After reading this blogs title you might be asking yourself, “Did I read that right?” Yes, you did. This Saturday, May 4, has been designated Star Wars Day. So on this day all of us fan boys (and girls) can let our Millennium Falcon Flag Fly proudly! And we can do that with some of these […]
Hmmmm …busy time here in the designing and pricing and proposing department. Plus it’s spring, which always cuts into the free time I usually have available for blogging. This post will be more or less a continuation of one from the end of last month, where again, I didn’t take the time to write in […]
How do I even begin? This book is huge. Not physically huge, just a huge deal for your life. You need to read it. I could end with that, but you’ll probably want me to explain why. Fine… Salt, Sugar, Fat is mind-blowing. Coming from me, that’s saying something. I read a lot of books […]
One day at lunch I needed a book to read and picked up Shards and Ashes. It is a short story collection of dystopian stories. The first story was so amazing I pushed my break until the last possible second before I went back to work! Shards and Ashes is by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong […]
Well, this was kind of fun … build a table like we built back in 2005 only almost 12′ long instead of 7′ long … this one has a nice distressed, stained cherry finish with a thickish (1.375″ ) top with breadboard ends and pegged apron/leg joints. Stretching out the aprons and redesigning/refining the leg/apron […]
This book is a wonderful and frightful adventure like nothing I’ve ever read before. I first noticed itwhile organizing the middle reader series books in the children’s department. There it was, all alone in the series section, with its promising blue-grey cover of Gustav and his shadow. I hadn’t heard anything about it at all, […]
Despite my role as a children’s bookseller–and my fondness for all things, for the most part, enjoyed by kids–I do not tend to enjoy funny adult books. My area of “expertise” on the floor is middle reader and young adult literature for a reason–ask for a great title with historical themes, violence, suffering, big philosophical […]
As you know from my blogs, I usually deal with children and young adult books. Reading in these genres has always been a passion of mine. But today I need you to be in a comfortable spot, preferably sitting, since I will introduce you to something a little different: two adult poets. Yes. Adult. Both […]
We’ve been working on these boookmatched ash benches since, oh, 2010 sometime. Well, actually, we’ve been wondering what to do with these planks for that long … benches was always a possibility, but so too was a wall mounted or outdoor sculpture … it’s settled … benches they are now … and pretty cool ones […]
“I’m going to faint, Mr. Hathaway.” — Debbie Reynolds, a number of times during the making of How the West Was Won Debbie Reynolds could hardly have come up with a better title for her memoir than Unsinkable. The word is, of course, a reference to her most celebrated role as Molly Brown, the feisty, […]
Assembled to accompany Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, the vintage car advertisements in this exhibit span six decades, from 1920 to 1979. They were culled from general interest periodicals, such as Life, Time, and National Geographic, as well as magazines specializing in the auto industry, such as Car & Driver and Road & Track.
Patsy Santo (1893-1975), a Bennington resident for nearly sixty years, was one of many talented self-taught artists—Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses being the most famous—catapulted into the national spotlight in the late 1930s. This exhibition celebrates the recent gift to the museum of six of Santo’s paintings (four of them on view) by Tom and Jennifer Fels, nearly doubling the size of the museum’s collection of this important local artist’s work.
This selection of paintings by Patsy Santo is a well-rounded sampling of his professional career as an artist, both chronologically and in terms of subject matter.
Bennington Museum’s major exhibition of 2014 features the stunning work of two acknowledged masters of the portrait as art. Though separated by one hundred years, the portraits created by the 19th-century itinerant painter Erastus Salisbury Field and the 20th-century master Alice Neel have a remarkable resonance with one another. Examining the artists’ cultural, political and social milieus, as well as the subjects of their paintings and what painting meant to them personally, this exhibition reexamines the relationship between Modernism and its romantic notions of the “folk” in order to bring viewers to a more nuanced understanding of these great artists and their work. Field is represented in the museum's collection by nine portraits, all depicting sitters from Bennington County.
Artists from around the country and the world are invited to submit work to be included in our fifth annual fine art competition, this year juried by Brian Blood, Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club. $7,000 in awards will be given and the representational artwork will be on view and for sale at the Center through the fall.