Monthly Archives: August 2021

College helps artist bring sculpture closer to reality

A five-year project by local artist Longhua Xu is one more step towards realization with the help of National Park College. Hot Springs artist Longhua Xu started a sculpture for Hot Springs in 2016 that was originally supposed to represent the conquistador Hernando de Soto, but now the work, titled …

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Art, crafts and laughter on display in Durban this weekend

Markets Shongweni Farmers and Handicrafts Market: (today) Fun and safe family outing around the country from 6.30am to 12.30pm with full Covid protocols in place. Fresh produce, crafts, ready meals, home decor items, furniture, pet products, outdoor items, nursery and jewelry. Call 031 777 4686. Musgrave Market: (today) Under the …

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Jack Providenti’s 100 paintings in 100 days

August 24, 2021 through Abby baker Photo by Abby Baker. Artist Jack Providenti’s home in Gulfport will see 100 new paintings, one per day, as part of a personal project designed to exercise his hand with a brush. By day 40, he sticks to his typical Impressionist style of oil …

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Sunflower Festival to debut at Armada – The Voice

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill is celebrating all things sunflowers in September with its very first Sunflower Festival. “Blake’s decided to host the Sunflower Festival to showcase the diversity of our farm,” said Kaley Pittsley, Director of Customer Experience at Blake. “We are known for the variety of fruits and …

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Fall festivals in the Champaign-Urbana region

Summer we love you, but the fall festivals in Champaign-Urbana are awesome in their own way, filled with pumpkins Some fall festivals are a short drive from Champaign-Urbana and all offer something a little different for families The weather might be (a little) cooler, but the fall festivals in central …

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Torrance agents allegedly painted a swastika on a car | New

TORRANCE – Two former Torrance police officers pleaded not guilty on Thursday to spray-painting a swastika on an impounded car. Christopher Tomsic, 29, and Cody Weldin, 28, have pleaded guilty to vandalism and conspiracy to commit acts of vandalism, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. In January 2020, …

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The Doobie brothers, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Kevin Costner among the headliners of the MN State Fair – Twin Cities stand

The Minnesota State Fair stand comes back to life with programming that includes country hitmakers (Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw), retro R&B (TLC and Shaggy, the Spinners), classic rockers (The Doobie Brothers, George Thorogood and the Destroyers) and… Kevin Costner. Tickets are available through Etix, by phone at 800-514-3849 …

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Jason deCaires Taylor Underwater Sculpture Museum

There is a new scuba diving museum in Cyprus which is both intimidating and exhilarating in its display. Entitled “Ayia Napa Underwater Sculpture Museum (MUSAN)”, by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, the work features more than 90 sculptures ranging from foliage to human figures, with the aim of reflecting on …

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Ecommerce conversion rate beyond averages

Conversion rates on e-commerce sites are a key performance indicator. The percentage of visitors that convert to paying customers helps businesses track the performance of marketing campaigns, landing pages, design and navigation, and the checkout process. All of them are crucial to the bottom line of a business. Email signups, …

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Meet Sonoma Spray Paint Artist Annika Gustafsson

Annika Gustafsson is happiest hanging out in her yard, spray paint in hand. The artist is making a name for herself through her creative and original use of unusual artistic mediums where she creates unique colors and textures that beg to be touched. Gustafsson grew up in Sonoma and fell …

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You are good ? The sculpture arrives at Gulfport

August 6, 2021 by Abby baker Stephen Oliver and his You Good? Traveling sculpture in the SPACEcraft exhibit in Lealman Park, Thursday, July 29. Photo by Abby Baker. You might know him from his tie-dye peacemaking t-shirts that reign every week in the Fresh Gulfport Tuesday Market, or the boat …

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Seasons for a Day: Paintings by Jivan Lee | Art

It was a cold, windy and rainy day in winter. The grassy fields of the watershed between the painter and his subject, Taos Mountain, have been whitewashed by the season. Clouds rolled quickly over the mountain and, in an instant, almost obliterated it from the painter’s sight before the sky …

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Movers before Thursday: Robinhood, Etsy, Roku, Uber

Stock futures indicated a slightly higher start for Wall Street on Thursday, as investors rate strong corporate earnings over concerns that the rapidly spreading delta variant of COVID-19 could halt the economic recovery. Here are some of the main drivers of Thursday pre-market trading: 1. Robinhood Markets | Down 10% …

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Top 10 Cup paint schemes of all time

NASCAR’s two-week break ends this weekend at Watkins Glen International with the Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series each racing on the road course. But before the engines kick in this weekend, the NBC Sports NASCAR Power rankings focus on the best paint schemes in Cup history. The emphasis …

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Awareness balloon sculpture for World Breastfeeding Week in Omagh

A colorful balloon sculpture on a storefront in Omagh attracts the attention of shoppers as part of World Breastfeeding Week. The display in the Co Tyrone Town Showgrounds is a collaboration between the Northern Ireland-based Breastival organization and balloon artist Ryan Tracey. Tracey, who broke several world records for some …

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