NH artist exhibits watercolors at AJH

NEWBURYPORT  – Artist Lynne Carden Beach of South Hampton, New Hampshire, will show her watercolor series, “Sojourns in Sea Glass,” from April 27 to May 31 at Anna Jaques Hospital.

A percentage of the proceeds of any artwork sold will be donated to the AJH Aid Association.

In a release about the show, Beach said she began painting with watercolors eight years ago.

“The process of learning to manipulate the medium brought me to a higher level as an artist,” she wrote. “As an art educator, it enabled me to better explain successes and failures to my students, giving them the encouragement to believe in their own creative process.” 

She said her travel adventures paralleled her personal journey as an artist.

“Teaching riberneros, children who live along the Peruvian Amazon, and traveling through Provence are two experiences that changed my life. Both inspired several watercolor paintings,” she wrote. “I have been an art educator for 37 years and currently teach K-8 art at Immaculate Conception in Newburyport, where I truly hope I have inspired generations of children to embrace their creativity.”

She said the current series of paintings is inspired by childhood memories of searching for sea glass and pottery shards along Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott, “the hometown that holds my heart.”

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Best Art Museums In The Southwest

By Randy Yagi

Blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, a wealth of outdoor activities and phenomenal dining and lodging, the Southwest clearly has all of the makings for an unforgettable vacation. But while golf may be king in Phoenix, along with the Diamondbacks and Cardinals, and Denver has the Broncos and the Rockies, visitors to the Southwestern U.S. should also not overlook the more traditional cultural activities that are offered in its most popular cities, such as film festivals, live theater performances and of course, art museums. Although it’s nearly impossible to name all of the exceptional museums in the Southwest, here are just five of the very best, all of which offer free admission on selected days.

Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th ParkwayDenver, CO 80204(720) 865-5000www.denverartmuseum.org

Hours:Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Founded in 1893 as the Denver Artists’ Club, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast. Located in the Civic Center section near the Colorado State Capitol, the Art Museum has more than 70,000 objects in its permanent collection, with approximately 18,000 items in Native Arts Department, which includes the American Indian collection. Of particular interest is the stunning Frederic C. Hamilton building, housing the Modern and Contemporary art, Africa art and Oceanic art collections, as well as a fabulous Asian art collection and individual works of art from several illustrious European artists, including Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro and Van Gogh. Open seven days a week, the Denver Art Museum offers free general admission on the first Saturday of each month. Suggested lodging in Denver include the Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, the Oxford Hotel and the Crawford Hotel.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum217 Johnson St.Santa Fe, NM 87501(505) 946-1000www.okeeffemuseum.org

Hours:Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Friday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Located in the heart of historic Santa Fe, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is among the most popular and most visited attractions in America’s oldest state capital. Established in 1997, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is dedicated to its namesake artist, who is often referred to as the “Mother of American modernism” and spent much of her professional life in New Mexico, with her remaining years in Santa Fe. The acclaimed museum possesses the world’s largest collection of her works and includes 140 oil paintings, more than 100 watercolors, several photographs, and personal property like watercolor art kits and personal memorabilia. Among the notable works on art on display at the museum are “Ram’s Head, “Bella Donna” Blue Morning Glory” and “White & Blue Flower Shapes”. Also widely known as the City Different, Santa Fe is home to several phenomenal places to stay, like the Inn of the Governors, El Dorado Hotel and Spa, Hotel Santa Fe and the Four Seaso ns Rancho Encantado.

Heard Museum2301 N. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ  85004(602) 252-8840www.heard.org

Hours:Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Established in 1929, the Heard Museum is said to be the country’s largest private museum dedicated to the American Indian experience. Featuring more than 130,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms and performance space on a beautiful campus filled with Spanish Colonial architecture, the Heard Museum holds more than 40,000 objects in its permanent collection along with temporary exhibitions on display year roud. Of particular interest at the 12 galleries of this world renowned, non-profit museum is an extensive Native American collection from the Great Southwest region and the Barry Goldwater Collection of historic Hopi kachina dolls, gifted by the late five-term U.S. Senator from Arizona and former 1964 Republican candidate for the President of the U.S. Designated as one of 33 Phoenix Points of Pride, the Heard Museum has several other notable highlights, which includes the Native Peoples in the Southwest exhibit and the extravagant Mareen Allen Nichols collection of c ontemporary jewelry. Visitors are also encouraged to view the Fine Art Exhibits, which last year presented a magnificent Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit, which displayed 33 masterpieces by the two illustrious Mexican artists. The Phoenix-Scottsdale area is home to some of the greatest hotels and resorts in the Southwest, such as the Fairmont Scottsdale, Boulders Resort and Spa, the Camby, Westin Kierland and Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, among many others.

Museum Of International Folk Art706 Camino Lejo, on Museum HillSanta Fe, NM  87505(505) 476-1200www.internationalfolkart.org

Hours:Daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Situated atop Santa Fe’s popular Museum Hill which hosts three other world-class museums, the Museum of International Folk Art holds the world’s largest collection of international folk art. Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, this internationally recognized museum features a growing permanent collection of more than 130,000 objects from over 100 countries and an ongoing series of temporary exhibits. One of just a few museums in the country that’s dedicated to international folk art, the Museum of International Folk Art has a particularly strong Latin American and Caribbean collection, with more than 40,000 objects, but also features comprehensive exhibits from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, as well as an impressive collection of contemporary Hispano and Latino works of art in the Hispanic Heritage Wing. Other highlights of the museum’s holdings are the Founding Collection, the enormous Girard Collection gifted by Alexander and Susan Girard, the Neutrogena Collection from Lloyd E. Cotsen and the Textiles and Dress exhibition. Among the notable temporary exhibitions currently on display are “Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru” through March 10, 2019 and “Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art” through July 29, 2018. Museum Hill, which happens to run along the route of the historic Santa Fe Trail, also is home to the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, in addition to a convenient café and the acclaimed Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Phoenix Art Museum1625 N. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ  85004(602) 257-1880www.phxart.org

Hours:Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Wednesday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Located just a short distance from the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Southwestern U.S. for visual art. Established in 1959, the museum holds more than 18,000 objects in its permanent collection, including American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American modern and contemporary art and fashion design. The Museum also holds a world-renowned photography exhibition program, a collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography, one of the world’s finest academic art museums in Tucson and the world’s largest institution that documents the history of North American photography. Among the most notable works of art from the Phoenix Art Museum’s holding are Louis Ritman’s “Flower Garden”, Monet’s Flowering Arches (Les arceaux fleuris), Frida Kahlo’s “The Suicide of Dorothy Hale” (El suicidio de Dorothy Hale) and one of Gilbert Stuart’s famous oil paintings of George Washington. Lik e the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum is another of the 33 Phoenix Points of Pride, which also includes the Arizona Biltmore, Camelback Mountain, Heritage Square and the Pueblo Grande Museum. Lastly, art lovers in Phoenix may also want to visit the Musical Instrument Museum, the city’s most popular attraction and the largest museum of its kind in the world.

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The Art, Design, and Architecture Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off its 17th year today with a robust program of feature films, documentaries, shorts, pilots, panels, talks, and experimental VR works. Chief among the offerings are the highly-anticipated premieres like Love Gilda, and The Fourth Estate, which are opening and closing the festival, respectively; panels and talks from actors, directors, and producers; and the chance to discover an array of captivating films. While some of the projects on this list are already scheduled to hit the screens, many are making their soft premiere with hopes to secure wider distribution during the festival—which means you’ll want to have them on your radar as they trickle into theaters and streaming sites in the near future. Ahead, we’ve gathered the projects focused on art, design, and architecture to check out during the Tribeca Film Festival.

Genius: Picasso

The second season of National Geographic’s anthology series Genius sees Antonio Banderas portray Pablo Picasso, the great Cubist artist who wore many hats as a painter, sculptor, stage designer, poet, playwright, and more. The season explores his passion for his work, his turbulent personal life—affairs, failed marriages, ever-shifting personal and political views—and the role they played in shaping his craft. Premieres April 24 on National Geographic.

The Gospel According to André

Kate Novack’s film, The Gospel According to André, presents an intimate portrait of the titular fashion icon, André Leon Talley, as he reflects on his storied career. For more than 40 years, Talley has been a staple of the fashion world, spending years atop the Vogue masthead, sitting first-row at fashion shows, dressing famous friends, and gracing red carpets. While part of the film takes place in the fast-paced world of New York City, Novack follows Talley back to his hometown down south in Durham, uncovering the roots of his love for all things beauty and style. In theaters May 25.

I Heart NY

This documentary short charts the rise of the iconic NYC logo from its inception during the economic downturn of the 1970’s through to the present day. Exploring the origins and original meaning of Milton Glaser’s famous design, I Heart NY examines the logo’s role in re-shaping the city.

The Man Who Stole Banksy

When world-renowned street artist Banksy created a series of politically-charged works on public walls in Palestine a decade ago, some people were outraged, others saw them as works of art, but one man in particular saw them as a business opportunity. Walid the Beast, a bodybuilder and taxi driver, cut out the cement wall that contained Banksy’s art and sold it off to the highest bidder. His entrepreneurial move raises the question over who owns public art, and gives way to the secret art market of street art-covered walls from around the world.

Mapplethorpe

This biographical drama chronicles the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, beginning just before he took up residency at the famed Chelsea Hotel with his friend, the artist, poet, and singer/songwriter, Patti Smith. Tracing the rise of his career that was cut short from an AIDS-related illness, Mapplethorpe captures the artist’s struggle to achieve mainstream success with his shocking pictures, and the internal battles he fought coming to terms with his sexuality.

McQueen

Perhaps no fashion designer in history has been more boundary-pushing or theatrical in their work than the late Alexander McQueen, whose couture garnered equal parts adoring praise and harsh criticism. His controversial designs quickly thrust him into the international spotlight, which set him in endless pursuit of success and ultimately led to his tragic end. Through archival footage and interviews with McQueen’s family and friends, Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s documentary paints a touching portrait of the tortured artist. In theaters June 8.

The Proposal

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán’s work has influenced countless fans: architects, designers, students, engineers, and other professionals alike. And while his projects have been studied around the world, his entire professional archive and the legal rights to any reproductions belong exclusively to one woman in Switzerland, who, for the last 20 years, has kept it all in-accessible to the public. In The Proposal, conceptual artist Jill Magid sets out to challenge exactly why his work is over-protected, and what ramifications, both legally and culturally, come from shielding the fruits of Barragán’s labor from the public.

Studio 54

Studio 54, the hot disco haven of the late ’70s, was open for only 33 months, yet left a lasting impression on New York City whose legend is alive today. Through interviews with regulars, staff, and the infamous doorman, Studio 54 takes viewers right inside the famed club that was synonymous with names like Andy, Liza, Elton, Mick, and Farrah.

Yellow Is Forbidden

Chinese designer Guo Pei is chasing every fashion designers’s dream: to become a part of the ravishing yet cut-throat world of Haute Couture. It’s an exclusive club run primarily by white older men of European backgrounds, but with her vision, craft, and artistry, Pei is determined to break in. Capturing the complexity of nurturing her artistic practice in a nation known for producing plastic, knock-off toys, and her breakout moment dressing Rihanna in a hand-embroidered canary yellow gown for the 2015 Met Gala, Yellow is Forbidden offers inspiration to everyone with grand ambition.

Oil Painting Time-Lapse | Three Girls

Enjoy this fun time-lapse of the original oil painting “Three Girls” by Allison Basham Payne. A perfect, grumpy way to begin this shift into spring time.

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Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

Updated 12:18 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018

Image 1 of 6 FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2013, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to a question after announcing Deborah Gramiccioni is replacing Bill Baroni as deputy executive director of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey during a news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. The former two-term Republican governor’s official portrait by Australian artist Paul Newton will cost $85,000, The Record reported Thursday, April 19, 2018, more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three Democratic predecessors combined. Jon Corzine, Richard Codey and Jim McGreevey spent a combined $74,500 for theirs. None served two terms. less FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2013, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to a question after announcing Deborah Gramiccioni is replacing Bill Baroni as deputy executive director of The Port Authority … more Photo: Mel Evans, AP

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FILE – In this July 11, 2011, file photo, former New Jersey governors James Florio, left, Brendan Byrne, second from left, and Richard Codey, third from left, look on as former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine with his wife Sharon, right, unveil Corzine’s official portrait in Princeton, N.J. Former two-term Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait by Australian artist Paul Newton will cost $85,000, The Record reported Thursday, April 19, 2018, more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three Democratic predecessors combined. Corzine, Codey and Jim McGreevey spent a combined $74,500 for theirs. None served two terms. less FILE – In this July 11, 2011, file photo, former New Jersey governors James Florio, left, Brendan Byrne, second from left, and Richard Codey, third from left, look on as former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine … more Photo: Mel Evans, AP

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FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2007, file photo, New Jersey Senate President and former Gov. Richard J. Codey, second from right, stands next to his official portrait with his sons Kevin, left, and Christopher, second from left, and his wife, Mary Jo, right, during the portrait’s unveiling in the Senate chambers of the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Former two-term Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait by Australian artist Paul Newton will cost $85,000, The Record reported Thursday, April 19, 2018, more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three Democratic predecessors combined. Jon Corzine, Codey and Jim McGreevey spent a combined $74,500 for theirs. None served two terms. less FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2007, file photo, New Jersey Senate President and former Gov. Richard J. Codey, second from right, stands next to his official portrait with his sons Kevin, left, and Christopher, … more Photo: Mel Evans, AP

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FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2007, file photo, the portrait of former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey hangs in the governor’s outer office after a private unveiling at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Former two-term Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait by Australian artist Paul Newton will cost $85,000, The Record reported Thursday, April 19, 2018, more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three Democratic predecessors combined. Jon Corzine, Richard Codey and McGreevey spent a combined $74,500 for theirs. None served two terms. less FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2007, file photo, the portrait of former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey hangs in the governor’s outer office after a private unveiling at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. … more Photo: Mel Evans, AP

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FILE – In this June 8, 2001, file photo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman, left, unveils her portrait with her husband John and daughter Kate in the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Former two-term Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait by Australian artist Paul Newton will cost $85,000, The Record reported Thursday, April 19, 2018, more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three Democratic predecessors combined. Jon Corzine, Richard Codey and Jim McGreevey spent a combined $74,500 for theirs. None served two terms. less FILE – In this June 8, 2001, file photo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman, left, unveils her portrait with her husband John and daughter Kate in … more Photo: Brian Branch-Price, AP

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FILE – In this July 3, 2017, file photo, former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne’s portrait hangs nearby as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. The official portrait of Christie, a two-term Republican governor, by Australian artist Paul Newton will cost $85,000, The Record reported Thursday, April 19, 2018, more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three Democratic predecessors combined. Jon Corzine, Richard Codey and Jim McGreevey spent a combined $74,500 for theirs. None served two terms. less FILE – In this July 3, 2017, file photo, former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne’s portrait hangs nearby as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. The official portrait of Christie, a two-term … more Photo: Mel Evans, AP

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined.

The Record reports that Australian artist Paul Newton will paint the portrait of the Republican who left office after eight years in January.

The cost detail was obtained through an open records request.

Democrats Jon Corzine, Richard Codey and Jim McGreevey spent a combined $74,500 for theirs. None served for two terms.

The Christie painting will likely be more formal than one of his best known images of him after he was photographed sitting on a beach closed to the public due to a budget stalemate last year.

Christie appreciated luxury, watching the Dallas Cowboys from owner Jerry Jones’ box and going to Jordan on the King Abdullah II’s dime.

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Waitkus helping to preserve Crocker Field as a work of art

Red Sox in-house artist Mark Waitkus visits the Trophy Room at Crocker Field in Fitchburg. His renderings of Fitchburg High’s home field will be Red Sox in-house artist Mark Waitkus visits the Trophy Room at Crocker Field in Fitchburg. His renderings of Fitchburg High’s home field will be printed and sold to benefit the Crocker Field Restoration Committee. COURTESY PHOTO

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FITCHBURG — As a high school athlete at Wachusett Regional High School, Mark Waitkus vividly remembers toeing the rubber as a varsity baseball pitcher and competing against the Red Raiders at historic Crocker Field.

“Coming up here, to me, it was like going back in time,” said the 60-year-old Waitkus, who grew up in Sterling and now resides in West Boylston. “It looked like an old baseball field back in the hay day. To me, it was one of my favorite fields. I always looked forward to pitching up here.”

Those memories weren’t just about the score of the games, the smell of the grass or the look of the diamond and football field. Waitkus loved everything about Crocker, including the background.

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“I remember looking at the big rock and always seeing that up there and saying, ‘My gosh, what’s behind that?'” he said. “It was not just the field, but also it was the surroundings of Crocker Field, the landscape.”

Over the years, Waitkus has developed quite a following as a sports watercolor artist. He’s been the in-house artist for the Boston Red Sox since 2002.

His use of color brings his scenes to life. Waitkus is known for his historic sports art around the United States, and has done work for several clients, including Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Cal Ripken Jr., Tony Gwynn, Gaylord Perry, the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, the New England Sports Museum and The Jimmy Fund.

Waitkus is now taking his talents to Fitchburg, where he has offered up his artistic services to help raise money for the Crocker Field Restoration Committee (CFRC) in its quest to preserve and restore Crocker Field.

“With the (centennial) celebration coming up, the big purpose in all this is to help out the group to raise money and preserve this site,” Waitkus said. “The whole idea is to come up with some paintings and do these prints to raise money for a really good cause. It would be a shame to see Crocker Field down the road and not have money come in to keep it up.”

Since June of 1918, Crocker Field has been Fitchburg High School’s main athletic field. This year marks the 100-year celebration of Crocker Field, which was planned and designed as a gift to the city of Fitchburg by Alvah Crocker, a local industrialist.

“I was blessed to work with Cooperstown, Baseball Hall of Fame, and when I went into their building it gives you that feeling of ghosts,” said Waitkus, while inside the Crocker Field clubhouse which is filled with FHS football memorabilia. “Like the walls are talking in this building. For me to come in and to do this project, I want to make everybody who played for the football teams up here, I want to make them proud that I did the right job and captured it the right way. As soon as I walked in here, I was blown away.”

Waitkus has already donated four original prints to the CFRC. Those prints are a Fitchburg High vs. Leominster High Thanksgiving Day game at Crocker Field, the outside of the clubhouse, the Circle Street gate entrance, and the inside of the clubhouse trophy room filled with FHS memorabilia.

“We’re honored that he chose our school and our restoration committee to try to help because, like he said, he’s doing this out of a passion for the work itself and the history and his memories,” said CFRC Vice President and FHS athletic director Ray Cosenza. ‘We’re beyond thrilled that this has come out way.”

The CFRC will be selling the four 10 x13 prints that will personally be signed by Waitkus for $30 each or the set of four prints for $100. The price also includes shipping and handling.

Checks can be made payable to the Crocker Field Restoration Committee, c/o Athletic Department, Fitchburg High School, 140 Arn How Farm Road, Fitchburg, Mass., 01420.

Any questions contact Cosenza at cosenzar@fitchburg.k12.ma.us or 978-345-3245.

“The whole idea wasn’t to try to make money for me, it was a calling for somebody to do this,” said Waitkus. “This is a good thing. It made sense to do. Somebody had to do this.

“I’ve done a number of events in Boston to raise money. Every one we’ve done has made some really good money. The whole purpose here is it’s a good cause. This is to keep up a building that has been around, and I want to see it around for another 100 years. It’s similar to Fenway Park; it’s the same cause. The ownership over there put a lot of money into it to keep it to what it is, and it’s an icon. Crocker Field is the same, as far as I’m concerned.”

Anyone who buys the prints is taking home a piece of history, says Waitkus.

“They are going to have a part of history for the 100-year celebration,” he said. “There’s not many fields out there still at 100 years.”

Waitkus says he does so many different paintings for so many groups, but doing watercolors of Crocker Field was on his must-do list.

“Art was the first thing that I always loved, then it was sports and history,” he said. “These are the three things to me that make it happen. To me, this was a no-brainer. I keep saying it, but when you come up to this area, you look for Crocker Field.”

Cosenza says he still remembers the day Waitkus called him out of the blue.

“I was thinking that this was too good to be true,” Cosenza said. “Usually those calls don’t go this well, and here we are. We’re so thankful and honored that Mark’s work is going to be a part of our history. It’s going to become part of the Fitchburg lore, and that’s awesome.”

For more information on Waitkus, go to www.markwaitkus.com.

Create your own watercolor sketchbook | Tutorial

After a couple of failed attempts with a sketchbook I already owned I came to the conclusion it wasn’t made for watercolor. In a couple of months I will go on vacation and I hope to find the time to paint on location. Therefore I decide to create my own watercolor sketchbook.

In case my stitching isn’t clear, I found a similar tutorial video. She stitches the ends differently, but the idea is the same. original artwork: mugs, stickers and more: ME

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– Card board (I used the top of a shoe box)

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– needle and thread (make sure the thread is strong, during my first attempt the thread broke) for the stitching

– twine or something similar for the spine (I don’t know the name of the product I used)

– liquid glue (a glue stick will not work)

– your preferred decoration for the cover

888 Auctions Featuring Chinese Numismatic Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Antiques in April 26 Auction

Richmond Hill, ON – Prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions with sell-through rates of 99% being achieved in its numismatics categories. Leading the way are Chinese numismatic coins and 888 Auctions will be featuring over 200 lots of rare and intriguing coins from Chinese antiquity dating as far back as the 1st Century. Featuring 418 fresh-to-market items, collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of coins from all eras, modern paintings from estates and private collections, as well as quality Asian antiques.

Four coins highlight this week’s sale and they are remarkable in both their pristine condition as well as their diverse rarity. The four coins can be found at the following lots below:

Lot 193:  1310-1311 Yuan Dynasty Dayuan Tongbao H 17.46 (High Estimate: $500)

Lot 210: 221-265 Kingdom of Shu Taiping Baiqian 100 Cash (High Estimate: $600)

Lot 217: 386-534 Northern Wei Yongan Wuzhu Bronze Coin (High Estimate: $250)

Lot 262: 983 Liao Dynasty Tonghe Yuannian Bronze Charm Coin (High Estimate: $900)

From the modern paintings category, several outstanding pieces from private collections around the world abound at 888 Auctions April 26 sale. Most notably, a Keith Haring with provenance, can be found at Lot 28. With a gallery label on verso, it carries a high estimate of $15,000.

Lot 52, featuring a gouache on paper painting, is a fine piece attributed to Alexandra Exter, the avant-garde Russian painter who became famous for her advocacy of European modernist movements in Russia, such as Cubism and Futurism. This finely framed work carries a high estimate of $6,500.

Lot 65, an acrylic on board and a painting attributed to Tom Wesselmann with a gallery label on verso, is an exceptional piece acquired by a private collector from the estate of Tom Wesselmann. Wesselmann was considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. He is best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors; Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera. This lot is one such example and commands a high estimate of $15,000.

Three European modern paintings also feature heavily in the auction and can be found at the following lots:

Lot 68: Gustav Klimt Austrian 1862-1918 Oil on Paper Lady (High Estimate: $9,000)

Lot 72: Chaim Soutine Russian 1893-1943 Oil on Canvas (High Estimate: $7,500)

Lot 76: Georges Rouault French 1871-1958 Oil on Canvas (High Estimate: $15,000)

Lot 86: Sonia Delaunay Ukrainian-French 1885-1979 Oil on Canvas (High Estimate: $2,400)

Diamonds and jadeite continue to be in hot demand among clients at 888 Auctions. Two quality jewelry pieces can be found at the following lots below:

Lot 351: 0.52ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond & Gold Ring (High Estimate: $1,600)

Lot 369: MOVADO Swiss Made Stainless Steel Watch RV $850 (High Estimate: $800)

For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Monday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis. With auctions taking place every other Thursday at the auction house, there are plenty of opportunities to sell rare and fresh-to-market items at 888 Auctions. Valuations and authentications of priceless items are complimentary with no obligation to consign. The next scheduled auction takes place Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

888 Auctions15-280 West Beaver Creek RoadRichmond Hill, Canadaeojin@888auctions.com905-763-7201http://www.888auctions.com About 888 Auctions

888 Auctions provide consignors a friendly and professional venue to sell their Asian fine art and antique. 888 Auctions is located within the Greater Toronto Area at the heart of the largest Chinese communities of Richmond Hill, Markham and Scarborough. Connected to over five million buyers through Artfact, Live Auctioneers, and iCollector, 888 Auctions achieve the best prices possible. 888 Auctions consign over 1000 pieces of fine Asian art and antique monthly and provide live and online bidding, absentee bidding, as well as telephone bidding. Offering valuations based upon 50 years of experience in the Asian fine art world, our knowledgeable and multilingual staff can guide buyers and sellers through the simple steps to ensure ownership of a desired object or a successful sale of a prized possession.

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ECC Arts Center presents, ‘The Best of The Second City,’ a must-see show featuring the improv comedy theater’s best sketches and songs

“The Best of The Second City,” celebrating nearly sixty years of cutting-edge satirical revues, will entertain and delight the audience at the ECC Arts Center on Saturday, May 12. The show begins at 7 p.m. The ECC Arts Center is located in Building H on the Elgin Community College campus at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater is headed to Elgin! “The Best of The Second City” features sketches and songs from throughout The Second City’s history-including pieces and characters made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. The Second City proudly celebrates launching generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest careers.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Tickets for ECC Arts Center’s performance of “The Best of The Second City” are $33 and $28. This show contains adult content and adult language. Tickets for all performances at the ECC Arts Center are available online at tickets.elgin.edu or at the ECC Arts Center box office. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call 847-622-0300. All major credit cards are accepted. The ECC Arts Center can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/eccartscenter and on Twitter @ECCArtsCenter.

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