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Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo ‘Salvator Mundi’

Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.

Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals

As their city grieved, Leesa Kelly and Kenda Zellner-Smith found much-needed comfort in the messages of anguish and hope that appeared on boarded-up windows as residents turned miles of plywood into canvases. Now, they’re working to save those murals before they vanish.

Family Fun: Rocking joy into the world with vibrantly painted rocks

For many, it starts with the discovery of a painted rock. Alla Cornwell, who lives in the Shadle neighborhood, found her first rock on a gas pump while filling her car more than a year ago. "I thought, 'This is so cool,' " she said. "From there, it just sucked me in." She now paints rocks with her daughter, grandchildren and friends.

Spokane County libraries’ family painting parties prove popular for all ages

The Spokane County Library District is offering Family Painting Parties at many branches this spring in a new program that is proving to be quite popular. Three sessions have been offered so far and they have been nearly full, said Public Services Manager for Early Learning Mary Ellen Braks. “Everyone had such a great time,” she said. “They’re asking when we’re gong to do it again.”

For a room that’s lighter and brighter, let paint take the floor

I knew that the best way to lighten up the rooms and make the whole house look bigger was to paint the floors white. Our contractor expressed nervous doubt. He, like many traditionalists, thought that painting the wood – despite its inferiority – was sacrilege.