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2014/08/30 08:50
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Jack Balas is a Chicago-born, Colorado-based painter focusing on metaphoric images of men, cross-referenced at times with photos and writing. He is represented in the permanent collections of the...
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2014/08/30 02:19
2014/08/30 02:19
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Jackhammers pound away at the asphalt. Buildings from previous generations — deemed too old or too small — tumble into rubble. Almost everywhere, it seems, cranes tower overhead, a sign of dramatic...
2014/08/29 06:58
2014/08/29 06:58
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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- When you post photographs of yourself and your friends on Facebook, you never really know where they might show up. For a year, artist and filmmaker John Sebelius gathered images...
2014/08/28 23:59
2014/08/28 23:59
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Surrounded by her books in her apartment at Palo Alto’s Moldaw Residences, Frederica Postman picks up her curriculum vitae listing the 16 or so volumes she’s produced since 1970, most of them as...
2014/08/28 23:13
2014/08/28 23:13
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Artist Barbara DeGenevieve was daring in her work, deliberately pursuing subjects grounded in questions of power, class, gender and sexuality, and consistently eliciting controversy and political...
2014/08/27 21:13
2014/08/27 21:13
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The challenge in visiting the Art Institute of Chicago is to get beyond the obvious. Easier said than done. You could spend your time cruising from one iconic work to another, from "Nighthawks" to...
2014/08/27 18:46
2014/08/27 18:46
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A guitarist for the Chicago band Bloodiest was drunk when he drove over and killed a pedestrian over the weekend, prosecutors said. Sean Patrick Riley's Blood Alcohol Concentration measured .161 --...
2014/08/25 05:01
2014/08/25 05:01
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Students taking a walk to the National Mall may have a run-in with Gilbert Stuart’s famous portrait of George Washington, which watches over the city from a bus stop on the corner of Pennsylvania...
2014/08/25 04:13
2014/08/25 04:13
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The city is proposing historic landmark status for parts of Fulton Market and Randolph Street, the traditional meat market district that has attracted restaurants and offices. The city wants to...
2014/08/24 19:48
2014/08/24 19:48
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A Spartanburg native with deep roots in the community, Wise's return home is a palpable motif in her art. After years of producing and exhibiting in Chicago, North Carolina, South Carolina and...
2014/08/23 20:52
2014/08/23 20:52
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LAWRENCE — When you post photographs of yourself and your friends on Facebook, you never really know where they might show up. For a year, artist and filmmaker John Sebelius gathered images from...
2014/08/22 16:42
2014/08/22 16:42
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Abolitionist and renowned painter Sheldon Peck built the house in 1839 and used it as a schoolhouse for the education of his children and others from surrounding farms. The house also served as a...
2014/08/21 17:17
2014/08/21 17:17
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Being enshrined on a postage stamp is not what it used to be in the days when people would argue vigorously over which pop-culture figures were or were not appropriate for this quasi-governmental...
2014/08/21 15:21
2014/08/21 15:21
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Filmmaker/provocateur, humorist, art collector and all-around pop-cultural icon John Waters is coming to Cincinnati on Oct. 11 as part of the opening-week programming of the FotoFocus Biennial 2014....
2014/08/21 05:06
2014/08/21 05:06
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Kurt Volk's office has no windows. That means more room for posters. Grindhouse. Machete and Machete Kills. Predators. Matador. A whole pinboard of character sheets for the upcoming Sin City: A Dame...
2014/08/21 00:36
2014/08/21 00:36
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... and light,” as one number in Sunday in the ParkWith George puts it in deliciously staccato rhythms, are what the post-impressionist painter Georges Seurat was obsessed with manipulating—so the...
2014/08/20 04:56
2014/08/20 04:56
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The images depicted in Lauzon’s artwork might be a revelation to area newcomers: A tobacco barn in Grissettown, the swing bridge in Sunset Beach, Dyke’s Esso station in Shallotte, and an old fishing...
2014/08/18 23:25
2014/08/18 23:25
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Guiding the clay with her fingers as it spun on the wheel, instructor Liz Wheeler stretched the clay cylindrically, higher and higher. "I'm still breathing and keeping my fingers the same distance...
2014/08/17 17:48
2014/08/17 17:48
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For nearly fifty years, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso pushed each other, goaded each other, drew from each other, and tried to best each other. It may not be too much to say that, over the course of...
2014/08/17 03:07
2014/08/17 03:07
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There is something different about this place, all right. We would have a hard time counting the number of letters we've received over the years from visitors delighted, if not bewildered by the...
2014/08/30 08:50
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