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Tag: Ann McCallum

Burr & McCallum, Architects

A few years ago I went to a lecture of which the most compelling theme was the link between 20th century architectural practice and toy design. I can’t remember the specific architects who were mentioned back then, but I can think of two practitioners from the Northeast who, I believe, at least partially fit into that thesis—Ann McCallum and Andrus Burr of Burr & McCallum in Williamstown, Massachusetts:

The toy is sometimes the object and the by-product of obsession, invention, tinkering, and learning. In the right person’s hands, the toy can express elevated aesthetic thought and highly selective insight, instances where rigorous work and play are so closely linked that they can become indistinguishable from each other. Another way to say it is that

Virtuosos make what they do look easy. 

Richard Harrington

About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is a sculptor, printmaker, and installation artist residing in the Northern Berkshires.

Still Life with Baer, at the Baer's Den, Adams, MA. Opening Saturday, June 2, 4-7 pm. Art

Still Life with Baer, open June 2, at Baer’s Den Bakery & Deli, 7 East Hoosac St., Adams, Massachusetts

STILL LIFE with BAER

Featured artists:

Joanna Gabler, Richard Harrington, Henry Klein,

David Lane, Bruce MacDonald, Barbara May, Emily May,

Ann McCallum, Michael Miller, Julia Morgan Leamon,

Viola Moriarty, Anna Moriarty Lev, Katherine Pavlis Porter,

Dan Rose, Martha Rose, Sam Wickstrom

Catered reception open to the public with refreshments

BAER’S DEN BAKERY & DELI

7 East Hoosac St. Adams, MA

Saturday, June 2nd, 4:00 to 7:00

For more information contact BAER’S DEN BAKERY & DELI:

Tel: (413) 776.7310

email : baersdenbakery@aol.com

About Michael Miller

Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts and The Berkshire Review, an International Journal for the Arts, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bostonia, Master Drawings, Drawing, Threshold, and North American Opera Journal, as well as numerous articles for scholarly and popular periodicals. He has taught courses in classics, the English language, and art history at Oberlin, Rutgers, New York University, the New School, and Williams. Currently, when he is not at work on The Berkshire Review and New York Arts, he writes fiction, pursues photography, and publishes scholarly work. In 2011 he contributed an introductory essay to Leonard Freed: The Italians / exh. cat. Io Amo L’Italia, exhibition at Le Stelline, Milan, Il Museo di Roma a Trastevere, etc. and wrote the revised the section on American opera houses in The Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is currently at work on a libretto for a new opera by Lewis Spratlan, Midi, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea set in the French West Indies, ca. 1930.

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