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‘Showing Up’ Review: Michelle Williams in Kelly Reichardt’s Exquisite Minimalist Drama of Art and Life in Portland

Lizzy Carr (Michelle Williams), the central character of Kelly Reichardt’s “Showing Up,” is a sculptor who is finishing up a series of ceramic figures she’ll be presenting in a gallery show. We see her working, throughout the movie, on the small clay statues — all women, each one about a foot tall, some mounted on …

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‘Showing Up’ Review: A Stressed Artist Befriends a Wounded Pigeon in Kelly Reichardt’s Feather-Light Comedy

Cannes: Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams reunite for a slight but charming comedy of resentment set in the Portland art scene. “First Cow” may not have been anywhere near as soul-devouringly sad as “Wendy and Lucy,” but that bittersweet frontier comedy about two friends who get milked to death while trying to make an honest …

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Restaurant owners traded grilled cheeses for painting that later fetched $272,548

Placeholder while article actions load Like clockwork, John Kinnear and his wife, Audrey, would go to the same restaurant each afternoon and sit at the table by the circular window. Kinnear would order only one thing: a grilled cheese sandwich. “I could not convince Mr. Kinnear to have anything else,” said Irene Demas, 69, who …

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Stoke-on-Trent ‘hero’ who created the most reproduced artwork of all time

A series of events celebrating the life of Stoke-on-Trent-born artist Arnold Machin – who sculpted the iconic portrait of the Queen used on stamps since 1967 – is being held as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the city. The events will kick off with a free walk around Stoke town on Saturday and …

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Tia Blanco Is Much More Than a Competitive Surfer | The Inertia

“I love Bob Ross,” says Tia Blanco with a laugh. “He’s so good.” RAEN’s Tia Blanco walks us through her makeshift art studio at her home in Oceanside, California. She’s produced an impressive stockpile of completed canvases in the last few months. Her most recent addition is a walkway of purple trees. It looks like …

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Important message behind giant sculptures appearing on waterfront

Three giant sculptures are coming to Liverpool’s iconic waterfront in a few months and they each carry an important message. Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool BID Company announced the monumental new public artwork by artist Alicja Biala, which will address the urgent and devastating impact of climate change on Merseyside. The work will be on display …

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