| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:56 PM
“Spring Fling,” a large mural by artist David F. Heatwole, is set to be unveiled April 21 in downtown Martinsburg, one water balloon splat at a time.
For the unveiling at 301 N. Queen St., Heatwole is inviting people to throw water balloons...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:45 AM
It's 1958. Painter Mark Rothko is at the height of his fame, and has accepted one of the most ambitious commissions of the 20th century: to create a series of large canvases for the prestigious Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram Building...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Bottle Works and Art Works are teaming up for an exhibition and workshop package that highlights artwork depicting Johnstown and Cambria County.
“Scenes of Johnstown and Cambria County” is scheduled to open from 4 to 8 p.m. April 14. The...
| Apr 10, 2012
It seems like cheating, writing an obituary for Hilton Kramer, art critic extraordinaire. Since his best obituary is his own body of work. It reflects the man himself: educated, independent, clear-eyed, rooted in a culture of the best that has been...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:21 AM
A day after the state released its updated state House and Senate district maps, with alterations to previously gerrymandered districts, the legislature proved that map-drawing along partisan lines isn't just for state districts - it's for federal...
| Dec 23, 2011
John Chamberlain, a prolific American sculptor whose use of crushed automobile sheet metal became his signature during a career that spanned half a century, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 84.
Reportedly in poor health, he had been working on a...
| Dec 28, 2011
Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....
| Jan 27, 2012
They wrestle. They race. Tails held high, they welcome newcomers to their play group. Charlie, a Rottweiler, and her Weimaraner buddy, Vincent, are in their glory at Riley's Run dog park. Their masters chat for hours before the pooches collapse, ready for...
| May 10, 2012
| 5:18 PM
James Fitzpatrick leans back in a huge black office chair with wheels and points at a projection on a screen in the front of the classroom, not far from the Soccer Barbie dolls and a clock featuring the portrait of French writer Voltaire.
"Here is the...
| May 9, 2012
| 8:05 AM
An oil painting by Mark Rothko sold for $86.9 million at a Christie's auction in New York on Tuesday, setting a record for the abstract expressionist painter.
Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow," which dates from 1961, was being sold by the estate of David...
| May 25, 2012
In early 1969, a young artist working in the Nevada desert had an idea for an epic sculpture. Michael Heizer had found a 120-ton boulder in the mountains and wanted to set it above a trench dug in a dry lake bed.
Visitors would be able to walk into the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:44 AM
A large drawing hangs behind Doreen Bolger's desk, dripping with the words "Forward in all directions."
The phrase, drawn with bleach on dark paper by Baltimore artist Colin Benjamin, has become something of a mantra for Bolger, the director of the...