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Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Exhibit by one of America’s foremost landscape artists

Tom Uttech hails from Merrill, Wis. (population approximately 9,500), where the Wisconsin River joins with the Prairie River. One suspects that being surrounded from birth by the picturesque cycle of seasons in Merrill has something to do with Uttech’s ascendance to being one of America’s foremost
06.08.2014 | | Posted at 08:32 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Certain pursuits are more conducive than others to the development of prodigies. The more that wisdom and judgment are required, the less likely that mastery precedes the age of consent. So - pace Doogie Howser - we don't find M.D.s without the ability to also rent a car. The history of art, however, is littered with precocity. Mozart's first works, written at the age of four, presage the style o...
06.01.2014 | | Posted at 05:47 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Each week the three events discussed in the Art Preview column in the Shepherd's print edition are winnowed from a more comprehensive list of that week's happenings. This list occasionally consists of upwards of ten events. The decision concerning which events make the cut is more of an art than a science. For example, name-brand institutions are often preempted by out-of-the-way, mom and pop g...
05.25.2014 | | Posted at 04:22 PM
By Tyler Friedman
"Death and taxes," is the classic, glib attempt to enumerate life's certainties. A more sober and somber response differs only in omitting the latter conjunct. For some the inevitability of death is a source of crippling despair. Woody Allen, for example, has made a career of filtering this despair through his sense of humor. But this maneuver is nothing new; bluesmen have long sung of "laughing j...

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