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,...

"THE PAST IS NOT DEAD, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.” So said William Morris, the famed 19th-century artist, who would likely find resonance in the paintings of Maura Allen. Allen’s works...

THIS NOVEMBER, THE ART MUSEUM OF EASTERN IDAHO opens an exhibit featuring the works of artist Archie Boyd Teater. Entitled Visual Narratives of the American West, it references Teater’s home and studio in the Hagerman Valley, the only project designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in...

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