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Category: Art on the Go

ARTstrology: Aquarius

January 20-February 18 You can move mountains, great Aquarius. Your sign’s rooting in the celestial water bearer symbolizes power and strength- like a statue. But beware, fearsome water bearer, make sure to rest amidst all those feats of strength! ARTstrology is made possible with support the Henry V. and Frances W.  Christenson Foundation

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Up Close with Making Your Mark

The special exhibition Making Your Mark celebrates the power of surface and craftsmanship in authentic works of art. While these aspects of art are better appreciated in real life, the digital does allow viewers to get closer than you can in the galleries. Omid Shekari’s detailed drawings are set off by glistening, textural passages. Upon close inspection one sees the surface is composed of metal shavings. Shekari grinds shell casings with a grinder before applying the metal to his drawings. Erykah Townsend uses modge podge

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ARTstrology: Capricorn

December 22-January 19 Working hard, or hardly working? You, tough Capricorn, fall in the first category. Capricorns don’t see problems, they see solutions. You have a tendency to be hyper focused on your goals, but don’t let that focus narrow your view. Take a step back and make sure you can see the forest for the trees. Capricornio 22 diciembre – 19 enero ¿Trabajando duro o apenas trabajando? Tú, fuerte Capricornio, caes in la primera categoría. Los capricornianos no ven problemas, ven soluciones. Tienes una

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Island of Misfit Toys- at Home!

Happy December, everyone. For over a decade, the museum has hosted the annual Island of Misfit Toys event in December. During this fun-filled, festive day, we take broken, well-loved toys, smash them to bits, then reassemble them into wacky, wonderful sculptures. It is one of our favorite days of the year. The creatures and structures that come out of the workshop are covered in googly eyes, sparkles, doll arms, and are bursting with creativity.  While we can’t all get together this year to build our

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Making Your Mark

Realism is often a sticking point for viewers. “My kid can do that” is a refrain heard in many galleries. Working artists usually have a well-honed ability to render life realistically, but some of them choose to diverge from that representational approach. Seemingly simple works, bare squiggles on paper, require incredible control of a brush or careful cajoling of a monoprint plate. The new exhibition Making Your Mark offers a panoply of fine craftsmanship. Included are works by nine regional artists, individuals employing their craft

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ARTstrology: Sagittarius

November 22 – December 21 Oh the places you’ll go! Whether it’s through books, movies, or art you love to chase novel experiences. No matter where you are, your sights are always set on a distant horizon. But travel safely Sags! Your sign tends to be impatient, so don’t forget to take a breath before setting out on your next adventure. Sagitario 22 noviembre – 21 diciembre ¡Oh los lugares a los que irás! Ya sea a través de libros, películas o arte, te encanta

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ARTstrology: Scorpio

October 23-November 21 Poor Scorpio. You can be hard to read – like Robert Stivers’ unfocused photo – making you the most misunderstood sign. You’ve definitely got that scorpion stinger, but underneath it all you crave closeness with others. You’re always thinking about your next move, but use that gently! Take time to plan out how to put away that stinger and deepen your connections with loved ones. Escorpio 23 octubre – 21 noviembre Pobre Escorpio. Puedes ser difícil de leer (como una foto desenfocada),

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Morning Train

As a prominent participant in the Regionalist movement, Thomas Hart Benson portrayed scenes of rural America in a manner that appears visually stylized yet reflective of everyday reality. background. Her bent pose is unusual and it is unclear why she has her hands clasped behind her head. Is she injured? Is she trying to take off her dress?

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Market

In this scene from the Great Depression, a street vendor selling melons, pears, and other fruit contends with a dissatisfied customer.

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Torremolinos, Spain

In this mysterious image, a lone figure draped in a flowing white garment seems to press into the wind as an ocean wave breaks in the background. Her bent pose is unusual and it is unclear why she has her hands clasped behind her head. Is she injured? Is she trying to take off her dress?

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