Dorsey Rohweder

Diesel´s new PRIDE Capsule Collection in Collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation

Just in time for Pride, Diesel has partnered with the Tom of Finland Foundation on a multi-part project. This includes a two-instalment art show (between Venice, Italy and Paris, France) called “AllTogether” curated by Tom of Finland Foundation and The Community.

Since the ’90s, Diesel’s advertisement campaigns have set a unique tone of voice, serving as an antidote to the status quo, normalizing taboos, flipping the script on stories of social injustices, minorities, absurd in society.” With that in mind, Glenn Martens wants Diesel to act more as a platform and amplify deeper, real, and amazing stories that can make a difference in the world we live in today.

“We want to bring light to a long legacy of queer imagination and perseverance worldwide. Stories of artists which many have faced discrimination and misrepresentation due to the nature of who they are and what they create. This is

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Glorious glyptics: the art of carving gemstones

“There is no room for error; it is not like a drawing that can be erased. Perhaps that makes the piece exquisite,” says Claire Choisne, creative director at Boucheron. She is talking about the ancient art of glyptics, or gemstone carving, which is enjoying a renaissance as craftsmanship becomes more sought after in jewellery. “[Glypticians] can carve into very fragile stones, such as emeralds, without breaking them,” she explains.

Boucheron’s New Maharajahs collection, unveiled in January, features glyptics in engravings of lotus flowers on rock crystal and mother of pearl. “I love gemstone carving because it infuses detail and complexity in the jewellery without adding anything,” says Choisne.

Boucheron Padma crystal ring, diamonds, rock-crystal and white gold, POA,
Nadine Ghosn Bon Bon Block, $6,395 (each ring sold individually),

Derived from the Greek word glyptos, meaning sculpted, glyptics is the craft of engraving to create intaglios, cameos and

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New collage art materials in the shop!

I’m so excited to be able to share some new materials with you, which go in the shop this week for PRESALE. They will be shipped the first week in June.

The first is a reproduction of one of my most frequently inquired about gluebooks – my index card collage art collection.

Over the years you may have seen me working in it. Here’s one of my standing desk with my cards. I keep them bound with a metal ring.

A close-up of some of the pages.

a vintage photo of a house, collaged with pattern paper and other vintage papers
Often it’s not possible to put into words why one paper works better than another in a collage. Often it’s just a feeling,

I had everything scanned to a high resolution quality, so that it would print beautifully, and boy, I am not disappointed! The color and quality is just as good as the original. The paper is a heavier card stock, and

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Entertainment in the Park returns; first concert Thursday

Children’s performer Jim Gill played to a sold-out crowd at 2014’s Black History Month Blues Series at Ellis Library & Information Center. Gill is performing July 13 at St. Mary’s Park.

After two fragmented seasons, the full Entertainment in the Park series returns this summer to St. Mary’s Park. The first offering is Thursday.

“Our 2020 concerts were canceled, and in 2021 we held two concerts in August,” Amy Mason, recreation programmer for the City of Monroe’s Parks and Recreation department, said.

All offerings are free.

Opening the season is the Tone Chimes group at the Monroe County Intermediate School District.

A big children’s show is set for this summer. Jim Gill will perform July 13, which is a Wednesday. Other musical events are on Thursdays.

Gill is an award-winning musician known for silly songs and children’s music. He’s visited Monroe in the past. The concert is offered by Monroe

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