Category Archives: Art I Like

Gordon Parks at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, November 4, 2018 – February 18, 2019

… The Gordon Parks show of photos from the 1940s closed on Monday at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC although I have archived nineteen of the photos here with a link to the National Gallery too. I first heard of Gordon Parks […]

Leaves of Grass Illustrated by Margaret C. Cook, 1913

… I was reading an Internet magazine, Brainpickings, about the correspondence between Bram Stoker and Walt Whitman, writers who have provided me with two of the most enjoyable reads of my life, Dracula when I was thirteen, and Leaves of Grass when I was twenty-two. […]

The Odd Magazine

… I have been aware of and a participator in The Odd Magazine for many years. It’s a collaboration of writers and artists with its home base in Kolkata, India under the direction of Sreemanti Sengupta. There is so much I like about The Odd […]

CA Conrad reads at Karma Gallery, NYC, January 13, 2019

… I was at the Karma Bookstore the other day on Third Street near Avenue A when I heard that CA Conrad was going to read at Karma Gallery on 2nd Street between A and B on Sunday, which was yesterday, the 13th. It was […]

Martha King reads from Outside/Inside

… Martha King, who was coming of age in the nineteen fifties and sixties, and lived to tell the tale, has just written an autobiography about those times right up to the present called Outside/Inside. In 1955 she ran away from her well to do […]

Robert Rhodes, Five Cold Windows, January 7, 2019

… Night studies: Five cold windows. Charcoal, pastel and water on paper. … … … … … … You can reach Robert Rhodes through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216019557982297&set=a.1600724578546&type=3&theater Instagram: @robertrhodesartist or e-mail: rhodeshut@gmail.com

Penny Arcade reads some poems at Zinc Bar, NYC, 11/24/18

… I was looking forward to hearing Penny Arcade at Zinc Bar because I’ve been seeing and hearing her since I arrived in New York some forty years ago, and she never disappoints. If anyone were to ask, “Who is your favorite performer?” I’d answer, […]

Robert Rhodes, Late November

… One of the nicer lights in the world today, which often seems awfully dark, is Robert Rhodes’s constantly changing illuminating work. So bright and full of light, it can show you the way. Take a look. Late November: Cold rain in the hills. Charcoal, […]

Graffiti Pier, Philadelphia

… It was a beautiful day. The place took me completely by surprise. Struck by so many hands and so many years, so many ideas in so many minds, working apart but together I am sure in every season in every kind of weather both […]

Tom Cole reads from the Tyranny of Structurelessness

… This past July 25th at Howl Happening Gallery on First Street near the Bowery I heard Tom Cole read from two plays he was working on. He read without other actors taking on any of the characters, and his performance turned out to be […]

Rain Pastels with Charcoal by Robert Rhodes

… Robert Rhodes, who lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, often paints the surrounding countryside that has remained undeveloped, mostly due to the Amish, since William Penn and his heirs first chopped down the forests and began farming there. There is something about the beginning in this […]

August Drawings by Akram

… Where has the summer gone? It remains on the pages of Akram, sketches from the recent muggy days, one day following the other. May things be cooler, calmer, and more content in September. In any event, when you do something, even on a bad […]