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The Work of Textile Artist Patricia Bennett

When you really love what you do, you tend to 1) do it a lot, and 2) teach others how to do it. And that's exactly what Patricia Bennett, a textile artist who creates quilted home décor items and...

 

The Wide-Ranging Artwork of Steve Henderson

We hear a lot about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to the point that someone created a clever acronym – STEM – for verbal emphasis. Lately, STEM has changed...

 

Holiday Folk Art by Sheryl Parsons

Inspiration strikes at the oddest times, often when we're doing something supremely ordinary. For artist Sheryl Parsons, who creates holiday sculptures from gourds, driftwood, clay and repurposed obje...

 

The Fractal Photography of Debbie Lind

Some people have very few nice things to say about broccoli. Culinary preferences aside, it's worth looking at broccoli closely to marvel at its makeup: each head consists of many little heads ...

 

Joyce Klassen's Acrylic Pour Paintings

Sometimes, when we're nervous about how a particular endeavor will turn out, we close our eyes and hope for the best. And while this technique does work now and then, it's not the best plan when...

 

Dreams of Outer Space

Dreams and goals, by their nature, contain an element of the impossible. If they didn't, they'd be just be ordinary activities we take for granted (although, interestingly, one person's ordinary...

 

Organic, Dynamic Ceramics

Long before there were machines, there was – and still is – the human hand. And as miraculous and wonderful machinery is, it does not begin to compare with the creativity of the hand, impelled by...

 

The Old and New West of Tobias Sauer

Things have changed a bit in the Old West over the last two centuries. While we don't ride horses as much as we did then, we still admire the life of the cowboy, the vast expanse of mountains and...

 

Veneta Simpson's Glass Jewelry

A mile north of Venice, Italy, is a series of islands called Murano. Linked by bridges within the Venetian Lagoon, Murano is renowned for its glassmaking, a process its artisans have perfected over ce...

 

Dixie Watercolor Artist Ellen Heath

Before the TV reality show that had little to do with its title, the simple life was one wise people have lived for thousands of years. It involves a lot of thinking, a sense of gratitude, and an...

 

The Glass Art of Gregory Jones

Glass art is one of those things that are difficult to accept as being created. I mean, isn't glass like eggs or milk – it just sort of appears all neatly packaged and ready for sale? Before I...

 

Talk about Art

Art and history are not neutral subjects. Because they both deal with humanity, with all its messiness of politics, differing opinions, varied cultures, and good and bad behavior, both disciplines for...

 

Talk About Art

In addition to being a proficient artist who paints with pastels, scratchboard, and acrylic, Debbie Hughbanks knows a LOT about boxes, because she's always sending her artwork somewhere. "A good box...

 

Talk about Art

January may be the time to make – and break – New Year's Resolutions, but it's also a grand opportunity to pamper oneself. Especially if one actually goes through with the resolution to exercise m...

 

Talk about Art

Christmas may be the season for giving, but it's not the only one. And while January seems an unlikely candidate for altruism, at Wenaha Gallery, it's the perfect time for the community to give back...

 

Talk about Art

As a person who likes to sew, it always disturbed me that such aficionados are called "sewers," a term that, pronounced a different way, is something no respectable person wants to be called. So when...

 

Talk about Art

Technology is great, but if we don't watch ourselves, it has a tendency to dehumanize. Art – which has a history as long or longer than technology – counteracts that. "In the age of machines,...

 

Talk About Art

Fine art photography consists of much more than point and click, and a finished art piece involves as much time and effort in the printing, as it does in the field. “Digital cameras have opened the field of photography to so many more people,...

 

Talk about Art

You don't need a washing machine to create felted wool, which is a good thing, because the art of creating dense, waterproof fabric from natural fibers goes back to 6,500 B.C. For Walla Walla fiber ar...

 

Art Walk Celebration in Dayton

Artisan desserts, live music, a free gift, and hot, felted wool – the combination is intriguing enough that it’s worth setting aside the afternoon to check out. Wenaha Gallery in Dayton, Wash., celebrates art and artists Sat., Oct. 7, from 11 a.m...

 

Talk About Art

People like flowers for many reasons, but one of the more distinctive is that plants don't walk away when you're photographing them. "I like the bold, sculptural shapes of flowers," says Maja Shaw, a...

 

Vital Volunteers and Generous Donors

Special to The Times by Carolyn Henderson It takes a special kind of person to volunteer at the Dayton Community Food Bank. But not so uncommonly unreal that everyday humans need not apply. Indeed,...

 

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