Paradise found: The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Shangri La flower show

Hawai’i is relentlessly referred to as a paradise—but what does that word really mean? “Paradise” is actually an old compound, coming to English from the Latin paradisus, from the Greek παράδεισος (parádeisos), derived from early Persian (Old Iranian and Avestan) words for “surrounding” and “wall,” or a walled enclosure, which came to mean a cultivated area, a garden. When museum director Stephan Jost suggested to Garden Club of Honolulu members Read more [...]

Andy Graydon’s ‘Garden Paths’: Performers could ‘see’ with words

In March, I helped organize visiting artist Andy Graydon’s public performance Garden Paths, which was a companion piece to  his sound installation Fig. 1 (these things we know), now in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery through May 31. For the performance, Andy positioned five women in each of the museum’s courtyards where they recited text describing an object in the museum’s collection. One of the performers was Lurana O’Malley, a professor with the University of Hawai‘i’s Department Read more [...]

The Craftsman Brand® Springs Into Season With Expanded Lawn And Garden Product Assortment Available At Sears

Latest Innovations Offer Reinforced Steel Deck Mowers and Powerful 40 Volt Cordless Tools Mar 9, 2015 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Craftsman® brand is introducing an innovative lineup of new lawn and garden equipment designed to help homeowners tackle a variety of lawn maintenance tasks – from lawn mowing to hedge trimming.  "From heavy-duty steel frames to outstanding cutting performance, we provide our customers with product solutions to help them achieve the Read more [...]

Inside Matisse’s Garden

Interior spread from Matisse’s Garden. © The Museum of Modern Art. Illustration by Cristina Amodeo. © Cristina Amodeo “One day the artist Henri Matisse cut a small bird from a piece of white paper. It was a simple shape but he liked the way it looked and didn’t want to throw it out. So he pinned it on the wall of his apartment to cover up a stain.” Cover of Matisse’s Garden, published by The Museum of Modern Art Thus begins Matisse’s Garden, the story of an endlessly Read more [...]