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Viola Frey headlines this issue. I challenge anyone to find a better interview of her. If it weren't for Viola, we could almost say this issue is devoted to remarkable artists who are not well known. But who really knew Frey? The interviews with Dickson Schneider and Terrance Meyer are treasures. And then we have the pleasure of tchotchkes, The Garden of Montini and a really odd collection of vases. Bringing intriguing stuff to readers that no one else can or will is one of our joys.
from the editor, Richard Whittaker
Reflections on the Artist and Her Work
A Conversation with Viola Frey:
Who Makes Originals, Ever?
J. Kathleen White
A Selection from Her Collection of Vases
A Conversation with Dickson Schneider
Looking for Something That Is True
from the "Trust and Distrust Series"
Karen Haas, Tom Leddy
The Pleasures of Tchotchkes
The Jungle of Montini
A Conversation with Terrance Meyer
"The Sound of One Hand Clapping"
Society for the ReCognition of Art
"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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