Wildcelt.com is a Fine Arts and Entertainment Portal offering well-researched articles about current Art & Architectural exhibitions. Cinematic Releases is devoted to film commentary and critiques of classic, contemporary & foreign cinemas. Our Health Forum features a collection of informative health issues, researched & astutely written by Marleen Quint, a prominent Women’s Health and Environmental Advocate.

All of our articles provide reference links for more information on related topics of interest, plus useful books & websites.

We encourage our viewers to contact us with their ongoing input & comments. Contact us at info@wildcelt.com.


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Come Home to TCM

CHECK OUT TCM.com - Films shown on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) provide ‘comfort viewing’ with an extensive variety of dramas, comedies & classic musicals. They showcase films featuring ‘Golden Age of Hollywood’ actors, directors & cinematographers, with insightful behind the scenes commentaries by prominent movie aficionados.

A MUST WATCH for Film Buffs

WIldcelt Film Picks

Cate Blanchett’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Performance Is Her Most Affected to Date

Cate Blanchett’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Performance Is Her Most Affected to Date

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century

Renee Zellweger stars as legendary performer  Judy Garland  arriving in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Renee Zellweger stars as legendary performer Judy Garland arriving in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

wilcelt fashion favorites

Jose and Maria Barrera Jewelry

The Jose and Maria Barrera Company is still a family owned and operated business, which now includes their three artistic daughters. All of the jewelry is designed and produced from start to finish in the Garment Center of New York City. All items are assembled by hand by a small staff of trained artisans under the watchful eye of Jose and Larisa where quality, attention to detail and craftsmanship are the key ingredients to creating our product. The Jose and Maria Barrera jewelry line can be seen and purchased at Neiman Marcus stores, Neiman Marcus online and exclusive boutiques across the globe.

I’ve had the pleasure of wearing their beautifully crafted Chandelier & hoop earrings for the past ten years! They’re my go-to earrings; that I pair with everything from my minimalist to Prêt-à-porter ensembles.

Check out their fabulous hand-crafted Jewelry Collections! www.joseandmariabarrera.com


Featured Spotlight Post - Wildcelt Presents,

The Modest Style Effect of “Contemporary Muslim Fashions” at the de Young Museum


Featured Spotlight Post - Wildcelt Presents,

‘Degas, Impressionism, and The Paris Millinery Trade’


Wildcelt Book Picks - ‘Mystery Month’ 

Featuring Bay Area Author Kate McVaugh -Travels Around The World

Kate has lived and traveled to all of the intriguing places in her books. Her books are light, amusing mysteries,
My personal favorite, ‘The Curse Breaker of Cairo, features a rather X-Rated Paranormal Romance set in exotic Egypt - Kate’s,  The Many Wonders of Costa Contente is set in sultry Latin America With a Magical-Realism Theme .

Museum Critiques

Here’s an update from the American Alliance of Museums with important info @ the state of projected Museum governmental funding.

What the Midterm Elections Mean for Museums

 Were you as gripped by the midterm elections as we have been? Following the Nov. 6 elections, the Alliance is pleased to share this brief analysis of historic highlights and possible impacts for museums.

 In the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats won a majority--33 seats so far, with 11 races yet to be called (23 seats were required to flip for control of the House). Republicans held onto control of the U.S. Senate with 51 seats so far and three races yet to be decided--Mississippi (run-off Nov. 27), Florida (recount) and Arizona.  

There was historic voter turnout and historic diversity. It was the first midterm election in U.S. history to exceed 100 million votes and the highest turnout rate since the 1974 Watergate-era midterms. Also, young people aged 18 to 29 had the highest turnout rate for a midterm election in at least 25 years. In addition to voters sending a record number of more than 100 women to Congress, other firsts included the first two Native American women, the first two Muslim women and the youngest woman (age 29) elected to Congress. In addition, the first black woman from Massachusetts was elected to Congress and the first Latinas were elected to Congress in Texas. 

"Congress will see one of the largest and most diverse group of new members in decades, which presents a great opportunity for museums of all types and sizes in 2019," said Alliance President and CEO Laura Lott. "Building on our success of the past year, we will quickly engage our newly-elected representatives and share the value of museums and what the Alliance can quickly deliver to their districts. Fortunately, Museums Advocacy Day (Feb. 25-26) comes just weeks after the start of the new Congress, serving as a catalyst for our outreach and advocacy for all museums."

Click for more information and learn what you can do.

Viva Picasso y Espana!

Wildcelt celebrates the exhilarating expressive arts of Spain.  Mark Wilson will review the S.F. de Young’s exhibition, Picasso Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, followed by a tribute to legendary Spanish couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga… “Balenciaga, Haute Couture…Iberian Style”, plus some great Spanish films tie-ins.

Tutankhamun - The Return of The King

30 years ago "The Treasures of Tutankhamun" exhibit graced the S.F. Bay Area & created a new generation of Tut enthusiasts. With the advent of the deYoung Museums blockbuster; King Tut & the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, we've decided to take a retro look at the two shows & expand on some of the artistic influences that have evolved from Egyptian Art & the enigmatic power of Tutankhamun…

Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade

In September, 2017 I attended this captivating exhibit displayed at the San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum. 'Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade' featured approximately 40 impressive Impressionist paintings and pastels.

wildcelt exhibit picks

Credit: Canaletto (1697-1768), 'The Bacino of San Marco on Ascension Day', c.1733. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 201

SF Legion of Honor - James Tissot: Fashion & Faith


Art Institute, Chicago - The Impressionists Pastel


Mary Quant and Her Chelsea Girls Swing Into London’s V&A Museum

Vines, Valleys & Vistas

Kit Carson Lodge at Silver Lake

"How I Spend my summer vacations"
By Ruth Carroll 
Photos by Roy A. Clifton

California Wines

Wine Tasting in Northern Sonoma County - Belvedere Winery
Wine Tasting in El Dorado County - Sierra Vista Winery
East Bay’s Unique Winery - Westover/Palomas Winery

British Wines

By Mark A. Wilson
Winery photos by Siobhan Sikka 

Cinematic Releases

Classic & contemporary film commentaries & reviews. Homage to directors, actors & movie composers of the 20th, 21st centuries

Wildcelt Listens to The MovieS

A movie lover's discovery of the the Musical Maestros of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Newman Film Scoring Dynasty

Lights! Camera! Music! 
The Newman Film Scoring Dynasty 
By Marleen M. Quint 

Novel To Screen Adaptations

Welcome to Cinematic Releases spring update. Due to this year’s Academy Awards audience enthusiasm for best adapted screenplays, I’ve decided to explore the medium of page to screen.

Health Forum

Wildcelt.com is proud to feature our new women's health forum link. Because we feel that current health  issues are an integral part of an overall "life enhancing" manner of living, we now feature monthly articles by a prominent women's health educator & advocate


By Marleen M. Quint  


BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HOT FLASH: A Look at Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Marleen M. Quint


STAND UP TO CANCER: A Hollywood Fantasy

By Marleen M. Quint

Pieces of History


New book on Julia Morgan from Gibbs-Smith Publishers by Mark Anthony Wilson


New book explores Frank Lloyd Wright’s "Other Women" by Mark Anthony Wilson

Bernard Maybeck: Architect of Elegance

New book on Bernad Maybeck from Gibbs-Smith Publishers by Mark Anthony Wilson

South Side Story

By Mark Anthony Wilson.

The story is set during the last year of John F. Kennedy's presidency

Fashion & Lifestyle

Alfresco Living

“You’ve come a long way down the garden path…Baby”…A retro look at Women’s fashion attire in the garden. By Ruth Carroll

A Tribute To Yves Saint Laurent

“The Quiet Prince of Fashion” by Ruth Carroll. In June 2008, the fashion world lost one of it's most influential couturiers of the 2nd half of the 20th century. After a visit to Yves Saint Laurent, a superb exhibition featured at San Francisco's DeYoung Museum, I decided to further explore the life and career of this iconic fashion designer.

A tribute to Oscar de la Renta

Wildcelt.com presents, ‘A Tribute to Oscar de la Renta - Legendary Fashion Designer, Couturier and Bon Vivant’…


Meet the author

About Ruth Bright CarRolL

U.S. West Coast raised, my roots are firmly planted here; but my heart has always belonged to Europe.

Having studied European Art as well as being a passionate film aficionado and writer for over twenty years; it seemed like a natural progression to develop a website that exhibited my devotion to the arts.

After an exciting fourteen-year career in marketing and later a brand enthusiast; I decided to design, then launch Wildcelt.com, a Fine Arts and Entertainment ezine, where I could review classic, contemporary, foreign and Indy films; plus, fashion and textile exhibitions. I would also feature posts by prominent San Francisco Bay Area architectural and health advocacy authors. With the advent of social media notably Pinterest, I discovered a stimulating new platform and quickly developed 140 innovative boards featuring current fashion trending, seasonal film festival reviews and Red Carpet events. (How cool is that!)