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Lost and Found: What I Discovered at Summer School

By Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell

Suzanne Russell is an artist, writer, and activist-lawyer who has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past 25 years. Over the years she's shared her passion for the arts with us via a mosaic of art reviews, interviews, and artist profiles. But, as is the case with many of us who choose to spend time taking care of others—family, community, colleagues—Suzanne tells us here that she came close to being disconnected from herself, until she found that self in summer school.

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Fashion & Beauty · Fine Art

Fashion Friday: Fashion and the Art of Impressionism

By Women's Voices For Change
Fashion in the Impressionist era shunned the old adage that less is more. Instead, it was a period of exaggerated silhouettes, volume, exuberance, vibrancy, and, yes, lots of excess. For those of you who relish a 19th-century French feast full of pleats, petticoats, corsets, muslins, gloves, laces, ruches, ball gowns, and oh yes, parasols.
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Fine Art

“It’s Like Alchemy”—A Day in the Life of an Artist

By Carol Peligian
"I go into my studio every day and play with my muse. I draw the way I drew at Rhode Island School of Design, every morning, like a meditation. The phone rings, I paint, the phone rings again—it’s the fabricator. I daydream, I’m hungry, a visitor stops by with marble remains of a church, I’m hungry, I cast. I pace around thinking I’m not working, but I’m really processing fairy dust."
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Finding Home: West Africa, Part 2

By Janet Goldner
Janet Goldner shared with us, in "Finding Home: West Africa," that the year she spent in West Africa was pivotal—one of the more life-changing periods of her life. It was 1973 and she was 20 years old. In this installation of "Finding Home," she reflects on her adventurous 21st birthday, spent in Togo.
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Finding Home: West Africa

By Janet Goldner
My first journey in West Africa remains a pivotal experience of my life and is still a source of inspiration and resonance for me. In Africa I was relieved to find, as I had suspected, that there are many ways to organize life.
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