Painting ‘outside’ the lines: Local artists take their hobby outdoors – The Advocate-Messenger

Many artists paint in a studio, and Donna Forgacs is no different. But what she really enjoys is stepping outside and creating works of art through a style known as en plein air, or “in the open air.”

Forgacs, who lives in Danville, paints with her husband, Joe. She has always had an interest in art, even from her childhood.

She has been retired for about 10 years now from her career as a Boyle County extension agent, and she finds herself painting more frequently, which was a goal as retirement approached.

“I got my studio ready while I was

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SPICE cultural festival to celebrate Chesterfield’s international community through arts | Richmond Local News

While the county remains predominantly white, it has seen a large population increase among minority groups over the past four decades, according to its demographic report.

Black residents make up roughly 23% of the population, quintupling since 1980. Asians represent more than 3%, increasing nearly 12 times in population since 1980. The Latino population increased more than 20 times over since 1980, while making up about 9% of the county’s overall population.

Local multicultural organizations took part in the planning process and will partake in the festival, Medrano said, with plans for local musicians and cultural dance groups to take

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WATCH NOW: North end residents welcome back arts and music festival | Local News

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In-person artist receptions return to the Pump House Regional Arts Center | Local News

The Pump House Regional Arts Center in downtown La Crosse will host an open house and in-person artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, featuring exhibiting artists Jennifer Williams, Scott Onsager, Carissa Brudos and Drazen Dupor. This art gallery exhibition began Tuesday, July 20, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 11.

Jennifer Williams’ “Painting Us Forward” exhibition in the Kader Gallery communicates hope and resilience through visual storytelling. It features painted portraits of small business owners, accompanied by their own stories of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on their business.

“Children’s Story Time: Family Legends Retold” by Scott

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Art in the Park hosts first-ever 2-day festival in Appleton | WFRV Local 5

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Art in the Park’s first-ever two-day arts festival made a huge splash on Saturday at the City Park in Downtown Appleton.

The free multi-art experience is bringing more than 150 vendors from all over the country and shoppers say they are excited to see what they brought. Tourist Elizabeth Read shared, “It’s really interesting to see the work that’s been happening…People have been doing some good work and they’re bringing it out for people to see.”

Event organizers say that

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SCSU offering free art workshop for teens | Local







South Carolina State University’s I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium will offer a virtual workshop providing four days of activities in drawing and painting to high school-age students next week.

Delivered via Zoom from 2-5 p.m. each day, the Summer STREAMing Workshop runs Monday, July 26, through Thursday, July 29.

This program is offered at no cost to the public. However, class size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The I.P. Stanback’s Summer STREAMing workshop is designed for students ages 14-17.



Orangeburg County Fair bringing back fun; rides, food, contests  return in October

It supports a return to school by offering

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