A car careens along a treacherous road, horn frantically honking, passing other vehicles, tires screeching on curves until it comes to that inevitable curve that it just can’t make. The black Ford goes shooting off the road, smashing through the guardrail and becomes airborne for a few moments. It crashes down on the rocky terrain […]
Not often do I mention a book that is a future publication. However, Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons, is a book that needs pre-buzz. Huntley’s debt novel is a must for teens and adults who are into music or just darn good stories! Drumroll please: Zach can write lyrics. He can play the drums. […]
It is cold. It is wet. It is muddy. It is windy. So what do I do? I curl up with a good book or ten. And you can to…you’ve made the trip to the store (or you have gone to Northshire.com) and you have books….What? You haven’t picked out a book yet? Well how […]
I honestly don’t know exactly why I was driven to pick up Victoria Wilson’s massive new biography of Barbara Stanwyck, impressively titled A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True. I was never a huge fan of the actress, although anyone who can command the kind of respect that she did from her peers and flourish for […]
Well, isn’t the internet interesting. I recently received a message from someone on Facebook (who remembered me from before 1956) informing me that someone on a Pottstown, Pennsylvania Facebook page had mentioned or asked for information on the ‘Mosheim Clothing store on High Street’. The person who sent me the message remembered me from a […]
Meet Tinker Bell’s Little Sisters: Clara, Rosy, Golden, Sylva and Baby Squeak! In the Fairy Bell Sisters series by Margaret McNamara (illustrated by Julia Denos) each fairy sister has her own story but their adventures always combine the family. Teaching values and character with humor, adventure, love and little pixie dust, these are great books […]
I had some interesting discussions with co-workers as to the foundations of the disorder that afflicted Dr. Henry Jekyll. I mean, what exactly was the guy’s problem! Some of them thought Jekyll might be schizophrenic, but there were certain aspects of his behavior that argued against it. Of course we were all aware that Robert […]
In need of a end of year pick me up? Or not sure what to start the new year with? Why not try one of these teen treats that will even have the adults talking about them and scouring shelves for sequesl and other titles by these authors. Each is for ages 13 and up […]
Digging through my old copies of books, I came across a graphic novel that has a twist. Half is in the graphic novel format (text and illustrations) but the other half is a straight out story. I was very interested since I do not usually like graphic novels, but enjoy the novels of Cecil Castellucci. […]
I recently read a piece on the editorial page of the New York Times about a website that completely disdains negative book reviews. The author of the article, who perhaps is not familiar with 50 Shades of Grey and its spawn, thought it was a really worthy idea. The world is brimming over with negativity. […]
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.