Studio Craft

Dreaming of Wine Tastings and Brampton Wine Studio

Cape Town has a pretty huge wine culture. It’s probably comparable to the way Americans view their football games. Yes, Capetonians love their wine. And if that’s the perfect analogy, then Stellenbosch has to be Cape Town’s (wine) mascot. While we can’t make it to our favorite haunt for a …

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These 3 women entrepreneurs not only succeeded, but thrived during the pandemic

The United States Chamber of Commerce reported last summer that small businesses owned by women were “disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic crisis.” Growth and income forecasts looked depressing. But these three women, all over 50, have beaten the odds by embracing digital technology and pivoting …

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River Muse Art Gallery Hosts “Roots” Exhibition | Arts and entertainment

CLAYTON – The “Return to Roots” exhibition opens at the River Muse Art Gallery & Studio with a reception at 3 pm Saturday. “Return to Roots” is a posthumous retrospective of John Elwood Cook’s varied works in watercolor, mixed media, collage, and pen and ink. The joint feature will also …

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How historic Tripoli carpenters craft a survival plan for traditional Lebanese woodwork

The old port district of Al Mina in Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon, is the best known for its cafes and art bars. But its narrow streets with stone houses are also home to the city’s carpenters. From his workshop, Elie Mouchaham brings the final touch to the …

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A mural on the former Santa Ana Army Air Base site could be the first artistic nod to OC history

The rows of Quonset huts off 17th Street in Costa Mesa have always seemed to hint at a past steeped in history, but now a recently painted mural and the man who commissioned it aim to bring that story to life. evidence. Last week, local muralist Nancy Hadley signed an …

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Movers and Shakers: Sandy Kaplan | Manufacturers

By Alice Handelman Sandy Kaplan took her first handmade clay class at Craft Alliance in 1989 with nationally exhibited artist and instructor James Ibur while in the midst of her fundraising career. “My work evolved as I started to create figurative and narrative vessels and sculptures,” she says. “I even …

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In the West, looted bronzes are museum pieces. In Nigeria “They are our ancestors.

BENIN CITY, Nigeria – The young artist leafed through grainy photographs of delicate ivory masks of Queen Idia, seeking inspiration for her own painting of the legendary Warrior Queen. The masks were made around 500 years ago by a guild of sculptors just around the corner from the studio where …

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Three Hollywood stars rebuild their lives in the heart of Texas

“Once you come here it’s hard to leave,” said Ms. Duff, whose movie roles include “Napoleon Dynamite” and “The Wedding Pact,” and who has spent time this year shooting a movie in Fort Wayne, Ind. She noted that each of the friends booked concerts shortly after they closed their doors …

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Taylor Swift’s next album will be ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift announced that the next album she will release will be a 2012 re-recording red. In the middle of a long note about grief she posted on Twitter Friday, Swift wrote, “Imagining your future can always take you back to the past. And that’s all to say that the …

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