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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…
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Brilliant Clouds -- The Watercolor Paintings of Joyce Anderson

It is fortunate for Joyce Anderson that her latest series of paintings did not involve monsoons or hurricanes. Because the watercolor artist tends to get really involved with her subject matter,…
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Bronze Home Decor -- The Functional Artistry of Timber Bronze 53

The next time you open the kitchen flatware drawer, take a look at the drawer pull. Is it shaped like a Morel mushroom? Or possibly a mule deer antler? Life doesn't have to consist of round knobs…
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Batik Beauty -- The Watercolor Paintings of Denise Elizabeth Stone

An artist's creativity is not limited to what they do, but also where and how they do it. And while a separate, spacious studio is ideal, it is not always reality. "I've worked at kitchen tables,…
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Carving Birds -- The Creative Wings of Jerry Poindexter

When it comes to carving birds, accuracy matters -- a lot. Size, shape, color, the creature's unique attributes -- achieving these elements takes a blend of artistic skill and the scientific mind,…