Joan Hausrath, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Sticks and Stones B9, 2016, Monoprint
"Naiad'' (pencils), by Jennifer Maestre, in the show "Wood as Muse,'' at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass., through Sept. 3.
"Plymouth, Massachusetts, Potion 2014'' (photo), by DIANA BARKER PRICE, in her show "Untamed Forest,'' at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury.
The gallery says that she "creates images that occur between the transitions of day and night, calm and storm, reality and fantasy, fleeting moments of magical light that become forever real once they are photographed.''
The picture above evokes how Plymouth looked to me in the very early morning of a certain summer day in 1968.
-- Robert Whitcomb
Meanwhile, from 1934:
Times have changed And we've often rewound the clock Since the Puritans got a shock When they landed on Plymouth Rock. If today Any shock they should try to stem 'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock would land on them.
-- From the opening of the song "Anything Goes,'' by Cole Porter
Painting and collage by SALLY MELLO, at the Art Complex Museum, in Duxbury, Mass. It's her grandmother's chair.
We too have some old furniture, s0me of which we'd like t0 unload on our adult children, but they have shown little interest in it. Will much of it end up in the dump, or as firewood? Such are the sorts of questions associated with old age.
“'During the screenings outside of RI, in New York for instance, there were more gasps and audible reactions where people who didn’t know Buddy’s story were, I think, shocked by some of what happens, like the police chief [Robert E. Ricci] committing suicide [in 1978] and the assault details,' she notes. “'Outside of RI, lots of people ask during the Q&A why he was able to run for mayor again as a convicted felon. They’re very curious about that.”'
Then there are the sweetheart pension deals and running City Hall as a criminal operation. But, hey!, nobody's perfect! The heavy price of statesmanship!
As H.L. Mencken's line goes: