Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes’ opens in Kent …

Published: Monday, August 29, 2016 <!– View and purchase photos –> KENT Fiber artist Karen Eckmeier’s new exhibit, Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes, will be shown at the Kent Memorial Library, Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. Eckmeier, also known as … Continue reading

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The ‘informel’ whirlwind that swept across Japan

Taro Okamoto’s “Men Aflame” (1955) is a swirling fusion of figuration, surrealism and abstraction. The content addresses the irradiation of Japanese sailors onboard the Dai-go Fukuryu-maru by fallout from American nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll. The painting is part of … Continue reading

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Art review: Self-taught work in wood brims with wit and menace

A jewel box of a show, the modest size and humble sensibility of “A Cut Above: Wood Sculpture From the Gordon W. Bailey Collection” shouldn’t deter viewers from a visit. The High often features smaller, less heralded exhibitions among its … Continue reading

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All Dressed Up: This is a still life

MARIAH PHILLIPS/FOR THE SUN Enlarge Image Catheryn Rodger, Natalia Lebedinskaia, Amber McKenzie-Cochrane and Timothy Brown. Celebrating the opening of “Between III” at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba were art enthusiasts from Westman and beyond on Aug. 25. On display … Continue reading

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The Fantastical Visions of a Forgotten Early 20th-Century Illustrator

Sidney Herbert Sime, “Woods and Dark Animals” (nd), oil on canvas (courtesy Sidney H. Sime Memorial Gallery, via Art UK) Sidney Herbert Sime’s art seems to capture the point at which a dream becomes a nightmare. His early 20th-century illustrations for the fantasy … Continue reading

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Mukilteo performance painter Bill Ball is a real ‘Fireball’

Bill Ball, 49, is an electrician by trade. In 2013, he became an artist in a big way. He started doing live abstract and mural painting at festivals. This week he is among the 70,000 participants at Burning Man, an … Continue reading

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These tattoos aren’t meant to stand out, they’re done to heal

SAGINAW, MI — While most people go to a tattoo shop to get a unique decoration on their bodies, there are a few who go for a different reason. They want to look — and feel — normal again. Raquel … Continue reading

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Still life in those paddling arms for Anne Cairns after Olympics

Manawatu’s Anne Cairns, here competing at the Lagoa Stadium at the Rio Olympics, isn’t ruling out trying for another Games. Manawatu flat water kayaker Anne Cairns isn’t ruling out another tilt at the Olympics, but has four years of paddling … Continue reading

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Lots of landscapes on the local landscape

By Frank Carsey, For Kitsap AE Landscape painting is an old and revered tradition for both amateur and professional artists, and it has a lively history. Early 19th-century practitioners — think Hudson River School — produced monumental scenes of the … Continue reading

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VMAs 2016: All the Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

When it came to performances, what the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards lacked in quantity they more than made up for in quality. In fact, it’s hard to remember a VMAs where so many of the performances were so damn good. … Continue reading

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