Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

Art and activism: Beautifying, adding meaning to the aftermath of social unrest

Kenosha is a warzone. That is the perception that has been presented in many reports, comments and opinion pieces written since riots claimed Downtown and Uptown businesses on the nights of Aug. 23 and Aug. 24.  The unrest became fatal not long after Kenosha Police Department Officer Rusten Sheksey shot Jacob Black seven times on […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture

Shattered glass technique earns a second U.S. Patent for Caledonia artist and inventor

A Caledonia artist has been awarded her second U.S. patent for a process that shatters glass for both artistic and practical applications. In December, Sherry Lou Martin received a patent for Shattered Glass Art. “That’s the trademarked name,” Martin said. “The patent calls it ‘a method of manufacture for decorative works of art.’ ” An […]

Posted inCulture, Racine Guide

The Buzz: Foxconn, Creed II, dogs, and short stories

Keep up to date with your favorite businesses, learn about events and special deals at The Buzz, Racine County Eye’s newest twice-weekly column. Business Spotlight Foxconn Technology Group received 325 submissions from students, faculty, and staff from Wisconsin colleges and universities for the first round of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition. Applicants submitted entries throughout […]

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Racine to participate in World Art Drop Day #ArtDropDayRacine

There’s a new trend going on around the globe, well it’s been around for about eight or ten years now called Art Drop Day, where artists (amateur, student and professional), painters, cartoonists, illustrators, crocheters, knitters, jewelers, woodworkers, metal workers, animators, and artists in all mediums place their finished art out in different public areas, hoping […]

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Artists Chosen for Downtown Public Art Event K-9 Heroes of Racine County

RACINE – The Downtown Racine Corporation announced Wednesday the artists for its 17th annual Downtown Public Art event, the K-9 Heroes of Racine County. This year’s public art event features 25 life-size dogs displayed throughout downtown Racine all summer long. Fourteen of the dogs will be replicas of the K-9 dogs that service Racine County, […]

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Art blooms in April

Art is in the April spring air in Racine County. You’re invited to experience art and artists in a variety of ways throughout the month. To most people, PEEPS are a colorful marshmallow candy but at the Racine Art Museum (RAM), 441 Main St., they’re art! RAM’s 8th Annual International PEEPS Art Competition runs April […]

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Pick up the 2015 Guide

Fun is. . .Racine County! The 2015 Real Racine Activities Guide, a 64-page, full-color magazine, emphasizes year-round fun in Racine County. Pick up a free copy at nearly 700 locations, including the Real Racine Visitor Center (14015 Washington Ave./Hwy 20), area businesses, travel centers, airports, train stations, libraries and municipal buildings. Highlights include the county’s […]

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Stroll with art and much more…

A stroll with art, classical music, history in a park and much more are on tap for this weekend in Racine County. Come along with Real Racine. An evening of art. The River’s Edge Art Walk promises an art-filled autumn weekend in Downtown Waterford from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. This third annual event features […]

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