A Scholarly Skater

art, history, and culture on ice

My Experience Seeing a Live Painting Demonstration

Last Sunday afternoon (January 29th), I had the opportunity to see a live painting demonstration. This was exciting because I had never before watched a painting be made right in front of me. I met Gerard Amsellem, one of the two artists... Continue Reading →

Kip’s Castle – My Visit to a New Jersey Mansion

I recently took some time to visit a local landmark - Kip’s Castle in Verona, New Jersey. The former home of textile industrialist Frederic Ellsworth Kip and his family, Kip's Castle is a sprawling stone mansion at the very top of a hill. It... Continue Reading →

The updated Daily Art app is here!

I'm excited to report that the new and improved Daily Art app was released today! Because I'm a Daily Art contributor, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek as a beta tester earlier this month, so I already know that... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year! A few updates.

   Hi everybody! Happy New Year! I hope everybody had a nice holiday season. While I'm a little sad that the holidays are over, I'm also looking forward to getting back to all the exciting stuff I have planned for 2017. While I'm... Continue Reading →

Santa Claus Imagery Through the Ages – now on HeadStuff

Last month, I told HeadStuff that I wanted to write an article about the origins of Santa Claus and the evolution of his appearance. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The history of Santa Claus is... Continue Reading →

“Ladies’ Night” (The Dinner Party) – Now readable on Artips

Remember a little while ago I talked about how I was going to be writing for awesome French website Artips? Well, I'm excited to report that my piece "Ladies' Night" about Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party was just released today... Continue Reading →

Christmas, Winter, and Holiday Paintings – A Scholarly Skater’s Picks, part one

Sometimes, the problem with writing about art is that I can't feature every single work that I like. I usually have to narrow things down and eliminate images that I really love because they don't fit my topic or work with my concept for the... Continue Reading →

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare (an eyewitness account)

As some of you may know, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. has taken several of its 82 copies of the First Folio on tour this year, bringing one to each of the fifty U.S. states and Puerto Rico to honor the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's... Continue Reading →

Halloween Creatures in Five Centuries of Art – just published on HeadStuff

It wouldn't be Halloween if I didn't write at least once about creepy creatures in art. (Did you really think I wasn't going to do it this year?) Well, HeadStuff just posted my article "Halloween Creatures in Five Centuries of... Continue Reading →

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