Tombolo Blog

  1. Songs in the Key of Free

    14 Oct 2020
    Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac Songs in the Key of Free is an innovative music program initiated several years ago at State Correctional Institute-Graterford, a maximum security prison northwest of Philadelphia.* The program restored music instruction for inmates after twenty years without any access to a music program of any…

  2. Visual Catalysts Exhibition Showcases Artwork on Environmental Transformation

    26 Sep 2020
    Mark Isaac Visual Catalysts is an exhibition focused on the worldwide climate crisis and other forms of environmental degradation. It seeks to promote new ways of visual representation that will move artists beyond the task of ‘“raising awareness” and more firmly into the realm of spurring action. As the curators…

  3. Don’t Freeze on Warming

    22 Jul 2020
    Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac One day, we woke up and an African-American man was President. One day, we woke up and gay marriage was legal. One day, we woke up and the majority of Americans supported Black Lives Matter. When will we wake up on climate change? You’ve probably…

  4. The Indisputability of Spiritual Presence / Бесспорности духовного присутствия

    18 Jul 2020
    New artwork by Valery Kondakov / Новая работа Валерия Кондакова “Red nails,” sculpture, 75 × 80 × 49 cm, metal, wood, acrylic, 2020. The “red nails” are good and evil, democracy and power, the crucifixion of truth, these are thorns and freedom. Скульптура. “Красные гвозди ” 75×80×49 металл, дерево, акрил.

  5. The Martyred Jans of Czechoslovakia

    07 Jul 2020
    Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac It was a long weekend in both the U.S. and the Czech Republic. While the U.S. celebrated its Independence Day in an atmosphere that was decidedly muted and uncertain, the Czech Republic celebrated its greatest religious reformer, Jan Hus, who was martyred in 1415. Hus…

  6. Milada Horáková: A Czechoslovak Hero With Exceptional Courage

    04 Jul 2020
    History is being written now, and it has rendered a verdict. This age calls on all of us to defend basic human rights and human dignity. The signals are all around us, so numerous and prominent that they cannot be ignored. The continued brutal murders of people of color by…

  7. 100 Years of Fortitude

    03 Jul 2020
    Gabriela often takes on assignments on socially conscious issues. In her latest photo essay for Trix Magazine, she reports on the promising developments for women in politics in Slovakia, which is currently (like the United States) celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage. In a startling development one year ago, an…

  8. Music Video: Joy on Fire’s “Uh Huh”

    27 May 2020
    As artists, we’ve had the opportunity to create increasingly diverse projects, and one of our favorites has been to work with musicians. In the past, we’ve created portraits and album covers for several musicians and musical groups. Now, for the first time, we’ve created a music video for a band…

  9. Tombolo: The Thin Strip That Binds Us Together

    14 Mar 2020
    by Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac Until a few days ago, we were exiled in Montenegro. It’s a place where astonishing, mountainous cliffs tumble into the sea, interrupted by a string of pink, pebbly beaches that face Italy across the Adriatic Sea. The sunsets kept on giving. We ended up…

  10. A Symphony of Howls

    01 Mar 2020
    by Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac According to Wikipedia, “Gray wolves howl to assemble the pack…pass on an alarm…to locate each other during a storm or unfamiliar territory and to communicate across great distances.” Are we not in a great storm, crossing unfamiliar territory, facing innumerable threats? Shouldn’t we follow…

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