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  • Meme of the Day

    Arctos Media, Inc. » Clifford The Big Read Blog
    Clifford VanMeter
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
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  • twitter moan #307

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    tom moody
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Twitter has gotten so ugly lately. Seven years ago it was a fun, quirky, relaxed environment where you could trade droll non sequiturs with a small group of internet friends. But that wasn't making anyone any money so it needed to be constantly, incrementally "improved." Now it's jammed with text, autoplay ads, and ceaseless admonitions to grow your followers (what, like houseplants?). Statistics cling to every utterance: your droll non sequitur now has a statistical analysis of the number of "Impressions," "Total engagements," "Detail expands," "Profile clicks," and "Favorites" it has…
  • this isn't happiness™ Peteski

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
  • Vancouver Event: SPORTS DAY

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Next Saturday is our SPORTS DAY event at China Creek Park! We’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event!Each of us is organizing a classic sports day game, and Booooooom’s game is gonna be a special version of Kickball! So get a friend, or two, or a whole bunch to sign up for a team. It doesn’t actually matter what neighbourhood you’re from as we’ve realised there are lots of people from other areas (shoutout to Richmond) who want to play!With your…
  • Damon Albarn Concert in Denmark Ends Abruptly When a Security Guard Carries Him Offstage

    By Christopher D. Shea
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    The Blur front man refused to leave the stage and was removed from it just minutes after his set was to end at 4 a.m., The Guardian said.
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    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network

  • Learning from Athens: How Can documenta 14 Respond to the Greek Crisis?

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    It's been one of the most turbulent weeks in the modern history of Greece. The nation's position within the eurozone remains precarious following the results of Sunday's referendum when Greek voters chose to reject the austerity terms of an EU bailout. Their decision follows a week of last minute talks, banks closing their doors, the imposition of capital controls, and non-compliance on the country's IMF payment deadline last Tuesday. The so-called "Grexit,” equally feared and desired by different camps, seems all the more real as an option following yesterday's "no"…
  • London Turns Tropical: Radamés "Juni" Figueroa at Edel Assanti

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    With record high temperatures in London at present, the city is suddenly awash with the tropical: denim hot pants, turquoise, fluorescent pink, bright yellow. Even the conservative dresser is using this rare heatwave as an occassion to adorn brightly colored prints. The aesthetic of the tropics seems to seep out of Topshop into virtually every café and bar with an outdoor suntrap. Yet little thought is given to where this trend originates from—the formal, social, communal, and everyday environments that produce this look so evocative of…
  • The Tour de France: The Art of Le Grand Départ

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:54 am
    The small Dutch city of Utrecht is receiving worldwide attention this weekend as its charming canals and cobbled corridors play host to Le Grand Départ: the launch of the Tour de France, which hits the road on Saturday. As with any major sporting event, the rights to host Le Grand Départ are as much rights to major commercial and tourism opportunities as they are to the Majesty of Sport. Naturally, Tour merch abounds and nearly every shop in town has a decorated Peugeot racer, sleek fixie, or clunky omafiets (“granny bike”) in the window. But much of the city’s…
  • Durex Pope

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:53 am
    How do you like your Eggs? Controversial. This may be the answer the Milwaukee Art Museum would give after its recent acquisition of Eggs Benedict by Nicki Johnson. Although, rather than a lush scooping of hollandaise drizzled over ham hock, this dish consists entirely of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 colored condoms. Many Catholics, not being the biggest fans of responsible spunk containment, have thrown in that extra delicious garnish—controversy. Even possibly going for that ultimate saffron of delicacies—blasphemy. Niki Johnson’s piece has so far…
  • Khaled Jarrar Paints a Rainbow: The West Bank Mural That Spurred a Fierce Debate About Oppression

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality, Ramallah-based artist Khaled Jarrar wittingly spurred a cultural debate in the West Bank when in open daylight hours on Mondayhe painted a rainbow on a section of the wall in the West Bank near the congested Qalandiya checkpoint. Almost instantly, the other pervasive wall in Jarrar’s life, his Facebook page, became a tangled bramble of death threats, pledges of solidarity, and heated discussion. The mural, which Jarrar titled, “Through The Spectrum,” only lived for a few hours before a group of…
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  • Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Drone crews, analysts, intelligence officials and military commanders all speak frankly to the author about how armed drones revolutionized warfare--and the unexpected costs to some of those involved continue
  • For Ever Amber, ennobling working class and marginalized communities

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    Over the past 45 years, the members of the collective have been documenting the industrial communities living along the river Tyne, the fishermen, the shipbuilders, the people working in the coal and steel industry, but also their families, the unemployed and the marginalized communities. The result is a vast archive of photos and films that present both both artistic and historical value continue
  • Out of Play: Technology & Football

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:29 am
    The works on show range from a robotic soccer robot to the Soccket energy generating football, from the ever irresistible and painful Leg Shocker to the world premier of Jer Thorp's immersive installation The Time of the Game. The result is an exhibition that brings into a highly popular museum an entertaining but also critical and provocative view of the impact that technology has on 'the beautiful game.' continue
  • Politics and Practices of Secrecy (part 2)

    15 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    Two of the presentations i enjoyed covered the representation of intelligence agencies in films and tv fiction, another was about the influence that new forms of surveillance are having on the rise of home-grown ('home' being the U.S.A., the symposium was organised by the Institute of North American Studies) white extremist groups. And a fourth talk commented on the delusory quest to control State information continue
  • Experiments in sound and perception. An interview with Aernoudt Jacobs

    11 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    Aernoudt Jacobs is an artist fascinated with sound in all its forms and possible expressions. He collects fields recordings around the world but he also creates installations based on Bell's photoacoustic effect that reveals the sonority of any material hit with a strong beam of light, builds sound microscope that magnifies the freezing and melting process of water or suspends coils, magnets and 1000 tin cans into the air to play with the laws of electromagnetic induction and create tiny vibrations that produce sounds continue
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    Eye Level

  • Conservation: Keeping Mingering Mike's Hits Supersonic

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Paper conservator, Kate Maynor works on Mingering Mike's FINGER: FRUSTRATIONS. Mingering Mike's Supersonic Hits feature a vibrant array of images and colors. Catherine (Kate) Maynor, paper conservator, is responsible for preserving the vitality of Mike's artwork for future audiences. Kate will be presenting a gallery talk on Tuesday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. about the array of treatments that she performed to keep the artist's works fresh. I'm not going to steal her thunder and reveal all the magic she worked for the exhibition (you should come and see for yourself). Instead, I'll tell you a…
  • In this Case: Ceramicist Howard Kottler

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    Howard Kottler's Ambitious Resident from the Blueboy Set In Case 53B of the Luce Foundation Center sit four plates that first attracted my attention when I was a graduate student a few years ago. I was drawn to these by the figure of a boy, who looked very much like a famous painting, yet strangely manipulated. I also thought it odd that these plates were in the craft section, yet these white porcelain discs looked nothing like the plates I had been taught were craft while earning a degree in pottery. As I looked more closely, I realized that the figure of the boy was indeed from a famous…
  • Kuniyoshi as Organizer

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:31 pm
    This is the third and final blog post by the Archives of American Art's Mary Savig and Jason Stieber focused on the life of the artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. The exhibition Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art is on view in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, and is organized in conjunction with The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi on view at at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Artists Equity Association Dinner in honor of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, 1948 March 25. Photograph by Alexander Archer. The challenges of being an "alien of enemy nationality" during World…
  • Come Play With Us: Five Questions (+1) with Game Makers Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:23 am
    The Smithsonian American Art Museum is thrilled to take part in America Now! a three-part collaboration jointly organized with the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American History. In our inaugural year, all three museums have been focused on highlighting a fundamental part of the American experience: innovation! We found Italian architect, Nathalie Pozzi's, and game designer, Eric Zimmerman's collaborative physical games to be a captivating hybrid of art, innovation, and fun. Public Programs Coordinator, Katy Corella, interviewed them about their game, Starry Heavens,…
  • Seeing Things (14): Christo at 80

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    This is the fourteenth in a series of personal observations about how people experience and explore museums. Take a look at Howard's other blog posts about seeing things. Christo's sketch for Running Fence On the third floor of American Art, two works by Christo hold a kind of silent dialogue, and frame his journey from solo artist in the early 1960s to his becoming one-half of the creative powerhouse couple, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Together, they created memorable, environmental projects such as The Gates, in New York's Central Park, and the Running Fence (Project for Sonoma and Marin…
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    Art F City

  • GIF of the Day: Chriddof’s Ass Cat

    Michael Anthony Farley
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    This is a cat frantically trying to escape from a bald man’s anus. The man seems downright elated about this situation. The smile on his face could be seen as the ecstasy accompanying the gratification of an unspeakably perverse sexual fantasy. Or perhaps the self-aware smirk of a frat boy preemptively reveling in the meme-fame he is anticipating as the result of this stunt performed for the virtual panopticon. Though the intentions of the image’s author remain tantalizingly opaque in regards to the human figure, it is clear the feline co-star’s expression can only be read…
  • This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Punk for Cyberpunks

    Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    What you’ll see at P.P.O.W. this week. This is one of those New York City weeks that gets off to a slow start and then builds up to a Friday night of frantically running around to see it all. It’s also one of those great weeks that reminds you the city is still full of people doing awesome, cheap projects with a DIY ethos. Wednesday night, the Lower East Side collective Con Artist is having a $20 art sale as a gesture to inject a little accessibility back into the art market. That night, Center for Architecture is hosting a discussion about artists appropriating the concerns,…
  • Hi, Artists! Autumn 2015 IMG MGMT Application Now Open

    The AFC Staff
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    58 Lungomare 9 Maggio, Bari, Puglia, Italy (Jon Rafman, “Nine Eyes of Google Street View”) Apply for IMG MGMT We’re looking for artists who like to talk and write about images. Founded in 2008 in response to a series of studio visits in which artists showed not only their work but their digital image collections, IMG MGMT invites artists to produce image-based essays. We’re now accepting applications for our autumn 2015 IMG MGMT series! Deadline is August 1. What Is IMG MGMT? IMG MGMT is an image-essay series conceived and written by artists. The format is completely…
  • Monday Links: Eat a Waterbed

    Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    The strange world of sunburn stock photography. Ow. How popular are different art businesses globally, according to Facebook likes? Apparently Americans like Christie’s more than Sotheby’s. [ARTnews] Don’t do “sunburn art”! (As if this were a “real” trend….) [Standard Daily] Australia’s art funding is facing “dark days” due to budget cuts. [The Guardian] Also facing a budget crisis: Chicago public schools. The city is cutting the schools’ budget by $200 million. [Marketplace] An insightful article on the former sources of performance art. The…
  • Fourth of July GIF Commission: Carrie Rennolds

    The AFC Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Our 2015 Fourth of July GIF Commission recipient, artist and designer Carrie Rennolds, hails from Baltimore. She’s making a red and blue state have some sort of sexual relations. This is a lesson for us all: No matter where you live, no matter if you swing left or right (or top or bottom), if you find a hot dude at a grill-out this weekend, don’t let his politics sway you into going home alone. Just do him.  
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    Art Biz Blog

  • Eureka! The Purpose Of Your Newsletter

    Alyson Stanfield
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about why artists should publish newsletters. I’m delighted that people read it and remembered its basic premise: that artist newsletters aren’t for making sales. However, I’m troubled that some of that article has been misunderstood, or perhaps I left too much room for misinterpretation. It’s time to set the record straight on artist newsletters. First, a definition. A newsletter is an email sent on a regular schedule, which probably has regular features. Mine has a personal note at the top, a client testimonial, a featured article, and a…
  • Reduce the Boring Factor: Add Variety to Your Marketing Message

    Alyson Stanfield
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    No more repetitive emails, please. Your art exhibition, class, workshop, or event has so many facets that there is no reason to send the same emails and social media posts for your promotions. They get a little stale after awhile. Years ago, Marcia Yudkin wrote a guest post for me on this topic. It was an article she originally wrote for her readers that got me interested. I still think about that article and keep that list as a reference. It’s time to revisit its premise for you, my artist readers. Here are plenty of ways to promote your exhibition, event, or teaching. Many of these…
  • Art Exhibition Checklist and Timeline to Customize

    Alyson Stanfield
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    A checklist can keep you on task for your exhibition. The tasks on your checklist, and the deadlines you give them, will depend on the following: The type of exhibition (juried, self-curated, open studio) If the venue is in charge of sales and refreshments or if that’s up to you Whether you’re showing with other artists How much time you have to plan With this in mind, you can use the list below to customize your own timeline. Do It Now Set a goal. What would you like to have happen at this exhibition or as a result of it? Plan your budget. How much can you afford to spend on materials…
  • How To Attract More Followers to Your List

    Alyson Stanfield
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    At last week’s Social Sharing Savvy training sessions, I received numerous questions along these lines: “How can I get more subscribers/followers/fans?” Watch the language you use and the energy around it. In particular, I’m worried about using the g-word: get. “Get” could mean anything. It could mean that you buy a list or sleazily grab email addresses from people who didn’t ask to hear from you. To my ears, getting sounds greedy and aggressive. With get, the emphasis seems to be on quantity rather than quality. It sounds like you’re only interested in the marketing…
  • Content Crimes: How You’re Misbehaving Online

    Alyson Stanfield
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    As I wrote last week, you could waste a lot of time online if you’re not paying attention. Let’s look at this subject a little closer so that we’re not just looking at where you’re wasting time, but at how you’re harming your art career goals. My friend, Cynthia, calls them content crimes. Nobody is going to throw you in jail for committing these transgressions, but you might check yourself into rehab when you decide to do something about it. Here are the top 4 content crimes you might be committing. Content Crime #1: You’re inconsistent. You sent a newsletter for a few months and…
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    John T Unger Artist's Portfolio

  • Old Glory an American flag created from over 20,000 Budweiser bottle caps for Stagecoach Festival

    John T. Unger
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Old Glory is an American flag created from over 20,000 Budweiser bottle caps and was commissioned by Golden Voice and Budweiser for the 2015 Stagecoach Music Festival. Measuring ten feet tall by sixteen feet wide, for a total of 160 square feet, Old Glory is my largest bottle cap artwork to date. The short documentary film shot by Stephen Blauweiss, above, shows how each cap was individually punched, crimped and then nailed to plywood to form the image. I love how he was able to really capture the process of making the artwork. What inspired me in this project is how deeply iconic it is—…
  • Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag Art at Stagecoach

    John T. Unger
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Old Glory was a huge hit at the festival! Here's a little video of just some of the Instagram selfies taken with the flag. People lined up day and night to take their picture with Old Glory. One thing I really liked was how, as each person or couple or group climbed up on the trailer, they'd hand their phone to the people behind them to shoot the photo, and then reciprocate the favor. Me and my wife Marcie in front of the flag. At night when the festival was more packed for the bigger acts, there were even longer lines for selfies but I couldn't get a very good photo. I wish we'd had better…
  • Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag Art in Progress: Stagecoach Festival Setup

    John T. Unger
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    My step-son Don drove the flag out to Indio, CA and helped me assemble it when we got there. I'd been very worried that the flag might be damaged by the vibration of a long road trip but it arrived fully intact. If you look closely at the front board of the frame, you can see a continent's worth of splattered bugs! It took us forever to get through security and get to out spot on the festival grounds. Assembling the flag was quite quick, comparatively. Here, we've unpacked all the panel and laid them out. Up goes panel one! Panel two goes up, easy as pie. The fourth panel fits easily as well.
  • Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag Art in Progress: April 4-17

    John T. Unger
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:10 pm
    The trailer is here and it's install day! My studio assistant Jamie and I carry out the first of the big sections. Laying all the panels out and hoping that they fit easily into the framework as planned. My plan was for the flag panels to mount to 4x4 posts that were attached horizontally across the steel framework. Ideally those would have had slotted attachments to allow a little give to the position of the 4x4s. When Craig Bernstein of H&H Fab Works built the trailer, he altered the design to make it stronger, but it's going to be a very precise and tight fit now. Will it work?
  • Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag Art in Progress: March 22-28

    John T. Unger
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:21 pm
    The four main panels are finally finished! I'll add a few fill caps to the seams once it is installed at the festival, but for now, it's ready to travel. Now onward to make the bottom two stripes. To minimize the seams, the bottom stripes are made of two long panels rather than four short ones. I used cardboard to make a template of the edges of the four main panels and then cut the bottom sections. There were two tricky aspects to this. One was matching the curves as closely as possible using a hand held jig saw. The other was making the template itself… the flag takes up so much space…
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  • How to See Infrastructure: A Guide for Seven Billion Primates

    Adam Rothstein
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Allan Sekula, Gas Terminal, Barcelona (2008) from the series "Methane for all." When an American crew picked up the first of these ships from the Daewoo dockyard, completed the sea trials, and began the voyage back across the Pacific, they discovered in the nooks and crannies of the new ship a curious inventory of discarded tools used in the building of the vessel: crude hammers made by welding a heavy bolt onto the end of a length of pipe, wrenches cut roughly by torch from scraps of deck plate. Awed by this evidence of an improvisatory iron-age approach to ship building, which…
  • The Visual Archive of Devotion and Taboo

    Timothy Cooper
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Makkah 3D Puzzle produced by Wrebbit (1995) In 1995, a puzzle company produced a 1038 piece architectural model of the Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, the expansive complex that contains the Kaaba. Upon delivery of 17,000 copies to Saudi Arabia, the construction toy was deemed idolatrous and the shipment destroyed. Little over 500 of the sets remained in Canada, and have since become collector's items. Ever since, the home construction of Islamic holy places has been an unspoken no-go zone in the field of toy production. A recent perusal of the Saudi Arabian Import Guide on banned and restricted…
  • After Sunset

    Nicholas O'Brien
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    Still from Sunset (2015) by Tale of Tales It is very rare for a video game to feel urgent. It is even more rare when that sense of urgency becomes a reflection on video game distribution. Sunset, by Tale of Tales, manages to accomplish both rare feats. In Sunset you play as Angela Burnes, a woman hired as a housekeeper for Gabriel Ortega, a wealthy and influential cultural aficionado in San Bován, the capital of the fictional South American country Anchuria. Over the course of a year between 1972-73, Angela witnesses a violent coup and counter-rebellion from the balcony of Ortega’s luxury…
  • Contra-Internet GIFs

    Michael Connor
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Contra-Internet Totality Study #2: Internet, a .gif triptych (2015). These three gifs by Zach Blas are currently showing at IMA Brisbane as part of "Imaginary Accord" (through July 11). They form a part of Blas' ongoing Contra-Internet project, which draws on Paul B. Preciado's Manifesto contrasexual to imagine alternatives to the neoliberal internet we know today. The project isn't an argument for unplugging, exactly; more for building or dreaming up alternative infrastructures.  Consisting of 3D globes with stock images as their skins, these gifs represent one aspect of popular imagery…
  • 2015 Net Art Microgrants: Now accepting proposals

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:21 am
    Lena NW & Julia Kunberger, Viral (2015), a 2014 Internet Art Microgrant recipient Now accepting proposals. Deadline: July 23, 2015. The browser is still our favorite place to see art, so these five Microgrants of $500 will be awarded to artists to create new browser-based artworks. This program is run as an open call. Submissions comprise a simple 150-word statement and a single sketch or image. Upon the close of the open call, the proposals will be considered by a special jury, with five Microgrants awarded.  Awardees will be announced in early August, and the resulting artworks will…
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  • Performing with Cardew Choir & Gusty Winds at the Richard Waters New Music Festival, 6/27/15, at Berkeley Arts Gallery & Performance Space

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:57 pm
    The 3rd Annual Richard Waters New Music Festival celebrates invented instruments and extended techniques, and features composers, musicians, and instrument builders from the greater Bay Area. The festival is inspired by the late Richard Waters and his invention, the Waterphone (pictured above). This year’s festival includes a Waterphone Orchestra and a guest appearance by Rayme Waters and Waterphone builder Brooks Hubbert. Richard Waters “The late Richard Waters was a sweet, fun-loving, adventuresome instrument designer/builder, sculptor, musician who always brought magic to the…
  • Cardew Choir Will Perform in the Garden of Memory Event at Chapel of the Chimes on Solstice, 6/21/15

    31 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2011 Laura Inserra Garden of Memory — a Columbarium Walk-Through Performance Event at the Chapel of the Chimes The Garden of Memory walk-through performance event is held every June 21st, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PDT, to celebrate the Solstice, at The Chapel of the Chimes, in Oakland, California. I have participated in the annual Garden of Memory event at the Chapel of the Chimes since its first year, in 1996, when Sarah Cahill founded this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, site-specific concert. In the first few years, as a walking “audient,” I recorded…
  • Come Tour East Bay Open Studios, June 6-7 and 13-14, 2015 — Visit Our Studio Building!

    31 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    East Bay Open Studios offers a rare opportunity for arts fans of all ages to meet local artists, explore new neighborhoods and discover new art of many disciplines and genres. Over 400 hundred artists will open their studios to art adventurers across the East Bay. At many studios, the artists serve beverages and delicious snacks, such as wine, juice, bottled water, and artisan cheeses. “East Bay Open Studios lets people dig deep to find remarkable and unexpected creative spaces,” says Margo Dunlap, Executive Director of Pro Arts, the non-profit organization that has produced East…
  • Join us! Cardew Choir Celebrates our 14th Anniversary at Berkeley Arts on Friday, 5/1/15

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Come join us as we celebrate the Cardew Choir’s 14th Anniversary on May Day (Friday, May 1, 2015), 8:00 p.m. PDT, at Berkeley Arts, 2133 University Avenue (between Shattuck and Oxford), Berkeley, California! This performance follows a very successful Cardew Choir performance at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, Schroeder Hall, along with the Sonoma State Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble, on Earth Day. As far as I know, the Cardew Choir is the only “new music” vocal ensemble that performs work that crosses boundaries between what might normally be…
  • Four Upcoming Performances by the Cardew Choir, Starting on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The Sonoma State University Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble (PIE) celebrates Earth Day with very special guests, the Cornelius Cardew Choir! If you’re lucky enough to be in Sonoma County, California, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. PDT, you’re invited to come celebrate with us as part of the audience. I’ll be performing with the choir, producing mostly vocal sounds in honor of our Earth. You’ll find us in Schroeder Hall, at the wonderful Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, California. Here’s a map to: Green Music Center,…
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • Print: "Buddhas"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Buddhas" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Green Apple No. 4"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Green Apple No. 4" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Kaleidoscope: Magnifying Glass No. 1"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Kaleidoscope: Magnifying Glass No. 1" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Fragment: Fu Lion and Dragon"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Fragment: Fu Lion and Dragon" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • Print: "Silver, Glass, and Oranges"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Silver, Glass, and Oranges" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
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  • twitter moan #307

    tom moody
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Twitter has gotten so ugly lately. Seven years ago it was a fun, quirky, relaxed environment where you could trade droll non sequiturs with a small group of internet friends. But that wasn't making anyone any money so it needed to be constantly, incrementally "improved." Now it's jammed with text, autoplay ads, and ceaseless admonitions to grow your followers (what, like houseplants?). Statistics cling to every utterance: your droll non sequitur now has a statistical analysis of the number of "Impressions," "Total engagements," "Detail expands," "Profile clicks," and "Favorites" it has…
  • pedantic reminder about freedom

    tom moody
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    A local park had a "Freedom & Fireworks Festival" on July 4. Many food trucks were allowed to park on the grass. Near the bandshell a portable LED sign announced in blinking capitals: BAGS COOLERS SUBJECT TO POLICE SEARCH. The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution says that: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or…
  • defaced subway ad, 49th st NRQ

    tom moody
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    One of those specimens of impromptu public art where a knife is used to cut a section out of a subway poster to reveal another poster underneath.
  • subway rider

    tom moody
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Lookin' around, every caucasian yuppie-type male in the subway car today had a beard and man bun (or topknot). Drew this from memory of the one sitting across from me. He had a slim, attractive female companion who was reaching across and showing him things on his phone. He was absorbed in whatever stupid shite people are into when they carry phones around.
  • business card

    tom moody
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    A prominent "art and technology" website had a get-together in a NYC bar last night -- apropos of yesterday's post I made these business cards (it took about thirty minutes) and handed them around to a few people. Not so much for self-promotion (most of them know me) as to advance the cause of computer stupidity awareness and the need for a boosterism-counteracting hate zine in the art/tech space where people can vent about computer and phone failure and omnipresent thought control. Left ambiguous was whether the card referred to 15 years' independence on the web or from the web, as it is…
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • Yesterday

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
  • Language Lessons

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
  • For Christ's Sake

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    For Christ's Sake 2015 #494 60"x48" Oil on Canvas...
  • Oh, For Christ's Sake

    16 Jun 2015 | 7:31 am
    Jonathan Jones flayed Bacon's painting in his review of the exhibition Francis Bacon and the Masters at the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia in a guardian review last April of this year, Francis...
  • Something's Happening

    14 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
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  • Move-In Day At The Broad Art Museum Is Taking Months

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    “About half of the Broad’s 2,000 artworks have made their way from warehouses around the city, where they had been stored by museum founders Eli and Edythe Broad. Now all this postwar and contemporary art, by some of the most recognizable names of the last 40 years, is heading to a single place for the first time. An inaugural exhibition will consist of 200 pieces, and the remainder of the collection will be stored in a museum vault that was constructed so that visitors can peer inside.”
  • Why Childhood Memories Disappear

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    “For the memory to remain accessible, my younger self had to remember those concepts in the same language-based way that my adult self remembers information. I formed earlier memories using more rudimentary, pre-verbal means, and that made those memories unreachable as the acquisition of language reshaped how my mind works, as it does for everyone.”
  • Studio Museum Of Harlem Unveils Plans To Expand

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    “No more droning air-conditioners in the galleries. Or children sitting on the floor for educational programs. Or total shutdowns of the museum three times a year because the current process of changing exhibitions is so disruptive to its operations.”
  • Surviving As An Artist Means Diversifying Your Art

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    “Here’s the old artist model: Sit in your studio and make paintings or sculptures and wait to be discovered. Jennie Jieun Lee represents the new artist model: designing clothing and accessories for Rachel Corney, vases and tableware sold at several New York stores, and creating fine art for shows at Martos Gallery downtown and galleries around the world this year.”
  • Why Isn’t There A Lot More Booing At The Theatre? [VIDEO]

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    “It’s not as if actors can only work in respectful silence.”
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  • The continuing benefits (and costs) of the Giving Pledge

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    The recent news about charitable contributions in the United States has been encouraging. The Giving Pledge, sponsored by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, Jr., recently announced that another group of billionaires committed to leave a majority of their wealth to charity. Among these new Giving Pledgers are Judith Faulkner, founder of Epic Systems; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani Yogurt; and Brad Keywell, a co-founder of Groupon. Moreover, Giving USA reported that charitable donations in 2014 reached an all-time high of $358 billion. There is a connection between these two events. The…
  • Capturing the essence of Madame Bovary

    Connie Ngo
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    A new film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s French classic Madame Bovary, starring Mia Wasikowska and Ezra Miller, has just been released. Considered to be one of the great masterpieces of 19th century literature, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma Rouault, whose unhappy provincial marriage leads her into two adulterous affairs — first with the young and intelligent Léon and then with the dashing and seductive Rodolphe. The tragic story has been told and retold in a number of adaptations since the text’s original publication in 1856 in serial form. But what differences…
  • Echoes of caste slavery in Dalit Christian practices

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    In the mid-twentieth century Dalit migration from the villages of southern princely State of Travancore to the villages in the Western Ghats hills in the north was reminiscent of Exodus, although we are yet to have substantial narratives of the difficult journeys they undertook. In the new villages in the British Malabar where they settled down, they could own small pieces of land and become marginal farmers. One of the surprising things is that majority of the Dalit migrants from Kerala were Dalit Christians. It is worth speculating if the story of Exodus had anything to do with their…
  • Lies, truth, and meaning

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Words have meaning. We use them to communicate to one another, and what we communicate depends, in part, on which words we use. What words mean varies from language to language. In many cases, we can communicate the same thing in different languages, but require different words to do so. And conversely, sometimes the very same words communicate different things in different languages. In Estonian, I am told, a zealous germophobe would enjoin us to join her in cleaning the rooms by saying ‘Koristame ruumit!’ But she should take care in expressing this enthusiasm in Finland, for in Finnish…
  • DIY democracy: Festivals, parks, and fun

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Wimbledon has started, the barbeques have been dusted off, the sun is shining, and all our newly elected MPs will soon be leaving Westminster for the summer recess. Domestic politics, to some extent, winds down for July and August but the nation never seems to collapse. Indeed, the summer months offer a quite different focus on, for example, a frenzy of festivals and picnics in the park. But could this more relaxed approach to life teach us something about how we ‘do’ politics? Is politics really taking place at festivals and in the parks? Can politics really be fun? The recent suggestion…
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    AO Art Observed™

  • Ai Weiwei Shows in Beijing Signal Relaxed Stance of Government Towards Artist

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Ai Weiwei has opened a series of new exhibitions in Beijing, signaling a relaxation of the capital’s ban on the showing the artist, while foreign travel is still off limits.  “The decision-making process is opaque. I can only speculate that the authorities realize that they have created a situation that, sooner or later, has to be resolved,” […]
  • Studio Museum Announces New Building Plans at 125th Street

    6 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    Harlem’s Studio Museum has announced plans for a new, $122 million building, designed by David Adjaye, on West 125th Street.  “We have outgrown the space,” says Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden. “Our program and our audience require us to answer those demands.” Read more at NYT
  • Nicolas Bourriaud Fired from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Critic and Educator Nicolas Bourriaud has been dismissed from his post as the director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts by Fleur Pellerin, French minister of culture, following a lengthy exchange over the direction of the school.  “Dear friends, the Minister [of Culture] has just fired me ‘for reasons related to a change of direction’ […]
  • Jeff Koons Interviewed in The Guardian

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Jeff Koons is interviewed in The Guardian this week, as the artist prepares to open his traveling retrospective at the Guggenheim Bilbao this month, and his views on critiques of his work as trophies for multi-millionaires.  “It happens to everybody – the work is held by someone who doesn’t even particularly enjoy the work, and just has […]
  • Sean Scully’s Paintings Installed at Spanish Monastery

    Weiqi Huang
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    Santa Cecilia de Montserrat monastery received Irish-American painter, Sean Scully’s generous donation of 22 of his artworks for permanent installation. His brightly colored paintings of block and bands, along with red, ocher, and blue stained glass and frescos, will complete the restoration of this 1,000 years old monastery. “ This is the most significant exhibition […]
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  • Artist Spotlight: Jakub Geltner

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Prague-based artist Jakub Geltner has been installing clusters of surveillance equipment in random places since 2011. See more images from the most recent seaside installation as well as a selection from Geltner’s Nests series below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Jakub Geltner over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Vancouver Event: SPORTS DAY

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Next Saturday is our SPORTS DAY event at China Creek Park! We’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event!Each of us is organizing a classic sports day game, and Booooooom’s game is gonna be a special version of Kickball! So get a friend, or two, or a whole bunch to sign up for a team. It doesn’t actually matter what neighbourhood you’re from as we’ve realised there are lots of people from other areas (shoutout to Richmond) who want to play!With your…
  • Music Video: Kendrick Lamar “Alright”

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Kendrick Lamar gets an absolute masterpiece from director Colin Tilley for his latest release, “Alright”. The striking visuals poetically address gun violence, police brutality, and the possibility of peace in these times, a recurring theme on his album, To Pimp a Butterfly.This video and his show-stopping performance at the BET Awards (see here, watch till the end) are exactly what has been missing in mainstream hip hop for so long. It’s exciting to see a conscious artist making powerful music on the largest stage.Watch the provocative video for “Alright”…
  • Skateboarder Chris Pastras Interviews Artist Geoff McFetridge

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:14 am
    Hosted by Chris Pastras and presented by Richer Poorer, the second instalment of Monster Children’s Table Talk series features Los Angeles-based artist Geoff McFetridge, who gives them an all-access pass to his studio and insight into his creative process. Watch the full video below!View the whole post: Skateboarder Chris Pastras Interviews Artist Geoff McFetridge over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Anton Hjertstedt

    Kimi Hamada
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    Fantastic work by graphic designer Anton Hjertstedt. See more of Hjertstedt’s amazing (and saucy!) abstracts below.View the whole post: Anton Hjertstedt over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    Slightly Lucid

  • Lydia Panas – Ghost Portraits

    Aislinn Leggett
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Lydia Panas from the series Ghost Portraits I’ve been a fan of Lydia Panas‘ work for a while. Her series The Mark of Abel has always been a favorite of mine. Visiting her site recently, I saw her series Ghost Portraits and what lovely images and story.
  • Transaltlantique

    Aislinn Leggett
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    Still from Transatlantique, film by Félix Dufour-Laperrière Three brothers, Félix, Nicolas and Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière, boarded a cargo ship to cross the Atlantic and create the film Transatlantique. Through stunning imagery and sound, the brothers documented the crew, the ship and the vast landscape. Keep a look out to see if this poetic take on a crazy lifestyle is playing in your city.
  • Time

    Aislinn Leggett
    11 Sep 2013 | 7:31 am
    Managing time has never been my best quality. I can never seem to properly keep track of time and it always seems to go by way too fast or way too slow. I’m constantly scared of missing out on something, which leads me to never seem satisfied. I’m forever trying to figure out a schedule or looking for a perfect routine but can never get it right. This constant struggle is not with actual time, as in the hours of the day, but rather with the notion of time – time past, time present and the time that awaits. I think this has always bothered me or maybe rather, time has always…
  • Arnaud Maggs

    Aislinn Leggett
    3 Aug 2012 | 2:15 pm
    © Arnaud Maggs – Yousuf Karsh, from the series 48 Views, 1981 I had only seen Arnaud Maggs‘ work in books and stunning as they are in small print, it’s nothing like seeing them on the wall. Last month I went to The National Art Gallery to see Maggs’ retrospective. And in two words – blown away! Maggs at 86 years of age, is this year’s winner for the Scotiabank Photography Award. The prize was created by Edward Burtynsky and last year, the first year the prize was created, Lynne Cohen was winner of the prestigious award. Born in Montreal, Maggs now makes Toronto…
  • Sami – Erika Larsen

    Aislinn Leggett
    24 Jul 2012 | 2:18 pm
    © Erika Larsen – Sami A coulple months back I met Erika Larsen. I knew and respected her work before our acquaintance, so it was great to meet the person behind the camera. I always find it interesting to meet the picture maker because it opens a whole new realm of understanding the images. It’s like I can visualize them behind the camera, them seeing their subjects and the subjects seeing them. I had already seen her Sami series and found the work stunning but when I found out that Erika had spent 4 years in the Arctic circle of northern Scandinavia, learning the native…
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    Arctos Media, Inc. » Clifford The Big Read Blog

  • Meme of the Day

    Clifford VanMeter
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
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    19 Jun 2015 | 7:22 am
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    Clifford VanMeter
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
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  • Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2015

    Antonia Wilson
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    From vibrant simulated seas to deeply personal family snapshots, we take a look at this year's chosen emerging artists from Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed at the Photographers' Gallery in London. Since 2008, the show has aimed to celebrate the quality and the breadth of graduate practices from photographic and related visual arts courses, as a platform which supports emerging talent. This year, TPG has chosen work from 25 artists from an open submissions process, all of whom have graduated in the past year from BA and MA courses across the UK. This year's judging panel included Kate Cooper…
  • Station to Station arrives at the Barbican

    Rachael Steven
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Film space at Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening by Doug Aitken. Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty, courtesy of the Barbican Centre Doug Aitken's travelling arts project, Station to Station, has arrived at London's Barbican Centre for 30 days of events spanning music, film, dance, design and performance art. We took a look around the exhibition, which follows an ambitious programme of "cultural happenings" in the US. Two years ago, Doug Aitken teamed up with Levi's to launch a series of ‘nomadic cultural happenings' across the US. Accompanied by an ever-changing line-up of artists and…
  • Ads of the Week

    Eliza Williams
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    It's hot, and the British are bothered. But to keep you chuckling while you boil, here's a comedy-filled Ads of the Week... First up, we have a man in a giant penis suit, promoting safe sex to Norwegians on behalf of sexual health charity RFSU. There's something of the classic Tango ads about this spot, but the real joy comes from the sheer delight the actor is having playing this 'part'. Agency: Involve Aimed at 17-24 year-olds, this fun ad for Braun portrays childhood as a platform computer game. Agency: AMV BBDO; Creative directors: Mike Hannett, Dave Buchanan; Creatives: Mike Crowe, Rob…
  • D&AD New Blood 2015: the winners

    Rachael Steven
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    D&AD has announced the winners of its New Blood student awards, with three black, four white and 20 yellow pencils going to projects for Nationwide, Airbnb, WeTransfer, WWF, Pantone, BBC, Vice and more. Here's our pick of this year's top projects... Over 280 students received pencils this year, with winners hailing from 49 countries. Greg Ormrod and Thomas Worthington received a black pencil (the top prize) for How it Should Be, a campaign for Nationwide to raise awareness of the gender pay gap and position the bank as an organisation lobbying against financial injustice. The project was…
  • Is Apple redefining luxury?

    Tim Milne
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    Apple's World Gallery iPhone 6 campaign, which won a Grand Prix at Cannes, is part of a wider strategy to shift the brand towards luxury – a new kind of luxury, writes Artomatic's Tim Milne A couple of months ago on CR, Paul Belford wrote in praise of Apple's Shot On iPhone 6 campaign, which scooped the Outdoor Grand Prix at Cannes for its long time agency partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab. Such is the way with awards that this might not have been the most innovative campaign, but since Apple is to advertising what Five Guys is to burgers - do something conventional (posters and TV; focus on the…
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  • Move-In Day At The Broad Art Museum Is Taking Months

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    “About half of the Broad’s 2,000 artworks have made their way from warehouses around the city, where they had been stored by museum founders Eli and Edythe Broad. Now all this postwar and contemporary art, by some of the most recognizable names of the last 40 years, is heading to a single place for the first time. An inaugural exhibition will consist of 200 pieces, and the remainder of the collection will be stored in a museum vault that was constructed so that visitors can peer inside.”
  • Why Childhood Memories Disappear

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    “For the memory to remain accessible, my younger self had to remember those concepts in the same language-based way that my adult self remembers information. I formed earlier memories using more rudimentary, pre-verbal means, and that made those memories unreachable as the acquisition of language reshaped how my mind works, as it does for everyone.”
  • Studio Museum Of Harlem Unveils Plans To Expand

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    “No more droning air-conditioners in the galleries. Or children sitting on the floor for educational programs. Or total shutdowns of the museum three times a year because the current process of changing exhibitions is so disruptive to its operations.”
  • Surviving As An Artist Means Diversifying Your Art

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    “Here’s the old artist model: Sit in your studio and make paintings or sculptures and wait to be discovered. Jennie Jieun Lee represents the new artist model: designing clothing and accessories for Rachel Corney, vases and tableware sold at several New York stores, and creating fine art for shows at Martos Gallery downtown and galleries around the world this year.”
  • Why Isn’t There A Lot More Booing At The Theatre? [VIDEO]

    Suzi Steffen
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    “It’s not as if actors can only work in respectful silence.”
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  • Review: Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015

    Katherine Tyrrell
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    I visited the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 Exhibition - run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation yesterday - and recommend it to all those who enjoy wildlife art.  Funds raised by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The John Ruskin Prize 2015: Call for Entries

    Katherine Tyrrell
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    The John Ruskin Prize 2015 invites artists to submit entries in a range of 2D media in response to the theme: ‘Recording Britain Now: Society’. The First Prize is £5,000 and there's a runner up prize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do Hobby Artists need to complete Tax Returns?

    Katherine Tyrrell
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    This weekend I got my Notice to complete a tax return from HM Revenue & Customs. It shouted at me "It's time to complete your tax return"! My tax return - with the personal bits removed Do... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Add Value: take fewer photos and draw more

    Katherine Tyrrell
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    This is a video from The School of Life which is well worth watching if you've ever wondered what's good about drawing from life and why photography can get in the way of appreciating what we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BP Portrait 2015 - Artists with their paintings

    Katherine Tyrrell
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Here are some of the artists who have a portrait in the BP Portrait Exhibition. I've ordered the artists by country. Click the images to see a larger version. You can also view the websites of more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Is the east end of Connecticut the new Hamptons?

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Finally someone is giving Mystic the love. Troy McMullen reports in the NYPost that the Connecticut shoreline, particularly the stretch between New Haven and Rhode Island, may be the new Hamptons. An easy drive from Manhattan and Brooklyn and accessible via Amtrak and Shoreline East, towns such as Guilford, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Mystic and Stonington offer a cheaper and less crowded alternative to the east end of Long Island.[Image at top: Mystic, CT]McMullen notes that the area is especially attractive to intellectuals and artists. He mentions Morley Safer and Dominick Dunne as…
  • June 30: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, openings, and events

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 30, 2015 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.NOTE: Many venues are on special summer hours. Please inquire before going out of your way. Sadly, this is the last list for the summer--NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE is now on summer hiatus. Have a wonderful July & August! [Image at top: Ruth Root @ Andrew Kreps]"Old Truths and New Lies" curated by Mae Fatto @ Uffner LOWER EAST SIDEElisabeth Kley; Conrad Ventur / Regina Rex +…
  • VERNACULAR: A painterly conversation about abstraction

    27 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    By Janet Goleas / Shared from the Hamptons Art Hub / The four artists included in "Vernacular"—Eric Brown, Sharon Butler, Andrew Seto and Joyce Robins—at Bushwick’s Theodore:Art, approach abstraction with a shared sense of humility, materiality and ambiguity. Speaking in distinct but related painterly tongues, the works on view connect familiar idioms—minimalism, cubism, precisionism—with a wabi-sabi aesthetic. The conversation among these accomplished artists is smart and refreshing.[Image: Andrew Seto, Biscuits, 2015, oil on canvas, 9 3/4 x 8 inches. ]Eric Brown, Meetup, 2015, oil…
  • Blast of color: Mink and Dolnick at OUTLET

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    "An avalanche of color has no force," Matisse wrote in 1945. "Color attains its full expression only when it is organized, when it corresponds to the emotional intensity of the artist." At OUTLET this month, Jason Andrew presents the impressive work of Lucy Mink and Judith Dolnick, painters who seem to live for color, and since I have been exploring color in some of my new projects and paintings, I decided to ask them about their relationship to what is probably the most elusive and complex element in painting.[Image at top: Lucy Mink, Vacation, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60…
  • And Many More: PAFA presents at 33 Orchard

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / MFA exhibitions are notoriously hit-or-miss, not least because it’s difficult to pull together a group show from graduates who may not be following aesthetic avenues that are sufficiently kindred to ensure the coherence that a freely curated show can have. Both strong institutional guidance and a rich pool of MFA students are required. The Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts apparently has both, and, as program chair Clint Jukkala suggests in his catalogue introduction, these features have enriched “the fluidity and the cross-pollination that occurs…
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    terry miura • studio notes

  • Suggesting Light and Shadow on Foliage

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    Often, when we are sketching en plein air, we have very limited amount of time to put down on canvas what we want to take home. There's never enough time to faithfully copy all the intricate shapes that we see before us. (Who wants to copy anyway?)So we have to simplify, and still manage to capture the character of whatever it is we're painting. In school, the instructors talk about visualizing a complex object as made up of fewer, simple geometric solids. For many a student, this is a puzzling concept. Sometimes the trees become oversimplified and end up looking like lollipops - you know…
  • Back on the Road

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Back on the Road, 18 x 36 inches, oil on linenI guess the summer is here–still mid-June, but we have already had a couple of 100F+ days. I hope it's not going to be like this all summer long! Not so much nowadays, but when I was younger, summers meant road trips. You know, on the open road, radio blasting, diner food,  destination unknown, (or at least lodging uncertain), one hundred bottles of beer on the wall… ah, the good old days….The open road is one of my recurring motifs, and today I thought I'd share the process of one such recent painting. This is a larger studio…
  • Plein Air Magazine

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    May be you've already seen it on my Facebook page or on Instagram (@terrymiura) or on twitter (this one I have an account but I don't know how to use it really) or on not-too-frequent e-newsletter, or in the actual magazine, but I'm in the current issue of Plein Air Magazine.I'm super excited to be featured (5 pages!) in this magazine not only because I get to be among all the greats working today (and some from the past) whose work I've long admired, but also because the printing is just so damn good!Because I worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines and book publishers for nearly two…
  • Simplifying Cityscapes

    20 May 2015 | 10:04 pm
    A Long Afternoon, 36 x 36 inches, oil on linenI had a request from a student to talk about how I go about simplifying when painting cityscapes. If you've ever tried painting an urban scene, you know it can be very challenging, what with all the complex man-made elements that must be drawn correctly in perspective.If you were painting a pure landscape, you can bend a tree and it'll still look convincing. But if you draw a building or any element within it askew, your painting just looks wrong. Man-made objects are much less forgiving than organic things...for the most part.Anyway, let's talk…
  • Pratique des Arts

    6 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
     I am very happy to be included in the current issue of Pratique des Arts, a French art publication.This is an issue focusing on the art of portraiture and the figure, and I was asked to be a part of it.There is a six page feature on me and my work~ How cool is that?Since I quit doing illustration some eight years ago, I don't get to be in magazines that often, so I got pretty excited. And to have my figurative works featured in a magazine, well that's a first for me. I have had landscapes and cityscapes picked up by magazines a few times, but to have the figure stuff recognized is…
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    An Artist's Journal

  • A Collection of Small Works

    Martha Marshall
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    I have several little canvases available for sale in my Etsy shop. For a long time I eliminated small works from that site, but they are the ones that I sell the most of. I’m showing these here on my blog because I am considering eliminating my Etsy shop for paintings, and just keep the one for collage. If I do that, I will have to make a decision about how and where to market the paintings. Meanwhile, enjoy these. If you click on the images, you will be able to see their complete listings on Etsy. Fairy Tale – Acrylic on Canvas, 4x4x 1.5 inches Fairy Tale – Profile View…
  • Feeling Like An Artist Again

    Martha Marshall
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    Turning my attention to the studio once again has created a kind of awakening. It feels as if I’ve been dreaming all kinds of artworks over the past several weeks (months?) but couldn’t quite make them happen in real life. There have been plenty of other places to focus my energy: all that work in the garden, and other creative distractions — yes, lots of them have been creative, like this: and this new adoptee from across the river at my sister’s house. Actually there were two clumps of these irises that I plopped into a hole in my flower garden late in the spring,…
  • Time to Regroup

    Martha Marshall
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    The gardening has finally slowed down. A little. A couple of weeks ago I overdid the weeding and ended up with a painful back. I knew better, too, which is the sad part. But thankfully, it lasted only a few days. Learned my lesson — I hope. After hiring a wonderful helper for a day, I’ve finally gotten things ship shape for now, so that I don’t have to be out there for as many hours a week. The weeding will always be there, but now that the temps are climbing, I tend to just toss on more mulch and run back inside. All that effort will be worthwhile when the tomatoes start to…
  • From Quilt Squares to Abstract Art

    Martha Marshall
    13 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    Click to view slideshow. I love the amazing variety of quilt patterns and styles, and the grand tradition of quilting that has been handed down to us through generations of mothers and grandmothers, created first out of necessity and frugality, and now celebrated for its sheer beauty and creativity. My friend Betty Hughes is an accomplished quilter, who happens to be my over-the-fence neighbor. So when Betty has something new to show me in her sewing room, I drop everything and go see. Every single time she shows me the newest quilts she’s just completed or is working on, I get bitten…
  • Artist’s Block and Fugitive Dreams

    Martha Marshall
    3 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Artist’s Block It’s always so nice to get new stuff to work with in the studio. As you may have read in a previous post, these panels arrived a few weeks ago. I’ve begun to try putting some paint on them. And as I’ve said many times before, when you’re not working on art every day, it can be hard to get the flow going again. I’m feeling that way right now. I’ve done quite a lot of staring at these over the past few days. Collage is another story. I don’t seem to have the same trepidation when approaching collage. It’s always sheer…
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  • How to Make Creative Designs with Beautiful Free Images

    Barney Davey
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:14 am
    Using free images to make creative designs is a beautiful thing. Great imagery captures attention. I liken the abundance of free images to free blog posts. I realize the concept of free stuff doesn’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Super Important. You Need to Carry Your Water.

    Barney Davey
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:53 pm
    LOOM LARGE AND TAKE CHARGE There is debate over the origin of the terms “carry your water” and “carrying your water.” Some use them as a derogatory towards those who do the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • RECIPES: Art Career Advice That Will Make You More Money

    Barney Davey
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Here are ten quotable art career advice tips from me, Barney Davey. My friends at FASO make some of the industry’s websites for artists and publish the art marketing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Steps to Make Sure You Are Not Planning to Fail

    Barney Davey
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:27 pm
    As an artist and businessperson, you are not planning to fail. We don’t set out to fail. It just happens — but it is not just random bad luck either. If you don’t know where you are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Important | Why Artists Need to Know Lifetime Art Collector Value

    Barney Davey
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    The concept of lifetime art collector value is foreign to many artists. You don’t learn about it in art school. I many find artists don’t bother or have ways to track metrics about their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

    Charley Parker
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” is a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until October 4, 2015. Over 100 of Sargent’s oils, watercolors and drawings, on loan and from the museum’s own superb collection. My God, what more do you want me to say? Just go if you possibly can.
  • Kazumasa Uchio

    Charley Parker
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Kazumasa Uchio is a Japanese concept artist and fantasy illustrator. Beyond that, I have little background information. Uchio creates fascinatingly elaborate fantastic landscapes — full of curvilinear Art Nouveau inspired designs, glowing windows, luminescent plants and lots of other deliberate eye candy — inviting you to browse through them in a leisurely manner, as though a tourist, drifting through one of his fantasy worlds on a flying ship. There are some fairly large images of his work that facilitate viewing his detailed approach on what I believe to be his official blog.
  • Eye Candy for Today: Durer’s Knight, Death and the Devil

    Charley Parker
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Knight, Death and the Devil, Albrecht Dürer Engraving, roughly 10×8″ (24x19cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use download arrow or zoom icon under the image. Wow.
  • Eye Candy for Today: Edwin Austin Abbey scene from Shakespeare

    Charley Parker
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    “King Lear”, Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, use zoom link or download arrow under image. Also, larger, somewhat brighter image on Wikimeda Commons. Usually the Met’s images are pretty accurate, but I happen to like the one from Wikimedia Commons a little better in this case, so I’ve used it above. Another of Edwin Austin Abbey’s wonderful interpretations of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, for which he was justifiably well known. Even the faces of the incidental characters — half-hidden in shadow — are full…
  • Luigi Loir

    Charley Parker
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I’ve written previously about three of the four late 19th and early 20th century painters whose styles are sometimes called “Parisianism”, or more simply “Painters of Paris”, Eugéne Galien Laloue, Edouard-Léon Cortès and Antoine Blanchard. Never a formal group, these were just painters working in slightly different times, with similar intentions and shared influences. They were noted for their portrayals of the city of light, its boulevards and landmarks, often with the intense yellows and oranges of luminous shop windows set against low…
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    Culture Monster - Los Angeles Times

  • Roundup: Timbuktu restored, Great Wall crumbling, Bill Clinton's sax at the Met

    Carolina A. Miranda
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    A founder of Lowrider magazine passes away. A Delaware museum quietly sells two important works. And the Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing. Plus: art in Havana, defending the White House and Bill Clinton's sax. Here is the Roundup:
  • 'William Tell' controversy over rape scene draws response from Placido Domingo

    David Ng
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    A new production of Rossini's "William Tell" has caused a stir at London's Royal Opera House in recent days due to a graphic rape scene showing a female character being assaulted by a group of soldiers. The scene has provoked strong reactions in the media and social media, and now tenor Plácido...
  • Filling L.A.'s new Broad museum is an art in itself

    Jessica Gelt
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Joanne Heyler steps off the long escalator that runs through the belly and onto the third floor of the cavernous new Broad museum in downtown L.A. She sweeps her arm toward the gleaming white galleries. With heavy wooden crates containing art clustered along walls and in corners, she beams, even...
  • Essential Arts and Culture: Dealing with change -- come on, you can do it

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    I'm Kelly Scott arts and culture editor at the Los Angeles Times, and here are stories we pursued last week. Enter your email and click "Subscribe" to sign up.   Leaving on a high note "I'm not good with change," people announce when confronted with the new. But two L.A. arts institutions had better...
  • For Minimalist music mastermind Terry Riley, a major birthday bash

    Mark Swed
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Terry Riley turned 80 on June 24, and not unexpectedly, the honors for the mastermind of musical Minimalism have been hardly minimal. London, Amsterdam and Paris have been taking particular note of the milestone. New York radio station WQXR offered a 24-hour Riley marathon to celebrate the occasion.
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  • Spotted! Yvonne Liew

    Michele Adriaens
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Untitled Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest thing, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of ripples further and further out, until the entire world has been changed by one action. 
- Lemony Snickets, A series of unfortunate events, The Penultimate Peril ‘Fire belongs to the fire dept’ I saw you, see me, in the fire but it belongs to the fire department ‘The Family’ (Nature vs Nurture) I saw my parents, see me, behave as I grow up and I follow ‘Ripped Wings’ I was screaming when…
  • “Common Wealth” by Nicky Loh

    Michele Adriaens
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Lin Feng Ai, 76 Kian Seng incense shop, since 1968 “After spending such a long time here in Zhup Lao, friends and neighbours become closer to you than blood relatives.” Yeo Hian Seng, 78 and Cai Ya Li, 73 Universal Orchids flower shop. since 1973 “We were in our 20s when we met each other. I was working for her family business manning the flower gardens. My first flowers for her were 步步高升 and 剑兰 [gladiola], not roses. You get what you get back then.” Goh Song Guan, 65 and Zheng Yi Zi, 59 Xin Guang dry provisions shop, since 1972 “The rent for this store used to be one…
  • Spotted! Jing Yuan Lim

    Michele Adriaens
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Today you should have a look at the info-tastic work from Jing Yuan. She’s a film graduate from poly, but after a couple of years in the field, Jing Yuan quickly realized it wasn’t really her thing and enrolled on a Design Communication course at LASALLE. Since then, her passion for Graphic Design has grown into an obsession. “I have a keen interest in layouts and infographic design. I find infographics particularly interesting because it can help to transform what seems to be an awful lot of dull and boring information into something engaging and appealing, and at the same…
  • Spotted! Sandra Goh

    Michele Adriaens
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Sandra Goh holds a Graphic Design diploma from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and she just graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT-GSA), majoring in BA(Hons) Communication Design. The girl’s enamoured with typography and prints and wouldn’t mind spending the rest of her life in the company of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. The Mama Shop is Sandra’s final year project done in collaboration with the SG50. “It’s objective is to evoke emotions and trigger memories of the ‘Mama Shops’ which is one of Singapore’s…
  • Banner Shuffle: Juria Toramae

    Michele Adriaens
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Shore Explorers, Sentosa Island (2014), a beautiful photograph from the “Points of Departure” series by Juria Toramae.
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    David LaMorte

  • davelamorte: 🌜NOCTURNE Artshow and Opening Reception.🌛🌜OPENING...

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    davelamorte: 🌜NOCTURNE Artshow and Opening Reception.🌛🌜OPENING Tues July 7 7pm-close🌛🌜LITM Gallery/Lounge/Restaurant🌛 🌜140 Newark Avenue🌛 🌜Jersey City NJ🌛 🌜Summer has come and the the nights are growing shorter. But as they grow shorter, so too do the grow deeper, more intense. Night is the time of mystery, romance, celebration, danger, excitement. Night is when we all become a little wild. So come on all you creatures of the night, come out and enjoy a little nocturnal art! 🌜Featuring: Aaron Dunkel, Andrea Morin, Andrea McKenna, Andrea Brooke…
  • I made flyers for the last night of the Junebug Artfest. Now you...

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    I made flyers for the last night of the Junebug Artfest. Now you can have one too! Download the PDF here:
  • davelamorte: Out here in #Metuchen for the #junebugartfest....

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:57 pm
    davelamorte: Out here in #Metuchen for the #junebugartfest. It’s hot and the #art is #🔥 too. #watercolor #artshow #summer #simmer #collage #skulls (at 9Round Metuchen-Main St.)
  • davelamorte: Working on some new small pieces 11x14 for the...

    13 Jun 2015 | 8:33 pm
    davelamorte: Working on some new small pieces 11x14 for the upcoming Junebug Artfest in #Metuchen #collage #pug #skull #creaturefrometheblacklagoon #rainbow #💀 #🐕 #🌈 #🐸 #colorworld #junebug2015
  • davelamorte: #junebugartfest June 5th is the Junebug Artfest in...

    3 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    davelamorte: #junebugartfest June 5th is the Junebug Artfest in Metuchen, NJ. Artist from the area are going to line the streets and sell their work. Here is a map from the Junebug App showing my location. #Metuchen #junebug #Artfest #collage #watercolor #art #goodtimes
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Illustrated introduction to fruit, plants and nutrition

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    It’s summertime!   Cherries, nectarines, peaches and apricots are in season and now available at local supermarkets and farmers markets. Celebrate the fresh fruits of the season with the new book by author and illustrator Gail Gibbons. In this book, Gibbons introduces readers to fruit, how it grows, how fruit are harvested and how fruit […]
  • Florilegium Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    The Chelsea Physic Garden will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Florilegium Society with a special exhibition. London’s Secret Garden: Plant Portraits from Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society will be on view August 4-26, 2015 and will feature works from some of today’s finest botanical artists. Open each day from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., […]
  • Introduction to botanical illustration with Gilly Shaeffer

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:01 pm
    New at Classes Near You > Southern California! Gilly Shaeffer Gilly Shaeffer is an award-winning artist and a graduate of Anne-Marie Evans’ certificate program in botanical art. A member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), Gilly served as president of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, a chapter of the ASBA, […]
  • Summer School for Artists, Naturalists and Educators

    3 Jun 2015 | 12:06 am
    Interested in learning more about the history of botany and botanical art? A fantastic learning opportunity is coming to Southern California this summer that you don’t want to miss. The eccentric beauty of the plant kingdom will be celebrated in a traveling exhibition of contemporary botanical illustrations and will be on view June 13–Aug. 23, […]
  • Botanical artists using dry-brush technique

    3 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    Dear Readers, A fellow reader has asked an interesting question. Increasingly dissatisfied with the wet-in-wet watercolor technique taught in traditional botanical art classes, this reader was wondering if there are any botanical artists who use dry-brush as their predominant technique. Well aware that botanical artists often use dry-brush to put finishing details into their wet-n-washy […]
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  • My Story by Frank J Casella

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was nine years old.  It all came to be as I was shy as a child, and photography helped me to express my viewpoints and how I saw the world around me. To me they were just simple moments but, over the years, people would tell me that I have the ability to photograph the soul of a person.  I guess you can say that an important element of my visual story telling is of body language. When I was shy and not talking I would watch people … their every movement … how they would ‘talk’ with their body to express feelings and mood. My…
  • Flash Fiction

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    As well as photography I write short stories and there is no twelve step program for that.  Not that there should be, the short story art form is widely ignored and that is a shame.  Telling a short story is the art of building a world, populating it, and letting events transpire in as small a place as possible.  It sounds easy.  Easy until you start thinking about the logistics.  How can you make a reader like a character in only five pages?  Remember, in those same five pages something has to happen to that person and also be resolved in those same five pages. Even more extreme is the…
  • Afraid to Fail: How an irrational fear of failure causes mediocrity

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    The late fifties and early sixties were an exciting time to be a scientist.  Two nations strove to constantly outdo each other in an ideological contest of wills with continuously difficult challenges.  The Soviet Union landed the first blows with the launches of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin.  The United States knew it was way behind with time running out on the clock and it was time for a big play. “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize…
  • My Favorite Lens

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Favorite Allow me to introduce you to my favorite lens.  This Canon lens uses the old style fd mount so it needs an adapter.  It is fully manual.  It’s a fisheye lens so it does not get every day use but that does not take away from the fun factor. What makes this oddball lens my favorite? First, it’s old.  What stories could this thing tell?  What has it seen during its lifetime?  OK, I’m anthropomorphizing.  I’m a writer, I get to do that. Second, it was my Grandfather’s which adds to the connection. Look! Colors! Third, it has internal color filters.  How cool is…
  • Introduction

    12 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Good Morning!  (For those of you reading this in any other time of day just play along.) Allow me to take a moment to introduce myself, I’m David S Reynolds.  I’m more commonly referred to as Dave.  Sometimes my Lovely Wife refers to me as “Oh Tall Man” when she needs something from the top shelf.  If mankind had a way to translate cat I’m sure I could add “Staff” and “Heated Lap Needed Only in Winter” to my list of names.   The Lovely Wife I grew up and live in Tucson, Arizona along with a Neurotic Sheltie and the afore mentioned Lovely Wife and Demanding Cat.  My…
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    Art Threat

  • Montreal Fringe: Three for the road

    Kristi Kouchakji
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Cootie Catcher, written and performed by Lucas Brooks, focuses on Brooks’ close encounters of the transmissible kind. Using a cootie catcher, better known to some as a fortune teller, Brooks regales the audience with tales of all the times he thought he had been exposed to one STD or another, while simultaneously exploring his sexual history. The cootie catcher gimmick is cute, and means that the show is obviously different with each performance. Normally this would be impressive, but given that the stories in question are well-edited anecdotes from Brooks’ personal past, the…
  • Montreal Fringe: Laureen: Queen of the Tundra

    Art Threat
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    As an American expat unfamiliar with the pop-cultural aspect of Canadian politics, a lot of the jokes in Laureen: Queen of the Tundra went over my head. However, it is to the performers’ credit that this did not distract from their commentary about the fluidity of gender and culture, against the rigidity of modern politics. This show had a great sense of pacing punctuated by confessional monologues in between political skits, shedding some light onto the person behind the persona. By raising questions about identity, whether Canadian, queer, or both, the show is inherently political and…
  • Montreal Fringe: Non-conformist jugglers, Mrs. Pirandello, and intense performance art

    Art Threat
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    The New Conformity, from Vancouver circus troupe Cause & Effect, is on its most immediate level a direct commentary on contemporary corporate culture. The performers, clad in identical grey suits, use juggling and physical comedy to tell the story of one man’s rebellion against imposed monotony, which begins with the revelation that he is wearing a bright red boutonnière under his jacket. As the show progresses, he gradually wins the other two over to his flashier, freer-thinking ways, and the performance becomes a tightly choreographed juggling extravaganza. The juggling and…
  • Montreal Fringe: Dystopia, misogyny, and carrés rouges

    Art Threat
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    2056: A Dystopian Black Comedy takes place in a near-future Canada, controlled by an authoritarian regime known as the Helpers who have, in the wake of an atheist Reckoning, abolished all religion and languages other than English. Like other dystopias, it is based on controlled fear. Written by Keir Cutler and directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart, the play portrays a society in which radical atheism has subjugated all other ideologies, even capitalism, to a strict humanism dictated by pure science in order to achieve a sense of relative peace in this Brave New World. In this society, even the…
  • Montreal Fringe: The No Bull$#!% History of Canada and Bar Kapra the Squirrel Hunter: No-bullshit reviews

    Kristi Kouchakji
    13 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    A tight, well-paced show, The No Bull$#!% History of Canada rips through 600+ years of history in what feels like ten minutes. Given the vast timespan explored in what is actually just under an hour, it’s impossible to expect that anything will be covered in any kind of depth, so writer/performer Kyle Allatt focuses on the weird, hilarious, and little-known to make something that (be honest) we all yawned through in school lively and entertaining. With that said, the first half of the show, dealing mainly with Canada’s colonial history, manages to largely overlook settlers’…
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    Celestial Dreams

  • Soul Urges, A midnight musing on deep heartfelt desires and embracing our true natures.

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    ~*~ When we follow the path that is right for us The Universe will conspire To open hands, doors, and hearts.  ~ When we fight against our True Selves and Callings or believe it unachievable, we experience discontentment, detachment, internal struggles, contention, and heartache. We long for something so deeply that to be reminded of […]
  • Live your dream and share your passion!

    11 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Filed under: & Poetry, Gifts of Expression, Musings, Quotes
  • New Art: “Earthing Transformation” – Shade of the Living Light series

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:14 pm
    New Artwork: "Earthing" is simply the act of walking barefoot on earthen ground or grass. Emotionally or spiritually, earthing is a willful act of reconnection with Mother Earth. Some speak of Earthing's health benefits of earth on skin, healthy bacteria, ions, and electrons and whatnot..but to me, the power is in the act of communion. This image marks a point of my journey where a major transformation was occurring. A total revolution and evolution of....
  • Psychedelic Voyages Series: “Return to Awe” –

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    “Return to Awe” – Psychedelic Abstract Mandala Trippy psychedelic phosphene like visuals in a beautiful and colorful fractal mandala pattern influenced by sacred geometry & meditation. Psychedelic Voyages series; trippy surreal abstract visions in fractal geometry. Art Prints Scarves Laptop Skins Zipper Bags / Pouches ~ Click here to view more products with this design. […]
  • Geometric Abstract Art: “On the Edge of Mania”

    8 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    “On the Edge of Mania” (Red Tones) Sacred geometry inspired abstract symmetrical mandala / kaleidoscope fractal art. Art Prints Scarves Pillows iPad Cases ~ Click here and scroll down to view more products with this design.  ~*~ See more fine art prints, prints on canvas, and framed prints at: For gifts, apparel, stickers, scarves, […]
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    Chris Beaven

  • Head Study: Asaro and Skull Anatomy

    Chris Beaven
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    More study on the head. I started with the Asaro head then moved onto a skull drawing then working from …Continue reading →
  • Peach on Blue

    Chris Beaven
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    After my wife and I went to a small local gallery this week and seeing some well done work I …Continue reading →
  • Hipbone Open Studio

    Chris Beaven
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    As always I struggle with gesture and I’m just now beginning to see its importance. So, as always I will …Continue reading →
  • Head Study: Asaro 3/4

    Chris Beaven
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Still working daily with the Watts Atelier course and I’m exposing tons of weaknesses daily, and it’s awesome. I think …Continue reading →
  • Flowers and China 3

    Chris Beaven
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    After reading Richard Schmid’s book I can’t help but get motivated to try and use his painting process. Analytically it …Continue reading →
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    The Official Blog of Park West Gallery

  • Park West Gallery announces 3-part Detroit exhibition with Marcus Glenn

    Park West Gallery
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Park West Gallery, the host of fine art auctions on cruise ships, live art auctions in major metropolitan areas and via art gallery locations in Detroit and Miami Lakes, Florida, will showcase the art of Detroit artist Marcus Glenn. Park West … Continue reading →
  • Albert Scaglione in the Huffington Post

    Park West Gallery
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Supportive parents, a love of art, and an attitude of working harder than anyone else are just some of the reasons Park West Gallery Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione gives for succeeding in the art world. The Huffington Post recently … Continue reading →
  • Inspiring Nano Lopez

    Park West Gallery
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:23 pm
    When master sculptor Nano Lopez steps outside, he doesn’t just see grass, trees or animals – he sees life, inspiration and miracles. “Everything is a miracle, everything is amazing – life in general, all life is amazing,” he says. “The … Continue reading →
  • Master Sculptor, Nano Lopez, to exhibit at Park West Gallery

    Park West Gallery
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 1, 2015 — Park West Gallery, which hosts fine art auctions on cruise ships, live art auctions in major metropolitan areas and via art gallery locations in Detroit and Miami Lakes, Florida, will present the works of master … Continue reading →
  • Happy 87th birthday to Yaacov Agam

    Park West Gallery
    20 May 2015 | 6:30 am
      Park West Gallery wishes Yaacov Agam a happy birthday! The man considered to be “the Father of Kinetic Art” turned 87 on May 11, and for just over 40 of those years, has worked with Park West Gallery. To … Continue reading →
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    Mike Cressy Art

  • Sharpie drawing... THE BIRDS!

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:52 pm
    You know... just hanging out on the branch...
  • End Papers part two

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Working on only two hours every evening... the final art is going slow but here's what I've got so far.
  • Fox gets bugged.

    6 Jun 2015 | 12:14 am
    The last page in a sketchbook I started  a year ago.
  • Bear Picture Book End Papers

    2 Jun 2015 | 8:50 pm
    The publisher came up with a highly detailed color layout for the end papers of the book... it's going to take me a while to finish this since I'm doing it in the evenings and a bit on the weekends. (I have an art day job.) This is the first stage. I have a lot to fill in here.
  • New Graphic Novel pages...

    25 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    I've been doing new pages for my graphic novel lately. Trying to get closer to the final page and then start editing.
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    Hasterger Idea

  • One carriage Train Full of Sound Qur'an

    Thoriq Boz
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    One carriage Train Full of Sound Qur'anOne carriage Train Full of Sound Qur'anThere is an unusual sight in the electric train  routes Parung Panjang-Tanah Abang, Thursday (25/6) afternoon. Melodious chanting verses of the Koran drifted in one of the train cars. His voice seemed clapped. Some rebound was clear, though sometimes lost since losing to the rigors of chirp sound the train brakes. The voices melodious Qur'an is recited dozens of girls who meet bench in the third carriage.Because not too crowded passenger coincidence, they looked neat sitting meet bench in the right and left.

    Thoriq Boz
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    SPINNING THE WHEEL OF LIFESuch as the day and night, morning and evening will continue alternately. So is the life, not our life forever above, there will be where we shifted to the other position.Today we're crying, we do not know may Allaah is preparing cries tears of happiness to replace our grief.Today we are in rundung problem, we do not know may Allaah are teaching and preparing our hearts to become a great man with big hearts anyway.Today we're hard sustenance, we also do not know maybe tomorrow or the day after Allaah will bestow His sustenance sustenance that we had never…
  • Ramadan story

    Thoriq Boz
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:24 am
    Friends shunned fear, I Accidentally Not Fasting And Highly RegretsFriends shunned fear, I Accidentally Not Fasting And Highly RegretsI Zana. I want to share a story about my experience that finally made me realize to continue running fast and avoid the temptation.Friends Persuading To Not FastingLast year in the holy month of Ramadan, as now, I am fasting as usual. I have many friends in the faith. Fasting, they often invited me to come along even asked me to open for not fasting at all times.I refused to put it mildly, because for me, iftar at home more comfortable and I did not want to…
  • Imitate 6 Prophet's Behavior During Ramadan

    Thoriq Boz
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Imitate 6 Prophet's Behavior During RamadanRamadan is a blessed month in which Muslims are competing to increase spirituality, closer to God, and remind yourself to help the needy.So far, the most obvious obligation of fasting is: where Muslims do not eat, drink and abstinence from sunrise to begin sinking.Even so, there are some other important things to remember is recommended in Ramadan fasting in order to achieve a real blessing.Things that exemplified the Prophet Muhammad that Muslims can make increase spirituality, more patient, more caring for others and feel page…
  • 6 Reasons Why chubby-cheeked girl is the Best Couple

    Thoriq Boz
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:58 am
    6 Reasons Why chubby-cheeked girl is the Best Couple6 Reasons Why chubby-cheeked girl is the Best CoupleNot infrequently, chubby-cheeked those who do not feel confident with funny face shape given by God to them. Some feel cheek was so makes them look fat, there is less confidence as well as their friend always plays tricks. In fact, chubby cheeks or chubby always looks adorable in the face.The face will be seen 2 times more adorable if he is there for you pairs. Even if maybe things below make it blush, would not they also made you love him?1. The decent chubby-cheeked girl say "cute".
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    An Artist's Journal: Daily Paintings by Felicia Marshall

  • Mission"

    Felicia Marshall
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    “8x10”acrylic on hardboard It’s been so long since I painted one of these Missions.  I had been organizing all of my photographs in hopes of backing them up when I came across this one.  It’s been so long ago that I don’t remember which Mission this one is, but I can say it is one of the missions in San Antonio.  I can also say I am absolutely sure it is not the Alamo, how’s that for information.  This one was a bit different from most of my Mission paintings which are symmetrical.$140
  • "Rocking Chair"

    Felicia Marshall
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    5”x7”acrylic on hardboardIn this painting I worked from a black and white photo I took when I was in high school.  When I work like this, I have to make too many decisions about color.  This sometimes becomes frustrating.  On a more positive note, I could say that it forces me to think more about color, and how each interacts with the other.  During one of the many visits to my grandmother’s house, we were greeted by this handmade rocking chair sitting in the middle of her dirt driveway.  This may have seemed surreal to some, but it was pretty normal for my…
  • "Prizes"

    Felicia Marshall
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    “5x7”acrylic on hardboardThis painting was created from my observations after a trip to a local carnival.   We were all waiting for the shuttle to take us back to the parking lot, when I noticed that our kids were all admiring and trading their toys and stuffed animals between each other.  $100
  • "Youthful Admiration"

    Felicia Marshall
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:36 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardWhen I paint a gallery scene, I break it into parts.  I begin with the recognizable painting, which has to connect to the viewer.  The viewer (figure) is painted second.  The background wall, and the floor are then painted.  I’m always nervous about how to make a wall of color interesting, but not overpowering at the same time.  Last I paint any reflections or shadows on the floor.  These are the details that make the viewer look as if they are in the gallery.  When it works it works.  When it doesn’t, I keep…
  • "Girls Line Too"

    Felicia Marshall
    4 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    “12x16”acrylic on hardboardThis painting’s from a girl’s line.  Each little girl was standing in a line at a party, waiting for their chance to play pop the balloon.  I couldn't resist all of the unique expressions on each of the children’s faces as they anxiously awaited for their turn. $220
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    Newcity Art

  • Review: Julie Green/Block Museum of Art

    Art Editor
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED From a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, to the sentencing of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, our flawed criminal justice system is ever present in our lives. Julie Green’s set of 600 plates illustrating the final meals […]
  • Review: Timothy J. Clark/Loyola University Museum of Art

    Art Editor
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Exemplified by Brunelleschi’s demonstration of one-point perspective in depicting the Baptistery in Florence 500 years ago, Renaissance pictorial space was built to encompass ecclesiastic architecture, and it’s been the standard for European painters to either meet or disrupt ever since. Watercolorist Timothy J. Clark has joined that tradition in his depictions of Baroque churches. […]
  • Portrait of the Artist: Richard Renaldi

    Art Editor
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been casting, staging and capturing ephemeral connections between complete strangers. “I’m looking for people that look as if they have a story to tell… Someone that makes you want to know more, want to look more, want to continue looking at them because they have something about them that is […]
  • This City of Turmoil: An Interview with Ingrid LaFleur of AFROTOPIA About Her Detroit

    Art Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Allison Glenn Can you talk a bit more about the Detroit you experienced as an adolescent and young adult, and how this Detroit may or may not have shifted? I call the years of my youth the “Golden Era” of Detroit. Blackness was a norm. No matter where you went, we were the majority […]
  • News: Julie Rodrigues Widholm Named New Director of DePaul Art Museum

    Art Editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    DePaul University announced Wednesday its selection of Julie Rodrigues Widholm as the next director of the DePaul Art Museum. Widholm, a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has been with the MCA since 1999, starting as a research assistant and rising through the ranks. She holds a master’s degree in art history, theory […]
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    Art Licensing Blog


    Blog post by Tara Reed
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:02 am
    7 years ago TODAY – I released my first eBook – How to Get Started in Art Licensing. I never dreamt that project would turn into the library of eBooks, audios, blog posts and classes that it is today! I’m honored to have met so many amazing people in this industry as a result of Art Licensing Info.  I’m honored to have been able to help artists understand what art licensing is about.  My goal has always been to help artists really understand the day-to-day work and to uplevel the business acumen of artists in the industry as a whole. Today I’m both excited and…
  • The life cycle of licensing

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve talked about the “cash flow cycle of licensing” many times – how long it takes to make money licensing your art but I don’t think I’ve ever talked about the life cycle of the art. It used to be (so I’m told because it was before my time) that art that was licensed would continue to be on products and earning royalties for several years.  These days it’s more often “once and done”.  Even many best selling products will be replaced the next year so the store has something “new” to offer. Consumers want…
  • We need your questions for the July Art Licensing Info Ask Call!

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    The next call is sneaking up on us and we only have a handful of questions!  Surface pattern designer Josephine Kimberling has agreed to share her experience and expertise on the July 15, 2015 Art Licensing Info Ask Call but without questions it might be, well, a little boring. Don’t assume everyone else is submitting amazing questions – we need YOURS! What do you want to know about art licensing?  Fabric design? Pattern design? Josephine’s career?  Her inspiration? These are a few ideas… PLEASE, submit your question below! Thank you and here’s to your…
  • The art of creating art licensing “collections”

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Artists who are new to licensing get confused at first about how and why they need to build collections of art to succeed in art licensing. Manufacturers want to see groups, or collections, of art more than stand alone pieces. A collection is a coordinated group of images and/or patterns that can be mixed and matched to create full product lines that sell in stores and online.  Think about throwing a party – either with fine china or paper plates – would you want the same exact image on everything or a little variety to make it more interesting?  Variety of course!  And…
  • What’s your art licensing anthem?

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over the years, I’ve found music to be a great way to stay motivated, to get through tough times, celebrate great times and everything in between. I’ll date myself now but I remember listening to the radio in college, my finger poised over the “RECORD” button on the tape recorder in hopes of hearing my favorite song so I could add it to my mix tape. (Yes kids – there is a reason the term “Mix Tape” exists… ’cause they used to be TAPE – google it.) Or there were the songs we would play for ourselves or friends when we found ourselves…
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  • Sam Alden, Untitled, 2015______Discover more art on...

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    Sam Alden, Untitled, 2015______Discover more art on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +See more artwork by Sam Alden on iheartmyart.Discover more illustration on iheartmyart.
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    6 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Sam Alden, Untitled, 2015______Discover more art on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +See more artwork by Sam Alden on iheartmyart.Discover more illustration on iheartmyart.
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    6 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Sam Alden, Untitled, 2015______Discover more art on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +See more artwork by Sam Alden on iheartmyart.Discover more illustration on iheartmyart.
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    6 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Sander Joon, Velodrool gif #2, 2015______Discover more art on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +See more artwork by Sander Joon on iheartmyart.Discover more gifs on iheartmyart.
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    6 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    notalkingplz, Say Your Stupid Prayers, 2015______Discover more art on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +See more artwork by notalkingplz on iheartmyart.Discover more illustration on iheartmyart.
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  • INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Glasgow-born, Berlin-based architect and designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg.   The Triennale has occurred every three years since 1999 and this year’s event is held from June 18 to June 28.   Leigh Sachwitz’s installation is both chilling and soothing at the same time. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
  • Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

    20 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon…
  • World's First Real Marble iPhone 6 Case

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina or White Carrara, and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.
  • Chasing Epic - Jared Chambers

    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    At some point in time within the space of your existence you’ve imagined escaping, not to any place in particular, just merely escaping from everything you know. Winding down the windows and setting yourself loose with reckless abandonment. It’s that moment where the thrill of the moment far outweighs the thought of the final destination, a feeling that’s so unnatural within the day to day psyche Commissioned by The Cool Hunter, this stunning and unique photo by LA based photographer Jared Chambers is reminiscent of that exact feeling. Art is intended to evoke an emotion and…
  • Maza Cafe-Deli - West Village, New York

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    New Yorkers love their Mediterranean delicacies and they certainly love their coffee. Connect those two in a West Village café and you’ll have Maza Café. Located at 30 Carmine St, between Bleecker and Bedford streets, Maza offers more than the familiar, off-the-grocery-shelf Greek yogurt, honey and phyllo pastries. In particular, the yogurt menu is extensive and imaginative and gives the guests many reasons to return to try it in new ways. .   But we customers, of course, pay attention to the entire experience and Maza does not disappoint in the visual surroundings…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - Talk Art

  • Remixing Charm: Post-Painterly Art of the Local

    Aakriti Art Gallery- Art Shop
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    Remixing Charm: Post-Painterly Art of the Local 3rd – 25th July, 2015 At Aakriti Art Gallery Orbit Enclave, First Floor 12/3A, Hungerford Street Kolkata-700 017 Phones:+91 33 22893027 / +91 33 22895041 Fax No: +91 33 22895042 Website : Aakriti Art Gallery is pleased to put together the works by Open Window artists’ group of Kolkata in the month of July. Open Window', as a group was established in 1997 with the sole purpose of pursuing artistic expressions arising from a mind, free of any binding or inhibition. Over the past 18…
  • In the Hues of Life- Paintings by P.R.Narvekar (8th May-- 30th May)

    Aakriti Art Gallery- Art Shop
    5 May 2015 | 4:00 am Life is a like a palette stirred and mixed with different shades of emotions. Even if they are represented as either joy or sorrow, the in-between layers of emotions can be infinite just like the countless hues of colours that blend between the black and the white. P R Narvekar is one of the pioneer artists of our times in the country who has created an optimum quality of magnetism through his artworks inspired by the very mundane yet universal feelings of life and living, their variable shades, their uncountable emotional layers and their…
  • A requiem, a prayer, a song’- An exhibition by contemporary artists

    Aakriti Art Gallery
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    ‘A requiem, a prayer, a song’, an exhibition of works by contemporary  artists is an elegy to collective pain of humanity.  They evoke a sense of melancholy, a sense of the fading song, the desperate prayer. All that remains to be sung is the requiem.  The exhibition would be curated by Ina Puri, dedicated to the legendary artist Rajendra Dhawan. The exhibition hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi would be held from 31st January-28 February’ 2015. Art goes beyond the obvious and provides a glimpse to the psyche and becomes a philosophical narration.  It does not necessarily tell a…

    Aakriti Art Gallery
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:42 am
    The gradual evolution of Modernism in India in the post-independence era is also a unique tale of artistic endeavours, unending struggles and progression of vision against all odds by the artists to give birth to and deliver their individualistic language/s in art that made them the great Masters of Indian art of the twentieth century. The artworks of these Masters thus stand on their own to mark the emblematic journeys of each creator and the empowerment and enlightenment they could attain in their lifetime which is far beyond the realm of material success and social recognition. Even in the…
  • A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

    Aakriti Art Gallery
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘ City of Joy’, ‘Cultural Capital of India’, while others present a murkier side of the city…
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    Art Licensing Blog


    Blog post by Tara Reed
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:02 am
    7 years ago TODAY – I released my first eBook – How to Get Started in Art Licensing. I never dreamt that project would turn into the library of eBooks, audios, blog posts and classes that it is today! I’m honored to have met so many amazing people in this industry as a result of Art Licensing Info.  I’m honored to have been able to help artists understand what art licensing is about.  My goal has always been to help artists really understand the day-to-day work and to uplevel the business acumen of artists in the industry as a whole. Today I’m both excited and…
  • The life cycle of licensing

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve talked about the “cash flow cycle of licensing” many times – how long it takes to make money licensing your art but I don’t think I’ve ever talked about the life cycle of the art. It used to be (so I’m told because it was before my time) that art that was licensed would continue to be on products and earning royalties for several years.  These days it’s more often “once and done”.  Even many best selling products will be replaced the next year so the store has something “new” to offer. Consumers want…
  • We need your questions for the July Art Licensing Info Ask Call!

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    The next call is sneaking up on us and we only have a handful of questions!  Surface pattern designer Josephine Kimberling has agreed to share her experience and expertise on the July 15, 2015 Art Licensing Info Ask Call but without questions it might be, well, a little boring. Don’t assume everyone else is submitting amazing questions – we need YOURS! What do you want to know about art licensing?  Fabric design? Pattern design? Josephine’s career?  Her inspiration? These are a few ideas… PLEASE, submit your question below! Thank you and here’s to your…
  • The art of creating art licensing “collections”

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Artists who are new to licensing get confused at first about how and why they need to build collections of art to succeed in art licensing. Manufacturers want to see groups, or collections, of art more than stand alone pieces. A collection is a coordinated group of images and/or patterns that can be mixed and matched to create full product lines that sell in stores and online.  Think about throwing a party – either with fine china or paper plates – would you want the same exact image on everything or a little variety to make it more interesting?  Variety of course!  And…
  • What’s your art licensing anthem?

    Blog post by Tara Reed
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over the years, I’ve found music to be a great way to stay motivated, to get through tough times, celebrate great times and everything in between. I’ll date myself now but I remember listening to the radio in college, my finger poised over the “RECORD” button on the tape recorder in hopes of hearing my favorite song so I could add it to my mix tape. (Yes kids – there is a reason the term “Mix Tape” exists… ’cause they used to be TAPE – google it.) Or there were the songs we would play for ourselves or friends when we found ourselves…
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • In case you didn’t get yesterday’s memo

    Amie Gillingham
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Are you ready to get “Ripped Off”? This annual collaborative art event, now in its 15th year, is like no other at EBSQ Image above: 2014 Ripped Off winner Fractured Fractal Caladium by EBSQ Artist Elizabeth Fiedel A bit of history: Ripped Off was started back in 2001 as a direct response to a slew of copiests ripping off EBSQ member art on selling it on eBay, the same venue where they discovered it. We decided to create an event where permission was given to riff on another member’s art to create something new that still related strongly to the original inspiration.
  • Portrait of the Artist: EBSQ June Exhibit

    Amanda Makepeace
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    We often recognize the art, but do we recognize the artist? This month’s challenge is to celebrate the artist via portraiture. Artists may be visual, literary, or musical. Please make sure to let us know the subject of your art and a bit about the artist in question. Oh–and since we’re all artists here, self-portraits are welcome as well! Deadline to enter is June 6th!Filed under: Call for Artists, exhibits Tagged: art, art exhibit, artists, ebsq, portraits
  • EBSQ May Exhibit Winners

    Amanda Makepeace
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Congratulations to our Naturally Blue Flowers exhibit winners! Member’s Choice: Hydrangea Bouquet by C.E.S. Member’s Mention: Forget-me-Nots by Patricia Lee Christensen Cloud Awards: To be announced soon.Filed under: exhibits, membernews Tagged: art, art show, blue flowers, ebsq, exhibit winners
  • Resisting Convention

    Amanda Makepeace
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Be careful what you wish for cause you might not be dreaming big enough. This short talk from Dar Williams is full of truth and creativity goodness. Williams is a singer-songwriter, but her experiences and advice apply to anyone working a creative field.Filed under: artistguide, Inspiration Tagged: creativity, Dar Williams, passion, resisting convention
  • Naturally Blue Flowers: EBSQ May Exhibit

    Amanda Makepeace
    18 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Last month’s exhibit was restricted to photography only. This month we’ve opened the door! You can paint/draw/ photograph your entries but they must be naturally blue flowers, like forget-me-nots. Other examples include hydrangeas, salvias, and Himalayan poppies. Deadline to enter is May 31st!Filed under: Call for Artists, exhibits Tagged: art, artists, blue flowers, ebsq, exhibit
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  • Flight to Freedom

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:19 pm
    For this 4th of July holiday weekend, my love of animals and love of my country come together in a blog post. If the bald eagle – symbol of America and its freedoms – can be rehabilitated from injury and trauma, then surely America herself can do the same. Let’s hope so. Let’s hope that we too can soar again. Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend, everyone. See you soon. Blessings .. Filed under: animals, video Tagged: animals, video
  • Veronica of Venice

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Throughout junior high and high school, I was quite the vocabulary geek. When I wasn’t cutting chemistry class and doodling “I <3 Paul” in my spiral notebook, I was compiling word lists on my own time for my own personal study. I used to scribble stars next to the ones I had trouble remembering. But once in a while I’d gloss over a word I encountered and just presumed to know what it meant by its written context; something like “18th century courtesans enjoyed lives of social freedom and financial stability”. So a courtesan is just a high class society…
  • Tidings

    18 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Warm thanks to Museworthy readers who expressed concern about my ear troubles and shared their own conditions and treatment tips. You’ll be happy to know that I’m feeling a great deal better and am almost at 100%! But the doctor said that I won’t be completely in the clear until allergy season has passed. So I’ll just have to handle it day by day and try not to get hooked on saline nasal spray. Seriously, have you tried this stuff? It’s so good. All-natural and very refreshing. I’m also still very much an art model, in case I gave the false impression…
  • The Blogger is Here

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:24 am
    Dear friends, I am so terribly sorry for my missing-in-action behavior with the blog lately. I don’t know what ‘s wrong with me these days I guess a confluence of worries, anxieties, writer’s block, laziness, missing someone, still keeping my fingers crossed about an opportunity I hope works out, and now an ear ailment that’s affecting my hearing. I had to model yesterday with this constant loud whooshing and whirring in my ear and it was not exactly pleasant. When my timer went off I couldn’t even hear it! Okay that’s enough. :orders self to stop…
  • The Brooding Battle

    27 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Of all the personal items that were stolen from my house during the burglary last year, I’ve felt the loss of my camera most severely. A Nikon D5000 Digital SLR. Actually, let me correct that. The thief’s stealing of a silver bracelet that had great sentimental value for me (it was a gift my from my ex-boyfriend) was the most emotional loss. The police, by the way, never recovered it or any of my stuff. But the camera, which I loved, is something I miss even more than I thought I would. My other blog, The Salt Marsh, has suffered greatly because of this as it is highly dependent…
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  • Is China Trying to Co-opt Ai Weiwei?

    Laura C. Mallonee
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:15 pm
    An artwork Ai Weiwei made about his surveillance by Chinese authorities (image via Wikimedia) The Chinese government might be relaxing its censorious attitude toward Ai Weiwei. According to The Art Newspaper, Wei has had four solo shows open in Beijing since June — an explosive re-entrance onto China’s contemporary arts scene after an absence of four years. Ai had not had a single show in his native country since 2011, when he was held in solitary confinement for 81 days. Following his release, his passport was confiscated and he was heavily monitored both at home and in…
  • #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Target Confederate Monuments

    Claire Voon
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    A statue of “Silent Sam” is the latest target in the stream of vandalism aimed at Confederate monuments (screenshot via @leylasantiago/Twitter) Yesterday, officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found a statue commemorating Civil War Confederate veterans spray-painted with the words “Murderer,” “KKK,” and “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” The bronze soldier, known on campus as “Silent Sam” stands in remembrance of 321 university alumni who lost their lives in battle and was funded by the University Alumni and the United…
  • UNESCO Designates 24 New World Heritage Sites, Including the Alamo

    Laura C. Mallonee
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    The Alamo has been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site (Image via Wikimedia) The United Nations has officially designated the Alamo as a UNESCO World Heritage Site over the weekend. The former San Antonio mission was where the storied Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836. In that fight — as more than 2.5 million tourists learn every year — a wiry band of white settlers fended off the Mexican Army for 13 days before dying in a final, bloody attack. Their heroism has long been a source of Texan pride, repeatedly dramatized in television and film. The timing couldn’t be more…
  • Astrological Aesthetics: July 2015 Horoscopes

    The Editors
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    Vincent van Gogh, “Crab on Its Back” (1888) (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; via Wikimedia Commons) Hyperallergic’s horoscopes offer astrological advice for artists and art types, in art terms, every month. Cancer (June 22–July 22) It may seem like everything is going your way this month Cancer, because it is, but heed the lesson of the Delaware Art Museum: just because an opportunity falls in your lap doesn’t mean you should take it. The work sphere will be very rewarding for you in July, with long-term endeavors coming to fantastic fruition and a plethora of potential…
  • Yoko Ono’s ‘Morning Peace’ Turns Dawn into a Work of Art

    Matt Stromberg
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    The view from the Getty Center before sunrise (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted) LOS ANGELES — It was still dark when I set off on the uncrowded freeway, the few other people on the road either partiers coming home late or workers on their way to the early shift. You’ve got to have a good reason for being up that early and mine was attending Yoko Ono’s sunrise “Morning Peace” at the Getty Center. After driving drowsily for half an hour, I pulled off Sepulveda onto Getty Center Drive. Instead of parking and boarding the tram, I was instructed…
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    Living Undone

  • Moving From Person To Presence

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    These are hand-painted silk neckties I did as part of my history working in the fashion industry. 1986. I worked in a giant, dank, dirty loft in the South End of Boston when it was hard and raw. I went to work each day and stretched silk on a 5 yard table, mixed dye and dove in. I have always felt myself more in the process of creating rather than the final product. This proclivity is still the case and serves me so well as I negotiate disability territories. If I tend toward end-product thinking: whether I will walk again, regain old stamina or ‘heal’…. The downward spiral…
  • Silver Jubilee

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    “CALLIGRAPHIC STRUT”, 40″ x 30″, 1995, m/m This past weekend was GAY PRIDE here in my beloved Santa Fe. The vibe was pure ecstasy on the heels of the Supreme Court’s historic decision. I rolled down to the plaza to get some of the goodness. There was a tall guy on roller blades dressed in a unitard covered in 1″ round silver sequins. His face and hands were painted silver as well. Over one shoulder hung what looked like a small tank gardeners use to spray pesticide but his was filled with water.. The guy held the spray nozzle with one hand and was going…
  • I Love to Swear

    28 Jun 2015 | 1:54 pm
    detail of hand-painted textile, 1986 ___________________________ As the lover of words I am.. Swearing with authority is just plain good medicine. I pity those who choose to deny themselves The rip-roarin’ juice a confidently chosen “FUCK!” can deliver. Often, these words are carriers of cultural or religious stains, Tainting the utterance with a dampness effectively destroying their inherent power. Most of the time they arrive unconsciously like an involuntary muscle spasm And we are slightly alarmed at the fierceness that is ours. My Episcopalian self Most times stays…
  • Entrainment

    27 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    “SELF PORTRAIT” 24×24″,earth.ceramic,clay,bone,gold thread __________________________________________________ Each and every one of us was born perfect. Then stuff happened. Either we were blessed with a foundation to move and fly from with no cracks or faulty mortar Or we lived inherently unsure the floor would hold us standing or falling. All of us have our own laundry lists of curve balls we were thrown. My personal list includes alcoholic father, depressed and emotionally challenged mother, perceived responsibility to keep four kids safe as the eldest child, extreme…
  • Make a Try

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    6′ x 4′, m/m __________ “Perfection is inhuman. Human beings are not perfect. What evokes our love – and I mean love, not lust – is the imperfection of the human being. So, when the imperfection of the real person peeks through, say, ‘This is a challenge to my compassion.’ Then make a try, and something might begin to get going.” Joseph Campbell
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Civil Rights in America, a New but Old Debate. Meet My Grandfather, Julius W. Robertson, Atty.

    Ayanna Nahmias
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:46 PM EDT, 05 July 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Among Attorney Julius W. Robertson many talents as an author, civil rights activist and lawyer, he was also the lead attorney on the case of Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company, and he is my maternal grandfather. I believe that his […]
  • “Well, Who Burns Churches in God’s Name??!!” South Carolina Black Churches Under Fire

    Chrycka Harper
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 23:57 p.m. EST, 2 July 2015 SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES Ragged pieces of the Confederate Flag Dipped in blood still smoulders upon The basement floor of Mount Zion AME Church. A White man in ‘Blackface‘ Adorned in the KKK’s uniform Waves his right hand in the air, […]
  • NASA’s Next Frontier: The Moons of Jupiter

    Sarah Jakubowski
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 03:04 a.m. EST, 17 June 2015 WASHINGTON, (NASA PR) – In their newest search to see if we are truly alone in the universe, NASA has set its sights to Jupiter’s moon Europa. The concept of sending a spacecraft to orbit Jupiter in order to learn about its […]
  • Karachi Heat Wave, Hottest in Recorded History, Death Toll Surpasses 1,100

    Victoria Copeland
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 02:09 a.m. EST, 27 June 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan – As the temperature approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit civilians struggle to stay dehydrated. Now that temperatures have surpassed 112°F or 45°C people are dying in the streets. This heat wave is one of the highest recorded temperatures since another deadly heat […]
  • Try to Imagine Spending 1 Hour in Solitary Confinement. Albert Woodfox Spent 43 Years

    Sophie Okolo
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:14 am
    Sophie Okolo, Contributing Journalist Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:15 p.m. 25 June 2015 LOUISIANA, United States – What comes to mind when people think about solitary confinement? Society depicts prisoners in locked cells with little or no contact with the outside world. This is the reality of thousands of prisoners throughout the penal system […]
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • More Adventures With My Dead Roommate Robert

    alli woods frederick
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
        You have patiently waited (okay – mostly patiently waited – you didn’t bombard me on Facebook and were kind enough to space out all your Robert related post inquiries *wink*) so now it’s time for part three in the ongoing saga of one of my favorite personal encounters with the other side.  Are you ready?  (Stupid question, I know.)  I can hear you telling me to shut up and get on with it, so without further ado I now present to you…     MORE ADVENTURES WITH MY DEAD ROOMMATE ROBERT     When last we visited, I told you about relocating to…
  • Questions Of National Identity

    alli woods frederick
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
        Today I’m beyond pleased to introduce a new, fabulous and truly beautiful voice to the unique choir that is the Kisses & Chaos guest blogger family, writer Nickie Shobeiry.  Please welcome her with our usual blend of weirdness and love as she dives gracefully into a deep topic and discusses her…     QUESTIONS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY BY NICKIE SHOBEIRY     My name is Nickie. It was supposed to be ‘Nicu’ (Nick-oo) until my Iranian parents decided that actually, it would be kinder to give me a European-sounding name that, according to one nurse,…
  • My Tiny Birthday Wish: Mischa & Music

    alli woods frederick
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:46 pm
        MY TINY BIRTHDAY WISH: MISCHA & MUSIC     Where, oh where to begin.  I guess let’s start with a quick update about Mischa since the second bit of news sort of almost circles back to him, so that makes the most sense…well…as much sense as I ever make. Hehehe.  Okay…so…please read this whole thing…I know it’s a little longer than usual, but it’s really important to me in a huge way.  Please and thank you. *smooches*  Okay…so…     MISCHA’S MAJOR (AND ALMOST FATAL) HEALTH SCARE     For those of you who don’t follow me on…
  • Your Best Is Not Good Enough, Despite What You’ve Been Told.

    alli woods frederick
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
  • My Dead Roommate Robert: Part II

    alli woods frederick
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:53 pm
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    Visual News

  • Your Summer in 5 Charts

    Katy French
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    Summer is here. But it’s a little different when you’re an adult. You’re making travel plans, organizing your schedule, tackling major projects, and trying to find time to relax somewhere in between. Still, we all try to make the most of the good weather and relaxed vibe—even when things go awry. To sum it up, here are 5 charts that we think encapsulate the summer experience as an adult. Want more? Check out 5 Charts Every Creative Can Relate To.
  • This Chicago Cannabis Advocacy Website Lets Visualizations Do the Talking

    Benjamin Starr
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Despite Chicago decriminalizing marijuana possession in 2012, the state of Illinois has earned a reputation as the least friendly state in the nation for marijuana users. What does that look like? Rather than citing citizens as they are allowed, Chicago PD is arresting people for small amounts of marijuana at alarming rates. Arrest Chicago, a cannabis advocacy site, lets the numbers do the talking. Using a series of charts, the site reveals that in Chicago (a place where crime of all sorts is a major problem) the second largest cause for arrest is marijuana possession. That’s more than…
  • A Timeline of Underground Queer Cinema

    Benjamin Starr
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
    The history of cinema is filled with life stories, but few that depict the LGBT community. In its century long existence, main stream cinema has typically shied away from the subject, deeming it too controversial or unpopular – but there were films being made. Fandor pulled together 50 films, both underground and mainstream, which paved the way for greater expression in queer cinema. The timeline not only points out excellent and overlooked films, but also displays them in historical context. Decade by decade we are given a list of films and their directors, juxtaposed with important…
  • How Does the World Search For ‘Global Warming’? Google Created a Visualization to Show It

    Benjamin Starr
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Google recently released a beautiful interactive visualization that explores search volumes for phrases related to climate change. Curious to see how “global warming,” “energy” or “oceans” are trending around the world? Google put those and other popular searches on the map, highlighting recent searches and data from 20 cities around the globe. See what it looks like in this video: The visualization was created by Google News Lab in collaboration with Pitch Interactive. Simon Rogers, data editor of the News Lab explained some of the motivation behind the project: “We wanted…
  • Portland Police Show How Much Weed is Legal, Compared to a Doughnut!

    Benjamin Starr
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:21 pm
    You don’t find too many police departments creating cute little visualizations… but Portland Police Bureau did just that. As of June 1st, Oregon’s Measure 91 allows adults 21 and older to posses up to one ounce of marijuana outside the home, eight ounces in the house, and four pot plants. For those who don’t want to carry a scale around with them, PPB created this visualization comparing the legal limits for weed… to a doughnut!!! We’re not sure if this is poking fun at doughnut loving police or stoners (hey, they’ve got things in common!) but the graphic is surprisingly…
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  • Charitable Giving on the Rise (and other June Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
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  • Australia Council Budget Diverted (and other May Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
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  • Last chance to see us in Chicago!

    29 May 2015 | 5:58 am
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  • Createquity, Live and In Person: The Windy City Edition

    11 May 2015 | 5:31 am
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  • The Comcast-Time Warner Merger is Dead (and Other April Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    7 May 2015 | 5:48 am
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Sean Scully @ Santa Cecília Monastery

    Brett Baker
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Rob Sharp reviews a new, permanent installation of works by Sean Scully at the monastery of Santa Cecília, Montserrat, Spain Sharp observes that "22 of [Scully's] artworks, including six abstract canvases with his signature bands and blocks of color, energize a space that is more than 1,000 years old... As well as advising the restoration team on the monastery’s interior, Mr. Scully has donated paintings on canvas, aluminum and copper; replaced windows with stained glass; designed candlesticks; and painted frescoes on the walls." read more
  • Washington Color School Reconsidered

    Brett Baker
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    Joanne Mattera blogs about Washington Color Painters Reconsidered at Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, on view through August 1, 2015. Mattera notes that: "Taking advantage of the newly available acrylic paints at that time, [the Washington Color artists] created geometric compositions, often applying the pigmented polymer directly into unprimed canvas. Their coolly measured work was light years away from abstract expressionist angst." read more
  • Stanley Whitney @ Karma

    Brett Baker
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    John Yau reviews works by Stanley Whitney at Karma Gallery, New York, on view through July 26, 2015. Yau writes: "Drawing and mark making are what all of the artist’s works, whatever their size, share... Working within the self-imposed restraint of a loosely defined structure, Whitney draws different colored lines within a rounded abstract shape. In the two earliest paintings in the exhibition — 'Radical Openness' (1992) and 'My Whatever Means Necessary' (1992) — Whitney insets a series of rounded shapes on shelf-like bands against a uniformly colored…
  • Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper

    Brett Baker
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Harriet Thorpe reviews Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, on view through August 30, 2015. Thorpe writes: "The works in the final room are a combination of styles accumulated throughout the exhibition; drawing, collage and painting on paper. We see the emergence of Twombly’s celebrated style seen in larger-scale works that explode with colour and natural shapes... Colour is one of the major accelerations of this room... From drawings with crayon and house-paint, to experimentation with symbols and numbers, to collage, to paint…
  • Tim Doud on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    Brett Baker
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Tim Doud writes about Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's painting At the Moulin Rouge 1892 - 1895 in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Doud writes: "My initial interests in At the Moulin Rouge were the large figure with an under-lit greenish face in the lower right hand corner of the painting and the dynamic composition. The scene was decadent and exotic to me as a teenager living in rural Missouri... The various portraits portray an insider’s view of the ostensibly bohemian nightlife and more importantly, the convergence of different lives. The painting includes a…
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • Finally! What Everyone's Been Waiting for...

    Kesha Bruce
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    A surprise for those of you who have been waiting patiently to add one of my larger paintings to your collection... has finally been updated with the latest large-scale works from The GuardiansIf I were forced to choose favorites, I would say that Caz, Helyus, Elini, and Dola are without question the most visually complex and emotionally rich paintings from the Guardian series. Click over to the site for a closer look at these four lovely siblings. Or, contact Morton Fine Art for hi-res images and purchase information.BIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #40: And Now Let it Begin.

    Kesha Bruce
    26 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    Magical Beast #40, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #39: He Hears You Calling.

    Kesha Bruce
    25 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Magical Beast #39, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #38: Take What Belongs to You.

    Kesha Bruce
    24 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Magical Beast #38, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #37: Thunder Under Foot.

    Kesha Bruce
    23 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Magical Beast #37, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Climbing Higher

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Climbing Higher16 x 20 Oil Painting by Pat FiorelloNow that I'm back from my trip to Giverny, France, I have sorted thru all my photo's for inspiration and narrowed it down to 20 of my favorites that I will use to begin a series of "Impressions of Giverny". Rose Arbor recently posted was the first in the series and today's post was completed this week. It wasn't an extremely sunny day when I took this photo, so a little different lighting than I usually paint which was challenging. I loved the soft roses climbing this fence with the contrast of the stone wall and house in the background.
  • Rose Arbor

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Rose Arbor12 x 16 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$650  Buy with PayPalCreated a larger painting of the same scene from  Monet's Garden shared the other day. I actually did this one before I did the small study ( which has already sold), but painted this using a totally different approach. I had a canvas which I had started a different painting on months ago. It had some dark shapes for glass bottles laid in but I never got around to finishing that scene and kind of lost interest in it, but had the underpainting on this canvas hanging around the studio, reminding me to complete…
  • Arbor Study

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Arbor Study6 x 8 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$100  Buy with PayPalStarting to work on  a series of paintings from my recent trip to Monet's Garden. I went thru almost 1300 photo's from the trip and culled them down to the top 20 favorites to focus on for the series. This scene of a rose arbor in the sunlight was a favorite. Started with a small 6 x 8 study to warm up. Plan to do several larger version with different techniques.  Will post the paintings from the series as it unfolds over the coming weeks.
  • Roses of Giverny

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:31 am
    Roses of Giverny8 x 10 Oil Painitngby Pat Fiorello$300  Buy with PayPalHere's the finished oil painting demonstration of up close roses from last week's workshop. Being in the heart of impressionist country, we focused a lot on light and shadow, warm and cool colors, hard and soft edges and, of course, can never remind my students too much, VALUE  is where it's at. If you miss that, none of the other elements will save the day.
  • Monet's Pond

    21 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Monet's Pond6 x 8 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$100Buy with PayPalPlein air sketch, quick impressions of the many greens in Monet's pond. Painted on location.
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    Hella Heaven

  • Starting Strong: US propaganda about the fun, glamour and benefits of joining the Army

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    “Starting Strong,” a 10- week, unscripted, backstage pass to Army life, premieres on FOX affiliates  in 16 markets and on’s YouTube channel, June 2, 2013. (Photo courtesy the Army Marketing  and Research Group) ‘STARTING STRONG’ GIVES ARMY PROSPECTS A TASTE OF SOLDIERING STORY BY THE ARMY MARKETING AND RESEARCH GROUP "With the number of pre-recording services and commercial-free media options, traditional television commercials no longer reach key audiences as they did in the past, according to Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing.
  • Marriage: beautiful vows

    14 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine Richard Roberts: Drugs to chronify and not heal

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    Nobel Prize Richard Roberts interview to Lluís Amiget. "Because drug companies often are not as interested in healing you as in getting your money, so that investigation, suddenly, is diverted to the discovery of drugs that do not heal completely, but chronify the disease and make you experience an improvement that disappears when you stop taking the drug." "I’m 63 years old: the worst about getting older is that you consider many “truths” as holy: that’s when you need new questions. I was born in Derby, my mechanic father gave me a chemistry set … and I still enjoy playing.
  • A little known Robin Wiliams Story by Perry Marshall

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    A Little Known Robin Williams Story Perry Marshall “Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is…
  • Aw! Good girl

    9 Jun 2015 | 3:11 pm
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    Creative Web Biz

  • How To Sell Your Art On Pinterest With Buyable Pins

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    We all know that social media is a great way to promote your creative work. And we also know that the social networks that are focused on visual content are even better suited to show your art to a large audience. That's why so many of you are on Pinterest and Instagram. But now things get even better. People will now be able to buy your art directly inside the Pinterest mobile app. Amazing right? When you spot a pin with a blue price, it means it's buyable. And it's not just that this blue Buy It button will link to your site. Buyable Pins work so seamlessly on mobile, they’ll help you…
  • Is Your Art Biz Headed In The Right Direction?

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    This post is the second part of the How To Get Things Done Without Overwhelm Challenge. Overwhelm comes from not knowing where you are going, how to get there and distractions along the way. So what you need is GPS functionality for your art biz! To use GPS you need to set a destination. And that is why you defined your One Big Goal for the next twelve months in lesson 1 of this challenge. But sometimes the destination is really not clear enough for the GPS to actually lead us there. So we get lost or end up somewhere we don't want to be. That's why in this second lesson we are taking a…
  • How To Stop Overwhelm In Your Art Business

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    All entrepreneurs, not just artist entrepreneurs, feel overwhelmed and discouraged from time to time. That's normal, it's not just you. So don't freak out and think building an art business is not for you! Mental overwhelm is like having too much clutter in your brain. Get rid of all the clutter and the overwhelm will stop. Keep reading to solve this problem once and for all (and to download the free worksheet that will help you do it!) This post is the first part of the How To Get Things Done Without Overwhelm Challenge. In this challenge I will show you how to prevent the feeling that…
  • How To Set & Achieve Your 2015 #ArtBiz Goals

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    2014 went by extremely fast and we're almost ready to hit the reset button and celebrate the new year. I say almost because to hit the ground running in 2015 we need to do one more thing before we enjoy the holidays and let the champagne flow on New Year's Eve. We need to set goals we want to achieve during the next solar cycle. And I'm not talking about promises we make to ourselves (and never keep) while we watch the fireworks. No, I'm talking about real, well thought out goals for our creative web biz. The ones we actually achieve because they are specific, measurable and easily broken…
  • See How These 10 Professional Artists Made Their First $1000

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    After publishing my last post (How To Make $252,000 PerYear As Artist), I got an email from one of my dear subscribers. This was her question: "Dear Yamile! Thank you very much for this interesting proposal, which I would love to join! BUT a serious question, how shall I pay you USD 333,- when I am an starving artist? Thank you for your answer." She is referring to my course The Art Of Selling Art Online which I linked to from the above mentioned post. So I asked 10 of my successful artist clients and friends how they earned their first $1000 with their creative craft. Read their stories,…
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  • Press Notes: browngrotta arts in the news

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:03 am
    July cover of selvedge magazine We are excited to be featured in the July issue of selvedge magazine. We have long been fans of the UK magazine, which is artfully designed with lush photos and creative illustrations, and, like browngrotta arts, economical in its use of capital letters. We have a large collection of back issues, stockpiled for reference and inspiration. Issue 10 A ROCK AND A SLOW PACE: Sue Lawty Interview MUTUAL ADMIRATION: Bamboo has inspired artists worldwide by Nancy Moore Bess Issue 10 was a particular favorite, not surprisingly, with an insightful profile of Sue Lawty,…
  • Dispatches: Art Among the Pines —thinking Maine

    3 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    Deer Isle Maine Hiking Trail, Photo by Carter Grotta In honor of National Trails Day, on June 6th we’re publishing — belatedly — this post about visiting Jiro Yonezawa last summer at Haystack in Deer Isle, Maine, which features miles of beach and wooded hiking trails. Last month, Jiro received a Special Prize at the Japan Contemporary Craft Exhibition held at the National New Art Museum in Tokyo. Jiro’s was the only work of bamboo to be awarded a prize. Jiro Yonezawa at Haysatck. Photo by Tom Grotta We’ve brought you several artist and student…
  • Art Abroad: Exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the UK

    27 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    A host of important exhibition featuring art textiles is in store this summer in Europe, the UK and Canada. Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2015 May 9 – September 27th Museum Rijswijk, the Netherlands Mille Fleur by Ane Henriksen In the 2015 Textile Biennial, Museum Rijswijk is showing textile artworks by nineteen international artists including Caroline Bartlett and Ane Henriksen. Apart from the great diversity of textiles and applications, there are common threads evident among the participants this year. All the Submitted works provide material for thought and reflection. Vintage textile,…
  • Influence and Evolution: The Catalog is Now Available

    20 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and nowcatalog cover artwork by Federica Luzzi Our Spring exhibition Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and now explored the impact of artists – Sheila Hicks, Ritzi Jacobi, Lenore Tawney, Ed Rossbach and others – who took textiles off the wall in the 60s and 70s to create three-dimensional fiber sculpture. In Influence and Evolution, we paired early works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Lia Cook, Kay Sekimachi and Françoise Grossen — artists who rebelled against tapestry tradition — with works from a later…
  • Art in the Mad Men Years — A Fond Farewell

    17 May 2015 | 2:54 pm
    We’ll be sad to see the last of Don Draper and Peggy Olson tonight (is it just me, or does anyone else think that Peggy and Jimmy Olsen could be related, except for the spelling, of course?). The series is set in between 1960 and 1970 — remember Pete’s father dying on American Airlines Flight #1 in 1962; Kennedy’s assaination the day before Roger’s daughter’s wedding in 1963; Don getting tickets to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965 and this season’s premier with Don watching Nixon announcing troops in Cambodia in 1970?. The series’ sets and costumes are carefully…
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  • This Week at MoMA: July 6–12

    Carolyn Kelly
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Establish your summer routine around MoMA’s weekly offerings of film, music, conversations, and more. Here are some highlights: Cobra Woman. 1944. USA. Directed by Robert Siodmak. Image courtesy Universal Pictures/Photofest • All week long screenings for Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond will transport you with musicals, melodramas, and swashbuckling epics, including Cobra Woman, Gone with the Wind, and Easter Parade. • Join an open discussion on Wednesday—What Is Art Worth?—as part of our Agora series. Modelled on the ancient Greek open forum, Agora…
  • Warm Up 2015: Week 1 Highlights

    Libby Buck
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Set design by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Photo: Gillian Steiner Last Saturday’s rain didn’t dampen the first Warm Up! Sets by The Black Madonna, Amnesia Scanner (live), Samantha Urbani (live), Eclari Fifi, and Pachanga Boys brought dark house beats and funky pop to soundtrack our wet dance party. Check out the flock of dancing umbrellas in the below, and join us this Saturday for Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, Galcher Lustwerk b2b DJ Richard, Cut Copy DJs, Virgo Four, and Nicky Siano—we’re predicting sunny skies! Samantha Urbani,…
  • Honeybees in the Sculpture Garden: Installing Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt)

    Margaret Ewing
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    The crated sculpture is unloaded from the truck on West 54 Street. Photo: Margaret Ewing This summer MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is home to tens of thousands of Italian honeybees, as part of a recently acquired sculpture by French artist Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962). Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude] (2012) incorporates a living bee colony that stands in for the head of a figure cast from a bronze sculpture by the Swiss artist Max Weber (1897–1982). The first work in the MoMA collection to include living animals, its installation…
  • Extra Art: Artists’ Ephemera in the Library

    Annelise Ream
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Raymond Pettibon, flyer for Black Flag show The MoMA Library recently acquired the Steven Leiber collection of artists’ generated ephemera featured in the 2001 exhibition, and corresponding exhibition catalog, Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera, 1960–1999. The scope of the collection covers a broad span of art movements including Fluxus, Arte Povera, Conceptual art, visual poetry, Minimalism, Pop art, and more, with the physical contents being similarly widely varied. Steven Leiber, art dealer, scholar and curator of the collection, applied the term “extra art” to these…
  • Making Architecture Accessible: Architectural Adventures in Chicago

    Jessie Parsons
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chicago skyline, taken from Grant Park. Photo: Jessie Parsons In early May I set out on a four-day journey to Chicago, Illinois. I began the trip wondering how architectural organizations in Chicago, a city so densely packed with renowned buildings and structures, approach the challenge of engaging their viewers with these works. How can architecture be made more accessible? What techniques are used? Curated exhibitions of images, models, and research, or tours and activities that physically involve the structures? What methods have been found to be the most successful? Installation view of…
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    Design For Mankind

  • July Reads

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Whether you’re donning sun-screened shoulders at the lake or swapping ice cream sandwiches at the family reunion, there are, like, nine million really good books to read between cannonballs and sparklers. Here are the current favorites I’ve loved so far this summer: 1. Everything You Ever Wanted / Jillian Lauren Hands down, my favorite read this year. Whatever your views are on adoption, motherhood, anxiety and doubt, Jillian’s words are honest, poignant and relatable. She is a beautiful, truthful writer. 2. Franny and Zooey / J. D. Salinger An annual re-read for me; the…
  • Vanity

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    One needs only to burn their bicep with a curling iron to begin thinking of vanity. It was Sunday. I want to write that I was rushed, that the burn was a byproduct of a frenzied morning and a failed attempt in multi-tasking, but the truth is that my mind was elsewhere and my reflexes are slow, and now there is a purplish-reddish Illinois on my upper arm. When I survey the many hours I have collected in front of the bathroom mirror – blow-drying, plucking, moisturizing, brushing, applying, removing and styling, it makes me weary. Even in keeping a relatively low maintenance beauty…
  • A Cook-In

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:33 am
    When half of the town is out of power, when trees have landed on sidewalks, when another storm threatens the evening, it only makes sense to throw a cook-in: 1. Gather ribs, burgers, hot dogs from the fridge and freezer. They will go bad, you cannot eat them all, and so, a text chain is born. 2. Hurricane Meatfest 2015. Sweat pants only. Can you bring dessert? How’s 6? 3. Because it is storming, because the kids are antsy, because the power isn’t expected to come on until Tuesday, everyone says yes. Yes, yes, yes, we will be there. See you in an hour. 4. Someone whips up a cajun…
  • Summer

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    We rise early and squeeze ourselves into a day packed for adventures: play dates in the backyard painting rocks, a turkey lunch on the patio, hunting for fresh mint at the farmer’s market, swimming late into the afternoon. It is humid; the perfect weather for memory keeping. Everything sticks. We pause often to search for worms. Woims, she says. “Worms,” I might correct. “That’s what I said, Mom. Woims.” I have stopped correcting. Woims and flamingo (mango) smoothies and “I got locked (stuck) on this one.” They are fleeting mispronunciations.
  • A Stress Fix For The Weary

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I am in a rut – or rather, I have become the rut itself: trenched deep into the brain pattens of years past, channeling a former mind entirely. When stress arrives, I will always revert to Sloth Mode. When I am twelve, my older sister finds me sitting on the bathroom toilet – in its blue shag covered glory – drinking maple syrup from the bottle. What are you doing, she asks? Mom made me break up with Kyle, I explain. Her empathy offers no hint of surprise, because this is what one does when one mourns, when one is frustrated, when one’s rope is a bit frayed on the end.
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  • Ross Liew | Auckland

    Shea O'Neill
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Ross Liew is an Auckland-based artist, curator, and all round facilitator of creative goodness. We recently caught up to chat about his evolving creative practice and thoughts on the city he very actively makes a home. What have you been up to recently? I’ve being doing a bunch of groundwork to put together my own project, which was originally based around a festival concept but is now changing into something else. This is my first opportunity to plan from scratch, developing a cause and a vision, and articulating values and integrating them into every little detail. I’ve also been…
  • Estela Cuadro | Argentina

    Shea O'Neill
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Estela Cuadro is inspired by her impulses, by irrationality, and the unconscious playfulness of imagination without barriers or worries. More from Estela Cuadro
  • Daniel Mochi | Argentina

    Shea O'Neill
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Daniel Mochi is an Argentinian artist living in Buenos Aires. He finds influence in native arts, the shapes and lines, and concise, simple representations of the natural world. More from Daniel Mochi  
  • Portugal Skate Adventure

    Shea O'Neill
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Bustin are proud to release a new masterpiece pairing two of their favorite pro skateboarders with Spanish filmmaker Perropro exploring one of Europes oldest and most beautiful countries. More from Bustin 
  • Cinzah Merkens | Napier

    Shea O'Neill
    27 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    On a recent road trip through the central north island of New Zealand, I spent a night with artist Cinzah Merkens and his family at their home in Napier. After a morning stroll with the kids to the local farmers market, we found a sunny spot in the backyard to sit and chat about his new home and his thoughts on life and art. What have you been working on this year? I’ve been doing a lot more wall painting. Stepping away from digital illustration and focusing on murals, which are mainly based around storytelling related to the places where they are painted. I’ve painted big walls in New…
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 23

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Today I'm sharing what I created for Week 23 ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journalwith The Sky's the Limit!!June ThemeTravel JournalingJune 13Art Challenge: Illustrative Art JournalingJournal Prompt:  Take Me Away Inspired by this week's journal prompt, I began by creating my own circular-shaped elements to arrange, layer and collage onto the page. I repeated the circular shapes in different sizes and with a variety of patterns to create a lot of movement. After adhering these, I added acrylic paint (in my favorite limited palette!), graphite, white and…
  • Friday Favorite: Beatrice Gilbert

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:44 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Beatrice Gilbert and her amazing quilts! Her Worlds Apart quilt is exquisite!! I would LOVE to have this hanging on display in my home! Worlds Apart, 39" x 39" From her artist statement: Beatrice’s artwork has always been a reflection of her deep response to color. She uses unexpected twists or adds flair to engage the viewer in her art. For her, color is content. Simple in form, her work focuses on the drama that can come from playing with value, color, and contrast. Her home in North Yarmouth, Maine continues to provide a grounding…
  • The Sky's the Limit!

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    I am over the moon (pun definitely intended!) to be the designer for StencilGirl Products'EXCLUSIVE July 2015 StencilClub Stencils!! Yippee!! I have been a proud member of StencilClub since its inception, so this truly was a dream come true! I love maps – their lines, rhythm, movement and patterns – and find inspiration in vintage atlases I collect, fascinated by the antiquated pages and the ideas of time and travel they contain. When I was invited to design the July StencilClub Stencils for StencilGirl Products, I knew immediately that I wanted to create…
  • Dream Thicket Rubber Art Stamps Blog Hop!

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Welcome to today's blog hop celebrating the official release of Kristin Peterson's new Dream Thicket Rubber Art Stamps at Paperbag Studios! I was absolutely delighted when Roben-Marie Smith invited me to join Paperbag Studios Creative Team and participate in today’s blog hop! Today I'm sharing what I created for Week 22 ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journalwith Kristin's new stamps!!May ThemeTouchy Feely (Texture)May 30Art Challenge:  Textured PaperJournal Prompt:  I'm So Not Feeling It I began by spreading acrylics with a recycled…
  • Friday Favorite: Katherine Quinn

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
    This Friday’s featured artist is Katherine Quinn of Sleep and Her Sisters! Her elongated figures incorporating maps are so unique and lovely!And all those gorgeous refreshing and beautiful! Katherine writes:I work from my kitchen table in the sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. I love to work with old book pages and watercolour pencils. I am a firm believer that our stories are not for us alone that they are for us to give courage, support and wisdom to each other. Be sure to check out all of Katherine's lovely artwork on her Facebook Page!Have a great weekend!
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    secretly important


    3 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    In the fourth episode of Depthsounder Lüük Honey and Hannah Stephens of the band Silm talk about meeting at an Anacortes Pizza restaurant, their residency in Iceland, and what it’s like to play in a band with their romantic partner. And on This Was This One Song, Ian McCutcheon and Kelton Sears of the band Kithkin break down the writing and recording behind the song Sorcerer. Remember to subscribe to our podcast in itunes here, and if you have a moment we’d be grateful if you could rate and review us. Or you can follow us with Libsyn. The post DEPTHSOUNDER EPISODE IV: SiLM appeared…

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    13 A.D. by Havania Whaal There’s no sugar coating this, 13 A.D. from the Portland trio Havania Whaal is an exorcise in misdirection and busted expectations, just when you think you know whats going to happen they flip the entire song on its head, and when you think you know where you are with a song, you’re actually somewhere else. 13 A.D. is a strange and quirky album, it feels as though it was designed to confuse the listener or to lull them into a moment only to have the song erupt right in their face. None of this is unique, indie music is littered with noise-rock, neo-no…

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    I’ve had this unique experience with Motopony, one I don’t think most people have, one I rarely have myself; the first time I hear them I don’t really like it. Just as I did with their first album, on the initial listen I kinda gave up, it wasn’t until the second, third, and fourth listen that I felt like I was on board and appreciated what exactly was happening in the sound. Now I consider that Motopony self-titled debut to be one of the most important and criminally under-appreciated releases in the history of Northwest music. I did a total 180° with that album to…

    20 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    Eastern Souvenirs EP by Eastern Souvenirs I promise this is going somewhere. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how it is that Jurassic Park, released in 1993 and one of the first large scale films to utilize computer generated creatures, still manages to look better than Jurassic World? My ten year old memory has a way of forgiving the things I saw or didn’t see, and yet once I divorce myself of my memory I still manage to see it as a modern marvel. What is the secret here, how is it possible that with millions of dollars and twenty years of technology separating them…

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Now twenty years in our rearview mirror Grunge is often remembered as a somewhat regrettable music movement that blended elements of Metal, Punk, and Alternative, and stormed the country in the early nineties but was centered mostly around the booming Pacific Northwest. TAD might come to mind as the quintessential “Grunge” band, Nirvana’s Bleach, or early Soundgarden, the kind of crunchy sound that could crack your speakers and bass that could cause ground tremors. I’m not here to dispute those facts because they are largely indisputable, but I remember another sound,…
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  • NewMediator 91 Junebug 2015 (David LaMorte)
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:13 pm
    (Click here to listen to the Mp3.) I’ll be exhibiting work for the last week of the Junebug Artfest. I’ll be handing out flyers and selling work, trying to make the most of the last night of the show. Want to help me promote my booth at the Artfest, check out one of my flyers I made flyers for the last night of the Junebug Artfest. Now you can have one too! Download the PDF of my flyer here:
  • NewMediator 90: No Sleep Til Greenpoint (David LaMorte)
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Can you tell I’m sucking it in? #Brooklyn #greenpointgallery #collage #artshow #Nofilter A photo posted by David LaMorte (@davidlamorte) on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:35pm PST Click here for the Podcast We talk about the First Salon of 2015 at the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn.
  • NewMediator 89: New Years Resolutions for Artists. (David LaMorte)
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:22 pm
      Click here for the Podcast Listen as our hero’s journey takes him down a dark path out of 2014 to the infinite possibility of 2015. Also he is driving home from Park Slope Brooklyn.
  • NewMediator 88: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (David LaMorte)
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    I went to the @trentonprfm and bought two prints from @cernstart . It’s sill going on. A photo posted by David LaMorte (@davidlamorte) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:55am PST (Click Here for Mp3) Today I went to the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market ( for the first time and saw all kinds of vintage items and original artwork. I bumped into a bunch great artists including Chris Ernst (
  • NewMediator 87: 2014 Back to School Special (David LaMorte)
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    (Mp3) We are back to school and we have some events coming up. I am going to be part of the Arts In the Park in Highland Park, NJ on September 21st. Come see me and support some really great local artists. Just finishing a Ghostbusters themed art show in curated/organized by Matt Caputo (  in Jersey City. Transformations Gallery’s Old School show ( and Sheep on Show ( projects ended in Metuchen. Keywords: podcast; school; artshow; ghostbusters  
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • NOW HIRING–Program Associate, Fiscal Sponsorship

    Tim Cynova
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    by Tim CynovaFractured Atlas is now hiring a full-time Program Associate. This position will provide administrative support for our Fiscal Sponsorship program. It is an entry-level position that involves a great deal of front-line customer service to the over 47,000 artists in our membership nationwide who come to us daily for guidance, assistance and support. The successful candidate will be incredibly personable, have a cheerful disposition, a sense of humor, possess an incredible amount of patience (particularly as it relates to explaining the same information multiple times), and be able…
  • July Winner of Image of the Month! Submissions open for August!

    Jason Tseng
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Jason TsengCongratulations to Ballet Novità for winning the July Image of the Month contest with over 60 likes on Facebook! Ballet Novità, Dancer: John Cody Whisler. Photo by: VFY Studios The contest was such a success we’re going to making this a monthly thing! Submissions are now open for the August Image of the Month Contest! If you’d like a shot to be featured on our social media pages as the banner image for a whole month, submit your image HERE. For a refresher on how it all works, check out the info below: To choose which image is going to be featured as the image of…
  • Reporters Off to the Races Writing About New Elon Musk Biography, but Where is the Copyright Line?

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    by courtney.duffyThis post is the first installment in a new blog series from Courtney Duffy, our Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow. In each post, Courtney will look at copyright issues through the lens of a different art form. She begins with the world of authorship. As always, you can find her on Twitter @cduffy90 Writing can be, and often is, all-consuming. The good news for authors, of course, is that their work is entitled to protection under copyright whether they are writing for money or not. By the same token, the work of other writers is protected by copyright, as…
  • NOW HIRING–Director of Programs

    Tim Cynova
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    by Tim CynovaFractured Atlas is now hiring a director of programs for a new, senior leadership position overseeing the development, management, and integration of programs, products, and services (hereafter simply “programs”). The director of programs reports to the executive director. MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Program Supervision and Coordination Oversee the ongoing management of programs, including: Ensure thoughtful and strategic coordination among programs, including internal operations, end-user feature integration, and public messaging. Supervise and support program directors,…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities: Summer Edition

    Theresa Hubbard
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:22 pm
    by Theresa HubbardThis will be my final regular grant deadline posts until the Fall. For all opportunities, please visit the website of the Foundation for application instructions and complete guidelines. The California Historical Society is accepting applications for the CHS Book Award. Description: The California Historical Society (CHS) and Heyday have established the California Historical Society Book Award for a book-length manuscript that makes an important contribution to both scholarship and to the greater community by deepening public understanding of some aspect of California…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Equal Rights! A Concept Long Overdue

    27 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    I stand in solidarity with my gay friends to celebrate their new milestone in the world of equal rights. There are 3 things I am truly passionate about:1. Equality for all people2. Access to quality education for everyone3. Cleaning up our environmental nightmare
  • Sculptor Bruce Gray filmed for Ventureriffic on MTV

    9 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I was interviewed Friday for the new upcoming show Ventureriffic about art for MTV. They filmed me talking about my art and of course some welding and sparky plasma cutting shots. All very cool people, but they WAY downplayed the amount of people and gear they brought to shoot me, and I was very concerned about bothering any of my neighbors. Of course being MTV, there was also a bit of college age humor which I wasn't really feeling, and did not expect. (yeah you're thinking frat boy humor would be an improvement in my case.) Anyway, I'll post a link when it comes out this fall.
  • Paper Plane Sculptures in Welded Aluminum

    25 May 2015 | 8:35 pm
    I'm putting one of my planes on a plane to Norway. I recently got a commission for one of my 12 inch long Paper Plane sculptures in welded aluminum. I made two, so I would have an extra one in the studio. Want to take it home¿ $350 plus shipping. I have also made giant 4 foot long versions of the paper planes, and was commissioned to make 5 of them  for Little Rock National Airport, and 6 of them for Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Kids from Portugal Study Los Angeles Sculptor Bruce Gray

    20 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A teacher from Portugal just sent me this photo of his 14 year old students who made a large artwork inspired by my painted wall sculpture series. This will be displayed at the cultural center of their small village. Very cool!
  • Artwalk at The Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    The World Famous Brewery Artwalk is this weekend! Come see all my work in person, and there are about 100 other artists showing their work for this free, open studios event in downtown Los Angeles. We will be open April 25th & 26th, from 11-6 pm both days, with free parking too. So come by and say hi. The next art walk is not until November, so don't miss it.
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    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Happy Monday!Yes, I DID have a show just yesterday in Hamilton - and YES it was SUNNY AND WARM!!!!!!Sadly, the weekend of The Kensington Market Art Fair......not so much.Now, you know this story.......inclement weather is NEVER good news for sales.Thankfully it was just a constant drizzle......not a hurricane (like the Saturday just before the KMAF)Still.BLERG!The good news? There were some brave souls that came out to support us!ALSO the team at the KMAF were super prepared and proffesh. (as usual!)Here are some photos.....Nice day for an art fair!Why do you hate me Mother Nature? ;-) …
  • BARGAIN HUNT #3.2 - the second part.....

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    HAPPY MONDAY!!!No...i am not ready to talk about my weekend at the Kensington Market Art Fair quite yet....My fingers and toes are finally warm again though.......;-)So until I get my post ready for KMAF....I give you this........part 2 of my trip to the antique store!I took a lot of photos on my trip to this Antique Market (and some are from my hubby)....So THAT is why it is a 2 part-er!Onward we go.............I love my new "white supremacy travellers bag"!OKAY.....let's play a game of "Which of these looks more like Marilyn".....CONTESTANT #1CONTESTANT #2CONTESTANT #3YOU DECIDE!
  • BARGAIN HUNT #3.1 (Yup....this is a 2 part-er)

    24 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Good Morning friends!So, today I wanna share some photos of a trip I took to an Antique Market........Please enjoy.....Yes. There was fine art available at the Antique Store...Here, my niece re-enacts a Michelangelo classic..........I call this one "while my dealer sleeps".or "the carpet DOESN'T match the drapes"My birthday is coming.....just sayin'!!!Oh Anne Geddes, what hath thou wrought??This life-size sex doll was for sale.Oh.....wait, I'm being told this is actually for CHILDREN!You can see how I would make that mistake, right?NO HORSE???? WHERE IS THIS SIGN FOR?Looking for an AA…

    19 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Happy Friday!I wanted to post this yesterday - but I just cold not get this painting DONE.......So, to celebrate showing in Kensington Market again this year, I have created another new painting (and a print to come) are the show details.......The Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is an annual curated outdoor art fair in Toronto’s historical neighbourhood, focusing on original art and craft. KMAF features artists working in painting, drawing, illustration, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more! In partnership with the Kensington Market BIA and Pedestrian Sundays, KMAF…

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    LONG headline there huh?So, as many of you know, I spent the weekend at my FIRST outdoor art adventure in The Hammer!It was this WONDERFUL EVENT:80 QUEEN STREET SOUTH, HAMILTON, ONTARIO. JUNE 13-14, 2015, FROM 11:00AM-6:00PMI did two new paintings for the show - The Thomas B. McQuesten High Level Bridge and Gore Park....... (and prints of them in TWO sizes!)   (Just in case you weren't there - this is what they look like!)ANYWAYS........the show went remarkably well!Let me tell you the photos.....It all started with a LINE UP! YES....a line up!There were…
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  • Owlet and Kitten, inseparable nap buddies at a café in Japan

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It An adorable owlet named Fuku and a lovable Scottish Fold kitten named Marimo have become the best of friends at the Hukulou coffeehouse in Osaka, Japan. Besides enjoying each other’s company in daylight, the adorable duo also have a passion for cuddling during their many naps. Seeing Fuku’s feathers and Marimo’s fur side-by-side is definitely a beautifully unusual sight. Hukulou is just one of the many owl cafés that are featured in Japan. Other owls pay a visit to the café, but it seems that Marimo and Fuku have stolen the…
  • Exquisite floral hair ornaments handcrafted from resin by Sakae

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Based in Narita City, Japanese artist Sakae creates exquisite hair ornaments known as kanzashi. The traditional hair pieces have been around for quite some time in Japan, but these pieces—each hand-crafted from resin with a delicate brass wire around the edges—are startlingly realistic and the most beautiful we’ve ever seen. Working with liquid synthetic resin and wire, Japanese…
  • Dirty Car Art by Scott Wade

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It San Antonio, Texas based artist Scott Wade is always experimenting new ways to express his artistic views and known for his popular pieces of Dirty Car Art. He created variety of artistic drawings on the canvas of car windows with his fingers using limestone and clay. The original drawings will not last long but each piece was photographed and images are really stunning! Scott Wade: website Via: The post Dirty Car Art by Scott Wade appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Stunningly realistic portraits by Russell Powell

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Artist Russell Powell creates stunningly realistic portraits on an unconventional surface – his own hand. The California-based teacher merges art and the body by painting eye-catching depictions of people on his palms. Incredibly, this textured and creased surface doesn’t deter him from adding intricate details and dramatic shading that gives the paintings a three-dimensional feel. Powell’s works don’t just stay on his hands. Once he has completed a portrait, he touches his palm to…
  • The Ash, digital art by Ars Thanea

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “We all dream sometimes, about something we want to have or do. Luckily, if we have enough patience, a real willingness and at least a pinch of determination we are able to make our dream come true. Our experience has also thought us to have the best and the right people beside you, because they are the main ingredient of every success. So this time we wanted to share with you guys a result of an idea and a great cooperation to make it real. “The Ash” – came to our minds as a simple thought – glowing roses – maybe as a some kind of…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Artists – get cash-free publicity for your art!

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    We like art, you need publicity. How about an experiment? As an artist you are unlikely to have piles of cash lying around, filling spare rooms and generally getting in the way*. If anything is filling spare rooms and generally getting in the way it is much more likely to be pieces of old artwork. You have always got too much art for the size of your studio, so why not put one piece to good use? Here’s the deal… You sort us out with a piece of your work and an article about your work. We put one on our walls and one on our site.   Simple. Will it work? We’ll see.  …
  • London’s top unsigned bands – 4 stages and over 100 bands @UNSIGNED_LDN

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    Shoreditch Park was the place for music lovers this weekend as over one hundred bands and singers performed over two days in East London. As yet unsigned rising stars gathered on four stages to demonstrate that London is still the best place to find raw talent. Click the image for more photos from Unsigned London Featuring many different music genres including indie, rock, jazz, folk, and electronic, Unsigned London has an eclectic feel. The artists mingle with the crowd and hang around after their sets to chat.The Flaneur went along on Sunday to experience the show. Check out some pics…
  • It’s Wimbledon! Tennis Sitcom @NopointSitcom launches

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    New tennis comedy, NO POINT, will be available in seven episodes as Andy Murray (hopefully) progresses through the Wimbledon tennis tournament. NO POINT is the brainchild of writer and director, Ben Hogan, and follows the story of a hapless trio of player, coach and manager as they pursue their dream of Wimbledon glory. The creative team behind the sitcom will release the series in 5 minute increments at each stage of progression achieved by British superstar, Andy Murray. You will be able to follow their progress from Monday 29th June at 11:30am at . The episodes will also be…
  • Ending With A Flourish Soon: Sarah Muirhead’s Bonded at Leyden Gallery

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:53 am
    Intense and expressive, Sarah Muirhead’s exhibition Bonded displays large colourful and smaller intimate portraits of individuals (sometimes in multiple poses) caught in a specific moment. Her dedication to scale and proportion offer a sense of realism without feeling as if you’re experiencing photo-realism. Her accuracy to detail is outstanding, specifically in her depiction of hair and skin. If you look on the Leyden Gallery website you will find a short video of Sarah who discusses, at one point, how she has become aware of her physical self since a recent illness. Her interest in the…
  • Latest sketchbooks and notepads from Rhodia and Magma

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    Sketchbooks and notepads are a big part of life for artists and creatives so we have been looking at new offerings from Magma Sketchbooks and Rhodia. Rhodia is a French brand of unassuming notepads, each held together at the top by staples. We were sent the Essential box of orange pads to examine, which includes narrow pads of strongly-printed squared paper, 7.4cm wide and either 10.5 or 21cm tall.  The paper is better quality than in other pads of this size, but the squares are off-putting if you’re not into maths and though the shape makes them ideal for shopping lists, they are…
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • A Singer’s Notes 111: Two at Shakespeare and Company

    Keith Kibler
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:22 am
    For me, Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth is as much about Falstaff as it is about Henry. Why the author's abrupt bellicose turn to begin with? I think the playwright was afraid of Falstaff. He had already devoured two plays, Henry IV parts 1 and 2. Something had to be done. The post A Singer’s Notes 111: Two at Shakespeare and Company appeared first on The Berkshire Review for the Arts. Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Opera Boom: Lots of opera in Boston, but how much was really good?

    Lloyd Schwartz
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    I need more than two hands to count the number of operas I’ve attended in Boston so far this year. Two productions by the Boston Lyric Opera, our leading company; nine (four fully staged) by our newest company, Odyssey Opera; a brilliant concert version by the BSO of Szymanowski’s disturbing and mesmerizing King Roger; all three of Monteverdi’s surviving operas presented by the Boston Early Music Festival, performed in repertory for possibly the... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Emmanuel Music, with Andrew Rangell, Piano, at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival

    Charles Warren
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    It is always a pleasure to be in the Cape Ann harbor town of Rockport and to attend musical events in the beautiful Shalin Liu recital hall with its glass wall looking out to sea. The June 26th concert provided a striking contrast in styles of Baroque era music, with works of Bach and Handel, respectively, in the two parts of the program. The listener was invited into an emotional journey from darkness to light. The post Emmanuel Music, with... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, talks to Michael Miller

    Michael Miller
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Just yesterday I had the pleasure of talking with Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director of Apollo’s Fire, the highly acclaimed period orchestra based in Cleveland, where she founded it twenty-three years ago. Today, rather like the venerable Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire tours extensively in North America and Europe, bringing Ms. Sorrell’s warm, expressive vision of Baroque playing to both seasoned and neophyte audiences. Tomorrow, July 2, she... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and L’Orfeo by BEMF at Jordan Hall

    Charles Warren
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    The recent biennial weeklong Boston Early Music Festival (June 14-21) drew unusual attention for presenting full stagings of all three of Monteverdi’s surviving operas (Orfeo, The Return of Ulysses, The Coronation of Poppea) plus the Vespers of 1610. This in addition to the Festival’s usual 9 a.m. to midnight concerts of a great variety of music from the Middle Ages to Bach, featuring noted performers from all over the world. Enthusiasm ran high... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
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    New York Arts

  • Emmanuel Music, with Andrew Rangell, Piano, at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (Michael Miller)
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:06 pm
    It is always a pleasure to be in the Cape Ann harbor town of Rockport and to attend musical events in the beautiful Shalin Liu recital hall with its glass wall looking out to sea. The June 26th concert provided a striking contrast in styles of Baroque era music, with works of Bach and Handel, respectively, in the two parts of the program. The listener was invited into an emotional journey from darkness to light. The post Emmanuel Music, with Andrew Rangell, Piano, at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Opera Boom: Lots of opera in Boston, but how much was really good? (Michael Miller)
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    I need more than two hands to count the number of operas I’ve attended in Boston so far this year. Two productions by the Boston Lyric Opera, our leading company; nine (four fully staged) by our newest company, Odyssey Opera; a brilliant concert version by the BSO of Szymanowski’s disturbing and mesmerizing King Rogerall three of Monteverdi’s surviving operas presented by the Boston Early Music Festival, performed in repertory for possibly the very first time; a rarely produced Mozart masterpiece, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, in a solid and often eloquently sung concert version…
  • Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, talks to Michael Miller (Michael Miller)
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Just yesterday I had the pleasure of talking with Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director of Apollo’s Fire, the highly acclaimed period orchestra based in Cleveland, where she founded it twenty-three years ago. Today, rather like the venerable Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire tours extensively in North America and Europe, bringing Ms. Sorrell’s warm, expressive vision of Baroque playing to both seasoned and neophyte audiences. Tomorrow, July 2, she will lead them at Tanglewood in a program called “Bach’s Coffee House,” referring to the Café Zimmermann in Leipzig, where first Georg…
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln Center, June 14, 2015 (Michael Miller)
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    The evening's first piece, “Toccata,” is part of a longer work, Come and Get the Beauty of it Hot, created by Talley Beatty in the 1960s.The dance is  described as “set in the streets of New York” and has a jazzy feel that reminded me of West Side Story although with a more classic look and feel. Set to music by Grammy Award-winning Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin, the piece incorporates ensembles, duets and trios with a "big" finish when the girls leap—almost sail—into the men's arms with their own arms outstretched. The whole is fun but not very arresting, almost like a…
  • Charles Dutoit conducts The San Francisco Symphony in Stravinsky, Elgar, and Mussorgsky/Ravel, with Gautier Capuçon, Cello (Michael Miller)
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    It's hard to recall a time when Stravinsky's music carried with it the suggestion of impossible modernism. But it did—once. The appearance of Petrouchka on TV in 1960 made the viewer feel quite daring, I remember. It was "dissonant.” And the Rite of Spring, with all those purpose-led insect lives and braying jurassic fossils was just plain intimidating. Little did we know then that dinosaurs were merely large chickens and Stravinsky himself, if not exactly a pussycat, then about as threatening as a Russian wolfhound on Stupid Pet Tricks. The post Charles Dutoit conducts The San…
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    Blanton Blog

  • Not Your Average Princess: Humanity and Complexity in Natalie Frank’s depictions of The Tales of the Brothers Grimm

    Blanton Museum
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    On December 21, 1937, Walt Disney studios released their first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The movie, based on the story by the Brothers Grimm, grossed nearly $8 million during its initial release (just over $132 … Continue reading →
  • Enabling comments for an exhibition: Witness Voices

    Koven J. Smith
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    One of my primary roles as the Director of Digital Adaptation here at the Blanton Museum of Art is determining exactly what the Blanton’s online “products” should be. Aside from simply making sure that visitors know how to get to … Continue reading →
  • Let’s talk #hashtags.

    Blanton Museum
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
    What’s in a #hashtag? That which we call a #rose by any other name would smell as sweet… Hashtags are one of the most confusing aspects of social media to explain to non-internet addicts. They’re one of those things that once you … Continue reading →
  • B scene: Bon Voyage – Paris to San Juan

    Blanton Museum
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    This Friday from 6 – 10 p.m., B scene, our quarterly art party, will be a reflection of the time and transatlantic travels of Puerto Rican artist Francisco Oller, the focus of our new exhibition Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller … Continue reading →
  • In Honor of “Impressionism and the Caribbean,” a Pop Quiz

    Blanton Museum
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Blanton’s new special exhibition Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World offers seemingly infinite possibilities for comparative study. The exhibition includes over 80 paintings that that depict life in more than a dozen countries in Europe and … Continue reading →
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  • What Tomorrowland taught me about writing YA dystopian time travel literature

    Derek Murphy
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    For the last few days I’ve been hitting 5000+ words a day writing fiction. It’s exciting to think what that kind of habit will mean if I keep it up for a few months. But there are times my brain hits a wall and I get stuck. This is probably especially true because the book I’m focusing on right now is about time travel (well, sort of; more like prophecy or seeing the future). So I got distracted and started watching Tomorrowland, which seemed like a cool sci/fi fantasy with YA dystopian elements. Some friends had warned me off, saying it was a dumb kid’s movie. But I…
  • Can Hugh Howey teach us anything about book cover design?

    Derek Murphy
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    Today I saw that Hugh Howey had posted an article on book cover design. “That’s cool,” I think. Hugh Howey is one of the most successful self-publishing authors in the world. He started out with pretty unprofessional book covers that embody the design tastes of most indie authors (they focus on scenes and symbolism and details, instead of being simple and powerful). His new covers, for the books being done in print since he got picked up by traditional publishers, are awesome. But in the article on book cover design, he doesn’t show any of them. Instead, it looks like…
  • 3 Ways to Totally Fail Your Quest I learned from Night Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Derek Murphy
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Confession: I let mediocre movies run in the background on my computer when I’m working, so I can “watch them” without them really sucking up too much time. Normally, the Night of the Museum movies are a little fun and cute. Not serious, not hilarious, but not terrible either. Except this one. The quest: the tablet is failing, so EVERYBODY IS DYING. That should be some serious fucking motivation. All Larry’s pals from the museum are turning back into wax. It’s the END OF THE WORLD. So he goes to the British museum to ask the Pharaoh’s father how to fix the…
  • What’s the worst that could happen?

    Derek Murphy
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    It’s Sunday. I’m feeling sad, nostalgic, as I tend to do on Sundays (through strangely, haven’t in a long time…) I’m not stressed, which is a major change – I’ve been behind on work for going on two years, but I stopped accepting clients until I can catch up and things are starting to become manageable again. The strange thing is, I’ve been working on my novels – not actually writing, but designing covers and outlining chapters – which should make me excited, energetic, ecstatic…. even manic, which could be why the insomnia…
  • 8 Tips for Getting the Most out of WDS – Preparing for the 2015 World Domination Summit (or any other conference)

    Derek Murphy
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This year will be my third WDS (Word Domination Summit – a meetup for people living unconventionally). I wrote this post just before last year’s conference, and had a lot of people tell me they’d read it before coming and it had set their mind at ease. So I’m updating it and reposting it for 2015, in hopes it will do the same for you. The first year I attended, I didn’t know anyone and don’t feel I took advantage of all the opportunities for socializing that WDS provided. I did better last year – hosting my own meetup and being more involved in…
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  • Editorial illustrations – Harper’s Bazaar En Español – March Issue

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    Editorial illustrations I did for Harper’s Bazaar En Español – March Issue  Filed under: illustration, news, Noumeda's Book/Magazines/Blog features
  • Noumeda Carbone: HAYP Resident Artist

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    2 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Originally posted on HAYP Armenian Pop Up Gallery:Photo credits: Sasha Maddah Photography Noumeda Carbone’s 6x4m wall painting “Unmapped 7” is stunning and profound: a web of intertwined vein-like forms spans across a weightless space, severed at the center. Like…
  • Persol Art world: Noumeda Carbone is a Paris born, Italian artist and freelance illustrator since 2006

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Persol world, the web’s best place for discovering curated stories about craftsmanship from around the globe, feature my artwork “Nocturne”. Paris born, Italian artist and freelance illustrator since 2006. She works with ink, pigment liner, felt-tip pen and sometimes she mixes hand
  • Available hand drawings for sale. Hand made postcards by Noumeda Carbone

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    New available hand drawings for sale. Postcards by Noumeda Carbone. Hand made postcards.  Drawings realized with pigment liner and ink on paper.  I hope you enjoy my work and if you would like to see more then please visit my Etsy shop.  
  • House of Cards at Centraal Station, Amsterdam light festival 2015

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    3 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    House of Cards at Centraal Station,  Amsterdam light festival 2015 This year the Oge Creative Group invited me to create some of the playing cards for their installation “House of cards”, during the Amsterdam light festival. 27/11/2014-18/01/2015.  3D Installation by
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    The Art of Autism

  • Breaking out: my autism story

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    by Leanne Libas, Age 18 We all are defined by labels. “You’re this. You’re that. You’re… .” Labels can be both a blessing and an annoyance. Coming from a traditional Filipino family, there are times when family members cringe at being labeled, especially when it comes to disabilities. When my parents first found out about my autism, they were shocked just like any other parent who discovers their child’s on the autism spectrum. My mom was very concerned because she always wanted what was best for me. She worked very hard to provide me the best speech…
  • 14-year old thrilled when Harry Styles signs a portrait she drew on the big screen at One Direction concert

    18 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    by Debra Muzikar Fourteen-year old Nina Jensen of Denmark has a talent for portraits. When she draws a portrait of a person she admires, she hopes she will be able to get them to sign her portrait. This week Nina was thrilled when Harry Styles of the band One Direction signed her portrait in front of 30,000 fans at a concert in Denmark. Harry Styles signing portrait This is how it looked on the big screen at the concert. Harry Styles by Nina Jensen For those of us over the age of 30 who may not know who Harry Styles is, here’s a little background. In 2010, Styles auditioned as a solo…
  • The hands of an artist – the hands of a golfer

    11 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    Reflections on golf, creativity and the magic of being By Claudia Mazzucco ”Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent’s.” Grantland Rice, former editor of The American Golfer I first heard about golf when I was at the Museo del Cine Pablo Ducros Hicken (Cinema’s Museum) in Buenos Aires and it seemed a perfect refuge. I had been indulging in random learnings of the history of Tango Argentino, and got a crash course with Nito Mores, a young tango singer who died on May 1st, 1984. He was 39 years old. He was now with the Lord, though still much…
  • German Artist Gee Vero and The Art of Inclusion

    1 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Debra Muzikar Often I think about what one person who has a passion can accomplish. Gee Vero proves that a very simple art project can have powerful results. In 2009 German artist Gee Vero who goes by the art name “Bareface” was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. The diagnosis came as a relief. “For nearly forty years, I thought I was a total loser. I finally went for the diagnosis when Elijah, my son and hero, held up that mirror which said AUTISM on it. I could no longer look away.” Elijah is nine years old and mostly nonverbal. He was diagnosed at age 2…
  • A Physician speaks: What Physicians can learn from the #neurodiversity movement

    31 May 2015 | 5:10 pm
    …in our daily communication with patients and families, how often do we, as physicians, inadvertently promote negative stereotypes, diminish our patients’ self-worth, or portray them as broken individuals or burdens to others? Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH, parent When, at age 3, my son received a medical diagnosis of autism, my husband and I received a list of intensive treatments we needed to initiate as quickly as possible and a pep talk saying if we did these things there was a good chance we could “fix him.” As a mother, I was terrified. Images of Rain Man filled my mind,…
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    Feather Of Me

  • Installations by Jeila Gueramian

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Jeila Gueramian grew up taking things apart and putting them back together in new ways, she takes something common and turns it into beautiful installations. “As an artist, I want to inspire exploration. I create alternate worlds and invite people to lose themselves in them: awaken their senses, feel like a kid, be in the moment, […]
  • OPA – Casa Brutale

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Casa Brutale is a chameleonic living space designed by OPA – Open Platform for Architecture. “Casa Brutale is a geometrical translation of the landscape. It is an uncladded statement on the simplicity and harmony of contemporary architecture. It is a chameleonic living space, created to serve its owner and respect the environment. It is the inverted reference to […]
  • TALWST – Infinity Sculptures

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    TALWST is a mixed-media artist based in Toronto, Canada. He explores the narrative of art history, whilst inserting elements of contrasting cultures in order to engage a larger audience. “While creating and performing is integral to TALWST’s practice, engaging in art education and awareness found itself at the forefront of his priorities in Fall of […]
  • Wood Watches by Tokyoflash

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Wood watches designed by TokyoFlash Japan. “If you’re looking for a watch that simply tells the time, then our watches are probably not for you. We design wearable art, many people don’t appreciate art but many people do. When thinking about our unique time telling designs try to look at them as if each is a piece of […]
  • Abstract Paintings by Paula Overbay

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Paula Overbay is a Brooklyn-based artist. She attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and received a Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking. She then taught conceptual design and drawing at Carnegie Mellon University and Printmaking at the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Crafts. “I imagine nature at a cellular level: molecules as a metaphor. The images are […]
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    CF Magazine

  • The Psychedelic Paintings of Stuart Griggs

    Fred McCoy
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    “I am an artist of the imaginable. I work with interior narrative, symbol and intention as a way to visually portray the numinous.” This is a very fitting artistic platitude when you get a good look at the psychedelic paintings of visionary artist Stuart Griggs. Griggs is perhaps the best representation of the transcendental artist in both his vision and his execution of work. His portfolio largely consists of what I can only describe as a collage collision of religion, drugs, paint, and culture. Griggs, however, has a better explanation behind the motifs that pop up in his work:…
  • Calvin Cardioid – Everything To Me / A Cute Animation About A Lonely Astronaut

    Fred McCoy
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    Your day can’t go wrong if you start it with an adorable animation about a lonely astronaut traveling through a low-polygon version of space and time. We have music artist Calvin Cardioid to thank for this music video as well as German animators/motion graphic artists Philipp Feigenbutz and Anna-Maria Scharf from Studio Feix. The trio worked together to develop a fantastic video for the song ‘Everything to Me’. The music video follows the journey of a spaceman as he navigates the stars – I mean let’s be honest, who needs friends when you can listen to sweet beats…
  • Dusseldorf: A Beautiful German Loft by Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

    Fred McCoy
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Fun fact: Germany has one of the lowest home-ownership rates in the world. With stabilized rental prices, great taxes, and a healthy economy – there simply isn’t much of an incentive for a German citizen to own a house. The flip side of this is that it makes for a fantastic foreign investment opportunity which is what we are seeing today. The rise in foreign investments is the driving force behind the architectural enlightenment of everything from business buildings to lofts. In fact one group of architects, Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners, stands out…
  • The Triumph of Form / Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva

    Fred McCoy
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Modeling photography is usually a hit-or-miss affair when it comes to success. The majority of fashion photography which utilizes models does so in a way that completely removes any level of agency from the model (whether it be a man or woman) and treats the model as a posable clothes hanger whose purpose is to be controlled by the art director. Recently I came across an artistic duo that takes models and uses them to create fantastic imagery where the models are at the center of attention, not the clothing. Those artists are photographer Andrey Yakovlev & art director Lili Aleeva.
  • The Vitalizing Illustrations of Vladimir Stankovic

    Zola Paulse
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    One of the reasons I wanted to recommend this artist today was because of the focus of his works. Vladimir Stankovic is a traditional illustrator and the majority of his projects take inspiration from an already established theme. Where he goes with that theme is entirely up to him, and it makes for a pretty unique take on several subjects. It was his entomology drew me in, and while I found his work on insects compelling, I stayed along for that little brand of quirkiness that fills each one of his pieces. Vladimir’s art is a joy to look at. In particular, his Cryptozoology series really…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Like a Rolling Stone

    Mina Khanlarzadeh
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Mina Khanlarzadeh looks at the tasnif genre and how Iran's Velshodegan have been shaking things up in the realm of classical Iranian music
  • Facing History

    Joan Hua
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:15 am
    Joan Hua examines the oeuvre of Shirin Neshat and her ongoing retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum marking the end of a chapter in her artistic career
  • Learning Hindi in Paris

    Joobin Bekhrad
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:12 am
    Barbes, booze, and Berber blues: Joobin Bekhrad remembers a Moroccan adventure in Paris and the music of Hindi Zahra
  • Kabul Dreams

    Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:27 am
    Kicking out the jams, kranking up the volume: Sulyman Qardash of Kabul Dreams talks punk, rocking in Afghanistan, receiving threats from the Taliban, and getting friendly with Metallica
  • Maroc and Roll

    Sunny Suits
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    Find out how Morocco's Master Musicians of Joujouka have been presenting a heady blend of music and rituals to privileged, select audiences in the heart of the Rif Mountains
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  • New Theme: Libre

    Caroline Moore
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m happy to introduce Libre, a new free theme designed by yours truly. Libre Libre brings a stylish, classic look to your personal blog or longform writing site. The main navigation bar stays fixed to the top while your visitors read, keeping your most important content at hand. At the bottom of your site, three footer widget areas give your secondary content a comfortable home. Customize Libre with a logo or a header image to make it your own, or use one of two custom templates — including a full-width template with no sidebar — to change…
  • Reinvented Video for WordPress

    Guillermo Rauch
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Today, we’re announcing a complete overhaul of VideoPress, the service that has powered more than 3,000,000,000 video plays on and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites around the world. We’ve made the next-generation VideoPress dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast to support the ever-evolving needs of content creators everywhere. Take a peek at what’s under the hood! Embed anywhere, play anywhere Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops. VideoPress works on all modern…
  • #LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard

    Hugo Baeta
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    You might have noticed the rainbow banner across the top of over the weekend — our way of marking Pride month, celebrated by cities across the globe in June, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across all states. (The United States now joins 20 other countries, including my own, Portugal, in fully recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.) Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins — President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015 Here at…
  • July in Blogging U.: Blogging 101 and 201

    Michelle W.
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 cover the same content each time they are offered. Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to support you. We’re offering two courses in July — learn more: Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — July 6 – 24 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get…
  • Celebrating 10 Years of & Automattic

    Mark Armstrong
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:29 am
    This year marks the 10th birthday of and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built our company, and the free, hosted version —, what you see now — opened for business in the summer of 2005. Ten years, 2.5 billion posts, and 3 billion comments later, Automattic is stronger…
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Building Empathy with Employees

    Ariel Snapp
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    In order to cause real customer centered change in an organization, the employees have to have an emotional relationship with bettering the needs of their customers. They have to be emotionally attached to the cause. They gain that empathy from real interpersonal relationships with customers. If they work a back office job that does not interact with customers, it is harder for them to form that emotional connection to the needs of the customers. The more remote and random their job seems, the more they detach from how their work directly feeds and ties into the purpose of the company –…
  • How Comcast Business Class is Holding Me Hostage

    Ariel Snapp
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Here is today’s Hero and Villan story. It is between a Customer Experience (CX) Laggard and a local CX Leader in my hometown. Let’s cut to the chase: Comcast Business Class says I have to pay: $2000 if I want to cancel my internet service provider contract so that I can choose another provider that is faster and has great Customer Care. That is unreasonable and was never articulated in my agreement with them. Comcast: It is time to play fair. $200 I could understand, but $2,000? That is holding me hostage and its bad business. I am a customer experience professional. So it was…
  • Fragile Life

    Ariel Snapp
    4 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    The last few weeks have been very humbling for me with illness during my vacation and getting a corneal ulcer while attending a UX conference in San Francisco. The very thought of losing my vision was devastating to me. If I had not treated my eye right away, I would have potentially lost my sight in my left eye. Fortunately, I am on the mend. I will, slowly, regain my vision. Any impatience I feel will have to wait because it takes time to heal. My life moves really fast, and I am often confronted with the reminder to slow down. While we may think we are invincible, we are actually very…
  • The Truth About Leadership

    Ariel Snapp
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    I have noticed that some people expect that their leaders have things all figured out. The truth is they don’t. A quality of a great leader is that they are willing to try, to fail, to step forward into unknown territory, to make decisions. Really tough decisions. None of this means we have things all figured out. True leadership does not mean you are not human. Just like the people that I lead on my team, I get broken down, beat up and bruised, just like everyone else does. How I handle it and respond is the only thing that I have going for me as a leader. And sometimes I mess up.
  • Attachment

    Ariel Snapp
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    The root of everything human is attachment. “Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space” (Ainsworth, 1973; Bowlby, 1969). We thrive on affection and connection, and these are all part of us forming bonds with others. This starts at birth with our parents. Attachment theory is a psychological theory that supposedly only addresses how humans respond when perceived as hurt in an interpersonal relationship or when they feel they are in a threat to their safety. I would argue though, that attachment is not only about…
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  • How to write signatures in email

    27 Jun 2015 | 2:45 am
    HTML email signatures The email signature that I have recently developed for 2015 can be seen below. I made this signature for my Hotmail account. I wanted to have a ‘hand written’ signature in there, as well as my company logo, email address, postal address and icon links to my social sites. Some may think that this is over-egging the pudding, as my friend Tony would say. She might be right…lol. But if you want to design a good email signature, say with images and styling – then it will help if you know a little HTML. Look beneath the signature to find the HTML code…
  • Free Astrological Symbols: planets and aspects

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Using the traditional astrological forms, I have created icons of the planets and some of the major aspects and other chart symbols. If you’re an astrologer or perhaps an interested graphic designer, then you can download the png or svg’s of them for free from this page.     Planets & Asteroids Name Symbol png download 65×65 svg download svg code Sun sun.txt svg code Moon moon.txt svg code Mercury mercury.txt svg code Venus venus.txt svg code Mars mars.txt svg code Jupiter jupiter.txt svg code Saturn saturn.txt svg code Uranus uranus.txt svg code Neptune…
  • Designing for the Completely Blind: Screen Readers

    5 Jun 2015 | 11:54 am
    Popular Screen Readers By the term ‘completely blind’ I am referring to users who do not use the internet as a visual medium at all. These are people who most often make the use of screen readers to convey the printed word into a spoken alternative. Popular Screen Readers include: Screen Reader Operating System Availability Website JAWS Windows Commercially Available Microsoft Narrator Windows Included with System NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) Windows Freely Available VoiceOver Mac Included with System…
  • Register to receive the Newsletter

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Subscribe to our mailing list indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name The post Register to receive the Newsletter appeared first on
  • “Manage Your Life Counselling” NEW WEBSITE

    9 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Manage Your Life Counselling Manage Your Life Counselling is the name for my client, Lisa Attwood’s counselling practice. Lisa wanted a website which was clean and modern, and which was easily accessible & responsive. I utilised some lage, full screen images (free from to make the index page’s sections fit into clearly defined areas. I used full page image / full page scrolling text approach to layout the index page and a nice responsive navigation script to look after the mobile & tablet options The site was built using the Foundation…
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  • The Art of David Palumbo

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
    David Palumbo is a freelance illustrator from Philadelphia, USA. He has created various themed artworks from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept designs. His work has been awarded two Spectrum medals and has been shown in galleries and museums from New York to Paris. Below are just a few of his works: The Art of David Palumbo visit his site here: David Palumbo’s Behance page © 2015 David Palumbo All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 07/04/15

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Lobo #8 ” from DC comics Leonardo Manco (cover) “ Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 ” from Dynamite Entertainment Eric Powell (cover) “ Years of Future Past #2 ” from Marvel Comics Art Adams & Peter Steigerwald (cover) “ Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris &…
  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 05/23/15

    23 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Batman – Detective Comics: Icarus #1 ” from DC comics Francis Manapul (cover) “ Ninjak #3 ” from Valiant Lewis LaRosa (cover) “ A-Force #1 ” from Marvel Comics Adam Hughes (cover) “ Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #1 ” from Boom! Studios Riley Rossmo…
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  • what i wore – wallis petite embellished dress

    laura redburn
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    dress – c/o house of fraserit’s very rare i find items of clothing that fit me perfectly. i’m short (a little under 5′ 1″) and, uh, curvy too. both of those combined don’t seem to be a thing that’s catered to that much in terms of clothing. there’s petite items, but from what i see they’re almost solely for slimmer ladies, and there’s plus size clothes, but they’re either always too big in every dimension, or assume that bigger women are of average height, so don’t fit in terms of length/waistline placement.i was so,…
  • (green) things on etsy

    laura redburn
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    for some reason, green is one of those colours i’m very picky about. green looks very good with my skin tone, but only cool (colour wise, obviously), jewel-toned greens like emerald, bloodstone, darker turquoise shades and such like. interior/home decor wise, i prefer warmer or brighter greens like olive and’s some favourite green etsy picks:vintage industrial lamps green ephemera kit 50s sylvac leaf ring tray vintage givenchy earrings tartan shirtwaist dress floral metal wastebasket pencil case green tiger screenprint polymer clay necklace floral 1950s inspired dress
  • a week of orange

    laura redburn
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    it’s been so awesome to see more people join in with aweekof… on instagram! at the beginning of june we had a week of orange. there were some great entries, and it was hard to pick a favourite i picked two! these are from custommadeuk and heartsofsand.if you want to see the rest, check out the #aweekoforange hashtag, and i really hope you will join in next week (from the 6th to 12th july) with your yellow photos for #aweekofyellow!
  • book review – marimekko: in patterns

    laura redburn
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    oh, marimekko. how i adore thee. obviously, going into this, i knew i was going to love marimekko: in patterns. i bought it for myself as an early christmas present last year  …i was tempted to get the postcard set, but glad i went for the book instead. the book is a good size to showcase the patterns and is 248 pages long. pretty much the only thing i have to criticise about this book is that i wish it had a harder and/or thicker cover.most of the book showcases the patterns we know and love, and some you may not have seen before. they’re largely shown in a full page format,…
  • sunday links // 30

    laura redburn
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    // have you heard of christoph niemann? his illustrations using everyday objects are so clever and fun. so simple, and so witty. really shows that if you think about or see things differently you can make ordinary things wonderful.// if you like artists like joel penkman and wayne thiebaud you may like gregory poulin, too. his paintings are a bit darker in tone, though. they have this kind of subtle spooky, weird feeling to them that i can’t quite explain.// i LOVE thereza rowe‘s work. graphic, bold, colourful. you will love her too, promise. she’s also illustrated a book…
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    Meditative Art School

  • Spirituality

    14 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Most people do not take an interest in spirituality because they long to discover and actualize their pure nature. Most people are either sick or feel lost, bored, depressed or deep pain when they start searching for some meaning and depth in their life. They do so in the hope to escape their misery rather than as an attempt to grow and to evolve. Trying to find a drug to numb the pain, or some excitement to fill in the emptiness, are wrong reasons to begin a spiritual inquiry, and can never lead one to the ultimate goal of spirituality.
  • Yoga is Not

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Yoga is not a modern new age therapy; it is not about skinny girls in tight pink leotards promoting weight loss. It has nothing to do with exposing one’s body in front of the mirror or camera, nor is it a way to meet new ‘cool’ open-minded female friends; and it is definitely not about [...]
  • Not everything is Art

    6 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    The term ‘Art’ is one of the more fluid terms so frequently used nowadays. Like many other deep and meaningful terms, such as Spirituality, Meditation and Divinity, the term Art has lost much of its true depth in the common generic way of speaking.  Too often, this term is carelessly misused and misunderstood, diluted and [...]
  • Meditative Art History (Far East)

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    The Far East “Ancient ‘Mother India’ and ‘Father China’ of the Far East are both captivating in many ways; this includes the fields of Meditative Art forms. Both these profound cultures are of deep magical wisdom, which has amazingly survived through time. While there are enough fascinating Meditative Art forms developed and practiced in these [...]
  • Indigenous Meditative Art (intro)

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Introduction to Indigenous Tribal Meditative Art  Indigenous tribes worldwide don’t have a concept of “art” or an “artist”; there are no theaters, no museums, nor an audience or spectators. Similarly, there is no concept of “sport,” or athletes, but there are games, work and play. This approach allows both art and exercise of body movement [...]
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    Park West Gallery

  • Marcus Glenn the Grammy Artist

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Marcus and Yolanda Glenn at the Grammy Museum. Imagine receiving a phone call from the officials who run the Grammy Awards – music’s biggest night – telling you that you’re the official artist for their upcoming show. For Marcus Glenn, the first of three artists featured in the “Detroit’s Finest” series of Park West Gallery exhibitions this summer, he doesn’t have to imagine – he lived it! On December 17, 2013, the Recording Academy selected the Detroit native to create the official artwork for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony was held January 26, 2014, in Los…
  • Meet Detroit’s Finest at Park West Gallery

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    Examples of artwork from the “Detroit’s Finest” artists. From left: “Heart of Love” by Marcus Glenn; “American Legend” by Tim Yanke; “Sunrise Poppies” by Dominic Pangborn. Detroit is a city full of rich history, art and possibilities – a melting pot of cultures that include French, German, Irish, Hispanic, African-American and Asian residents. Park West Gallery is celebrating the diversity, heart and soul of Detroit during its “Detroit’s Finest” series, showcasing Detroit artists Marcus Glenn, Tim Yanke and Dominic Pangborn from…
  • Examining Marcus Glenn’s epic portrait

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    “Accurate Knowledge is Better than Imagination” (2015) by Marcus Glenn. The painting is one of Glenn’s largest yet at 7-feet by 4-feet. To celebrate his first show in his home town in nearly 20 years, artist Marcus Glenn challenged himself by creating one of his largest works of art to date. In honor of Park West Gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” three-part exhibition series featuring Detroit artists, of which Glenn is the first, Glenn has stunned collectors with a massive work that is on display and available to collect. Glenn considers himself a figurative abstract…
  • Auctioneer Spotlight: Deon and Jeanne van der Merwe

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    Many of our Park West collectors develop friendships with the art teams over the course of their land or sea vacations. Here’s a chance to get to know them more as they share their favorite adventures in the art world. Deon and Jeanne van der Merwe were already a team long before becoming international art dealers. After university, they dove into a business adventure focused on designing and importing bespoke (customized) furniture pieces in Cape Town, South Africa. They realized their partnership created some kind of magic and took their artistic inclinations to the seas. Deon and Jeanne…
  • Marcus Glenn unveils new art at “Detroit’s Finest” exhibition

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:13 pm
    “The Trumpet Blows in Detroit” (2015) by Marcus Glenn. From theUniversal Music 2015 Series. For artist Marcus Glenn, kicking off a three-part exhibition featuring Park West Detroit artists is akin to a homecoming. “After traveling the world with Park West Gallery for almost 20 years, it’s exciting to have an opening here in my home town,” says Glenn. Park West Gallery presents the first in its three-part exhibition, “Detroit’s Finest,” with a show featuring the artwork of Glenn, a Detroit native. The show will run from June 28 to July 12 at the gallery’s Southfield, Michigan…
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    Filthy Dreams

  • 5 Films/Videos To Help You Find Your Inner Patriot This 4th of July

    Emily Colucci
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Little Edie dances like nobody’s watching Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams patriots! Come on in and grab yourself a cold one. What’s that? Oh don’t get snotty, queens, it’s July 4th so we only have shitty domestic beer tall-boys. Just a few of those and you’ll be singing at the top of your lungs about amber waves of grain in no time! For this Independence Day, we, here at Filthy Dreams, have decided to go rabidly and unsettlingly patriotic. I mean, why let the Republicans, Fox News and the teabaggers have all the fun while we have to eyeroll and sulk as…
  • I’m A Cruiser: Tom of Finland’s Subcultural Smut At Artists Space

    Emily Colucci
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1976, Collection Ulrich Tangermann, Hamburg (all images via Artists Space) As the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage this week, everyone on the Twitters was declaring #LoveWins. Well, maybe, but let’s remember that love doesn’t just win in chapels and courthouses. Love can also win in sex clubs and bathhouses, in parks and public restrooms. Like John Waters says, I miss perverts! Well, what better way to celebrating sleaze with the father of hypermasculine homoeroticism himself: Tom of Finland. The most comprehensive exhibitions of Tom of…
  • Filthy Dreams’ Shameful Pride Playlist

    20 Jun 2015 | 2:24 pm
    We know, we know, another Pride playlist? *YAWN* Does the (gay) world really need more Katy Perry? Oh, where has all the real pride gone! When did things become so sanitized! Ah, yesterday! We here at Filthy Dreams have fought our way to the back room to plumb the depths of Pride music. Such music is preferably paired with your choice in poppers, pills, drink–all of which is guaranteed to put a spin into your Frankenstein Two-Step! Do yourself a favor: trade in the parade downtown to the one in your living room as you march quickly to the kitchen sink or bathroom (whichever comes…
  • Drinking the Kool-Aid With Elijah Burgher’s ‘Bachelors’

    Emily Colucci
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    Elijah Burgher, Bachelor with solar-anal emblems (Jonathan), 2015, Colored pencil on paper (all images courtesy the artist and Zieher Smith & Horton, New York) What is the possible transgressive and transformative power of cults? Do cults offer an alternative and queer form of relationality and community that counters the restrictive and repressive effects of both heteronormative and homonormative society? Well, Chicago-based artist Elijah Burgher certainly seems to think so in his current exhibition Bachelors at Chelsea’s Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery. Elijah Burgher, Bachelor…
  • Deborah Kass and America’s Most Wanted Curators

    Osman Can Yerebakan
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Deborah Kass America’s Most Wanted, Trevor F., 1998 (all photos courtesy the artist and Sargent’s Daughters) Call it Stockholm Syndrome or millennial ennui, but idolizing and objectifying bad boy attitude, especially over media, is embedded in our culture. From the Rolling Stone cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Jeremy Meeks, who became an overnight sensation as ‘hot mugshot guy,’ the act of being bad–even in such extreme cases–sparks some obscure fascination in the society. On view at Sargent’s Daughters until June 28th is America’s Most Wanted, a series of silkscreen…
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    Faith is Torment

  • Paintings by James Bullough

    Jason Jose
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Fractured paintings by artist James Bullough. Originally from Washington D.C. but now residing in Berlin, Germany, Bullough's dissected figures looks like a glitch that disrupts the rhythm of the works, creating different patterns and shapes that "strike a balance between realistic figuration and stylized interruption." Influenced by his study of old masters as well as urban graffiti, Bullough's combines the momentum of the one and the technical precision of the other creating compelling contrasts and juxtapositions.
  • A Church Made of Trees by Barry Cox

    Jason Jose
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    A beautiful church in New Zealand made entirely out of living trees. Built by Barry Cox after developing an appreciation for church architecture while traveling the world, Barry dedicated four years of his life to construct this church on his property near Cambridge using his Treelocations business to move a variety of trees. Initially, he built it for himself as a "retreat from society" but word got around quickly and the church and its surrounding gardens are now available for public and private events.I walked out my back door one day and thought, 'That space needs a church' – and so it…
  • Street Art by Ludo

    Jason Jose
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Recent works by Paris-based artist Ludo that combines plants and animals with technology and the “quest for modernism.” His hybrid organisms such as bees with gas masks or a dragon's body with trees growing out of them is his way of showing "nature’s revenge" and that "humanity’s reign on this planet is a dangerous and fleeting illusion."
  • Death Star 3D Deco Light by 3DlightFX

    Jason Jose
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    A Death Star night light that looks like it's crashing through a wall by 3DlightFX. As part of its Star Wars-themed 3D Deco Lights which includes C-3PO, R2 D2, Yoda, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader, the light is powered by batteries and uses LED bulbs so it never gets hot to the touch.+ +
  • The World's Smallest Portfolio by Michael Lester

    Jason Jose
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    As the saying goes "big things come in small packages" and London-based designer and illustrator Michael Lester decided to do just that by shrinking his portfolio to send to agencies.For me, ideas have always come before style, so to communicate that I was an ideas-driven visual communicator I decided to shrink my portfolio, in size and content, leaving just a tiny book of visual ideas. I took some old work, some new work, and some in between work, reducing each piece to just one image and one sentence. The whole thing was documented and tiny packages were sent off to some of my favourite…
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    Nikolaos Routsis
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Nigel Finch's 1991 documentary covering many of the stories from Kenneth Anger's sordid Hollywood gossip book of the same name.An interesting artifact on early Los Angeles myth, glamour and tragedy - regardless of relative veracity of the stories.Apologies for the bad quality!!.For educational purposes only.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    15 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Since last weekend our computer has been hacked causing us time of stress and loss of work. We manage to prevent stealing personal information and valuable copyright material and other data. The images may not be quality strong because we work with the iPad  and we can not upload from our camera. Also the body of the content may change. We will resume on normal sometime soon. We are looking forward to more attacks since we believe that we are exceptionally amazing and we make people wonder. 

    Nikolaos Routsis
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Photo: Harry HambourgThe North Brother Island is located between the Bronx and Rikers Island. Uninhabitable until (1885), when Riverside Hospital moved from Blackwell's Island as we know today Roosevelt Island, used to isolate and treat quarantinable diseases and heroin addicts, some patients complained that there were there with out there will including the infamous Mary Mallon nicknamed Typhoid Mary. During the Second World War the hospital facilitate army personnel. Tragedy strikes again when passenger steamboat PS General Slocum caught fire and sank. Mary Mallon (Typhoid…

    Nikolaos Routsis
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    APRIL 2 - MAY 2, 2015537 W 22 St #1, NEW YORK, NY 10011 The Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition with Jamie Isenstein, entitled Para Drama. The works in the show explore Isenstein's continued interest in the mercurial nature of truth, illusion, the self, the body and performance as seen through the window of a haunted house.In the lingo of the ghost hunters, the term para-drama is sometimes used to describe the annoyance created when some paranormal investigators enact fake spirit activity often for spectacle on television. But in this world where no one…

    Nikolaos Routsis
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    John Giorno's first solo exhibition at Elizabeth Dee, SPACEFORGETS YOU, is on view April 2 - May 9, 2015545 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011Elizabeth Dee is honored to present SPACE FORGETS YOU, a new exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by John Giorno. The exhibition opens on Thursday, April 2nd with reception from 6-8pm, and continues through May 9th, 2015. To accompany the exhibition, Giorno will also perform at exhibition's final week on Friday May 8th at 6:30pm.Giorno's explosive, visual and concrete works continue in a new series of rainbow paintings that occupy the…
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  • Erik Jones Art

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Erik Jones was born in St. Petersburg, FL having a degree from Ringling College of Art and Design. After his graduation he travelled throughout the states to absorb... The post Erik Jones Art appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Song 76: George Baker – Little Green Bag

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    Tarantino has produced, apart from exceptional movies, some excellent soundtracks. Two iconic songs from his movies, Booby Womack’s Across 110th Street and Chuck Berry’s You... The post Song 76: George Baker – Little Green Bag appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Previously On EWAT [Fri 26 Jun – Thu 2 Jul]

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    It was while I was studying in London that I first listened to He’s the Greatest Dancer. Apart from the great rhythm the song reflects the... The post Previously On EWAT [Fri 26 Jun – Thu 2 Jul] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Casa GG15 by Reyes Rios, Mexico

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Reyes Rios + Larrain Studio of Architecture and Design was the office commissioned for this project. Their main concern is to remodel and restore current installations... The post Casa GG15 by Reyes Rios, Mexico appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Portraits by Mary Jane Ansell

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Mary Jane Ansell was born at South Shropshire in the middle of England. She was shortlisted in BP Portrait Award (finalist in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012) having been... The post Portraits by Mary Jane Ansell appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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    Art Work Blog

  • Contemplation on you about art topic

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Dear All: You About Art Topic – New Inspiring Respond to Aleksandra Art Work, enjoy… Sometimes people and even artists hesitate to talk about art, about
  • Liquid Sky

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    Long Term Artistic Project LIQUID SKY, by Author Artist Aleksandra Vasovic
  • Artworks are Outstanding Valentine Gifts

    14 Feb 2015 | 2:31 am
    Discount for Aleksandra Vasovic Art Work, Good Idea for Outstanding Valentine Gifts
  • Swimming Pool

    6 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Large Oil Painting Swimming Pool, Part of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic.
  • Oil Paintings

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    More About Oil Paintings, Segment of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic, Created in her Different Art Periods.
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    EN - Ecommerce blog by PrestaShop

  • Delivering a new and improved v1.6.1.0

    Julie Liu
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    Earlier this month, at PrestaShop Day, we unveiled our Puffin mascot – Preston. He might be the first thing you notice about PrestaShop v1.6.1.0. However, this version brings more than just a pretty face. It boasts huge performance optimizations, enhanced EU compliance, refined tax, price calculations and more than 500 improvements. Read on to see all of the goodness in version! Back Office Facelift Changes to the back office are mainly cosmetic, but we managed to squeeze in a few improvements to contrast and visibility in the navigation. Essentially, we gave it a facelift. It…
  • Support your ecommerce business with social media (Part 2 of 2)

    Kate Robinson
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    Have you set up your dashboard and defined the focus for your social media kit as we outlined in the last post? Yes? Great ! Let’s take a look at the final step to making your social media strategy truly unique so it stands out from other competing ecommerce businesses. 3. Match your message appeal to your social media kit Message appeal refers to how you connect with customers to make your message resonate. Will you choose an approach based on logical reasoning or emotional pull? There are three categories of message appeal: Ethos : establish credibility using testimonials, work samples…
  • Meet the winners of the PrestaShop Awards !

    Kate Robinson
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s officially a tradition: at past PrestaShop BarCamps and this year’s PrestaShop Day, we rewarded community members for their hard work with an awards ceremony celebrating a number of inspiring stories and successful boutiques. Without further ado, meet this year’s award-winning stores and contributors ! Online stores Design & User-Friendliness This category rewards sites with original, elegant or innovative design that encourages browsers to dive into the product offer, as well as sites that facilitate the shopping experience. The nominees:  Vicomte A.            Jolis…
  • Intermediate Guide to Enhanced Ecommerce

    Kunle Campbell (Guest Contributor)
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    I explained the benefits and measurement model of enhanced ecommerce in the “Getting Started with Enhanced Ecommerce” post a while back. Now we are going to delve a little deeper into the structure of enhanced ecommerce tracking code, covering all stages of the product life cycle and enabling the use of the enhanced ecommerce plug-in. The enhanced ecommerce plug-in for analytics enables the measurement of user interactions with products on ecommerce websites across the user shopping experience including: product impressions, product clicks, viewing product details, adding a product to a…
  • Straight to the source: where should I get my ecommerce products?

    Kate Robinson
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    One of the most important questions online entrepreneurs must ask themselves is: where will my products come from? How you choose to source your products will have an impact on your business model, margins and overall operational structure. In today’s post, we’ll go through several sourcing options to help you decide what’s right for your business. Make, manufacture, wholesale, dropship–or a combination? The four main sourcing methods each have their pros and cons, and offer advantages and disadvantages that you’ll have to weigh for your own business. Broadly speaking, making…
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • Jargons of the Art World – Part 8

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Jargons of the art world is a popular series explaining the difficult terms and jargons used in the art world since the renaissance period. We have reached article number 8 in the series and here are the 10 new jargons explained in simple way. 1. Grand Manner Grand Manner, in simple terms, means the subject getting highly emphasized through factual changes, grandeur settings, special poses or overall grandeur composition to make the whole scene/subject look majestic or magnificent. Grand Manner is said to be a part of History Paintings primitively and later on was also used in Portrait…
  • Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

    7 Jun 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Mona Lisa has been described as the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world. The prominent reasons for its fame varies from its well-known renaissance creator Leonardo da Vinci, his then-new technique called Sfumato developed by the same artist and the most prominent reason of all being the mystery of depicted woman’s smile. Who Painted Mona Lisa Renowned as a genius in the world, who made many unbelievable inventions, Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa using his self-invented Sfumato technique, one of the…
  • Race Riots by Andy Warhol

    31 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Andy Warhol, the Pope of Pop Art, made this painting (a part of the series known as Death and Disaster or simply known as Disaster Series) after being inspired by an airplane crash news he read in the New York Mirror of June 4, 1962.  The painting describes a scene from a peaceful march during the Birmingham Campaign of 1963 in which the protesters, led by Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathly, Fred Shuttlesworth and Rosa Parks, were being disrupted by police in the current painting. It is one of the known painting of Andy Warhol and though, not perfectly fitting under series called…
  • A Bit of War History: The Recruit by Thomas Waterman Wood

    27 May 2015 | 10:10 am
    The post A Bit of War History: The Recruit by Thomas Waterman Wood appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
  • A Greek Urn with Garland of Roses by Virginie de Sartorius

    27 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    The post A Greek Urn with Garland of Roses by Virginie de Sartorius appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
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    A - B - C

  • Cally Spooner: Post-Production at Spike Island

    15 Jun 2015 | 1:48 am
    Currently on at Spike Island, is Cally Spooner‘s Post Production. It is an unusual show (on until the end of June), and essentially consists of two video pieces. You start at the end, with the credits rolling, in a near-empty, bright white space, and then move onto to the ‘main exhibition’ – a pitch black room with five projectors, for the grand event. Although it deals with some incredibly interesting themes, for me, I found this a very hard exhibition to ‘get into’. For a piece of work dealing with the hidden process of production, it remains surprisingly…
  • SARAH LUCAS: The Venice Biennale, France and Feminism

    27 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    The 2015 Venice Biennale is now underway, and chosen to represent Britain, is artist Sarah Lucas. Her show, entitled, I SCREAM DADDIO is said to “reprise and reinvent the themes that have come to define her powerfully irreverent art – gender, death, sex, and the innuendo residing in everyday objects.” The show revolves around themes of ‘the body’, featuring Lucas’s characteristic dark humour and confrontation. “Humour is about negotiating the contradictions thrown up by convention. To a certain extent, humour and seriousness are interchangeable. Otherwise…
  • Inventing Impressionism – Camille Pissarro’s ‘The Marne at Chennevières’

    21 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    We’ve all heard of ‘the impressionists'; the stereotypical French (mostly male) painters, painting from life in rivers and in fields, fascinated by the universal themes of light, time, and perception… But who exactly where they, and what did they do? To provide an answer, I am focusing on one of the lesser-known impressionists, Camille Pissarro, and a masterful, though again under-appreciated work, The Marne at Chennevières. So why the devil do you have the arrant awkwardness to paint solidly and study nature so honestly…you are a clumsy blunderer, Sir – you are an…
  • Examining Miró’s Reality

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    This week saw the birthday the legendary Catalan, Spanish painter, Joan Miró  – born 20th April 1893. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism; a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. But in this article, by looking at one painting from 1927 – I wish to delve a little deeper into the reality underpinning Miró’s production. In 1925 Joan Miró embarked on what would be a two year long experiment into the world of ‘dream paintings’, the culmination of which can be…
  • Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    This week saw the opening of two exhibitions at Flowers Gallery: the work of photographer, Edmund Clark and the painter, Peter Schmersal. Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres ­– the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other. Peter Schmersal (a German artist from Berlin) produces ‘expressive reworkings of traditional genres’ ­– still life, landscape, portraits and self-portraits.  On first glance, his paintings are bright and exuberant depictions of everyday forms.  Bright yellows, pinks,…
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    All Articles

  • Olafur Eliasson

    9 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
     Author: Elena Cué        Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967), who this year was on the verge of winning the Princess of Asturias Award for arts in a tight battle with the winner, the cinema producer Francis Ford Coppola, is one of the most outstanding of the multidisciplinary and experimental artists of present times. He has exhibited at the best contemporary art museums of the world, such as the Tate Modern in London (2003) the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (2003) and the Modern Museum of Art (MoMa) of New York (2008). Olafur Eliasson, a…
  • Interview with Joana Vasconcelos

    6 Jun 2015 | 1:06 am
     Author: Elena Cué         Joana Vasconcelos: "Artists manage to open a new path to beauty". The Portuguese creator conquered Moscow, Venice, Versailles ... where 1,600,000 people visited her exhibition. In Lisbon, on the banks of the Tagus, is the studio where the artist Joana Vasconcelos (Paris, 1971) deploys all of her creativity. With her I made a tour through the technology rooms, the foundry, architecture and sewing rooms of the world of this Portuguese artist who conquered Versailles. Elena Cué: Her birth in Paris was a result of the asylum her…
  • Interview with Jean Nouvel

    19 May 2015 | 9:41 am
     Author: Elena Cué   Architect Jean Nouvel Invites Us into His Creative Thought Process and Discusses His Current Battle over the Paris Philharmonic        The Paris studio of architect, Jean Nouvel (b. 1945, Fumel, France), serves as the meeting place for our interview. Nouvel is one of the key members of an exclusive group of architects, which has been honored with the most significant architecture awards in the world, including The Imperial Prize of Japan, The RIBA Royal Gold Medal, The Pritzker Prize, The Aga Khan Award, and The Wolf Foundation Arts…
  • Interview with Botero

    2 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
     Author: Elena Cué        The international contemporary art fair, ArcoMadrid, will open its doors on February 25th, in association with Colombia, as an invited nation. The Fernando Botero (Medellín, Colombia - 1932) art collection is one of the 50 most important museum collections in the world.  As a palette, paint, and brush artist, his hands have never stopped working.  His figurative art draws out the form and essence of his subjects, provoking a higher sense of sensuality, flexibility and grandeur. Reality is transformed through his imagination:…
  • Interview with Yan Pei Ming.

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
     Author: Elena Cué        "No Comment" is the title for the opening of the exhibition of Chinese artist, Yan Pei Ming, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Málaga (CAC, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo). Yan Pei Ming (b. 1960, Shanghai) grew up during the Maoist Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and worked as an artist to support the regime. Later on, he was part of the first group of artists to flee China in 1980. With great expectations, he arrived in France to study Fine Arts and earned a degree in that subject in Dijon, Paris and Rome. This geographical,…
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  • Steuben Glass – A Phoenix Rising?

    Barnaby Kirsen
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    During a prior retrospective on the life and art of Canadian glass sculptor James Houston published here at Boha, the subject of Steuben glass naturally arose; namely, that the firm, once reputed to produce the clearest crystal on Earth, had closed its doors—presumably forever—in 2011. However, what appeared to be yet another sad end to a once-distinguished producer of art glass, ushered in by a combination of economic turmoil and mismanagement, may as yet open to a bright new chapter: In 2015, Steuben will be revamping a portion of its historic design range and adding to it in in a…
  • Bauhaus: An Everlasting Design Legacy

    Barnaby Kirsen
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Bauhaus was an artistic movement that embraced design in many of its multifarious forms. Although today closely associated with architecture, it was an attempt to connect up all forms of art and design through the social fusion of art with life. The movement was founded by German architect Walter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, with the idea of unifying all art and design into one ‘total’ school of art. The Bauhaus school was created when Gropius was appointed to head two art schools and united them. He coined the term ‘Bauhaus’ by inverting the word for house construction – Hausbau…
  • From Fire to Ice: James Houston’s Mesmerising Glass Art Sculptures

    Barnaby Kirsen
    22 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    A few decades before the world-renowned Steuben glassworks closed its doors forever in 2011, it was dominating the world of glass art sculpture thanks to its impossibly clear, intricately detailed pieces depicting life in the far northern reaches of Canada. These glass art sculptures—which at their zenith commanded prices of nearly $20,000 U.S. dollars—were not works of mere fancy; instead, they were art pieces born of lived experience, the expressions of a man who had touched the soul of the wild north and found himself forever changed by it. James Houston was born in Toronto, Canada, in…
  • Coloured Glass: The Mysterious Glow of Vaseline Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    16 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    While we have previously discussed the safety and basic history of that most enticingly eerie of fin de siecle and early 20th century glass varieties—Uranium or “Vaseline” glass—in our piece Uranium Glass: Haunting Green Beautythere is much more that remains to be said about this unique and controversial form of art glass. The science of its composition and the mystery of its origins holds a fascination all of their own, one which easily rivals the magnetism created by the well-known radioactivity of this beloved Art Deco collectible. Indeed, the distinctive glow of this…
  • Antique Art Glass: Bohemian Buttons

    Barnaby Kirsen
    1 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    When studying antique art glass, it’s easy to get caught up in the grandiosity of it all—towering stained glass windows shattering the sun into a thousand colours, tall vases which swirl with galactic patterns, and great bowls and platters adorned with intricate scenes and figures that hold all the grace of the classical age. There is, however, great value to be found in studying (and collecting) smaller antique art glass items as well. We can learn as much, if not more, about the role and importance of glass in society by examining the little pieces, the common pieces which touched…
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    Natalia Rex

  • By the river

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
  • Remix

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
  • Photo Collage #2

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:55 am
    “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
  • The Birds

    22 May 2015 | 10:49 am
  • Exit

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • This is What Everyday Love Is

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Indian artist Nidhi Chanani knows better than most, that our lives and all the most important things in it are made up of little things. So she created a series of illustrations entitled “Everyday Love” where she showed that the relationship of two — beautiful and poetic at every moment — even when it doesn’t look like in a fairy tale. Read also: Happiness Exists Nidhi Chanani reminded that happiness — it’s that simple. Arrange pillow fights. Being on the same wave. Support each other in difficult times. Rejoice at return from work. Dance…
  • They Met. Wave and Stone, Poetry and Prose, Ice and Fire, Part 2

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Street artist Mobstr as of late shared a photograph story that occurred throughout a year. The street artist explains: Read also: They Met. Wave and Stone, Poetry and Prose, Ice and Fire, Part 1 “I cycled past this wall on the way to work for years. I noticed that graffiti painted within the red area was ‘buffed’ with red paint. However, graffiti outside of the red area would be removed via pressure washing. This prompted the start of an experiment. Unlike other works, I was very uncertain as to what results it would yield. Below is what transpired over the course of a year.” The post…
  • After the Wedding, This Couple Brought to Life The Dream of Many of Us

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Matt and Jessica Johnson got married, and then did what wasnt’t expected of them by any person in their surroundings — they sold their house, left a successful career as a manager and financier, bought a small boat and for almost 4 years are traveling the seas in the company of a cat named George. Read also: The Couple Wanted to Look Good at Their Wedding, and That’s What Came Out of it Living for about $ 1,000 a month for two travelers, they have already visited 16 countries, including the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba and Peru. And they are not going to stop. admired…
  • Plus-Size Model Starred in Fair Swimsuits Advertisement

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Swimwear “SwimsuitsForAll” company continues to fight the stereotype that there’s no place for full girls on the beach. And so it has launched a new advertising campaign “Beach Body. Not Sorry” in which a brave model Denise Bidot was photographed without retouching, and is not afraid to show the imperfections of the figure. “We believe that every woman is beautiful and each deserves to look and feel good in a swimsuit.” Read also: First Swimsuit Advertisement With Real Women and They Showed Ordinary Women Instead of Models in Lingerie Advertisement…
  • Awesome Interiors From Around the World, Part 5

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Another collection of beautiful homes, villas and apartments to suit all tastes. Most awesome interiors: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 Stay tuned for part 6! :o) The post Awesome Interiors From Around the World, Part 5 appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
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  • 39-Year-Old British Woman Sleepwalks Half-mile into the Sea, Wakes up After Swallowing Seawater

    Emily Jefferson
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    A 39-year-old British woman sleepwalked straight into the sea — and only woke up when she swallowed a mouthful of seawater. Marie Lord was fast asleep when she left her home in Weston-super-Mare, England, at around 1:30 a.m. one morning last month, according to the Bristol Post. She walked for more than half a mile to the beach before walking down a set of steep concrete steps. Marie Lord was then shocked when she suddenly regained consciousness — and found herself in the freezing cold water. She walked out of the surf — and her disoriented cries for help were luckily heard by a nearby…
  • ISIS Teenagers Execute 25 Syrian Prisoners in Front of Crowd in Synchronized Slaughter at Palmyra Amphitheater

    Emily Jefferson
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    The latest videotaped ISIS atrocity shows the mass execution of 25 men shot point-blank by baby-faced killers just barely in their teens. The savage slayings, before a crowd of intent spectators in a Syrian amphitheater, shows the group of doomed soldiers on their knees with their hands secured behind their back. A large black Islamic State flag hangs behind the Syrian prisoners, who were simultaneously executed after the reading of a death sentence, the BBC and Al Arabiya News reported Saturday. It was unclear when the killings took place in the city of Palmyra, which was captured in late…
  • Top 8 Leading Enterprise Data Management Tools Systems in 2015

    Joseph Sheldon
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    In the highly competitive industry of enterprise database management systems and tools, most systems come packed with features from hot backups, disaster recovery, high-availability to extensive cloud services. These database systems range in price from free(open source) to tens of thousands of dollars. There’s no single correct answer for every data problem. Neither is there a perfect database system; each has its own set of features and shortcomings and generally fulfills a specific need. Below is a list top enterprise database systems on the market in 2015 to help you determine which…
  • Nicole Scherzinger Dazzles In New York

    Adam Otiz
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Looks like Nicole Scherzinger‘s bikini vacation is unfortunately over, unless she’s planning on hitting a few hotel pools while she’s in New York. (Fingers crossed.) But luckily, Nicole’s just as hot even when she’s wearing clothes. Although I bet my favorite former Pussycat Doll would be an instant pants fire in a garbage bag. I’d just prefer she sticks to bikinis from now on, if it’s all the same to her. The post Nicole Scherzinger Dazzles In New York appeared first on Netloid.
  • [VIDEO] – Chelsea Handler Goes Waterskiing Completely Topless On July 4th — NSFW Video

    Emily Jefferson
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    40-year-old comedienne and host of the Chelsea Lately, went all out for Independence Day on July 4, by waterskiing completely topless and having a blast while doing so. You just have to see the amazing video of her in action! Did we really expect to get through the Fourth of July without seeing Chelsea topless? She’s no stranger to baring her breasts out in the open, and her Fourth of July topless adventure is by far one of her best. She looks like she’s having the time of her life! The former Chelsea Lately host has flashed her breasts more times than one — especially since getting a…
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • Making food look good

    6 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    The art of food photography and styling is cranked up a notch in these clever and tantalizing artworks. It’s not only about making it appetising anymore, it's about seeing the creative ingredients nature has to offer in a completely new way.  
  • How to Wear the Bucket Bag

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    The summer 2015 belongs to the bucket bags. Specially if the are Mansur Gavriel’s, the firm who has demonstrated there is still room for creating new, timeless designs. Ever since their bucket bag became an it-item, getting one is almost as hard as getting a 'Birkin'. But it's good to know there are many other pretty buckets out there. Here are a few of our favourites!
  • All the girls want to be Audrey

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    The National Portrait Gallery has put together an exhibition with some of the most iconic shots of Audrey Hepburn. A selection of more than 70 images from legends such as Avedon, Irving Penn and Cecil Beaton, that spell out what a huge movie and fashion icon she still is.
  • This is how someone dresses for Glastonbury 2015

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    Like its sister, Coachella, Glastonbury Festival has got big names and big style. Lionel Richie, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West and the Dalai Lama shone bright, but so did the Glastonbury style looks, that remind us of our hippie hearts. Here’s a little style inspiration from #Glaston2015
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Gorgeous nude women covered in iconic super heroes by Sandra Chevrier

    6 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    Classic images of comic book heroes are torn out from their pages and plastered across the faces and bodies of beautiful women in these paintings by French artist Sandra Chevrier. Some of them wear the comic collages as if they were clothing. Other times, the artwork sits across their face like a mask, occasionally obscuring their eyes and features. According to Chevrier, the artwork is a commentary on the high expectations society gives us to become and even surpass a superhero. One comic series she includes in the work is The Death of Superman, which reveals the ultimate hero’s weakness…
  • Antonio E. Ojeda’s black and white street photographs

    Mary Luoma
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Spanish photographer Antonio E. Ojeda is a master of street photography, capturing stunning black and white shots of people and places that allow audiences to see the everyday world from a new perspective. Ojeda clearly understands his medium, making light and shade into an art form. He also plays with perspective, finding unusual angles from which to capture insightful images of people’s everyday lives. His subjects are mostly caught going about normal day-to-day activities – walking, crossing roads and playing sports. What’s remarkable is how Ojeda captures them – bringing things…
  • Meg Smith’s series ‘dys:tortia’ for ‘Defeating Depression: What Hope?’

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    My name is Meg Smith, I’m a fine art self-portrait photographer. I’ve just exhibited my series ‘dys:tortia’ for ‘Defeating Depression: What Hope?’ at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. dys:tortia aims to express how anxiety and depression has the strange and disconcerting ability distort thoughts, memories and emotions. As this is an issue that I know affects more people than would open up about it, I would like to try and reach as many people as possible. This series also comes with an audio piece which really heightens the experience and makes the work an eerily immersive…
  • iHeart explores people’s relationship with technology in his latest pieces

    Mary Luoma
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    In his newest series called #asignofthetimes, iHeart takes a further look at our relationships with social media, technology, and the internet. His pieces are thought provoking with a grander socio-political message wrapped inside images of oblivious technology users of all ages. iHeart gives an introduction to the series: The title of the exhibition, #asignofthetimes is a reflection of contemporary society’s feverous obsession with social media. By appropriating elements of digital culture into the real world iHeart skews the distinction between life on and off line. The artist asserts: If…
  • The pop surrealist paintings of Jeff Soto

    Kelly Paik
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    In his latest series, Nightgardens, Jeff Soto explores contemporary landscape painting coupled with the idea of myth and the mysterious. The surreal images entice us into their fantastical worlds and give us reflection on our real life dilemmas, conflicts, and journeys into the unknown. Says Soto on his work: “Most of my visuals come from free writing and drawing, dreams, and other Surrealist techniques. I have a long-standing love of landscape painting and have been working it into my compositions for decades. Nature is one of my biggest inspirations, especially the purple-blue hills and…
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    Bizarre Culture

  • An Interview with Street Artist, Hula

    Bizarre Culture
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    You would never guess from Hula’s teenage affinity for tagging abandoned couches in his hometown on Oahu, Hawaii that he would someday become the thriving Brooklyn-based visual artist that he is today. With a background in fine art, twenty-six year old Hula has returned to his street art roots in his latest series of murals that draw on inspiration from the ocean and the island culture from which he emerged. Using unexpected mediums like abandoned urban walls and broken surfboards, Hula’s murals are truly bringing the sea to the street.   What are some of your earliest…
  • Jhapan Mela : Of Cobras, Vipers and their Charmers

    Bizarre Culture
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Bishnupur. 140 odd kilometres from Calcutta. Known to have the highest number of historic temples in West Bengal, mostly made of terracotta. And yet another seemingly nondescript town in a country that is marked by one every hundred kilometres or so.   But with August and the post monsoon lushness and hopes of a good harvest, comes one of the most intriguing festivals celebrated in India, the Jhapan Mela. On the last day of the Sharavana month of the Bengali calendar, scores of snake charmers gather to worship Manasa Devi, the serpent deity. Members of the Rajbongshi tribe appear with…
  • Best of July: Farr Festival, Hertfordshire, 16-18 July 2015

    Bizarre Culture
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Farr Festival has gathered an eclectic mix of must-see musical acts this year for its sixth instalment, maintaining its reputation for booking the most influential and creative artists of recent times. Time and time again, promoters and organisers sacrifice their integrity for a huge and undeniably alluring profits. Farr, even under a new management, have resisted this temptation. The festival returns aiming to retain all the charm, magic and intimacy that it started out with. The festival kicks off on Thursday 16 July 2015, in beautiful county of Hertfordshire. With a consistently enticing…
  • Away from the city: nature photography by Sam Hudson

    Bizarre Culture
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
      How would you describe your art? Sam: My photography is defined by its natural aesthetic. There’s many things I love about nature photography. I always search for golden hour light as it elongates shadows and creates colours that are not seen during the day, and helps to create a consistency in all my photos. I love the process of taking photos too; these shots are all taken in the fields and valleys surrounding Durham, and the walks I take allow me to reflect and gather my thoughts for a couple of hours and get away from the rush and claustrophobic streets of the main city. I…
  • High Definition Festival, Kent, 5th – 6th September 2015

    Bizarre Culture
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:18 am
    Following a last minute venue and date change, High Definition Festival is looking to prove its worth at Maidstone’s The Hop Farm on 5th and 6th September. With a lineup like this one, that shouldn’t be too difficult. House legends like Luciano and Kerry Chandler share the listing with newcomers like Disciples, DJ SKT and Denney, who have been pulled into the limelight by impressive productions in the past year. Saturday’s house lineup has a distinctly Ibiza flavour, with Miguel Campbell, Darius Syrossian, Nick Curly, Catz ’n’ Dogs and Sidney Charles all making an appearance.
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Peechaya Burroughs and her Wacky Minimalist Photography

    Christopher Smail
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Peechaya Burroughs’s photography is a lot of fun: skilfully composed images of various objects, including lots of food, are coated in pastel colours and shot with an eye for minimalism. Originally from Thailand and now based in Sydney, Australia, she has a background in graphic design which you can see coming through her work. Food...
  • Indie Films You’ve Got to See in 2015

    Christopher Smail
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    The first half of the year has given us a number of standout indie releases, from Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” to documentary’s like “The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq.” There are simply too many quality titles released during this year to highlight them all, so I’ve had to select but a fraction of these,...
  • Boys + Flowers: Photography by Aleksandra Kingo

    Christopher Smail
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Originally from Lithuania but now based in London, fashion photographer Aleksandra Kingo has a seductive visual style that is marked by a fearless use of colour and a pop culture aesthetic. There is an undercurrent of irony running through her work which is lovely to see: playfully skewers the macho male identity by covering her models...
  • His Fearful Symmetry: Photography by Brendon Burton

    Christopher Smail
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Currently based in Portland, Oregon, the young photographer Brendon Burton has a way of bringing out the darkness from within his subjects. Favouring minimalist compositions and lots of dark colours and lighting, his imagery is full of sinister touches, from models hanging precariously over a ravine on a tree to eyes changed to jet black...
  • An Eye for An Eye: The Perspective Illusions of Michael Murphy

    Adriana de Barros
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    You may remember TIME’s 2012 “Person of the Year” magazine cover with a portrait of Obama—the image created with strings and cardboard cutouts by Michael Murphy, an American sculptor living in Brooklyn, NY, acclaimed for his illusional artworks. The artist has been featured on too many print publications to count; his pieces displayed in outdoor...
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  • Durgapuja schedule 2015

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Durga Puja Day 1 Panchami Ashshin 31,1422 18th October 2015 (Sunday) Durga Puja Day 2 Shashthi Kartik 01,1422 Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon 19th October 2015 (Monday) Durga Puja Day 3 Kartik 02,1422 Saptami Navpatrika Puja Kolabou Puja 20th October 2015 (Tuesday) Durga Puja Day 4 Ashtami Kartik 03,1422 Durga Ashtami Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami 21st October 2015 (Wednesday) Durga Puja Day 5 Navami Kartik 04,1422 Bengal Maha Navami Durga Balidan, Navami Homa Vijayadashami 22nd October 2015 (Thursday) Durga Puja Day 6 Dashami Kartik 05,1422 Durga Visarjan Bengal Vijayadashami Sindoor Utsav…
  • Devi Incarnations

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:15 am
    The spiritual form of devi durga is Yogmaya and her external form is Mahamaya. The Narad Puran states many incarnations of her forms, She is Uma, Gitija, Ambika to name a few.She is beautiful in her form as Lalita, Parvati, Aparajita, Dakshyani as the daughter ofr Daksha, Gouri as the wife of Lord Shiva, Indrakshi as her her eyes are similar of Lord Indra, Jagadhatri as she holds the universe, Katayani as she was once born as the daughter of Kata, Parvati as the daughter of Himalayas. In Brahma puran devi incarnates herself as Mahalaxshmi in Vainkuntha, Radharani in Gokul and Saraswati as she…
  • Shiv Puran –Incarnation

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    Describing about the ten incarnations and corresponding power (Shakti) is described in Shiv Puran : The first incarnation of Lord Shiva was as Mahakal and his corresponding Shakti was called Mahakali. His second incarnation is Tar and his Shakti was called ‘Tara’. The third incarnation is Bhuvaneshwar and his Shakti was called ‘Bhuvaneshwari’. Fourth incarnation as ‘Shodash’ and his Shakti was called ‘Shodashi’ or ‘Shri’. Fifth incarnation as Bhairav and his Shakti was called ‘Bhairavi’. Sixth incarnation of Lord Shiva is…
  • Vahan-represents unique form of wisdon

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    Significance of Vahan of Durga and other gods and Goddess. Each god and goddess has unique vahan in form of animal which has significance. The animals represents a symbolic energy : Lion: Durga’s vahan was a gift from Himalayas when she was going to fight Mahisarsura. The lion stands for power. In the pose in which she is worshipped, the Devi has her right foot firmly planted on the lion’s back. Owl: The Vahan of Laxmi is a nightbird. The symbolic meaning ensure the meditative form one a attend at night to achieve prosperous wealth. The choice of vahan for goddess of prosperity sends out…
  • Devi Puran : A brief Insight

    28 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    Sri Devi Bhagavatam written by Mahardhi Vedavyas has 18000 verses. Its related to the Saktas. And Devi Mahatyam is told by Rishi Markendya are 2 most epic mythology that tells in details of Devi Durga – Mahamaya. It has some resemblance in the form and the origin of How the power of the gods has formed Devi to demolish the evil power(Asuras) from time to time…she has taken different form. The puran tells the essence of devi form is a distinctive way : Maha Lakshmi is Devi’s Sattviki Shakti, Sarasvati is Her Rajasik Shakti and Maha Kali is Her Tamasik Shakti these are all of…
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • Woody Zombie Pecker

    19 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    “Woody Zombie Pecker” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Eat My Pixels Man

    23 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    “Eat My Pixels Man” 2015 – Prints are now available here!
  • Man’s Best Friend

    10 May 2015 | 5:27 pm
    “Man’s Best Friend” mixed media illustration, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Zombie Ren

    5 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    “Zombie Ren” mixed media illustration, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Zombie Moon

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    “Zombie Moon” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
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    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Street Art by artist Jennifer Caviola aka CAKE THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE & THE UNTITLED SPACE Present “Allegories of the Held” An Exhibition of Works by Jennifer Caviola aka CAKE The Untitled Space 45 Lispenard St. Unit 1W NYC 10013 Opening Reception with Artist 6 – 9 pm  |  July 14th Exhibition on View 10am – 6pm  | July 15 – 23rd Artist Jennifer Caviola aka CAKE over the past ten years has made a name for herself as one of the most prominent female street artists. Aside from being widely exhibited in galleries, she has had installations in NYC, Berlin, Chicago, Miami, Iran,…

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The international multi-platinum band Duran Duranhas set an official date for the release of their 14th studio album. Paper Gods, which is already available for preorder, will be released in the U.S. on September 18th and in the rest of the world on September 11th through Warner Bros. Records. Formed in 1978, Duran Duran has been topping the charts around the world for the past three decades and has sold over 100 million record worldwide. For this album they travel back to their earlier sound of hard-edged pop, coexisting with their more experimental side. Keyboardist/ Founder Nick…

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Marina and the Diamonds, the indie pop singer who blessed the world with her hit song “Primadonna” in 2012, is still going at it – adding an entire North American leg for her acclaimed “Neon Nature Tour”. Her newest album, FROOT, released earlier than expected this year due to a leak (as previously covered by Untitled), still scored a spot on the Top 10 list during its debut back in March. Following her worldwide tour celebrating that release, she has just announced another leg, this time in North America, set to get underway October 12th at Houston,…

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:04 am
    The Swedish duo Icona Pop, featured in our Music Issue 6, are most popular for their triple platinum hit single “I Love It ft. Charli XCX. With the release of their latest summer hit, “Emergency,” this duo doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon as it has been announced that they will be joining One Direction for their highly anticipated North American tour. The “Honda Civic Tour Presents One Direction on the Road Again” starts in San Diego, California at Qualcomm Stadium on July 9th, 2015. Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawothe faces of Icona Pop, will be…

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    Claudia Wieser, Untitled, 2015 Passing Leap Hauser & Wirth Gallery  511 W 18th St. New York, NY 10011 Opening Reception: June 25th, 6-9 pm June 25th-July 31st, 2015 Hauser & Wirth Gallery presents ‘Passing Leap‘,a group exhibition featuring works by artists Sebastian Black, John Houck, Shana Lutker, Dave McDermott, Brian O’ Doherty, Barbara Probst, Sarah VanDerBeek, Claudia Wieser, and Hague Yang. The title of the exhibition comes from the name of a trapeze trick. A ‘passing leap’ is a maneuver that takes great skill in which an aerialist’s…
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    Made Mistakes

  • Mastering Pencil by FiftyThree

    Michael Rose
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Not convinced you need FiftyThree’s Pencil stylus in your life? Or maybe you just want to level-up your skills? This guide covers both by revealing the kinds of Surface Pressure and Blend secrets that will turn you into a Pencil master. Pencil, a Year Later… Apart from the addition of Surface Pressure, little has changed since first pairing Pencil with Paper over a year ago. It still feels great to use, still has an insanely long battery life, still enables blending, and still lets you rest your wrists on the screen without messing up your drawing. Looking for more? Read my full Pencil by…
  • Broken Neck Lines

    Michael Rose
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Becca P.J. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. There’s something about the look of white on dark that I really enjoy. Perhaps it’s the chalky like quality of Paper’s soft lead pencil tool that appeals to me? Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Broken Neck Lines was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Bearded Skull of the Night

    Michael Rose
    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Sus Pek inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. I’m a sucker for dramatic lit faces and have more queued up than I have time to draw. This one in particular stuck out to me while listening to Xasthur on repeat. The skull like visage and grit found in the original image didn’t hurt either… Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Bearded Skull of the Night was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • “...I feel cold. Death.”

    Michael Rose
    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. As I have done for the last 2 years, here’s a new illustration drawn with Paper by FiftyThree in celebration of Star Wars Day. “May the Fourth Be With You!” Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. “...I feel cold. Death.” was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Mastering Paper by FiftyThree: Faux Layer Technique

    Michael Rose
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Up until recently I would painstakingly erase and Blend away lines until I got them just right when drawing with Paper by FiftyThree. When version 2.2 was released this past December, along with it came a Color Picker and a way to swap page colors whenever you wanted. Using these new features and a carefully mixed color, I’m going to show you how a “faux” layer can help with sketching and tracing. Table of Contents Replicating the Background Color Setting the Background Sketching with White Tracing Your Drawing Erasing the Faux Layer Other Uses Advertisement Replicating the Background…
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    Airbrush compressor reviews

  • Review: Discover the Iwata-Medea Studio Series Silver Jet Single Piston Air Compressor

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    If you’re in the market for a powerful, personal-use compressor which is utilized with an airbrush and also offers quiet performance, you’ll enjoy learning about the Silver Jet. This compressor was designed to offer impressive benefits and it comes with a built-in airbrush, as well a handle which makes it very portable. This unit is designed to please those who do arts and crafts projects which require airbrushing and it will also work well for those who want to do manicures or other beauty processes which require airbrushes. Who Is It For? Hobbyists who utilize airbrushes in order to…
  • Review: Master Airbrush Model TC-828

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    TCP Global Corp is a top rated company that provides quality auto body, airbrush systems and paint to suit your needs perfectly. Our Master Airbrush Model TC-828 is completely maintenance free and uses no oil. It also includes a Full 2-year warranty. Master Airbrush Model TC-828, High-Performance Twin Cylinder Piston Air Compressor with Tank The Master Airbrush Model TC-828 is a quality tool that can be used for a variety of purposes including; cake decorating, art projects and crafts, nail art, sunless tanning and automobile graphics. This is a professional model with high performance that…
  • The Badger Air-Brush Co. TC910 Aspire Pro Compressor

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:12 am
    Badger Air-Brush Co. has been committed to high levels of quality, value and customer service since their beginning over 45 years ago. Their goals include producing all of their components to a high standard of operation that exceeds customer expectations. On top of their commitments to high values and innovation in production, they seek to provide equally exceptional and innovative customer service and education. Badger Air-Brush Co. does not complacently rest on their past; they work to improve in all ways for themselves and their customers. Badger TC910 compressor TC910 Aspire Pro…
  • Infographic – A beginner’s guide to Airbrushing

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
  • Airbrush Paint Buyer’s Guide

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Airbrushing is a fun and artistic way that you can express yourself using many types of paints on an endless number of surfaces. While it may seem overwhelming now, once you start airbrushing it will become more apparent what paints work best for each type of surface and how to use the perfect technique to take the picture that has formed inside your mind and put it on the surface that you are working with. Since specific paints work best on certain surfaces, it is best to have a basic understanding of the pros and cons of each type of paint and the surfaces they work best on. Types of Paint…
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    The Prints Regent

  • Summer time and the living is easy...

    Rachel Wright
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
     .... It's really not easy.  This has been an exciting but very intense few weeks at Prints Regent HQ! In the past 3 weeks and a half weeks I have helped to organise the final 3 events in the Student Union calendar - the Garden Party (with everything from a ghost train to enough strawberries and cream for over a thousand people), Student Union Awards and finally Grad Ball (which is held in a castle grounds btw - so that's pretty bad ass too).  Now I've got all the fun of Freshers to plan!Garden Party (C) Jack MathewsGrad Ball (C) Laura BaileyMore photos can be found on the FXU…
  • The Español Exploit

    Rachel Wright
    28 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Here is the thank you card I made forBfs mum, more can be seen about thathereWell the posting every month didn't go to well now did it?! Since starting my new job I've been so super busy I haven't really had much time for printing or for this blog at all.   One thing I have been doing though is catching up on some photos and prints I have been working on for a long time now.  Last September I was lucky enough to travel to Boyfriend's hometown, Madrid for a much needed break from serving ice-cream after a busy summer but more importantly to spend some quality time with Boyf (the long…
  • Let's get to know each other

    Rachel Wright
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Very text heavy post today as I've been nominated for the Leibster Award, big thanks to Amy at Work Play for the nomination! This is an award that is passed on from one blogger to the next as a way of discovering new blogs. Once you are nominated you simply answer the 11 questions given to you, choose bloggers to pass it on to and then create 11 new questions for them. The 11 questions Amy asked me were:  1. How did you come up with your blog name? The Prints Regent came from a combination of things really most importantly desperation.  It's actually a really boring story. I…
  • Somebody's all grown up!

    Rachel Wright
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Just a very quick post to kick off a New Year of blogging.  The 15th January marked one of my friends/housemates birthdays and as part of his present I made him a personalised birthday card. As he is the president of the university I wanted to make him a jokey card which referenced this.  It's surprisingly pretty hard to depict someone as president (unless you include a cliched sash) so I decided to go for king instead... I mean I guess he's sort of top dog (not that I'd ever tell him that).This design used skills I'd not stretched in a long time, for the joke to have full effect it…
  • Happy New Year!

    Rachel Wright
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    I'm afraid there's no print for you all today.  With all the winter festivities printmaking has had to take a bit of a backseat.  I just wanted to round up 2014 by sharing with you some of my personal highlights from the last 12 months. It has been a busy old year in Prints Regent HQ and so much has changed!The big happy highlights are:I graduated from university - something I never thought I would doI finally managed to take a holiday outside the UK - Lino's of this are still in the worksI both left a job and landed a jobI moved from Falmouth back to home and then from home back to…
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    One Drawing Daily

  • 8 drawings from the last week.

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Hi everyone. I’m still alive, and I’m still drawing pretty much every day. Sorry about not being too talkative about it. This is not exactly what a blog is supposed to be about, but I’ll get back to it at some point I hope you’re enjoying your summer!..Summers?
  • Four drawings from the last couple of days

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Hi guys! I’ve been absent for a few days here on my blog! There are multiple reasons for all that, but I’ve had to skip a few days. A lot of stuff is currently going on, so I might not be so dilligent in posting and drawing strictly every day the next few months. I’ll keep feeding the blog with some drawings – hopefully almost every day –  but I’ve got some things (mostly related to my studies) that I really need to focus on now! 539-542
  • A dog called Mylo drawn in ballpoint pen

    15 Jun 2015 | 5:25 pm
    It’s been 48 hours since my last drawing… 48, not 24.. Which means that I missed a day. Hmm – no need to beat myself up about it I suppose Here’s a quick sketch of a little dog called Mylo. Hope you like it! 538 @onedrawingdaily here's me posing 😂 — Mylo Moo (@MylotheYorkie) June 10, 2015 Quick sketch of @MylotheYorkie #Doglovers #DrawMyPet starteled look? — Thomas Clausen (@onedrawingdaily) June 16, 2015
  • Drawing of a cat called Angel Doc in ballpoint pen

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Here’s a cat called Angel Doc – I went a little overboard with the ears! Some of the proportions are a little off too. The cat ended up looking a little like a small kitten. Hope you like it anyway! This was my 537th @onedrawingdaily Please draw Angel Doc for us! He is ailing but our love keeps him alive. xxx — Tina Strong (@puffballforager) June 6, 2015 Angel Doc requested by @puffballforager! Hope you like it! #DrawMyPet — Thomas Clausen (@onedrawingdaily) June 14, 2015
  • Drawing of a dog in ballpoint pen.

    13 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    This is a dog. A pretty one! I wanted to make up for the last three drawings that I wasn’t too happy with. I think this one turned out better. I hope you agree! 536th drawing since 9th September 2014 @onedrawingdaily Here is David Bowie cat's sister. — Alex, George & Molly (@AlexandraLSmit2) June 8, 2015 #DrawMyPet #Doglovers Request by @AlexandraLSmit2 Hope you like! Click! — Thomas Clausen (@onedrawingdaily) June 13, 2015
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    Colin Bradley Art

  • Create An Illusion in Your Paintings – Podcast #134

    Steve Bradley
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    How can you create an illusion of a path beyond what people see in your painting? Transport your viewers into your picture and make them walk around your scene. Inspire them to use their imagination and draw them. This is Colin’s advice that he offers in this podcast where we talk about his latest scene – the African Mother and Child. There are many techniques that Colin uses in this picture and pushes the pastel pencils to their limits. Hear the full story below. Download this Podcast Picture: Listen on Podomatic Click to Subscribe through iTunes (Opens iTunes)
  • Choosing Pastel Pencils for Drawing an Irish Setter

    Steve Bradley
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    One of our members Claire sent in this picture she would like to do of an Irish Setter. One of the perks to membership is personal advice in these kind of situations. She would like to know what colours to start the picture off with. “Could you please give me a little advice on colours to use for an Irish Setter? This is not the pose I am going to use, but I like the colour of this one. Claire” As always, the colours I reference are from the Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil Range. I would suggest staring with 103 ivory colour for all the lighter tones and 270 for all the dark…
  • Help with Drawing Trees and Brickwork in Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    Mairi has sent me her pastel painting of Scotney Castle and has asked for my help regarding the trees and brickwork. Mairi writes: The castle seems to disappear into the background, plus all the stonework looks very ‘samey’. Did I use to much 170 on the trees making them to bright? Or is there a way of bringing the castle more forward and noticeable. The pastel pencil numbers I am referencing are from the Faber-Castell Pitt Range (see colour chart). The starting colour of the trees should be a combination of 168 first then 170 added to the stronger green. By placing the 170 on…
  • How to Add Backgrounds to Wildlife Paintings

    Steve Bradley
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:25 am
    In our latest podcast, we discuss how to choose a background for your wildlife painting. We draw on years of experience in painting wild animals and how with more practice and confidence, Colin’s paintings evolved. Listen below as Colin takes you through what colours to use, what to put in the foreground, middle ground and background of a wildlife painting, without losing focus on the subject. Download this Podcast Listen on Podomatic Click to Subscribe through iTunes (Opens iTunes) Pictures Referenced in this episode:
  • Adjusting the Proportions of Your Picture

    Steve Bradley
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    Alice has sent me her painting of the tiger cub project and has asked for help. Alice Writes: Hello Steve and Colin. Was hoping you could critique my tiger cub picture. I did the sketch free hand so the proportion may be a bit off. Still have troubles with my blending but I guess it just takes a lot of practice. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I do admire Alice for having a go at drawing the tiger cub freehand but as you can see the proportions are slightly out. Even though it might feel less like cheating Alice would have been better to use either the line drawing supplied with this…
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    Archive - The Thoroughfare

  • Best Films of the Year (So Far)

    Landry Harlan
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    Image Source It’s officially July and the year is halfway over! We asked our film team for their opinions on the best film of the year so far. The roundup lacks diversity but only because it features films our team is absolutely wild about. Take a look and judge for yourself!Mad Max: Fury Road Foster Donnell: Mad Max: Fury Road. Easy pick. (Maybe the best action movie ever?) Incredible, non-stop action done in a non-conventional way, powerful storytelling with weight using characters that have depth and characters that we actually care about. Can't wait to watch it again!Allie Arend: Mad…
  • Playlist: 4th of July!

    Landry Harlan
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    songs chosen by Foster Donnell, Xuan Huynh, Sam Graves, Eamon Shoghi, Allie Arend, Michael Paraskevas, Robbie Bennett, Rachel Zeiss, Michael Grogan, Mark Denhoed, Bea Baker, Jake Dodson, Landry Harlan Image Source
  • The Weekender: Miniseries Edition

    Landry Harlan
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    5 TV Miniseries for the Holiday Weekend Available on Netflix Instant Image Source 1. Top of the LakeAmazon Summary: Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) star in this gripping drama from Academy Award(R)-winning writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano). Top of the Lake begins with a mystery – Tui, a 12 year-old girl, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. She is five months pregnant and won't say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin (Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men) is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called…
  • The Binge: Breaking Down "Community" Season 6 (Part III)

    Landry Harlan
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    by Mark DenhoedBe sure to read Mark's thoughts on episodes 1-4 in Part I HERE and episodes 5-8 in Part II HERE! Image Source Alright, final Community review. Let’s do this. Episode 9: Grifting 101 Image Source I kept having the feeling during "Grifting" that I wasn’t getting something. I suspect this is because the episode is styled after the classic heist/con movie The Sting. I have only seen The Sting once. I watched it while I was grading math homework in college (along with Firefly, Lost, and a multitude of others). As such, all I really remember from it was that nose…
  • Seeing the Sublime: "Church of Marvels" by Leslie Parry

    Landry Harlan
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    reviewed by Rachel Zeiss                                       Image Source “I have witnessed the sublime in the mundane, the things you see every day and fail to understand.”Have you ever seen someone swallow a sword? Do you know how it’s done? It's not an illusion. It’s not what we would call a “magic trick.” It is the human body performing a feat that does not seem possible.That's what the Church of Marvels is about. It is a theater that trades in marvels. Sword swallowing, glass…
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  • A Majestic Giant Pigeon Murals By ‘Super A’

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:24 am
    Brace yourselves. Summer is coming and summer means vacation. If you’re the type of vacationer who loves art, especially street art, then this post is for you. Here is a great list of cities to visit for their creative street. Check out more of his paintings and other works on his website. (via StreetArtNews) The post A Majestic Giant Pigeon Murals By ‘Super A’ appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • America’s 19 Best Cities to See Street Art this Summer

    21 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Brace yourselves. Summer is coming and summer means vacation. If you’re the type of vacationer who loves art, especially street art, then this post is for you. Here is a great list of cities to visit for their creative street. 1. Miami, FL Neighborhood: Wynwood 2. Philadelphia, PA Neighborhood: Fishtown 3. Detroit, MI Neighborhood: McDougall-Hunt [...] The post America’s 19 Best Cities to See Street Art this Summer appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • 27 Brilliant Life Hacks That Everyone Shouldn’t Missed

    20 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    Everyone wants life hacks, who doesn’t? To add great ideas to make your life easier is very tempting. Check this brilliant list of Life hacks that everyone shouldn’t missed. Are you ready to see some brilliant life hacks you have never thought about? If you like this post, don’t be selfish, share it with your [...] The post 27 Brilliant Life Hacks That Everyone Shouldn’t Missed appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • 18 Amazing Parenting Hacks That Everyone Should Know!

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:41 am
    Raising kids is not an easy job. Luckily the Internet provides us with life hacks that will make every parent’s job easier. Here are some 20 that will make your life as a parent a little more heaven. Grab a pen and take some notes!     1. When I was a kid, my mom [...] The post 18 Amazing Parenting Hacks That Everyone Should Know! appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • 23 Clever PSYCHOLOGICAL LIFEHACKS That Will Make You More Successful In Everyday Life

    29 May 2015 | 1:26 am
    Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social rules that structure everybody’s behavior. Failing to comply to these cultural imprints can cause irreversible damage. Just following them blindly will not get you ahead. Hacking them, however, will [...] The post 23 Clever PSYCHOLOGICAL LIFEHACKS That Will Make You More Successful In Everyday Life appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
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    The blog for the creative and artistic bunch

  • Echelman's Aerial Fishnet Sculpture Suspended Over the Greenway

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has brought to Boston a monumental sculpture, As If It Were Already Here, from internationally renowned local artist, Janet Echelman. Her impressive city-scale fishnet sculpture is suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, a 1.5 mile, 17 acre stretch of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston, located above the I-93 tunnel system. The sculpture is an illuminated beacon at night, formed from over 100 miles of rope tied into more than 500,000 knots and is almost an half an acre in size while floating 50 to 365 feet over the park below. It is…
  • Bright Light, Vivid Sydney

    13 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    At last, we made it to this year's Vivid Sydney. After drooling over those stunning photos of the exhibition for years, it's great to experience all the immersive light installations first hand. As a first-time visitor, this festival helps you get acquainted with the capital city of NSW in the most spectacular way possible. It’s fun to walk through the CBD at night and enjoy the illuminating artworks. Here are some photos we captured at Vivid Sydney 2015. Influxx Leather(@shopinfluxx)張貼的相片 於 2015 年 5月 月 29 5:45上午 PDT 張貼 photo above: Affinity by amigo & amigo +…
  • Intricate Miniature Paper Art by Cybèle Young

    12 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    There is something about Cybèle Young's miniature sculptures that makes it impossible to look away once you lay eyes on it. It is utterly fascinating to see the everyday mundane moments transformed into intricate tiny paper sculptures through Cybèle Young's unique interpretation. A Toronto-based artist, Cybèle Young creates enchanting miniature world from fine Japanese paper. Engaging with abstract and familiar motifs, she juxtaposes sculptures to create a sense of dialogue or play between them. Her intricate sculptural artworks are inspired by seemingly insignificant day-to-day…
  • Chiharu Shiota Weaves a Tangled Web of Keys and Yarn

    7 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    I was going to call it a night when I stumbled upon Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota's latest work on my Timeline. In a moment of weakness, I decided to quickly share it here. More than 50,000 keys were collected from people across the globe then strung onto red yarn to create this visually stunning installation, titled "the Key in Hand". This is how visitors to the 2015 Venice Art Biennale find themselves completely engulfed by a sea of red yarn when they enter the Japan pavilion. The web of threads gravitates toward the two stranded boats at the center, catching some of the tangled keys.
  • Faux Leather: PU , PVC , and Bonded Leather

    30 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Faux leather, or imitation leather, refers to any material that resembles the look and feel of genuine leather. The materials range from flexible fabric to plastic, sometimes even paper. It is then coated, embossed or printed to simulate the appearance of real leather. Artificial leather and synthetic leather are also two of several names commonly used to describe faux leather. There is a huge difference in cost and physical property between genuine leather and faux leather. It does not mean one is better than the other. But it is imperative to know what you are getting, and not getting. Here…
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  • Top 21 Digital Illustration by Darek Zabrocki

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    Top 21 Digital Illustration by Darek Zabrocki Concept artist , illustrator living in Cambridge, UK. He started drawing at the age of 3 and at first it was nothing but his hobby. He always wanted to develop his passion and when he was creating subsequent works it became his true world. In 2007, he switched ...
  • Hula Painting A Woman While Surfing On Board

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:03 am
    Hula Painting A Woman While Surfing On Board Painter Sean Yoro, who goes by the name Hula, is Painted a Woman while being on Surf Board. He is knows for making art of woman bathing or swimming. Which founds to be very attractive and realistic. Website:                     ...
  • Top 28 Illustrations by Kan Liu

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:01 am
    Top 28 Illustrations by Kan Liu Kan Liu(666K信譞) is an Illustrator from Shanghai, China. Website:                                                      
  • Top 25 Illustrations by Michelle Hoefener

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:08 am
    Top 25 Illustrations by Michelle Hoefener Michelle Hoefener is an Illustrator / Concept Artist @ Riot Games from Columbia, MO, United States of America. Watch some of his amazing Illustrations. Website:   Order of the Lotus Irelia – League of Legends   Leela Airstar – Close Up   Challenger Ahri – League of Legends   Arcade ...
  • Making of a Pinup Girl

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:32 am
    Making of a Pinup Girl Watch a tutorial by Frans Mansink. In this tutorial he will show how to make a erotic Pinup Girl. Watching the video you will come to know the process of creation of painting by Frans Mansink.  
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    Tina Mammoser Paintings

  • Drawing goes LARGE

    Tina Mammoser
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    Drawing LARGEToday I'm off to do the first chalkboard wall drawing in the new gallery. Very exciting! And on, apparently, what is to be the hottest day of the year. Good timing eh?So my supplies for today include the chalk (both sticks and powder form), charcoal, coloured chalk (for some red in the Dogger sandstone bit of the geology), and a giant fan.I've done a second (and third) sketch for the large drawing concept, not letting contradictory websites lead me astray on where the Dogger is!For a bit more background about the chalkboard wall, have a read of the Kickstarter update here. It has…
  • 4 reasons to have an Open Studio

    Tina Mammoser
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Here's my top 4 reasons for doing an artist open studio!Nevermind sales (can't be relied on), too many artists overlook the other benefits of opening their creative space.1. Talk about the workNo, I don't mean in a rambling in a me, me, me kind of way (although I do ramble). When people come to your studio they ask interesting questions.* And they have come specifically to see your work and meet you. So you get the chance to talk about your work, about what and why you do what you do. You get to ask them questions too, which means you can learn more about the people who like your work. *I…
  • How did you paint that? The top open studio question

    Tina Mammoser
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The most common question from visitors at open studios is "how do you paint that?" or "how do you get such a soft blended look?"The answer is glazing. Though this year I realised a better way to describe it might be by comparing to watercolour washes. Yes, it's taken me a decade to realise my water glazes are probably more akin to watercolour than my old oil painting glazes!So basically: I put a tiny bit of paint into a lot of water. Mix it thoroughly. (though much of my glazing mix I can now do more spontaneously, just from experience) Then I brush! It's a pretty water-laden brush but not so…
  • Scenes of art and science

    Tina Mammoser
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    A book! A book! A book is afoot!The second book with the Grejczik Gallery imprint will be "Scenes of Art and Science" - a collection of essays about science and how they relate to my artwork. With lots of illustrations of my paintings and drawings!You can pre-order the book via my Kickstarter campaign. Afterwards it will only be available on the Grejczik Gallery website. Plus, on Kickstarter you'll get bonus extras!Print sets EXCLUSIVELY on KickstarterTiny 6"x6" Light paintings EXCLUSIVELY on KickstarterSTICKERS! Yay!See the book and more here, and do share with friends.
  • Open studio - behind the art

    Tina Mammoser
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    For those of you who can't make it all the way to Scarborough for my open studio, I thought I'd give you a little tour of the things that aren't art in my studio room. A lot of what happens around the art is my research materials - like geology books, maps, notes from walks - but also just the quirky things I like to have around me. Some are useful, some are just for inspiration, some are simply silly.Most artists have a "wall of clipping". We keep images that inspire us or give us new ideas. We have ads from our favourite exhibitions. Quotes from people we like. Maybe art we've collected…
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  • How to reproduce colors truthfully – The VHS Factor

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    This post How to reproduce colors truthfully – The VHS Factor is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog Colors are all around us, always. Everywhere your eyes look they see…colors! Since the day you born you can distinguish colors in high contrast, lights and some shapes. In almost every book about painting or drawing the first pages are always dedicated to the color theory and the color wheel, which is used to explain […] This post How to reproduce colors truthfully – The…
  • 11 Art Supplies You Need to Paint – The Definitive List

    6 Jun 2015 | 3:55 am
    This post 11 Art Supplies You Need to Paint – The Definitive List is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog   In the previous post we saw together how painting in total freedom everything you like is important to keep your enthusiasm level high, and to be different from the rest. So now: You are on the right frame of mind and want to paint, but.. ..are you sure you have got everything you need? […] This post 11 Art Supplies You Need to Paint – The Definitive List appeared first…
  • Learn how to paint – things to know before

    11 May 2015 | 4:31 am
    This post Learn how to paint – things to know before is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog Oil painting, acrylics or watercolors, learn how to paint may seem an impossible mission to many people, or something just a few can do. It gets worse: All of this is made even more difficult by the lack of quality in the information that is out there. When I started painting, 15 years ago, the […] This post Learn how to paint – things to know before appeared first on and only…
  • A blog is born – Welcome to You Paint!

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    This post A blog is born – Welcome to You Paint! is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog Hello world! After a long long time having this project on my mind, here I am to carry it out. Let’s get this started: Welcome to You Paint blog! I will share with you my artistic experiences and what I have learnt along the way, through arts & crafts ideas, stories, tips, suggestions and tutorials. Good […] This post A blog is born – Welcome to You Paint! appeared first on…
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