Letters to the Editor: May
Readers reflect on stories in print and online.
This is a long overdue thank you for your great coverage of the Rhode Island art scene in this month’s magazine. I wanted to express to you my delight and gratitude for the wonderful column and coverage that you so kindly gave me! I am humbled by the words and I greatly appreciate your support and being included in the article.
Thank you for including my work and so highly recommending it in “The Art Buyer’s Guide.” I am humbled and privileged to be included in this list of artists. I also feel a bit overwhelmed at being in the general public’s eye!
The Rhode Island art community has supported and welcomed me into this immensely gifted and creatively productive tribe.
“Show Stopper,” March
I was pleased to see the gardens at Vin Di Bona’s house in Newport featured. An early owner of the house, Herbert Stride, was a wealthy man who threw elaborate parties that my grandparents attended from the 1920s through the 1950s. I remember seeing old family photos of the parties. I visited the house regularly as a child and remember thinking it was a palace. It was sad when Mr. Stride died and his house was turned into condos, so it’s nice to see that it has returned to its original splendor.
“Coffee Culture,” February
Just came home with a five-pound bag of Borealis Guatemala beans. Want to make sure we don’t run out of our favorite coffee beans!
Mary Beth Barlow