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From Geese to Covid-19 — Jordan Henderson Communicates in Oil

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"That speaks to me." Those four words are invaluable praise to a two-dimensional visual artist. To one who applies paint to a substrate, communication involves not just creating an image, but an…
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Fosbury Flop — Sweet Success in Bronze

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Nobody embraces or welcomes bad experiences. But here's an odd thing about bad experiences: sometimes they produce sweet fruit. That's what Clay Lewis and Larry Kessie, both of Richland,…
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Paint-by-Number Treasure — Stored in a Box and Now Framed

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Life is fragile. None of us knows how long we will be on the earth. And, when the time comes to leave, we frequently leave behind unfinished projects. Kindergarten teacher Kelley Hubbard has a literal…
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Partridge and Soap — Overcoming Obstacles & Creating Art

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David Partridge's 60 years (and counting) as an artist started with a fourth grade art assignment and a bar of soap. Or rather, the lack of a bar of soap. "We were told to carve a buffalo out of…
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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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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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Community Giving — All Year Round

Life happens. And while there are other, more expressive ways of voicing this observation -- some singularly  inappropriate for the family newspaper -- the intimation is the same: people lose their…
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Colombia Churches and Cows — The Charcoal Drawings of Jordan Henderson

  The best time to hear of your adult children's adventures -- the really exciting ones that make good stories -- is after they are home and --  your parent's heart says -- safe. When my son…
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The Dentist Artist — Sculpture by Shelia Coe

Childhood Christmas gifts create lasting memories. Often, they even shape our future. And so it was for ceramic artist Shelia Coe . . . sort of. It just took a little longer than her mother, whose…
Bronze, silver, ruby, and moonstone necklace by Rachelle Moore, guest artist at Wenaha Gallery

Bright, Shiny Jewelry — The Corvidae-Inspired Art of Rachelle Moore

Crows, ravens, jackdaws, magpies -- while members of the Corvidae family are notorious for raucous dissonance, they also possess a captivating charm that invites jewelry maker Rachelle Moore to their…
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Falling Leaves and Radiochemistry — The Ceramic Art of Jane Holly Estrada

In her day job, Jane Holly Estrada is a radiochemist, dealing with a concept -- radiation -- that many people rightly or wrongly associate with loooooooooong periods of time. But when the white…

Librarian in the Studio — The Print & Printmaking Art of Anne Haley

It took 50 years, but  Anne Haley was finally able to take ninth grade shop class. Of course, she was no longer in ninth grade, but that's not such a bad thing: one time through on that is enough…

Giving Gifts — Tis the Season, All Year Round — Dayton’s Project Timothy

Christmas is the season for giving. It sounds like a Facebook meme, or the inside of a holiday card, and like most pithy sayings, merely brushes the surface of truth. In reality, people in need…
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Life Is a Journey — The Primitive Rock Art Paintings and Sculpture of Monica Stobie

Some humans live for many many decades, while others measure their lifespan in moments. But all humans, whether or not they ever physically walk on the earth, leave a footprint. It is part of their…