A Japanned Cell – Note on Kana Harada’s installation at the Old Jail Art Center

Kana Harada

Albany, Texas is about as far away from Tokyo as you can get, but Kana Harada has brought her cherry blossoms to the Old Jail Art Center. For a fleeting period of spring time, the 19th century jail is infused with meditative zen. Kana moved from Tokyo with her husband, an expatriate from Texas Instruments, … Continue reading A Japanned Cell – Note on Kana Harada’s installation at the Old Jail Art Center

Antique City Maps Gaining Ground in the Vintage Map Market

Once dismissed as merely an afterthought, antique city maps are now the hottest segment of the collectible antique map market. Antique city maps provide a window into the past, illustrating detailed layouts of cities from hundreds of years ago that are often entirely different than what they have become today. Often hand-colored, the maps themselves … Continue reading Antique City Maps Gaining Ground in the Vintage Map Market