SIOUX CITY — During the late 19th century and into the early 20th century, Sioux Cityans could purchase haberdashery from the west end of T.S. Martin & Co. Department Store at 515 Fourth St. 

For much of the Great Depression and leading into World War II, fashionable ladies could meet up with friends at Kresge’s second floor luncheonette, which was housed in the same building.

Up until a few years ago, well-dressed gents could fill their closets with plenty of Ralph Lauren dress shirts and Tommy Bahama weekend apparel at the recently closed Karlton’s Men Clothiers at the very same place.

Amy Thompson knew the historical importance that the three-story Martin Block building has in downtown Sioux City. 

That’s why she and her engineer husband, Matt Thompson, selected the space for Art SUX, a gallery for area artists to create, exhibit and sell their pieces.

“We started Art SUX with

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Back with the first full-scale fair since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the 15th edition of Art Dubai is exploring new frontiers with the launch of its new section highlighting digital and NFT (non-fungible token) art.

Alongside the regular contemporary and modern showcases, Art Dubai Digital gathered 18 galleries from March 10-13 at Madinat Jumeirah, some of which were only founded in the last few years. The new section was created in response to a serious shift in the global art scene, which has seen increasing interest in digital mediums and the rise of NFT art.

“We’ve been observing how the digital universe has been developing and having a stronger voice during lockdown,” Art Dubai artistic director Pablo del Val said.

“What we intended is to put together something that could be a 360-degree project, that could become a bridge between the digital and the physical,

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Staff photo / R. Michael Semple
Adam and Asha Gregory of Warren view artwork in a variety of mediums during Saturday’s opening reception of Spring on Park, a nature-themed art show, hosted by the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County and the Lotus Art Center. The show features 109 pieces from about 50 artists and runs through the end of the month at the Art on Park building downtown.

Wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum awaited the low tide to arrive on the faraway island of Plano, off the Antarctic Peninsula, to snap this year’s World Nature Photography Awards grand prize photo, the Guardian reports. The heart-pounding image under the category “Behavior—Mammals” features a leopard seal about to snatch a young gentoo penguin in its jaws.

Nachoum explains in a statement that just before the low tide arrived, a ravenous leopard seal scanned the shallows for its unsuspecting dinner to arrive. Young Gentoo penguins only enter the water at low tide, so fierce predators like the leopard seal use it to their advantage. As soon as the seal eyed the perfect target, it nabbed the penguin in its teeth and dragged it away.

“Once the seal reached open water, I followed it and swam parallel to it, observing its actions,” Nachoum explains in a statement. “To

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