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Report from the Front

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Arthur Yanoff, Windward Mark, 2013-15. Acrylic and collage on canvas, 43 x 79 1/4 inches.
The Thimble Islands are an archipelago of more than 100 pieces of land in Long Island Sound, off northeastern Connecticut. Some are big enough for people to live on, but many more are just tiny granite outcroppings. Arthur Yanoff visited them a year or so ago, and created a sequence of abstract paintings about them. This is now the subject of a charming little exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. Read More 
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Inspiration at Arrowhead

Abstract paintings by Arthur Yanoff and representational photographs by Kay Canavino explore the relationship between the Berkshires landscape and author Herman Melville, who completed Moby Dick, his most famous novel, at Arrowhead, his farmhouse near Pittsfield, MA (now a National Historic Landmark and museum). About 30 paintings and photographs, under the title "Reflections on Melville,"  Read More 
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On two steamy days last week, I visited five galleries, all with reasons to recommend them. First was “Images of Dance: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Evidence Dance Company” at Peg Alston Fine Arts (through July 15). Founded in 1985 by Ronald K. Brown,  Read More 
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