• Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life
    By Vanessa Gera | The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland—American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn’t have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of […]
  • Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean’s plastic trash
    By Janet McConnaughey | The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS—Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans’s aquarium and zoo, all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore. There’s a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys and a jellyfish made mostly of cut-up water bottles. The artwork, […]
  • Silly old bear: Exhibition explores world of Winnie-the-Pooh
    By Kate Brumback | The Associated Press ATLANTA—A new exhibition in Atlanta celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh, wandering through his magical world and giving visitors a peek behind the scenes at the people, relationships and inspirations behind the “silly old bear” and his friends. Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic opened last Sunday at the High Museum of Art. It […]
  • 22 world records set at Christie’s Rockefeller auction
    By Verena Dobnik | Associated Press NEW YORK—Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie’s auction, including the $832-million total for the priciest private collection of artworks and other treasures, owned by Peggy and David Rockefeller. The late couple’s family is donating all proceeds from this week’s sale to charity. The final tally that […]
  • Modesto finds his ‘Bliss’
    THE dictionary defines “bliss” as joy, contentment and is generally associated with peace of mind and happiness. The latest one-man show of the artist Fernando Modesto features a collection of paintings that seem to be overflowing with euphoria, delight and rapture. The effervescent feeling is on full display in his paintings Stravinsky’s Angels with a group […]

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