works art – Nelshael Mon, 14 Mar 2022 23:07:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 works art – Nelshael 32 32 Causeway Craft Trail Creators Prepare for Open Studio Weekend Mon, 14 Mar 2022 23:07:49 +0000

Makers and Collectives are opening their studio doors to the public this weekend (March 19 and 20) as part of Glens Borough Council’s Causeway Coast and Causeway Craft Trail.

A warm welcome awaits, so be sure to come and meet the makers and hear their stories during an up-close experience of basket weaving, pottery, felting, jewelry design, boat making and more.

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You’ll be able to see their studios, enjoy a live demo, and be inspired by the beautiful locations that form the Causeway Craft Trail through the borough.

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Start your journey with a visit to potter Adam Frew who throws functional and unique pots in his converted barn studio in rural Aghadowey, before heading along the River Bann to Elements Studio in Downhill, where McCall Gilfillan creates works of art in a variety of media.

Enjoy spectacular views all the way to the Isle of Jura as you stop at Valkyrie Craft Boatmakers’ workshop perched in the hills before descending into the bustling town of Coleraine to lose yourself in the treasures of Stone Row Artisans, a collective of talented designers – manufacturers and craftsmen.

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Watch potter Babs Belshaw at work as you pause for a home-baked treat in the cafe at Blackheath Pottery near Coleraine, then head to the seaside resort of Portstewart where Flowerfield Arts Center resident ceramicist Fiona Shannon creates tableware inspired by the wild Atlantic coast. .

In nearby Portrush, stop to watch basket weavers Louise and Trevor McLean working on their traditional craft in the workshop behind their house, and don’t forget to visit nearby Frankie Creith Arts, a gallery showcasing works by mixed techniques.

Then head back inland to the village of Bushmills to visit Makers House at The Designerie before continuing to Innisfree Farm, next to the famous Giant’s Causeway, and home to five different makers.

Pay a visit to the Benefield Spencer Glass Studio in Ballintoy – Northern Ireland’s only artisan glassblowing studio – before heading to Ballycastle and the Puffin Gallery, an artist-run gallery and creative hub.

Funded by Tourism NI, Open Studio Weekend is absolutely free and showcases the wealth of creative talent on our doorstep.

The opening hours of the participating studios are:

Adam Frew Ceramics, Aghadowey: Saturday 2pm-5pm
Atlantic Craft NI, Louise McLean, Portrush: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fiona Shannon Ceramics, Portstewart – Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm
Blackheath Pottery, Coleraine – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Benefield Spencer Glass, Ballintoy – Saturday 10am-1pm
The Boat House Gallery & Studio Collective, Giant’s Causeway – Saturday 11am-4pm
Frankie Creith Gallery & Studio, Portrush – Saturday 11am-3pm
Stone Row Artisans Collective, Coleraine – Saturday 10am-5pm
Maker’s House, The Designerie, Bushmills – Saturday 11am-3pm
Elements Studio, McCall Gilfillan, Castlerock – Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm
Valkyrie Craft Boatmaking, Castlerock – Saturday 10am-12pm (Please note this demonstration will take place at the Flowerfield Arts Centre)
Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle – Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm

For more information on the Causeway Craft Trail, go to

Pictured at The Blackheath Pottery taking part in the Open Studio weekend, Karen Smyth (Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Cultural Services Development Officer), Councilor Richard Holmes (Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council), Kerrie McGonigle (Destination Manager) and potter Babs Belshaw.

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A retired chemist’s art quilt displayed at the Indiana State Museum Sun, 27 Feb 2022 05:14:59 +0000 KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Dr. Keith Woods likes to create things. On the wall of his studio, more than 20 plaques shine with a certification that the United States patent office recognizes the originality of the chemicals he synthesized to fight cancer. However, there will be no more plates to add.

Woods makes quilts now.

A self-proclaimed fiber artist, Woods prefers making smaller artistic quilts instead of the usual bed quilts. One of his artistic works has joined the Indiana State Museum’s permanent collection and is now on display in an exhibit called “Collecting Indiana: Recent Art Acquisitions”.

Woods made the art quilt, titled “IN This Together,” at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It took him about a week to do it.

“When this pandemic started, we were kind of reminded that there was a pandemic in 1918 that most of us knew nothing about,” Woods said. “So I went and did a lot of research. And I thought, well, I’m going to do this just as a historical reminder.

“IN This Together” is adorned with images depicting life at the start of the pandemic. Among the images are a mask, hands under a water tap and two rolls of toilet paper – one full with extra fabric hanging from the comforter and another down to its last square of paper.

Woods originally intended to donate the quilt to the Howard County Historical Society. However, the historical society recommended that she call the Indiana State Museum instead, where the quilt could be handled and stored by experts.

Woods said he would likely wait for warmer weather to visit his quilt at the museum.

“Once in a while, when these kinds of things happen, it seems odd that it’s happening to you,” Woods said. “Looks like someone else is doing this stuff.”

Sitting in his living room, the fiber artist recalled a previous artistic achievement.

While studying an arachidonic acid cascade during his career as a chemist for Abbott Laboratories, Woods realized that the double bonds he observed looked like blank sheet music.

“I thought, ‘Oh, if we just put some notes on these things, we could write a piece of music.'”

With the help of his colleague, Richard McCroskey, Woods added notes and ran it through a biological route. The “dumb little piece of music” had an asthma attack halfway through, then resolved it with drug treatment.

People started asking for copies, so Woods and McCroskey started composing new songs.

Woods explained that new chemicals are cataloged with a set of numbers. The melodies he and McCroskey produced after their first song translated these numbers into corresponding notes on a musical scale. In 1996 they had a 14-track album titled “Molecular Music: Abbott’s Greatest Hits”.

A copy of the CD is displayed in Woods’ living room on the tree-shaped shelf he built.

In preparation for a meeting with managers around the world, Abbott’s CEO purchased 500 copies of the CD to distribute at the conference. Before long, thousands of copies were being sent overseas.

When the Austrian branch of Abbott Laboratories celebrated its 25th anniversary, Woods and McCroskey flew out to hear the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform one of their compositions.

“Once in a while these crazy things happen, and it’s like, ‘When did this become my life?'” Woods said.

The retired scientist also compares the quilt to his work as a chemist.

“You take small pieces and put them together in very specific ways to create something more elegant, more useful and more functional,” he said.

Woods said he sees the world through a scientist’s lens — methodically breaking projects into small chunks and solving problems as he works — but wonders if he’s a scientist. formation or nature.

Most scientists, Woods suspects, are scientists by nature. There is a sense of curiosity that drives their investigations.

“In my career, I was an experimenter,” Woods said. “So I’m not afraid to fail; I’m not afraid to try new things. …I just do it.

Woods first discovered the quilting hobby 12 years ago. His mother was determined to make quilts for each of her grandchildren and enlisted the help of her son. After some time reading instructions for her mother, Woods asked if she could teach her how to use the sewing machine.

It all started with a quilt made from recycled materials. Then, in six months, he had made five “real” quilts. Woods said he still has the first real quilt he made — it sits on his bed.

In total, Woods estimates he made at least 20 quilts, some large enough to fit a king-size bed. It only took a week and a half to put together one of the newest quilts he and his mother made.

Although Woods knows several other male quilters, he considers the craft to be female-dominated. He doesn’t necessarily think more men should start quilting, but if they’re interested in the art, he encourages them to give it a try.

“There are these stereotypical male and female roles in life. Law? And I don’t know exactly why, in some cases. Because if I need to do something, I’ll do it,” Woods said. “I think most people are just not adventurous and willful, most people are afraid of failing.”

He added that the hobby is also expensive – a standard bed quilt can cost up to $400 to make.

“The thing is, a bed quilt is so big, and how many bed quilts do you need?” Woods asked. “And they are expensive to give away. And they are expensive to sell when people don’t want to spend $500-600 on a quilt.

Woods’ true passion is art quilting, although it took him a while to consider himself an artist.

He featured several quilts in a show organized by the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild and won an award at the Howard County Fair.

With art quilts, Woods can experiment more often. For example, he began creating double-sided quilts, incorporating designs on both sides of a piece instead of leaving one side blank. Plus, he found a way to turn familiar images — like an owl or the Mona Lisa — into kaleidoscopic new works of art.

As he perfected the craft, Woods learned to reproduce patterns without the aid of instructions. If it comes across a pattern that requires more precision, it simply redraws the pattern.

He began to write his own patterns for pieces he felt were unique and potentially difficult to understand without instructions.

His first pattern, which Woods wrote a few years ago, tells readers how to make a Christmas tree that could hang around the house. He made the first quilted Christmas tree for his mother, who didn’t have enough room in her house for a real tree. When more and more people started asking for his own, he decided that teaching them how to make a tree would be easier than trying to make and sell the trees himself.

Woods is now working on a second design that will teach quilters how to create another tree – this time with a background and additional fabric foliage that hangs from the quilted image.



“IN This Together” will be on display at the Indiana State Museum through July 17. Tickets are $17 for adults, $16 for ages 60 and older, $15 for students, and $12 for children ages 3-17.

The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

For more information, visit or call 317-232-1637.

You can buy quilts made by Woods, or detailed instructions for the Christmas tree pattern he wrote, online at


Source: Kokomo Tribune

Get the latest news from the Fresno Art Museum! Sat, 29 Jan 2022 00:32:34 +0000

Members only event!

Don’t miss Chester Arnold’s artist studio tour live via Zoom from his Sonoma County studio!

Thursday February 17, 2022 at 12 noon!

Learn more about the artist by clicking here.

The retrospective exhibition entitled Reports to the Contrary: A Persistent Vision – Paintings 1971-2021 by Chester Arnold at the Fresno Art Museum opens February 5 and ends June 26, 2022.

Curator Michele Ellis Pracy has drawn on works from public, private and the artist’s own collections, working closely with the artist to curate this fifty-year retrospective which opens next month.

Come and meet this very eloquent man who is responsible for the impressive 20 large-scale paintings, over 18 small paintings, sketchbooks and a selection of rare bronzes in his FAM exhibition.

In the artist’s own words:

“My paintings are part of a visual dialogue that travels far and wide through human history. The pursuit of excellence in this art and craft has led me to explore the natural world and the human events that inhabit it, by constructing stories that celebrate and question our presence in the world.

Although figurative, I seek a way of painting that is richly traditional, yet radically and surprisingly new. I attempt to articulate more than the surfaces and dimensions of reality, invoking the wordless meanings and sensations that only visual art can.

Note that this studio tour will be recorded and available for viewing by non-members of the Museum in the weeks following the live tour.

Museum members: Click here record!

Please note that registrations for this studio tour after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 may not be confirmed.

The winter/spring exhibitions open on February 5 and continue until June 26, 2022.

The Fresno Museum of Art opens its winter/spring exhibition series with three new exhibitions on Saturday, February 5, 2022. An exhibition reception and artist/curator talks will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022. Go to for more information.

A press event will be held at the Fresno Art Museum on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please email RSVP to attend. Please note that masks covering the nose and mouth are mandatory.

Opening February 5, 2022, the Fresno Art Museum is pleased to welcome Andy Warhol’s Wallets: A Life in Pop, Works from the Bank of America Collection. The exhibition will remain open until June 26, 2022. Featuring 94 works of art spanning forty years of photographic screen printing, the exhibition includes portfolios and individual prints by Warhol, beginning with iconic works from the mid-1960s through ‘to a series of monotypes created in 1985. While many works were made in the 1970s and 1980s, their subject matter – iconic people, trends and issues – reflects Warhol’s decades-long process of reflecting the American popular culture.

Warhol was known for transforming photographic imagery (from rather mundane still lifes of fruit to portraits of comic book characters, celebrities and endangered species) through color, design, form and multiples. Due to the endless possibilities of printmaking, Warhol’s portfolios contain a wide range of techniques, from collage and drawing to the use of diamond dust and color variation. The prints illustrate the many aspects of Warhol’s art, including his skill as a colourist. In the last series, Warhol experimented with the process of screen printing to create complex surface layers.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is one of the central figures of the Pop Art movement and one of the most recognizable artists of the second half of the 20th century. Filmmaker, photographer, painter, commercial illustrator, music producer, writer and even model – Warhol was a true radical in his approach to art. The extent and importance of his influence have made him one of the most important artists of our time. He challenged the traditional boundaries of artistic practice, blurring the lines between art, business and life. He turned everyday life into art and art into a way of living everyday life, collecting, documenting, reproducing, experimenting and collaborating with the people, places and things around him.

Warhol’s enthusiasm for life was matched only by his love for methods of capture. He loved the framing device – the camera, the screen print, the empty box, the tape recorder, the shopping bag, the telephone – as much as the content he framed. Perhaps Warhol’s greatest innovation was that he saw no limits to his practice. His pop sensibility embraced an approach to all things art, appropriating images, ideas and even innovation itself. Warhol achieved fame through his work in many types of media, including painting, sculpture, film and publishing, but printmaking has always been central to his art and his way of seeing the world. Through prints, Warhol explored the aesthetics and mechanics of mass-produced imagery and popular culture.

“The arts matter, and Bank of America recognizes the value that museums and exhibits bring to the local economy and to building cultural connections in the community. We are therefore very pleased to be able to lend our Andy Warhol collection to the Fresno Art Museum, one of our long-time partners who will soon be able to exhibit these iconic works to the public,” said Mark Riley, President of Bank of America Fresno/Visalia.

RCMP investigate trio of break-ins in Vernon – Summerland Review Mon, 03 Jan 2022 18:00:00 +0000

After being broken into twice in one night, a downtown store owner was told that even if he catches the culprit, chances are nothing will happen.

Raven Hair Studio on 30th Avenue was first broken into after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28. The second burglary and theft took place a few hours later, after 5 a.m.

“Just long enough to go around downtown, get a police report and get back to bed before the alarm sounds again,” the downtown Vernon store said. “Skilled in their craft, seamless entry. “

Although there was limited damage, approximately $ 1,000 of items were stolen, including gifts for the toy drive draw. But the worst part is that the studio fears these incidents will continue.

“The cops say nothing is likely going to happen if they catch them.”

For now, the store is asking the public to keep an eye out for Sutra blow brushes, flat irons, Ellebaba mascara, colorfast gift sets, Joico products and more.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.

The pink spotted goat was also broken into just before Christmas.

A variety of items ranging from socks to rings, leather wallets to wavy charcuterie boards and unique works of art were stolen on December 22 at around 3:30 a.m.

“If you receive any of these gifts as a gift, please let me know. All I want is for them to come back with no questions asked, ”the 29th Avenue store said.

The RCMP also witnessed this break-in after an employee arrived at work to find the front door smashed. A stone would have been used to break the glass.

“The initial investigation suggests that the incident took place around 3:30 a.m. and that approximately $ 5,000 in merchandise was stolen from the company,” said RCMP media relations officer. , Const. said Chris Terleski.

Meanwhile, it has been over a month since a downtown pawnshop was also broken into and will not reopen until it fixes its door.

Talk of the Town Pawn is offering a $ 1,000 reward to anyone who knows who broke into (as written on the plywood boarding the 30th Avenue store) on November 30th.

“Police continue to investigate the incidents and ask anyone with information about the break-ins to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171,” Terleski said.

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Decorative trends that add to the curb appeal of your home Fri, 10 Dec 2021 09:03:02 +0000


Check out these trends that will add curb appeal to your home, says Teja Lele Desai

Who would have thought, when the pandemic erupted in 2020, that we would still be (sort of) confined to our homes as we approach 2021? Despite the vaccines, fears of a third wave and increased incidences have put us on our backs and keep us at home.

In such a scenario, it makes sense to give the house a switcheroo as we move into a new year. New year, new starts – and all that. Let’s start with the living room, the place where the family laughs, learns and lives. Here’s what you can try out here:

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The ladder shelf

A stylish shelving unit that makes as much of a statement as the things you put on it. What’s not to like? It can be stacked with accessories or showcase books and keepsakes.

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The statement mirror

There are works of art and there are works of art, but a decorative mirror makes your wall stand out. Are you going to have yours framed in wood or go for a sunburst?

Goodbye TV

Once upon a time, television went hand in hand with a living room. But as it has moved to the informal area or bedroom, it’s time to spend some time in a room that fosters conversation.

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Thrown on the couch

They can have a very chilly vibe, but we love the stylish touch knit throws and blankets added to the living room on a cold day.

Accent ceilings

Colorful, carpeted walls have been around for decades. But the color and accents such as wallpaper, panels or ceiling beams add a completely different look.

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DIY everything

With the DIY craze sweeping the country, a DIY decorating project was a sure find in the living room. It could be a bottle or a lamp made of thread, an embroidered pillow or a button.

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Geometric prints

We loved the Chevron trend, which is why no one was complaining about the glut of geometries seen in the living room. Whether it was the walls, the upholstery or the art, geometric prints were present. And how.

New Neutrals

For a long time, neutrals translated into beige and boredom. But now a neutral can be almost any shade – blush, jade, tourmaline, agate or gray. Just use it as a monochrome and stun visitors.

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Global textiles

Whether it’s Killim Turkish rugs, Moroccan poufs, ikat pillows, or phulkari tapestries, colorful and embroidered folk textiles could be spotted in living rooms galore.

Cool comfort

All living areas are complemented by bathrooms. The decor of the bathroom receives as much attention as that of the other rooms; it is important to remember the golden rule: a clean and breathable design. Whether it’s an en-suite bathroom, powder room, or a fancy shower stall, here’s how you can make a splash:

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Stone style

What wood does to floors, stone does to bathroom decor. It adds style and some seriousness. Stone doesn’t have to make your bathroom look cold; look for warm colors and use options like stone basins, tubs, wall coverings or even shelving.

Sustainable design

With the environment and conservation on everyone’s mind, it’s no surprise that sustainable design remains a winner. Low-flow faucets, faucets and showerheads work with solar heating systems to protect the environment and lower your bills.

Patterned tiles

Who says tiles have to be glued to walls and floors? Experimenting with tiling, be it herringbone, herringbone, mosaics or geometric patterns, is a must these days. Choosing a striking tile pattern can create a big impact!

Large mirrors

Whether square, round or rectangular, large mirrors that allow you to see yourself should be an integral part of the bathroom. Instead of just sticking them to the wall, framing them in wood or other materials can help make a bold statement.

Save space

In an age where we are constantly short on space, space-saving designs reign supreme. Creative layouts, innovative designs, and smart storage options ensure space isn’t as big an issue as it could have been. Open shelves no longer need to be relegated to the kitchen – show off colorful mugs, candles and toiletries.


Around Town: Helena Area Arts & Entertainment News Released Thursday, November 25 | Local Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:00:00 +0000


” I found it ! »Opening of the gift fair at Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy’s holiday gift show, “Found It! 100 Treasures Under $ 100 “is now open at Myrna Loy, 15 N. Ewing, and will run until December 31st.

A variety of Michael Fast Buffalo Horse ledger art is part of the “Found It!” gift show at Myrna Loy.

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“More than 25 artists contributed to the exhibition,” says artist and co-curator Amy Brakeman Livezey.

Brakeman Livezey is among them, having contributed to five small abstract figurative paintings in mixed media.

“There is a nice variety of 2D artwork,” she said, including landscape paintings by Barbara Rusmore, watercolors by Terry Cohea and small cartoon paintings by Jay Crider.

There is also functional pottery from Sarah Dargan and Richard Swanson and a range of unique and affordable jewelry, ornaments and ceramics from some of Helena’s favorite artists.

The show, which is co-hosted by Brakeman Livezey, Leah Cupino, DD Dowden and Janelle DeBray, will host two shopping events with several artists appearing as guests: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 27 and 4 p.m. at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 15.

But you can also shop daily at Myrna Loy, 15 N. Ewing, from noon to 7:30 am on weekdays, and during movie hours on weekends.

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Money raised through the sale will support the Myrna Loy Grants to Artists program.

For more information, visit or call 406-443-0287.

1 + 1 = 1 The gallery holds an annual holiday sale

The 1 + 1 = 1, 434 N. Last Chance Gulch Gallery, holds its eighth annual holiday exhibition featuring over 1,400 unique and affordable works of art from 56 artists. Everything in the exhibit is $ 400 or less, with many pieces under $ 100.

The show runs until January 8.

The open house dates are November 27 (Shop Small Saturday), December 11 and 18.

1 + 1 = 1 The gallery holds an annual holiday sale

Jewelry, ornaments, pottery and more are among the items available for the annual Holiday 1 + 1 = 1 sale.

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Also featuring ceramic sculpture and functional pottery; ornaments; carpentry, mixed media, collages, encaustic and hand-blown glass art, as well as jewelry.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 am; Saturday 10 – 5. Closed Sundays and Mondays. For more information call 406-431-9931, email,, Instagram:, website:

Bray Holiday Show in the new auction gallery

The Archie Bray Foundation is holding its holiday sale until December 23 at its new auction gallery, 2915 Country Club Av., And online at

The sale features functional and sculptural ceramic objects handmade by current and recent resident artists of Bray, including jewelry, mugs, bowls, sculptures, ornaments, magnets and more. New items added regularly.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends and will be closed for Thanksgiving. Masks required.

For more information, call The Bray at 406-443-3502 ext. 118 or visit The galleries are free and open to the public.

Tara Wilson Holiday Pottery Sale

Tara Wilson will be hosting her annual open workshop and pottery sale on Saturday December 11 and Sunday December 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will feature handmade ceramics by Wilson and guest artists Michaela Bromberek and Nikita Nenashev. Stop by for the holiday festivities and craft gifts!

Tara Wilson Holiday Pottery Sale

Tara Wilson will host her annual open workshop and pottery sale from December 11 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tara Wilson Studio, 64 Holmes Gulch Rd. (I-15 exit South Helena, south on Colonial Dr., west on Holmes Gulch) 406-426-0998.

HoHo Holter on sale now

The Holter Museum of Art’s HoHo Holter Holiday Sale and Bazaar runs through December 27, and features beautiful and unique pieces from over 25 local and regional artists.

This year the Holter, 12 E. Lawrence, will host its very first silent HoHo Holter auction from November 29 to December 17.

To celebrate the holidays, the Holter is teaming up with its incredible artists HoHo to present a holiday-themed auction, featuring works by Leah Cupino, Chip Clawson and Kelly Bourgeois and includes items ranging from jewelry, paintings, photographs , ceramics, experiments and Holter pieces made by the staff.

HoHo Holter on sale now

The Holter Museum of Art’s HoHo Holter Holiday Sale and Bazaar runs through December 27 and features works by over 25 local and regional artists.

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To register and bid on these exclusive items, visit the online auction portal: There is no charge to register. The HoHo Holter silent auction will go live on Monday, November 29 at noon and close on Friday, December 17 at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit

This year, the Holter also offers many holiday-themed workshops and events to help spread the holiday spirit. Visit to see the full program of events and workshops.

For more information on the events and activities of the HoHo Holter Holiday Sale, visit or call the museum at 406-442-6400.

Opening of West Mont Winterfest and the tree park

West Mont & West Mont Flower & Trading Co. is holding their ninth annual Winterfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4.

Items include: trees, wreaths, unique gifts, and a few surprises.

The Tree Lot Opens: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2910 N. Montana Ave. (between Town Pump and Valley Bank).

Other hours: Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 29 Nov-Dec 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 6-9, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All profits go to people with disabilities.

Christmas craft fair in the countryside

The 7th Annual Craft Show to benefit the Tri-County Wolves Special Olympics Team will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 27 at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

This show features artisans and craftspeople from all over Montana with great gifts and home décor including Christmas decorations, jewelry, rustic and reclaimed art, Montana products, homemade soaps and lotions. handmade, laser-cut metal and wood items, leather goods, wall hangings, DIY kits, and more.

Sponsored by: Heavenly Enterprises, Juniper Maiden and Tri-county Wolves Special Olympics Team.

Look for them on Facebook.


Dedication of the book Cardiello

Theresa Cardiello, owner of Cardiello Art Garage, recently wrote two political satire stories and had them turned into “zines” (little books).

Dedication of the book Cardiello

Cardiello Art Garage owner Theresa Cardiello recently wrote two political satire stories and had them turned into “zines” (little books). She will host a book signing on November 28 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at 912 8th Ave.

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Both comment on issues raised in 2020. “Ducks and Penguins 2040” examines the political climate and environmental and global warming issues, while “Pigs 2050” deals with the 2020 elections and the pandemic.

Cardiello will organize a book signing and an open house on Sunday, November 28 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Cardiello Art Garage is located at 912 8th Ave.


Rock and electronic music at the rendezvous

After a two-year hiatus, Rocket to Uranus with Acoustic Roll plays space rock’n’roll surf music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 26 at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room.

Synthesis, with Telephonetic, a project by Josh Loveland; Snowschool, a project by Josh Stumberg; and HNNH, playing Club Music, will perform from 8:30 am to midnight on Saturday, November 27.

For all event information: Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1535 Dodge Ave., or call 406-442-5960.

The tunes of Montana Club

The State Champions with John Dendy, Aaron Parrett and John Flynn perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 26 in the Montana Club’s second-floor dining room, 24 W. Sixth Ave.


Great discussion about the book read

Lewis & Clark Library has selected “An American Sunrise” by American poet laureate Joy Harjo for this year’s NEA Big Read event this month.

This week’s events include a book discussion with the Montana Historical Society

Tuesday November 30 at noon.

Register in advance for this meeting at: You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

Quincy Bjornberg and Samantha Vulles and Rachel Pichardo will lead the group together and discuss this year’s NEA Big Read selection.


The beloved classic “Little Women” on stage at Grandstreet

A new adaptation of “Little Women,” the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, runs through December 19 at the Grandstreet Theater, 325 N. Park Ave.

This Kate Hamill adaptation of the Civil War story of tomboy Jo March and his three sisters – Meg, Beth and Amy – is hailed by many critics for how it honors the spirit of the original story Alcott while making it fresh for a new era 150 years later.

Little Women at the Grandstreet Theater

A scene from the Grandstreet Theater production of “Little Women”, which runs until December 19th.

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The shows are: from December 1 to 5; December 15 to 19, Wednesday to Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 2:30 p.m. at the Grandstreet Theater,

Tickets are $ 27 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; $ 23 Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings; $ 17 – Children 18 and under.

Contact Grandstreet Box Office (afternoon) at 406-447-1574, or

All spectators are required to wear a mask during the entire performance.

Hélène’s film lists


760 Great Northern, 442-4225,

● Ron has gone wrong, PG

● Clifford, the big red dog, PG

● Ghostbusters: the afterlife, PG-13

The Myrna Loy

15 N. Ewing, 443-0287,

]]> Alum from metallurgy shares daily life, promotes exhibition Thu, 11 Nov 2021 00:57:14 +0000

Emery wainscott
Lifestyle editor

Alum Jo Bennett’s typical workday begins with a cup of coffee, the WKMS morning news, and an in-depth reading of some theories and research.

Once in their art studio, they prepare for a full day of productions and commissions, with maybe a client consultation or two.

“[My favorite things are] the ability to manipulate material that is often viewed as hard and immobile, ”Bennett said. “I continue to be amazed at what can be done with just a little skill. Second is seeing customer appreciation, hearing how much they like to wear or use what I create, often showing off when they see me.

Bennett creates works of art using goldsmithing. Metallurgy uses a variety of processes such as casting, forging and fabrication, Bennett said.

Bennett rents his art studio from the Murray Art Guild, where they also volunteer, help out at the guild market, and answer questions from visitors or workshop attendees.

Their exhibition, “Leftovers”, after two years of preparation, opened as planned on Friday, November 5 at the Murray Art Guild.

While studying art and design at Murray State, they discovered metallurgy and today use it in their own studio, JBenn Studio. Some of the commissioned pieces they make are legacy pieces, such as Reformed jewelry made from a mother and grandmother’s wedding rings.

Originally, Bennett’s career plan was to attend pastry school and work in a bakery. After graduating, they said that they had lost interest in the field, but still wanted to continue with art, so they returned to Murray State to join the art and design program.

“As part of the program, I took the opportunity to explore as many areas and processes as possible, but eventually fell in love with the craft field, which allowed me to focus on on metallurgy and woodworking, ”Bennett said.

Their exhibition features work from the college to date. Bennett said they saw it as a continuation of their past work.

“I’ve always been drawn to the nature of fragility and the ephemeral, and the desperate attempts we often make to preserve memory or prevent loss,” Bennett said. “The result is an object that acts as both a memorial and a memento mori. “

After graduating from Murray State, Bennett found himself without a studio to work in. They said they left their previous job for personal and medical reasons.

“I thought I’d rather break my back doing what I love rather than doing it in a dead end job without support and appreciation,” Bennett said. “This decision was made easier thanks to the tremendous support of everyone at the Guild as well as friends and colleagues from the great Forge community.

As a solution, they decided to rent a private studio from Murray Art Guild in 2018. They said the environment in the Guild was incredibly supportive of their efforts as an artist.

“Honestly, I don’t know where I would be without them,” Bennett said. “In fact, this show was scheduled two years ago this month when I announced that I would be going into business for myself as a full-time artist, jeweler and silversmith. It has been quite an opportunity to build towards and I am always grateful for their support and willingness to help celebrate this milestone with me.

After a day at the studio, Bennett said they felt exhausted, but the job wasn’t done yet. Administrative work, such as accounting, social media, emailing, or answering phone calls, occupies a large portion of their nights.

“The best nights, however, are when I work on personal projects while continuing to explore other forms of media; lately, its fibers and weaving, ”Bennett said. “Despite all this hard work and sometimes not-so-fun tasks, I haven’t woken up dreading my job yet.”

Bennett said they draw inspiration from many local artists.

“There are so many talented artists here in Murray and the surrounding area, it’s hard to say,” Bennett said. “I think what inspires me the most is their determination and dedication to the job they love so much, as well as their sense of community and their willingness to share their knowledge and support others in the process. aim to develop the artistic community and ensure its survival. “

The reception for the “leftovers” will be held at 5 pm on Friday, November 12 at the Murray Art Guild.

6 unique wall decorations that will make your room look cool Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:12:32 +0000


The empty walls in your bedroom are filled with endless possibilities and if you’ve been thinking about redecorating your own, now is the perfect time. While it doesn’t seem to make a significant difference at first, adding a few rooms to your wall can make your rooms a lot more personalized. If you overdo it with the wrong combination, you may end up with a wall that looks extravagant. However, if you add just the right number of rooms, it will look so cool that anyone who visits the room will be in awe. So if you’re ready to turn this wall into a masterpiece, keep reading as we’re going to take a look at the various unique wall decorations you can make yourself.

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1. Art pieces

If you are an art lover, nothing better than having these beautiful works of art hanging on your walls. There are two ways you can decorate your wall to catch the attention of passers-by.

  1. Miniature paintings: Grouping miniature paintings on the wall can symbolize the things that matter most to you. Adding a theme to these can make it even better. For example, you can focus on abstracts and play with miniatures to make your room more artistic and creative.
  2. Large-scale art: We all know this wall with an oversized piece of art that catches the eye as soon as they walk into the room. So if you are looking to decorate the wall of a room that is not spacious enough, this can be a good idea.

2. Fabrics

A wall tapestry is capable of adding pattern, color and texture to your room. The feeling of softness it creates can be very relaxing for any room. While you can hang a painting done on a piece of fabric, you can also consider a flag wall hanging. According to the designers of Ultimate Flags, wall tapestries with flags can help people better understand your beliefs and are one of the most sought-after decorations. Which flag you add depends on your personal beliefs and preferences, there are plenty of options and you can customize it however you like.

3. Mirrors

If you have a home that isn’t spacious enough, mirrors will be a great addition to your walls. Whether you hang an oversized mirror or display several small mirrors on a wall, their light reflection will make your room brighter and more spacious.

4. Shelves

Installing shelving on the wall will not only make your wall less empty, but also make your room more spacious by providing space to put certain items in it. Shelves are also very useful as they can be ideal for books as well as centerpieces.

5. Wall lights

Sconces can add a lot of volume to walls while still being minimalist in appearance. In fact, adding them to your wall will not only decorate it, but also eliminate the need for a bedside lamp. Choosing the right light color to suit your room and your painting can also accentuate the beauty of the whole room.

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Decorating the walls can be tricky due to the variety of choices available, but leaving them empty can make the room feel empty. Therefore, we have taken a look at some of the most unique wall decors that can make your room look cool. Adding them to your wall will not only add texture to your room, but also bring it to life.


23 Best Cheap Home Decor Websites Tue, 19 Oct 2021 01:54:00 +0000


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Everyone loves to freshen things up in their home, until you go check it out and see how much your tiny bedroom overhaul will actually cost. But you don’t have to empty your bank account (or tear up your vision board completely) for all of this to happen. You just have to know where to find the best deals. Often times, you can find similar items and styles in more affordable stores and lightly used furniture stores if you are willing to do some serious browsing. Some stores even carry the more expensive brands you already love at a big discount. And there are plenty of brands you might never have heard of that have affordable, quality parts you’ll love.

These sites are about to become your must-haves for inexpensive but quality and trendy interior design. From stores you probably already frequent (Wayfair and Amazon) to brands you didn’t even know that sold home goods in the first place (hello, H&M and Nordstrom), here’s where you can get some amazing deals on stylish decor. that you’ve dreamed of. Finally, HomeGoods is included as a destination for online shopping! Consider this permission to rethink your small space and shop big, for less.

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Combine the power of free one-day or two-day delivery with Prime with tons decor and furniture options from in-house brands like Rivet, not to mention designer collections like Jonathan Adler’s Now House line.




Walmart might not be your go-to home decor destination, but if you haven’t yet discovered the magic of their new home lines, that is about to change right now. Along with insanely low prices, you’ll find collections from celebrities like Drew Barrymore, not to mention Walmart’s sleek internal lines like MoDRN.




It doesn’t matter if you are looking for furniture, rugs, artwork, planters, storage baskets or anything else for that matter, because whatever you need you are sure to find find it at Wayfair, in a variety of decor styles, nothing less. And with near constant sales, you’ll always be doing good business.


Urban outfitters


If you’ve ever added home decor items to your Anthropologie basket and found it was way over your budget, head to their sister brand, Urban Outfitters. It’s the same cool bohemian vibe (think of all the colors, patterns, and textures) but at a more affordable price.


Household items


Yes, your favorite place to shop for cushions, candles, rugs, cute decorations and more has launched an online store! HomeGoods has the best secret gems and you can happily discover them without queuing. It’s impossible to leave the store empty-handed and we’re sure their online offerings will have you checking out every time.




While Michaels can be cataloged simply as a place to find supplies for DIY interior decorating projects, the retailer has plenty of pre-made interior decorating accents at good prices. Whether you are looking for a frame or seasonal decor, you should keep it high on your list of choices when it comes to refreshing your decorating space.




At EcoVibe, sustainability and affordability go hand in hand, proving that you don’t have to spend a fortune to buy products made with ethical practices. EcoVibe has products like rugs, mirrors, throws, and kitchenware, and even has a clothing section if you just can’t get enough. It’s also a great place to shop for gifts, thanks to its curated gift boxes section with fun care packages for everyone on your list.


Joss & Main


Joss & Main organizes their selections by styles – Modern Farmhouse or Cottage Living, for example – so you can easily shop for your entire home to suit your design aesthetic.


Global market


Furniture, home decor, rugs – you name it, they have it (even the food!). You will get unique finds from around the world that are totally original and at prices that won’t hurt your wallet!


Justina Blakeney’s Jungalow


If you like bohemian decor, you must take a look at Justina Blakeney’s Jungalow. While the price is a bit higher than some of the stores on this list, there are still plenty of more affordable pieces (from bedding and shower curtains to planters and tableware!) The space of your dreams.


All Modern


Think of AllModern as Wayfair’s more hip and daring cousin. If modern and stylish decor is what you are looking for, this site will keep your decor on point. and your budget under control.


Effortless composition


Whether you are looking for decorative items, cushions, tableware, mirrors, elegant storage or works of art, Effortless Composition has you covered. Everything in stock is selected by hand, and the brand’s mission is also incredibly relevant – she says her products are for people who “don’t just want to live in their home, they want to love every inch of it.”




Etsy may take a little more research to find something great, as all items are sold by individual sellers and the majority are handmade, but that’s half the fun. They have everything from artwork and decor to furniture, and you can even find some lovely antique finds.


Nordstrom Support


That’s right, Nordstrom Rack isn’t just a great resource for discount designer clothing; you will also find many offers on interior decoration. Products for sale from brands like Anthropologie, Nest, Kate Spade New York and many more abound.




IKEA has so much more in store for you than the furniture and flatbed storage solutions you’re used to: you’ll find tons of decorations, kitchenware, lighting and even realistic fake plants at the brand, as well. that tons of parts you can use for DIY projects.


Uncommon goods


You won’t find any furniture or big ticket items here, but it’s an amazing place to, well, rare interior decoration accents. If you want the most unique lighting, wall decor, or decorative items you can find on a budget, this should be your new choice.




You can buy clothes and housewares in one at H&M. Their linens are deadly, their pillows and rugs have a lot of personality, and they also have some pretty coveted cookware, all for the same low price you’re used to in their clothing sections.




There are a lot comb through at Overstock, and you’ll probably spend a lot of it, but if you’re up for digging, you can find some really awesome stuff that goes with any decorating style.




Get into Target for one thing, hang out with a whole bunch of stuff you don’t need – and the same goes for online too. But with affordable house brands like the modern Project 62 furniture line and boho-chic Opalhouse finds, how can you resist?




Gilt is where you go when you want to score designer brands without the designer price tag. You’ll find new sales on the site all the time, so check back regularly for the newest and freshest parts to buy.




Society6’s home decor collection features artwork from tons of independent artists, making it a stellar destination for a range of styles. Whether you want home decor-inspired wallpaper or rustic patterned cushions, you’re sure to find something you love at an affordable price.


TJ Maxx


More than just a place of teenage bliss, TJ Maxx is filled with everything from cushions and rugs to planters and side tables. And everything is super affordable, which makes the store a go-to place for all your decorating needs.


Bed bath and beyond


There is almost always an offer or coupon to use at Bed Bath & Beyond. This is a good thing because the retailer’s interior design section is expansive, with candles, curtains, mirrors, wall art, etc., and we bet you won’t be able to leave the store with a single bag.

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Did you panic to buy your house? Here’s how to fall in love with it Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:29:00 +0000


Sold! And the buyer is you. It should be pure excitement, but in an unfamiliar suburb, thinking about that odd layout, the brown kitchen, and the dark bedroom in the back, it can also make you doubt yourself. Can this house ever feel like home?

Agents now find themselves helping buyers move outside of their preferred suburbs and into homes that don’t have “everything”, due to rising house prices in Melbourne.

“There are a lot of buyers like that, especially first-time buyers; they start in a different area and end in our area, even on the other side of town, ”says David Taylor, sales manager for YPA Glenroy.

With the competition so hot, it’s hard to find a dream home. Photo: FollowTheFlow

“Prices are going up so quickly that some people are moving into areas because that’s what they can afford,” says Taylor, who often hears customers complaining that a house doesn’t tick their boxes.

Ashley Weston, director of Ray White Frankston, is aware of this complaint. With 90 percent of its shoppers from outside the region, some know only Frankston’s old reputation, not its transformation into a pleasant green suburb by the bay.

Not only does he have to sell the neighborhood, recommend cafes, for example, but he also has to help buyers realize that they might like a poorly decorated house that is smaller or older than their dream. For example, when selling in older housing developments across the state, Weston shows first-time buyers photos of past sales of identical homes that have undergone improvements.

“The kitchen and bathroom are the same, but I can show them what was done with just paint and some very minor work,” he says.

The power of paint cannot be underestimated, says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Head of Colors and Communications at Dulux.

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It’s easy to underestimate the power of a coat of paint. Photo: Jodie Johnson

“The easiest thing to change a house when you first get there is to change the color of the front door,” she says. “Every time you open this door you feel right at home.”

Painting can do much more. It can demarcate spaces, brighten dark rooms, modernize older homes and create comfort, explains Lucena-Orr: “Adding your colors will be more your home, your colors, your personal choice. “

Her advice includes avoiding cool whites – darker rooms need warm whites or an all-encompassing dark color. Lucena-Orr’s own bedroom is made of charcoal.

Painting the baseboards and walls the same color gives a contemporary look, just like painting old wood.

Tile and bench paints give an old kitchen an immediate youthful look. Mix an old fireplace in the wall behind with textured paint.

“Functional walls can distract from something else, for example, if you have to keep an ugly space heater,” says Lucena-Orr. “Use another wall with a beautiful color and a beautiful paint. “

Drastic changes may not be necessary, a little tinkering could do the trick. Photo: iStock

With many of us at home, she recommends differentiating spaces with paint. “It’s fantastic to have a different color in your workspace, because when you step out of it to another more relaxing space, it triggers the feeling of being at home. “

And to really make this new home your own, forget about the choice of colors for a future resale. “You buy it to make it your own.”

It’s a view that Melbourne-based psychologist Meredith Fuller endorses. You won’t fall in love with a house if you move out thinking about getting rid of it, she says.

“It’s really important to remember that as long as you’re in this space your home is a reflection of you, so the space you live in has to be something you’re comfortable with.”

Fuller says buyers need to be thinking, “What I can do is create the best I can here to reflect my style, my needs, my values.

“Some people spit the dummy, say, ‘This is not a house I want to stay in for the long haul,’ and they won’t get attached to her, so they feel alienated and cranky.”

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Colors that make you happy will instantly enhance the mood of the room. Photo: KatarzynaBialasiewicz

Color can be crucial in creating warmth, coziness, and a reflection of personality and is easily achieved, Fuller says.

Also think about the flow of the house and what is boring or inconvenient. You do not like him ? Change it.

“For example, change where you place your bedroom rather than where the bedroom ‘should’ be,” she says.

Fuller’s house, renovated with psychologist husband Brian Walsh, was a wreck when they bought it.

She recommends tackling the pieces one at a time or it gets overwhelming.

Fuller says personal touches, from family photos to travel memories, are touchstones that enhance the feel of a space. Her home is comfortable, with bookcases filled with books on the couple’s interests, photos of special people, and keepsakes.

“In this way, our rooms are warm, welcoming, soothing and grounded. Our bedroom has two walls of books behind the bed for easy access. We have arranged our rooms to our liking.

“The more objects you have that tell you something… the more energy you get from the place that reflects you. It is your energy that makes a place come alive.

Refurbishing existing rooms in the house and adding new touches is a good way to start. Photo: contrastaddict

Putting that energy into small improvements can mean big changes, says stylist Kim Hallis, director of real estate and interior design firm Create Expectations.

These include filling the bathroom, steam cleaning the carpets, using the state government energy upgrade program to switch from halogen lights to hot LEDs, giving a feeling of luxury. with beautiful cushions and find interesting works of art.

The key is planning, says Hallis. Determine your colors and how they fit together, and make sure the furniture is the right size.

“My advice is to plan things out, create a mood board or an inspiration board,” she says. “If you can’t have what you want, you can create something beautiful for yourself.

“It’s about putting your whole heart into it. Think, ‘I’m going to make this as beautiful as possible and enjoy it.

Fuller says this process should begin on the day of purchase.

“The settling-in period gives you time to anticipate being home,” she says, and recommends visiting your new neighborhood to start bonding with it.

“It’s really a mental attitude,” Fuller said. “It’s about saying, ‘It’s my right now and I’m going to make the most of it,’ because the more joyful you have, the more chance you’ll have to create happiness.”