07/07/17 12:00pm
PETER WALDNER PHOTO

PETER WALDNER PHOTO

Rockwell the dog (or a reasonable facsimile) was getting dangerously close to an explosive holiday this week at Wades Beach.

The nosy beast, according to Reporter cartoonist and artist Peter Waldner, who should know, will be surfacing in other surprising locations around the Island.

Watch this space in upcoming issues as we track Rockwell’s progress, all leading to the annual ArtSI studio tour scheduled for August 19 and 20.

For more information, visit artsi.info.

04/30/17 3:00pm
YANG BAO PHOTO | Violinist Kenneth Renshaw

YANG BAO PHOTO | Violinist Kenneth Renshaw

Perlman Music Program presents alumnus violinist Kenneth Renshaw in concert at the Clark Arts Center on Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Renshaw will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Kreisler with pianist John Root. (more…)

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09/02/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bob Markell in his attic studio with a self-portrait, painted, he said, when he was angry with himself.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Bob Markell in his attic studio with a self-portrait, painted, he said, when he was angry with himself.

When Bob Markell was 8 years old he got the measles, and was treated by a doctor who praised his young patient’s artistic ability. “He was just being nice, but I believed him,” Bob said.

From then on, he was determined to be a painter, but his father objected, “You are going to live in an attic, you are going to starve, and I’m not going to pay for it,” he was told.

More than eight decades later, Bob’s father’s predictions have come true except for the starving part. First came 50 years as a designer, producer and executive in television, five Emmys, and distinguished work such as art director for the film “12 Angry Men” in 1957, and the first televised production of “The Nutcracker.” Since the early 1990s, Bob has focused on fine art, and in August welcomed visitors to his well-lit attic studio filled with sketches and paintings during the ArtSI studio tour. (more…)