Wonderwall exhibit at Danforth at Framingham State University

FRAMINGHAM – Lying on the museum floor, 8-year-old Alice Ploetz told her mother the kaleidoscopic installation twirling above her reminded her of the make-believe girl who fell down a rabbit hole into “Wonderland.”

Her mother, Jessica Roscio, is responsible for bringing together the five eclectic artists who created the imaginary realms displayed in the boundary-bending exhibit “Wonderscape” at the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University.

Working mostly in the Bay State, this quintet includes a sculptor, an installation artist, a painter who uses acrylics and another who favors encaustics, and a nontraditional photographer.

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Traditions of America To Sell New Homes in Richmond, Virginia | State

CHESTERFIELD, Va., June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Traditions of America, a national leader in the development of active adult communities, will be offering 234 new homes in Richmond, Virginia along with exceptional resort-style living. Traditions of America at Chesterfield will be the first of its kind in the area and the 28th community for this award-winning active-adult builder.

Managing Partner & Founder Tim McCarthy says of this new development, “After decades of building highly successful 55+ communities across Pennsylvania, we are thrilled to enter the Virginia market with a product we feel is unrivaled – and long overdue

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‘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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Navarre businesses on State Road 87 see highway as new ‘Main Street’

  • State Road 87 has become a possible contender to create the closest thing Navarre has seen as a Main Street in years.
  • While it was overlooked for years as a viable business corridor, a 17-year, $101 million four-laning project finished up on State Road 87 in 2019 and revamped the 20-mile stretch of highway.
  • State Road 87 businesses owners are confident that they’ve established relationships and created brand loyalty during the detour process that will help them keep up their pre-bridge closure numbers in the future.

For years, Navarre has struggled to establish any sort of “downtown” or Main Street

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Liberty and Death highlight June at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park | News

ELIZABETHTON — With the start of June, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park begins one of its busiest times of the year. The highlight of the month is the annual presentation of the state’s official outdoor drama “Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals,” but there are several other activities scheduled for the month, including a Natural Trails Day Hike and a demonstration of death customs from earlier times.

Some of the events require preregistration, which can be done online at: https://bit.ly/3uEAEtJ.

“Liberty!” is usually presented during July, but has been moved to June this year. The shows will be presented

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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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