Piñata: Party favor or art? Its makers preserve the craft.

Lower the bat, take off the blindfold, and appreciate the artistry of the piñata – a form that dates back hundreds of years. Piñata makers are pushing the limits of the party pieces, creating sculptures of wood, foam, wire, and clay for display in art galleries. Third-generation maker Yesenia Prieto grew up crafting piñatas whose … Read more

Portraying farm workers beyond fields, honoring gay liberation: New LA art

At Craft Contemporary on Wilshire Blvd., one new show features 12 LA-based artists who use repetition in various ways. “Many” runs through Sept.11. One of the artists is Narsiso Martinez, who grew up around farm work, and creates portraits of agriculture workers that are drawn onto cardboard boxes. His series is called “Sin Bandanas.” “It’s … Read more

Things to do in the Attleboro area and beyond | Restaurant Bites

Expo for the Senses returning to downtown Attleboro Expo for the Senses returns to downtown Attleboro on Saturday, June 25, after a three-year hiatus. (Rain date is June 26.) The Expo will run from 4 to 7 pm on the east side of the railroad arch in the area of ​​City Hall and the Attleboro … Read more

Cuban-American artist brings past, present conflicts to life in new DeLand art exhibit

DELAND, Fla. – A new exhibition at the Museum of Art in DeLand is shedding light on cultural heritage, the environment and social justice. The solo exhibition, called “When There Is No Frontier,” includes more than 70 masterpieces by Cuban-American artist Reynier Llanes, who with a stroke of a brush reflects on the past and … Read more

The Art of Making Art: Lucy Knisley

A book tells a story with words, and a sketch or painting portrays a story with images. A comic book tells a story with words and images. Evanston’s Lucy Knisley (pronounced “nigh-slee”) creates comic books for which she writes the story, draws the images and colors the pages. She creates complete visual narratives ready for … Read more

Bali Art Markets – Wish to bring a little piece of Bali to your home town?

Discover 5 of Bali’s best traditional art markets that will grant the wish of any souvenir hunter! Finding something new to do or buy when you are traveling to a new place is one of the most fun activities, starting from trying some food to hunting small arts and crafts souvenirs, right? In fact, for … Read more

Cannupa Hanska Luger Is Turning the Tables on the Art World

Several weeks later, on a bright, frigid January afternoon, I met the artist at his home in the snow-flecked hills above Santa Fe. Luger wore bluejeans, a hooded sweatshirt and a beanie. While playing with his dogs outside, we talked about various ceramic pieces he’d been working on: a head with a sword plunged into … Read more

Beat the heat with bee crafts and mud art

Learning about bees at The Pollinator Walks and Busy Bees events sponsored by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Photo: Lawrence Elizabeth Knox / Buffalo Buffalo Bayou is buzzing with new summer programming. In its second iteration, the Summer Species series will spotlight the bee. Last summer’s series explored the bat. The family-friendly events aim to highlight … Read more

Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home residents’ art put on display in local library

A new exhibition of art by the residents of Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home is on display in Greystones Library. Art and Creativity at any Age ‘is an initiative of the residents of the nursing home and features a selection of their art. Over the month of May, the residents enjoyed the Bealtaine Festival, which is … Read more

Old Office Accessories Still Working At Home Offices | Home & Family

Whether you work at home or at a business, items once made long ago as desk items are still useful and decorative. Collectors have rediscovered the humble paper clip, blotters and letter openers as not only decorative, but functional. We still use paper clips, don’t we? Depending on their age, material and who made them, … Read more