I have to admit. I was a little skeptical that this town could create and then support an art house cooperative.
But it’s happening. And it’s been a success so far.
Please, I.D.E.A. Store!
Yesterday evening a friend toasted "upcycling." She was referring to the artists and craftsters, among them her cousin, who "reuse" materials, some of it trash or recyclables, to create art.
I like the term upcyling better than reusing and repurposing.
I had expected more Catholic icons at the St. Mary’s rummage sale last week in the school gym.
Viewers of “High Ground” might expect a documentary on mountaineering. But it’s just as much about the problems the wounded veterans who climb Mount Lobuche in the Himalayas experience as a result of serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan war.
“The war is fought when you come home,” said one veteran in the documentary, which was shown on Tuesday night at the Art Theater.
Just a few days ago most people were yawning about President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
I’m not vegan or vegetarian. But I like trying out vegan recipes from time to time. Over the holidays I finally made a vegan Mexican Pudding that was posted online a year or two, maybe three, ago by Mark Bittman, perhaps my fave food writer.
This Mexican pudding is easy to make. I made it twice, for a potluck and a New Year’s Eve party. It received rave reviews each time.
When I heard that much of the newest adaptation of “Anna Karenina” was set inside in an old theater, I was like, uh-oh.
But filmmaker Joe Wright and his crew pull it off, giving us a beautifully and elegantly choreographed film.
It was an emotional return for the Pacifica Quartet on Thursday evening at Krannert Center.
His voice breaking, violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson told the audience in Foellinger Great Hall that the Pacifica, now at Indiana University, had failed to say good-bye, after having spent nine years on faculty at the University of Illinois School of Music.
More and more, artists are making work that addresses the recent foreclosure crisis. One of the best pieces out there is “House / Divided,” presented last week at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts by the Builders Association.