The artist produces relatively little work and vigorously resists all forms of self-promotion. But, as she enters her

The artist produces relatively little work and vigorously resists all forms of self-promotion. But, as she enters her eighties, her attitudes may be changing. A few days before the opening of Vija Celmins’s retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, last December, the artist, an auburn-haired woman in dark slacks and a slate-blue overshirt, stood in the first gallery and said, to nobody in particular, “This show is too large.” Curators are used to comments like this from Celmins, who is prone to self-deprecation. She once told a collector that the painting of hers he had recently bought was “the worst thing I’ve ever done.” The current exhibition, her largest to date, was scheduled to move on, after San Francisco, to the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, and on September 24th it will open at the Met Breuer, in New York, where Celmins has lived since the early nineteen-eighties. Gary Garrels, SFMoMA’s senior curator of painting and sculpture, needed about ten years to put it together, in part because Celmins, who turns eighty-one in October, is so quixotic about how, and when, her work is seen. Both Garrels and his co-curator, the Metropolitan Museum’s Ian Altevee...

Below is a wish list of items and volunteer opportunities from nonprofit organizations in Racine County.

Below is a wish list of items and volunteer opportunities from nonprofit organizations in Racine County. They were provided by local nonprofit organizations. Other nonprofit organizations in Racine County who would like to have their wish lists published here may email them to Community Coordinator Loreen Mohr at: Lmohr@journaltimes.com. Please include contact information and information about where to donate or volunteer. Updated lists should also be sent to Loreen Mohr at Lmohr@journaltimes.com. New lists and updated lists should be sent the Monday prior to the requested publication date. The Scherrer Cares Buddy Bench Program exists to support Wisconsin schools in their anti-bullying efforts by providing students a tool to build and foster friendships. Scherrer Cares donates customized buddy benches to schools at no cost through fundraising and community support, and we need your help! Our biggest fundraiser is our annual golf outing held every June in which all proceeds go directly toward placing buddy bench into schools. The following items are needed and would be greatly appreciated at any time: You can also give a direct donation of money at any time by visiting the Scher...