Monthly Archives: December 2014

Scalextric slot cars put art in motion

Last month we related how Scalextric’s latest slot car sets are integrating digital controls to produce unprecedented levels of realism in the staging of races, but of course that realism would be largely wasted without equally detailed cars. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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Wildlife artists angle for top prizes, prestige

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — A casual viewer wouldn’t even have noticed. But Stephen Hamrick knew the neck of the buck in the foreground of his painting was a little too thin for a late autumn scene. With a narrow brush, he … Continue reading

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The Tinier the Bubble – Champagne Suggestions for NYE

Still life photo of 3 bottles of rose Champagne on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune) Still life photo of 3 bottles of rose Champagne on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune) Dean Richards … Continue reading

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Woodson column: Check out the art

Steve McCurry, Afghan Border, Pakistan, 1984.(Photo: National Geographic; 50 Greatest is produced and traveled by National Geographic) In the wake of holiday hoopla, bring friends and family to the Woodson Art Museum to explore a world of intriguing visual narratives … Continue reading

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History at Bill Hodges Gallery

Mickalene Thomas, Les Trois Femmes Noires To me the current group show at Bill Hodges Gallery asks such questions as: Historically, how have African American artists had to navigate through an art world dominated by white artists, gallery owners and … Continue reading

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Top 10 art shows as rising rents force out SF artists

gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7313644|article-gallery-5978435|1 The dispersal of notable downtown San Francisco galleries by tech-driven rent spikes made 2014 a pretty bleak year on the contemporary art scene. The tenacity or successful relocation of a few could not offset the disheartening effect of seeing … Continue reading

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Easygoing nature of musical powerhouse Brett Dean

Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 + Open the Internet Browser Click Tools (or “gear” icon at top right hand corner) Internet Options Privacy Advanced Check Override automatic cookie handling For First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies click Accept … Continue reading

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This BBC Commentator’s Notes Are The Greatest Works Of Art We’ve Ever Seen

Cubism, impressionism, pre-raphaelites and realists, these are all arty sounding words and that’s about the sum of our knowledge of the art world. However, let that not get in the way of our ability to usher in a new dawn of artistic … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Big Eyes (2014)

Big Eyes, 2014. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Danny Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter and Terence Stamp. SYNOPSIS: A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the … Continue reading

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Late actor Sugawara’s iconic screen art truck headed for the road again

KUSATSU, Shiga Prefecture–A glitzy semi truck that Bunta Sugawara dazzled moviegoers with in the 1970s is being prepared for the open road again here as a tribute to the late actor. Sugawara, who died at the age of 81 in … Continue reading

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