Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

June 20, 2022

Largest Permanent Collection of Mexican American Art Opens in Riverside, California

This June, a new creative hub has opened in Southern California. The Riverside Art Museum in the Inland Empire debuted The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture. This $11 million addition is named after East LA-born actor, comedian, and art collector, Cheech Marin, who generously donated his collection of 550 paintings, sculptures, and other artworks to the museum.

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June 19, 2022

Exquisite Weavings Depict Wanderlust-Worthy Landscapes on a Loom

Using an array of yarn and her loom, Chicago-based artist Adrienne Lee, aka Painted Sky Textiles, creates portals to beautiful destinations. Her handwoven textiles depict an array of idyllic locales inspired by natural environments, from tranquil seascapes to lush fields to faraway mountainscapes. Even though these works are two-dimensional illustrations, Lee adds visual depth by using different weaving techniques and a combination of thick and thin types of yarn.

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June 17, 2022

‘Sound of Music’ Cast Surprises Julie Andrews With “Do-Re-Mi” Singalong

From Mary Poppins to The Princess Diaries, Dame Julie Andrews has earned a special place in cinema history. The 86-year-old British actress was recently recognized for her accomplished 60-year career by the American Film Institute‘s Life Achievement Award on Thursday, June 10, in Los Angeles. There, at the Dolby Theater, Andrews was showered with meaningful tributes from her co-stars.

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June 16, 2022

Grandma Makes Amazing Gundam Models to Bond With Her Grandchildren

One grandma in Japan went above and beyond to connect with her grandchildren. Taechan, a woman in her 70s, began making Gundam models—plastic armor suits inspired by the anime Mobile Suit Gundam. Her amazing results impressed her grandchildren and sparked an unexpected passion. Gundam suits are sold as kits by Bandai. They're sometimes called “Gunpla,” which combines the words “Gundam” and “plastic model.

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