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1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Pro-Touring Is a Work of Art

Take the following 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1, for example, which couldn't have gotten more than the price of a new Corvette a few years back, no matter how much work was done to it.Well, times change, and so does the resto-mod market, which is now classified in different types of models according to rules that didn't exist in the past.Pro-touring resto-mods, for example, can be highly coveted depending on the type of modifications done to the cars and the amount of work that they required.You can probably guess that the blood red C1 Corvette in the photo gallery is no ordinary pro-tourer, but one that required extensive restauration and modification work to end up looking like it does.'Breathtaking' is probably a good word to describe the end result of over four years of work that wa s put into it, which is why the $299,900 asking price doesn't sound so steep.You can spot its year of production by checking out the faux-louvered hood and chromed trunk 'spears…

Museum Monday: Follow up on artist George Yepes restoration of the Saint Lucy’s Catholic Church Mural

Gayle Anderson was live in East Los Angeles, where renown East Los Angeles painter and muralist George Yepes is working with his team of artists to restore the mural he painted as a young artist on the exterior of St. Lucy's Catholic Church in 1993.For 27 years the "El Tepeyac de Los Angeles" mural at St. Lucy's Catholic Church stood as a beacon of hope and faith for the City Terrace/East Los Angeles community. It has been acknowledged worldwide as an iconic archetype mural of Chicano Art from Los Angeles.  For 27 years, since 1993, the mural has stood untouched as a symbol of endearment by the community, until in early April 2020 a 12 foot X 12 foot section of the mural was destroyed by in a bus accident.Neither St. Lucy's Church or nor community has funds for the expenses of the mural restoration. As part of his expression of faith and his continued sacred vow to the Virgen de Guadalupe to keep her image alive as a resource in the East Los Angeles community and…

What I Buy & Why: Bangladeshi Collector Durjoy Rahman on Why He Loves Impractical Art and How He’s Helping Local Creatives

In a year marked by slowdown, art collector Durjoy Rahman has been busier than ever.An entrepreneur who runs the Bangladeshi garment and textile-sourcing business Winner Creations Ltd., Rahman has been actively supporting art from the region through the crisis. He founded the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation, based in Dhaka and Berlin, two years ago to support art from South Asia.Since the lockdown hit, the foundation established two dovetailing initiatives to help local artists stay afloat. One is "Bhumi," a collaboration with the Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts that aims to support rural creative communities that make art, crafts, and even, in some cases, land art. Another program, called "Future of Hope," asked nine artists to create work in response to current global challenges.Rahman's personal art collection, which he started in the 1990s, echoes this interest in both the global South and the Western cannon. His 1,000-plus collection includes British stars D…

Harlem art gallery focuses on coronavirus, political unrest, economy

Welcome to the Heath Gallery of Harlem where Soho artist Patrick-Earl Barnes has a one-man show about what we're all going through right now: the pandemic, political unrest and the economic downturn.HARLEM, Manhattan — Welcome to the Heath Gallery of Harlem where Soho artist Patrick-Earl Barnes has a one-man show about what we're all going through right now: the pandemic, political unrest and the economic downturn.In one of the first paintings you see, U of Mask, hundreds look like they're wearing masks. Visitors can try to spot the two without masks in the painting.Other eye grabbing paintings depict two soul brothers one wearing a suit and the other a T-shirt. There's also a series of LLCs about struggling small businesses, such as Poor Man's Carry Out and Oui Fix Flats."Art is how you think," the artist said. "All these people and all this art comes from my imagination and things I want to tell the world."For more than 20 years, painter Patri…

Art review: Cove Street ‘Retrospective’ covers Jon Imber’s range

By Jorge S. Arango"Peg Golden," Jon Imber, 2013. Courtesy of Cove Street ArtsBy 2013, when Portland art dealer Peg Golden visited Jon Imber in his Somerville, Massachusetts, studio, ALS had stripped him of so much mobility that he was unable to make the journey to his summer home in Stonington, which he shared with his wife, the painter Jill Hoy. ART REVIEW WHAT: "Jon Imber Retrospective" and "Distilled," featuring the photography of Cynthia and John OrcuttWHERE: Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St., PortlandWHEN: Through Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, respectivelyHOURS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayADMISSION: FreeINFO: (207) 808-8911, covestreearts.comGolden recalls, "Jon graciously accepted the help of two artists who mixed his colors for him and carefully secured the brush into a brace that was attached to his hand." The portrait of Golden that Imber painted that day hangs in the richly fulfilling and variegated &q…

'Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld' Part 2, Episode 21 Live Stream Details, Synopsis, Trailer

KEY POINTS Ocean Turtle is under attack by the raid forcesHiga and Kikuoka attempt to shut down the STL"Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 21 is set to air SaturdayHiga and Kikuoka need to shut down the STL to stop the emergency acceleration phase in "Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 21. The new episode is titled "Beyond Time."This article contains spoilers from episode 21The official website released spoiler stills, synopsis and preview trailer for "Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 21 teasing what happens next in the Underworld and Ocean Turtle.The synopsis suggests Asuna and Alice head to the World's End Altar to eject the Fluctlights. Meanwhile, to buy them enough time, Kirito battles Gabriel's new form, Subtilizer.Kirito and Subtilizer engage in a brutal battle and the former manages to beat the villain with the help of Eugeo. However, …

A visitor’s guide to four exhibits at the Gadsden Museum of Art

The Gadsden Museum of Art reopened in mid-July, two months after Gov. Ivey's expanded "Safer at Home" order allowed some entertainment venues to reopen their doors to the public ( in March, museums and other institutions were ordered to temporarily shutter their galleries due to the coronavirus pandemic).If you haven't yet been back to the Gadsden Museum of Art, here are some things you need to know: The museum is now open to the public Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with new hours on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons who wish to visit the museum outside of these hours are invited to make an appointment. Masks are required and a limited number of individuals are permitted within the smaller galleries to allow for social distancing.On August 14, the museum opened four exhibits with collections of work from Alabama artists that range from portraits and abstract paintings from Melissa Yes and Ryan Foster, to sculptures by Doug Baulos. The museum will ho…