Have you ever heard of Irish painter Mary Swanzy?

While visiting Cork, Ireland, an Irish friend introduced me to the Crawford Art Gallery. They were having an exhibit of the work of Mary Swanzy, an Irish painter (1882-1978) of the 20th Century. According to Wikipedia, Swanzy was noted for painting in many styles, including cubism, and was one of Ireland's first abstract painters. Even … Continue reading Have you ever heard of Irish painter Mary Swanzy?

Spanish Civil War 80th Anniversary Memorial Museum

These thoughts were posted in the museum in remembrance ofthe 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War I went to Alicante, Spain, recently to a new museum commemorating the 80th anniversary of the fall of this port city to Franco and the Nationalist forces. One of the main events depicted at the … Continue reading Spanish Civil War 80th Anniversary Memorial Museum

Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are

“Behind every appearance of diversity there is an interdependent unity of all things.” —George de Benneville. Are you interested in genealogy? If so, dear reader, I have an amazing story to tell you that might seem unbelievable. But it’s true and it affirms the adage that we are all connected. Once there were two sisters, … Continue reading Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are