Weir Farm – Yellow Squash

April showers bring May flowers…and vegetables. Movies have scenes that end up, as they say, on the cutting room floor and don’t get included in the final film. Likewise, there are photographs that I intended to include in my book Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), but had to be cut due to spaceContinue reading “Weir Farm – Yellow Squash”

Weir Farm – Library Bookcase

World Book Day was established in 1995 by the United Nations (U.N.) to promote reading and publishing. It also celebrates the importance of copyright as the legal protection of an author’s written work. It is celebrated on April 23. The date was initially proposed to recognize the death of Miguel de Cervantes, best known forContinue reading “Weir Farm – Library Bookcase”

The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

March is Women’s History Month, and 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. The movement to win voting rights for women (commonly known as the women’s suffrage movement) had its roots in Seneca Falls, New York, at a convention heldContinue reading “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote”

Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart

This fireplace is one of two in the living room of Julian Alden Weir’s house in Connecticut. Weir (1852-1919) is one of the founders of American Impressionist painting and his farmstead has been preserved as Connecticut’s first National Park site. You can read more about this fireplace on page 57 of my book Weir FarmContinue reading “Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart”

Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The first book about Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut’s first national park, will be the subject of a talk and pop-up exhibit by its author, Xiomaro, at Wilton Kiwanis on Wednesday, February 19, 2019.  Signed copies of the book will be available as well as a pop-up exhibit of some of the photographsContinue reading “Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis”

Street Photography: Looking Down

A while ago I was reading up on San Francisco in anticipation of a visit I was making to the city. I read about how it is one of the most populous US cities and other statistical facts. What caught my attention though was that the city was dealing with a chronic problem of humanContinue reading “Street Photography: Looking Down”

Street Photography: Still Looking Up

If you read yesterday’s post, then you’ll know about how I’ve been working at creating different kinds of photographs of familiar buildings by looking for architectural details above my head that may otherwise go unnoticed. You’ll also know about a particular building in Greenwich Village featuring an emblem of a seahorse above its doorway. ThatContinue reading “Street Photography: Still Looking Up”

Street Photography: Looking Up

I was near Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village. I lived in the Village during law school when the neighborhood’s artsy bona fides were still vibrant and less corporate than it is now. There is a building with its entrance right on the corner of West 4th Street and Grove Street. I’ve walked past manyContinue reading “Street Photography: Looking Up”

Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Author and fine art photographer Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk about his photo/history book Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing) on Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm, for the Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group at the Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue, Long Island.  The book features his fine art photography and is theContinue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group”

Street Photography: Radio City

This expression is a mystery. In my last two posts, I presented photographs of the comedy and tragedy masks adorning the grating above Radio City Music Hall’s stage entrance on 51st Street. Those masks are based on theatrical symbols from Greece. In Greek mythology, Thalia is the goddess of comedy and poetry. Melpomene is theContinue reading “Street Photography: Radio City”