Lisa Rathke, Associated Press Updated 7:45 am CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 In this May 15, 2019, photo, Jonathan and Beth Dow stand in their backyard in Bennington, Vt. The couple recently moved to Vermont from Colorado through a Vermont program to attract new residents. In this May 15, 2019, photo, Jonathan and Beth Dow stand in their backyard in Bennington, Vt. The couple recently moved to Vermont from Colorado through a Vermont program to attract new residents. Photo: Lisa Rathke, AP Photo: Lisa Rathke, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this May 15, 2019, photo, Jonathan and Beth Dow stand in their backyard in Bennington, Vt. The couple recently moved to Vermont from Colorado through a Vermont program to attract new residents. In this May 15, 2019, photo, … [Read more...] about Some rural states double down on attracting new residents
San Diego County students are well represented in the San Diego Museum of Art’s student exhibition, “Young Art,” the longest-running program in the museum’s history. Now in its 44th year, the juried exhibition features examples of art created by students in grades K-12, finishing its run May 12.The theme of this year’s Young Art exhibition is “Breaking Traditions,” inspired by the museum’s collection of “Art of the 20th Century.” Students were encouraged to submit work that expresses innovation and creativity through color, line and shape, taking into account the changes in 20th-century art that upended traditional ideas of art. Students participating are:Canyon Crest Academy: Lele Zhang, grade 10; Danielle Barker, grade 12 Central Montessori School: Zoe Hanna, kindergartenDel Mar Hills Academy: Miles McLane, Makayla Ford, grade 5Del Sur Elementary School: Barbara Zhao, grade 4Design 39 Campus: Anaya Anchlia, grade 3; Kali … [Read more...] about County students contribute to ‘Young Art’ exhibit in San Diego
Opinion PUBLISHED: 12:56 05 February 2019 Emily Cashen Marilyn Monroe was pipped to the 'entertainers' crown by David Bowie Photo: Kudos/Bert Stern Archant Women haven’t made the cut as the BBC’s popular history series reaches its conclusion Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was longlisted in the 'activists' catagory, but failed to win the public vote Photo: ArchantAs the BBC concludes its search for the greatest person of the 20th Century, one thing is for certain: it won’t be a woman. Over the course of its popular history series, Icons, the broadcaster has asked the British public to choose its most inspiring legends from a variety of fields, spanning from explorers to activists and entertainers. The discerning public has now cast its vote – and has determined that no woman deserves the ‘ultimate icon’ accolade, or even a place on the shortlist. Despite the BBC’s best efforts to ensure fair representation … [Read more...] about Why are there no women in the BBC Icons final?
Michael H. Hodges Detroit News Fine Arts Writer Published 6:54 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 Such splashy purchases, however — often not cheap — can feel extravagant when buying for one's self. But they've got just the right touch of "special" to wrap in gorgeous paper and present to a favorite on your list. Some suggestions, just out this year: Michigan architecture "Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy" by Brian D. Conway with photographs by James Haefner. Visual Profile Books, $60. This is Brian D. Conway's second book on Michigan's decisive role in shaping architectural modernism, and it's a stunner. With luminous photographs by James Haefner, this 300-page volume takes us from the dawn of modernism at Cranbrook to the 2012 Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Conway notes the state was lucky to be blessed with considerable wealth, a dominant industry with tons of designers, and institutions like … [Read more...] about Gift Guide: From Aretha to MI architecture, big books make great gifts
Ready for the weekend? Of course you are!On Friday, one of Philly's most popular beer gardens gets a fall makeover. Saturday, a "Hamilton" star takes the stage at the Kimmel Center and Sunday, a huge arts fest takes over the charming Chestnut Hill neighborhood.It's a busy weekend in Philly. Check out everything that's going on in our roundup below.FridayMural Arts Philadelphia is hosting this unique event Friday evening. Watch as musicians and puppets float along the Schuylkill River. On land, there will be music and food trucks.Fall Fest at the waterfront beer garden starts this weekend. Morgan's Pier will be decorated with pumpkins, hay bales, cornstalks and twinkling lights.Enjoy the autumn decorations while sipping on an Apple Spiced Toddy, or another seasonal drink.Philly Music Fest actually begins Thursday night, but there are plenty of shows to check out all weekend long.The lineup includes some of Philly's hottest bands, like Low Cut Connie, Vita and the Woolf, The … [Read more...] about Eight events you should check out this weekend