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    Art in the Time of Pandemic

    By Brian Lowry     If there is any light that the COVID pandemic and social distancing casts, it is that we are more intimately bound together than we often realize. We share our lives with one another, and each of us is interconnected with everyone else in ways that we rarely take the time to appreciate or understand. The arts are an essential part of this connection. They are the ways we express ourselves and communicate with one another. They are the channels for beauty, joy and comfort.   It is often easy to disregard the arts as “unessential,” frivolous ornaments that we can do without. As we face…

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    Extra Extra!!

    The Whiting Arts Council/Studio 659 WRiteStuff article for April is going to be a big ol’ shout out to all the artists with a good hustle! Send us an e-mail to artscouncil659@gmail.com with the following information and let’s see if we can get you a few new fans…and customers! 1. a super SHORT, family-friendly artist bio (maybe 2-4 sentences about the kind of art you do and why) 2. the best ways to find your work (social media and shop listings are great) 3. and one or two high-quality images of your work HURRY UP!! Deadlines are deadlines, and we can’t stop the presses! Oh, and this is FREE!

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    Studio 659 Is Closed – For Now

    We are not going to mess around with the health of our volunteers, our artists, or our guests during a pandemic, so Studio 659 is closed until it is safe to reopen. The Portraits exhibit was looking pretty awesome, so it’s going to stay up a while after we get the all-clear so that you can check it out. We’ll post a digital tour soon, too. Now is a great time to prep for our up-coming exhibits: Personal Best, circus theme, Bump in the Night, and animal theme.  

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    Galentine’s Day is Canceled

    Oh, the weather outside if frightful…and that’s it. It’s just frightful. We’re canceling Galentine’s Day and rescheduling for warmer days. Stay in, stay warm, and work on your submissions to Portraits!