Plates, mugs, tumblers and more — Deanna Clyne’s art consists of objects people can use on a daily basis. “I really want people to feel connected to my work, as I feel connected to nature and the experiences that have led me to use a certain texture,” the Mt. Clemens artist says. “I collect all sorts of things from beaches and forests, and press them into the clay. I let how I’m feeling in the studio dictate how I’m going to alter each piece.
Thomas Tunney’s paintings look almost like photographs. The details and scenes are lifelike, though they are embellished versions of real-life scenes. Featuring nature scenes with his wife or daughter in focus, the real estate agent paints for enjoyment but wants to someday make his hobby into a full-time gig. For the first time, Tunney put his art out there for the world to see, in Park West’s Annual MI Great Artist Competition.
At age 86, Nora Chapa Mendoza still loves to paint. Her father was a house painter, so with cans of paint all over her home growing, she became infatuated with mixing colors at a young age, and eventually started to do paintings of her own. “I’m addicted to painting,” says Mendoza, of West Bloomfield. “I don’t think I could live without it and I don’t think I’d want to live without it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".