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Artist defies classification

HARTFORD, CONN – (PNAN) – The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will present “Gorey’s Worlds,” the first museum exhibition to contextualize the work of celebrated American author and illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000) going on view Saturday, February 10, 2018 and remaining on view through May 6, 2018.        Gorey bequeathed 73 objects he accumulated […]

December 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Bugle Section,Connecticut,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN | Read More »

‘Muffler people’ brighten up a highway

When a small muffler shop on the highway near Walters, Oklahoma, started piling old, beat-up mufflers around their store sign, they didn’t realize they were laying the foundation for an attention-getting art display that would bring lots of good publicity to their business.   Beverly Scott, art teacher at MacArthur Junior High School in Lawton, […]

December 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette Journal,News (Time related),Oklahoma,Paint Box Section | Read More »

Photo Club to exhibit works

ST. MARYS, OH – (NWPR) – The Grand Lake Photo Club will exhibit a collection of unique photography from local club members in the gallery at Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center. The exhibit opens on Friday, January 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and will remain on view through February 9, 2018. About The Grand Lake […]

December 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio | Read More »

Outside is artist’s paradise

BLOOMINGTON, MN – (PNAN) –  Featuring the work of Lisa Bigalke in the exhibit, “On the Status of Fields and Rocks” opens Thursday, January 11 through February 25, 2018 in the Atrium Gallery at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. What began as a journey to become closer to her father, this series of reductive […]

December 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,At the Galleries,Minnesota,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section,People and Places | Read More »

Works of fashion will dazzle the eyes

COLUMBUS, OH – (AAPNW) – Making the Wexner Center for the Arts, his first major museum retrospective of his work and the only Midwest stop, the exhibition, “All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion” will feature more than 70 ensembles of fashions from the 1990s, opening Saturday, February 3, 2018 and remaining on view through April […]

December 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Ohio,PaletteBoards Section,People and Places | Read More »

Nagle supplies the ‘sleighs’

TOLEDO, OH- (AAPDN) Although an affiliate of the national organization, a special aura surrounds the community of Perrysburg, Ohio, one that has been supported, nourished and driven by the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. (https://perrysburg-oh.toysfortots.org) The Program ‘s “primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy […]

December 2017 | Posted in Humanities,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio,People and Places | Read More »

Across the pond artists to show in NYC

  NEW YORK CITY, NY (AAPDN) – Opening Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Quin in New York City, this new exhibition, “The Voice of a Generation” will feature works by three UK-based artists: Alexandra Lethbridge, Jasmine Pradissitto and Tim A. Shaw. In this mixed-media show, it will present the artist’s works of visual and […]

December 2017 | Posted in New York,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Visual bonds of humanity

ANCHORAGE, AK (AAPDN) – Currently on view at the Anchorage Museum through April 2018, “Neighbors: Portraits by John Raymond Mireles” are his photographs of people up-close, full of character and larger-than-life. Throughout Mireles travels, his portraits captures the faces of America; thusly, documenting communities who make up our national identity, reminding us what it means […]

December 2017 | Posted in Alaska,At the Museums dept,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN | Read More »

50th re-bonds US-Swiss friendship

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AAPDN) – Each year, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery showcases a portrait created by a foreign artist in an exhibition designed around that artwork. Opening Friday, December 15, 2017, “Portraits of the World: Switzerland” featured work for this year’s inaugural exhibition is “Femme en Extase” (Woman in Ecstasy), a portrait of the Italian […]

December 2017 | Posted in At the Galleries,At the Museums dept,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,Washington D.C. | Read More »

Life-at-sea quest show’s theme

RAPID CITY, SD (AAPDN) – “The Curious Art of Jerry Root” is on view until Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center.      Being a self-taught artist and a lifelong resident of Rapid City, Root honed his skills at sign painting, which led to designing casino […]

December 2017 | Posted in News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,South Dakota | Read More »

Arts to come alive at event

  SPARTANBURG, SC – (PNAN) – Opening Thursday, January 19, 2017 during ArtWalk, the West Main Artists Co-Op headlines this event with two new art exhibits. In addition, at 7:00 pm a live comedy performance by Sparkle City Improv, will be in performing during the event which opens at 5:00 pm and runs through 9:00 […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-in-Performance Section,Centerstage Section,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section,South Carolina | Read More »

Exhibit offers ‘spinning’ works of art

  ATHENS, GA – (AAPNW) – “To Spin a Yarn: Distaffs, Folk Art and Material Culture” opens Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Georgia Museum of Art through April 16, 2017. This exhibition consists of about 40 decorated wooden distaffs, or spinning implements. Dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, the distaffs come from regions […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,At the Museums dept,Georgia,News (Time related),PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Unknown whys to be revealed

  NASHVILLE, TN – (AAPNW) – Opening Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, nearly 100 paintings and sculptures reveal a complex array of both human and divine figures, made between the late thirteenth and early twentieth centuries, we be on exhibit in the “Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,At the Centers dept,News (Time related),PaletteBoards Section,Tennessee | Read More »

Works explore gaps of life

  BLOOMINGTON, MN – (PNAN) – An exhibition, “The Significance of the Middle” features the work of Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury, opening Friday, January 13 at 6:00 pm in the Inez Greenberg Gallery in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, will remain on view through February 17, 2017. Artists Amjadi and Kingsbury are both […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,At the Galleries,Minnesota,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Youth to headline java concerts

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – (PNAN) Hometown concert pianist Christopher Tavernier will perform for two coffee-themed concerts on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15, 2017 at the Hendersonville Community Theatre. These concerts are part of a three-concert series, sponsored by the Music Foundation of Western North Carolina. The “2nd Annual Benefit Concert Series” will also include […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-in-Performance Section,Centerstage Section,News (Time related),North Carolina,Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,People and Places | Read More »

OH: Bluffton

  WHERE: Sauder Visual Arts Center in Grace Albrecht Gallery WHEN: Sunday, January 8 through January 27, 2017. Note: Reception for the artists is from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Twee Kunstenaars BRIEF ABOUT: The artists’ works (Michael Peoples and Tom Duimstra) reimagine common, everyday objects in order to investigate the ways in […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,Michigan,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

New exhibits set to open

  DES MOINES, IA – (PNAN) – Works from the Center’s permanent collection and organized by Director Jeff Fleming of the Des Moines Art Center, “Wild Life” opens on Friday, January 13, 2017. Prints, drawings and sculpture respond to nature and animals, but also investigate images of humans and human behavior, hybrids of both, and […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,Iowa,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Color me red, yellow and blue

     You only need three colors of paint to make a painting.   If you have red, yellow and blue, you can create almost anything you need.  All the other colors make painting easier, but they aren’t necessary.       Red, yellow and blue are called the “primary colors” because you can’t get them by mixing any […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Paint Box Section | Read More »

Works roar with power and beauty

  PITTSBURGH, PA – (AAPNW) – Opening Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Andy Warhol Museum, “Firelei Báez: Bloodlines” features 15 works, including four new works that are exhibited in a museum for the first time. Báez will create a site-specific artwork in the exhibition space in The Warhol’s second floor galleries. These are created […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,At the Museums dept,Global,News (Time related),PaletteBoards Section,Pennsylvania | Read More »

Artist’s ‘dreamworks’ come to life

LOS ANGELES, CA – (PNAN) – Opening Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Jason Vass, “Metamorphosis” features new works by sculptor Douglas Tausik Ryder, uses both traditional techniques as well as cutting edge digital fabrication, which will be of large scale works in wood and bronze and related works on paper. Tausik Ryder uses obsolete computer […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Galleries,California,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Icon’s sounds to fill the airways

  OAKLAND, CA –  (PNAN) –  Performing at the Yoshis in Oakland on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday 22, 2017, Pete Escovedo (http://peteescovedo.com) leads one of the top Latin-Jazz Orchestras in the country performing his own unique sound and continues to deliver his music throughout the world. This legendary Percussionist broke down the barriers between […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-in-Performance Section,California,Centerstage Section,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Two masterpieces join in show

  HARTFORD, CT –  (PNAN) – Two monumental scroll paintings by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) will be reunited for the first time in more than 130 years at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in an exhibition, “Utamaro and the Lure of Japan” opening Saturday, January 7, 2017. The exhibition will bring together the […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Museums dept,Connecticut,Global,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

An artist looks at the railway station

In 1876, Claude Monet moved into a studio apartment in the Rue Moncey, close to the Gare St-Lazare.  At the time he also had an apartment in the Rue d’Edinbourg which was even closer to the station.  (Including his house at Argenteuil Monet actually had three residences; it seems he was far from being the […]

January 2017 | Posted in Paint Box Section | Read More »

Museum celebrates quirks of cabin fever

  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA  – (PNAN) –  Prolonged cold and darkness drive Northerners into their homes, and often into themselves. This shared experience across Northern latitudes is known as cabin fever and for those way up North, cabin fever is more complex and extreme. On view through February 26, 2017, “Cabin Fever: The Devil is in […]

January 2017 | Posted in Alaska,At the Museums dept,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Artist’s works connects self with nature

  BLOOMINGTON, MN –  (PNAN) – Opening Thursday, January 5, 2017  at the Artistry in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, “Free Time” features the work of Lindsy Halleckson in a solo exhibition which focuses on the mindfulness and the connection with nature. Artist Halleckson believes that among the many relationships that define the human […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,Minnesota,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Photo show to welcome 2017

  LIMA, OH – (NWPR) – On Friday, January 6 at 6:30 pm, the ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club opens in the Ellen Nelson Galler with their annual show. On view will be 94 photographs selected out of 222 from eighty-six artists from a 100-mile radius around Lima. Jordan Knepper, Executive Director of the Piqua Arts Council, and […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

A show dear to the human heart

  RAPID CITY, SD (PNAN) On view through March 8, 2017 in the Dahl Arts Center (www.thedahl.org), works by Dede Farrar are on view in “Animal Attraction” –  an exhibit of paintings that focuses on animals that have close relationships with humans, including pets, wildlife and working animals found on farms and ranches. An artist’s […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section,South Dakota | Read More »

‘Oldie’ subject still challenges artists

From prehistoric times to the present day, artists have returned to one subject again and again.  It has been scratched on cave walls; carved from riverbank mud; painted and drawn and sculpted in every conceivable medium, and even now the human form is still one of the most fascinating and rewarding subjects any artist, amateur […]

January 2017 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Paint Box Section | Read More »

NM: Santa Fe

  WHERE: New Mexico Museum of Art. WHEN: On view through March 12, 2017. Small Wonders SANTA FE, NM – (PNAN) – Selection of small contemporary photographic work are several examples  of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs that illustrate the small scale of early photography and its use as source material for some of the […]

January 2017 | Posted in At the Museums dept,New Mexico,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

   On the menu bar, see News (Time Related) for ongoing updates. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”Saint Basil. And I believe American Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1802-1882) nailed it […]

January 2017 | Posted in Home | Read More »

Earth Energy and Tactical Urbanism

Fort Wayne, Indiana, sits in a unique position of the Midwest. Surrounded by fields of wheat, corn and soybeans, the city’s inner structure can make the outlying rural life seem a million miles away. The demographics of this growing city consist of White, Black, Hispanic, Burmese, Asian, Pacific Islander and others. Years of economic development […]

October 2016 | Posted in AAPJ Spotlight,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Cover Section | Read More »

The ‘Ark’ is waiting

  Our country is at the most precarious point in time and history. The decisions to be made will not only change our lives, but it will also affect the entire world. It is an urgent time and art has always been the best medium to convey the Message of the People. Like in the […]

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Marketplace Guide,People and Places,Reviews-other,Two Sisters Bookmart | Read More »

Hands-on knowledge at one’s fingertips

When you’re painting, do you find yourself wondering what color to use next?  Do you have problems mixing colors to get the exact hue you want?  If so, this book is for you.  No matter where you fall on the skill level spectrum – beginner to professional – Exploring Color Workshop, 30th Anniversary Edition by […]

October 2016 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Paint Box Section,Reviews - Books,Two Sisters Bookmart | Read More »

A visual trip inside the City of Lights

“The Tall Trees of Paris” is a book by Matt Wagner that is a collection of artists and their work from the magnificent city of Paris, France. The book is a fun read and visual experience.        Included are questions asked to each artist by author Wagner. Three of the nine are: What […]

October 2016 | Posted in Reviews - Books,Two Sisters Bookmart | Read More »

Tips & Techniques

   

October 2016 | Posted in Paint Box Section,Tips&Techniques PB dept | Read More »

OH: Troy

Opens Sunday, October 9 and runs through November 27, 2016 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Note:  From 2:00 to 4:00 pm on opening day in the newly renovated Hayner mansion, Artists Pamela Ridenour, Donna Pierce-Clark and Shirley DeLaet will be available while visitors can also listen to the David Wion play the piano, including savor […]

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio | Read More »

OH: Bluffton

WHERE: Sauder Visual Arts Center. WHEN: Through October 16, 2016. Note: Reception with the artists on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am to noon. Silent Treatment BRIEF ABOUT: Art by Bluffton University faculty: Andreas Baumgartner, Jim Fultz, T.R. Steiner and Philip Sugden in the Grace Albrecht Gallery. MORE DETAILS: sugdenp@bluffton.edu

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,At the Galleries,Bugle Section,Educator's Row,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

OH: Lima

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Civic Center. WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Cool Beauty BRIEF ABOUT: The Lima Symphony Orchestra begins its 2016-2017, featuring two compositions by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQd3CqbJaYA   who infused his reserved Symphony No. 6 with characteristic simplicity evoking the feeling of a new snow. This piece contrasts perfectly with […]

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-in-Performance Section,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

ND: Bismarck

Call for Nominations BRIEF ABOUT: North Dakota Council on the Arts seeks your assistance in recognizing these people by your submission of nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Awards. The nomination deadline is January 13, 2017.  Those chosen for the awards will be presented at a public event on March 28, 2017, […]

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,News (Time related),North Dakota,Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

MN: Bloomington

  WHERE: Bloomington Center for the Arts. WHEN: Opens Friday, October 21 and on view through November 25, 2016. 40th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition BRIEF ABOUT: Members of Artistry will be showcasing many different mediums, styles and techniques. Selected work will be eligible to win cash awards and ribbons including a $500 Best of Show […]

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,At the Centers dept,Minnesota,News (Time related),PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Vets to show their ‘stripes of art’

WHERE: Arts Place, Auglaize/Mercer Center, St. Marys, Ohio., WHEN: Opening Tuesday, November 1 through December 9, 2016. Note: On Friday, November 11, the opening reception for the artists is from 6:00-8:00 pm. BRIEF ABOUT: Area artists showing are: Jason Dues, John Andreoni, David Smith, Mark Ledford, Robert Habern, Bill Novin, Paul Ruch, Ralph Stuckman, Martha […]

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

Colored pencils are fun as crayons

When we were very young, we drew and colored with absolute confidence and joy.  As adults, we’d like to return to that level of enjoyment.  Many people have chosen colored pencils as their medium for that very reason.  Without the bother of mixing paints, setting up a palette, or dealing with tubes and brushes, we […]

October 2016 | Posted in Archives,HowDoit PB dept | Read More »

Rubens paints Daniel in the Lions’ Den

In the mid-1600s the Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish; 1577-1640) spent quite a bit of time in the royal menagerie at Brussels, making careful studies of North African lions.   His drawings are so accurate that we know these particular lions were a Moroccan species which is now extinct in the wild (a few […]

October 2016 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Paint Box Section | Read More »

In Step with Nita Leland

September 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,HowDoit PB dept | Read More »

Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Santa Nita’ stopped by

For me, Nita Leland’s art books have always been a wonderful source of information; in fact, her newest, the 30th Anniversary Edition Exploring Color Workshop, was also like experiencing the joys of Christmastime.      The beautiful art leaps from the pages whereas I could not stop flipping until I reached the end. After that excitement, […]

September 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Marketplace Guide,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,Global,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section,Reviews - Books,Two Sisters Bookmart | Read More »

Leland: A definite ‘colorful educator’

When viewing this book, I think of Julie Andrews in that mountaintop scene as she twirls and echoes the “The Hills Are Alive” in the Sound of Music movie – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fH2FOn1V5g and as I turn the pages, also comes to mind is “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”  song by Justin Timberlake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw – Exploring Color Workshop […]

September 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Marketplace Guide,News (Time related),People and Places,Reviews - Books,Two Sisters Bookmart | Read More »

CT: Hartford

WHERE: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. WHEN: Opening Saturday, September 10 and on view through December 11, 2016. The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum BRIEF ABOUT: In the first major photography survey displayed at the museum in 27 years, this exhibition offers a selection of […]

September 2016 | Posted in Archives,At the Museums dept,Connecticut,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

GA: Athens

  WHERE: Georgia Museum of Art. WHEN: Opens Saturday, September 17 and on view through December 11, 2016. Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950 This show will feature approximately 40 paintings, works on paper and photographs by major American and European artists. Among others and including artists: Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Steichen, Joseph Stella, […]

September 2016 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,At the Museums dept,Bugle Section,Georgia,News (Time related),PaletteBoards Section | Read More »

SD: Rapid City

WHERE: Dahl Arts Center. WHEN: Through Saturday, October 22, 2016. Note: A reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, September 9. Members’ 21st Annual Celebration of Light Exhibition for the Northern Plains Watercolor Society This group show features over 30 watercolor artists from the Northern Plains Watercolor Society,(www.northernplainswatercolorsociety.com) which promotes interest, education and […]

September 2016 | Posted in Archives,At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Palette News Arts Network/PNAN,PaletteBoards Section,South Dakota | Read More »

OH: St. Marys

  WHERE: Arts Place, Auglaize/Mercer Center. WHEN: Opens Monday, September 19 and remains on view through October 28, 2016. Note: There will be a free reception open to the public on Friday, September 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Dan Knepper Exhibit Inspired by artists Jane Paul Angelhart and Christopher Leeper, and having studied with Mary Whyte, […]

September 2016 | Posted in Archives,At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio,PaletteBoards Section | Read More »







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