Fantasy Doll Maker Debbie Martin to Discuss Her Art

The Visalia Art League’s Artist Lecture series continues on Saturday, February 8, with a 3pm presentation by doll maker Debbie Martin at Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia. The artist will review her personal inspirations, references and subject matter, and demonstrate doll-constructing techniques. Martin’s website,, welcomes viewers to “Roo’s Fantasy Village,” a special […]

‘Eleanor and Park’ Not a Nice Book

Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell, isn’t a nice book. It’s not supposed to be nice. As one of the protagonists, Park, would say, “It’s supposed to be art, and art isn’t supposed to be nice. It’s supposed to make you feel something.” The reason we feel something with this novel is due to Rowell’s […]