The nature of light

The nature of light

Light can mesmerize us in almost any form -- the sun's rise or set, the long stretch of our shadow on the sidewalk, the rainbow prism of a lead glass window, shadow puppets on a ceiling. It both reveals and creates the kind of art that changes each time you look. It can define a [...]

Touring the Paine Art Gallery with Mary and Violet Crawley

Touring the Paine Art Gallery with Mary and Violet Crawley

Mary and Violet Crawley let me tag along with them as we toured the Downton Abbey exhibit Monday, but they made me behave myself. "No pictures!" they stage-whispered theatrically and repeatedly as we made our way through the stunningly beautiful Paine Art Museum in Oshkosh. "They don't mean NO pictures," I tried to explain, as [...]