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Share your vision of Arcadia.

"May the day come-and perhaps soon-when I can flee to the woods on a South Sea island, and live there in ecstasy, in peace and for art."

~ Gauguin to his wife, Mette, February 1890


Arcadia is the lovely rolling hills of central Kentucky, the bluegrass. Dotted with white fenced horse farms with foals frolicking with the mares. Small streams lace the countryside and the roads are lined with blue ash that intertwine above the ground providing a natural shade to the ground below. Small ponds team with life...fox dens, tortoises, fish, Canadian geese and ducks to name but a few.

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Joe B - 6.15.2012 - 6:30 PM
Gauguin was a vicious narcissist for whom nature and other people were merely mirrors in which he could regard himself. Be careful about overgeneralizing concepts like arcadia. They are very specific to every person, every artist, every society and every time. And never trust what anyone says about himself. Sorry guys, this show is an act of curatorial self abuse.

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Carlo - 6.15.2012 - 5:30 PM
What could represent Arcadia better than Nantucket-peace, tranquility, beauty, the Juice Bar, biking, nature preserves, driving to the beach over the dunes. While it might be hell to get there, once there it is heaven.

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Richard - 6.15.2012 - 5:09 PM
i just want to say amen to cape cod. the beautiful sunsets, provincetown at night, biking the railroad tracks, exploring the swamp trails, finding a rustic pond to dive into...and like new york, the appreciation of art, drama, lobster rolls...simplicity and beauty with a touch of magic. in the middle of the darkest night , meet a fellow traveler, as you gaze at the star filled sky.

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ilene - 6.15.2012 - 4:29 PM
My vision of arcadia is on Cape Cod. Where stunted pine woods meet long beaches of sand and rocky outcroppings. Where seagulls call in the day and owls by night. Here I love to play and picnic and drink cold wine as the sun sets.

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Barbara - 6.13.2012 - 3:26 PM

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