Monthly Archives: June 2012

Eleanor Bennett: Rising Teen Photographer

By Megan Kelley… Dramatic and intimate, the photographic series by Eleanor Bennett featured in this month’s Dancing Noodle are as unapologetic and gritty as an urban landscape, as complex as a masquerade, and with as many angles as adulthood. Though only sixteen, the young British photographer has been shooting for four years with impressive strides in both her prolific shooting and in award-winning exhibitions and publications. Continue Reading

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Painting on Leather: Hokti

By Birgit Hein… Painting on leather has been a passion of mine for about fifteen years. The beginning works were actual hides with fur on them. They ranged from elk hides to fox hides. Originally the paintings were on the tanned side with a portion of the fur folded over the painted scene. This way, one could see the beauty of the fur as well as the art. Continue Reading

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Music at Mansker’s Station

By Laura Blankenship… In the 1780’s and 90’s, survival in the Cumberland area of North Carolina’s western territory (today’s Middle Tennessee) depended on fortified log “stations”, or civilian forts. Settlers would reside in these stations or retreat to them when hostile Native Americans came into the area. Although the pioneers enjoyed good relations with some tribes, others were determined to drive the settlers away and worked in alliance with the British, and later, the French and Spanish to do so. Continue Reading

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An Old Timey Town: Celina, Tennessee

Article and Photography by Charmaine Lanham… In September of 1986, husband Marty and I were getting acquainted with the beautiful Upper Cumberland area of Middle Tennessee. We were soon to buy a bit a of land and build our dream cabin above beautiful Dale Hollow Lake near Byrdstown and the Kentucky line. That Fall we started our exploration of the area at the dam at Celina. We stayed at the famous Horse Creek Marina, our gateway to the 65 mile long lake with water “clear as a bell”. Continue Reading

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New York City Mis-Adventures

By Lilly Hsu… An uneasy feeling came over me as we boarded the ferry to go to the Statue of Liberty. The vessel seemed a lot larger than I had remembered, and this was the first time in my experience that the ferry ride was free. Free in New York? In a panic, I told my two teenage boys that we needed to get off the ferry. My older son, Ben, rolled his eyes, indicating “This is not happening, and I don’t know this woman”. Never mind that the large vessel had already left the port. Continue Reading

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A Taste of Art in Murfreesboro

By Suzanne LeBeau… The Murfreesboro Art League recently hosted “A Taste of Art” in their gallery at the back of Cannonsburgh Historic Village. It was evident the moment you walked through the door that everything had been arranged with an artistic eye. From the hand painted signs at the entryway to the bouquets and food arrays, colorful displays were everywhere. Continue Reading

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Berlin and Paris

Mischa and I spend a few days together in Berlin, where the snow and extreme cold finally dissipate. For the first few nights I stay near Warschauer Straße, one of the focal points for art in the city, and visit a few studios and galleries; I am able to get a feel for the arts scene in Berlin, which also boasts some of the best installation and street art in the world. Continue Reading

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