Art Works

New group of artists-in-residence are picked to live and work at this Utah national park

The four artists will be showcasing their work in June, July, September and October at Capitol Reef.

(Danny Chan La/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File) This undated photo shows Hickman Arch at Capitol Reef near Torrey, Utah. Capitol Reef National Park has announced its 2021 Artists in Residence program, which pays living expenses for artists to live, work and practice their crafts amid the park’s spectacular landscapes.

St. George • A painter, a printmaker, a photographer and a writer walk into a national park — for their artist residency, of course.

Capitol Reef National Park announced the 2021 Artists-in-Residence on Tuesday, marking the fifth year of the program, the Spectrum reported.

The four artists — David Hunter, Maureen Moll, Rick Young and Claire Giordano — will be showcasing their crafts in June,
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Art Hounds: Paintings hearken back to warmer seasons

Art and travel-lover Sue Thompson of La Cucina in Victoria, Minn., returns to the oil paintings of Ashley Dull to enjoy her handling of light on trees. “Her paintings are layered, layered, layered with lots of oil paint and so colorful. The leaves on the ground in her fall colors look as if you could step on the leaves and hear the crunch,” Thompson says.

Thompson particularly loves Dull’s painting “A Path Forward,” where two paths through a sun-lit birch forest come together as one. The painting took Dull 10 years to complete, as she paused after her children were born.

“She’s amazing at capturing the light,” Thompson said.

Vasiliki Papanikolopoulos founded Coimatan to celebrate local independent businesses. At Gallery 360 in Minneapolis, she discovered the mixed media art of Neysa Winterer.

What Papanikolopoulos first thought to be brush strokes in Winterer’s art turned out to be carefully torn

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Harn Museum receives 1,200-piece collection of Florida-centric art

An incoming collection of Florida-centric artwork, including pieces from Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Thomas Moran, will be the largest single art collection donated ever to the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. 

The estimated 1,200 works of art capture the state’s landscape and wildlife, historical moments and people scenes of daily life among oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. The works date from the early 1800s to mid-1900s.

Jacksonville residents Sam and Robbie Vickers donated the works, 40 years after they began assembling their collection. 

Martha Walter (American, 1875-1976) The Venetian Pool, Coral Gables Undated Watercolor on paper, 12 x 15 in. The Florida Art Collection, Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers. [Photograph by Randy Batista]

In the time since they began collecting, they have loaned art from their collection to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and other Florida museums. 

Harn Director Lee Anne Chesterfield said she first visited the Vickers to see their collection, well known in Florida art circles, when

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Have You Seen This Art? Austrian Officials Are Searching for 21 Works That a Priest May Have Swiped From a Benedictine Abbey

A benedictine abbey in Kremsmünster, Austria, a town of just over 6,000 people, has been shaken from its relative calm as its clergy deals with an ongoing investigation into a slew of historic missing cultural property.

The theft, which was first made public last May and remains unresolved, reappeared in the headlines last week when the Austria public prosecutor’s office and the federal criminal police office circulated images of 21 pieces from the abbey’s collection that remain missing, including paintings and antiquities.

During a routine inventory check last May, the abbey’s custodian of the collection found that 50 objects had disappeared (three 17th-century firearms and 47 paintings).

According to public prosecutor Andreas Pechatschek, the primary suspect in the case is a former priest at the monastery, who has been under investigation since August 2020. Austrian media reports say he cared for the art collection between 1997 and 2017, but that

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