Wednesday, December 7, 2011

7500 Years of Pottery

This article is a little old. But, I found it interesting. Considering current world events, Iran is often in discussion. The city of Lalejin in Hamedan Province, has a 7500 year-old pottery tradition. I know this is my "art blog", but it is hard to think about what could happen to this wonderful cultural center if the powers that be decide they need "shock-and-awe". Hopefully, we can live in peace with Iran, and someday art and culture can flow freely between our nations.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Martha's Vineyard Museum Island Faces portrait contest

This is a portrait of Captain Thomas Worth (1793-1824) of Edgartown Mass, by an unknown Itinerant Artist. It is owned by the Martha's Vineyard Museum. The Museum is a great little historical museum with many interesting artifacts from Martha's Vineyard history. Plus, some great portraits from the 19th century. If you visit the Vineyard, it is a great place to take a break from the beach.

The museum is running a portrait contest. "Island Faces" It is open to anyone over 15 years old, but the subject must be an island resident. There are plenty of notable island residents to choose from.

I think this a great contest that will become very popular. So, please enter or tell artist you know to enter.

Info and details are here:

The Martha's Vineyard Times covered it here:

(In case you didn't guess. I am currently a Vineyard resident)