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The Art of Kindness -- 2019 Canned Food Drive

Anybody can be kind. You don't have to be smart or rich, technologically savvy, rugged, scientific, or glittery -- attributes our society admires so much that we confer a state of godhood on those…
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The Cutting Edge of Woodworking Art by Dave Ulmen

Wood is amazing stuff. It comes in a variety of neutrals, tans, browns, and even purples. With common sense and lack of greed, it is sustainably harvestable. And in the hands of a skilled woodworking…
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Wildlife World -- The Acrylic Paintings of Keith Rislove

If the world existed of only science, there would be no art. If all people focused on technology, no one would create paintings. If there were only engineers, there would be no poets. In math class,…
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Quilting with Precision and Love -- The Fabric Art of Patricia Bennett

Be creative, be precise, and be patient. It's not bad advice for anyone to heed, but if you quilt, it's crucial. "Quilting is one form of art that shows mistakes if the piecing is not perfect,"…
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Beauty, Hope, and Joy -- The Paintings of Steve Henderson

It's easy to point out what's wrong with the world. We all do this, although only a few are paid well to impose their opinions on others. It is far more difficult to see and identify beauty, truth,…
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Christmas Cheer -- The Holiday Gourd Art of Sheryl Parsons

When we are children, life possesses a magical fantasy interspersed with reality. This juxtaposition, seamless in the mind of a child, colors our memories and affects the adults we eventually become.…
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Fractal Fascination -- Photographic Art by Debbie Lind

You don't have to like broccoli to admire it. Seriously. Broccoli and its close friend, cauliflower, consist of the same small shape multiplied into a larger one, a phenomenon both scientists…
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Astronaut Dreams -- Reaching Goals and Flying High

How does a toilet work, in outer space? Thanks to a ninth grader's curiosity, then science teacher Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger researched the question on a NASA website, and in the process, brought…
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Acrylic Pour -- The Happy Abstract Art of Joyce Klassen

We've all heard of peculiar artists and capricious ones, edgy sculptors and angry painters, those who love to offend and shock, unsettle or antagonize. They are the stuff of movie fantasia and social…
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Out of the Box -- The Slab Built Ceramic Pottery of David Raynalds

It doesn't matter how big the box is: human beings simply don't fit in them. Creativity, experimentation, exploration -- these elements rage against the sides of the box until they knock them down,…
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Montana Dreams -- The Western Art of Tobias Sauer

Dreams. Goals. Aspirations. All humans have these, born within our childhood when we don't realize how impossible what we want to do actually is. Some people abandon these dreams entirely, citing…
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Murano Glass -- The Lampwork Jewelry of Venita Simpson

It started out as a palette full of wood and screws and instructions, delivered from Costco. By the time Venita Simpson had finished with it, however, the 80-square foot storage shed had turned into…