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Your Own Back Yard – Michael Gillan Maxwell

Visual Art – Creative Writing – Social Commentary

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From North Beach

North Beach (1)

Like Quicksand

We walk the streets of North Beach
follow the footsteps of Ferlinghetti
and the ghosts of Ginsberg and Kerouac.
In Washington Square Park,
under St. Peter and Paul’s twin spires,
an old hippie sits on a bench,
finger picks a vintage Epiphone guitar.

Next to him, another man
stares off into space,
cradles his mandolin, listens.
Joe Dimaggio marries Marilyn Monroe
in that church, she lifts her veil,
steals a kiss on the granite steps;
here in Joe’s home town.

Italian restaurants and coal fired pizza,
storied nightclubs and tattoo parlors,
psychic readers, butchers, bakers
and kite makers.
The City Lights Bookstore
stands like a shrine, a beacon.
Ground zero for a revolution.

A man lies fast asleep on the ground, under
a sparkling, golden sky and a pile of clothes
in the middle of the afternoon.
Some changes happen before we notice,
others sneak by under our noses,
but Time, a slow train runnin’
creeps up like quicksand.

Book Review: We’ll See Who Seduces Whom: a graphic ekphrastic in verse by Tom Bradley and David Aronson

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Book Review: We’ll See Who Seduces Whom: a graphic ekphrastic in verse
by Tom Bradley and David Aronson
is now live at:
http://madhatarts.com/madhatreviews/

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Exhibition Of New Work by Ileen Kaplan

Exhibition Of New Work by Ileen Kaplan

An exhibition of 24 brilliant new paintings by artist Ileen Kaplan at State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY from February 4- March 1, 2015. A reception for the artist is scheduled Friday February 6 from 5-8. Ileen Kaplan will also be in the gallery on Saturday February 7 from 12-3. 

Painting Light at SOAG

Ileen with work I

Ileen With work II

Ileen With Work III

Painting Light Postcard

Gallery hours: 

Wednesday – Friday, 12-6pm

Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm

State of the Art Gallery is located at

120 West State Street

Ithaca, NY, 14850

607- 277-1626

www.soag.org

Artist’s Website: ileenkaplan.com 

“PORTALS” ~ Volume V

Volume V in the ongoing series “PORTALS” ~ a portfolio of altered photographs that explores doors, windows, alleyways and other openings as passages to other times, places and dimensions.

Basqiat On Television

Basquiat

Off Season

Long Time Gone

Through The Tunnel

Transformation

Boarded Up

Used To Be

Upstairs

Upstairs Window

STREET ART, GRAFFITI & SIGNS Volume IV

STREET ART, GRAFFITI & SIGNS Volume IV

 Volume IV in an ongoing series of images made from altered photographs of street art, graffiti and signs.

Chairman Mao's Little Red Lips

Chairman Mao’s Little Red Lips ~ Chelsea, New York City

Corner

Corner ~ Shibuya District ~ Tokyo, Japan

Condomania

Condomania ~ Tokyo, Japan

Triptych

Triptych ~ New York City

Voodoo Child

Voodoo Child ~ New York City

Relax And Unwind

Relax And Unwind ~ Pike Place Market ~ Seattle Washington

PORTALS ~ Volume IV

PORTALS ~ Volume IV

Volume IV in the ongoing series “PORTALS” ~ a portfolio of altered photographs that explores doors, windows, alleyways and other openings as passages to other times, places and dimensions.

Courtyard Window

Courtyard Window

Texaco Station

Texaco Station

Bathroom Mirror

Bathroom Mirror

View From A Window

View From A Window

Lavatory Door

Lavatory Door

Gymnasium Windows

Gymnasium Windows

Through A Looking Glass

Through A Looking Glass

Closed

Closed

Stairway To A Small Room

Stairway To A Small Room

Classroom Windows

Classroom Windows

Back Roads and Far Away Places Volume III

Volume III  in an ongoing portfolio documenting my journeys on back roads to far away places

Egret

Egret ~ Manihawkin Bay, New Jersey

Adirondack Lake

Adirondack Lake ~ High Peaks region, Adirondack Park, New York

On Long Pond

On Long Pond ~ Omega Institute, near Rhinebeck, New York

Tower II

Tower In The Old Walled City ~ Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Along The Quayside

Along The Quayside ~ Gloucester, Massachusetts

Off Season

Off Season ~ Fir Tree Point, Seneca Lake, New York

PORTALS ~ Volume III

Volume III in the ongoing series “PORTALS” ~ a portfolio of altered photographs that explores doors, windows, alleyways and other openings as passages to other places and times.

Open Doorway

Open Doorway

In the Back Room

In The Back Room

Conservatory

Conservatory

Three Windows

3 Windows

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