Artist-owned gallery showcases local art

By: Anne Ball
Posted on: December 17, 2012

The Artists’ Gallery operates as a co-op. Among its members are (left to right) Diane Dunn, Nancy Davis, John Stier and Bonita Glaser, who both display their art and work at the gallery.Photo by John StierColumbia’s founder James A. Rouse was a daily visitor when the Artists’ Gallery first opened in the lobby of the American City Building on Wincopin Circle in the heart... READ MORE

Sites, sights and delights on tasting tour

By: Connie George
Posted on: December 10, 2012

Food tastings at a variety of dining establishments mix with a guided walk highlighting local art, history and culture in a pleasing blend provided by a unique new business in the valley.Desert Tasty Tours launched last January to lead small groups of residents and visitors through two of the valley’s most popular destinations — El Paseo in Palm Desert and downtown Palm Springs. ... READ MORE

Local stages abound with holiday cheer

By: Michael Toscano
Posted on: December 03, 2012

Feel like taking some time out from the holiday hustle and bustle for a few hours? There’s no better refuge than indulging yourself in the current offerings of Washington’s theater companies. You can immerse yourself in holiday spectacle and sentiment, maybe with kids in tow, or choose to experience something completely different.What the Dickens?Tradition, tradition.... READ MORE

BMA shines spotlight on dance in artwork

By: Carol Sorgen
Posted on: November 26, 2012

Matisse’s “Seated Dancer,” 1925-1926, from the series Ten Dancers.BMA: The Cone CollectionWhen it comes to dance as an art form, Baltimore gets short shrift. But a new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) may make up for that, at least temporarily…or, then again, leave us yearning for more.“Matisse’s Dancers” is an intimate exhibition of... READ MORE

Retro-Rockets keep audiences dancing

By: Anne Ball
Posted on: November 19, 2012

"Sentimental Journey," "Misty," "Rock Around the Clock" — most of the couples on the dance floor were in their teens and 20s when these tunes were topping the weekly Hit Parade selections.The dancers are smiling, but they’re concentrating on their moves, too. Swinging arms high, hands clasped with their partners, they sway, twirl and dip. A few... READ MORE

An assemblage of varied artistic interests

By: Connie George
Posted on: November 12, 2012

An 88-year-old working artist in Palm Springs with a long history of exhibitions and awards has found an ideal way to combine all of her creative interests into one art form — assemblage.Peggy Vermeer, who spent several decades painting in oils and acrylics while occasionally venturing into sculpture, batik, papermaking and print making, discovered four years ago that her fascination... READ MORE