When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in 2020, it wasn’t only Henry Matthiessen’s art business that had to change.

The art itself needed to change as well.

Matthiessen, who owns Stoned Art Studio in Dubuque, found himself forced to close the doors of his gallery, removing the ability to show his pieces to customers in person. His custom-made stone oil lamps benefited the most from the in-person showings and were a high selling product for his business. With his store closed off from the public throughout the pandemic, Matthiessen said, interest in the lamps faded.

“If there were no showings, then I had to forget about selling a lot of stone lamps,” he said. “I had to totally rethink the plan for my business.”

The pandemic forced many local artists to adapt their art and business model in order to survive. For Matthiessen, that adaptation came from spending even more time

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VOGUE Cover Features Annie Leibovitz Photo of Amanda GormanVOGUE

Amanda Gorman on the cover of Vogue. © Annie Leibovitz, photo courtesy Vogue

The 23-year-old Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate, read a poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

Gorman has now appeared in two different looks for alternate covers of Vogue for its May issue.

The first poet ever on the cover of @VogueMagazine. I am eternally grateful & do not expect to be

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Each art piece at Creative 360’s Multiplicity exhibit tells a unique story and are connected by the love of a mother and her daughters. Local artists Carol Speltz of Bay City, Alayne Speltz of Luddington and Chandra Jewell of Midland collaborated for the first time to present 59 pieces that are near and dear to their hearts.

Carol has appreciated art since she sketched and painted as a kid. After serving 20 years as the director at Pinecrest Farms and taking care of her own family, Carol joined Creative 360’s staff. Not only did she serve as the nonprofit’s executive director from 2012-2014, but she stepped in as its interim director from January to July 2020, until its current executive director, Laura Vosejpka took over.

“It was good to get into art. It was good to see how people experience creativity. It was very good to help endorse programs that

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