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Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

Lupin the 3rd, the creation of Japanese manga artist Monkey Punch, inspires a tile series from Italian ceramics the firm Del Conca. It was one of a number of strong visual collections at this year’s Cersaie international tile exhibition in Bologna, Italy.

October 28, 2014 9:49 am
Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

The Writer Graphics series features an elegant yet edgy graffiti tile, an unexpected counterpoint to the textured, cement-like, large scale ceramic tiles. Ariana’s Portland 325 series of tiles references the chalk-rich powder used to make cement.

October 28, 2014 9:49 am
Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

The remarkable improvements in digital printing are apparent in Flaviker’s wood-look Dakota series of ceramic tiles. Evoking the weathered finish and pattern of wood planks, the style was a popular one among show goers at Bologna’s September international tile fair Cersaie.

October 28, 2014 9:49 am
Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

The Writer Graphics series features an elegant yet edgy graffiti tile, an unexpected counterpoint to the textured, cement-like, large scale ceramic tiles. Ariana’s Portland 325 series of tiles references the chalk-rich powder used to make cement.

October 28, 2014 9:49 am
Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

This photo provided by Cletile.com, shows the Sphere Stripe four tile pattern. Scottish design studio Timorous Beasties has branched out into tile design in collaboration with California-based Cle, and this first collection is called Rorschach. Melding traditional damask motifs with ink blot…

October 28, 2014 9:49 am
Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

Right at Home: artistry and artifice in new tiles

This photo provided by Sicis, an Italian company known for its mastery of the mosaic tile, shows the Cosmati collection of marble and Murano glass tiles. The interplay of light between the rich dark finishes and the iridescent glass colors is appealing to designers who can use the tiles like…

October 28, 2014 9:49 am

Study: Asian cave drawings as old as European ones

WASHINGTON | Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.

October 08, 2014 12:11 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

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September 06, 2014 12:00 am
Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

This sculpture by artist Bryan Sperry is part of the Lubeznik Center's extensive gallery.

August 26, 2014 1:25 pm
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Glass artist Hopko's leggy work reminds of Paul the Octopus

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Glass artist Hopko's leggy work reminds of Paul the Octopus

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

ATLANTA (AP) — Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 4:59 pm

Garden parties, wilderness walks at the Crete Library

CRETE | The displays in the Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., are once again highlighting the people of the area and allowing their journeys in life to fill the library's spaces.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
H-F art students garner variety of awards

H-F art students garner variety of awards

Several students from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School participated in the Southwest Suburban Conference Visual Arts Festival, held Feb. 14 at Governors State University including, from left, Jayla Neely, Katie Kuester, Josephine Edelbrock, Kayla Reiser, Chris Tillman, Mia Guzynski, …

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
H-F art students garner variety of awards

H-F art students garner variety of awards

FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School's Visual Arts Department was named the Best School Art Program in the state of Illinois by the Illinois Art Education Association in November 2013 — now this semester, it has been time for the department's students to shine. Several H-F ar…

March 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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H-F art students garner variety of awards

H-F art students garner variety of awards

Four students from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School have recently received college scholarships for their high-school art portfolios, including senior Jonnea Herman.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
Ozinga projects earned statewide recognition

Ozinga projects earned statewide recognition

Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete worked on municipal projects in Crown Point, Hammond and Valparaiso that won statewide recognition from the concrete industry.

February 12, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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St. John art gallery highlights region's industrial heritage

St. John art gallery highlights region's industrial heritage

ST. JOHN | Steel made in Northwest Indiana frames cars, fills supermarkets with cans and forms countless refrigerator doors.

August 25, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Public art effectively builds host communities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public art effectively builds host communities

Why are communities throughout our country and around the world developing large-scale outdoor art projects? There are many reasons why.

May 16, 2013 12:05 am
Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing

Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing

Three-D printing technology is a game changer in the arts and crafts world.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Her favorite travel companion: Mom

Her favorite travel companion: Mom

When I was young, I learned a lot about travel from my mother. She taught me how and what to pack. She taught me to keep a travel diary to record my memories. And most importantly, she taught me how to power-sightsee.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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