Well Versed Blog

Posted: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:43 | Posted by: Sharon Anstey | Well Versed
Adam Strauss in "The Mushroom Cure"

Making choices can be immobilizing. If recently you’ve bought a laptop or printer, you may have a sense of how hard it is to make a decision. Do you really need a laptop? Perhaps a tablet might do? Do you stick with an inkjet or re-evaluate a laser? Will a multi-function hold up? Too many choices and variables can be overwhelming.

Posted: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:20 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Joan Roth. Abeba Abebe, Ethiopia, 1984. Courtesy

In an event that involved consciousness-raising, fund-raising and fine photography, the Ambassadors Council of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee raised $40,000 in an exhibition and auction of photographs taken in Jewish communities around the world.

Posted: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:14 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Vagrich Bakhchanyan. Diary –7/28/95 to 7/27/96. Courtesy Irene Bakhchanyan

The afternoon I visited the National Arts Club to see several galleries of Russian-American art, one of the galleries was set for an evening reception to honor local firemen who lost their lives.

Posted: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 10:47 | Posted by: Martha Mendelsohn | Well Versed
Courtesy Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster

A birthday card made in the Third Reich’s most notorious concentration camp? Seems impossible, doesn’t it?

Posted: Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:36 | Posted by: Caroline Lagnado | Well Versed
Guy Yannai. Light Bulb, 2015, Oil on linen. Courtesy Ameringer McEnery Yohe

Last Wednesday morning, seven well-heeled, middle-aged ladies ambled around Chelsea, making stops at art galleries. The group, which was organized by the American fundraising arm of Bezalel, sought to view pieces by graduates of the prestigious Jerusalem art school. Some of the women were collectors, others simply interested.

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