Art: Gouaches in Bloomington

One of the most art-minded towns in the U.S., Bloomington, Ill. (pop. 32,826) last week put on the first group exhibition in the U.S. composed entirely of paintings in the newly popular medium of gouaches (rhymes with squash). Moreover, in spite of a tiny budget, it got some of the best artists in the U.S. to exhibit.

Stretching its yearly budget of $75 to $315 by getting Illinois Wesleyan Uni versity as well as nearby Galesburg and Decatur to help out, the Bloomington Art Association invited top U.S. artists and galleries to send entries....

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