• Marshall University to host prints in art gallery

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Collected prints from the University of Rio Grande's Greer Museum will soon be on display at Marshall University. Beginning Aug. 27, the prints will be available to view at the Birke Art Gallery. The works represent several projects conducted at the University of Rio Grande's printmaking studio under the guidance of Rio Grande Professor of Art Benjy Davies. One of the works on display addresses issues of violence, suicide and trauma in adolescents. The Birke Art Gallery, located in Smith Hall on Marshall's Huntington campus, is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

  • US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change. The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. The move was not unexpected; officials had set the same goal in a preliminary blueprint in January. Still, by moving forward with the official proposal, Obama is adding to a list of energy regulations that have drawn applause from environmentalists and ire from energy advocates.

  • German named to head Florence's Uffizi Gallery

    Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Seven foreigners were named Tuesday to run some of Italy's most prestigious museums, including the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, after the government opened up top museum jobs to international competition for the first time in what the culture minister described as "an historic step." Culture Minister Dario Franceschini named directors to 20 of the country's top museums, including seven foreigners and four Italians returning from posts abroad, as part of a general reform of the museum system that he described as being too focused on preservation and not enough on investment and modernization.

  • Give the garden some height with a DIY totem or tower

    Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    If your garden is missing something, perhaps it's height. While it's too late to plant tall-growing delphiniums or hollyhocks, you can achieve this same vertical interest with a garden tower. They're easy enough to make. And sculptural pieces also draw the eye. "When planting drifts of annuals and perennials, a sculpture can create an exciting focal point that the plantings accent and enhance," says interior and garden designer Kathryn Boylston of Evergreen, Colorado. Sculpture often can be moved to fill in bare spots as the growing season evolves. To make a garden tower, Boylston recommends thinking tall — at least 3 feet high. She makes and sells totems out of colorful ceramic pieces that she learned to

  • Trump takes a detour off the trail, reports for jury duty

    Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump pulled up in a long black limousine and gave a very presidential wave as he made his way into the building. Then the billionaire promptly found himself seated next to ordinary, wage-earning, subway-riding New Yorkers, forced to wait — and wait some more — for the wheels of justice to turn. The Republican presidential candidate reported for jury duty in Manhattan on Monday and spent much of the day like everyone else, filling out forms and wondering whether he would get picked. By late afternoon, he was released without getting selected for a trial, his civic obligation fulfilled. Trump had high praise for the public servants at the courthouse, saying: "The people in the court system ar

  • Brooklyn artists FAILE unveil Times Square installation

    Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A large-scale art installation in Times Square reimagines Asian prayer wheels in the context of the district's colorful history. "Wishing on You" is an interactive work by the Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, who together are known as FAILE (fail). They say the sculpture explores contemporary patterns of consumption, desire and myth-making. It was unveiled Monday in partnership with Times Square Arts. It'll remain on view on the Broadway Plaza until Sept. 1. The public can spin a hand-carved wheel to power the sculpture's red-blue-and-white lights and illuminate carnival-like features including nickel arcades and glossy ads.

  • 12 picture books that share summer adventures

    Christine Rappleye, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    These 12 picture books that have recently crossed our desks share an adventure, whether it’s a plan that goes unexpectedly awry, learning a new skill, making a new friend or taking a trip and finding joy in returning home.

  • 'On Fly-Fishing the Northern Rockies' offers angler wisdom

    Rosemarie Howard, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Chadd VanZanten and Russ Beck's collection of essays, "On Fly-Fishing the Northern Rockies," reflects their passion for fly-fishing as well as some down-to-earth, humorously offered wisdom.

  • Shows at Contemporary Art Gallery in Oklahoma City have storytelling feel

    BY JOHN BRANDENBURG  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    Watercolors of Deborah Burian and ink drawings and photos of Renee Lawrence are on view at Contemporary Art Gallery in Oklahoma City's Paseo.

  • Oklahoma nonprofit and arts highlights

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    Oklahoma nonprofit and arts highlights

  • From 'Boots' to 'Broadway,' Celebrity Attractions announces eclectic season for Oklahoma City

    BY RICK ROGERS For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Christened “Oh, what a season,” Celebrity Attractions’ Oklahoma City slate for 2015-16 features five main stage musicals whose collective Broadway runs approached 6,000 performances. The five musicals also earned 39 Tony Award nominations and won 11.

  • Oklahoma fine arts notes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    News and notes about fine arts in Oklahoma

  • Bringing Broadway to heartland has its challenges

    BY RICK ROGERS For The Oklahoman   | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    Two decades ago, Oklahoma City often found itself overlooked by new Broadway touring productions that went to larger markets, said Ed Payton, CEO of Tulsa-based Celebrity Attractions. That’s no longer the case, due in part to the revitalization of downtown Oklahoma City. "Today, producers call us asking when they can come to Oklahoma City," Payton said.

  • BC-MO--Missouri News Digest 1 pm, MO

    Updated: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Missouri. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Kansas City bureau at 816-421-4844 or apkansascity@ap.org. Heather Hollingsworth is on the desk. 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 Central. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TOP STORIES: FERGUSON-PROSECUTOR ST. LOUIS — A lawsuit is askin

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community news includes that longtime Norman artist and writer John Brandenburg will give a free reading of his latest work at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Depot in Norman.

  • Dreamer Concepts gallery in Norman closing its doors

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    After 10 years of inspiring young, emerging artists, Dreamer Concepts in Norman is closing its doors. A liquidation sale will be held Saturday at the gallery.

  • Fame finds courtroom artist after Brady drawing goes viral

    Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Rosenberg's courtroom drawing of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is everywhere and now so is she, fending off cyberbullies who disparage her along the way. She's on network television, the radio, in newspapers and across the Internet. Everywhere she goes, so goes her sketch of an edgy Brady in a Manhattan federal courtroom Wednesday, when lawyers argued whether it's fair to suspend him for four games because a Patriots' employee deflated footballs before the Jan. 18 AFC championship game, which New England won. The pastel sketch has been criticized as making Brady look like an aging cartoon villain or a character from "The Walking Dead," or appear as if his face is melting. It's been superimp

  • Brooklyn museum shows art by incarcerated women

    Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum is presenting works of art created by incarcerated women. The exhibition is called "Shared Dining." It's inspired by Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party," a permanent installation at the museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Herstory Gallery. "Shared Dining" runs through Sept. 13. It's the work of 10 women serving time at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Connecticut. Each created a painted dinner plate complete with chalice and cloth runner — made with materials allowed in prison. They substituted Styrofoam cups and paper napkins for Chicago's ceramic gold chalices and cloth napkins.

  • Elaborate Collaborate brings together Oklahoma artists

    By Brandy McDonnell BAM bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    More than 50 Oklahoma artists have participated in a large-scale collaborative art-making project called The Elaborate Collaborate. Friday’s closing reception at the IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City will showcase artworks that look much different than the drawings that were on the walls during last month’s opening event.

  • US returns $15 million Picasso painting stolen from France

    Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday formally returned a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $15 million that had been stolen from a Paris museum more than a decade ago and seized by immigration officials late last year in New Jersey. During a ceremony at the French Embassy, Sarah Saldaña, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officially repatriated the abstract artwork, titled "La Coiffeuse" or "The Hairdresser." It was signed over to Frédéric Doré, the Embassy of France's deputy chief of mission. "There's a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when we return a piece of art like this," Saldaña said. The painting was on its way from Belgium to the New York borough of Queens when it was ide