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Massive community effort brings public art project to fruition in northwest Minnesota community of Badger

Sep. 17—BADGER, Minn. — It’s been nearly five years in the making, and now, a massive public art project in this northwest Minnesota community is nearly complete.

The Badger Community Heritage Wall, which includes a 12-by-25-foot stained glass mural of Badger history and culture, along with a gazebo-like gathering space behind the wall, will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, during the community’s annual Fall Festival.

For stained glass artist Sherri Kruger-Kukowski of Badger, the end of the project is “a little overwhelming.”

The wall is the centerpiece of a green space Kruger-Kukowski calls Heritage Park — at

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Encaustic Colorado’ brings hot art form to Loveland Museum

Aug. 18—Encaustic painting — the method of heating wax to create layered and captivating works of art — dates back as far as the fifth century B.C.

While the innovative style can be seen in ancient Greek and Roman paintings, creatives today still practice the time-honored method and use metal tools, spatulas and special brushes to mold and shape the medium as it cools — creating pieces that are filled with depth, texture and plenty of intrigue.

“Light Affects: Encaustic Colorado” opened at Loveland Museum last month and features work from four artists that beautifully bring this ancient practice into

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Olympics-Skateboarding-Horigome brings Japan skateboarding’s first Olympic gold

By Mari Saito

TOKYO (Reuters) -Yuto Horigome of Japan claimed the first Olympic gold medal in skateboarding after recovering his composure with high-scoring tricks in the final rounds of an event held in his hometown of Tokyo on Sunday.

Kelvin Hoefler of Brazil won silver in the men’s street skating competition, while Jagger Eaton of the United States clinched the bronze.

In a nail-biting final, Horigome stumbled through the two initial runs, but recovered his signature cool in landing four of the five final tricks, earning 9.50 in the second-to-last run.

After his win, Horigome told Japanese broadcaster NHK the

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Return of Art-A-Fair brings out smiles

The months leading up to the summer festival season last year were frustrating and worrisome for art festival organizers in Laguna Beach.

Michael Cahill, the president of the board of directors for Art-A-Fair, could attest to that. Cahill has served in that role for more than a decade.

No year challenged him like the last one, when three variations — each successively more scaled down — were created in the hopes that the show could go on.

The coronavirus pandemic only got worse as the festival season drew nearer, ultimately preventing Art-A-Fair from happening in its entirety.

“This is my

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