Month

May 2014

Monarchs Not Monarchy!

By Krista Schwimmer Throughout time, the butterfly has come to symbolize many things. Serbians claim it is the soul of a witch that one can destroy by turning the witches’ body around while she sleeps. Aztecs associate this wondrous creature with one of their most important deities, Tlaloc, the God of rain, lighting, and thunder....

Let's Play House – with Dirt and Color

By Greta Cobar The Mosaic House of Venice is more of a museum than a house. It is the creation of Cheri Pann and Gon- zalo Duran, who have been living, working and loving each other inside their masterpiece for the past twenty years. Entering their nest is like stepping into another world – one...

Michael Jost – He's the Most!

By Suzy Williams Have you ever read a review of something in the arts and just wish they could come right out and write whether the artist was great or not? Well, I’d like to try that tack, which is to state the fact that our own Venice-based classical guitarist is a phenomenon – a master,...

Poetry

Touched – By Francisco Letelier Authentic Night – By Laura Shepard Townsend The Rich & Famous And The Poor & Unknown – By Marty Liboff The Fulfiller of Expectations – By Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS Love’s Recovery – By Ronald McKinley What Style is so Diluted? – By Paul Beethoven Haiku – By Devakinandana Roger Houston...

Endangered Species: Venice Artist (Venice Selfie)

By Francisco Letelier & Marybeth Fama As co-founders of ARTBLOCK and members of the steering committee for this event, we wanted the pieces we chose for our show to reflect the current concerns of our group. The larger purposes of ARTBLOCK (aside from putting on fun open studio events twice a year) are: to create...

Activism, Art and Love in Venice

By Laura Shepard Townsend Let’s face it, Venice seems to have more than its share of artist/activists. And we are darn fortunate – Venice’s lure for such individuals not only infuses the community with a multiformity of artworks, but also endows the city with a hell of a lot of heart as people endeavor to...
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