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Intersection of Art and Psychology

Amazon recently listed a new Kindle book, The Intersection of Art and Psychology, edited by Darius Illevicius and Russell Chartier. This open access volume is a discussion of various topics related to art and psychology. I […]

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Linksmu Velyku! Happy Easter!

Ramute Plioplys and her traditionally colored Easter eggs currently on display. Decorating Easter eggs is a strong tradition in our family, and more generally, in Lithuanian culture. One person who perfected this art form of […]

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Ivan Karp: “So original, I’ve never seen art work like this before”

Portrait of Ivan Karp by Andy Warhol Ivan Karp (1926-2012) is a legend in contemporary art. He was the first art critic for the Village Voice. For ten years he worked as associate director of […]

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Children’s’ art work celebrates Lithuania’s 100 year anniversary

Three of the winning art works (clockwise from top left): Ula Louise Olson (9 years old, Arlington, Virginia),  Julyte Underyte (10 years old, Frisco, Texas) and Roberta Beresnevicius (10 years old, Lemont, Illinois) To celebrate […]

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Sybil’s Mind: Blue at the University Club of Chicago

Sybil’s Mind: Blue, a recently completed piece, has been selected for an exhibit at the University Club of Chicago. This is a premier organization in Chicago, located across Michigan Avenue from the Art Institute of […]

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Columns of Thought at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago

Detail from Dreamscape: Beckett’s Godot, as the colored lights change. Ten of my light sculptures from the series Columns of Thought, will be displayed at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. The exhibit will […]

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Seizure magazine and Sybil

One of the most important epilepsy journals is the European journal Seizure. It is an honor to have my recent art work, Sybil’s Mind: Purple, illustrate the front cover of the current issue. In 1980 […]

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First contemporary art in the Oriental Institute collection

In 2017, the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute acquired it’s first examples of contemporary art, which were added to it’s permanent collection. These two pieces were my own 10 x 20 foot paintings, Veil and […]

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Gutauskas: Elskus, Kezys

Vaclovas Gutauskas, SJ, in his office on wheels. Photograph by Algimantas Kezys. Since 1976, I have been collecting my family, and the Plioplys surname, histories. My father’s death in 1974 gave me the impetus to […]

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Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture: Marija Rediviva

Marija Gimbutas (1921-1994) was a world-famous archeologist. She uncovered and described an ancient European civilization which predated the arrival of Indo-Europeans. This culture was matri-focal, agrarian and peaceful. They worshiped what Gimbutas called, the Mother […]

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