Artsy Adventures with Meryl Ann 

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Clara Driscoll:  Tiffany Lamp Designer

Clara Driscoll: Tiffany Lamp Designer

  Today I visited the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT, a small museum with a lovely collection. One of the highlights is their Tiffany glass, including the famous Dragonfly Lamp by Clara Driscoll. She designed some of the firm's best-known lamps,...

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Angelica Kauffman at the RISD Art Museum

Angelica Kauffman at the RISD Art Museum

I visited the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art with my friend Joy in search of another Mary Cassatt painting, which was also not on view, as happened in a few previous museums on this trip... However, I was thrilled to find a painting by Angelica Kauffmann...

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Watercolors of Egypt – Worcester Museum of Art, MA

Watercolors of Egypt – Worcester Museum of Art, MA

Howard Carter (British, 1874-1939) was an artist who trained with his father as a young boy, however he is primarily known for discovering King Tut's tomb. On his various trips to Egypt he created many watercolors documenting the antiquities. I was happy to see  some...

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Making Mandalas with Mimi and Myla

Making Mandalas with Mimi and Myla

Even though I'm traveling, my 10-year-old granddaughter and I still had our regular weekly Zoom art lesson - one of the lovely aspects of technology! Lately we have been learning blending techniques with colored pencils, but Myla and I have also enjoyed exploring...

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Healing Art: Immersive Sound Vibration

Healing Art: Immersive Sound Vibration

At the end of my long drive from NY through CT and RI to MA,  I was rewarded with a healing sound bath! Gong baths are a type of inactive meditation, where you “bathe” in the healing power of sound, leaving you feeling refreshed.  The vibrations of gongs can relieve...

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Mary Cassatt, Finally, on my Third Try!

Mary Cassatt, Finally, on my Third Try!

One of the reasons I had planned visits to the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum (both in CT) was to see their works by Mary Cassatt, which I had been eager to see for many years...but neither museum had her work currently on display!...

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Young Revolutionary War Heroine Honored in Bronze

Young Revolutionary War Heroine Honored in Bronze

I enjoyed a quick visit today to one of my favorite statues, Sybil Ludington, in Carmel, NY alongside Lake Gleneida. The creatrix, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), was among the foremost women sculptors in the United States to have undertaken significant,...

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Magical Moments: Lisa and the Labyrinth

Magical Moments: Lisa and the Labyrinth

Some days there is so much magic that it requires two blog posts! Yesterday, after my museum visit I got to meet my friend Lisa at her fabulous dance studio - she and I met online when we attended Americans for the Arts Action Fund Executive Director, Nina Tunceli's,...

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