A Mosaics Exhibition at Magic Gardens

A Mosaics Exhibition at Magic Gardens

If you’re going to host a juried exhibition of up-and-coming mosaic artists, there’s probably no more apt venue than Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens in Philadelphia. That was the thinking of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, anyway. And when Shattering Expectations: Mosaic...

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Restoring the Facade at the Plaza Hotel

Restoring the Facade at the Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, newly renovated and converted from 800 rooms to 282 with 165 condominiums, has now undergone a complete facelift for its exterior façade. A+A recently interviewed managing director George Cozonis regarding the extent of the work on architect Henry...

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Marty Stuart’s Portrait Photography

Marty Stuart’s Portrait Photography

Most people know Marty Stuart as a country music singer, musician and songwriter. But he’s a gifted photographer as well. An exhibition of his work will prove that at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts when it opens in Nashville on May 9. On display will be 64 of his...

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Displaying to Attract in South Florida

Displaying to Attract in South Florida

The soon-to-be-built 3711 NE 2nd in Miami is going to be an edifice that shouts out loud. It’ll call out to shoppers at the street level to invite them inside. Up on the third floor and rooftop, it’ll announce upcoming events and put on a light show for the benefit...

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Latino Art and Illustrations in Carolina

Latino Art and Illustrations in Carolina

Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. “There’s a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in...

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In Austin, Fundraising for Future Parks

In Austin, Fundraising for Future Parks

By Rita Catinella Orrell There’s something scary going on along the banks of Waller Creek in Austin, Texas, but that’s a good thing. Meet the Creek Monster, a limited-edition plush mascot, designed to help raise awareness (and funds) for Creek Show, a series of landscape-...

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In Richmond, Va., a Blues Triumvirate

In Richmond, Va., a Blues Triumvirate

After retiring from VCU 10 years ago, a gifted Chuck Scalin began teaching courses in collage and assemblage at Richmond’s Studio School of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Now he’s pulled together a group exhibition, selecting 10 students from the more...

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In Los Angeles, Luxury at the Carlyle

In Los Angeles, Luxury at the Carlyle

If you wanted to showcase a new luxury collection for interior design in Los Angeles, there’s probably no loftier spot than the 21st floor of the Carlyle Residences on Wilshire Boulevard. The views alone are worth the price of admission: “Facing northeast there are views of...

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In Georgia, Functional Art For the Bath

In Georgia, Functional Art For the Bath

As an art student at the University of Georgia, Russell Adams studied sculpture and jewelry-making. At the time, he probably didn’t anticipate the eventual arc of his career. But right out of school, he found himself selling bathtubs for a Sugar Hill, Ga. company called MTI....

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Dan Gottlieb: Rich, Seductive Exposures

Dan Gottlieb: Rich, Seductive Exposures

Dan Gottlieb‘s  newest series of images – actually a combination of photography, painting and cabinet-making – are rich, lush, pigment-loaded abstractions. He uses a digital camera to capture figures, landscapes and architecture, but that’s just the beginning....

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