How Bears WR Pettis used passion for art to help those struggling with mental health

Ever since he was a boy growing up in California, Dante Pettis has always been a bit of an entertainer on the football field. There are enough snapshots from his days at JSerra Catholic High School and the University of Washington to fill multiple photo albums. Pettis’ NFL success didn’t materialize the way he hoped … Read more

What does the future of art look like?

In the middle of a park in Long Beach, local artist Mufasa encouraged children and adults alike to unleash their inner creativity. Along with fellow artists Mr. Toledo and Josh Garcia, Mufasa laid out large sheets of white paper with cups of paint and brushes scattered attractively around. After a few hours, the paper was … Read more

We went to Desert Daze for the music and art. But we also tried eating bugs. – Press Enterprise

The multi-day Desert Daze Festival made its full return to Monarch Beach in Lake Perris on Friday, kicking off its 10th anniversary with more music, art and an emphasis on advocacy. There were noticeable contrasts to last year’s scaled-down version, when the festival was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s four-stage layout, … Read more

We went to Desert Daze for the music and art. But we also tried eating bugs. –Whittier Daily News

The multi-day Desert Daze Festival made its full return to Monarch Beach in Lake Perris on Friday, kicking off its 10th anniversary with more music, art and an emphasis on advocacy. There were noticeable contrasts to last year’s scaled-down version, when the festival was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s four-stage layout, … Read more

Devin Vasquez rediscovers old treasures in modern art

Devin Vazquez shows off his retro pop art that includes reinvented luggage and purses. (Courtesy of Devin Vasquez) Devin Vazquez turns what some consider trash into refurbished treasures. The Albuquerque artist reinvents objects that owners have deemed useless, such as worn-out luggage and broken radios, into accessories with a vintage flair. Her pop art style … Read more

THE ART OF THE CUPCAKE

Robin Ross and Elizabeth Holland wearing Bunny & Babe, Winnetka Elizabeth Holland tilts her head in concentration, holding a perfect little cupcake in one hand and a bag full of buttercream in the other. Applying just the right amount of pressure, she squeezes the bag and pulls the tip of the tube up and to … Read more

The Art of Punting: The Stonehouse Technique Passed On | Mizzou Football

The ball snaps, Stonehouse catches it, takes three steps and hits a 50-yard shot—a repeat sequence seen over three decades. The name “Stonehouse” has graced the uniform of numerous collegiate uniforms, but what sets the passed down method apart is how the ball is released. Bettors are methodical. The mental side of the game plays … Read more