Meet the real Maud Lewis in the new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | art + culture | Halifax, Nova Scotia – 71Bait

The black cats. The bright colors. The peaceful rural setting. It’s impossible to misidentify a work by Maud Lewis, as Sarah Moore Fillmore, Interim Director & CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, puts it, “You get exactly what you need from the image… very quickly and very emotionally.” .” But despite Lewis’s fame … Read more

Rockwell Kent’s dramatic exhibition of black and white prints at the Fleming Museum | art criticism | Seven days – 71Bait

click to enlarge Rockwell Kent’s sparse, iconic 1928 wood engraving “Flame,” now on display at the University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum of Art, can have the effect of imprinting itself on the viewer’s memory. A nude supine, one knee bent in the air and the other folded over a ledge in the lower … Read more

6 book recommendations for November 2022 | Books & Authors | Hudson Valley – 71Bait

click to enlarge Levon Helm: Rock’n’Roll & Ramble John W BarrySelf-published, 2022, $29.99 In many ways, ten years after his death, Levon Helm feels like he never left Woodstock. Of course, a large part of that is due to the timeless, world-renowned music he made here with The Band, Bob Dylan, his own bands, and … Read more

“Artists in the Archives” at the Henry Sheldon Museum Collages History | art criticism | Seven days – 71Bait

click to enlarge decency Untitled (China Hall) by Young Shin The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury touts its unique status as “the oldest community-based museum in the country.” Because of its New England location—and … Read more

Comics are navigating massive growth and supply chain disruptions – 71Bait

Massive increases in graphic novel sales despite supply chain disruptions, the growing popularity of mobile webcomics, and recent changes in comic shop distribution were among the trends explored at ICv2’s Insider Talks held on opening day of the New York Comic Con 2022 held at the Javits Center. ICV2 Insider Talks, most recently held at … Read more

Manga wins New York Comic Con 2022 – 71Bait

The dominating presence of manga- and anime-related exhibitors at this year’s New York Comic Con, held Oct. 6-9 at the Javits Center, was a big change from the pre-pandemic years. Upon entering New York Comic Con 2022, the overall impression was that manga, anime, and Japanese pop culture are now being overwhelmingly embraced by American … Read more

Ancient cultures and contemporary expression in two exhibitions at the Hood Museum | art criticism | Seven days – 71Bait

click to enlarge Courtesy Hood Museum “Magnificent View of Samneung” by Park Dae Sung Viewing art can transport; Images can take you to another place or time, or show you other ways of seeing and communicating—perhaps beyond … Read more