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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 THE CLASSICS’

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!

COMING SOON!

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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,

‘Degas, Impressionism, and The Paris Millinery Trade’

 
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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

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"Working Girls: An American Brothel, Circa 1892"

Unseen photos provide a sensitive look at America's early 'working girls'. CNNPhotographer William Goldman's brothel portraits, shot in the 1890s, were lost for more than a century.

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Corot: Women

Camille Corot is best known as the great master of landscape painting in the 19th century who bridged the French neoclassical tradition with the impressionist movement of the 1870s.

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Victoria & Albert Museum

"When I’m visiting London, I stay at the Rembrandt Hotel in South Kensington; which is right across the street from the renowned Victoria & Albert Museum - I always check out the amazing textile & fashion exhibits that are available; when I’m in town’ " - Ruth Bright Carroll


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

BRITISH WINES? NO----SERIOUSLY!! 
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

BREAST CANCER KILLS - WHO KNEW?

By Marleen M. Quint  

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HOT FLASH

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

By Marleen M. Quint

STAND UP TO CANCER

STAND UP TO CANCER: A Hollywood Fantasy

By Marleen M. Quint


Pieces of History

JULIA MORGAN: PIONEER IN GREEN DESIGN

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

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S "OTHER WOMEN"

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’…

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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!)

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