‘When we pick up the brush, we just know what to do’ | City & State

Kimlien Tran’s father did not want her to become an artist.

“Artists are starving,” he’d tell her. “You need to go to university and learn something.”

So Tran attended the University of Washington and majored in chemical engineering. Her dream of becoming a painter would have to wait.

But then she met her future husband, Khoa Lai, a fellow UW student studying medicine, who encouraged her to pursue a career in art. He told Tran to follow her dream and he’d support her.

She took his word for it and started practicing painting styles. Watercolor came first. Oil and pastel

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Peace Of Wood Expands Art, Music Sessions In New Ocean City Store

OCEAN CITY, NJ — For the last five years, Ocean City residents Kristina and Marshall Young crafted a community space in their store on Asbury Avenue that welcomed local artists.

Over 25 artists showcase and sell their handmade work at Peace of Wood, spanning a variety of mediums including wooden sculptures, paintings, jewelry, clothing and surfboards. Kristina also instructs paint classes on wooden canvases for people of all ages while Marshall plays instruments during music sessions in the store.

Earlier this year, the Youngs learned that their landlord had plans to knock down the building and rebuild a new one,

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Louis Tomlinson Might Play Jamie Vardy in Leicester City Movie

Louis Tomlinson from One Direction is reportedly being considered to play Jamie Vardy in a Leicester City movie. The star, who became a prominent figure in 2010, is well known for his affinity for soccer. He also would follow in fellow band member Harry Styles’ footsteps, who acted in the war film Dunkirk in 2017. This role would be perfect for Tomlinson — here’s what is being said about Tomlinson maybe winning the acting job.

Louis Tomlinson performing with One Direction | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Louis Tomlinson rose to fame while in One Direction with Harry Styles, Niall

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Lafayette art fair attracts burgeoning crowd | City & State

Back from a yearlong COVID-19-induced exile, downtown Lafayette’s Round the Fountain Art Fair returned Saturday replete with vibrant artistry and bustling crowds.

Fifty-seven artists from areas dotted around the Midwest showcased and sold their works in white tents that lined the block surrounding the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. Between the potters, sculptors, jewelry makers and woodworkers, the fair’s roster of artists comes from a diverse set of backgrounds in artistic mediums.

Julie Sumrall, a volunteer coordinator for the fair, said the total number of artists at the event was down compared to previous years, from 88 artists in 2019 to 57

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Ex-Man Utd star Robin van Persie’s reason for wanting Man City to win Champions League

Robin van Persie will put his Manchester United loyalties to one side on Saturday night – because he wants Pep Guardiola to win the Champions League.

Van Persie, the Dutch striker who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s key signing when United took the Premier League title back off rivals City in 2013, believes Guardiola is playing the most entertaining brand of football in the world.

He feels the Catalan deserves to win his first European crown for a decade – and admits that the style employed by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel leaves him cold in comparison.

Van Persie said: “While my

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Should Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Gamble on Christian Pulisic vs Man City in Champions League Final??

Looking back on the last 38 games, it’s clearly been a frustrating campaign for Christian Pulisic who’s form and fitness has been marred by injuries throughout the year. 

The 22-year-old winger who’s been reintroduced into the fray in recent weeks is yet to stamp his authority on games which have been crying out for the creative flair he possesses. His lacklustre performance in Sunday’s defeat at Villa Park however could be the final straw for the American in his bid to start versus Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.

The winger who

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