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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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Art & Canvas – Jan/Feb 2021

Beyond the Face of a Portrait by Courtney CernigliaMany turn to art in times of stress, sadness, or struggle. Personally, I enjoy how spreading paint across a canvas washes away thoughts from my mind as I focus on the color and shapes transforming in front of me. It’s a way to experience mindfulness and reconnect back to oneself, or to express...

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Art – December 2020

Give Local Art This Season by Courtney CernigliaAre you looking for a few final gifts this month? Sure, you can go online and purchase from small crafters on Etsy to satisfy your shop-local mission, but wouldn’t it be even sweeter to find those artists locally?  Over the years of writing this column, I've met many wonderful local creators. One...

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