Archive for February, 2004

02/1/2004

Hot Tickets

Art Art Center Sarasota. Sumi-e, ink paintings from the Sarasota Chapter of Sumi-e Society of America, and an invitational show of Artists of Sarasota continue through Feb. 7, with a Beauty in Stone sculpture exhibition also on view Feb. 2-7. Coming up Feb. 13 to run through March 14: the Winter Members’ Show. Information: 365-2032. […]

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02/1/2004

Ask the Experts

Q. I saw Venetian plaster walls in a model home I toured recently. Now I want them in my dining room. What exactly is Venetian plaster, how expensive is it, and is the treatment permanent or can I paint over it years from now? A. Surface artist Kevin Walsh, a Venetian plaster master with much […]

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02/1/2004

Mr. Chatterbox

Those of us with elderly parents in tow are certainly learning one of life’s hard lessons-if you live long enough, sooner or later, you need someone to take care of you. Until a generation or so ago, it was the children. In fact, in places like Ireland and China, couples always had an extra daughter […]

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02/1/2004

Lead On, MacDuff

Just before my father Dik Browne’s death in 1989, his little Scottish terrier puppy, MacDuff, came to live with my wife Carroll and me at our home on Siesta Key. MacDuff was a tiny thing, jet black with a large, blocky head that seemed too big for his body. When he would curl up in […]

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02/1/2004

Love Stories

Back in 1989, when Dik Browne, the cartoonist who created Hagar the Horrible, fell ill, his son Chris took in Dik’s Scottish terrier puppy, MacDuff. In what Chris calls "a miracle of bad timing," Dik had acquired MacDuff right before he started chemotherapy, and the puppy-who was teething and loved to bite Dik’s toes as […]

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