Arts community puts Mineral Point on map

Aug 9, 2014

Arts community puts Mineral Point on map

by Helen O'neill

This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists’ galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets. Whimsical free libraries — handcrafted miniature houses that look like birdhouses filled with books — are tucked into street ...

Women edge into traditional arts, games

Apr 9, 2013

Women edge into traditional arts, games

by Asako Takaguchi

Women are increasingly finding opportunities to learn or enjoy traditional Japanese arts and games primarily pursued by men. Yamato Takahashi, a professional player of “shogi,” also known as Japanese chess, holds evening lessons for women twice a month at an office in the Shimokitazawa ...