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Introducing…The Vault

27 Aug
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Lisa and the team at Great River Arts are thrilled to finally have a way for you to explore her unpublished maps! These are maps Lisa has restored and found great potential in, but hasn’t had the chance to paint them. Please browse and let us know if you have any questions. If one speaks […]

All New Wallpaper Murals!

27 Aug
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  We are so pleased to partner with one of the best printers of quality wallpaper available in the US!  You can order directly from the manufacturer using Lisa’s designs. To Order your free sample you can email Lisa at fineart@greatriverarts.com or call us at 406-471-7563! 1) Select your map design 2) Measure your wall allowing […]

Antiques & Collectibles: Vintage maps can be a great decorating find

04 Jul
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Antiques & Collectibles: Vintage maps can be a great decorating find Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services1 Sandy Erdman, life@postbulletin.com | Updated 2 days ago A cartographer is an individual who creates maps. The word comes from the Latin word charta, meaning “tablet or leaf of paper,” and the Greek word graphein, […]

Artist with local ties enlivens Historic Maps

16 Jun
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Re-tracing lines of journeys: Artist with local ties enlivens historic maps By Abby Eisenburg Winona Daily News  Artist Lisa Middleton, pictured at Blooming Grounds in Winona, discusses the work involved in creating an artistic reproduction of a map whose original dates back to 1604. June 13, 2015 5:03 am  •  ABBY EISENBERG Daily News Artist […]

Artist brings map art to Minnesota and Wisconsin

11 Jun

Artist brings map art to Minnesota and Wisconsin Postbulletin.com Rochester, MN Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:08 am Rachel Cohrs, rcohrs@postbulletin.com Lisa Middleton, a La Crosse, Wis., native, creates art on an unusual medium: reproductions of historic maps. Middleton gets high-quality scans of historic maps printed in black and white, and transforms those prints into […]

The Origins of Ledger Art

31 May
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Plains Indians were known for their paintings, or narrative drawings, produced on paper or cloth. Usually, the medium was contingent upon whatever was handy. In the beginning, this would mean drawings and paintings were produced on animal skin. Dakota man painting figures (winter count) on buffalo skin. 1929. Photo by J.A. Anderson. Source – National Anthropological Archives, […]