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Montclair Women’s Club Kicks Off Zoom Series With Art Program

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The following news release comes courtesy of the Montclair Women’s Club. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site.

Montclair artist Carol J. Cohn will lead a dynamic, collaborative art program on Oct. 29 as the inaugural offering of a new 2020-21 virtual season for the Montclair Women’s Club, which is welcoming its community back for the first time since February.

The club is reaching out to its community with “Among Friends,” a new monthly series of Zoom-based programs that will spotlight members who will share their personal passions, interests, and experiences.

In the first of the series, Cohn will present a virtual, participatory session in which audience members will be able to reflect upon and share experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic — an opportunity to capture its personal impact while invoking the power of art to heal individual and collective trauma. The

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From the beauty of IPL folk art to the hearty flavours of Burmese Khow Suey

The Indian Premier League is a feast for cricket aficionados and this year, despite the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions, the excitement has not waned.

IPL Art

Virat Kohli in Togalu Gombe Aata

Adding to the anticipation and excitement of the sport, a creative studio called LastBench has launched a list of wacky ideas to create surreal posters of their favourite cricket players.

They began by imagining cricketers as mythical characters and later matched traditional arts from different states of India with respective cricket players and teams to create IPL folk art.

Don’t miss our interview with Sriram Sabhapathy, Co-Founder, LastBench, on the scope of their digital folk art and their passion for cricket and creativity.

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Mental health issues have been on a rise amid the pandemic

Amidst the proliferation of digital technology and hectic pace of work, life has become increasingly mechanical and monotonous. Numerous lifestyle diseases and mental health problems

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In Some Fancy London Houses, a New Model for the Art World

LONDON — Mayfair and St. James’s, the districts where most of London’s high-end art trading businesses are concentrated, have been eerily quiet. This week’s canceled Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs have turned into “might click” rather than “must attend” events. Global gallery sales are estimated to be down an average of 36 percent.

The coronavirus pandemic is putting pressure on the international art trade to come up with new business models. And Cromwell Place, billed as a “membership organization offering a first-of-its-kind exhibition and working space for art professionals,” is one of them.

Owned by a private consortium and set to open to the public on Saturday in the South Kensington district, Cromwell Place occupies a stylishly renovated terrace of five 19th-century townhouses. So far, about 10 institutional and 40 commercial members have signed up for “pay-for-what-you-need” facilities that include offices, viewing rooms, exhibition spaces, technician hire, art storage

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HTSI editor’s letter: fashion, art and undercrackers

It seems a bit daft that, in 2020, the presence of a female designer at a major label should still be seen as something exceptional. But a look at the current fashion landscape finds comparatively few female creatives at the top. Even Mrs Prada – for so long a torchbearer for the feminists in fashion – has nominated a male designer, Raf Simons, to work alongside her at the brand. 

How To Spend It editor, Jo Ellison
How To Spend It editor, Jo Ellison © Marili Andre

When Maria Grazia Chiuri was appointed creative director of Dior womenswear in 2016, she became the first woman to lead the house in its near 70 years. Immediately, she stamped her agenda onto the fabric of her vision – her first look for the house featured a T-shirt that read “We should all be feminists”. But it is for another point of view that we have featured her this week.

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Arts Council for Wyoming County hosting online shopping extravaganza in place of art show

The county is unable to host the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale for the first time in 45 years because of COVID-19.

WYOMING COUNTY, N.Y. — For the first time in 45 years, a Wyoming County art show won’t be able to take place because of COVID-19 concerns. 

In place of the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale, the county is hosting an online shopping extravaganza during Columbus Day Weekend. The event, taking place October 10-12, will have over 90 online shops to browse. The goal for the virtual shopping spree is to bring the arts show into people’s homes. 

“It was important to offer an opportunity for both the artisans to leverage some income on the special weekend and the public to lend their financial support by participating in this alternative annual fall, fun shopping event,” said Executive Director Jacqueline Swaby. “it was important to offer

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art imitates nature to reveal the delicate beauty of moths



a close up of a rock next to a tree: Photograph: Alamy


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Photograph: Alamy

It is intriguing that moths are one of the few animal groups to trigger a recognised psychological anxiety, “mottephobia”. It is surely a reflection of our deep-seated diurnal biases that we visit all manner of affections upon butterflies but withhold them from their nocturnal relatives. Working on the assumption, cited by Dostoevsky in Demons, that “one cannot love what one does not know”, the artist Sarah Gillespie has mounted a campaign at Helston’s Kestle Barton art centre to change our minds. Her print exhibition, Moth, running until 31 October, is a glorious revelation of the insects’ special brand of beauty.

Moths are subtle, the colours delicate, their patterns and chromatic combinations a blend of revealing form and protective function. Often a moth’s appearance is as much disguise as it is a declaration of identity.

Gillespie captures all this complex aesthetic information, but her

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