WHEN A TEXAS FAMILY STUMBLED UPON A SLOPESIDE LOT AT THE YELLOWSTONE CLUB, private residential club and ski area in Big Sky, Montana, they knew it was a keeper. Ideally situated for the ultimate ski-in-ski-out experience, it was the husband’s dream to have a modern...

THE HISTORY OF ENGRAVING FIREARMS FITS HAND IN GLOVE WITH THE HISTORY OF WEAPONS, a past as entwined as the scrolling acanthus leaved etched onto them. In the 16th century, firearms frequently sported engraved foliage, lettering, animals, and hunting scenes, exhibiting embellishments of exquisite decoration...

ARTISTS OFTEN DRAW UPON UNCONSCIOUS LONGINGS when creating works of art. Releasing them into the world like messages in bottles tossed into the sea, they carry wishes for viewers to connect with their own universal thoughts and secret prayers. California painter Gary Ruddell renders his...

THE TERM "AMERICANA" IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH MUSIC,  but when artist Kyle Polzin uses the word to describe his work, it harks back to the original meaning, which, according to Webster’s Dictionary, has referred since 1841 to “materials concerning or characteristic of America, its civilization,...

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