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28 | February 16, 2017 | The Lockport Legend puzzles crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur Across 1. “Wanted” poster word 6. Mister 9. Forgo 13. Center of activity 14. Port 16. Cash register part 17. Open and observable 18. Prince Charles’ sport 19. Priests’ robes 20. Tinley Park HS women’s basketball star 22. Ink stain 23. Towel holder 24. Canary colors 26. Stew ingredient 30. ___ if I care! 31. Dry Spanish libation 32. Paella pot 34. Cement 38. Muslim religious leader 39. Says indistinctly 41. Distinctive air 42. Australian cockatoo 44. Prayer ending 45. Chinese dynasty 46. Heart 48. Tinley Park bar and grill 50. Shacks 54. Money records inspector 55. Reverse 56. US composer, Arnold 62. Flowers, for short 63. Gunky buildup 64. Motherless calf 65. Canal 66. In fine fettle 67. Decree 68. NBA team 69. 76 product 70. Work areas Down 1. Run ___ (go wild) 2. Monetary unit of Bulgaria 3. Summer coolers 4. Small field 5. Dionysian attendants 6. Tropical evergreen that is the source of chicle gum 7. Show won by Jordin Sparks in 2007, familiarly 8. Track event 9. Horse’s neighbor 10. Hunting call 11. Guitar stroke 12. Cozy homes 15. Hour, canonical 21. Things you don’t do 25. Floral necklace 26. Type of cotton 27. Detail-oriented, to say the least 28. Italians’ capital smelling apparatuses 29. Vertical 31. Whit 33. Phone-number intros 35. Uplift 36. Coastal raptors 37. U.N. Secretary-General Hammarskjold 40. Shoot from a distance 43. Temporary beach residence 47. “Garden of Earthly Delights” artist 49. Hit the dirt? 50. Light measure 51. Accustom (to) 52. Fess up to 53. Scrawny person 57. Maui dance 58. Foreshadow 59. Athena’s shield 60. Star-crossed lover in ‘’Casablanca’’ 61. Accumulates LOCKPORT The Outpost Pub & Grill (14929 Archer Ave., Lockport; (815) 836-8893) ■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Live DJ and Karaoke Strike N Spare II (811 Northern Drive, Lockport; (708) 301-1477) ■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m. Mondays: Quartermania ■Fridays: ■ Live bands HOMER GLEN Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant (14903 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; (708) 645- 7000) 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Trivia ORLAND PARK Girl in the Park (11265 W. 159th St., Orland Park, IL; (708) 226- 0042) ■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Trivia ■5:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Live Music ■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo ■8 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Live Music TINLEY PARK Ed & Joe’s Restaurant & Pizzeria (17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park; (708) 532- 3051) ■7:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia FRANKFORT Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill (21000 Frankfort Square Road, Frankfort; (815) 464-8100) ■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays: Free N’ Fun Bar Game. Free to play. MOKENA The Alley Grill and Tap House (18700 S. Old LaGrange Road, Mokena; (708) 478- 3610) ■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Karaoke NEW LENOX Little Joe’s Restaurant (1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox; (815) 463-1099) ■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Piano Styles by Joe To place an event in The Scene, email b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com. answers How to play Sudoku Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. LEVEL: Medium Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

creative chat Question and answer with Lockport ??? creative chat life & arts the Lockport Legend | February 16, 2017 | 29 Question and answer with Lockport ??? creative chat Question and answer with Lockport ??? Getting to know Dana Buxbaum creative chat Question and answer with Lockport ??? Buxbaum is a member of The Artist Guild of Lockport What media do you work Buxbaum with the most? It kind of varies. I do a lot of — for the fine art — I do acrylic and I actually started using tea and coffee on watercolor paper. It’s usually either acrylics or the tea and coffee paintings. And then, I also make dreamcatchers for craft shows and take orders for those. It’s kind of all over the place. How did you get into art? My mom is a very creative person. For my birthday parties and such, she always had crafts and stuff going. I think a lot of it was from her. How did you start doing such a variety of art? I’ve always been more crafty than artistic, so the paintings are really more of a new thing for me. I want to start trying new mediums. I tried a little bit of water color, I tried to do pottery once but it did not work out well. I’ve always been more crafty than anything. Someone I used to be really close with was really into painting, so we would have paint nights, and I would just paint really terrible things, not good at all. So, I just wanted to try to do that more and focus on that a little bit and try and get that a little better. Do you do other crafts besides dreamcatchers? The dreamcatchers are the focus, [but] there’s also... I get the wood picture frames and I’ll decorate those and sell those at craft shows too, but it’s mostly the dream catchers. How did the idea of using tea and coffee in your painting come about? It was inspired by one of the other artist guild members, Kate Doser. She was posting her tea paintings, and I always thought it was really cool, but they were always brown tone. One day, I was drinking a pomegranate green tea and it stained my napkin and the paper it was on, and I was like “I wonder about the colored teas, how would that work?” So, for the Rhythm and Hues show with the artist guild, I chose “The Java Jive” by the Ink Spots for my song inspiration, and I painted that with two different strengths of coffee and six different types of tea to get the different colors and blends in there. Do you have any hobbies other than art? I dance. I’m really into blues and swing fusion, which is when you take traditional styles of dance like swing and salsa and combine it with nontraditional music that you wouldn’t really dance those styles to. Are there any other local artists who you admire? There’s so many. I really enjoy Mary Ehrler’s work. Her art reflects her personality; it’s very vibrant and exciting. And then Kate Doser inspired me with the tea and her style is really cool, I love her ink drawings. Amanda Grabenhofer’s photography is just stunning. I always like the different things that she does. Sometimes she’ll do a landscape or focus on people, but then she’s been working a lot with photographing metals and that was amazing. What is the hardest part of art for you? Subject matter. I always have a hard time coming up with an idea, which is why I really like the themed shows the artist guild does, because it really gives me something to focus on. Otherwise, it’s just constant “What do I draw? What do I paint?” I have a really hard time finding something to focus on if there’s no theme or requirement. Where do you usually get your inspiration for your subject matter? It varies, with the painting a lot of it comes from the theme [of the shows]. Like with the next show coming up, Fables, Folklore and Fairytales, I did a lot of digging into the grim fairytales. I read a whole anthology of grim fairytales retellings, so I get a lot of it from that. And with my dreamcatchers, I prefer doing orders because then the person ordering the dreamcatcher gives me a concept. What are your future goals for your art? To sell it. It’s always nice when people want what I create. That’s how I got into dreamcatchers, I did one for a charity event with Soderworld Wellness, and somebody liked my dreamcatcher and bought it. I was like “What, people are going to buy these things? Cool!” Why did you initially decide to stick with art? I have a lot of creative and artistic friends, and having the creativity around me has driven me to try and be more creative. What is your favorite part of art? The finished product — usually. Everyone is their own worst critic, but my favorite part of it is seeing it done, up on the wall. When people will buy my art or my dreamcatcher, I love having them send me a picture of it up in there home, in their room, in their car whatever. I like seeing it out there, it’s really cool. What is your favorite piece you’ve made? The “Java Jive” coffee and tea one is a favorite, Amanda Grabenhofer actually bought Dana Buxbaum often works with acrylic paint; this is one of her favorite paintings she has done. Photo submitted that one. I did a mixed media piece, it was a “Dark Side of the Moon” album cover with acrylics, melted crayons and a broken cd. That one was a lot of fun. There were a couple more silhouette paintings that I did...A girl on a swing with the moon in the tree. Interview by Editor Max Lapthorne 295359_5.5_x_5.indd 1 2/9/17 9:31 9:30 AM