Take care to keep it under control. Full Story
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
What am I missing?
Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy received massive acclaim from fans and critics, but the best I could muster was respect for the first two films and an unenthusiastic “meh” for the third. Full Story
A devilish delight of mystery and magic begins a new series
¦ “Dark Magic” by James Swain. Tor. 352 pages. $24.99.
James Swain has switched gears. After building two successful mystery series, he has begun a very promising third one. It’s not just mystery, and it’s not just mystery and magic; this time out, it’s mystery, magic and psychic powers. And more. Full Story
Affordable tiles available to savvy shoppers
Bargain-priced American art pottery vases are hard to find. But, art pottery tiles made by important companies still are inexpensive, because they have had little publicity. Tile collectors in England and Holland pay high prices for tiles made in their country. Rookwood Pottery of Ohio, and Low Art Tile Co. of Mass. probably are the most famous makers in the U.S. American Encaustic Tiling Co. Full Story
When to cover an honor
The principle of covering an honor with an honor is cited with reverence from Walla Walla to Dnepropetrovsk, but the fact is that the application of this rule is not always as simple as it might seem. Full Story
THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV
¦ THURSDAY, JULY 12, 9 P.M.Queen & CountryRoyal Visit – Part 2The queen’s year is driven by her diary— and has been since her accession in 1952.Follow Queen Elizabeth to the Braemar Full Story
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