• Silver City artist gives final lecture in series on Thursday

    Yesterday

    SILVER CITY >> Silver City resident and painter Victoria Chick will present the final lecture in the 2014-15 Artist Lecture Series presented by the Mimbres Region Arts Council on Thursday. The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in partnership with Western Institute for Lifelong Learning and Western New Mexico University will present Chick, who will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Western New Mexico University's Parotti Hall. The lecture, part two of "The Private Life of a Masterpiece" series, will feature Vermeer's work, "The Art of Painting," an oil done in the 17th century. The lecture will examine the 200 years prior to Vermeer and his debt to discoveries and innovations of the Renaissance artists.

  • New and now: Diego Rivera; French food; Piano Guys; Alcatraz

    Yesterday

    DETROIT MUSEUM: DIEGO RIVERA-FRIDA KAHLO "He carried a pistol. She carried a flask." So reads an ad for the Detroit Institute of Arts' upcoming exhibition on the year that artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit in the 1930s. "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit" opens March 15 and runs through July 12. The couple spent time in Detroit while Rivera created murals for the museum as a tribute to Detroit's manufacturing industry. The murals depict workers, bosses, equipment and the benefits and dangers of industrialization. Related tours and programs are planned, including: — "Frida: The Opera," presented by Michigan Opera Theatre, March 7-28.

  • Sculpture debate echoes 1979 pump jack controversy

    Yesterday

    State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn’s plan to place an oil field pump jack in front of the State Land Office is an echo of a similar move by one of his predecessors that generated a controversy in Santa Fe that went all the way to the state Supreme Court. In 1979, Democrat State Land Commissioner Alex Armijo had an oil pump jack installed on the lawn in front of the State Land Office at 310 Old Santa Fe Trail. Like Dunn, Armijo said his goal was to pay tribute to the financial contributions the oil industry makes to state revenues from land managed by his office. However, preservationists and others said the piece of oil field equipment was inappropriate for the architecturally-controlled historic core of a city known for i

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    (TNS) Tribune News Service Lifestyle Budget for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Updated at 8 a.m. EST (1300 UTC). This budget is now available on the Web at http://www.tribunenewsservice.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • Switzerland to automatically share tax data with Australia

    Yesterday

    BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland has signed an accord with Australia aimed at cracking down on tax evaders. The joint declaration signed Tuesday in Canberra will see the countries automatically share tax information on each other's citizens by 2018. Swiss Finance Ministry spokesman Mario Tuor said it's the first time Switzerland has pledged such an automatic information exchange, though negotiations are underway with the United States and the European Union over similar accords. Switzerland has shifted from its long-standing defense of financial secrecy following a series of data leaks and foreign court cases that exposed how Swiss banks helped foreign clients hide vast sums from tax their authorities.

  • Opal Alice Schroeder

    Yesterday

    Opal Alice Schroeder, 96, Pryor, died Saturday, Feb. 28, in Chouteau. She was born on July 25, 1918, in Sapulpa, the daughter of Floyd and Jenny Briggs. She married Carl Schroeder in 1947 and had celebrated over 50 years of marriage. She spent her life making a wonderful home for her family. She was a wonderful cook, especially her fried chicken and roast beef were a couple of many favorites. She loved to fish with her husband and spending time treasure hunting wherever she happen to be. She enjoyed painting, floral and landscapes were favorites. She was a lovely lady of faith who will be so very missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 10 am, in the Shipman’s Funeral Chapel wit

  • Artist MacLaughlin to teach life drawing classes

    Yesterday

    It took 50 years for Nocona artist Don MacLaughlin to return to his first passion, painting. Now, as a member of the Chisholm Trail Art Association, the Wichita Falls Art Association and the Gainesville Area Visual Arts association and others, he has returned to his palette of acrylics and oils with a little sculpture on the side. Currently, he is also holding life drawing classes every Monday night at North Central Texas College with numerous other workshops dotting his busy calendar and has opened the classes to anyone who would like to learn more about the “art of Art.” “I got back into painting about 10 years ago at the tender age of 63,” Maclaughlin said.

  • Iron Avenue art project not approved

    Yesterday

    A year ago, when commissioners approved an art project in conjunction with East Iron Avenue street improvements, Salina Mayor Aaron Householter and Commissioner Jon Blanchard said they envisioned a traditional gateway arch welcoming visitors to downtown. At their regular meeting Monday, the two said that’s still what they wanted. The Iron Avenue Sky Gate, consisting of six pedestals placed across the street from each another, didn’t fit the bill. The pedestals are described as “creating a sense of rhythm through repetition and when viewed from the sidewalk or street, form a series of implied archways that reflect downtown architectural design throughout the historic downtown district.” The two commissioner

  • Another Zoo-Museum District director reveals conflict

    Yesterday

    ST. LOUIS • Several years ago, the Missouri Botanical Garden hired Robert Powell for a small consulting job. The garden had finished landscaping a plot in honor of George Washington Carver, a groundbreaking botanist, and wanted to develop complementary programs. It sent Powell to the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to assess the condition of Carver paintings there, for potential display here. And it paid Powell’s nonprofit Portfolio Gallery, $1,559 for his work, including a $1,000 consultant fee. A few years after that, the St. Louis Art Museum hired Portfolio, too. It paid the gallery $850 for two events, called “Art Conversation Talks,” including speaker fees and refreshments. Powell was at the time, as he is no

  • Spring decor trends: a modern mix with a dash of Marsala

    Yesterday

    Spring is a favorite transitional time for lovers of home décor. Shaking out the rugs and washing the windows after a long winter feels satisfying, and then there's the prospect of perhaps replacing some old, shabby furnishings with fresh new pieces. Spring's also when we start to see the decor trends that will find their way home both figuratively and literally through summer and fall. For 2015, these trends include a firm embrace of midcentury modern; emerging Art Deco; strong textures; organic modern (a blend of rustic and contemporary); and a color palette centered on sophisticated pastels.

  • Warhol’s family making movie about their ‘Uncle Andy’

    Yesterday

    PITTSBURGH — Like any great actor on the world stage, Andy Warhol played many parts — prince of Pop art, celebrity, filmmaker and provocateur. To the seven children of Paul and Anne Warhola, he was Uncle Andy. That is why fashion photographer Abby Warhola, the artist’s great-niece, and her partner, artist Jesse Best, are making a feature-length documentary titled “Uncle Andy,” in which Warhola family members recall their famous relative’s boyhood in Pittsburgh, memorable visits to his New York residence and the many stages of his commercial success and fame. To finance the feature-length documentary, the couple are planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign this week with a goal of raising $175,000 in 31 days

  • Thrift-store Rodin: Artist’s installation inspired by ‘found materials’ with past lives

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE — A kindergarten-aged Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor doodled a yellow blob with an orange triangle on a white piece of paper approximately 45 years ago. Her classmates crowded around her, adoring the little duckling. More than four decades later, Higgins O’Connor said something about that moment changed her. It helped spark her development as an artist. Over the years, her work got bigger and started incorporating different materials. Now the Sacramento, Calif., resident has her biggest work yet on display at Seattle’s Suyama Space, where her installation “heart in throat, head in hands; tongue in knots, heart on sleeve” is on view until April 25.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Community briefs

  • 'Brickhead' boot echoes 1979 pump jack controversy

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn’s plan to place an oil field pump jack in front of the State Land Office is an echo of a similar move by one of his predecessors that generated a controversy in Santa Fe that went all the way to the state Supreme Court. In 1979, Democrat State Land Commissioner Alex Armijo had an oil pump jack installed on the lawn in front of the State Land Office at 310 Old Santa Fe Trail. Like Dunn, Armijo said his goal was to pay tribute to the financial contributions the oil industry makes to state revenues from land managed by his office. However, preservationists and others said the piece of oil field equipment was inappropriate for the architecturally-controlled historic core of a city known for i

  • BRIEF: Meow Wolf tops fundraising goal for exhibit

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A local arts collective successfully raised more than $100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to create an interactive art museum in southwest Santa Fe. Meow Wolf’s Kickstarter campaign, which concluded Monday, took in $105,221. That’s about $5,000 over the group’s original goal. The funds will go to the group’s efforts to create a colorful and interactive art exhibit in the building that used to house Silva Lanes, 1352 Rufina Circle. The group first made headlines in January when local author George R.R. Martin announced he had bought the former bowling alley at the group’s behest. The head of Meow Wolf, Vince Kadlubek, said the group would need about $1 million to build a permanent, interactive art installa

  • New and now: Diego Rivera-Frida Kahlo at Detroit art museum

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — He carried a pistol. She carried a flask. So reads an ad for the Detroit Institute of Arts' upcoming exhibition on the year that artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit in the 1930s. "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit" opens March 15 and runs through July 12. The couple spent time in Detroit while Rivera created murals for the museum as a tribute to Detroit's manufacturing industry. The murals depict workers, bosses, equipment and the benefits and dangers of industrialization. Related tours and programs are planned, including: — "Frida: The Opera," presented by Michigan Opera Theatre, March 7-28.

  • Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress. Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News that a shadow beside Clinton is a literal reference to the dress and a symbolic nod to the shadow the affair cast on his presidency. "If you look at the left-hand side of it there's a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting," Shanks told the newspaper. "The Clintons hate the portrait," he said. "They want it removed from the National Portrait Gallery. They're putting a lot of pressure on them." The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

  • AP-MD--Mid-Atlantic News Digest, MD

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The supervisor is Kasey Jones. The Washington metropolitan office can be reached at 202-641-9660 and the Baltimore office at 410-837-8315. Expanded AP content, beyond what appears on this wire, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange, reruns and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477. UPCOMING TOMORROW: KENNEDY CENTER-SEASON WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center announces its first season under new president Deborah Rutter. A major highlight will be the Washington National Opera's plan to stage Wagner's complete "Ring" cycle in 2016. By Brett Zongker. TOP STORIES: MIKULSKI BALTIMORE — Sen.

  • AP-VA--Virginia News Digest 6 pm, VA

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Virginia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Richmond bureau at 804-643-6646 or aprichmond@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 all updates.

  • Sculptures created for Florence Cathedral are on view in NYC

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than two dozen early 15th-century sculptures created for Florence Cathedral are making an unprecedented appearance in New York City. The Museum of Biblical Art on Manhattan's Upper West Side is the sole worldwide venue for the exhibition "Sculpture in the Age of Donatello." Most have never been seen outside Italy. The trove is on loan during renovations at the cathedral's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (muh-ZAY'-oh dehl AH'-pur-uh del DWOH'-moh). It includes Donatello's "Saint John the Evangelist," which was carved for the cathedral facade. Other works include the Florentine Renaissance master's life-size marble "Lo Zuccone" (loh zoo-KOH'-nay).




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