A long and memorable interview with James Turrell anchors this issue. As a child his grandmother told him to go inside and greet the light, and he did, bringing its fundamental mystery to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. This is an issue about seeing. Jane Rosen and Kathleen Cramer contribute fresh work. Juan Rodriquez writes about his experience of being an art guard at the Met. And we talk with one of our favorite artists of all, Jim Campbell, whose poetic and brilliant work illuminates the edges what we can know.
from the editor, Richard Whittaker
Conversation with James Turrell
Visionary Drawings: Theophile Bra
Conversation with Jim Campbell
What is Art For?
100 Artists. William T. Wiley's and
Mary Hull Webster's Exhibit
Indigo Animal by Rue Harrison
Photography: Tim Goodman
"Sorry Paradise," "Rancho Deserta"
Walter Gabrielson, Dixon Schneider
"I was a Gallery Guard at the Met"
Kathleen Cramer: "I Touch Art"
Wong Yan Kwai
"Dust is in the Eye of the Beholder"
Kathleen Cramer "Seven Sunsets"
"To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perception...The act of art is a tool for extended consciousness." --Robert Irwin
Why are the arts so often considered frills when it comes to what is needed in schools, in politics, in so many parts of life? The capacity for creative response is needed in all walks of life. In this issue we explore art as a tool for social engagement. Read More
It's been my good fortune to have more than my share of remarkable friends, and several of them appear in this issue of the newsletter. One of the joys of having a venue like this newsletter is that its a vehicle for expanding my own circle. Read More
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