• Oklahoma arts and nonprofits briefs

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Oklahoma arts and nonprofits briefs

  • Oklahoma art and theater notes, March 29

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Art and theater notes, March 29

  • Theater review: Comedy meets mystery in 'Murder for Two' at Oklahoma City's Lyric at the Plaza

    By Rick Rogers, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The touring production of “Murder for Two” is on stage at Lyric at the Plaza in Oklahoma City through April 12.

  • Van Gogh exhibit to feature artist's nature paintings

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — An exhibit featuring 50 paintings and drawings of nature by Vincent Van Gogh will open in western Massachusetts in June. "Van Gogh and Nature" is the first exhibit devoted to the artist's exploration of nature. It will open at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown on June 14. The exhibit will include iconic paintings such as "A Wheatfield, with Cypresses," ''The Olive Trees" and "The Sower." Works included in the exhibit are on loan from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the National Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and other museums. The Clark Art Institute is located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. It houses European and American paintings and sculpture, Eng

  • BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727. News editor Doug Glass can be reached at those numbers or dglass@ap.org. Steve Karnowski is on the desk. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

  • BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest, KY

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville@ap.org. Bruce Schreiner is on the desk. News Editor Scott Stroud can be reached at (615) 373-9988 or sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TOP STORIES:

  • Colorado town microcosm of art urban development movement

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtowns is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move into new low-income apartments built for artists and their families. It's the latest project by Artspace, a Minneapolis-based organization that develops artist housing from abandoned urban properties. Artspace got its start three decades ago when it turned an early 20th century warehouse in St. Paul into low-income artists' housing and space for nonprofit arts organizations to do business. Its newest projects include Loveland and turning an abandoned public school in East Harlem, New York, into housing for artists and space for arts orga

  • Trumpeter, painter, seasoning creator and former detective

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CHAUVIN, La. (AP) — Born and raised in Chauvin, Elrin "Peanut" Fanguy Jr. is a man of many trades. For many years, Fanguy, 60, has been a detective for the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office. He's also a musician, painter and seasoning creator. "Someone asked me 'What don't you do?' Well, I don't bungee jump or jump out of planes," he said. Fanguy began playing the trumpet at Chauvin's St. Joseph Benedictine High School, which closed in 1972. That year, Fanguy enrolled in the University of Southwestern Louisiana, known today as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, to study music education. "We were starting to see that people weren't finding jobs though," he said.

  • Mannequins by designer Ralph Pucci fill NYC exhibition

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A room full of mannequins is the subject of a new museum exhibition in New York City. They're the creation of designer Ralph Pucci — who elevates these dummies to a sculptural art form. The Museum of Arts and Design says "The Art of the Mannequin" is the first museum show to survey the form of the mannequin. It runs from Tuesday through Aug. 30. Pucci's craftsmanship ranges from anatomically realistic creations to abstract, totem-like forms. There's a mannequin doing a handstand. Another is decidedly pregnant. Pucci's mannequins are a reflection of the cultural trends of the past 30 years.

  • Union hosts exhibition featuring art created by Ford workers

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is hosting an exhibition of 90 artworks created by Ford Motor Co. employees across the country, an event that organizers say illustrates the marriage of art and the automotive industry. The inaugural "Art Collaborative" takes place Friday night at the UAW-Ford National Program Center. It features works created by 44 hourly and salaried workers. Independent judges will award artists for painting, photography, mixed media and "Best of Show." Roy Escandon, an event coordinator, said the exhibition highlights how artistic talent is key across the industry, from product design to the factory floor. "The attention to detail in the body shop, with door fits" is one example, Escand

  • Denver Art Museum offers free admission to kids

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Every day is now a free day for kids at the Denver Art Museum. Anyone 18 and under— whether on a school trip or visiting on their own — can now get into the museum for free. The museum says it will also help pay for school bus trips to the museum and offer $5 youth tickets to its special exhibitions. The Free for Kids program, announced Wednesday, is being funded by Kaiser Permanente Colorado and museum board member Scott (RYE-man) Reiman, the founder of the private investment company Hexagon. Some other art museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also offer free admission to children of varying ages.

  • AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Detroit bureau at 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. David N. Goodman is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are

  • German court rejects challenge to collector Gurlitt's will

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a relative's challenge against the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt's decision to bequeath his vast art trove to a Swiss museum. Gurlitt died in May, months after German authorities said they had seized more than 1,000 works at his apartment, and designated Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Bern as his heir. In November, shortly before the museum accepted the bequest, Gurlitt's cousin Uta Werner challenged his will. Gurlitt had reached a deal with the German government, binding on any heirs, to check whether some works were looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis. The Munich court handling Gurlitt's will said Thursday it rejected Werner's challenge and found his will valid.

  • BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Good evening! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Ron Todt is on the desk. Pennsylvania editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with updates.

  • Graffiti boom born in tragedy brightens up Colombia capital

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A vibrant stream of giant murals greets people heading in from Bogota's main airport or walking down the cobblestone streets of colonial downtown. Stencils of pineapple-shaped grenades and AK-47 rifles arranged in a rainfall formation allude to Colombia's violent politics. Monkeys and butterflies spray-painted in bright colors pay homage to the country's natural beauty and provide welcome relief amid the Andean capital's gray skies and monochromatic red brick architecture. The proliferation of murals grew in part out of tragedy, when police shot and killed graffiti artist Diego Felipe Becerra in 2011 as he painted his trademark Felix the Cat.

  • Curve appeal: Round is in at this home design show

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Curves have been all over the fashion and celebrity magazines, and are finding their way into design and décor too. "They're sensuous and inviting," New York designer Barry Goralnick said at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, held here last weekend (March 19-22). "Curved sofas that bring people closer together; rounded dining tables that are easier for conversation; round cocktail tables that are cozy and forgiving to shins. Arcs, circles, boat shapes — all kinds of curves." Examples of the trend included Matt Hutton's walnut or cherry coffee table, a group of connecting circles. The Portland, Maine, furniture designer calls the table, which is available in three sizes, "Crop Circles." (www.studio

  • MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980. The show features more than 500 works that have mostly never been exhibited, including architectural drawings and models, vintage photographs and films. Some of the buildings examined include The Bank of London and South America in Buenos Aires, Argentina and The Plaza of the Three Powers in Brasilia, Brazil. Museum representatives on Tuesday said the exhibit reveals the urban development in the region during a time of complex political shifts. The exhibit, titled "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980" will open March 29.

  • Graffiti boom born in tragedy brightens up Colombia capital

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A vibrant stream of giant murals greets people heading in from Bogota's main airport or walking down the cobblestone streets of colonial downtown. Stencils of pineapple-shaped grenades and AK-47 rifles arranged in a rainfall formation allude to Colombia's violent politics. Monkeys and butterflies spray-painted in bright colors pay homage to the country's natural beauty and provide welcome relief amid the Andean capital's gray skies and monochromatic red brick architecture. The proliferation of murals grew in part out of tragedy, when police shot and killed graffiti artist Diego Felipe Becerra in 2011 as he painted his trademark Felix the Cat.

  • Lace making class set at Oklahoma History Center

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Learn the historic art of lace making in a hands-on class from instructor Irene Morgan of the Lacemakers Guild of Oklahoma at the Oklahoma History Center.

  • Happy hour event to benefit Individual Artists of Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Oklahoma businessman Clarke Harris will host a happy hour event to benefit Individual Artists of Oklahoma.




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