| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Beginning Watercolor Painting: Beginning painters can learn the basics or painters with some experience can get a refresher course on watercolor painting. Ages: 15 and older. Class time: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 2-Nov. 13. Cost: $30 plus supplies....
| Sep 23, 2013
WITH a mouse click you can add Norman Rockwell's "Willie Gillis: Package from Home" to your Amazon shopping cart. But you will need boldness and a bulging bank account to proceed to checkout: it costs $4.85m. The oil painting went on sale in August,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:50 PM
The number of Maryland children poisoned by lead fell to a new low again last year, even as state officials expanded their effort to deal with a much larger pool of youngsters harboring lower levels of the harmful substance in their blood.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Steve Toornman's "French Horn," oil on pastel, is the first place winner in the Crooked Tree Arts Center's Juried Fine Arts Exhibition.
Above: "The Foundation," a beaded sculpture by Kelly Dorman, receives the second place award in the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:59 PM
More than 100 paintings by the Prairie Artists Workshop are on display at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center's ARCC Gallery through the end of October.
The Prairie Artist Workshop is a group of four painters — Mary Cross, Judith...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
On a corner in a quiet Ellicott City neighborhood is the ranch-style home of Michael and Kathleen Van Meter. Snuggled into a third of an acre of tall elm trees, the brick house neatly meets the aspirations for any young couple weary of renting and ready...
| Oct 3, 2013
Letters to the editor from Palos Hills and Homer Glen.
In the Sept. 22 "What's Your Problem?" column, Jon Yates explains how Nicolas Ornelas bought a two-flat that "he knew... would need some work." Ornelas subsequently found out it had...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Here's a sampling of what's on TV during the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3.
Monday, Oct. 28
Seduced and Abandoned
8 p.m. Monday, HBO
This documentary takes us behind the scenes as filmmaker James Toback and Alec Baldwin try to get financing for a movie...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 PM
John Frost: A Quiet Mastery
The Irvine Museum, 239 pages
Thank God for archivists. The other week, I read a column in the Orange County Register by Sharon Henry, who sought to find the story behind Helen Stanley, whose name appears...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Stillness, silence and calm are probably not the first features that come to mind when contemporary art is mentioned. Scandal is far more likely to make the headlines.
But if you spend any time with Scot Heywood’s slow paintings, you might get...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A coat of paint on wood siding provides a protective coating on the surface, but for strict aesthetics, the paint can transform an ordinary house into one that stops traffic. Any professional painter will tell you the devil is in the details, and the best...