This essay appeared in the catalog that accompanied the artist John Whalley's show at Boston's renowned Vose Galleries; established in 1841, Vose is the oldest family-owned gallery in America.

A profile of the author Richard Ford upon the release of his novel, Lay of the Land.

A few weeks before sculptor John Bisbee's exhibition "Bright Common Spikes" opened at the Portland Museum of Art, I spent the morning with the artist at his studio in Brunswick, Maine.

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