Creating Art Keeps the Blues Away
Creating art every day keeps the blues away (c) Jenny Lens, MFA

Creating Art Keeps the Blues Away

Today is #MentalHealthDay (October 11). Lady Gaga talking about suffering from a mental illness: PTSD.   How many of us deal with PTSD? I make art, classes, learn, read. ONLY…

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Beyond the Shadows Images of Holocaust without People
A gas chamber at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.CreditJudy Glickman Lauder/Courtesy of Aperture

Beyond the Shadows Images of Holocaust without People

Why words and photos matter. Interesting timing, on the eve of Hanukkah, first battle over religious freedom. Judy Glickman Lauder's revealing images in “Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish…

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life
€‹Joe and Julia singing€‹, 1953. Credit The Estate of Roy DeCarava / Courtesy of David Zwirner

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Illuminating Black Joy, Black Love and Resistance in Harlem. Photographer Roy DeCarava and poet Langston Hughes collaborated in this historically moving book about daily life in Harlem in the early 1950s. IF…

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Early “Black is Beautiful” Photos by Kwame Brathwaite
Untitled (Kwame Brathwaite self-portrait at AJASS Studios), 1964.Credit  Kwame Brathwaite / Courtesy of Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles

Early “Black is Beautiful” Photos by Kwame Brathwaite

Powerful, beautiful, mesmerizing historical photos. I loved the fashions, earrings and headdress, hair, the poses. The images are beautifully composed by a very talented photographer, Kwame Brathwaite. Most of all,…

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Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
Gordon Parks, Drug store “cowboys.” Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada. September 1945, gelatin silver print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (The Gordon Parks Collection). Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art reveals the birth of a major and influential artist, photographer and film director (Shaft, a revolutionary…

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Dreaming and Creativity: Anais Nin and My Punk Pioneers Home Page
Anais Nin's letter to Jenny Lens, Jan 1974, about Collaboration! But she was ill and I found punk.

Dreaming and Creativity: Anais Nin and My Punk Pioneers Home Page

I literally dreamt revising my Punk Pioneers home page. The page appeared to me. Existing images were re-arranged, with more on top, balanced better with the text. I was aware…

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Musings March 26, 2020.

Are you seeing ads, posts, emails or webinars THIS is the time to make money online! You can teach, do affiliate, sell online, whatever, but you can make money! Six…

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