Q&A WITH PRESIDENT OF NIAGARA ARTS GUILD, NIKKI MILLEY

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FALL ART SHOW WINNERS NAMED

The Niagara Arts Guild recently presented 15 of its members with awards at its annual Fall Art Show, held at the Lockside Art Center, 21-41 Main St.
Winners are:

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PASSION DRIVES LOCAL ARTIST TO CREATE FOR A LIVING

by MARY BEST Reporter

Nicole Milley got her start as an artist from a coloring book when she was 8 years old. “My earliest memory is looking at a coloring book, and I said to myself, ‘Rather than just color this, I could probably draw it myself and color it,’ and I did,” Milley said.

“From that point on, any kind of reference, from the Sunday comics to encyclopedias or nature books, I’d open up the pages and I would copy the artwork in my own hand,” she said. “As I got older, I progressed beyond copying the images to drawing my own, and that was it.”

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LEWISTON TOUR OF KITCHENS

LEWISTON – Sharing is a common theme for the annual Tour of Kitchens and Homes – sharing food, sharing a decorator’s touch and sharing beautiful homes.

Each of the six homes on the tour will feature signature sample dishes prepared by chefs from local restaurants. The homes also are paired with decorators who will prepare several tablescapes – an artful way to set up tables, which can provide visitors ideas for their own dinner parties. Local landscapers also are sharing some of their expertise outside of the homes.

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CHECK OUT TRENDS, ‘CUBE’ CHALLENGE AT BUFFALO HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

A cube is a cube is a cube – or is it? This was just one question faced by local interior designers as part of the White Room Challenge, an all-new attraction at this year’s Buffalo Home & Garden Show, which opens today.

As part of the challenge, designers from the Interior Design Association of Western New York were given one of seven 12-by-12-foot white rooms and four elements they must incorporate into their design schemes – an 18-inch wood cube, an 18-by-24 Parsons sofa table, 4 yards of muslin fabric and a basic 2-by-3-foot mirror. Each designer also received the same beach-themed inspirational poster, from which they could draw colors or whatever else spoke to them.

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