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Art & Canvas – July 2021

Finding a Niche in Painting Our Pets by Courtney CernigliaWhen we make the decision to hang a piece of artwork in our home, it’s usually because it means something to us. We want it on display, to see it daily, and be reminded of what it symbolizes to us. Perhaps you have art in your home like this? A silhouette of your child, a sketch of your...

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Arts & Canvas – June 2021

Local Arts Favorite Expands Outreach by Courtney CernigliaLeave it to the arts community to get creative about hosting events while the world is still semi-closed from the pandemic. With cautions still in place for large gatherings, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass’ beloved annual Arts Festival will take on a new persona as an online auction...

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Art & Canvas – May 2021

How to Hang Your Stretch Canvas by Courtney CernigliaI swung by the Hang Up Gallery of Fine Art in Neenah this month to get a quick lesson on how to attach wire to my paintings for showing in galleries or adorning my white walls. It’s that last finishing touch to a canvas that will make your work more professional upon delivery and make it...

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Art & Canvas – April 2021

Battling Artist's Block by Courtney CernigliaThere’s a painting in my studio that has been staring at me for months. It’s literally staring, too, as it’s a portrait of a cat I’m working on for a friend. Its green eyes look at me every day. I quickly look away and skip past. I know that when I make eye contact with this 2D cat, it’s another...

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Art & Canvas – March 2021

Air & Joy by Courtney CernigliaArt elicits a wide range of emotions from both onlookers and artists alike. Yet no elicitation may be more rewarding than sparking joy in someone through your art. Dorothy Vander Wyst, founder of Festive Balloons in Little Chute, sought to spread joy within her community through balloon art. I must be honest;...

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