The Magic of Mountains on Film: Screening & Discussion

33788845_10157138723374460_8088635432369127424_nSaturday, June 16th at 2 PM at the Newark Museum

See the mountains through the moviemaker’s lens. For nearly 100 years, filmmakers have been captivated by high peaks and mountain slopes. Join film historian Max Alvarez and Curator of American Art Tricia Bloom for an interactive screening and discussion inspired by the Museum’s special exhibition The Rockies & The Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains. FREE for Members and Newark residents; $5 non-members.

This silver-screen adventure takes you from the High Sierras to the Wetterhorn, and from Charlie Chaplin to 21st-century award-winners like Grand Budapest Hotel and Murder on the Orient Express. Whether it’s romance, adventure, action or comedy, it’s mountains that have the starring role.

Highlights
• Max Alvarez is your guide through a wide range of mountain films, from the silent era to today, including shorts, features, documentaries and fiction films.
• Curator Tricia Laughlin Bloom will highlight the connections between filmmakers, landscape painters, and early photographers and writers who traveled into the mountains.
• Take part in conversations on how the movies shape our imagination of the mountains.
• The Rockies & The Alps exhibition open before and after the program for viewing.

 

How To Arrange Spring Florals Like A Dutch Painting

a-colorful-spring-floral-arrangement-inspired-by-dutch-paintings-floral-tutorial-on-coco-kelleyDo you remember the potluck dinner parties our parents’ and grandparents’ used to throw? Mom or Grandma would get a bundle of grocery store flowers (mums or carnations, anyone?!?) and plop them in a big pitcher or some random family heirloom vase. A giant stack of plates would get posted on the end of the banquet and that was that.

Well, we thought it’d be fun to take a little inspiration from classic Dutch paintings and make a non-traditional, traditional floral arrangement to go with our modern take on the family buffet. Everything old is new!

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5 Go-To Spring Decorating Tips

via Tamara Anka at CitrineLiving.com

open-kithen-shelves-blue-and-white-accessories-dishes-bowls-apothecary-jarsSTYLING TIP # 1: ADD YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

You may or may not know I am a die-hard fan of classic blue and white. I’ve grown my collection over the years from a few pieces sprinkled around here and there, to large groupings on counters, shelves, tables, you name it. You’ll find it incorporated everywhere throughout our home, from season to season. So naturally, color is a big one for me. Even though I’ve been using this as my main color for quite a while now, it plays a major role each season – especially how I’ll play other colors off it.

 

blue-and-white-chinoiserie-vase-white-light-blue-hydrangeasSTYLING TIP # 2: BRING IN FRESH AND FAUX FLOWERS

Many of you know I love faux flowers and use them all the time. I’m not always able to find affordable fresh blooms where I live, so I have built up quite the collection of gorgeous faux stems for my regular rotation. When I am able to find beautiful fresh blooms locally, or cut them from the garden, you can bet I have them. Nothing brings in the beauty of the warmer months like gorgeous fresh flowers!

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