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FROM READERS: A letter to young thieves, from the owner of ARTlandish Gallery

Many people wanted Lisa Bartlett, the owner of ARTlandish Gallery, to prosecute after art and charity money were stolen from her store. Instead, she wrote this compassionate letter in response to the theft.

National Churchill Museum features international watercolor painters

The 14th Annual Watercolor Missouri International Show was inspired by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s interest in painting, said Kit Freudenberg, the museum’s interim assistant director.

ArtTalk: Different materials influence style of handmade bohemian jewelry

Columbia artist Mary Anne Flesch uses a wide range of materials to produce unique pieces of art.

ArtTalk: Folk singer/guitarist David Dearnley makes up for lost time

David Dearnley performs predominately solo, singer/songwriter original, acoustic music.

ArtTalk: Local artist produces textured paintings, most recently of animal eyes

Scott Kronk works largely with thickened acrylic-based media and pallete knives.

Gallery showcases immigrant photography at Columbia library

"The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places" photo exhibit will be on display at the Columbia Public Library from April 5 to 25.

ArtTalk: Watercolor artist inspired by Ozarks, nature

Shannah Arner describes what inspires her to create watercolor art.

Richard Stickann to discuss new novel at Columbia bookstore

Richard Stickann will be reading from his novel, "Hobbledehoy Boy," which explores the themes of adolescent awkwardness, Wednesday at the Yellow Dog Bookshop.

Ceramic artist's teacup display finds a home in city hall

For ceramic artist Norleen Nosri, being selected to create artwork for the Percent For Art Program meant creating a sense of togetherness for Columbia. Norsi's teacup display of the cups and containers now sit in a glass case on the fourth floor of Columbia’s city hall.

True/False Film Fest 2014: Fact, fiction and everything in between

True/False Film Fest's founders, David Wilson and Paul Sturtz, explore the middle ground between nonfiction and fiction storytelling in this year's festival.

Blunt pushes congressional award for Monuments Men

Sen. Blunt spoke at the State Historical Society about his proposed bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Monuments Men.

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology gallery reopens at Mizzou North

Moving nearly 100 plaster casts was a delicate process for the two moving companies hired by the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, with costs totaling $1.5 million.

Art rescuers known as 'Monuments Men' had strong connections to Missouri

With the film "The Monuments Men" opening nationwide on Friday, several of the group's members are remembered for their important roles in Missouri before and after World War II.

Films announced for True/False Film Fest

Thirty-nine films were selected for the festival, which will take place from Feb. 27 to March 2. Four of those films were chosen for secret screenings.

Artists' group helps members try new styles, find community

Artist Critique Group is a chance for artists, who often struggle in isolation with their artistic challenges, to offer each other constructive advice.

Broadway Hotel unveils "Wall of Hope" chalkboard exhibit

The hotel invites Columbia residents to write their dreams for 2014 on a chalkboard by Short Street.

Student opera singer has low voice, high hopes

Ben Worley, a music major at MU and president of the Add9 a cappella group, dreams of singing for one of the crowds at New York's Metropolitan Opera House.

Artist teaches Lee Elementary students yarn art

While in town to plan for his installation at the True/False Film Festival, artist Eric Rieger stopped by Lee Elementary School to teach students to create designs by weaving yarn through a chain link fence.

 

FROM READERS: How Bonnie Chasteen finds artistic inspiration in rural landscape

Columbia resident Bonnie Chasteen is an artist and editor for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Her exhibit, "Faces, Places, Figures, and Food," will be at Orr Street Studios from Nov. 19 to Dec. 1.

Local artist Jean Griffith turns junk into decorative art

Local Columbia artist Jean Griffith takes discarded trash and turns it into art. Her site on Etsy.com has had 1,200 views since her shop opened in February.

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