Architecture studio Laplace and landscape architect Piet Oudolf have transformed and repurposed a collection of historic buildings on Isla del Rey in Menorca‘s natural harbour into an art centre for the Hauser & Wirth gallery.

a large body of water: Hauser & Wirth Menorca is located on a small island

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Hauser & Wirth Menorca is located on a small island

Named Hauser & Wirth Menorca, the gallery is located on a small island off the coast of Mahon in the south of Menorca. It is housed within a formerly derelict hospital facility that was built and occupied by the British Navy from the early 1700s.

a group of people standing in front of a brick building: Top: the island is located in Menorca's natural harbour. Photo is by Be Creative. Above: Laplace restored the 18th-century buildings

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Top: the island is located in Menorca’s natural harbour. Photo is by Be Creative. Above: Laplace restored the 18th-century buildings

A two-year conservation project saw the three buildings converted into a 1,500-square-metre cultural hub. The site is complete with eight exhibition spaces, a restaurant, a gallery shop, a sculpture trail and

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Photographer Jim Wysong combines a love for geology, photography, and the outdoors in Southwest Monochromes, an online exhibition of his black-and-white photographs of the region’s landscapes, ruins, and other subjects. Before joining the staff at the Santa Fe Community College, where he oversees academic operations in the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, Wysong was a frequent visitor to the region. “I love this land for its beauty and majesty,” Wysong says in a statement. “I also have a deep respect and affinity for the Native people of this area, and for the traces left behind by their ancestors. There is an aesthetic quality manifest in their art and architecture that speaks to elements that resonate across cultures.” In this body of work, Wysong sought to recreate the feeling inspired by iconic images of the West taken in the early 20th

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The Marshall Regional Arts Council is gearing up for its annual Juried Art Show competition and fundraiser, with art for the show officially on display at the Marshall Place Gallery.

The shows reception will be held July 22 at the gallery at 1300 E. Pinecrest Dr., from 4 to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public to attend.

Contestants were able to submit art in four categories this year for the competition according to event planner Patty Lovelace with the MRAC, one more than the competition has held previously.

Categories include one medium, mixed media, photography and 3D. A first through third place award will be awarded in each category by judges. Also during the event community members will be able to vote for their choice for the people’s choice award.

A silent auction featuring work from artists participating in the show will also be going on

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When outdoor clothing shop Denali shuttered its location in downtown Branford two years ago, it left a hole in the community. Until a new tenant moves in, the Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance (BACA) has stepped in to transform the space into a pop-up art gallery for the summer.

Among its initiatives to make art accessible for all, the alliance is putting the finishing touches on the pop-up at 1004 Main Street. The BACA Gallery will host 35 area artists showing all kinds of media from photography to paintings and sculpture July 1 through the end of August. Hours will be Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 to 5.

Frank Carrano, alliance president, said they organized a holiday window display in this space in December, with the landlord’s blessing, that was very popular. They also displayed art in the streetfront windows for a few months this year before getting permission to use

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