I am very pleased to announce the publication of Newsletter N.2, Fall Edition 2015. Since arriving in Paris, I have been continually inspired by the city’s beauty, elegance, and charm. Long strolls along the Seine, through medieval cobblestone streets, and down the stately Champs-Élysées, have left me breathless. The Paris Reflections blog series serves as an autobiographical and photographic journey through the City of Light. Currently available editions: N.1: Palais-Royal, Comédie-Française, and the Pyramide du Louvre, N.2: Domaine de Chantilly and exhibition at Musée Condé, “Le Siècle de François 1er,” N.3: Sainte-Chapelle, Palais de la Cité, and N.4: Musée de Cluny.
The purpose of the Paris Reflections blog series is to inform you of current activities, events, and exhibitions in the art world. It is my hope that they will be the impetus to initiate provocative discussions, encourage thoughtful expression, stimulate creativity, and provide invaluable learning experiences for the globalized community. Art should be the embodiment of many things, and it is necessarily subjective. Each individual has a unique perspective of the world which affects their particular viewing experience. Emphasizing the socio-cultural, historical, and political significance of various artistic traditions will help to promote a deeper understanding of art, photography, architecture, design, and fashion.
Future Newsletters will be accompanied by relevant links to photographic essays, brief informational texts, and critiques. This is essential, since active participation in extensive research and art analyses are both necessary components for effective curatorial procedure. Interviews with art world professionals including museum directors, curators, gallery owners, and independent artists will be conducted, when possible. In addition, customized gifts, calendars, and other products will be available in the near future.
Lastly, I am pleased to announce that the 2015 publication of my PARIS photo book is now available for purchase. It is a visually compelling collection of powerful photographic essays, and provides a romantic journey through the streets of Paris. The book is delightfully composed of beautiful, vibrant images of people, pastries, monuments, and daily life. Find it on the following sites: Blurb hardback and e-book editions, Amazon, and in the Apple iBookstore.
Jewel Kismet Designs continues to flourish, thanks to increased visibility through various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Thoroughly embracing these innovative approaches allows art to be discovered from a fresh, modern perspective. It is my hope that active engagement with an international audience not only increases visual arts access to the general public, but also enriches the lives of the globalized community.
Thank you for your support.