Give Up Your Day Job?

Otago-born Peter Lyons has the attention of the American art world, with shows scheduled for Manhattan’s Richard York Gallery and the St Botolph Club in Boston. The 42-year-old security guard works nights at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts; by day he creates “eerie, luminous landscapes […] with the mystical stillness and celestial light of Vermeer.” An entirely self-taught artist, Lyons is being compared to realist masters Charles Sheeler and Caspar David Friedrich.


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Shihad Endures Through Struggles and Triumphs

Shihad Endures Through Struggles and Triumphs

In a story for ABC News, Dan Condon looks back at some of the key musical and personal moments in New Zealand band Shihad’s career. In 1991, just three years after first…