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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Street Art

Image of street art by Fabio Gomes Trindade.

By Sal Maccarone Created for public areas, Street Art is usually quite thought provoking. Where some forms of defiant, and vandalistic graffiti are offensive, there are other forms of street art that can be very uplifting. As the most hybrid form of artistic expression in the world, street art can change the entire character of an otherwise drab, or dismal ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Haunted Architecture

Image of the Parker House in Boston.

By Sal Maccarone There was a time when hotel lodgings were very basic, consisting only of a room with a bed, a nightstand and a common bathroom at the end of a long hallway. That all changed somewhere along the way as luxury hotels were conceived and then built. Here in America, that change happened as a direct result of ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Mission Inn

Image of Mission Inn Lobby Courtyard At Night.

By Sal Maccarone Always on the lookout for art oriented historic hotels to visit, I was very fortunate to stumble upon a real jewel. Completely lost in Riverside, Ca. on my way to somewhere else, I turned a corner and there it was. At first, it appeared to be one of the California missions, but the Padres didn’t build a ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Apple Park

Image of Apple Park

By Sal Maccarone During the years 1969-72 while first attending college, I worked as a manager for a new restaurant called, “The Red Coach.” It was on the corner of Wolfe and Homestead roads in Cupertino, CA. Caltrans had just recently completed work on a stretch of Hwy 280 from San Jose through Sunnyvale, and they had installed an interchange ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Moai of Rapa Nui

Image of A Group Of Moai Facing Inland.

By Sal Maccarone Even from the most isolated place on earth, humanity has managed to express itself artistically for the ages. Shrouded in mystery, Easter Island truly lies in the middle of nowhere. Among other things, this tiny island in the Pacific Ocean has become famous for its one thousand, or so surviving monolithic sculptures. Now, a UNESCO World Heritage ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Pablo Picasso

Image of a young Pablo Picasso.

By Sal Maccarone There is no doubt that we are all significant as human beings. But, to be considered as significant in the world of art: That is a big deal! An artist’s contribution can only be assessed, and fully realized in retrospect. Once an artist is given credit for having changed the world in some way, then they are ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

Image of a Rhode Island mansion known as The Breakers.

FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: The Gilded Age Mansions. Enjoy! Originally published October 11, 2020. By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Rod Serling

Image of Rod Serling and characters from The Twilight Zone.

By Sal Maccarone FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: Rod Serling. Enjoy! Originally published April 17, 2021. On August 25, 1934 Philo Farnsworth (1906-1971) held the first public viewing of his ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Unusual Architecture – Part II

Image of the Flintstone House.

FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: Unusual Architecture – Part II. Enjoy! Originally published March 19, 2021. By Sal Maccarone While growing up just blocks from Sarah Winchester’s famous house in ...

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