April 3, 2015 |
JESSE KRIMES, an artist from Lancaster County, was sentenced in 2009 to five years in federal prison for possession of powdered cocaine with intent to distribute. His new neighbors were the Aryan Brotherhood, the Mexican Mafia and other prison gangs. "I thought to myself, 'Where the hell am I?' " said Krimes, 32, a free man since last year, sitting in his Spring Garden studio in Olivet Covenant Church's former Sunday school. "I asked myself, 'How am I going to survive?' " He survived for a year at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C., by drawing portraits of gang members, who sent them home to their loved ones.
November 1, 2014 |
Art and Craft opens with shots of an impossibly slim, small, unassuming man in his late 50s, completely bald except for a tiny ring of hair at the very back, shopping in a crafts supply store. So that's Mark A. Landis, the devilishly brilliant artist and confidence trickster who unloaded hundreds of forgeries on art museums across the country? What's he doing there? Codirected by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker, Art and Craft is a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating documentary about Landis' amazing feats as a forger and con man. For more than 20 years, until he was unmasked in 2008, Landis forged hundreds of pieces of art - from ancient illuminated manuscript pages to watercolors, drawings, and paintings by Louis Valtat, Paul Signac, Marie Laurencin, Stanislas Lépine, and Daumier.
November 1, 2014 |
"ART AND CRAFT" is a documentary about art forger Mark Landis, an eccentric Southerner whose hobby is in making replicas of valuable art. His other hobby? Posing as a big-shot donor and fobbing his fake paintings off on museums (for free) as the real thing. He calls this "mischief. " Museum curators call it fraud. Either way, law enforcement isn't interested, because there's no money involved. Landis doesn't ask for payment. For him, the reward is simply fooling the curators - the satisfaction of a con job well done.
September 17, 2013 |
Zaire is an intelligent and inquisitive 7-year-old who delights in making people laugh. He loves learning new things and figuring things out. Happy and affectionate, Zaire likes to give big hugs. Some of his favorite pastimes are watching cartoons, reading, and anything having to do with fire trucks. He also enjoys building objects with Legos and solving puzzles. Zaire likes being independent and showing adults that he can do things on his own. Zaire is passionate about art and crafts and is very creative, so he was thrilled to have an opportunity recently to visit an art center.
July 13, 2013
Antiques/Art/Crafts Christmas in July Doll Show & Sale Dealers from across the country offer antique, modern, and collectible dolls, doll furniture, bears, accessories, and more. West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, 40 2. Upper Ferry Rd., Trenton. $5.50. 7/14. 11 am-3:30 pm. Family Fun Day Kid-friendly activities, entertainment & crafts vendors. Cape May Lighthouse and Cape May Point State Park, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point; 609-884-2159. 7/17. Flea Market Blowout Sale Middletown Seniors will be having a Flea Market Blowout Sale.
May 10, 2013
FAMILY Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Today begins the 75th anniversary of America's biggest collegiate rowing meet. The two-day affair will dot the Schuylkill with some of the country's best rowers. Free shuttle buses run every 20 minutes from the Art Museum to the race's main attractions, including the Grand Stand. (Note: Kelly Drive is closed until 8 p.m. tomorrow between Strawberry Mansion and Fountain Green drives.) Grand Stand, 2200 Kelly Dr. (2 miles north of Boathouse Row)