Monday, September 17, 2012

Received this enticing note today from Shannon Troxler: Our house was aglow with these balls encrusted with wax and lit…


q&a with mark dunstan

Friday, September 14, 2012

I caught up with Mark Dunstan last week when he was installing his paintings for the “Jackson Rising” exhibit at…


nina palomba on jackson rising

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I asked Art Institute of Chicago student (and Jackson native) Nina Palomba to share her impressions of the “Jackson Rising”…


i am mermaid, hear me roar

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

“Call me Seahorse,” she said. Her voice, musical yet with a sexy metallic rasp, entranced me as I stood next…



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dear readers, Pardon the lull in posts. I was in San Francisco, where I saw the Man Ray/Lee Miller exhibition…


todd kosharek on travis walker

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another guest post! This time from painter Todd Kosharek writing about new work by Travis Walker, on display at Cowboy…


alissa davies on paul villinski

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September is bursting with guest posts on Culture Front! Enjoy this gorgeous reflection by artist Alissa Davies on the new…

Camille Davis, "Girl in White Blouse"

jackson rising

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Damn, I wish I was going to be in town for the opening reception of Jackson Rising, the Art Association’s…

Judy Pfaff, "Lemongrass:

podcast on beauty and content

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Go here to listen to podcasts from two of our Culture Front Live events, including the August 30 discussion on…


the tension between beauty and content

Friday, August 31, 2012

How do we challenge the boundaries of beauty and also make something that has strong content?