Alice Ray Cathrall Alice Ray Cathrall is an artist working in Philadelphia. She also occasionally writes about the arts and its place in our lives. She received a Masters degree in literature from New York University and recently graduated from the four-year certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with a major in painting and a minor in drawing.
Arts & Culture

How We See: The Beauty of Older Bodies

By Alice Ray Cathrall
by Alice R. Cathrall What visual information do we gather to pass through our days? I am studying art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, and a significant amount of what we do is learn how to identify what about an object is important to communicate through our art. For instance, you and I have evolved to…
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Money & Careers

Risks and Rewards

By Alice Ray Cathrall
by Alice Ray Cathrall I have made a decision, the sort of decision that some dread — one that involves change. Big change. I quit my job and enrolled in art school. Everyone said I was crazy. I was in my early 50s, at the pinnacle of my career in the insurance industry, when I made my decision. I was…
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