PEM exhibit features ancient human footpaths and dinosaur tracks

“‘All pictures have an aesthetic quality, but that’s not enough,’ says photographer Mark Ruwedel.

Ruwedel is more interested in reading the landscape like an historical text, capturing the rhythmic stories of the land. His new Peabody Essex Museum show Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel is a collection of 41 images of dinosaur tracks and ancient human footpaths in the American West.”

…read more here.

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Learning life’s lessons through music

The Plummer Home for Boys in Salem is a non-profit group home for teenage boys between 12 and 18. Many of the boys have a history of abuse and neglect, while some struggle with managing their behaviors.

Two years ago, the boys began tapping the keys of a donated piano.

This year, they wrote, composed and recorded their own CD. And it’s good.

Check out a few tracks below and read the full story on North Short Art Throb.

Tears are Flying (Written by D.Dew and A.Z. Katz. Vocals: D. Dew, C. Lipton and A.Z. Katz; Keyboards: A.Z. Katz.)

Photograph Island (Written and arranged by E. Diaz and A.Z. Katz. Keyboards: E. Diaz; Drums: W. Monto; Bass: L. Fussell; Acoustic Guitar and Synthesizer)

Glasgow’s Vibe

I recently wrote a piece on my visit to Glasgow for North Shore Art Throb. Here’s a teaser:

“Everyone told me to visit Edinborough.

They explained how the city is nestled between the sea and mountains, speckled with some of the most picturesque cathedrals and monuments in Europe. They reminded me that it’s the capitol of Scotland and home to fantastic restaurants and accommodations.

So I headed to Glasgow.”

…read more here.