Abend’s 28th annual Holiday Miniatures Show is the opposite of the annual Crush Walls. Instead of walking blocks and blocks, craning your head at art painted high up on buildings, you inch around a 1,000-square-foot gallery, squinting into hundreds of tiny worlds.For this show, Abend restricts artists to works of eighty square inches — smaller than a standard piece of paper, slightly bigger than a coaster. Like the short story, the miniature painting is an exercise in skill and focus that challenges the creator to home in on details and make every brushstroke count. "The challenge is different for every artist," says Connor Serr, son of Abend founder Christine Serr, who curated the show alongside David Ethridge, co-owner of K Contemporary, which shares the space. "Some of the artists in this show specialize in miniatures, like Dina Brodsky. There are others who are accustomed to large forms." EXPAND A sample of miniature paintings on display at Abend Gallery. … [Read more...] about Abend’s Holiday Miniatures Show Proves Good Things Come in Small Packages
Things come in threes
Matt Velazquez Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:03 PM EDT Nov 1, 2018 BOSTON - The Milwaukee Bucks understand the math. They know three points are greater than two. In fact, over the first seven games of the season, they built their offense around that premise with everyone on the court encouraged to let shots fly from beyond the arc. That math problem was Milwaukee's undoing on Thursday night, though, as the Bucks got a taste of their own medicine. The Boston Celtics set a franchise record with 24 three-pointers on 55 attempts on the way to a 117-113 victory at TD Garden that knocked Milwaukee from the ranks of the unbeaten and reinforced the narrative that the Celtics are the team to beat in the East. As unbalanced as the equation was with the Bucks scoring 62 points in the paint and going just 9 of 29 from long range, Milwaukee had plenty of chances to tie or win the game. They trailed by as many as 15 heading into the fourth quarter, but used a 12-0 run to open that … [Read more...] about Celtics 117, Bucks 113: Milwaukee’s woes come in threes
Sports By J.R. De Groote West Hawaii Today | Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story RICK WINTERS/West Hawaii Today Kealakehe's Raymond Skillern breaks loose for a first down earlier in the season against Hilo. The Waveriders are trying to bounce back from a loss in that game with a multifaceted running attack. KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe is proving it can deliver both by air and by ground. The improved passing game has been well documented this season for the Waveriders, with quarterback Jorden Himalaya racking up the yards and touchdowns as one of the top passers in the BIIF in Kealakehe’s up-tempo system. ADVERTISING But in the team’s most recent success over the weekend — a 43-12 victory over Keaau (1-4) — the Waveriders showed their most balanced look yet, using a trio of talented backs to erase an early deficit, rack up nearly 200 yards rushing and rumble to the verge of a BIIF Division I title game berth. … [Read more...] about BIIF football: Waveriders rev up run game as good things come in threes
Orioles right-hander Brad Brach walked off the Angel Stadium mound Tuesday night as frustrated as he’s been this season, unable to record an out in a bottom of the ninth inning that ended with a 3-2 walk-off loss to the Los Angeles Angels.The ninth inning didn’t snowball on Brach. Entering the frame with one out and the bases empty, he let all four hitters he faced reach base, ending with Justin Upton’s game-winning single. But Brach was ahead in the count and had two strikes on the last three hitters he faced — including an 0-2 count to Upton — but couldn’t finish off any of the three.Against Upton, Brach threw two sliders down that Upton swung through, then left a third up that landed in left field to prompt an Angels celebration at home plate.“It’s just frustrating,” Brach said. “I’ve got to work harder at it. I’ve got to make sure if I’m throwing two-strike pitches, I have to make sure they’re not … [Read more...] about Orioles reliever Brad Brach’s struggles come in two-strike approach
One in three Richmond Public Schools seniors would have their grade point average dip if administrators enforced a penalty related to absenteeism that was established in 2012.The consequences of punishing students for missing too many classes would put the graduation status for some at risk, officials acknowledged at a School Board meeting on Monday.The 2012 policy mandates that students with more than six unexcused absences per nine weeks and 10 per semester in a particular class not get credit for that class – regardless of grade. If the division were to implement the policy this school year, GPAs would fall for more than 1,300 students and more than 400 seniors. It was not immediately clear why the penalty had gone unenforced.The revelation yielded mixed responses from School Board members ranging from dismay over student truancy to concerns the measure was too punitive. The board ultimately staid its implementation after a presentation from administration officials who said a … [Read more...] about One in three Richmond seniors missed too many classes. They’ll still graduate.