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This guy draws in his sleep — but has ‘no artistic talent’ when awake

Art and Exhibitions New York Post

You’ve heard of sleepwalking and sleep-talking, even sleep-texting, but you’ve probably never heard of sleep drawing. Lee Hadwin started scribbling while snoozing at age 4, when he would scrawl on the walls, the BBC reported. As he aged, his
'You’ve heard of sleepwalking and sleep-talking, even sleep-texting, but you’ve probably never heard of sleep drawing. Lee Hadwin started scribbling while snoozing at age 4, when he would scrawl on the walls, the BBC reported. As he aged, his drawings got more complicated. He uses a variety of mediums — paint, crayons and even knives..'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Four-Story Mural Unveiled in Westown

Art and Exhibitions urbanmilwaukee.com

Emma Daisy Gertel unveils Westown in Bloom mural
'Gateway mural by Emma Daisey Gertel. Photo by Jeramey Jannene. Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21 and artist Emma Daisy Gertel celebrated the completion of Gertel’s four-story-tall mural Friday morning. The mural, which depicts an urban garden as a metaphor for the redevelopment of the Westown neighborhood, is located on the west side of the building at 612-624 W. Wisconsin Ave. overlooking a surface parking lot. Visible to people entering Downtown from the west on Wisconsin Avenue, the mural, known as Westown in Bloom, is approximately 80 feet wide by 50 feet tall. \t\t\t “My artistic concept is to create a bright, colorful garden of flora to enliven the space and create a sense of wonder, vibrancy, beauty and hope that is representative of the revitalization and renewal efforts of Westown,” said Gertel when the concept was unveiled. “Plant life improves mood and there is nothing more welcoming to visitors than fresh flowers.” Gertel won a competitive request-for-proposal to paint the mural. The wall it adorns was previously a beige-painted, metal-paneled wall that had a small sign for the building’s first-floor tenant Dunkin’ Donuts. The building it adorns is owned by Wisconsin Avenue Property LLC, which partnered with Milwaukee Downtown, the Westown Association, Interstate Parking and the city’s Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC). The project, led by the BID’s Downtown Placemaking Task Force, is the second project designed to beautify the area. The group funded the painting of a pedestrian tunnel between East Town and the Historic Third Ward in 2018. Milwaukee Downtown funded approximately 50 percent of the project’s cost from its economic development fund with support from the project partners. Photo Gallery \t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t \t\t\t \t \t\t \t \t If you think stories like this are important, become a member of Urban Milwaukee and help support real independent journalism. Plus you get some cool added benefits, all detailed  here.'

Calls for Artists

Art and Exhibitions The Columbian

'Art Angst Gallery seeks work for “A Study in Blue,” an exhibit to run Aug. 2 through 24. This is an open call to artists for a group show dedicated to all things blue: azul, cobalt, sapphire, indigo, aquamarine, turquoise, teal, cyan and other cool hues. Artists can submit up to three pieces for a fee of $10 to $20 (on a sliding scale). The deadline to submit art is July 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. or July 31 from noon to 3 p.m. If neither of these times work, contact gallery director Leah Jackson at leah.angstgallery@gmail.com to make other arrangements. angstgallery.com Music Vancouver Community Concert Band seeks brass, woodwind and percussion players, active and retired. All abilities welcome; no audition required. The volunteer community band, along with its polka band, Dixieland Jazz Band and chamber ensembles, performs regularly around the area. Rehearsals are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11005 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver. Beginning band is offered from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Facebook.com/VCCBand or vanccband@gmail.com Vancouver Pops Orchestra seeks musicians who play orchestral instruments. The ensemble plays 20 to 25 45-minute assemblies each year in local grade schools. Rehearsals are 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church, 5701 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, contact Dennis Pieren at 360-907-9141. The Rose City Timberliners Barbershop Chorus seeks new voices to sing in four-part harmony. No audition is necessary; just come to a rehearsal, held every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, 3917 N.E. Shaver St., Portland. timberliners.org/about-us Theater and performance Magenta Theater seeks actors to audition for “Death in High Heels” at 6:30 p.m. July 22 at 1108 Main St., a British play based on Christianna Brand’s debut crime novel. The play will run Oct. 4-19. There are 10 roles with understudies to be filled. Magenta Theater embraces non-traditional casting. English accents will be used where applicable. Rehearsals are Aug. 12 through Sept. 30, weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 to 4 p.m., unless noted otherwise. All roles are volunteer and without pay. Headshots are required, and theater resumes are preferred. No appointments or monologues are necessary; auditions are cold readings from the script. For details, email director@magentatheater.com or call 360-606-0033. Love Street Playhouse seeks actors to audition for “And Then There Were None,” based on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery novel. Auditions are 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5 at 126 Loves Ave., Woodland. No appointments are necessary. Arrive early to fill out paperwork. Auditions will be cold readings from the script; no monologues required. Bring headshots, personal calendars and theater resumes. Performances are Oct. 11 through 27, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The full script — minus the final scene — is posted at www.lovestreetplayhouse.com on the Audition page, along with a description of each of the roles to be filled. For details, email the producer, melinda@lovestreetplayhouse.com. Poetry Niche Wine Bar and Printed Matter Vancouver seek short poems on the theme of “community” to commemorate the ninth anniversary of Niche Wine Bar. The winning poem will be printed on wine glasses used at the Niche Anniversary Party at the Kiggins Theatre on Oct. 14. The second-place winner’s poem will be printed on t-shirts. The third-place winner’s poem will be printed on beverage napkins. Winners will gain entrance to the Ninth Anniversary Party on Oct. 14 and their poems will be displayed on the screen in the Kiggins Theatre. The deadline for submission is Aug. 15. The submission fee is $5 for up to three poems. For more information and complete guidelines, email printedmattervancouver@gmail.com.'

Artist looking for ‘Osoyoos Spirit’ in billboard contest – Osoyoos Times

Art and Exhibitions USA New Updates

If Osoyoos artist Donna Byers gets enough votes, these paintings titled “Flying Colours” (left) and “Little Trumpet” could be shown on a billboard in Los Angeles, California. (Contributed images) By Dale Boyd Osoyoos Times Osoyoos artist Donna Byers
'If Osoyoos artist Donna Byers gets enough votes, these paintings titled “Flying Colours” (left) and “Little Trumpet” could be shown on a billboard in Los Angeles, California. (Contributed images) By Dale Boyd Osoyoos Times Osoyoos artist Donna Byers is hoping to display her art in a big-time way, on a Los Angeles billboard. She is looking to local supporters to help vote for her work in the online competition through pixels.com, which will display the winners on 24 x 12 billboards for two months around L.A. and Santa Monica.  “I sincerely want to win this for Osoyoos, I think we would all be very proud. It’s a very tight race,” Byers said. “If five per cent of our townspeople voted we would garner the No. 1 spot. So, I would love to see some Osoyoos spirit and have the local people get behind this.” She is, right now, only 300 votes away from the top spot in the contest leaderboards. Byers, originally from Ontario, has lived in Osoyoos for about 12 years. She prefers to work with oil paints and sometimes acrylics and notes that her art doesn’t fall under the typical “Okanagan art” category. While her subject matter varies from piece to piece, Byers’ goal is to convey her thoughts through her art. • Read more: Osoyoos doctor wins lifetime achievement “For instance, ‘Flying Colours’ was painted specifically with sick children in mind. There are many children that are ill or suffering with terminal illnesses, so I painted this piece with the intention of donating limited edition prints to children’s hospitals and paediatric wards across North Americas,” Byers said. Similarly, her piece “Little Trumpet,” was designed to draw attention to the plight to save elephants who are being slaughtered in the illegal ivory trade. Byers has brought home a lot of accolades and several of her pieces are set to be on exhibit in Zurich, Switzerland from Aug. 15 to 19. To see more of Byers’ work go to her website at www.bigger-picture-studio.com or find her on Facebook at Donna L. Byers. The following shortened links will lead you to the online pages to vote for Byers’ work: bit.ly/2ShcZOr to vote for “3 W’s” bit.ly/2XQvQ4m for “Flying Colours” and bit.ly/2JM3G5i for “Little Trumpet.” Voting for the competition closes on July 31.'