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2007 Stories by Marya Summers

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  • Phillip Estlund: Modern Nature

    published December 27, 2007

    It's an ugly world out there, full of invasion, erosion, corrosion, distress, and decay. But "Phillip Estlund: Modern Nature" creates... More >>

  • Extraordinary Leaded Glass

    published December 20, 2007

    Art is not only illuminating; sometimes, it's illuminated. This is certainly true of "Extraordinary Leaded Glass," an exhibit of... More >>

  • From Here to Eternity

    published December 13, 2007

    The Mai-Kai calls itself "Polynesian," but my friend Ike has a different take on the 51-year-old club. "It's a piece of Americana, the... More >>

  • The Body Eclectic

    published December 6, 2007

    "It's 2007, goddamn it! Punk rockers eat raw, organic, free trade chips made of dehydrated vegetables!" Chris Cartrett, former... More >>

  • Wonderful World of Oz

    published November 29, 2007

    An exhibit of memorabilia and merchandise inspired by the Frank Baum classic "Wonderful World of Oz" aims at creating a miniature... More >>

  • Dream Girls

    published November 29, 2007

    Most girls dream of being beauty queens, but me? I've always wanted to be a drag queen. Probably because my attempts at glamour always feel... More >>

  • Locals #2

    published November 22, 2007

    While Whitman could sing the body electric, Vincent Lardieri composes its score. What the poet did in free verse, the painter accomplishes in... More >>

  • Home Turf

    published November 15, 2007

    Mulry Fine Art offers brain teasers for art lovers. Half the fun of its exhibits is figuring out how the works relate to the show titles. A... More >>

  • Not Down, Just Underground

    published November 15, 2007

    Proving the adage about a good man, Ray Carbone couldn't be kept down. His West Palm Beach music venue, Ray's Downtown, inhabited the... More >>

  • "Looking at Art: A Primer"

    published November 8, 2007

    Are you one of those who needs to ride the short bus to art school? "Looking at Art: A Primer" offers a crash course in art's elements... More >>

  • Medieval and Renaissance Treasures From the V&A

    published November 1, 2007

    You can check out the original Da Vinci code, the mirror writing of the artist's personal notebook, Codex Forster I, in "Medieval and... More >>

  • Where the Money Goes

    published November 1, 2007

    It's not like my friend Kyle and I aren't open to new things. In fact, on the way to the grand opening of Pazzo's Cucina Italiana and... More >>

  • The Other Half: Women Artists in the Collection

    published October 25, 2007

    "The Other Half: Women Artists in the Collection" seeks to help balance the gender inequity, one supposes. Acknowledging that women's... More >>

  • Downtown Remixed

    published October 25, 2007

    Some occasions just require a trip to Goodwill for the perfect ensemble. The Friday-night dance party Heater at Crazy 8's is one... More >>

  • National Collage Society

    published October 18, 2007

    To be beautiful and meaningful, some things just need to be pieced together well. The Cornell Museum shows many ways to do it. On the first... More >>

  • Press Nose to Glass

    published October 18, 2007

    Some are born great, others achieve greatness, still others have it thrust upon them — and then there's the rest of us; we're supposed to... More >>

  • Annual Faculty Exhibition

    published October 11, 2007

    'Tis the season to be hot for teacher (easy when there's a kiln involved) and for the faculty to debunk that nasty adage about those who teach.... More >>

  • Seaside Pick-Me-Up

    published October 11, 2007

    For some, Sunday is a day of rest, prayer, and reflection; for others, it's the best night of the week to pick up, thanks to JB's on the... More >>

  • 2007 Biennial FAU Art Faculty Exhibit

    published October 4, 2007

    An FAU parking cop told me he'd save me the trip to "2007 Biennial Art Faculty Exhibit" with his own review: "It's a good reason... More >>

  • Fessin' Up

    published October 4, 2007

    I have a confession. I've never followed Dashboard Confessional. Mea culpa. I recently attended the first gig in the national... More >>

  • Where It's Always Ladies Night

    published September 20, 2007

    There's been a Sapphic convergence in Palm Beach County. Two new, hip spots there now cater to ladies who love ladies. On a Thursday night, I... More >>

  • Perceptual Alchemy

    published September 13, 2007

    Artist Sharon Huff believes that everything happens for a reason and that we can see "beauty and perfection" even in the most tragic... More >>

  • Ghost Busted

    published September 13, 2007

    Shea's Corner Pub is imbued with spirits, some say, and not just the drinkable kind. Yet Shea's, which is in a soulless Boynton Beach... More >>

  • Architecture in Colombia: A Sense of Place

    published September 6, 2007

    Take 59 pages from a book on modern Colombian architecture and reproduce them as posters and you've got "Architecture in Colombia: A Sense... More >>

  • Geek Porn

    published September 6, 2007

    The opening of the "Sex and Science" show at Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery, the girly section of Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, brought out... More >>

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