Photographs from Port Townsend's 2019 Wearable Art Show
At 9 a.m. Saturday morning, Bertram Levy, a short, mustachioed sailor wearing the beret he is known to wear got in line at the Northwest Maritime Center to sign up for the annual Shipwrights' Regatta. In front of him were two novice sailors -- young men from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, with zero … Continue reading Eating a sandwich during a sailboat race
By now we've all heard of it: that abstract giant mass of garbage, three times the size of France that's floating out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Garbage Island, or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We're worried about it, collectively, especially when we think of all those cute otters and seals choking … Continue reading What Is In the Ocean?
Why is it that whenever I'm in France, I'm suddenly like..... "qui suis-je?" It's happened before, I know this because I've documented it: I suddenly go from reading Cosmo to reading Literature with a Capital L, from writing haikus about eating donuts to thinking about the future of the novel and nonsense like that. Is … Continue reading Getting Whimsical In Honfleur
Chelsea's gallery district has reigned as the heart of the city's contemporary art movement since the late 1990s. But could skyrocketing rents, coupled to the availability of cheaper options in other parts of the city, mean the district is losing some of its cachet with gallerists? An August 2016 report by StreetEasy found that real … Continue reading Is Chinatown the new arts district?
Move over Chanel No. 5: artist and chemist create money fragrance Mike Bouchet’s latest “sculpture” fills all 45,000 cubic feet of the white-walled, concrete-floored Marlborough Chelsea art gallery. There’s nothing to see. But don’t let the bare walls confuse you: the art is the smell. For his latest exhibition, entitled “Tender,” Bouchet has created the … Continue reading Smelling Green
Sophie Sotsky, the artistic director and founder of the modern dance company, TYKE DANCE, is familiar with the trope of the “starving artist.” “Everybody has a Kickstarter every week. It’s like, ‘Okay everyone, give your $15 to this person, then the next week it’s this person.’ And it’s the same dollar bill that’s just going … Continue reading New York City dancers get creative to find funding
It's been a crazy busy week, but I've been trying to take a quick break now and then to enjoy being back in New York, surrounded by art and creativity. 1. Some great street art on Lafayette St. that I walk by every day on the way to school. (And now that Mr. Robot is … Continue reading Five Things
A crazy dream of mine is to one day be rich enough that I can rent out the entire Musée de l'Orangerie to myself and then just lie down in the oval room that contains Monet's Water Lilies in complete solitude. If you're dying of the summer heat like I am, my advice to you … Continue reading Water Lily