Insect remains form Grafton artist's body of work - Worcester Telegram
GRAFTON It was an eye-catching request, to say the least. Patty Rux, 47, of Grafton often seeks out the assistance of the "wanted" section of Craigslist for her meticulous craft and art projects at home. She's no stranger to posting to the pages online, often asking Internet searchers, posters and voyeurs for any bizarre bugs and insects they may find. Rux takes the carcasses and makes intricate designs and art out of the bodies, building on a collection of hundreds of pieces she decorates and places throughout her Grafton home. But recently, Ms. Rux was looking for a different material. "A guy wrote me back and said there were two of them in his mother's attic," she said. This art which she began devoting more time to in the last eight years is often pinned and nailed to the walls of Ms. Rux's home with inspirational quotes, song lyrics and phrases. When she's not posting intriguing ads, Ms. Rux is a part-time care assistant with Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts. Rux's friend Bob Poulin of Grafton says Ms. Rux is committed to her works, her health care career and the animals she pet-sits on a regular basis.
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Creative Commerce - Winston-Salem Journal
“I’ve got to be in the light,” says John Raines, referring to the long windows lining one side of his store, Fourth & Trade, named for its location in the Arcade Building on the corner of Fourth and Trade streets. As a professional photographer with 40 years’ expertise in the home-furnishings business, Raines knows lighting is everything—especially if you’re staging a shoot of an inviting interior. At Christmastime, a mere week after the store’s official opening, they featured, in succession, classic Southern décor, dazzling contemporary holiday decorations, and a display of antique cameras alongside Raines’s own black-and-white... The rest is a feast for the senses: Paintings, mirrors, photographs, and prints take up every square inch of wall space. a display of clocks fills a center table while pillows or sculptures (some designed by Raines) fill another. With the exception of these items, the bulk of the inventory comes straight out of Raines’s prop room from his 30-year-old business, Atlantic Photographics in High Point.
There's art to creating home away from home - South Bend Tribune
It was a nice home with cactus in its front yard and occasional coyote doo-doo out back. We rented it from an artist — Alyce the Artist — whom we have never met but feel like we now know very well. Have you ever, if not walked in somebody else’s shoes, at least put your own shoes in that person’s closet or by the front door while renting his or her home. But we got used to it, especially when we could step outside in the middle of winter and find it sunny and in the high 70s. Like I said, though, Alyce (now a widow and mostly living in California with her daughter) is an artist (and a collector)... Besides some beautiful and bizarre pictures hung on the walls — many painted or drawn by Alyce herself — there were seashells, tea settings, antique clocks, fake flower arrangements, decorative plates, shiny rocks, glass animals, crazy doorstops,... There also was a 10-pound ceramic cat curled up on the couch and what I can only call a little wooden voodoo woman wearing very little clothes that I had to eventually put behind the couch until the end of our stay. Her yard also had its unique feel with a beautiful free-standing wind gauge, metallic javelinas and even an orange tree outside the.