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  • White Eyes Glow Sometimes

    Made Mistakes
    Michael Rose
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Hannah L. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Decided to give live streaming a try when I set out to draw this portrait. Wow, what a disaster of an idea that was. First. Finding a way to record my hands drawing while simultaneously mirroring my iPad’s screen proved to be quite the challenge. Since I don’t have a dedicated video camera, I had to get creative if I wanted to display two video feeds together during the live stream. Using the iPhone 5s’s as a webcam of sorts I tethered it to my iMac over a Lightning cable and used a new Quicktime1 feature to mirror its…
  • ODEITH – Anamorphic Graffiti Letters

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    Creative Visual Artist
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Odeith was, in 2005, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking incursions in the anamorphic art field, standing out for his compositions created in perspective and painted in different surfaces, such as 90º corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion effect. In 2008, he decided to close his tattoo studio (which he opened in 1999) and moved to London. Currently, back in Lisbon, he assumed painting as his main activity, having created large scale murals for major national and international enterprises such as the London Shell, Kingsmill, the Coca-Cola Company,…
  • Butterfly Art by Paul Villinski

    Feather Of Me
    Bo
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Paul Villinski is a New York based artist, his work has been included in numerous exhibitions nationally. “Butterflies seem impossible. How can these ridiculously delicate creatures, apparently blown about by the merest breath of wind, actually fly many thousands of miles to migrate? How is it that an innate, intergenerational GPS guides them year after year to […]
  • 10 Classic Erotic Movies

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    Christopher Smail
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Warning: Contains content with sexual references. There are a few titles that instantly pop into ones head when contemplating the best erotic movies ever made. Maybe it’s Sharon Stone in that scene in “Basic Instinct” or one of the many classics from the 70s era like “Carnal Knowledge.” Whatever your personal favourite is, in this article we’re attempting to...
  • GIF of the Day: Addie Wagenknecht, “Waiting #1″

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    Corinna Kirsch
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Yesterday one of our office conversations focused on whether there were any contemporary artists who reuse online imagery, but without altering them. Voila, a loading GIF by Addie Wagenknecht.
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  • Paintings for Ants

    Dion
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    I love these works by the South African artist Lorraine Loots. She started out back in 2013 doing a painting a day for a whole year which became the 365 Paintings for Ants project. Her miniature a day challenge was a success and she has continued the practice each year since. In 2014 she produced the 365 Postcards for Ants series where she explored her home city of Cape Town each day. Lovers of her work can bid on the original miniature painting or a very limited edition print of each piece is also sold. In 2015 the artist is doing 100 miniatures with 10 prints of each work to be produced.
  • Wearable Sculpture Because Clothes are so Yesterday

    Dion
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Tired of looking like all the other sheep in boring old textile clothes? You might be interested in wearable wooden sculpture! American artist Tracy Featherstone’s wooden creations may not win any awards for comfort, in fact some are more like walking prisons than clothes, but you’ll definitely be noticed walking down the street in them. They’re the craziest, coolest things I have seen in a long while, I love them! Wood is such a neglected material in the fashion industry. Tracy Featherstone – “Wearable Structure: Nodules”, wood, elastic, @ 6”x6”x4”…
  • Frank Gehry’s Brown Paper Bag

    Dion
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    It has been nicknamed the Brown Paper Bag after the governor general Peter Cosgrove called it the most beautiful squashed paper bag he had ever seen at the opening of the building recently. Frank Gehry’s only building to be built in Australia is probably one of his most criticized. I haven’t spoken to anyone who likes the building yet and it really doesn’t do much for me either. As much as I want to like it, I just can’t. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney was built to house the University of Technology’s new business school department. Eighty-five year old…
  • 5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

    Dion
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    So, the last post I made about Pinterest was Pinterest and I on our honeymoon. Everything was perfect, we never argued and we thought we would live on the beach sipping cocktails for the rest of our lives. Well, a thousand or so pins later and now I see that Pinterest isn’t perfect. She’s still better than any of the social media alternatives and I still love her, but here’s a few things that bother me.. These things relate to Pinterest and Art mostly, so they shouldn’t be an issue if you only use Pinterest to find recipes or share your holiday pictures. Mislabeled…
  • Art Plus Pinterest Equals Awesome!

    Dion
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    I haven’t been posting much on Art News Blog lately as I was lost in a cave, but I’m out now and the art sun is shining, so I’m sure I’ll be out there looking for all sorts of arty things to talk about and share in the coming weeks. Something that I have discovered and fallen in love with just recently is Pinterest!! I have had an account for ages now but it just never clicked with me, I didn’t know what to do with it. It is THE social media platform for artists. Firstly, go follow me here if you already have a Pinterest account and I’ll follow you back if…
 
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  • Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E12 with Zachary Cahill

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.  Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant. This week: Friend of the site Zachary Cahill talks about his fave color (pink!), day jobs, and his major USSA project.     More About Made-Up With Danny Volk …
  • Newly Uncovered Secret Notes Reveal Thomas Kinkade Was Actually Genius Conceptual Artist

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:42 pm
    A startling discovery has been made concerning one of contemporary art’s most polarizing artists. A new narrative has come to light concerning the Painter of Light™, Thomas Kinkade, after the artist’s private notes, previously hidden, have been made public for the first time. Kinkade’s illegitimate status in the contemporary art world had always vexed him, but, apparently, he intended to have the last laugh after all. Judging from his recently uncovered notes, which will be put on public display in a major exhibition next year, he planned to reveal the nature of his…
  • A New Definition of Art in the Age of Celebrity

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    The last two months have seen two great celebrity-become-artist scandals. Björk’s retrospective and Kanye’s doctorate. Two years prior, Abramovic's The Artist is Present paired with a performance by Jay-Z stoked the same flame that threatens to consume our conceptions of aesthetics and Artist—with a capital A. Because that exists, still. Art, it seems, may need a new definition. One that fits with current conceptions and usage.   $$$$$$$$$$ @zoeschlanger Can't stop watching this vine of Jay-Z and Marina Abramovic dancing together https://t.co/imtk7kEPzR —…
  • Brand as Museum: Patronizing or Patronage?

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The title of this piece made me wonder why the art world so much enjoys the conjunction "as." It seems a funny construct, one thing as another thing. It contains within it both the idea of transformation, and also deception, and fails to decide or state which side of the fence the utterance wants to come down on. There’s also a strange utility within the phrase, the using of one thing as another as though there were a lack or necessity for makeshift solutions.   "When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums." —Andy Warhol   Andrea del Verrocchio,…
  • Branding a Genre: INSA's Gif-iti

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Is it possible to trademark a whole genre of art? UK-based artist INSA has done just that, and gives an insight into the practicalities of defending your art in the digital era. In his most recent project, INSA’s Satellite Gif-iti (racking up more than 2.5 million views at the time of writing) the artist puts a behemoth brand stamp on the earth, endorsed in a 3 minute film—which sees the artist paint a carpark the size of two football pitches in Rio De Janeiro, and create a Gif from images shot from a satellite in space. The BBC, and even, Lil Wayne, are talking about it.  …
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  • Ebola, Molotov Cocktails and decaying discotheques. The Sony World Photography awards

    Regine
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    This is the eight edition of the competition and, as usual, the Italians made a killing and take a large portion of the awards, there is a fair deal of suffering, at least one of the awards goes to an image featuring Palestinians living under occupation and facing discrimination (this year however, the photos are joyful), and it is always strange to look at the photos and realize that the main events of the year before have almost already been erased from consciences continue
  • Radioactive Ming vases echo our toxic dependency on electronics

    Regine
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Each object is made from the amount of toxic waste created in the production of three items of technology - a smartphone, a featherweight laptop and the cell of a smart car battery. Besides, the vases are sized in relation to the amount of waste created in the production of each item continue
  • World of Warfare, a day at the arms dealers fair

    Regine
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    In February 2011, Julian Röder traveled to Abu Dhabi for the International Defense Exhibition and Conference. 50,000 military officers and arms dealers attended the fair. Some represent dictators. Others are mortal enemies: India, meet Pakistan. But here they meet and mingle, shopping for missile systems, assault rifles, and attack helicopters continue
  • Facta - Gambiologia magazine #3. Hacker poetics

    Regine
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Facta is an experimental publication orchestrated by Fred Paulino and the Gambiologia group. The first issue of Facta addressed the 'science of Apocalypse', the next one looked at people who accumulate, collect and re-purpose. This issue is all about the hacker culture, poetics and ethics in all their guises and deeds continue
  • Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds

    Regine
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    The artist harvested 24kg of an invasive weed from a highighly polluted area in Spain, extracted the iron ore from the plants and used it to make an iron ring. The innovative experiment brought together the biological, the industrial, the technological and even craft to create a piece of jewellery that weights 2 grams. The project also suggests a way to reverse the contamination process while at the same time mining iron ore from the damaged environment continue
 
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    Eye Level

  • Watch This: Our New Exhibition, Watch This!

    Jeff
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Our trailer for Watch This! Watch This! Revelations in Media Art presents contemporary artworks that trace the evolution of a continuously emerging medium. The exhibition explores the pervasive interdependence between technology and contemporary culture. The exhibition, on view at American Art beginning tomorrow and running through September 7, 2015 includes 44 objects from 1941 to 2013, which were acquired by the museum as part of its commitment to collecting and exhibiting media art. The exhibition marks the first time that 30 of these works will be on display at the museum. To kick off the…
  • Picture This: Renwick Renovation Update

    Jeff
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Renwick Gallery, presently under renovation, is scheduled to reopen this coming November. The Renwick Gallery, built in 1859, was the first structure in America created expressly for the purpose of showcasing great works of art to the public. Since 1972 it has been home to American Art's craft and decorative arts program. For the past two years it has been under renovation and will reopen to the public on Friday, November. 13, 2015. The museum, located across from the White House, will reopen with restored historic features and entirely new infrastructure, including LED lighting in all…
  • Artist Talk: Mark Bradford, Artist and Maker

    Howard
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Mark Bradford, Amendment #8, 2014, Mixed media on canvas. © 2014 Mark Bradford Mark Bradford's hand is visible in his celebrated multi-layered collage paintings. These often riff on themes and signs he finds in the urban environment. On Monday, April 20, at 6pm in American Art's McEvoy Auditorium, the artist will be discussing his Amendment series in the third annual James Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture. The Amendment series looks at the Bill of Rights in a progression of collage works whose words become increasingly illegible. The words blend into the abstracted work, losing their…
  • Luce Artist Talk: A Couple of Questions with Four Artists

    Gloria
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    This month's Luce Artist Talk is on Saturday, April 18th at 1:30 p.m. and will feature four multidisciplinary artists who are participating in the Source Theater Festival's Artistic Blind Date project, organized by CulturalDC. These artists, Bruce McKaig, photography, Alison Waldman, dance, Carmen Wong, theater, and Ashi Day, music, are collaborating on full-length plays for the Artistic Blind Date project. Recently, Eye Level sat down with these artists to discuss their work and collaborations. Luce Artist Talks are presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. Multidisciplinary Artists from…
  • Five Questions (+1) with Michael Heaston of the Domingo Cafritz Young Artists Program at the Washington National Opera

    Jeff
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Chief of External Affairs Jo Ann Gillula posed these questions to Director Michael Heaston of the Domingo Cafritz Young Artists Program at Washington National Opera, who will be performing their annual semi-staged excerpts from operas on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m., at American Art in a free performance at McEvoy Auditorium. A performer from The Washington National Opera’s Domingo Cafriz Young Artists. Photo by Ken Rahaim. Eye Level: I understand this performance is entitled Faces of Love. I certainly understand why you are presenting the trio from Barber of Seville, but how does the final…
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  • GIF of the Day: Yoshi Sodeoka’s Pollock GIFs

    Corinna Kirsch
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Paddy’s visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building prompted a discussion about what makes a good splatter painting; in her slideshow, there’s a so-so drip-and-pour piece by Jackson Pollock. Trying to understand what makes a Pollock a Pollock has prompted any number of artists to try out his technique (for reference, see the Saatchi Art “Inspired by Jackson Pollock” collection). Count Yoshi Sodeoka among them. Though none of his Pollock GIFs look or feel exactly like a Pollock, there’s still that goal of unabated movement, of which a GIF…
  • Friday Links: Dr. SnapChat

    Corinna Kirsch
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    Absolut Art. sells artwork in front of people’s faces. Meet the newest online retailer for art, Absolut Art., brought to you by Absolut. [Absolut Art.] Or, why not meet a doctor who’s addicted to social media, and SnapChats his surgeries? [VICE] It’s painful to watch Chelsea Manning’s Twitter feed; still in prison, she’s seeking donations for her legal defense fund. [@xychelsea] Artist Wim Delvoye’s career includes an array of materials: pig carcasses, fecal matter, and, as of 2014, a yoga mat. [Art Markit] The Venice Biennale won’t open until May…
  • GIF of the Day: Addie Wagenknecht, “Waiting #1″

    Corinna Kirsch
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Yesterday one of our office conversations focused on whether there were any contemporary artists who reuse online imagery, but without altering them. Voila, a loading GIF by Addie Wagenknecht.
  • SLIDESHOW: Inside the New Whitney

    Paddy Johnson
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    The New Whitney. All photos: Paddy Johnson First thought entering the new Whitney: This is what critics wished for the 2004 MoMA expansion. What we got then was a soulless corporate building by Yoshio Taniguchi that happened to have an exhibition space. Compare that to the Whitney’s new building by architect Renzo Piano (open May 1), which is a warm and inviting space that responds to the collection itself. Excuse the hyperbole, but it feels like a triumph by comparison. And what a sight the new building is to behold. I’m talking eight floors (85,000 square feet of exhibition…
  • What the Hell Happened at MOCA North Miami? A Timeline of a Trainwreck

    Michael Anthony Farley
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    What the hell happened at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami? Over the past few years, the museum went from being a staple of the South Florida art scene—with an increasingly global reputation—to an institution characterized by dysfunction of operatic proportions. Beginning in 2012, tensions between different entities with vested interests in MOCA escalated into a full-blown crisis in 2014—resulting in lawsuits, a temporary closure of the museum, and a schism into two separate institutions. If one were to swap out the names, the whole affair could pass as a Game of Thrones…
 
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  • I Dreamed a Dream: CloneZone is Live.

    Rhizome
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Ever dream of writing for the New Yorker, America's preeminent magazine and blogging site? Ever wish to join the ranks of giants like Jill Lepore, Elizabeth Kolbert, David Remnick, and Malcolm Gladwell?  New York-based artist Nick DeMarco did. And just yesterday, his dream came true. At least that's what it seems like thanks to CloneZone, an online tool made by Rhizome's NEW INC officemates 4REAL as an art project. It lets you clone any web page on the internet, edit text and images on the page and share the result on social media.  Other clones to date include Obama on Seinfeld today,…
  • A New Hypertext Frog Simulator (Finally!)

    Michael Connor
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Described by its creator as a "frog simulator," Beautiful Frog by Porpentine is actually a text-only interactive fiction build on the Twine platform that allows players to guide a frog through its froggy life. Each turn marks the passage of a year in its life; black serifed text describes its various froggy experiences and milestones, while green text allows the player to make basic decisions like "hop," "sing," or "eat." Time passes quickly—too quickly!—but happily the "frog death" setting is set to "false" by default. Those that prefer to deal with the facts of a frog's life directly…
  • Artist Profile: Guan Xiao

    Iona Whittaker
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Guan Xiao, "Survivors' Hunting," exhibition view at Magician Space The latest in a series of interviews with artists who have developed a significant body of work engaged (in its process, or in the issues it raises) with technology. See the full list of Artist Profiles here. The first exhibition of your work that I saw was "Survivors' Hunting" at Magician Space, Beijing, in 2013. It showed your tendency towards exploring history and artefacts and the way these are presented, as well as your attitude to time and simultaneity—ignoring linear time. In it, there was a series called Cloud Atlas…
  • Games are a Faith-Based Pursuit: A conversation with Jenn Frank

    Nora N. Khan
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Still image from Chop Suey (1995). On Friday, Rhizome published a restoration of three CD-ROM games from the 1990s by Theresa Duncan, which you can play here. Duncan's work has been largely and unjustly forgotten since the 1990s, and this restoration project was inspired, in no small part, by a 2012 article on Duncan's work by Jenn Frank To mark the restoration of the games, Jenn Frank spoke at a panel discussion at the New Museum in New York on Thursday (video here). Here, Nora N. Khan interviews her about her life in gaming. —Ed. Acclaimed writer and games critic Jenn Frank is widely…
  • The Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs are now playable online

    Rhizome
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
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  • Something New Commences

    5 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    It's been an eventful couple of months and I've been working on a lot of things behind the scenes in preparation of making my plan of taking Open Door Studios to the next higher state of being. Especially after my Project 365 experiment I'm in a place where I've got a lot of unsold work that needs to be moved out so that I can fund the creation of new stuff. My website was painfully out of date and in need of a major overhaul, so I spent the last few weeks redesigning it including the addition of a small online store. The goal is to sell enough work out of those limited selections to fund the…
  • On Setting and Achieving Goals

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Something I hear a lot is about how much I get done and how I am seemingly everywhere. News to me, since I don't think I do nearly enough! Looking back though, so far this year I have had:2 successful solo exhibitscreated over 200 paintingshad illustrations publisheddonated works to fundraiser auctionsbegun offering design servicesbegun offering consults to emerging artistsHow do I do all of this? Simply by working toward my goals each day. It doesn't take a lot of effort at all times. It does require that you work every day, at least a little bit, toward achieving what you desire. If all you…
  • Levelling

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Jaboor(636) 614-6945Dan@DanJaboor.comNew exhibit by St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor shows results of self-imposed challenge     Artists have many ways of deciding what to do next and how to get themselves in the frame of mind to actually do it. St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor has been experimenting with a new concept on how accomplish this. The results will be shown in his new exhibit, “Levelling, 100 paintings by Dan Jaboor”. The paintings can be seen May 3–June 7, 2014 at the Syndicate Building Galleries, 915 Olive Street, St.
  • Project 365

    1 Feb 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Project 365 is something that I started back on January 1st.  The premise is simple: make one painting everyday and post it online for people to see.  A few people early on asked about buying a piece from the project, so I started doing that on a first come - first served basis. Ready to hang & shipped to your door via USPS for the low low price of $75 (unless you live outside the US lower 48)I'm one month into the project as of this writing and I have to say that it has been really fulfilling and support seems to be growing for the project.  If you are interested in seeing…
  • Thoughts on Claude Monet and Artistic Insanity

    17 Aug 2013 | 6:12 pm
     This is Claude Monet.  He was the father of the Impressionistic movement and remains one of the most well known artists in modern times.  The photo below shows him in the garden next to his home in Giverny, France.  The bridge behind him features prominently in many of his works.  You have almost surely seen a reproduction of it adorning the walls of a waiting room at some point in your life.  The most common view of him is of an older gentleman quietly spending his painting flowers.  Nothing too wild and crazy about that is there?Claude Monet, in his…
 
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  • Four Upcoming Performances by the Cardew Choir, Starting on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    admin
    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,…
  • Shop Local! Support Your Community Artists and Buy Hand-Crafted Gifts for Your Family and Friends

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The Artists Invite You into Their Studios! Over one hundred professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley, California will open their doors to the public during the 24th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00-6:00 p.m., on November 29–30, December 6-7, December 13-14, and December 20–21, 2014. Some studios will be open on additional days, including December 22-24; please call them first to check. NEW: Many studios will also be open on First Saturdays every month, January-November 2015, from noon-5:00 p.m.
  • Performing in Vocal Ensemble: In Celebration of Robert Ashley, at Mills College, on November 1st

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Robert Ashley It is always a pleasure to perform at Mills College, in Oakland, California, which has a world renowned music department, including the Center for Contemporary Music, where many notable 20th and 21st Century composers have been on the faculty, performed, or held artist residencies. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. PT, I will be performing in a vocal ensemble that includes Mills College students (from the Contemporary Performance Ensemble) and faculty, and members of the Cornelius Cardew Choir, which is part of a special program, In Celebration of Robert Ashley…
  • Performing at Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music, a Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery, in San Francisco, on June 26, 2014

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us for a special, site-specific performance event: Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music A Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, California (Union Square area) Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. PDT Benefit tickets are available at the door: $35 suggested donation (sliding scale) This final concert of the June Benefit Series celebrates the history and creative spirit of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, featuring several of its curators, past and present. Emphasizing a theme of…
  • Performing with the Cardew Choir at Chapel of The Chimes: Garden of Memory, on June 21, 2014 — A Summer Solstice Celebration and Sonic Adventure!

    admin
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2011 Laura Inserra New Music Bay Area and Lifemark Group Arts presentGarden of Memory 2013: a Walk-Through Concert to Celebrate the Summer Solstice Friday, June 21, 2013, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., in Oakland. Admission is $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $5 kids under 12 (kids under 5 are free). Tickets are available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door (cash or check only at the door.) To avoid a line at the door, you can buy tickets online in advance: For more information, contact New Music Bay Area.
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • "Teacup No. 6"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Teacup No. 6" • Oil on Wood • 2.5x2.5 inches (6x6 cm) • 2012Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Pear No. 5"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Pear No. 5" • Oil on Panel • 4x4 inches (10x10 cm) • 2010Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • Print: "Camembert, Knife, Crackers"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Camembert, Knife, Crackers" • 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.
  • "Peeled Orange and Knife on a Blue Plate"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Peeled Orange and Knife on a Blue Plate" • Oil on Panel • 4x8 inches (10x20 cm) • 2008Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Forum No. 11"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Forum No. 11" • Oil on Panel • 2x5 inches (5x12 cm) • 2012Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
 
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  • Winona Ripps' "Ho" exhibition at Postmasters

    tom moody
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Winona Ripps blazed a trail in the feminist net art community (and drew some scorn) for her exhibitions and performances where only women were invited. Despite a separatist bent that had not been seen since Andrea Dworkin, Ripps' frequent targets were "cis-identified" females, that is to say, sexy babes that seemed more interested in catering to the male gaze than transcending gender boundaries. Ripps' critics characterized her work as "self-hating" since the word misogynist didn't pass the laugh test. Her project "Art Whore" was a classic Guerrilla Girls stratagem, a prank where she…
  • image cruddiness that supposedly means something

    tom moody
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Passing along a couple of links without endorsement: 1. "The Triumphant Rise of the Shitpic" (Brian Feldman, The Awl) What do you mean, rise? We've been covering cruddy image quality around here for years (bicubic mush, quantization noise) but the particular wrinkle of Feldman's article (that we don't much care about) is image noise and compression artifact buildup as a true indicator of virality, or authenticity, or something. Feldman assumes an internet full of non-Turing Complete Users screenshotting and re-screenshotting pictures because of the limitations imposed by phones and social…
  • sean dockray interview, 2008

    tom moody
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    This interview Sean Dockray did with me originally appeared on the website of TELIC Art Exchange, in Los Angeles, where I exhibited work in 2008. The site appears to be "offline" but I saved the text. ISSUE I. Relationship of art to blogging Sean Dockray: Can you describe how your artwork and your blog are related to one another? Tom Moody: The best analogy is a DJ who is also a producer. You make tracks that are meant to stand alone (on a CD or internet player) as your creative work but can also be "slipped into a set." With added "meta" layers that blogging gives you--being able to comment…
  • everything you know is wrong

    tom moody
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Worth reading and thinking about: this post by Digby about a Der Spiegel article revealing the origins of the current Middle Eastern evil baddies of the moment. Seems that they aren't in fact Islamist fanatics but an intelligence operation planned by a former Saddam secret policeman, as a way of using the Syrian mess to regain lost Sunni territory in Iraq. If this is true (and Der Spiegel bases the article on a recently-unearthed cache of planning documents by said henchman) then much of the Fox News blather about Islam's inherent violence is turned upside down. As Der Spiegel describes it,…
  • Painting Now (scans)

    tom moody
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Above are scans of my work as it appears in the book Painting Now, by Suzanne Hudson, published last month. More about the book here. These scans are a bit clearer than my friend's in-store documentation, amusing as that gesture was (to some).
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  • The City Life has Ended

    Dennis
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Last Sunday was a sunny 77° for the first time this year, so Stephanie and I took the D Train to Coney Island to see where the city ended. We found this wonderful duo playing on the boardwalk, A...
  • Review Panel 4/17/15

    Dennis
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Here are my notes from David Cohen's Review Panel on April 17th, 2015. The panel focused on the New Museum's Triennial "Sound Audience" and the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2015 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. Some thoughts:...
  • Once the mask returns...

    Dennis
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
  • Atemporal Anomie

    Dennis
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    I'm thinking about the Forever Now show at MoMA, and the pushback that I had earlier mentioned here. Snip from here (all emphasis mine): Mr. Houellebecq's analysis, on the other hand, is psychological, not historical. All his work is...
  • Patrimonio

    Dennis
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
    After a studio visit, a friend sent me this video. I sent him this letter of thanks: I awoke in the middle of the night, thinking about the AK video. What fortune that he was born in the ashes...
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  • This Kid Was So Very Over ‘Boy Books’ And ‘Girl Books’

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    “Scholastic has now removed the ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ sections on its online Book Wizard which had previously limited questions about sport to boys and those about animals to girls. It has pledged to no longer publish books that declare they are for a particular gender in the title.”
  • A Writer’s Walk – Well, Hike – Up An Old Roman Road To Get To The Heart Of A Novel

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    “What I really needed was to step into the half-born book and let it close over my head for a few days – perhaps it was this kind of inchoate instinct rather than the more rational reason I gave myself, which was that I should walk at least a little way in my character Jack’s shoes in order to get a feel for the journey he makes.”
  • The Convention Where Hollywood Woos The Theaters

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    “Unlike, say, Comic-Con, movie fans are not invited. Instead, theater owners from around the world come to see everything from the latest projectors, new food items to sell alongside the popcorn, and of course, the movies themselves.”
  • A Principal Dancer Moves On – To Conflict Resolution

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    “‘As a performer, you create situations from the inside,’ [Dana Caspersen] said. ‘Now I’m interested in looking more broadly at bigger structures: How do our actions shape our world, and how does the world shape our actions?'”
  • A Modernist Composer Who Swore Off Opera As A Youngster Is About To Premiere His Tenth

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Peter Eotvos: “It was so random, so chaotic, especially in contrast to our electronic studio where we worked with unbelievable precision.”
 
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  • Play it again (Uncle) Sam: continuities between the adoption and renewal of Trident

    Clare Hanson
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    In March 2007 the British government of Tony Blair officially decided to extend the life of the Trident submarine deterrent through a ‘life extension programme’ whilst also placing before parliament the need for a successor system. This essentially began the debate on a successor system. Despite Liberal-Democrat opposition, the Conservative-led coalition government of David Cameron agreed with these plans with the likelihood that the follow-on force would be a like-for-like replacement but scaled back to house a smaller number of missiles and a reduced warhead stockpile. This would…
  • A World Intellectual Property Day Quiz

    Joe Couling
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Every year on 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) celebrates World Intellectual Property Day to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging creativity and innovation. As the recent lawsuit between the Marvin Gaye estate and Pharrell Williams showed, intellectual property law is just as relevant as ever. Do you know your rights as a creator? How is technology challenging traditional conceptions of intellectual property? Put your skills to the test with our intellectual property law quiz! Find out more about Creation and Validity of…
  • Thought experiments in philosophy

    RachelM
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Philosophers love thought experiments. Many of us deploy them as our version of the scientific method. They isolate some feature of our experience and evoke intuitions about it, and these revealed verdicts enable us to adjust relevant theories in light of what we find. The method goes back to Plato, who, for example, has a character in The Republic challenge Socrates’s view of morality by appealing to the possibility of a ring that could make its bearer invisible, in order to demonstrate that people are most fundamentally self-interested. Here are some of the other famous philosophical…
  • Guns, herbs, and sores: inside the dragon’s etymological lair

    SoniaT
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    While St. George is widely venerated throughout Christian communities, England especially honors him, its patron saint, for St. George’s Day on 23 April. Indeed his cross, red on a white field, flies as England’s flag. St. George, of course, is legendary for the dragon he slew, yet St. George bested the beast in legend alone. From Beowulf to The Game of Thrones, this creature continues to breathe life (and fire) into our stories, art, and language; even the very word dragon hoards its own gold. Let’s brave our way into its etymological lair to see what treasures we…
  • DNA Day 2015: celebrating advances in genetics and gene therapy [infographic]

    Joe Couling
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Today, 25 April is a joint celebration for geneticists, commemorating the discovery of the helix nature of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 and the completion of the human genome project fifty years later in 2003. It may have taken half a century to map the human genome, but in the years since its completion the field of genetics has seen breakthroughs increase at an ever-accelerating rate. In 2015, gene therapy is fast becoming a viable option for the treatment of genetic diseases and will be a dominant focus for geneticists in the years to come. But what is gene therapy and…
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  • Behind the Difficulties in Financing Art Projects

    Sam
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Bloomberg takes a look at the difficulties behind financing large-scale art projects, including the issues often facing galleries when it comes to selling the completed pieces, focusing the study on artist Alice Aycock’s public installation on Park Ave.  “It’s a long-term financial investment,” says Aycock’s gallerist, Thomas Schulte. “One work by Aycock cost $350,000 alone in production […]
  • Chris Dercon Leaving Tate Modern for Berlin’s Volksbühne

    Sam
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Tate Modern Director Chris Dercon will leave the museum to head up Berlin’s experimental theatre landmark, the Volksbühne in 2017, The Guardian reports.  “Chris Dercon is helping to open Tate Modern to a wider world and more diverse audiences through his support for a more international programme, photography, live performance and film,” says Tate head Nicolas […]
  • Shirin Neshat Profiled in FT

    Sam
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:16 pm
    The Financial Times profiles Iranian artist Shirin Neshat as she prepares to open a career retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and Baku, Azerbaijan.  “As an Iranian in exile, she has always been very articulate about the idea of a condition of diaspora and, with that, the complexity of feeling connected to a […]
  • Times Square Billboards to Screen Andy Warhol’s “Screen Tests” This May

    D. Creahan
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Midnight Moment video art screenings in New York will continue this May, with the showing of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests on the immense video billboards of Times Square.  The screen tests on view will feature a variety of Factory regulars, including Edie Sedgwick, Susan Sontag and Lou Reed. Read more at Paper
  • Printed Matter Moving to Two-Floor Space on Eleventh Ave

    D. Creahan
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Printed Matter is leaving its current space at 195 Tenth Avenue, which is has occupied for the last 10 years, and moving to a new, two-level space at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and 26th Street this September, the organization announced this week.  The new building will double its current space, and will allow a more diverse series […]
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  • Beautiful Vintage Patent Art Prints by Jason Stanley

    Daniel
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Imperial AT-AT Walker Toy Nintendo Gameboy Batman’s Cowl Buoyant Bulletproof Combat Uniform by N. J. Waterbury Toilet Paper Roll Jason Stanley digitally cleans up and enhances vintage patents from over the past 200 years, and turns them into stunning prints which we would love to hang on our walls. The patents, which he chooses to work on, run the gamut from those for common household items to action figures based on iconic movie characters. The artist says that “his goal is to bring these inventions (that we have all grown to love and benefited from) back into everyday life in the form…
  • Awesome Hand-Drawn Typography by Craig Black

    Daniel
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Here is some brilliant hand-drawn typography inspiration for you folks! London-based designer Craig Black sent in images of the lettering work that he and his team made for Slick’s Barbershop in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The mural follows the award-nominated window art (seen below), which Black created for the glass front of the establishment. Black says that he has a “strong admiration for all letter-forms and typography hailing from Glasgow, Scotland.” He graduated in 2013 with a degree in Design in Visual Communication at the University West of Scotland, and has been working for both…
  • "Moleskine Project IV" Features Great Art From 70 Artists Around The World

    Daniel
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    Stella Im Hultberg – "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" Nimit Malavia – "Sometimes Slow to Heed Advice" Currently on view at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, “Moleskine Project IV” is the 4th edition of the annual group show co-curated by artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman. The show features a terrific and eclectic selection of artwork created on blank Moleskine sketchbooks by 70 artists from around the world. The show will be on view until Saturday, April 25, 2015. You can also buy the original paintings and illustrations at the…
  • Fascinating Laser Cut Wood Art by Ben James

    Daniel
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    Ben James, a 3D generalist based in Louisville, KY, creates his elaborate laser cut wood designs using an unique layering method. Using Autocad to design the patterns, he creates a base design and uses an expanding/banding technique to create the layers. He then cuts each segment out of birch wood with a laser cutter, and then glues them together to create a single cohesive artwork. James says that he has a background in graphic design (a 4 year computer science degree from Purdue University), but over the years he gained experience is using many different applications. You can buy his…
  • "Fall" is an Incredible, 60 Foot Art Installation by Crystal Wagner

    Daniel
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    Cascading over four stories and through glass, “Fall” is a large scale art installation created by artist Crystal Wagner (previously) The 60 feet tall piece, which is currently on display at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is made from table cloth used in birthday parties, chicken wire and screen prints. Wagner describes her piece as “a hybrid between the synthetic manmade materials that surround us and the natural landscapes that populate the earth.” (via JazJaz Submissions) To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the…
 
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  • Film Trailer of the Day: The Birth of Saké

    Jeff
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    New York-based filmmaker Erik Shirai successfully funded his documentary, The Birth of Saké, through Kickstarter and it recently screened at Tribeca (Variety gave it a great review here). The film explores how saké is made at a family-owned Japanese brewery named Tedorigawa. It looks beautiful and sad. Watch the official trailer below.View the whole post: Film Trailer of the Day: The Birth of Saké over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Ryan Coleman

    Jeff
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    Paintings by Atlanta, Georgia-based artist Ryan Coleman. More images below.View the whole post: Ryan Coleman over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Deborah Dancy

    Jeff
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Paintings by artist Deborah Dancy. More images below.View the whole post: Deborah Dancy over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Casey Gray

    Zach Tutor
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    I think these slightly abstract paintings of familiar things by San Francisco, California based artist Casey Gray are truly awesome.  You can see more of them below.View the whole post: Casey Gray over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Vasantha Yogananthan

    Kory Jean Kingsley
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    Photos from Paris, France based Photographer, Vasantha Yogananthan. His series titled “Piémanson” is an exploration of daily life on the last wild beach in France. Check out more images below.View the whole post: Vasantha Yogananthan over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Paintings for Ants

    Dion
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    I love these works by the South African artist Lorraine Loots. She started out back in 2013 doing a painting a day for a whole year which became the 365 Paintings for Ants project. Her miniature a day challenge was a success and she has continued the practice each year since. In 2014 she produced the 365 Postcards for Ants series where she explored her home city of Cape Town each day. Lovers of her work can bid on the original miniature painting or a very limited edition print of each piece is also sold. In 2015 the artist is doing 100 miniatures with 10 prints of each work to be produced.
  • Wearable Sculpture Because Clothes are so Yesterday

    Dion
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Tired of looking like all the other sheep in boring old textile clothes? You might be interested in wearable wooden sculpture! American artist Tracy Featherstone’s wooden creations may not win any awards for comfort, in fact some are more like walking prisons than clothes, but you’ll definitely be noticed walking down the street in them. They’re the craziest, coolest things I have seen in a long while, I love them! Wood is such a neglected material in the fashion industry. Tracy Featherstone – “Wearable Structure: Nodules”, wood, elastic, @ 6”x6”x4”…
  • Frank Gehry’s Brown Paper Bag

    Dion
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    It has been nicknamed the Brown Paper Bag after the governor general Peter Cosgrove called it the most beautiful squashed paper bag he had ever seen at the opening of the building recently. Frank Gehry’s only building to be built in Australia is probably one of his most criticized. I haven’t spoken to anyone who likes the building yet and it really doesn’t do much for me either. As much as I want to like it, I just can’t. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney was built to house the University of Technology’s new business school department. Eighty-five year old…
  • 5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

    Dion
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    So, the last post I made about Pinterest was Pinterest and I on our honeymoon. Everything was perfect, we never argued and we thought we would live on the beach sipping cocktails for the rest of our lives. Well, a thousand or so pins later and now I see that Pinterest isn’t perfect. She’s still better than any of the social media alternatives and I still love her, but here’s a few things that bother me.. These things relate to Pinterest and Art mostly, so they shouldn’t be an issue if you only use Pinterest to find recipes or share your holiday pictures. Mislabeled…
  • Art Plus Pinterest Equals Awesome!

    Dion
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    I haven’t been posting much on Art News Blog lately as I was lost in a cave, but I’m out now and the art sun is shining, so I’m sure I’ll be out there looking for all sorts of arty things to talk about and share in the coming weeks. Something that I have discovered and fallen in love with just recently is Pinterest!! I have had an account for ages now but it just never clicked with me, I didn’t know what to do with it. It is THE social media platform for artists. Firstly, go follow me here if you already have a Pinterest account and I’ll follow you back if…
 
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  • Cultural Politics: Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny

    NEWSgrist
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Cover: Arnold Mesches [Archive of contemporary artist contributions: http://culturalpolitics.org] Announcing the arrival of: Cultural Politics Volume 11.1 Featuring essays and art by: Cover/interior art and essay by Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny, which can be accessed freely online (as are all Cultural Politics cover artists) courtesy of Duke University Press. Color html or B&W formatted PDF. To date, Arnold Mesches has had 142 solo exhibitions and countless group shows. His work is included in the permanent collections of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan…
  • Art & Labor

    NEWSgrist
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    The old issue of intellectual labor produced in exchange for little or no pay has been coming up more than usual this week, probably because the College Art Association conference is in full swing. Also, National Adjunct Walkout Day is upon us. In the meantime, I had all but forgotten about this recent email exchange:Last month, I was contacted by an academic publisher, let’s call her Dorothy Lamour, self-described “publisher for visual arts journals” at [insert name of the largest global academic publisher you can think of]. Dorothy Lamour informed me that the long-time editor of one…
  • Cultural Politics: Mira Schor: The Ground

    NEWSgrist
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Announcing the arrival of: Cultural Politics Volume 10.3 Featuring cover art and an essay by Mira Schor, this entire issue is available open access, courtesy of Duke University Press. Happy New Year! Joy Garnett Art Editor, Cultural Politics Cultural Politics (ISSN: 1743-2197) is an international, refereed journal that explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture and politics. It analyzes how cultural identities, agencies and actors, political issues and conflicts, and global media are linked, characterized, examined and resolved. In doing so, the journal explores…
  • Cease and Desist: From the Law Offices of M.C Grosfischerplan

    NEWSgrist
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:22 pm
    [Back story - Satire Alert set to ON] The latest dispatch from the copyright wars: Download C&D for Robert Hovden 2014 ________________________________________________ M.C Grosfischerplan , Esq. _________________________________________________________________ From: The Law Offices of M.C Grosfischerplan Butch Kills, NY 11101 artlawd@Grosfischerplan.biz 1 December 2014 To: Robert Hovden School of Applied and Engineering Physics Cornell University 271 Clark Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-3501 c. XXX-XXX-XXXX Re: Copyright Infringement Dear Mr. Hovden: I represent Ms. Joy Garnett, award winning…
  • The Treachery of Images

    NEWSgrist
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Above: Robert Hovden's four nanolithographs in When Art Exceeds Perception at the Jill Stuart Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Courtesy of Robert Hovden. When Art Exceeds Perception is an exhibition of works produced and conceived by Robert Hovden, a PhD candidate in Applied Physics at Cornell University. Hovden has mounted an exhibition to probe our assumptions about the copy, authorship, and ownership. Predictably, he has provoked the ire of one (dead) artist's estate and the admiration of those who dispute the wisdom of overreaching copyright, including the editor of this blog. See…
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  • Ads of the Week

    Eliza Williams
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    This week's advertising round-up has it all: an interactive ad, an Instagram ad, even a few TV spots. Kicking off proceedings though is this lovely, Captain Pugwash-esque poster campaign for the English National Opera's forthcoming Pirates of Penzance show, directed by Mike Leigh... As Paul Belford has pointed out recently, a brilliant poster campaign can improve the urban landscape, and this ad, illustrated by Toby Leigh, is currently doing a great job of cheering up the hallways of various stations on the London Underground. Next, a delightful Icelandic saga for Arla Skyr yoghurt, directed…
  • Sony World Photography Awards 2015

    Antonia Wilson
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    The winners of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced, with American photographer John Moore from Getty Images winning the L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year award, for his series depicting the Ebola crisis in Liberia. His work has been universally credited for the early exposure of the scale of the Ebola epidemic in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. In a collective statement, the judges said of the work: "Moore's photographs of this crisis show in full the brutality of people's daily lives torn apart by this invisible enemy. However, it is his spirit in the face of such…
  • D&AD judging week

    Patrick Burgoyne
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    It's long been an ambition of D&AD to make the judging process not only more open but also more of an industry event in its own right, a place for wider discussion about creativity and how it is applied. And a bit more fun too. This week, they pulled it off Though an undoubted privilege, judging awards can be a pretty exhausting, numbing experience, often not helped by the surroundings. The logistics of the bigger shows dictate that jury sessions usually take place in exhibition halls or similalrly soulless venues. D&AD has previously been judged at the ExCel centre and more recently…
  • Our picks from Pick Me Up 2015

    Rachael Steven
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    Graphic arts festival Pick Me Up opened at London's Somerset House last night, with talks, workshops, screenings and exhibitions taking place until May 4. Here's a look at some of our favourite work on show and what's on over the next few days... Each year, Pick Me Up showcases work from illustrators, creative collectives and galleries alongside a programme of graphic arts-related talks and workshops. The event also includes Pick Me Up's annual Selects exhibition, which features work by new and emerging illustration talent chosen by a panel of judges (this year's are Sara Andreasson; Hattie…
  • Chris Milk on how VR can make us more empathetic

    Eliza Williams
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    Director Chris Milk has become renowned for work that mixes cutting edge technology with old-fashioned, emotional storytelling. In this recent TED talk, he explains how virtual reality offers the opportunity for viewers to engage more deeply with other people's stories than ever before... Virtual reality has been seized upon by brands and ad agencies recently as the latest hot new thing. Many of its uses so far have been in the style of gaming, but in this short and entertaining talk, Milk offers a vision of a VR future where we can use the headsets to understand each other better. "It's a…
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  • This Kid Was So Very Over ‘Boy Books’ And ‘Girl Books’

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    “Scholastic has now removed the ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ sections on its online Book Wizard which had previously limited questions about sport to boys and those about animals to girls. It has pledged to no longer publish books that declare they are for a particular gender in the title.”
  • A Writer’s Walk – Well, Hike – Up An Old Roman Road To Get To The Heart Of A Novel

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    “What I really needed was to step into the half-born book and let it close over my head for a few days – perhaps it was this kind of inchoate instinct rather than the more rational reason I gave myself, which was that I should walk at least a little way in my character Jack’s shoes in order to get a feel for the journey he makes.”
  • The Convention Where Hollywood Woos The Theaters

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    “Unlike, say, Comic-Con, movie fans are not invited. Instead, theater owners from around the world come to see everything from the latest projectors, new food items to sell alongside the popcorn, and of course, the movies themselves.”
  • A Principal Dancer Moves On – To Conflict Resolution

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    “‘As a performer, you create situations from the inside,’ [Dana Caspersen] said. ‘Now I’m interested in looking more broadly at bigger structures: How do our actions shape our world, and how does the world shape our actions?'”
  • A Modernist Composer Who Swore Off Opera As A Youngster Is About To Premiere His Tenth

    Suzi Steffen
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Peter Eotvos: “It was so random, so chaotic, especially in contrast to our electronic studio where we worked with unbelievable precision.”
 
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  • Shortlist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award 2015

    Katherine Tyrrell
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    Six museums have been shortlisted for the Museum of the Year and three of them are focused on art or are are art related. This is the Michelin Star rating for Museums so being shortlisted is an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 25th anniversary exhibition of the Shirley Sherwood Collection

    Katherine Tyrrell
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    An exhibition to celebrate the anniversary of a collection seems to me to be an excellent idea - but I hadn't seen one before this week. Work by Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr Shirley... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are your sites mobile friendly - or are you facing Mobilegeddon?

    Katherine Tyrrell
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Yesterday mobilegeddon was supposed to happen - here's why: Did you know that some 30% of all search queries now come from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets)? Google has said that it expects... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Review: 30th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists

    Katherine Tyrrell
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Entrance to the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists The Society of Botanical Artists is relatively young compared to those national art societies which started life in the 19th... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Society of Botanical Art: Certificates of Botanical Merit 2015

    Katherine Tyrrell
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    This post includes news about which artists won the coveted Certificate of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists in 2015. My next post will include a review of the SBA's 30th Annual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Web world: The New Museum's 2015 Triennial

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    Entering the New Museum's 2015 Triennial "Surround Audience" is like stepping into someone else’s search history. If you’re passionate about the same information that he or she is, you might find the work fascinating. If not, you may feel as though you’re laboring through a reading assignment, or worse, correcting homework. Either way, though, curators Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin have managed to create a fascinating equivalent for online life, with all the confusion, distraction, contradiction, and uneven quality that we have come to associate with post-analog existence.[Image at…
  • Peter Halley: Hyperreal

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    When I stopped by the Florence Griswold Museum during a snowstorm in mid-March to see Peter Halley’s retrospective, the glowing neon color and interlocking geometric forms – what he has called cells, prisons (that is, rectangular sets of prison bars), and conduits – had transformed the museum into a dazzling chamber of vibrating light. This extraordinary exhibition, “Peter Halley: Big Paintings,” consists of nine monumental paintings made between 1987 and 2015 that take abstraction beyond the utopian ideals of early modernism and address the isolation and control imposed by…
  • April 15: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, opening and events

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / April 15, 2015  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top:  Josh Reames in "Post-Analog Painting," @ The Hole  ] Sam Martineau @ Rawson Projects, through May 3.LOWER EAST SIDEMaker’s Mark / Regina Rex + (harbor) / 221 Madison (new location) / thru 5/24 Opening 4/19Sam Martineau / Rawson Projects / 221 Madison (new location) / thru 5/3Caitlin Macbride / Chapter NY / 127 Henry / thru 5/17Andrew Baron /…
  • Your Monthly Horoscope! by Crystal “Kitty” Shimski

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Transcribed by guest contributor Jennifer Coates / Kitty divides her time between New York City and Montauk. She is a freelance Intuitive Technique Specialist and part-time Trance Inducer. She was recently certified in Trauma Re-alignment and holds a dual Associates Degree in Breath Dancing for Painters and Creative Shock Control from the Online Academy of Spiritual Transit. She is devoted to helping painters live out their truth on the surface of their choosing. [Image via Four Muddy Paws]Taurus (April 20-May 20)You can count on pain in the early part of the month. That secret practice…
  • Diana Copperwhite: I think about what the paintings can’t do and then I try to do it

    10 Apr 2015 | 5:52 pm
    On the occasion of her solo show at Kevin Kavanagh in Dublin, Diana Copperwhite, born in Dublin in 1969, had the following conversation with Irish artist Helen O'Leary. They discuss Ireland's literary and visual traditions, the importance of scale, optics, and how technology has taken hold in Copperwhite's work. "Painting is so physical but has the potential to do something very different to other media," she tells O'Leary. "Aspects of technology are almost hypnotic and trance-like and this creates a space in my paintings that gives rise to what you might consider the psychedelic."  …
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  • Black and White Figure Studies

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    One day last summer, I gave an assignment to my class; do a black and white oil study, using your own short-pose (5 - 20min) drawing as a reference. Although very difficult, I thought it was a great assignment that forced you to really think about many aspects of figure drawing and painting. One obvious difficulty was that there's only so much information can be packed in a 5 minute drawing, no matter how good you are. So when you use these as references, you have to extrapolate a lot; anatomy, lighting, form. That's almost everything.  You may have good gesture information, general…
  • Yes, I Do Use Photo References

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Rendezvous, 18 x 18 inches, oil on linenYes, I do use photo references. Hardly ever for landscapes, and usually not for in-studio figurative works. But I need structural references when I'm painting cityscapes and figures in environments outside of the studio - like this one I'm posting today.The thing is, I'm not a very good photographer. I can take decent photos if I all the planets aligned at the point when I press the shutter, but that rarely happens. Consequently, if I'm out in the city taking reference photos, I'm not thinking too much about specific paintings. I'm just shooting (often…
  • Windy City

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Windy City, 12 x 12 inches, oil on linenOne of my favorites from my Chicago series.  The greenish grey color that make up most of the painting is done with black, white, and yellow ochre. Just different amounts of each to create variations of one another. I probably had Transparent Oxide Red on the palette as well, and mixed it in a little bit to get a warmer variation here and there, but not much.I introduced a few high chroma notes to break up the monotony, but I tried to limit color as much as possible. Why? Because I didn't think I needed them to get the mood I wanted. There are…
  • Rambling About A Moody Landscape

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Arcadia, 12 x 24 inches, oil on linenHeres a moody landscape painting. There are a lot of ways a landscape painting can be moody, but the defining characteristic for this particular painting, I think, is the sky. The colors of the sky is greyed down, yes, but perhaps more importantly, the overall value of the sky is keyed down quite a bit. If you compare the value of the sky to the white of webpage that surrounds it, you can see how dark it is. Just because Carlson said the sky is the lightest plane in a landscape, that doesn't mean it's necessarily very light in value. It's all…
  • Nocturne in Blue, Nocturne in Red

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Chicago Blues, 16 x 20 inches, oil on linenAfter I said in the last post that I'd post a blue cityscape, I realized I had already shipped this one off and the only photo I had of it was a crappy cell phone snapshot that doesn't show much of the subtler color shifts. Damn. It's no secret that being a professional painter doesn't mean you get to paint all day. You have to take care of the business end of things as well - marketing, promotion, maintaining relationships with galleries, event organizers, and collectors. Packing, crating and shipping, accounting and bookkeeping, doing…
 
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    An Artist's Journal

  • Spring Color At Last

    Martha Marshall
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    These are the first of the spring blooms in my garden. Soon after the irises are gone, the amaryllises and Dutch irises will follow. Then will come the sunflowers. I can hardly wait for sunflowers! But wait I must. Gardens teach us patience and give us hope for the future. Today I put in a dozen tomato plants. I wasn’t going to do tomatoes this year, because I’ve had such awful luck with them for the past couple of years. But how do you not have tomatoes? My two paintings have been accepted in the local annual juried show. I’ll be getting those ready to deliver next week.
  • Happy Spring

    Martha Marshall
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    The long interval between the last post and this one mirrors the long winter we’ve had. Spring comes in fits and starts now, but I can almost believe there won’t be any more freezes this year. Even in Alabama, single digits on several occasions. That’s a cold season. But amazingly, my perennials are poking their heads through now, and it looks like all will be well. Winter took a toll on me this time. I am convinced it had to do with Seasonal Affective Disorder – a fancy name for winter blahs. There were just days and days on end with no sun. I feel like a mushroom.
  • The Impulse to Hibernate

    Martha Marshall
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Winter has been long, and some of it has been unusually cold. Now that I no longer live in Florida, the seasons are distinct and definite. Wintertime has its own challenges, like how to get enough sunshine to keep from suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD.) I began to suspect I was slipping into this state when all I wanted to do was sleep. But the sun has been back for the past few days. This is a sunrise from a few mornings ago. These winter trees are west of where I was standing, so the sun, coming up over my shoulder, cast an orange glow on the branches. It’s been so…
  • Lost and Found (Time, That Is)

    Martha Marshall
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    Have you ever told yourself that you’d do more art if you could only find the time? I say this frequently. Where is that lost time? If it’s not under the bed, under the chair, up on a shelf, or behind the door, then where has it gone? Chances are it’s right there with us, wherever we are. I think I’ll check my desk chair in the office, where I go with my coffee every morning and surf the web. It’s all legitimate, of course. I call it “art research” or “website maintenance” or “marketing” or “catching up with family and…
  • Blogging As Inspiration

    Martha Marshall
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Haiku 107 – Acrylic on Cradled Panel, 8x8x2″ Do you love reading blogs for inspiration as much as I do? Well, I’m coming to the conclusion that the very act of blogging provides inspiration for my own work. At least it provides incentive. If I know that you are interested in reading about what I’ve been doing in the studio, then I feel more motivated to actually do something in the studio. It’s been too easy just to put the art on the back burner while I occupy myself with other things (like the holidays for one!) But if I have a regular blogging schedule, it…
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  • How to Grab Success and Forget about Getting Found

    Barney Davey
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Stop letting prevalent myths of the starving artist and getting found mess you up. It’s hard being a successful artist. It takes creativity, determination, vision and business skills. You have to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Do You Make Art?

    Barney Davey
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    I know. Asking why do you make art is a kind of a loaded question. You may not have an answer as pithy English mountaineer, George Mallory for when he was asked, “Why do you want to climb Mount... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What 3 Little Known Secrets Do Successful Artists Use?

    Barney Davey
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Study the lives of successful artists. You will find the Rule of Three applies in many ways. In my 12-part series on Successful Art Careers, I blogged about Using the Rule of Three. Today, I want to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 55 Easy Ways How to Grow Your Art Career

    Barney Davey
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    There are many ways to grow your art career. Here are some useful tips for making yours bloom all year long. If you have other quick tips and links for how to grow your art career, please add them in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Is the Magic in Selling More Lifetime Art?

    Barney Davey
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Selling more art is a learned skill, not a magic trick. You are not alone if you’ve felt at times like some artists have discovered magical ways for selling more art. Just like magic, when you look... [[ 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

  • Ettore Roesler Franz

    Charley Parker
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Ettore Roesler Franz was a 19th century German/italian painter, noted in particular for his watercolors of Rome. A number of these comprise a series titled “Roma sparita” (loosely: “Vanished Rome”), meant in part to record scenes of buildings and landmarks the he feared would be demolished in an effort to modernize the city. His watercolors are wonderfully textural, with dramatic value contrasts and great use of perspective. Frustratingly, examples of his work online are scattered and frequently smaller than one might hope. Wikimedia Commons has quite a few, but most…
  • American Dreaming

    Charley Parker
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:58 pm
    American Dreaming is an as yet unreleased documentary on mid 20th century American car design art, the artists and designers who created it and the attempts of art collector Robert Edwards to collect and preserve as much of it as possible. Much of this art was meant to be destroyed by the car manufacturers who commissioned it, lest their advanced designs, even the unused ones, fall into the hand of competitors. The artists themselves saved some of the art, smuggling it out of the company offices in false-bottom boxes and by other means, rather than seeing it destroyed. PBS has a selection of…
  • “Celebrating Women Artists” at Arcadia Contemporary

    Charley Parker
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Arcadia Contemporary, a gallery in NYC that focuses largely on contemporary art in the representational tradition, has a new show titled “Celebrating Women Artists” in which they are showcasing work by six women artists from among the artists they represent. The show features three painters, two sculptors and a photographer. I’ve featured images of work by the painters above. “Celebrating Women Artists” will be on display until May 20, 2015. After that point, the online gallery to which I’m linking will change to the next show, so I’ve provided links…
  • Eye Candy for Today: H Siddons Mowbray’s Idle Hours

    Charley Parker
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Idle Hours, H. Siddons Mowbray Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikipedia, original is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Though not in the kind of exotic location common to the Orientalist paintings that were fashionable the time, Mowbray has dressed is models in oriental costume as they languorously while away their time watching pet turtles eat lettuce. Mowbray’s composition is softly harmonious, with rich but subdued colors, gentle value transitions and restrained brushwork.
  • Leo Mancini-Hresko (update)

    Charley Parker
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Leo Mancini-Hresko is a painter from Boston who I first wrote about in 2013. He brings his appealingly textural approach to bear on landscape, interiors and still life subjects, in which his controlled use of color and value brings the textural elements to the fore. Mancini-Hresko’s work will be on display in a solo show opening at the Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston on April 24th.
 
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  • Spotted! Ang Wei Tyng

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Nice work from Ang Wei Tyng,  a graduate from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Art Design and Media Digital Animation. “I am a simplehearted person who likes to draw cute and pretty things. The world is already a dark place so I believe we should surround ourselves with happy and beautiful things to bring joy. My drawings may not dream to change the world, but they definitely dream to bring a warm fuzzy feeling to your heart.”
  • Project Plug! DEAR Vol 1: Lost and Found

    Culturepush
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Spotted on Haystakt, Dear Vol 1: Lost and Found, a very tasteful publication by Do Not Design and curated by Yanda. (from the press release) DEAR is a zine that collects, archives and immortalises in print, all things fun and unique. From casual conversations to visual essays that aim to assault your senses, to basically anything that piques our curiosity, DEAR celebrates the unusual and the interesting in the spirit of fun. With a healthy pinch of humour and just a dash of seriousness, DEAR is for the everyday person who wishes to uncover the little oddities in everyday life. For our…
  • Moirai, a debut album by Sphaeras

    Culturepush
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. (from the press release) Sphaeras is an instrumental rock quartet that draws influences from math-rock bands such as And so I watch you from afar, Enemies, TTNG and post-rock bands such as Russian Circles and Mogwai. Since their formation, they have performed on various occasions including Baybeats Festival 2014 and Bandwagon’s The Music Market 2014. Their debut album – Moirai – comprises of 7 original tracks (excluding three interludes) that collectively trace the band’s journey since its infancy in May 2013. Moirai features a bonus…
  • Project Plug: A Plane’s Portrait by Malcolm Lu

    Michele Adriaens
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    “Photography has always been a hobby. It was only in the last two years that I started to take it seriously as a possible path to go on. My interest in airplanes on the other hand has been there since I was a kid. My earliest memories were that of my parents bringing me to the airport to look at these magnificent machines from the Viewing Gallery. There was a joy and excitement that I could remember from those outings, and I still see that today in myself and in the people around me when I visit the airport. It was because of these experiences and influences, that I decided to do…
  • Spotted! Cai Weijie

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    We don’t feature enough Product Design here on Culturepush – I know – but we pretty much have to wait for student work to pop up in our news feed around graduation time. So please folks – get your work out there and email us! Today we would like you to meet Cai Weijie who will be graduating from Product Design at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) this May. We asked him about his final year work (top image) and here goes: “The art of Photography and the practices of its craft encourage the understanding of the relationship between the Object and Subject.
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Learn botanical art online

    ArtPlantae
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    Technology has enabled botanical art instructors to connect with new students through online classes. So many online classes have been announced that this type of class now has its own page in the Classes Near You section. Discover natural science illustration and botanical art during EE Week 2015! Do you teach botanical art, natural science […]
  • Begin EE Week by exploring the neighborhood with Shawn Sheehy

    ArtPlantae
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    National Environmental Education Week begins today! Educators are encouraged to visit the EE Week website and to take advantage of the resources available for their classrooms and programs. This week we’ll highlight resources for artists, naturalists and educators. Some will come from the depths of ArtPlantae’s archives and others will be new resources to consider. […]
  • Healing Herbs, Gardens for Health

    ArtPlantae
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    Dr. Alain Touwaide from the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions will be in the Los Angeles area to discuss the healing herbs of antiquity and to explore the therapeutic benefits of nature. Presentations will be held at UCLA and at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The Healing […]
  • Surround Yourself with Art & Science during EE Week

    ArtPlantae
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    ArtPlantae is proud to be one of many national partners celebrating National Environmental Education Week (EE Week). This year the EE Week theme is Greening STEM: Surrounded by Science. In the past, special guests have stopped by to visit with us during EE Week. Together we’ve learned about water, Nature’s sounds, the blue of the […]
  • Paint the Produce Section with Kathleen McKeehen

    ArtPlantae
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:10 am
    Kathleen McKeehen, Scientific Illustrator www.florawithfauna.com Kathleen is a teacher and freelance illustrator. Her work has appeared in Organic Gardening Magazine and The Herb Companion. View Kathleen’s artwork in the ASBA Members’ Gallery or at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ Science-Art.com. Kathleen welcomes both beginners and advanced students to her classes. Painting the Produce Section […]
 
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Healing Art

    Dorothy Berry-Lound
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    This post written by Resident Artist - Dorothy Berry-Lound Dorothy is 1stAngel Arts Magazine’s Resident Artist – April 2015 View Her Details I am a member of the Fellowship of Authors and Artists which aims to promote and encourage the use of writing and all art forms as a means of therapy and self-healing. I am also a member of the Arts and Healing Network. The images I create always have a story, a message I am trying to get across or imagery to make the viewer stop and think and colour plays a big part in ‘developing the mood’. Meteor Shower Heals Earth I define my healing…
  • Colour Creates the Mood

    Dorothy Berry-Lound
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    This post written by Resident Artist - Dorothy Berry-Lound Dorothy is 1stAngel Arts Magazine’s Resident Artist – April 2015 View Her Details Have a look around the room you are sitting in.  What is the predominant colour in this room?  Take account of not just the colour in the walls but also the soft furnishings and the artwork.  What is the dominant colour or colours?  Why did you choose those colours?  Are they your favourite colours or do you have them because they make you feel good, happy or relaxed?  Do you like the colour? If not what colour would you like? Nuts and…
  • Age of Adaline Screening at the Mall of America on Monday – Tickets Giveaway

    AtContent Guest Author
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
     PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST TWEET, NOT COMMENT IF ENTERING AS THIS POST IS NOT MONITORED  Blake Lively is probably one of my favorite recent actresses. She is like the younger version of Sarah Jessica Parker, wouldn’t you agree? And I am so excited to be able to attend the screening of Blake Lively’s new movie Age of Adaline at the Mall of… POLL[poll id=”2″]
  • New Video: Laura Michelle @mylauramichelle – “Old News”

    AtContent Guest Author
    11 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    With Laura Michelle’s recently catching a buzz with her new single, the New Orleans-bred singer/songwriter continues to impress as she unveils the official video for “”Old News.” In the visual, Laura Michelle is Laura Michelle joined by the first… POLL[poll id=”3″]
  • ALEXANDER HEATON Project Thin Air

    Isabella F A Shores
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Alexander Heaton Project Thin Air 8 May – 14 June 2015 Private View Thursday 7th May, 7PM – 9:30PM First Thursday’s Evening View: 4th June, 6PM – 8PM Hours: Wed. – Sat. 11AM – 6PM, Sun. 12 – 5PM THE RESIDENCE GALLERY, 22 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7HD www.residence-gallery.com  /  02089850321 In October 2014 Alexander Heaton set out to climb Baruntse in Nepal. His artwork is heavily influenced by his experiences on expeditions. Baruntse – 7162m (23,497 ft), is a peak in the Khumbu region and is the highest he has climbed to date on any mountain. Whilst climbing…
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    Art Threat

  • Petition to Save Film Heritage in Former Yugoslavia

    Ezra Winton
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    An appeal from the international community of film scholars, cinephiles and archivists: Dear Colleagues, Avala Film, the former Yugoslavia’s oldest film studio – which was at the heart of Mila Turajlic’s 2010 internationally acclaimed documentary CINEMA KOMUNISTO -  is to be sold by the Serbian government for the value of the terrain that the “film city” stands on. Adding to that, the entire catalogue of films produced by Avala has been included in the sale, which is scheduled for April 22nd, 2015. As a countdown to the sale, the team behind CINEMA KOMUNISTO…
  • A Changing Chinatown

    Dan Leberg
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    Julia Kwan’s NFB-produced Everything Will Be (Canada, 2014) examines the gentrification of Vancouver’s Chinatown as an uneasy balance of preservation, assimilation, and creative re-purposing. A flurry of condo development encroaches on the neighbourhood’s familiar faces, such as the witty nonagenarian newsvendor and the members of the senior’s singing club. Meanwhile, younger community members inherit their family businesses and open new restaurants, galleries, and stores, anticipating the neighbourhood’s change while staying connected to its history. Although Chinatown’s future…
  • Filmmakers pull out of Istanbul festival in government censorship protest

    Rob Maguire
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Nearly two dozen filmmakers have yanked their films from the 34th Istanbul Film Festival in response to the last-minute cancellation of documentary screening about the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The growing censorship protest, which now involves a majority of the filmmakers participating in the event, has led organizers to cancel competitions and the closing ceremony. The documentary in the centre of the controversy, Bakur (North), was scheduled to open on Sunday afternoon, but was cancelled just hours before the screening. The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the…
  • Performing Aloha in Queer Times

    Tyler Morgenstern
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    In 2001, filmmakers Kathryn Xian and Brent Anbe broke new ground with their documentary Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place. The film, which documents the lives, struggles, and aspirations of several queer and trans Kanaka Maoli (Indigenous Hawaiians), also made an important and, at the time, novel effort to explore how the ongoing exercise of settler-colonial rule in Hawai’i shapes gender and sexual identities. An evocative and important project, Kulana He Mahu was released to much critical acclaim, and has since screened at festivals and community events throughout Hawai’i…
  • Art and photography tackle the conscience and chronology of war

    Terry Fairman
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:56 pm
    A review of: Conflict – Time – Photography @ Tate Modern, London Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War @ Pallant Gallery, Chichester Brute @ arthouse1, London We have just returned from Tate Modern and the exhibition Conflict-Time-Photography. On the cover of the exhibition catalogue is the photo of a statue. It’s on the tower of Dresden City Hall, a rare survivor of the fire bombing of the city just months before the ending of the Second World War. The statue, the allegory of goodness, looks down sadly on the tragedy of devastation below. In the…
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    Revenue Robot

  • How to Stop “best-seo-solution.com” Spam Bot

    Revenue Robot
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    (Photo: Credits) If you’ve recently checked your website statistics you may have noticed a site labeled “best-seo-solution.com/try.php” appearing multiple times a day in your stats.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Custom – Modded Xbox One Controllers

    Revenue Robot
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    (photo: credits) Are you looking to increase the ability to get more action in your online game play? Then why not try an Xbox One modded controller? Here is a product description for a modded... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Chromecast HDMI with $20 Google Play Credit

    Revenue Robot
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    (photo: credits) You read the title correct! For a limited time (between December 7 and December 21, 2014) if you purchase a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player through Amazon you’ll... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle

    Revenue Robot
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    (photo: credits) I’ve come to believe that the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle is probably the best deal yet if you plan on purchasing Xbox Call of Duty: Advanced... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – “Induction” Gameplay

    Revenue Robot
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:59 pm
    The video above shows gameplay from the “Induction” campaign level, which follows a group of US Marines as they drop into the battle lines of Seoul, South Korea. This gameplay looks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Chris Beaven

  • Elevating the Mundane 21: Session 1

    Chris Beaven
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This one is a strange shape but I already feel like it is working. I was able to capture the …Continue reading →
  • Elevating the Mundane 20: Session 4

    Chris Beaven
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    I worry that this subject will be seen as mediocre, pedestrian or just plain stupid. But, I can’t help being …Continue reading →
  • Elevating the Mundane 20: Session 3

    Chris Beaven
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The paper has changed so much that I’m pretty much making up shapes at this point. The Setup The Subject
  • Last Gage Class

    Chris Beaven
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:20 pm
    This was my last open studio at Gage Art Academy before our move. I would love to say that the …Continue reading →
  • Elevating the Mundane 20: Session 2

    Chris Beaven
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Paper is always moving. A frustrating fact that I have to deal with while painting this series. I’m thinking that …Continue reading →
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    The Official Blog of Park West Gallery

  • We’ve Moved! Visit the New Park West Gallery Blog

    Park West Gallery
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    We’ve moved! We’ll no longer be updating this site, but Park West Gallery has just launched a NEW website, where you’ll find our blog. There, we’ll be sharing even more news + information about your favorite artists, gallery events and … Continue reading →
  • Park West Gallery remembers Le Ba Dang (1921-2015)

    Park West Gallery
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Park West Gallery artist and noted Vietnamese-French painter Le Ba Dang passed away in Paris on March 8, 2015, at the age of 94. Park West Gallery, which holds fine art auctions on cruise ships, live auctions in major metropolitan … Continue reading →
  • Park West Gallery presents Pino exhibition

    Park West Gallery
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 25, 2015 – Park West Gallery is inviting the public to view artwork from one of the last great illustrators of our time. The gallery presents “Pino: An American Master,” featuring 77 works by Pino Daeni from … Continue reading →
  • Tim Yanke artwork appears on The Bachelor and Good Morning America

    Park West Gallery
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Fans of ABC’s “The Bachelor” may have noticed a familiar work of art in the background of the program. A work from artist Tim Yanke‘s Kokopelli series made a surprise guest appearance on the TV show with clips replayed this week … Continue reading →
  • Autumn de Forest wows collectors in Boston

    Park West Gallery
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Along with painting like a learned master, Park West Gallery artist Autumn de Forest has the confidence of an accomplished speaker and the youthful energy to go with it. The 13-year-old artist demonstrated all of these qualities and more when … Continue reading →
 
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    An Artist's Journal: Daily Paintings by Felicia Marshall

  • "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
  • "Happy Blues"

    Felicia Marshall
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    12 x 16acrylic on hardboardOne more portrait with glasses.  I absolutely love painting these portraits, and making people smile as many of your comments and emails indicate.  This is Zora again.  She is just as bubbly and enthusiastic as the portraits I paint of her.  Lucky for me she's never met a camera she didn't love.  I learned a lot about hair with this painting.  I always taught to hint at hair and not try to draw in every single string.  I know, easier said than done.  Don't get me wrong I am just as amazed by those artists that literally paint…
  • "Blue's My Favorite Color"

    Felicia Marshall
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardI'm not sure why it took me so long to understand this, but I have just now come to realize, that what is being reflected in a pair of glasses, is as important and interesting as the person wearing them.  Wow, talk about overlooking the obvious!  We have two sitting rooms in our house most people call theirs the den and living room.  Our kids never quite understood that, so our rooms are referred to as the quiet room, which is quiet until I actually sit in it.  Once my kids notice me there it quickly fills with kids and turns into the not so…
  • "Sunshine on Hope"

    Felicia Marshall
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    8 x 10acrylic on hardboardThis is the first painting that I actually started and completed in one sitting.  Usually I work on several paintings at one time over several days or a week.  I started on the face, which didn't give me too many problems.  The painting surprisingly didn't come to life until I painted in the glasses.  I asked my kids to help me with the title.  After several suggestions I pulled together the one you see here, "Sunshine on Hope".  I hope it works.$140
  • "Ladies in Gray"

    Felicia Marshall
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    12 x 16acrylic on hardboardMy aunt, seen here on the right, is what I call a wonder woman.  She raised seven children while working full time, and upon retiring opened and runs her own bakery. She created my wedding cake, which was gorgeous.Every year my aunt, organizes a musical for her church.  This musical brings people in from all around this big state of Texas.  This year the women all wore gray.It had been so long since I had been a part of their annual musical.  I was in high school the last time I participated.  I asked my parents whom are loyal…
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    Agora Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    Venice Biennale to mark Centenary of Armenian massacre A group exhibition featuring 18 artists from the Armenian diaspora will open at the Venice Biennale on May 9. The exhibition will commemorate 100 years since the Armenian massacre during the First World War. To read the full story click here.   El Anatsui awarded the Golden Lion The Golden Lion for lifetime achievement has been awarded to Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. It was awarded by judges at this years Venice Biennale. To read the full story click here.   Denmark opens art space dedicated to refugees The Center for Art on…
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    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    Milan holds Italy’s biggest da Vinci show since 1939 The Palazzo Reale is set to hold the biggest da Vinci show since 1939. The show will open this month and include a full range of Leonardo’s work. To read the full story click here.   Tania Bruguera speaks about calls  for boycott of the Havana Biennial Cuban artist Tanis Bruguera, who was arrested in January has spoken about calls for a boycott of the Havana Biennial in May. The boycott was called by other artists who are acting in solidarity with Tania. To read the full interview with Tania click here.   Reborn Art…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    Artist who secretly photographed neighbors wins court case Photographer Arne Svenson has been won  a case making it legal for him to sell and reproduce photographs he took of his neighbors without their permission. To read the full story click here.   Fondation Custodia’s new exhibition programme a success A new exhibition programme that opened at the Fondation Custodia is helping to put the institute on the cultural map. The exhibition has a number of drawings from several master artists on display. To read the full story click here.   British Museum’s Neil MacGregor…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    Ancient Egyptian masterpiece could be a modern forgery New research by  a respected Italian scholar has revealed that the ancient Egyptian painting “Meidum Geese” could possibly be a fake. It is thought it could have been painted by a curator in the 19th century. To read the full story click here.   California court gives the go-ahead for Cranach suit California’s District Court has denied a motion to dismiss a case surrounding the ownership of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s life-size Adam and Eve. The case began in 2007, when Marei von Saher filed for ownership of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Museo Jumex appoints new Chief Curator Museo Jumex in Mexico has appointed Julieta Gonzalez as its new chief curator. She was appointed following the cancellation of the Hermann Nitsch exhibition at the museum. To read the full story click here.   247365 Gallery Moves Address New York’s 247365 Gallery  have announced they will be moving their premises from Eldridge Street to a larger space at 57 Stanton Street. To read the full story click here.   Michael Craig-Martin comes to Dallas Michael Craig-Martin will make a series of appearances in Dallas this April. 2015 has been…
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  • Art Break: Debriefing Milwaukee’s MarKEt/Forward Symposium

    Art Editor
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    On March 27, I found myself in Milwaukee at the Pfister Hotel for “MarKEt/Forward,” a series of seven lectures by local community organizers and arts professionals. The programing was produced by Niki Johnson, an artist who created work within the hotel for a year as a part of the Pfister Artist-in-Residence program. Attracted by its […]
  • Review: Todd Kelly and Morgan Mandalay/LVL3

    Art Editor
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The works by Todd Kelly and Morgan Mandalay in “Happy Little” help bring the concept of the still life into the twenty-first century. Kelly’s pieces are the more straightforward of the two, with influences ranging from Dutch and French masters from seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to a visual representation of the gravitational pull of […]
  • Review: Imaginary Landscapes/Mana Contemporary

    Art Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED In this compact exhibition curated by Allison Glenn, landscape serves as a metaphorical ground for four artists’ expansive manipulations of imaginary sites. Each of the works evince traces of fragmentation, collapse and compression, processes that appear here as gestures enacted on sites that are more the spaces of memory and history than they are […]
  • Portrait of the Artist: Faheem Majeed

    Art Editor
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    At the Museum of Contemporary Art, we sit at the large table inside Faheem Majeed’s piece “Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden.” Two museum patrons crash my interview for the chance to speak with the artist. Piece by piece, they share a dialogue about Majeed’s ideas and their impressions of his work. We are, he […]
  • Review: Australian Artists from Ukraine/Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

    Art Editor
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED With its wavy ribbons of flagrant magenta, hot orange and cool aqua, only one of these paintings feels typically Australian. With its flat, Byzantine, icon-like figuration, only one feels especially Ukrainian. But all twenty-seven have a luminosity, an intensity of craftsmanship, and a sense of looking out, rather than within, to celebrate the modern […]
 
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  • SURTEX conference program – a great way to learn about art licensing

    Tara Reed
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you ever wish you could learn about the art licensing business from a variety of people with decades of experience?  Well… you can! Each year SURTEX puts on 3 days of classes touching on a wide variety of aspects of the art licensing business.  From basics for artists to more in-depth information about contracts.  They have classes on specific industries, how to find an agent and more. I will be speaking on a panel on Sunday - Monetizing Your Art II: Advance Business Strategies Sunday, May 17, 11:00am – 12:30pm Once you’re up and running, gain essential insight into the…
  • Copyright Registration: a note about “claimants”

    Tara Reed
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    So last week I got a few emails from the Library of Congress’ Copyright Office.  (They are very nice is helping you sort things out if you check the wrong box or something looks weird on their end.) If you recall from the call with the Copyright Office (if you don’t, click here to get your free replay) I talked with them about WHO should be the claimant – myself personally as the artist or my business, since I am incorporated. (I’m not 100% sure if the rules are the same for an LLC but I expect they would be.)  He said that if the art was created and necessary for…
  • Agency insights: Pure Illustration

    Tara Reed
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Occasionally art licensing agents will contact me to be added to the list of agents and contact info on this blog. (You’ve seen the page, right?  Look at the tabs at the top!)  I also offer for the agencies to give me some information to post about what they do and who they are looking for.  They DO NOT look at the comments on my posts for new artists – if you are interested in submitting work to them, please use the contact information at the end of the post. Here is some background about Pure Illustration out of the UK… Pure Illustration has been representing artists in…
  • Who is ready to take their art licensing business knowledge to the next level?

    Tara Reed
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’m excited to see who raises their hand and says “Yes!  I’m ready!” by enrolling in the June 2015 Art Licensing Academy.  This will be the fourth academy and each one has a unique yet amazing vibe. I’m currently working with a handful of awesome artists getting ready to exhibit at SURTEX and the Licensing Expo.  The Trade Show Academy is a four month program and we have been going deep – not just about the how-to’s of booth design and marketing but also the internal work of managing stress and crisis’ of confidence as the shows approach. On…
  • Ask Paul Brent call & SURTEX review is next month!

    Tara Reed
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    On May 27, 2015, our most anticipated Art Licensing Ask Call of each year will take place.  Paul Brent will be doing his fabulous SURTEX trend review for the first half and answering questions the second half… This is where WE NEED YOU… we need your questions to make these calls great. Since both Paul and I will be exhibiting at SURTEX the week before the call, we would so appreciate you sending us some great questions NOW and not waiting till the last minute.  (I’ll beg… do I need to beg?  Please don’t make me beg…)  Many artists are surprised to learn…
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  • FredsterWith beautiful delicate lines reminiscent of Jean...

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    FredsterWith beautiful delicate lines reminiscent of Jean Cocteau, artist Fredster explores the world of heightened sexuality and experimentation of young men. Employing a subtle humor, Fredster encourages the viewer to overcome the shock value of the pieces to explore how identity and sexuality are formed. Untitled, 2015Untitled, 2015Untitled, 2015Untitled, 2015Untitled, 2015Au départ, 2015Untitled, 2015Untitled, 2015Untitled, 2015Haunted Boner, 2015, images posted with permission of the artist. ______See more art on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list…
  • Lisa YuskavagePart 2 of photographs from the opening reception...

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Lisa YuskavagePart 2 of photographs from the opening reception of the exhibition, Lisa Yuskavage at the David Zwirner Gallery, April 23 - June 13, 2015, New York: 533 West 19th Street. Photographs by Blair Prentice.David Zwirner Gallery is currently showing new paintings and pastels by artist, Lisa Yuskavage. While known for her sumptuous and provocative portraits of strong women, Yuskavage has most interestingly chosen to paint a series of men. These exceptional new works continue to push the boundaries of contemporary figurative painting with her masterful use of color and ability to…
  • Lisa YuskavagePart 1 of photographs from the opening reception...

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Lisa YuskavagePart 1 of photographs from the opening reception of the exhibition, Lisa Yuskavage at the David Zwirner Gallery, April 23 - June 13, 2015, New York: 533 West 19th Street. Photographs by Blair Prentice.David Zwirner Gallery is currently showing new paintings and pastels by artist, Lisa Yuskavage. While known for her sumptuous and provocative portraits of strong women, Yuskavage has most interestingly chosen to paint a series of men. These exceptional new works continue to push the boundaries of contemporary figurative painting with her masterful use of color and ability to create…
  • Alison BlicklePhotographs from the opening reception for the...

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Artist Alison Blickle at the opening of her art exhibition, History of Magic, Part III… Uncrossing at Kravets/Wehby Gallery in New York, April 23 - May 23, 2015. Photograph by Blair Prentice Artist Alison Blickle at the opening of her art exhibition, History of Magic, Part III… Uncrossing at Kravets/Wehby Gallery in New York, April 23 - May 23, 2015. Photograph by Blair Prentice Alison BlicklePhotographs from the opening reception for the exhibition, Alison Blickle: History of Magic, Part III… Uncrossing that will be shown from April 23 - May 23, 2015, at the Kravets/Wehby Gallery,…
  • Wanda Koop (Canadian, born 1951), Landscape suicide series,...

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    Wanda Koop (Canadian, born 1951), Landscape suicide series, 2009______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pntrst | sndcldSee more work by Wanda Koop on iheartmyart.More painting on iheartmyart.
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  • New release by TASCHEN: Beyond the Wall — Art and Artifacts from the GDR

    Happy Famous Artists
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Beyond The Wall is a remarkable new TASCHEN publication revealing daily life in the DDR between its formation in 1949 and its end in 1989. With 2500 images of East German society, it demonstrates how close and at the same time far removed this part of Germany was from its Western neighbours. Combined with essays by DDR scholars, the book is an ideal source for both an easy browse and in-depth research. The exploration of life behind the Iron Curtain is definitely “in”. Last year we reviewed Top Secret, an excellent photo book about Stasi, the former East…
  • New release by Hirmer: Pierre Huyghe

    The Great Attractor
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Pierre Huyghe is the catalogue of the artist’s travelling retrospective that started in December 2013 in Centre Pompidou, visited the Ludwig Museum in 2014 and ends right now in LACMA. 800 pictures of 90 projects illustrate Huyghe’s career of more than 20 years and give insight into the sometimes complex narratives that underpin the highly varied body of work of this leading figure of the relational aesthetics movement. The catalogue, published by Hirmer Verlag in both German and English, is a chronological journey through Huyghe’s work starting with photographs from…
  • History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain @ Hayward Gallery

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    While Magnificent Obsessions focused on artists as collectors, another excellent show engages them as curators: History is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britainopened last week at the Hayward Gallery. Its 6 sections, each curated by a different contemporary artist or an artist duo, form together a thought-provoking image of Britain of the last 70 years and its cultural, technological, political and social landscapes. PHOTOS The artists, working together with the Hayward Gallery curator Cliff Lauson staged their sections around the following themes: Simon Fujiwara displays everyday…
  • Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector @ Barbican

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Magnificent Obsessions PHOTOS presents objects from a number of captivating personal collections of 14 post-war and contemporary artists. From popular collectibles through rare artefacts to natural history specimen, the objects are shown next to examples of the artists’ own works, drawing parallels between both and offering an intriguing glimpse into their lives, interests, compulsions and inspirational sources. The artists/collectors are: Dr Lakra, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Edmund de Waal, Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Hanne Darboven, Damien Hirst, Danh Vo, Jim Shaw, Martin…
  • New release by Steidl: Donovan Wylie’s “The Tower Series”

    Happy Famous Artists
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Tower Series is a set of three books by Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie, published by Steidl. This beautiful trilogy contains British Watchtowers (2007), Outpost (2011) and the most recent North Warning System (2014), all three addressing vision and power in military architecture. Wylie travelled to Ireland, Afghanistan and Canada to photograph military structures and to tell a fascinating story about surveillance. Donovan Wylie’s photographs have been compared to the American photographers from the 1970s featured in the legendary New Topographics exhibition. His aesthetics…
 
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  • Fold7 Ad Agency - London

    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We cannot take our eyes off the eerie umbrella-holding human figures that dangle seemingly in mid-air in the 7,000 square-foot (650 square metre) office of ad agency Fold7 Farringdon (Clerkenwell, London). The figures were created by Czech artist Michal Trpák who has used similar humans-with-umbrellas themes, most notably in his large-scale work, Slight Uncertainty, installed in an office complex in Prague in 2012. In Fold7’s office, the humans float in the entrance area of the ad agency’s premises located in a refurbished 1980s office building. The sheer volume of the…
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  • Small Tea Boutique - Miami

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Andee Hess, founder of Portland, and his Oregon-Based Osmose have done their magic in Miami where they have helped revive what was a tired Coral Gables neighborhood bank by turning it into Small Tea, a tea boutique concept by Daniel Charles Joseph Benoudiz. Small Tea extolls the benefits of real human connection via the consumption of tea under a canopy of 1,250 boxes wrapped in abaca or manila hemp, a type of banana-tree fiber used for baskets in some tea-growing areas. We, of course, notice the elegant use of wood and wood slats, and oval and rounded accents, all of which helps evoke a…
  • TCH launches CJ Hendrys 50 Foods in 50 Days Gourmet Experience in Melbourne

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The work of an extraordinary artistic talent such as CJ Hendry deserves and demands more than plain white walls for its showcase.   That was the approach The Cool Hunter took right from the beginning with her meticulous hand-drawn art work.   TCH first introduced her in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Art Hunter experience in conjunction with Jaguar.   This was followed by her first solo presentation, a four-day exclusive art and food reception at a private luxury residence in Sydney.   Following that successful sell out debut, TCH has just launched CJ Hendry’s 50…
  • Interactive Floating Flower Garden

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last November, TeamLab, a Japanese collective of architects, designers, artists, programmers and engineers, installed a large-scale retrospective of its work at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The two main interactive digital art exhibitions of the retrospective – “Digital Art” that toured the world in 2014, and “Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park” experience park for children – have been so popular at the Miraikan that the show has been extended till May 1, 2015. In addition to the two exhibitions, the…
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  • Need something new for your walls?

    Tara Reed
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:46 pm
    I’m excited to have partnered with Roaring Brook Art as my exclusive wall art publisher! One thing that is tricky with what I do is that I often can’t tell people where to find products they love with my art on it. Many of my designs are in and out of places like Home Goods & Marshalls and it is truly hit or miss for consumers. I do my best to help you locate the things you love. I am elated to report that my wall art prints are all available at FulcrumGallery.com and FramedArt.com – prints are at FulcrumGallery.com and if you prefer a fully framed and ready to hang…
  • Professional Artist Magazine

    Tara Reed
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I am beyond honored to be included in the December 2014 / January 2015 issue of Professional Artist Magazine.  The magazine has a lot of great advice for artists of all kinds – from revamping your artist statement to acing your next art show… Writing a strategic plan, how to hire an art coach and more. My article about art licensing includes contributions from Paul Brent, Jennifer Pugh, Jane Shasky, Stephanie Burgess and Alicia Dauber of Licensing Liaison.  If people look at you and scratch their heads not understanding what it is you do or are trying to do – you can hand…
  • Shopping at Big Box Stores Support Small Businesses Too…

    Tara Reed
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the US and that means lots of food, family gatherings and shopping.  Thanksgiving Thursday is followed by Black Friday – the day retailers hope to “be in the black” – as in, making money.  It’s to official kick-off of the holiday shopping season. Then comes Small Business Saturday… Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation.  There are lots of images…
  • Adventures of an artist at the Atlanta Gift Show

    Tara Reed
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Once or twice a year, I take the trek across the country from Oregon to Atlanta for the Gift Show in Atlanta.  The biggest show of the year is in January, and the next best thing is July. (Not a lot “next best” about the hot and humid weather in my opinion… but I do love what I do and sometimes you risk the elements to do it!) I just got back and thought I’d share a little bit about what it’s like. One thing I love about going to Atlanta is the public transportation – for $2.50 I can get from the airport to the show at Peachtree Center – and it only…
  • SURTEX 2014 is a wrap!

    Tara Reed
    24 May 2014 | 1:20 pm
    My business year is pretty much from SURTEX to SURTEX.  I’m either doing follow up from one year or planning for the next… it’s the biggest single investment of time and money in my business and the biggest source of leads. So what is SURTEX?  It’s the premiere trade show for licensing and selling art and design and it is solely focused on art. While the Licensing Expo (held each June in Las Vegas) has an art & design section, it’s primarily for movie, television, sport and big brands… with a little part for art.  At SURTEX, manufacturers and…
 
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  • SURTEX conference program – a great way to learn about art licensing

    Tara Reed
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you ever wish you could learn about the art licensing business from a variety of people with decades of experience?  Well… you can! Each year SURTEX puts on 3 days of classes touching on a wide variety of aspects of the art licensing business.  From basics for artists to more in-depth information about contracts.  They have classes on specific industries, how to find an agent and more. I will be speaking on a panel on Sunday - Monetizing Your Art II: Advance Business Strategies Sunday, May 17, 11:00am – 12:30pm Once you’re up and running, gain essential insight into the…
  • Copyright Registration: a note about “claimants”

    Tara Reed
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    So last week I got a few emails from the Library of Congress’ Copyright Office.  (They are very nice is helping you sort things out if you check the wrong box or something looks weird on their end.) If you recall from the call with the Copyright Office (if you don’t, click here to get your free replay) I talked with them about WHO should be the claimant – myself personally as the artist or my business, since I am incorporated. (I’m not 100% sure if the rules are the same for an LLC but I expect they would be.)  He said that if the art was created and necessary for…
  • Agency insights: Pure Illustration

    Tara Reed
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Occasionally art licensing agents will contact me to be added to the list of agents and contact info on this blog. (You’ve seen the page, right?  Look at the tabs at the top!)  I also offer for the agencies to give me some information to post about what they do and who they are looking for.  They DO NOT look at the comments on my posts for new artists – if you are interested in submitting work to them, please use the contact information at the end of the post. Here is some background about Pure Illustration out of the UK… Pure Illustration has been representing artists in…
  • Who is ready to take their art licensing business knowledge to the next level?

    Tara Reed
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’m excited to see who raises their hand and says “Yes!  I’m ready!” by enrolling in the June 2015 Art Licensing Academy.  This will be the fourth academy and each one has a unique yet amazing vibe. I’m currently working with a handful of awesome artists getting ready to exhibit at SURTEX and the Licensing Expo.  The Trade Show Academy is a four month program and we have been going deep – not just about the how-to’s of booth design and marketing but also the internal work of managing stress and crisis’ of confidence as the shows approach. On…
  • Ask Paul Brent call & SURTEX review is next month!

    Tara Reed
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    On May 27, 2015, our most anticipated Art Licensing Ask Call of each year will take place.  Paul Brent will be doing his fabulous SURTEX trend review for the first half and answering questions the second half… This is where WE NEED YOU… we need your questions to make these calls great. Since both Paul and I will be exhibiting at SURTEX the week before the call, we would so appreciate you sending us some great questions NOW and not waiting till the last minute.  (I’ll beg… do I need to beg?  Please don’t make me beg…)  Many artists are surprised to learn…
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  • Starving Artists Have No Email List

    Daryle Dickens
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Starving Artists Starve Because They Do Not Use Email Marketing (Okay there are probably other reasons but I liked that headline.) As an artist the most important thing you can do for your career is continually create. But in order to be able to do that you need to promote yourself and your work so that it is sustainable. This means you need to build an audience. No one else is going to do it for you. But it must be done if you are going to keep creating. You owe it to the world to promote your art, to get your creations out there and in front of people. It is part of your job as an artist or…
  • Art Washes Away From The Soul The Dust Of Everyday Life

    Daryle Dickens
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~Pablo Picasso This photo is a derivative of “pablo” by Olga Berrios, used under CC 2.0. The post Art Washes Away From The Soul The Dust Of Everyday Life appeared first on Art Palaver.
  • Can You Make A Living As An Artist?

    Daryle Dickens
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    It has been three years since I wrote a post for Art Palaver and even though the blog has not been updated in so long it still receives a steady amount of traffic. One of the top search terms people enter into Google and find this blog is this one: “Can you make a living as an artist?” Since so many people are asking this question I thought answering it would be a good way to return to publishing on Art Palaver. The short answer is yes you can earn a living as an artist but you most likely already know this because you do not have to look too far to find people making a living…
  • Goodbye From Art Palaver

    Daryle Dickens
    13 Jun 2012 | 2:00 pm
    Dear Friends: After 6 years and almost 400 posts it is time for me to say “Good Bye” and officially end the Art Palaver project. It has been great meeting and helping so many artists over the years and this decision was not easy but I feel the time has come. Thank you all for reading, commenting, emailing, and supporting me over the years. I wish you all the best in your artistic pursuits. Live to Create!     The post Goodbye From Art Palaver appeared first on Art Palaver.
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  • A Watercolor for Wednesday

    Amanda Makepeace
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Beautiful! Be sure to check out Ben DeLuca’s Youtube Channel for more time lapse videos.Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: Ben DeLuca, ebsq, portrait art, time lapse video, watercolor painting
  • EBSQ March Exhibit Winners

    Amanda Makepeace
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Congratulations to our Chicken or Goat exhibit winners! Member’s Choice: When I Grow up by Heather Sims Member’s Mention: Carousel Goat by Carolyn Schiffhouer Cloud Choice: Camille by S.D. Wyatt Cloud Mention: Chicken Girl by Windi Rosson Exhibit Results: 23 Chickens 6 GoatsFiled under: exhibits, membernews Tagged: art, art exhibit, artists, chickens, ebsq, exhibit winner, goats
  • Raindrops on Roses: EBSQ April Exhibit

    Amanda Makepeace
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    April showers make for some magical outdoor photography. Mundane objects take on a jewel-like quality when wet. This month, we challenge you to get outdoors and show us a bit of that discovered magic. This exhibit is not restricted to only roses. Show us your raindrops on anything! Enter now till April 30th!Filed under: Call for Artists, exhibits Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, exhibit, photography, raindrops
  • Window Light Oil Painting Demo

    Amanda Makepeace
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    If you’re not familiar with the art of Dave Palumbo, you’re missing out, but not for long. I hope this beautiful time-lapse demo inspires you! Filed under: Artseen, Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, Dave Palumbo, ebsq, oil painting, painting demo, time lapse video, youtube
  • Friday Five: Art Seen

    Amanda Makepeace
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    I think Spring has come to EBSQ. Here’s a peek at some of the fantastic, fresh art from the EBSQ front page. Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, art seen, artists, ebsq, floral paintings, friday five, landscape painting, spring
 
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  • One Hundred Years of Genocide

    artmodel
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    “When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race; they understood this well, and, in their conversations with me, they made no particular attempt to conceal the fact. . . I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915”. – Henry Morgenthau U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, 1913-1916 Before Hitler’s…
  • Tangerine

    artmodel
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Well hey there gang. How’s everyone doing? I’m enjoying a couple of days off from art modeling after a busy few weeks. Gotta say, it’s quite nice to sleep late, catch up on reading, tend to my houseplants, and get started on spring cleaning. Rather than bore you with the details of propagating succulents from stem cuttings (yes, I love it!) I’ll just subject you to more Led Zeppelin, because as loyal Museworthy readers it’s mandatory that you indulge my love for the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Just kidding, it’s not mandatory. But it is…
  • Know Thyselfie

    artmodel
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:31 pm
    The selfie. It’s here to stay. If that statement fills you with dread, take heart. It may not be as bad as it sounds. While the proliferation of inane and inappropriate selfies causes us to fear the end of civilization as we know it, the selfie phenomenon has its uniquely engaging qualities as well. We just have to filter through the narcissism parade and duck faces to find the genuine fun and interest. It can be done! I should confess that I’m not a big selfie taker. It’s probably because I don’t have a good phone for it (yes, I still use a Blackberry). But I did take…
  • Fullness of Heart

    artmodel
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    “I firmly believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit, ambition and self-seeking, pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. I also believe that many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray that He would empty us. There must be an emptying before there can be a…
  • Love and Grape Juice

    artmodel
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    I bet you never thought that choosing a Welch’s Grape Juice from grocery store shelves with your Mom could be a heartwarming experience. But I’m here to tell you that it can be. At 79, my mother is an extraordinarily active person. She loves to drive, travel, go to museums, socialize, and experience new things. Whenever I tease her with “old lady” jokes she’s not amused :lol: So when Mom, a few weeks ago, was afflicted with a case of the shingles, her active lifestyle and normally robust health was temporarily sidetracked. Mom’s shingles have fortunately…
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    Hyperallergic

  • Weekend Words: Piano

    Weekend Editors
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    Édouard Vuillard, “The Piano” (1896), glue-based paint on canvas, 213 x 154 cm, Musée du Petit Palais, Paris (image via Web Gallery of Art) On Mayday, the new Whitney Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, opens to the public. I love a piano, I love a piano I love to hear somebody play Upon a piano, a grand piano It simply carries me away —Irving Berlin, “I Love a Piano” If I’m going to Hell, I’m going there playing the piano. —Jerry Lee Lewis We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play…
  • Bern Porter: Never Finish

    Carl Little
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Bern Porter, original collage for “The Book of Do’s” (The Dog Ear Press, 1982), Colby College Special Collections (all images courtesy Colby College Special Collections unless otherwise noted) Sometime back in the early ’90s I owned a baseball cap featuring one of Jenny Holzer’s signature sayings, “Protect Me From What I Want.” I thought it was hip, but was eventually persuaded to donate it to a yard sale. A month or so later, I noticed an elderly resident of Great Cranberry Island sporting the cap on the mail boat to Mount Desert Island. Holzer’s pronouncement…
  • Language Is Not Colorless: The Amazing Writing of Sawako Nakayasu

    John Yau
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    Sawako Nakayasu (via faculty.washington.edu) Since the beginning of this century a number of poets of Asian descent have published books that have helped redefine the field of study known as Asian American poetry, while challenging the various received definitions of what constitutes avant-garde or innovative writing. Predictably, the gatekeepers of the avant-garde have overlooked these poets, partly because they believe that identity and language are separate domains. Based on the assumption that one should aspire to be a post-identity writer, this oversight is further proof of how invested…
  • Still Chill

    Lucas Fagen
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Remember when chillwave was considered a genre? Remember when a select number of elite, unrelated, alternative-identified musicians making slow, synthy loungetronica were considered the future of Western civilization? Back before indie obsessives realized that these musicians — rather than cutting conventional electropop with distortion and reverb effects in an acceptably ironic rejection-embrace — were just earnest artisans crafting feelgood, escapist ear candy? The vaguely chillwave-associated Ariel Pink remains active, and Animal Collective frontman Noah Lennox, who preceded these…
  • A Generosity of Rembrandts: The Late Works at the Rijksmuseum

    Natasha Seaman
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Rembrandt, “The Artist in his Studio” (ca. 1626), oil on canvas, 25 x 32 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (via wikimedia.org) Rembrandt got old and poor and sad but he never got timid, as the 70 or so paintings on the walls of Late Rembrandt demonstrate (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, through May 17). While his early works were often small — such as Boston’s “Artist in his Studio” (1629) — only a few of these late paintings contain a figure that’s anything under life size. His brushwork also went big. Even early on, Rembrandt was interested in the potential of paint, applying it in…
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    Living Undone

  • Giving Voice

    Cathy
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    I came across THIS recently. Seeing this girl brought up so many feelings. If she were a boy the sounds and moves she makes would never provoke the judges to widen their eyes in abject awe. I feel my own inertia acutely after witnessing her; Decades of whittling my voice into a pleasure tool rather than a leather n’ lace biker chick or tractor driver or country western singer or championship ballroom dancer or flower shop owner or marine biologist or long-distance trucker or riverboat captain or desert wanderer (each of these voices and many more, known and not, are in me somewhere).
  • Elegant Receipt

    Cathy
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    22x22x4,starfish,earth,ceramic,black-eyed peas,mica _________________________________________ Most people I know are sorely challenged to receive a compliment without feeling they must bounce back some equally good thing to the original giver. Of course, I am included in this clan as well. Somehow, we just can’t seem to bear our own brightness. It needs watering down to be palatable. False humility is so often mistaken for actual humility. Really- I think we are just chickens about resting in our light. Or we don’t believe it and we make the compliment giver into the fool and…
  • Larger, Lighter, Wiser (and dance dresses)

    Cathy
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    I always get really nervous when I tell you the raw truth. My last post revealing that I find myself sitting in such harsh judgement of my own being hurts me to even know this tendency is still in me. This old, old tape is ragged from over use and I actually feel excited it is becoming SO BORING!!! When the beautiful man above visited America and someone asked him how Tibetans deal with self-hatred he was silenced. He actually had no idea what it was! Seemingly this is a cultural phenomenon. I have written before about boredom being the harbinger of thrilling shifts afoot. My own habitual…
  • Intelligence

    Cathy
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
    “BLACK MESA”, 40″x6′,m/m ______________________ When the thought: “I hate myself” enters my consciousness I know sumthin’ is askew. Who is the “I” that hates my “Self”? Clearly, somebody in here thinks we are two. I suppose if you were to ask me the most potent thing I have learned inside this health challenge It would be this: The theater stage has room for it all; fuck ups, triumphs, illness, health, love, bitterness, betrayal, forgiveness, creativity, stasis, meetings and leavings all. The constant is ME and THE STAGE (which…
  • Love In the House

    Cathy
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    monoprint, 22×30″, 1993 ___________________ Just 10 minutes ago my sister walked out the door with Bob on a leash. (Bob is a dog). My sister traveled from Portland to visit for the weekend. Bob is a tiny long-haired dachshund from LAP DOG RESCUE in Albuquerque who seemed a prime candidate for adoption. Bob came to me named Max but he is a distemper survivor who sports a neurological take-away of a head which bobs up and down..thus: Bob. Having both a dog and my sister here felt like swimming in a warm honey bath. Miracle moments just kept happening like my sister solving a…
 
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    The Curious Brain

  • No More – A Visual Experience of Alzheimer’s

    thebrainbehind
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    A short film depicting the experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease beyond the well-known label of memory loss. In a minimalistic way, this short film expresses the deterioration of identity, perception, and awareness of reality in ways that let the viewer feel what it is really like to have Alzheimer’s. Approximately 4000 frames drawn by hand. From Norhan Kamal
  • Alone But Moving

    thebrainbehind
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    A great song and video from a few years back from Here We Go Magic. Enjoy
  • It’s not you…It’s porn

    thebrainbehind
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    haha
  • Bill Armstrong

    thebrainbehind
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Figures the work of Bill Armstrong
  • Lady thoughts

    thebrainbehind
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    via thisisnthappiness
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • Come And Get It! It’s Giveaway Time!

    alli woods frederick
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
          AS some of you know my work is featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Stampington & Company’s Somerset Digital Studio.  If they sound familiar they’re the same company that publishes Artful Blogging, where my article ‘Foreign Waters’ (about my divorce and the art of balance and boundaries in blogging) was featured in their Summer 2014 issue. I am super-excited to be featured because it provides me the opportunity to share my editing process with everyone.  I actually walk you through the steps of how my piece ‘Fickle Finger of Fate’ was created so you can…
  • Powerful Portraits

    alli woods frederick
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:56 pm
        WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: THE POWERFUL PORTRAITS OF SHELLY MOSMAN                                                                     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  ALL IMAGES © SHELLY MOSMAN.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  ::   The post Powerful Portraits appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • Find Your Place In This World

    alli woods frederick
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
      * MAD MEN MONDAY ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS AND IS MADE IN A FACTORY WHERE NUTS ARE PROCESSED.  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.  *       BELONGING.  Belonging was the theme in last night’s episode of Mad Men, ‘The Forecast.’  It was all about finding your place in this world; it was about being lost but wanting to be found; it was about finding something more in life; it was all about trying to belong…to yourself. The ever inept Mathis, after a massive screw up in front of a client, comes to Don seeking guidance.  The man’s clueless as to who he…
  • Soul Sessions: The Unity Of Life

    alli woods frederick
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
            RECENTLY I was given a book. I admittedly tend to literally judge books by their covers, and the cover of Soul Sessions: A Story of Love and Awakening, with its dark and subtle artwork, is one I would have walked right past in the bookstore…and that would have been a shame.  I would have missed out on a book that drops some seriously profound truth bombs and overflows with my favorite topics: life after death, synchronicity, reincarnation and fate versus freewill. When it comes to such subjects, I typically prefer non-fiction (I can already hear you…
  • Mad Men And The Bravery Of Vulnerability

    alli woods frederick
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
            MAYBE it’s because I’m an artist, but I freakin’ loved the office scene last night between my sweetheart Stan (am I the only one who adores him?  He reminds me of so many people I know) and the magnificent (and manipulative) Pima.  Did their conversation click with anyone else? All my fellow artists out there, I know your hands are shooting up in the air, but what about those of you who don’t work in a creative field?  If you think their dialogue didn’t apply to you, think again.  So what the hell is this amazing conversation of which I speak? …
 
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    Visual News

  • Large-Scale Art Done Entirely by Roller Skate

    Shawn Saleme
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Chinese artist Tian Haisu wanted to do something a bit different than the traditional painting she had been doing since she was 3 years old. So she put on some some rollerskates, dipped them in paint, and got to work. Now, she might be considered the world’s first roller-skating artist. Haisu specializes in traditional Chinese landscapes, formally trained at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Art. But she says it is painting with skates that makes her feel “one with her art.” “My whole body is involved, and I produce all kinds of ink…
  • Yogi Couple Uses Their World Travel As A Background For Their Awe-Inspiring Poses

    Paul Caridad
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    What could be more beautiful than traveling the world with the one you love? Yogi couple Honza and Claudine Lafond do just that, but to document their travel, they make sure that they are also a part of the landmark photos. They defy gravity and show off their strength, flexibility, and unity as they hold beautiful yoga poses together. Don’t let the pure bliss and harmony fool you, the couple is hard at work! The Lafonds have created a worldwide studio called YogaBeyond and they teach yoga all over the globe. Share in the love and bliss by following Yoga Beyond on Instagram and…
  • What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic

    Shawn Saleme
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    What does the Internet care about? What articles do we share the most? Using the data from the Ahrefs Content Explorer, the people at Funders and Founders analyzed the most popular articles from each of the top English-language media sites in the world and created this interactive visualization. The result is a straightforward visualization of the content we care about most.  See Also California’s Worst Drought in History: The Breakdown What does it show us? The top subjects are reflective of some of the most universal aspects of the human experience. Themes such as children…
  • Minimalist Visualizations of Different Drug Experiences

    Shawn Saleme
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    We all remember the classic ad from the Partnership For a Drug-Free America, which used a simple egg to visualize your brain on drugs. But what does your brain look like on specific drugs? Designer Meaghan Li decided take a different approach. Li is currently studying at Duke University, majoring in public policy with a minor in visual arts media. As a project for her psychology class, she chose to visually communicate the effects of different psychoactive substances through minimalist info-design. (Her experience working in drug policy research in the Netherlands assisted in the…
  • Street Art Comes Alive in Animated GIFs

    Shawn Saleme
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Spanish photographer and motion designer A.L. Crego puts a fun twist on animated GIFs by taking existing street art and making it come alive. Crego has always enjoyed the work of local street artists in Spain but thought that making the pieces move would give that much more meaning to them. Why not film the art? He believes it would not have the same effect, because there would be a beginning and an end. Instead, the GIFS allow the pieces to come alive in the environments in which they were meant to be seen. Check out more of his mind bending work on his tumblr. See Also Exclusive…
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    Pokate

  • Jeanne Opgenhaffen

    Kate
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    When I first saw Jeanne Opgenhaffen’s work I immediately though she had to be about my age. I have no idea why I thought this – maybe I just connected with the pieces or the colors, or the tonality but I was very surprised to learn that Jeanne was actually born in 1938, making her 75, not 30! These are porcelain pieces assembled, delicately into the format of a square. Based on the works on her site it seems like she also does full blown wall installations that are larger, but these ones in a parameter won me over. Above, in tonal green and below, a close up of the same piece. I…
  • Hadieh Shafie

    Kate
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    If you’ve been here before, you know repetition and meditative art is one of my favorite themes. Hadieh Shafie’s work therefore falls right in my sweetspot of interests as her pieces require patience and time to craft the scrolls covered in handwritten Farsi and roll them into the amazing sculptures that they become. I also love that she tends to stick to a single color palette for each piece – like the above. In her own words, however, she says, “What interests me is the tension between control and spontaneity that emerges at every step of creating much of the…
  • Marijke Van Epen

    Kate
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I came across Marijke Van Epen on Pinterest because of her incredible relief weavings that have incredible depth and pattern. Marijke works in the tablet weaving tradition and works in ancient weaving techniques, per her site. In her artist statement she says – about ancient weaving technics – that, “It is worth while that this knowledge can be preserved and kept alive to make it available to new generations.” It reminds me of the vision of Nest when I first met the organization. I love the  geometry in these pieces and the regularity. My understanding is that…
  • Heather Levine

    Kate
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    I initially came across Heather Levine because of her ceramic lamps – they had turned up on Pinterest in a hotel a friend had stayed at. After perusing her site more though I came across a part of her collection that I loved far more – her porcelain nests. I can’t quite tell if these are affixed to a wall or on a table (I think wall) but I absolutely love them. Initially you think that the shape is one you could create yourself – long tubes with semi-pointed ends, but the way they’re put together en masse – I’m just obsessed. I also think nests are…
  • Ron Kent

    Kate
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    This past weekend, Ross and I took a class at Boston’s North Bennet Street School that introduced us to the basics of wood turning. It was a two day class with instruction and guidance around wood, turning, timber, tool sharpening, etc. with about 12 hours with us on the lathe. The lathe was a bit intimidating at first, it’s large, loud and your approaching it with sharp instruments that could easily smash your face. Through out the weekend though I got more comfortable and intrigued by what’s possible with turning from a translucency perspective. I got to Googling and came…
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

    Brett Baker
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Anne Blood reviews One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, on view through September 7, 2014. Blood writes: "Lawrence conceived the Migration Series as a single work composed of 60 parts ... He began by writing the captions, which were then edited by his wife Gwendolyn Knight, and then proceed to prepare all the panels with gesso and laid in the composition. As a young artist working on a limited budget, he chose inexpensive materials: pencil, ink, tempera and hardboard. Thanks to an artist’s grant, he…
  • Etel Adnan @ Galerie Lelong

    Brett Baker
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Alexis Clements reviews works by Etel Adnan at Galerie Lelong, New York, on view through May 8, 2015. Clements writes: "On Adnan’s uncluttered canvases the color vibrates and pulses with an ecstatic fluorescence that lends many of the abstract works on display an energy and life that I could not look away from... Beyond Adnan’s use of color, one of the things that struck me most about the show at Lelong is the intense economy of her work. Not only are the works of a small scale (few of the paintings exceed 13 x 16 inches), but the paint is generally applied in only one…
  • John Dubrow: The Transformations

    Brett Baker
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    John Goodrich reviews John Dubrow: Transformations at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, on view through April 25, 2015. Goodrich writes that "what is especially rewarding about [Dubrow's] latest work... is the way it continues to explore and evolve. In his case, the evolution isn’t towards a more provocative technique or motif – if anything, these aspects of his work have taken on a more utilitarian cast. The articulateness lies elsewhere, and in a trait that may not be evident to every viewer: in his forceful and eloquent arabesques of color. If your definition of…
  • Thomas Nozkowski: Roundtable

    Brett Baker
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    David Cohen moderates an email roundtable discussion on the work of Thomas Nozkowski, on view at Pace Gallery, New York, through April 25, 2015. Participants include: Joseph Masheck, David Brody, Alexander Ross, Marjorie Welish, Jennifer Riley and Raphael Rubinstein. Rubinstein comments: "Putting aside for the moment the question of why Nozkowski and others have been subject to official neglect, let’s turn to the show at hand. The quantity, and the quality of this quantity and, perhaps most importantly, its diversity, come across as a major statement, which is rather surprising for…
  • Benjamin Britton on Julie Mehretu

    Brett Baker
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Benjamin Britton considers Julie Mehretu's Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts): Part II in the collection of the High Museum of Art. Britton writes: "From my first introduction to Mehretu’s work, I was struck by its speed and multiplicity of transparent perspectives. The paintings gave the sensation of lives lived in multiple locations, the architecture of power, and the actions of people against the background of civic structures of control. And she was doing it with abstraction, but something beyond the grid of modernism. It was a generative approach, and one from which I…
 
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • 40 Days of Celebration: Magical Beast #10

    Kesha Bruce
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:57 am
    As a creative celebration of my 40th birthday, every day until May 26th, one of my small works on paper will go up for sale for $400. Each work represents a peek into my sketchbook and inner creative process. These sketches and studies are my way of working out not only formal and visual ideas, but also narratives and personal meaning.Magical Beast #10, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. 6 x 8 inches.(Click on image to see full size)About the Work:Each un-framed work measures approximately 8 x 5 inches and is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor,…
  • 40 Days of Celebration: Magical Beast #9

    Kesha Bruce
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    As a creative celebration of my 40th birthday, every day until May 26th, one of my small works on paper will go up for sale for $400. Each work represents a peek into my sketchbook and inner creative process. These sketches and studies are my way of working out not only formal and visual ideas, but also narratives and personal meaning.Magical Beast #9, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. 6 x 8 inches.About the Work:Each un-framed work measures approximately 8 x 5 inches and is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine…
  • 40 Days of Celebration: Magical Beast #8

    Kesha Bruce
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    As a creative celebration of my 40th birthday, every day until May 26th, one of my small works on paper will go up for sale for $400. Each work represents a peek into my sketchbook and inner creative process. These sketches and studies are my way of working out not only formal and visual ideas, but also narratives and personal meaning.Magical Beast #8, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. 6 x 8 inches.About the Work:Each un-framed work measures approximately 8 x 5 inches and is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine…
  • 40 Days of Celebration: Magical Beast #7

    Kesha Bruce
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    As a creative celebration of my 40th birthday, every day until May 26th, one of my small works on paper will go up for sale for $400. Each work represents a peek into my sketchbook and inner creative process. These sketches and studies are my way of working out not only formal and visual ideas, but also narratives and personal meaning.Magical Beast #7, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. 4 x 7 inches.About the Work:Each un-framed work measures approximately 8 x 5 inches and is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine…
  • 40 Days of Celebration: Magical Beast #6

    Kesha Bruce
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    As a creative celebration of my 40th birthday, every day until May 26th, one of my small works on paper will go up for sale for $400. Each work represents a peek into my sketchbook and inner creative process. These sketches and studies are my way of working out not only formal and visual ideas, but also narratives and personal meaning.Magical Beast #6, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. 5 x 8 inches. $400.About the Work:Each un-framed work measures approximately 8 x 5 inches and is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine…
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Good Fortune- Painting Peonies

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Good Fortune20 x 20 Oil Painting on Gallery Wrap Canvasby Pat FiorelloBuy with PayPal If you've been reading my Facebook page,  you may have seen that earlier this week I bought some coral and white peonies to paint. the coral ones were a little further along so I painted them first.I did some research on how to cut peonies and stumbled across this video "Peony 101", Martha Stewart interviewing a peony expert and owner of "Peony Envy"- yes it's a real place in Bernardsville NJ.  If you'd like to see the video, click here.I learned in Chinese culture peonies symbol good fortune,…
  • White Lilies

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    White Lilies12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat FiorelloSoldA new painting commissioned as a gift for a lucky lily lover. I love to paint white flowers.  They are anything but truly white- warm whites in the sunlit parts, cool whites in the shadows. Can use a range of high key colors to give the illusion of form.
  • Garden Lilies

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Garden Lilies12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650Buy with PayPalBeen working on some lilies in a still life set up for a commission, but decided to do a second version a little closer in with more of a garden feel.Here was the photo for the still life, just cropped it in quite a bit to focus more on a few large flowers.
  • Tulips and Ranunculus- Oil

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Tulips and Ranunculus8 x 10 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$300Buy with PayPalDid another version of the same flowers as my recent watercolor posts. But this time used oil paints, smaller size and a bit more cropped in composition.
  • Tulips and Ranunculus- class demo

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Tulips and Ranunculus12 x 16 Watercolorby Pat Fiorello$300Put some finishing touches on the demo started in yesterday's class.  To see the process, see yesterday's post where I documented an earlier version of this bouquet in a short slide show.
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    Hella Heaven

  • York/Paris/London Fashion Week 2014-2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months" Oscar Wilde I don't know what is wrong with me but whenever I take a glimpse to Fashion events I laugh picturing myself wearing what they show in my daily. The second effect that these fashion hysterically loved events nobody who knows how to live in society in the most nice way dares saying anything other them praising everything is the size of the "girls"*. They are so skinny that maybe this is why they don't smile and now I'm asking myself if the reason they walk till a moment and all of a sudden they…
  • Silence in Chinese

    10 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    I'm taking a break from blogging so I'm silent here. This is a beautiful word and I started thinking about it and found Silence in Chinese: this is for the case silence means: quiet, still, silent, stillness, silence, quietness, quietude. At the page there are others for the cases: Chinese translations for quietly, softly, gently, faintly, silently, quiet, silence, calm, peace. Chinese translations for noiseless, quiet, silent, voiceless, breathed, mute, noiselessly, quietly, aphonia, silence. Now I'm feeling sleepy. That's all. I'll be back as soon as I awake.
  • ISIS funds from America by Stephen Lendman

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    I use to copy articles from sites like Globalresearch where great analysts expose what the mainstream media hides and people who write about "forbidden truths", so to speak, explain what is really happening. It is out of the planet for me that the vast majority of people follow the mainstream media and believe in whatever they say. Usually there are those ready to call works from people like Stephen Lendman as "conspiracy theories" to put it in discredit. They still do not understand who is doing the conspiracy theories most of the time. Anyway: we have to try to make people see. Telling what…
  • Dedicated to Africa the cradle of humanity and civilization

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    How dare using the cradle of humanity as a raw-material continent? Ignorance has no boundaries. The music by Milton Nascimento touches our souls. It is about Africa.
  • Jennifer Lopez Booty's reveals she is just another clone

    15 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    It was sad watching Jennifer Lopez showing her worse side last year. People are tired of the music industries are imposing and artists should start thinking twice before committing themselves to some of their wishes. Compromising is never the right answer for those who really want to create... arts; There are so many clones! When was the last time you saw something you said: "OH! This is really amazing!" Don't you miss the real "divas"? I did but not on any mainstream platform. Searching for those who are not known is the easiest way to find geniuses.
 
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    Creative Web Biz

  • 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,…
  • How To Make $252,000 Per Year As An Artist

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Have you ever heard of the 1000 true fans theory? No? Well, let me explain it to you: Kevin Kelly wrote an article on his blog in which he describes a simple business model for artists: "A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, video maker, or author - in other words, anyone producing works of art - needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living. A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. They will drive 200 miles to see you sing. They will buy the super deluxe re-issued hi-res box…
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • Hyde character final

    9 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    My final Hyde design. The next step is colouring, then expressions & attitudes.
  • Mr. Willy Wonka

    2 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    Trying to put my new understanding of character design to work on some more characters. This is one of my favourite characters from one of my favourite films (I haven't read the book). I love both the original and the more recent Burton version, but being an 80's kid, Gene Wilder will always be the real Willy Wonka to me. For this design I wanted to forget both of these films. I based it loosely on Frank Lloyd Wright.One of the things I loved most about Wonka in the original film and wanted to capture was his ambivalence. I remember as a kid not quite knowing whether he could be trusted…
  • Jekyll & Hyde - WIP

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
     Here are more design process sketches for Jekyll & Hyde. Doing all this research is a worthwhile discipline which I'm not used to doing as thoroughly as this.
  • Jekyll & Hyde gestures

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:05 am
      I still have quite a bit of work to do in clarifying the designs, but I thought it might help to flesh out their personalities if I did these quick story/gesture sketches first.My idea for a fresh take on Jekyll & Hyde was to make Jekyll a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor who's obsessed with potency herbs. Hyde would be his wild party-animal state after taking the concoction of herbs.4 weeks in, and the course has been a lot of fun, a lot of drawing, and a lot of eye-opening. My biggest challenge has been simplifying the design and making it read clearly. The biggest eye-opener…
  • more character sketches

    10 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
       Here are some of my other ideas for the Walter Chipwitther character back in week 1. You can see the initial sketches here for the designs I chose to take further.
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  • Influence and Evolution Update: More Innovators

    arttextstyle
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    Details of works by Anda Klancic, Stephanie Jacques, Naoko Serino, Susie Gillespie, photos by Tom Grotta This April’s exhibition at browngrotta arts, includes 15 artists whose work we believe shows the experimental approach to materials and methods that characterized the fiber art movement in its early days, in the the 1960s. Six of these 15, Anda Klancic, Stéphanie Jacques, Naoko Serino, Susie Gillespie, Carolina Yrarrázaval and Randy Walker are not new to browngrotta arts, but they do epitomize an approach that deftly combines exploration and technical mastery. Anda Klancic of…
  • Influence and Evolution Update: The Influencers – Japan

    arttextstyle
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Masakazu and Naomi Kobayashi 1999 browngrotta arts installation. Photo © Tom Grotta The role of Eastern European and US artists in challenging tapestry traditions in the 1960s is well documented. By the mid-70s, however, artists from in Japan were gaining attention for own fiber experiments. Among the most prominent, a Kyoto couple, Masakazu and Naomi Kobayashi. Both were invited to the prestigious 7th Lausanne Biennial of International in 1975. In her historical essay, “The Lausanne Tapestry Biennials,” (16th Lausanne International Biennial: Criss-Crossings, 1995, pp. 36-53), Erika…
  • Make a Day of It: Influence and Evolution and Activities in the Area

    arttextstyle
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Influence and Evolution installation: Adela Akers, Sheila Hicks, Stephanie Jacques, Tim Johnson We hope you are planning a trip to browngrotta arts in Wilton, Connecticut to visit Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and now between April 24 and May 3rd. If you have the time and inclination here are a few other activities you might find of interest. Denyse Schmidt: In The Making Historic Inspirations/New Quilts at the Wilton Historical Society. Photo by Allison Michael Orenstein Denyse Schmidt: In The Making Historic Inspirations/New Quilts Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury…
  • Influence and Evolution Update: More Influencers, North America

    arttextstyle
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Details of works by Lenore Tawney, Sheila Hicks, Françoise Grossen and Mariette-Rousseau-Vermette, Photos by tom grotta Fiber art experimentation by artist in North America including Lenore Tawney, Sheila Hicks, Françoise Grossen (a Swiss living in the US) and Mariette Rousseau-Vermette in Canada was a feature of the 1960s. The Museum of Modern Art recognized this directional shift in the seminal 1969 Wall Hangings exhibition, curated by Jack Lenor Larsen and then-MOMA curator, Mildred Constantine. The last 10 years “have caused us to revise our concepts of this craft and view the…
  • Influence and Evolution Update: The Influencers – Eastern Europe

    arttextstyle
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    Detail of Maria Laskiewicz, MASK, woo1, sisal ,wood sculpture, 72″ x 53″, 1968, photo by tom Grotta A group of six influential artists from Eastern Europe, Maria Łaszkiewicz, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Luba Krejci, Ritzi Jacobi, Zofia Butrymowicz and Jolanta Owidzka will be among the 32 artists featured in Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and now, at browngrotta arts in Wilton Connecticut. The oldest is Maria Łaszkiewicz of Poland, born in 1892 (died 1981). She encouraged a generation of textile artists, including 5ma Montana del Fuego, Magdalena Abakanowicz, sisal…
 
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    Brian Raszka

  • X-Ray Vision is 20-20

    Brian Raszka
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:13 pm
    X-Ray Vison is 20-20. I had this idea that a super hero’s power, while highly beneficial in certain circumstances might not be the end-all. Like X-Ray vision for instance; you can see through, say steel or concrete but you can’t see into the future. Somewhat limiting, no. 24″x24″ Acrylic and collage on canvas. $500. Contact […]
  • Howlinger

    Brian Raszka
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    I was inspired after visiting Costa Rica to start a series of images of monkeys. Specifically Howler Monkeys. In Costa Rica there were trees full of Howlers. They seemed to be everywhere. At night we could hear them on the roof of our hotel. I’ve taken some liberties with the details of how Howler monkeys […]
  • Little Howler

    Brian Raszka
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    I was inspired after visiting Costa Rica to start a series of images of monkeys. Specifically Howler Monkeys. In Costa Rica there were trees full of Howlers. They seemed to be everywhere. At night we could hear them on the roof of our hotel. I’ve taken some liberties with the details of how Howler monkeys […]
  • War Paint

    Brian Raszka
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    I was inspired after visiting Costa Rica to start a series of images of monkeys. Specifically Howler Monkeys. In Costa Rica there were trees full of Howlers. They seemed to be everywhere. At night we could hear them on the roof of our hotel. I’ve taken some liberties with the details of how Howler monkeys […]
  • Big Howler

    Brian Raszka
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    I was inspired after visiting Costa Rica to start a series of images of monkeys. Specifically Howler Monkeys. In Costa Rica there were trees full of Howlers. They seemed to be everywhere. At night we could hear them on the roof of our hotel. I’ve taken some liberties with the details of how Howler monkeys […]
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    Monkeyworks

  • New Website, New Blog

    Dave Mottram
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    Thanks for following my blog and looking! I have a new site at www.davemottram.com. Also, I’ll be posting my sketchbook on my blog here as well. www.davemottram.com/blog
  • Sad One Man Band

    Dave Mottram
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
  • Winter is Coming, Doves, Elephants, Fargo, and a small mouse.

    Dave Mottram
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    This past weeks sketchbook dump. The doves and portrait are pencil, everything else was drawn in ballpoint pen.
  • Owls and Bats in October

    Dave Mottram
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Been drawing owls and bats this month. I’m staying in line with the Halloween theme.
  • Haunted Mansion Bust and more busts

    Dave Mottram
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion here are some busts I’ve been sketching. These are just quick sketches based on the Mansion busts I remember. The bottom middle is from the Haunted Mansion busts I’ve seen on the web.
 
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    Inside/Out

  • Five for Friday: Yes We Can! (or Nice Cans, or It’s in the Can)

    Jason Persse
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. The exhibition Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 opens tomorrow (April 25), and as the title implies, the show’s focal point is Warhol’s iconic 1962 suite of 32 paintings of, well, Campbell’s Soup cans. Strangely, the early 1960s appear to have been a fertile time for what I guess we should call “can art.” Jasper Johns’s Painted Bronze of…
  • A Homecoming for Romare Bearden’s The Visitation

    Judy Hecker
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    Romare Bearden (American, 1911−1988). The Visitation. 1941. Gouache, ink, and pencil on brown paper, 30 1/2 x 46 1/2″ (77.5 x 118.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (by exchange). Acquired with the cooperation of the Estate of Nanette Bearden and the Romare Bearden Foundation whose mission is to preserve the legacy of the artist. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Before Romare Bearden turned to the medium of collage in 1964—the multilayered compositions, for which he is best known—he was steeped in the language of…
  • Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo: From “City of God” to Cities of People

    Athina Balopoulou
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    The Rio Museum of Art. Photo: Athina Balopoulou As urban sociologist Robert Park wrote, the city is “man’s most consistent and on the whole, his most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in more after his heart’s desire.” However, how aware are we of our right to reinvent the city, and not just access what is presented to us? How much more creative and human-centered could we be when rethinking the processes of urbanization? And lastly, how often and in what ways, if any, do cultural institutions provide us with a platform or the means to realize our…
  • This Week at MoMA: April 20–26

    Carolyn Kelly
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    While MoMA’s exhibition galleries usually get all the attention, this week several talks and performances take center stage. Check out the diverse roster of programming this week: • Tonight, Modern Mondays presents An Evening with Shezad Dawood, featuring the New York premiere of the London-based multimedia artist’s first feature film, Piercing Brightness. Rabih Mroué. Riding on a Cloud. 2013. Photo: Joe Namy • On Tuesday and Wednesday, the latest installment of MoMA’s renowned Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series, Projects 101, presents the U.S. premiere of acclaimed Lebanese…
  • Shezad Dawood’s Piercing Brightness

    Sophie Cavoulacos
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Production still from Piercing Brightness. 2013. Directed by Shezad Dawood. Courtesy of UBIK Productions Ltd. The image features Halo, an artwork by John Kennedy, commissioned by Mid Pennine Arts A sense of place pervades the work of British artist Shezad Dawood, but we’re not talking about your picture-postcard nostalgia. Dawood’s first feature film, Piercing Brightness, is at the surface a stylized science-fiction tale, but it could equally be read as a public artwork of sorts. Commissioned by In Certain Places, a public art project in the northwest English town of Preston, this alien…
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  • Hair, Today

    erin
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    I became a brunette last week. It was not an effortless change, not a spur-of-the-moment decision as many of my ill-timed beauty experiments have been. This was not Sun-In, or perms. It was calculated, a mass text to my girlfriends, asking for explicit instructions on my next hair adventure. Go dark, roared the crowd, and so this morning, I awoke, and shuffled to the bathroom, where I saw a brunette – where I saw Meatloaf in the mirror. Over the years, I have logged many miles in the salon chair, have colored my ends folded over kitchen sinks, have touched up my roots huddled in college…
  • Messy Mornings

    erin
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Banana pancakes, Bee had requested. I’d been traveling quite a bit, had been away from the kitchen timer breakfast waltz: eggs on stove, bacon in oven, and where’d I leave the knife for the strawberries? I had missed her company, and she had missed my banana pancakes, and so, I’d gone against my better judgment and attempted to squeeze a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast treat into a frenzied Tuesday morning we-need-to-be-somewhere-in-twenty-minutes time slot. A note: the we-need-to-be-somewhere-in-twenty-minutes time slot is always my downfall. I am a slow creature…
  • Reboot

    erin
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    My server – the wizard behind the curtain of this corner of the Internet, what I anticipate to look like very much like an industrial Rube Goldberg machine with switchboards and buttons that glow and dim, I don’t know, I’m likely wrong here – has been down for three days. Last week, it was up and running, and this week, like a stressed out mother raising her hands in the air, it simply retreated to the bedroom where it fell ill for the better part of the weekend. It has been oddly spiritual, the silence. It was not oddly spiritual at first. It was frustrating, and I…
  • Around the Water Cooler

    erin
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    This essay was written in partnership with Soma – thanks for reading! When you’re a freelancer, and you’re married to a freelancer, and you both work flexible, semi-odd hours, sometimes you date in the kitchen. You don’t dress fancy – pajamas or jeans will do – and you bring a chilled glass of water in lieu of flowers. And you rise from your respective computers – his and hers, like monogrammed hand towels – and you meet next to the sink. A water cooler date of sorts, sans gossiping about your co-workers, unless you’re talking about your…
  • Us, Currently

    erin
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
    She: Ending her sentences in a high-pitched whisper, like there’s a surprise, like she’s a rainbow, her final words a pot of gold. Fighting the afternoon nap. Favoring cashews. “Reading” from my devotional at night in our bed, substituting Psalms verses for monster encounters. Memorizing iPhone passwords. Hacking said iPhones, taking 3,000 photos on said iPhone cameras. Naming her stuffed koala “Judes My Husband or Gokey or Plop Plop.” Twirling, somersaulting, radiating. He: Juggling a lot, per usual, with a great attitude, per usual. Toddler…
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  • All Fresco | Auckland

    Shea O'Neill
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    All Fresco is a boutique Public Art Festival based around Karangahape Road in Auckland, New Zealand and is commissioned by the K Rd Business Association. Over the weekend artists Askew One, Berst, Cinzah, Component, Erin Forsyth, Gasp, Haunt One, Jeremy Shirley, Jon Drypnz, Owen Dippie, Misery, Trustme and Xoe Hall transformed the streets with their talents. I went for a wander on Sunday afternoon and snapped some work in progress shots. More about All Fresco
  • Spencer Keeton Cunningham

    Shea O'Neill
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    I recently spent a week in Mexico painting a mural with Spencer Keeton Cunningham. Between painting the wall, painting himself, and posing for photos with tourists, Spencer took the time to answer a few questions about life on the road. What are you doing right now? I’m painting a wall with my friend Aaron Glasson in an amazing spot on the beach in Cancun. It’s a sunny day and the oceans about 100 feet away, you could almost skip a rock from here. What are you painting? We had planned to paint a crazy multi-species creature and then when we got here an iguana ran across the sand right in…
  • FIAP | Cancun

    Shea O'Neill
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    A glitzy resort town synonymous with spring breakers getting wild at pool parties, alongside hoards of middle-aged tourists drinking poolside cocktails at overpriced beachfront resorts. Cancun was not exactly top of my list of must-see art and culture destinations. The crew at World Art Destinations are looking to change that and recently invited thirty contemporary artists from around the world to Cancun for the 2nd Annual Festival International De Arte Publico. The talented lineup including; Jason Botkin, Jeremy Shantz, Chony, Lucas Parbo, Narcelio Grud, Yoh Nagao, Aaron Glasson, Libre…
  • The Gorilla Glass Factory | Oaxaca

    Shea O'Neill
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Squeezed into the back of a collectivo, driving to an industrial estate on the outskirts Oaxaca City, Mexico. I couldn’t help thinking about all of the out the way places I’ve visited in search of art. The Gorilla Glass factory is a modern building covered with bright murals set against a background of corn silos and dusty cacti. The first thing you see on the outside wall is a large abstract mural inspired by interviews with the factories workers and that pretty much sets the tone. What follows is like a private fun park for art lovers. Complete with a print shop, a giant kaleidoscope,…
  • Oaxaca City | Mexico

    Shea O'Neill
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Between feasts of tlayudas, chapulines, mole negro, and tamales, washed down with chocalate con leche, and dancing in the zocalo with cross dressing clowns. I spent a few hours exploring the cobbled streets of Oaxaca City and found some beautiful walls.
 
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  • Catching up with things...

    Sergio Lopez
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Sorry for the blatant self promotion here, but if I don't do it this way, I might not get to it in time to tell you until it's too late.My sketch for "Snowbird" is still available at Hashimoto Contemporary. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the purchase link online. Or you can follow this link:http://store.hashimotocontemporary.com/collections/moleskine-project-iv/products/snowbird•"When The Sky Was Born" 36x24 inches. Oil on stretched linen. 2015 Sergio Lopez www.themainloop.com This painting and 6 others will be on display at Wonderland SF with new works by MJ Lindo,…
  • Moleskine Project: Year 4.

    Sergio Lopez
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Here's a look at my piece for the fourth annual Moleskine Project group show, opening this Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.If you would like to receive an advance collectors preview before the show opens, please email the gallery at hashimotocontemporary@gmail.comThe Moleskine Project is an annual group show co-curated by Rodrigo Luff and Ken Harman, the exhibit will be on view until Saturday, April 25th."Snowbird," Graphite/Gouache,10.5x8.25 inches, $650The Moleskine Project IV group show Opening this Saturday, April 4th 6pm-10pm Here is the Facebook invite…
  • 2015021102 ANA MARIA Drawing, Charcoal on Paper, 24.0”h x 18.0”w

    Sergio Lopez
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Purchase here: http://ift.tt/1GlJdwI
  • 2015022301 JONQUI Drawing, Charcoal on Paper, 24.0”h x 18.0”w

    Sergio Lopez
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    You can purchase this drawing by clicking here: http://www.zatista.com/product/details/44225/2015022301-JonquiPurchase here: http://www.zatista.com/product/details/44225/2015022301-Jonqui
  • Breckenridge Trip 2015

    Sergio Lopez
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ok here's the deal. I am very far behind with what I want to share on my blog. I do like to write, but not only has my blogging time decreased since I got my new studio, but I don't have a computer or internet there. So that means I don't even have a method to sit down and blog when I'm at the studio. So what does this mean? And what will I do about it?The main things I want to share are the pictures. I think that is the number one priority. However, I do like talking about the paintings, or art, or technique, or anything else I want to share about them. I don't want to sacrifice sharing the…
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Joshua Best

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    This Friday's featured artist is Joshua Best and his amazing 50 States Design Project!Every week for 50 weeks, Joshua created artwork for one of the 50 states! The 50 States Design Project hung in the Grand Rapids Art Museum for a year!I love the uniqueness and wit of these!Below are a few of the artworks Joshua created for the individual states: Be sure to see all 50 state designs by Joshua by visiting etsy.com/shop/geographicdesigner, geographicdesign.wordpress.com, and facebook.com/GeographicDesigner!Have a great weekend!
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 13

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Today I'm sharing what I created for week thirteen ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journal!March’s ThemeMaking Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)March 28 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge: Make a Custom ElementJournal Prompt: "Ride the energy of your own unique spirit." - Gabrielle Roth Inspired by the journal prompt, this was one of the few art journal spreads in which I planned the composition and process before I began. I knew I wanted to incorporate Pippin Schupbach’s Cruiser Side stencil and Cathy Nichols’ Camping…
  • What I'm learning right now...

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    Today I wanted to share what I’m learning right now! Currently, I’m participating in a variety of online workshops where I’m learning not only from the instructors but also from other participants! By the way, these workshops are FREE or inexpensive to join! I’ve loved the process of printmaking for a long time – even minored in it in college – but am still learning lots of fun techniques that are new to me in Traci Bautista’s Bold, Expressive, and Unconventional Printmaking. In this FREE online workshop, Traci shares her favorite printmaking…
  • Friday Favorite: Alison Murray Whittington

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    This Friday's featured artist is Alison Murray Whittington and her fun maps of imaginary lands!I love her colors and sense of whimsy in her work!She writes:"I can pinpoint my love of maps (what a perfect analogy, eh?) to my first National Geographic subscription. I grew up in the Northern Nevadan desert, which at the time seemed to be the most unmagical place there could be. I used to pin those National Geographic maps up on my ceiling and lie in bed, dreaming of places I’d go someday and dreaming of being a mapmaker. And now I am. I just did a lot of other things, first." Surpise…
  • StencilGirl Tutorial...

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Today I'm on the StencilGirl Talk Blog sharing what I created with Jessica Sporn's new Happy Birthday Icons stencil!Here's a sneak peek: Be sure to go to StencilGirl Talk to see all the details!Hope you're having a wonderful week!
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  • RECORD STORE DAY 2015: LOVE & CONFUSION

    brianssnider
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    I like the idea of Record Store Day, actually I love the idea, maybe more correctly, I love what Record Store Day stands for, but as it exists now the reputation of RSD is a little messy and I can’t just blindly support it. Again, I love what the day stands for, since 2008 the third Saturday in April (and now Black Friday) has been a celebration of your local record store, that part I love. We all have a record store, one you are loyal to, one you might have single handedly kept in business, for some of us that store might not exist any longer. My store was Retrospect Records on…
  • SOTW: SHANA CLEVELAND AND THE SANDCASTLES ~ BUTTER AND EGGS

    brianssnider
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    Shana Cleveland – Butter and Eggs from Dandelion Gold on Vimeo. Yeah I know, this isn’t either of the two songs that have been released by the folks over at Suicide Squeeze in promotion of Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles album Oh Man, Cover the Ground (out May 26). The reason why Butter and Eggs is our Song of the Week is because it’s the song the made me buy Oh Man, Cover the Ground three years ago. I was newly unemployed and selling things on ebay in order to help pay the rent and while doing research on the Curious Mystery when I stumbled across two different Shana…
  • FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE/TIMBER! LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

    brianssnider
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
      The current trend for live music is the festival, a couple years back I did a list of Spring and Summer festivals and it was pretty decent in size, I’m currently working on another one and I’m drowning in a deluge of them. The festival era has created an opportunity for fans to get out and see a lot of bands they otherwise wouldn’t get to see all at once, but they’ve created a wasteland of local music venues and diverted touring acts away from playing local standalone shows in favor of headlining festivals. You’re not going to be able to see all the…
  • RECAP: THUNDERPUSSY, DIAMONDS IN THE MUFF

    brianssnider
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    (I’m trying something new here by publishing this review without a photoset in order to get the recap up in a more relevant manner. I will have a full photoset, which you will definitely want to see, up in the next few weeks.) I feel like I have to begin this with a little caveat; I haven’t seen a show since September, there have been a number of shows I thought about seeing, that I even wanted to see but I didn’t. I have a two and a half year old and my wife works a lot so if I’m going to sacrifice a night with my family, the show had better be good. If at any point…
  • REVIEW: CAVEGREEN ~ JOURNEY OF RETURN EP

    brianssnider
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Journey of Return EP by cavegreen In just the past two years Eleanor Murray has had one of the most fascinating musical outputs of just about anyone. It began with her fourth(ish) album Bury Me Into the Mtn, which balanced delicately along the blade of folk without falling over the edge. Recorded at the Unknown studio in Anacortes with Nicholas Wilbur, the pair chose to incorporate the windstorm sweeping through the quiet island village into the album to a chillingly beautiful effect. Eleanor also released an album with Ben Kamen under the name Aantarcticaa, again recorded at the Unknown,…
 
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Join us in Manhattan for Meet, Eat, Drink, Learn & Share

    diannedebicella
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    by diannedebicellaJoin Fractured Atlas and the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center for our Meet, Eat, Drink, Learn & Share event from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Monday, May 11th. Join us to to learn something new about managing your patrons, about finding space, about running a fiscally sponsored project, and about insuring your work. We’ll spend time sharing ideas and tactics and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with other members and projects of Fractured Atlas - all while enjoying complimentary snacks and beverages. There will be a brief introduction to Fractured…
  • NOW HIRING–Program Director, Insurance

    Tim Cynova
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    by Tim CynovaFractured Atlas is seeking a Director for its Insurance Program. The Program Director will set strategy and provide programmatic oversight for one of the organization’s core programs, as well as execute high-level customer service support. The successful candidate will be interested in an arts- and insurance-related position as a career, not necessarily as a “day job”. Additionally, we seek someone who is committed to helping artists function more effectively as small businesses and believes in the transformative power of technology. The majority of our staff are, or…
  • 4 Tips for Grant Ask Amounts

    diannedebicella
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    by diannedebicellaYou’ve done your homework and found a number of grants that are a good fit for the type of work you do and your geographic location, which is a great start. Now you need to decide how much you should ask for in your letter of inquiry or your full proposal to the funder. Here are a few things to keep in mind in order to come up with your ask amount: 1. Your ask amount should not be based on budget gaps. It should be based on research and understanding of the funder. You also need to show the funder that you have a detailed and realistic plan on how to meet the rest of…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

    Theresa Hubbard
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    by Theresa HubbardArtadia is accepting proposals for its Inaugural New York Awards. Description: Artadia is pleased to announce its inaugural New York Awards. The online application is now open to all visual artists living within the five boroughs, working in any media, and at any stage in their career. The application will close on April 15thand funds will be distributed to Award recipients in summer 2015. The 2015 New York Awardees will each receive up to $20,000 in unrestricted funds and will gain access to a lifetime of professional support. Artadia Awardees are selected through a…
  • Meet Fractured Atlas’ New Arts & Technology Policy Fellow

    courtney.duffy
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    by courtney.duffy We’re thrilled to announce Courtney Duffy as our first-ever Arts & Technology Policy Fellow, a role which is made possible through a generous grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. Courtney is based in Washington, D.C. and works from the office of our friends at Public Knowledge. You can find her on Twitter @cduffy90. Tell us a little bit about your background in the arts. My devotion to the arts began as a little girl - dance, piano and voice lessons led me to several years in choral and a cappella groups as well as stage and film productions.The opportunity to…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • 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.
  • Serpentine Fire Sculpture

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    I just finished this new abstract sculpture today. It's called "Serpentine Fire" and is (66x24x24). It is constructed of two rolled spiral sections of 1/4" steel and stainless steel plate. The shiny stainless steel piece was given a disk ground finish, and the steel piece and base were treated to have a rusty patina to give it contrast. This sculpture is currently available. Come see this and lots more next weekend at The Brewery Artwalk in downtown LA, April 25st and 26nd from 11- 6pm both days.
  • Strange Finds on Etsy!

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Hey Earthlings! My giant high heel shoe sculpture was just featured in a short segment called Strange Finds on Etsy. It's on the CNBC website at: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000371759
  • I Met The Real Batman!

    10 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    My studio just appeared on the TV show Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel (Canada).It's an absolutely amazing episode with a blind man named Brian Bushway, who has to describe one of my sculptures using echo location, like a bat.  Here is a link to watch the episode (S2, Episode 67).  It aired recently, and you will need to click in the menu list on the episode aired April 8, 2015.It is the first segment appearing in this episode.http://www.discovery.ca/dailyplanet
  • Sculptor Bruce Gray on Discovery Channel

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Cool News! One of my sculptures and I will be appearing on a show on the Discovery Channel. They will be featuring a guy with one of the most amazing skills you will ever see. I can't wait to see this in person. Stay tuned for more details, and a link to watch the show.
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    BLOG CROXFORD

  • FINAL FINAL SUMMER SCHEDULE

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Hey Y'all!!!!!So all the jury results are in!For those of you who are not artists, let me tell you, I do not enjoy the jury process.I have a HUGE file of rejection letters.......that mostly all start with: "After much deliberation, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to include your work in this year’s __________. Blahbity blahbity blahbity!"The truth is, each "no" still hurts a little, yes, even after all these years.And each "yes" is still a validation of your art!It is terrible! Each year, I have had to say to artist friends "Well, these things are subjective and…
  • WW196: THE CAKEROOM, JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN, and FUGU

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here are the 5 things I want you to LOVE this week.....1.) Remember when I went to Washington??? Well....if you find yourself there, find yourself in The Cakeroom. Here's why.....CAAAAAAAAKE!!!!CUTE PLACE, huh??? It has Rooster wallpaper.....and pink gingham too!!Not as cute....this cake creeper.YUUUMMMM!!!! Pineapple cake and chocolate mouse cake.OMG YESS!!!!!The checkroom goods were so good.....that this happened...Yup. So that happened.But don't let my creepy eating keep you away from The Cakeroom in Washington.YOU MUST GO THERE!!The CakeRoom Bakery2006 18th Street, NW…
  • ROB CROXFORD NOW AT SIENNA GALLERY!!!!

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    New gallery representation!!! YAY!If you are in the Ottawa area, you want to check out Sienna Gallery:Located in the rapidly growing town of Rockland, Sienna Gallery comes as a much-needed service and a location for artists in the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec area to showcase their art. Sienna Gallery is a new gallery, but backed by 24 years of experience. I met owner Karen Charlebois at The Ottawa Art Expo last year, and she is lovely! She says in her bio "I love surrounding myself with beautiful things." and guess what....I AM ONE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL…
  • WONDERFUL WASHINGTON (Part one)

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hey guys!Instead of a Wonderful Wednesday, I thought I would share some photos from my trip to Washington!It is a mega post.....please enjoy!DAY ONELincoln's Pancakes.....FORESCORE AND 3 PANCAKES AGO.......I did not have "scrapple".....I believe it is either scrambled apple or scraps of something....either way....no thank you.....After our p'cakes we went to the American History Museum.Just checking to see what these guys are looking at....Julia Childs Kitchen!!!!Me and Julia down by the Smithsonianyup...it's a whole cabinet of take out lids!!Archie and Edith Bunker sat HERE!I LOVE this…
  • ROBOT ATTACK -- the commission!!!!

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Howdy folks!Happy Monday!Okay, so I finally have something new to show you!!!!!I have been working like crazy on this piece for the last 2 weeks to get it done.It is a commission. (YAY! Making headway on my commission list - 1 down 6 to go!!)So, this client saw me at the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Show in September of 2014.(read more about that show HERE)So anyways......he saw this print.......These limited edition giclees are still available as 8 x 10's, 16 x 20's or 24" x 30"and loved the print.....but wanted the original - which was thankfully available.....He also LOVED this BIG…
 
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  • Colors and People, digital art by Nicolae Negura

    ego
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Personal Project – Colors and People – 2015 “I consider myself a story teller, I put into illustration or comics what I see, what I hear, listen or experiencing.” Nicolae Negura: portfolio / behance / facebook The post Colors and People, digital art by Nicolae Negura appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Phuong My Spring/Summer 2015, photography by Jingna Zhang

    ego
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Phuong My Spring/Summer 2015 collection feat. Kwak Ji Young photographed by Zhang Jingna. Photography: Zhang Jingna Stylist: Phuong My Model: Kwak Ji Young Hair: Daniel Wong Makeup: Derek Yuan Set Design: Zhang Jingna & Phuong My Flowers: Padma de Fleur & QA Pham Photographer Assistant: Ernie Chang Set Design Assistant: Lý Bình Sơn Stylist Assistant: Thao Nguyen Location: S3 Studios Jingna Zhang: website / behance / instagram / facebook See more amazing fashion photograby by Jingna Zhang on Ego.AlterEgo: Cold Flowers, fashion…
  • Paintings by Ziad Zoubi

    ego
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:11 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 Ziad Zoubi: facebook The post Paintings by Ziad Zoubi appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Ali Jardine, photography

    ego
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:29 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 “Born and raised in Mississippi, I grew up listening to stories (and telling quite a few). Everyone in the South has a tale to tell. Most likely you will hear the story more than once, with the tale getting taller each time. I think this way of thinking has shaped what I look for when shooting a photo, and also what comes to play when creating a piece of mobile art. With each image, I try to take the viewer…
  • Alfie Gatt, paintings

    ego
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:19 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 Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Alfie Gatt was born in 1985 in the small and sunny island of Malta. His drive and passion for his love of art started in his early childhood years. He pursued his studies and was successfully awarded a degree from the Institute of Art & Design, in Malta in 2005. Out of college, he was still finding his own path since art was no easy means to bring food on the table. So he strived hard to add another art related skill in his colourful pocket, by teaching himself…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • London Arts Review Podcast – Food, theatre, film and new music

    Flaneur
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Episode 19: This week we cover The Renegade Craft Fair and sample new Amercian diner Joe’s Southern Kitchen. We see Macbeth by Tara Arts and new Brazilian film Futuro Beach. We finish with new music from Ben Hayes, featuring Naomi Banks. 00:40 The Renegade Craft Fair 05:40 Joe’s Southern Kitchen Review 08:40 Macbeth by Tara Arts  11:30 Futuro Beach 13:40 […]
  • Bridging The Void – an intelligent and interesting idea at @BETCamberwell

    Flaneur
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    As part of the Elefeet Dance Festival at the Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, ‘Experiential Dance’ performed Bridging The Void, a work created by choreographer and film artist Rachel Johnson. Drawing its inspiration from the Native American saying ‘Every Night is followed by Sunrise’, Bridging The Void aims to recreate the experience of a sunrise, bringing […]
  • Cosmo Sarson At Pure Evil Gallery

    Flaneur
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:50 pm
    The epitome of East London cool and edginess, Pure Evil is an artist run gallery set up by street artist Charles Uzzell Edwards, AKA Pure Evil, in 2007. The EC2 Gallery now had a sister just a couple of doors away. The stripped, concrete walls and use of basements help maintain that street art vibe […]
  • Q & A :: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

    Bernie
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:29 pm
    We know Stephen Malkmus best as the frontman of legendary 90s indie band Pavement, with catchy garage tunes like "Shady Lane" and "Stereo". Not that his latest act, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks is anything to sniff at - they've just released album number six Wig Out At Jagbags and will soon head down under […]
  • Feasting Southern American style at The new Joe’s in Kentish Town

    Flaneur
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Living in our rainy city has a lot of benefits, but for those with a hankering for shrimp ‘n grits it is a long way from the Deep South. By which I mean Mississippi and Louisiana, not Torquay and Plymouth. The inter-continental flight dividing England from America makes an evening of authentic mac’ n cheese or […]
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    Natasha Wescoat » Blog

  • Why I do Kickstarter Projects and What I’ve Learned From Them

    info@wescoatfineart.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    When I first heard of Kickstarter, it was through a friend who’d told me about one particular artist (Molly Crabapple) who had succeeded in launching an art show using the crowdfunding site. How it works is, you create a project stating your goals, ideas and mission along along with incentive tiers for backers who donate a portion of the proceeds towards the project. If the project reaches it’s monetary goal, you receive the payments to fund your project and backers receive their respective gifts in return. If the project doesn’t reach it’s goal, you don’t…
  • New Kickstarter: $2 Drawings by Natasha Wescoat

    info@wescoatfineart.com
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Due to the strong response of Natasha’s fan base and friends to her previous kickstarter projects, the artist has launched a new creative project where she will offer original drawings, illustrated paintings and acrylic paintings for a small donation. The collection of work is being offered in forms of random drawings or personalized drawings, which is a fun and exciting option for collectors who’ve been wanting to own an original piece of her work. Natasha is currently running the kickstarter to fund the production, and offering a very generous array of backer rewards.
  • Taking Risks and The Fear of Success

    info@wescoatfineart.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Truth be told, I have a deep fear of success. I fear succeeding, because then what do I do when I have what I wanted? Taking a risk is one of the scariest things to face. We fear failing at something. Fear the consequences of those failures, whether it means losing money, friends, or opportunities. We have to give up something to take on another thing. It’s a give and take experience. The issue is not whether we will fail, however, but if we even try. But what’s funnier is that when we actually succeed, that can be one of the scariest moments of our lifes. Believe it or not. I had…
  • New original paintings available in store

    info@wescoatfineart.com
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    NEW Original painting “Deep Sea Siren” with galaxy filled hair is now available for purchase here: http://www.natasha-wescoat.com/shop/original-art/original-painting-deep-sea-siren/ Be sure to message me if interested in other options of purchase. *Layaway options available! This is also a 16″x20″ on gallery wrapped canvas and comes with certificate of authenticity. New original “Jelly Oasis” is now available for purchase for here:  http://www.natasha-wescoat.com/shop/original-art/original-painting-jelly-oasis/ This is also a 16″x20″ on gallery…
  • New Original “Alice in the Sky Flying” Framed Painting

    info@wescoatfineart.com
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    The newest Alice in Wonderland series original, “Alice in the Sky Flying” is a framed acrylic painting, now available in my etsy shop! here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228682472/alice-in-wonderland-original-framed-art?ref=shop_home_feat_1 LAYAWAY OPTION AVAILABLE! Please contact me if interested!       The post New Original “Alice in the Sky Flying” Framed Painting appeared first on Natasha Wescoat.
 
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    Eon Works - Art of Dawid Michalczyk

  • Interwoven, canvas prints and sketching

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Interwoven is a new funky addition to the abstract gallery. Another news is that most gallery images are now available as canvas prints and you can even customize each canvas print to have multiple panels. Pretty cool! For the past couple of years I have been sketching much more. I use traditional sketching tools because they diversify the creative process and make it more fun. That way I don't have to sit in front of the computer to do the sketching and can enjoy the reliability and simplicity of traditional tools - all I need is something to draw with and paper. Such tools always work and…
  • New space art video

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    This new video features most of my best space artwork and the music is from the latest Anosphere spacesynth album Flight to planet 5.
  • The mission

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    I created this new sci-fi image using Blender and Gimp. Its been now about two years since I started using Blender and 11 months for Gimp. Overall I'm very satisfied with both tools. For my needs I can do the artwork just as well as I did with 3DSMax and Photoshop. After years of using 3DSMax it took some time to get used to Blender, but Gimp is practically like Photoshop so there was minimal time spend on adjusting. Gimp is very stable, more stable than Photoshop and generally it feels just as fast with the exception of many filters, some of which can be quite slow. I have not done any…
  • Concept gallery update

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:55 am
    For easier browsing I have split the concept gallery into the following sections: air and spacecraft, land vehicles, buildings, exteriors, interiors, robots, and weapons. Besides that, I've been busy doing concepts of buildings and spaceships, and have added five new concepts to the gallery: Recon vessel, Patrol vessel, Intel building, Apartment building, Military HQ. Concepts like that are great fun to make and I plan on using them in one of my future sci-fi images, but I still need to make more buildings. I try to keep the geometry of each building relatively simple, so once I put them all…
  • Buildings 140218

    21 Feb 2014 | 5:18 am
    These concept buildings are part of my new project to create enough buildings for a scene that will show part of a future city. I want them to look like they could be built today or in the near future. I plan to have a good mix of skyscrapers and lower buildings of various type. I like solid looking buildings like those in this concept. The building on the left could be a government agency building and the other one a research institution.
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    I 365 Art

  • Post #305 My Kawaii Paper Doll Journey on Teachers Pay Teachers

    ducky75
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Hey guys! So I have recently started doing things over at a site called teacherspayteachers.com. In fact, I have a number of products up there right now! I am really excited about this website because although you don’t have to be a teacher to sell things, there are a lot of education resources you can buy and provide on the website. It has sort of opened up a plethora of opportunities for me as a clipart artist! I have been wanting to sell and market my Kawaii Paper Dolls idea for a very long time, but I had a lot of difficulty trying to figure out how to go about doing that! I even…
  • Day #304 Adorable Kitty Cat Clipart Set

    ducky75
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    One thing that I know to be true is that I rarely ever draw any art featuring animals–which is rather ironic considering how much I LOVE animals, cats especially! So within the past couple of weeks, I have been working feverishly to create more clip art that contains animals in them. This one is my favorite so far, not just because they have cats in them, but because I really like how they turned out. You may purchase this particular set for commercial-use over at the I365art Etsy store, among many other animal related packs as well. More art to come guys, I promise! Etsy Store…
  • Post #303 Fashion Clip Art Pack

    ducky75
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Hey guys! I’m still floating around these days. I have released some brand new fashion clip art, including individual pieces plus sets. I will be adding some brand new clip art and illustrations to the shop pretty much everyday for however long I can. I hope to be able to get some time to write about them in the blog occasionally as well. Be sure to check out the shop if you are interested in using my work. =) Etsy Store Peipei’s $5 Art Commissions page How to draw on Hubpages
  • Post #302 More Christmas Graphics and Clipart!

    ducky75
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    As you can see, I have been working on quite a bit of holiday clip art and various other graphics with a holiday theme! I am really pleased with how the cupcake one turned out in particular! I tried to come up with something that was cute and original at the same time. These are of course just a small amount of holiday themed clip art/digital graphics that I have created throughout the month. If you’d like to purchase any of these graphics, you will be able to find that at my etsy store I would also like to take this opportunity to plugin my fiverr stuff as well. The holidays are…
  • Post #301 Christmas Gift Boxes

    ducky75
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    As you can see, I am attempting to make blog posts more frequently now that the holiday are here! Not only for that reason but also because I have been feeling really creative at the moment. It’s hard to really pump these things out when you don’t have any good ideas to bring to the table. So about this set, I created this specific set because I like the styles and colors that go in to wrapping gifts during the holidays and on special occasions. It was just a lot of fun creating the designs for each box and even more fun when it came down to coloring! As always, you can find more…
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • The Amadeus Orchestra – Louis Lohraseb, Conductor, soloist Cicely Parnas: Bruckner, Haydn, and Brahms at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Sunday, April 19, 3 pm

    The Editor
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    n 1862–63 Anton Bruckner composed the Overture in G minor. In contrast with the earlier Four Orchestral Pieces and the next Symphony in F minor, the Overture appears a much more mature work. Bruckner's characteristics are already present: the opening subject with his octave interval in unison – as that of the main theme of the Ninth Symphony, the full orchestral chords followed by semiquaver runs, and the second slower subject with its large... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 106: The Beauty’s in the Details — Les Violins du Roy and Marc-André Hamelin in Troy

    Keith Kibler
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    What might have been a confusion of bedfellows in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall did not turn out to be so. Returning to the hall after intermission one saw the instrumentalists of Les Violons du Roy, a period orchestra fronted by a large Steinway, its lid held high. This would have been sacrilege in Boston, but it worked. Marc-André Hamelin, that master of pianistic detail, found easy company with the subtle players of the renowned orchestra.... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 105: Florence Foster Jenkins Rides Again! Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir at the Capital Rep

    Keith Kibler
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    It is the music that matters," says Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Temperley's Souvenir at Capital Rep in Albany. This superbly performed show is a feast of vocal mayhem. Not only is Mrs. Jenkins convinced that her singing has great value, but so are we. In fact, it is awful. Painfully bad. After a long search for an appropriate accompanist, one who can stand to listen to her, she finally finds her man. He somehow survives the initial shock... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 104: Molière at Hubbard Hall and Schubert played by Shai Wosner at Williams

    Keith Kibler
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Tartuffe has lately trod the stage as a demon whose main weapon is subtlety. Doug Ryan, at Hubbard Hall, would have none of this; he was dastardly from line one. Excellently, he came close to desperation more than once, fighting for his life. Mr. Ryan does two important things at once. His face and voice are often in line, but just as often they are not. He is the master of mixed messages. The post A Singer’s Notes 104: Molière at... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Andris Nelsons in Boston…with Two Superb Concerts under the BSO’s New Assistant Conductor, Ken-David Masur, and an Appreciation of James Levine

    Charles Warren
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Andris Nelsons has garnered a lot of attention during his first season as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—much coverage in the local and even national press; receptions for the public and an exhibition with a talking hologram at Symphony Hall; placards on buses around Boston and in the subway. He threw out a ball for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The BSO organization wants him talked about by the man and woman on 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.
 
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    New York Arts

  • Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce Theater

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    his program, divided into three sections, showed the company in very different lights. Up first, Show. Girl, with choreography by Rosie Herrera, costumes by Diana Ruettiger and lighting by Joshua Preston, uses the "Cuban cabaret ethic" to put forth dances that don't have much relationship to each other. Show. Girl opens with a line of women in columnar pink dresses with deep slits on both sides, moving rhythmically to silence other than the occasional slaps they give themselves. It's a bit unsettling. After a time, they sing a banal song about a turtle and move in the creamy light, posing…
  • A Musical Version of Doctor Zhivago at the Broadway Theatre

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    It begins with a funeral. It ends with a funeral. In between are jarring gun shots, explosions, fire, war, revolution, murder, suicide, blood, death—and everywhere passion, passion for a loved one, passion for a cause, passion for a home. The story of Doctor Zhivago, adapted from the movie based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, is huge, sweeping in scope. Even with a few lovely musical moments and some fine performances, this is a heavy, heavy evening in the theater. The post A Musical Version of Doctor Zhivago at the Broadway Theatre appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Something Rotten at the St. James Theatre

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    You’ll get a kick out of Something Rotten if you brush up your Shakespeare once you decide whether you want to be or not to be in attendance. If you get what’s going on in the previous sentences, then Something Rotten may be a show for you. It is packed with inside jokes — Shakespearean jokes, musical theatre jokes, gay jokes, feminist jokes, Jewish jokes, Puritan jokes, rock star jokes, star-crossed lover jokes and some just plain jokes. More than any show in recent memory your enjoyment of Something Rotten depends on where you’re coming from. The post Something Rotten at the…
  • A new Golden Age Broadway musical — An American in Paris at the Palace Theatre

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    It could have been created during the Golden Age of Broadway, so seamlessly integrated is the extraordinary, ballet-driven musical An American in Paris. The George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin score would have been enough by itself. Add to that the dancing, singing, acting, lighting, costumes and scenery (which seems to dance as well) all built on the vision of the newest brilliant choreographer-director, and the effect is overwhelmingly thrilling. Welcome to the age of Christopher Wheeldon on Broadway. The post A new Golden Age Broadway musical — An American in Paris at the Palace Theatre…
  • No-Win Productions presents the World Premiere of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, FJF, at the New Ohio Theater, February 28 – March 21 (closed)

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Georg Büchner, in Germany, is considered one of the nation's greatest writers, and their most prestigious literary prize is named after him. However, productions of his plays are rare in this country, most likely to be found on university and college campuses—even during the bicentenary of his birth in 2013. That is why I was so especially keen to see the No-Win Productions' staging of his most famous play, Woyzeck, in Jeremy Duncan Pape's adaptation, entitled Woyzeck, FJF (the protagonist's initials). The post No-Win Productions presents the World Premiere of Georg Büchner’s…
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    Agora Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    Venice Biennale to mark Centenary of Armenian massacre A group exhibition featuring 18 artists from the Armenian diaspora will open at the Venice Biennale on May 9. The exhibition will commemorate 100 years since the Armenian massacre during the First World War. To read the full story click here.   El Anatsui awarded the Golden Lion The Golden Lion for lifetime achievement has been awarded to Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. It was awarded by judges at this years Venice Biennale. To read the full story click here.   Denmark opens art space dedicated to refugees The Center for Art on…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    Milan holds Italy’s biggest da Vinci show since 1939 The Palazzo Reale is set to hold the biggest da Vinci show since 1939. The show will open this month and include a full range of Leonardo’s work. To read the full story click here.   Tania Bruguera speaks about calls  for boycott of the Havana Biennial Cuban artist Tanis Bruguera, who was arrested in January has spoken about calls for a boycott of the Havana Biennial in May. The boycott was called by other artists who are acting in solidarity with Tania. To read the full interview with Tania click here.   Reborn Art…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    Artist who secretly photographed neighbors wins court case Photographer Arne Svenson has been won  a case making it legal for him to sell and reproduce photographs he took of his neighbors without their permission. To read the full story click here.   Fondation Custodia’s new exhibition programme a success A new exhibition programme that opened at the Fondation Custodia is helping to put the institute on the cultural map. The exhibition has a number of drawings from several master artists on display. To read the full story click here.   British Museum’s Neil MacGregor…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    Ancient Egyptian masterpiece could be a modern forgery New research by  a respected Italian scholar has revealed that the ancient Egyptian painting “Meidum Geese” could possibly be a fake. It is thought it could have been painted by a curator in the 19th century. To read the full story click here.   California court gives the go-ahead for Cranach suit California’s District Court has denied a motion to dismiss a case surrounding the ownership of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s life-size Adam and Eve. The case began in 2007, when Marei von Saher filed for ownership of…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Museo Jumex appoints new Chief Curator Museo Jumex in Mexico has appointed Julieta Gonzalez as its new chief curator. She was appointed following the cancellation of the Hermann Nitsch exhibition at the museum. To read the full story click here.   247365 Gallery Moves Address New York’s 247365 Gallery  have announced they will be moving their premises from Eldridge Street to a larger space at 57 Stanton Street. To read the full story click here.   Michael Craig-Martin comes to Dallas Michael Craig-Martin will make a series of appearances in Dallas this April. 2015 has been…
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    Jon Milet Baker

  • Startup Mistakes #2: Second Guessing the Market Continuing my...

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    Startup Mistakes #2: Second Guessing the Market Continuing my series on the startup mistakes that I have made and following on from my last post on building a field of dreams, the second mistake that I have made repeatedly is second guessing the market. We all know we should be building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) but building an MVP takes guts. However if you fail to stick to an MVP, anything you build above and beyond that is second guessing what your market actually wants. Why is building an MVP so tough? It should be easy to select and build the bare minimum of a product to satisfy the…
  • Getting started with Node.js Express - how to structure your project

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    As I’ve mentioned previously Express.js is a simple and non-opinionated web framework for Node.js. Because of it being non-opinionated, when you first install Express you can be left a little lost on how best to get started. I thought I would share my own approach. Having worked with Rails for years, I very much like the MVC architecture. Express is not limited to being organised like this and can be organised however you feel most comfortable but here is my MVC structure. project/ bin/ www config/ config.js routes.js … controllers/ users_controller.js … middleware/ error_handler.js ……
  • A slap in the face of following your dreams...

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    A slap in the face of following your dreams :) entmagazine: The ‘Dirty Jobs’ star shares his thoughts on passion and how it sometimes gets in the way of success. http://ift.tt/1EiknxU atch more videos at: http://ift.tt/1riiGub Follow Us On Twitter: http://ift.tt/11VjPf1
  • Raising Investment and How to Be a Young Billionaire Channel 4...

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    Raising Investment and How to Be a Young Billionaire Channel 4 ran an interesting programme last week entitled How to Be a Young Billionaire (You may have to be in the UK to watch it), featuring three young entrepreneurs trying to make their fortunes in Silicon Valley. It is certainly worth watching and Robyn Exton, one of the entrepreneurs featured, is an inspirational young woman who is bound to succeed. If anything though, other than the great observant points made by Grace Dent here, the programme highlights how much easier it is to raise finance for a tech startup in the US than the UK.
  • Startup mistakes that I’ve made along the way. #1

    10 Apr 2015 | 1:36 am
    “Fail fast, fail often,” there are many mantras like this in the tech industry. I’ve now founded several startups and have accrued more than my fair share of #fails. So what have I learned from all these mistakes? If I am truly honest, I’m not totally convinced with the whole “embrace failure and you will succeed” movement. If we are all honest with ourselves for a moment, we can probably agree that success is mainly attributed to luck, timing and a healthy dose of who you know. Certainly the more you persist, the more you repeat, avoiding the mistakes you made previous, your odds…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • Paper and Performance: The Bent Page

    Blanton Museum
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Everyday life is full of paper objects—a dollar bill, a utility bill, a receipt; each of these evoke a range of senses from dread to desire or delight. These objects all participate in different hierarchies: we attribute more value to … Continue reading →
  • Art and Evidence of the Civil Rights Movement

    Blanton Museum
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was a particularly turbulent chapter in American history. It was the product of social inequality, was motivated by hope and justice, and took place in tandem with a quickly growing media culture. Black-and-white … Continue reading →
  • Meerkat vs. Periscope: Which App Comes out on Top?

    Blanton Museum
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    koven 8:22 AM Hey, is Evan’s perspectives talk today? We should Meerkat it if so. Those two sentences sent on Slack from Koven Smith, the Blanton’s Director of Digital Adaptation, set off a frantic 4 hours on what had been … Continue reading →
  • Okay Mountain reunites at the Blanton Museum of Art

    Blanton Museum
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    On a recent trip to Dallas, I checked into the DoubleTree Hotel and was promptly offered a warm chocolate chip cookie. The service was excellent from the cookie onward but as I wheeled my suitcase through the lobby, I couldn’t … Continue reading →
  • A Conversation with Christina Coleman

    Blanton Museum
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Ever since she graduated from UCLA in 200­6, University of Texas at Austin MFA grad Christina Coleman has been exploring themes surrounding portraiture, skin and hair. The Austin-based artist has shown her work at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • 7 things about writing I learned from Jonathan Franzen

    Derek Murphy
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    I spent the day at the Budapest Book Fair listening to Jonathan Franzen talk about birds and writing, and making jokes that nobody laughed at because they were waiting for the translation to come through their headphones. I jotted down a few pearls of wisdom that should be useful to writers everywhere. #1. Writing is an experience, not a performance This was in response to a question about outlining – If the author didn’t have an experience writing the book, then readers won’t have one either. This is perhaps also the difference between literary and popular fiction, and…
  • How to use free giveaways to grow your list and sell a ton of books (it’s not what you think!)

    Derek Murphy
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    You may have heard of the idea of giving away free books. Yes, it works wonders if done correctly: you can giveaway a book for a short time and get lots of downloads – it’s a great way to gain new readers. You can offer one book (usually in a series) “permafree” to entice readers and get them hooked, and they’ll continue buying the rest of your books. You can also giveaway a book for free on your website to get people to sign up to your email list, so you can let them know when you have other books available. You should be doing ALL of these things. But I want to…
  • Representing Indie Authors at the 2015 London Book Fair

    Derek Murphy
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    This isn’t my first book conference, but I’m definitely an outsider here. The London Book Fair is the first book fair I’ve been to that’s firmly for publishing professionals. As a concession to the self-publishing authors who have won themselves a piece of the publishing pie, the London Book Fair has provided a whole corner for indie authors to share their success and help other indie authors. But not only are we by far the minority (maybe 25 of us out of 5,000 visitors), but we are also the enemy. I already had this in mind when I picked the title for my future…
  • 7 foolproof design tips to crush your book cover design

    Derek Murphy
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    I was chatting with friends at the London Book Fair when one of them reminded me of a presentation on book cover design; which I felt duty bound to attend. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting much, since I consider the cover design strategies I recommend for indie authors to be avant garde and not mainstream. But Damien Horner (@Damienhorner) delivered a 5 minute value bomb – 7 tips plus a golden rule – that was as concise as it was brilliant. I took notes but am paraphrasing below, and I strenuously second all of these tips, especially for self-publishing authors. #1 Membership…
  • A serialized fiction growth-hacking technique for fiction writers

    Derek Murphy
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Most book marketing tips and strategies are for non-fiction authors. When publishing experts are asked, “well what about fiction writers,” the answer is usually, “um, I don’t have experience with that, but it should work too.” Here’s how to sell books: build a platform and an email list. BUT HOW?! Usually by giving away a lot of free stuff or some free books. BUT WHAT IF I ONLY HAVE ONE BOOK?! Then you’re screwed. Or maybe not. Here’s a trick you can use. 1. Offer the first chapter for free on your website. Make it immediately available,…
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    The Art of Autism

  • New research relies on first-person accounts from autistic children about sensory issues

    Debbie
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Kirby’s study is important for many reasons. Going directly to the source, instead of relying on third party accounts, is what many of us feel is lacking in research. By Debra Muzikar The Art of Autism blogs don’t ordinarily focus on autism research. However, a research study about sensory issues of children on the autism spectrum featured in the Journal Autism caught my eye. This research is unique in that children between the ages of 4 and 13 were interviewed. “First-person perspectives of children with autism spectrum disorder are rarely included in research, yet their voices…
  • The Autism Puzzle Piece: A symbol that’s going to stay or go?

    Debbie
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    By Debra Muzikar As language evolves so does symbols. The origins of the puzzle piece, the primary symbol for autism, go back to 1963. It was created by Gerald Gasson, a parent and board member for the National Autistic Society (formerly The Society for Autistic Children) in London. The board believed autistic people suffered from a ‘puzzling’ condition. They adopted the logo because it didn’t look like any other image used for charitable or commercial use. Included with the puzzle piece was an image of a weeping child. The weeping child was used as a reminder that Autistic…
  • The power of expectations

    Debbie
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
    By Debra Muzikar It’s June 2002. The first grade end-of-school party is at the beach. I watch Kevin jump in the waves squealing in sheer delight. Here he is at equilibrium. Here he is whole. Kevin and Richie Garcia I feel my bare toes dig into the warm summer sand. The morning sun cascades down on the kids splashing in the water. It’s an idyllic scene. “Kevin loves the ocean,” Kevin’s first grade teacher is by my side. “Yes, he does,” I say grateful for some kind of positive acknowledgment of my last-born child. Earlier this year this fifty-something Stanford graduate had cried…
  • A Harvard graduate speaks: For inclusion to work education systems need to change

    Debbie
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Simply allowing special needs students to sit in classrooms with typical students is not inclusion. Forcing students to change who they are, in order to “fit in” with the typical students, does not make an inclusive classroom.  By Nina Fiore If schools want to support the success of all children, then the education industry needs to drastically change how they view children.  Instead of seeking to test, sort, and diagnose everyone, educators need to see all children as a mix of strengths and weaknesses.  As humans, we are all a varying mix of strengths and weaknesses.  Children are no…
  • Claudia Mazzucco: Living with the effects of autism

    Debbie
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    I believe that God made us to be different. And so, as I see it, this follows logically: if a person is chronically “ordinary,” there is something wrong. Something is missing. Inspired by President Roosevelt by Claudia Mazzucco I love President Franklin D. Roosevelt because of how he inspired me to define myself. He became the 32nd U.S. President in 1933, and was the only president to be elected four times. Americans remember him as the president who led the country through the Great Depression and World War II. He was diagnosed with infantile paralysis – better known as polio – in…
 
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    Feather Of Me

  • Guillaume Kurkdjian – 90’s Electronic Items

    Bo
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Guillaume Kurkdjian is an illustration and animator from Nantes, France.  He creates animated gifs of 90’s electronic items using C4D, After effects and photoshop.
  • The Hubble Space Telescope 25

    Bo
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    This April science community celebrated 25 years since the launch of The Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble has captured many amazing images during its 25 years in orbit. “From the surprising discovery of an accelerating universe, to the ability to map dark matter, and the first measurements of the chemical makeup of an exoplanet’s atmosphere, the […]
  • Andy Lee – Castles Made of Sand

    Bo
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Andy Lee is a creative director, photographer, film maker and painter from UK. He started taking pictures obsessively about ten years ago when he was filming a documentary for a charity in Ethiopia. Andy mainly focuses on portraiture and landscape photography, combining the two is something he hopes to develop even more. He shoots 5×4 film, medium format, infrared and digital.
  • Butterfly Art by Paul Villinski

    Bo
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Paul Villinski is a New York based artist, his work has been included in numerous exhibitions nationally. “Butterflies seem impossible. How can these ridiculously delicate creatures, apparently blown about by the merest breath of wind, actually fly many thousands of miles to migrate? How is it that an innate, intergenerational GPS guides them year after year to […]
  • Cinta Vidal Agulló – Strange Architecture

    Bo
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    Cinta Vidal Agulló is an artist from Cardedeu, Spain. “With this work, the artist wants to show that we live in one world, but we live in it in very different ways, playing with everyday objects and spaces, placed in impossible ways to express that many times, the inner dimension of each one of us does not […]
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    Katya Reka

  • Spring 2015.

    Katya
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Organizing the website, cleaning, adding tags, SEO busy work. Feels like weeding a garden. More work is coming. The blog. Here in the desert, green and in bloom. This spring, there is a real garden. Flowers, small peaches, artichokes hiding. The photo is from this winter, a desert snow day. . The post Spring 2015. appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Favor de Tocar

    Katya
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    The Spine Book  is part of the LIA International Competition of Book Arts show in Guadalajara, Mexico. November 27-December 5, 2014. The post Favor de Tocar appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Art of the Book

    Katya
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Three of my books will be in a show at the Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY. November 6, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The post Art of the Book appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Sacred | Profane

    Katya
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Divchyna Book is in a show at the 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR. First show this year with Gatis Cirulis. November 7-December 20, 2014 The post Sacred | Profane appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Personal Histories, AU

    Katya
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Hereafter Therefore books are part of the ‘Personal Histories’ Exhibit at the Redland Museum, Cleveland, Qld, Australia. October 12-November 30, 2014 The post Personal Histories, AU appeared first on Katya Reka.
 
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    CF Magazine

  • The Unearthly Illustrations of Björn Griesbach

    Fred McCoy
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    Björn Griesbach is an accomplished and skillful German Illustrator currently living and working from the city of Hannover. His work, perhaps some of the darkest I have ever come across, is a beautiful example of what an artist can do with only pencil, paper, and imagination. His graphite illustrations, particularly those within his Hollow Children series, are examples of his ability to create dark, morbid moods with strokes and smudges. Björn’s dexterous illustrations leave it as no surprise as to why he is often commissioned to fabricate works for novels both within the book and on the…
  • Itch.io Spotlight: Tuesday by Teresa Manco, Ryuno, & Kyuu

    Eric Swain
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    “He lists off the things characters in media often do when they discover they are in a time loop: run around, commit crimes, try suicide in numerous different ways.“ Visual Novels are a peculiar genre in video games. They are what they sound like, a novel presented with accompanying visuals. Like a novel, the story is preset, and you will spend most of your time reading – clicking through line after line of dialogue and internal monologue. The visuals take the place of descriptive passages and appear as a series of background screens with various characters popping into…
  • Retrowave / An 80’s Style Animation With a Delorean by Florian Renner

    Zola Paulse
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Florian Renner is a freelance graphic designer whose past projects have included work with companies and artists like Audi, Digital Mayhem and DBS. His art ranges from design to illustration, all of it quite fabulous, but we wanted to showcase one of his projects in particular: Retrowave. A short promo animation in which every still is as awesome as the sum of its parts, I don’t think it’s even possible to look at this project without getting a bit too excited. Beautiful technicolor landscapes, sweet neon lights, a stunning clash of retro design and futuristic framework. Also a god damned…
  • An Interview with Illustrators Irina & Olga Ert, Masters of Visual Storytelling

    Alex Irish
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    We last caught up with you back in August 2013, and were enraptured by your melding of modern illustration with ancient folklore. What have you been up to since then? Is there anything that particularly stands out for you, in those intervening years? Yes, there is. Now we are applying our skills to animation. We have started to learn how to animate, how to build up a story, work on character design for an animated film. It’s such an incredible area, and there is a lot we have to learn! And we are trying – last year we took animation course at Arts University Bournemouth and had a…
  • Octavian Mielu smokes nearly as much as I do

    Zola Paulse
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Not to blow smoke or anything, but this superhero-themed artwork is red hot! You know, because heat makes smoke and…Oh, whatever. Octavian Mielu is a self-taught Romanian artist from Bucharest specialising in sweet pop design. You may know him for his unique smoke portraits of various celebrities. His latest project in the same style is a series of dual-colour Superheroes. Perhaps my imagination led me ashtray, but I was a tad disappointed when I realised he wasn’t gymnastically chain smoking in the name of art. Still, he’s not lacking in effort as each piece actually contains…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • A Year in the Life

    Elisa Pierandrei
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    'Time passes, and every year resembles another' - Elisa Pierandrei talks to Lebanese artist and musician Mazen Kerbaj about his practice and a new collection of comics
  • Freak Out

    Necla Ruzgar
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:11 am
    Necla Rüzgar looks at the striking similarities between the vibrant world of Persian and Turkish miniatures and Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin's idea of the carnival
  • Routes of Modernism

    Aria Fani
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
    Aria Fani on the life and accomplishments of leading Iranian literary scholar Karim Emami (1930 - 2005), and a new 'illuminating' English-language collection of his writings
  • Portrait of a Nation

    Sanaz Jamloo
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:42 am
    From the palaces of Nasereddin Shah-e Qajar to the battlegrounds of the Iran-Iraq War, Sanaz Jamloo examines the development of photography in Iran and the social upheavals associated with it
  • Druze Muse

    Iain Akerman
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    More than 70 years after her untimely death, a Druze princess-cum-icon continues to inspire. Iain Akerman reflects on the life and legend of Asmahan
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • A Crash Course in Inkscape – Version 0.91

    Chris Hilbig
    4 Apr 2015 | 6:03 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: On January 30, 2015, Inkscape Version 0.91 was released to the world. That means new and updated features, plus an updated crash course. Much like the previous version of A Crash Course In Inkscape (version 0.48), this 0.91 version is geared to get you up and creating vector art with this free, open-source program. That means you’ll […] The post A Crash Course in Inkscape – Version 0.91 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Net Neutrality In the US – The Shame

    Chris Hilbig
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: On Thursday, February 27, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is a group of appointed and unaccountable bureaucrats with the ability to make dictates that have the power of law had assumed control over the Internet here in the United States of America with a 3 to 2 vote. They dubbed this new evasive set of regulations […] The post Net Neutrality In the US – The Shame appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • AI Workshop: Celebrating The Pats

    Chris Hilbig
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Welcome back to another edition of the AI Workshop! I’m honestly not a huge football fan (which is somewhat sacrilege here in Texas). But I do enjoy a good football game every so often. One of the big divisional winners in 2015 are the New England Patriots. Due to that dominant victory, and possible shenanigans involving balls, I […] The post AI Workshop: Celebrating The Pats appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Review: Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers

    Chris Hilbig
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:04 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: If you’ve been following my Facebook page, you’ll had seen a few posts on my first impressions of Winsor & Newton’s Watercolor Markers. I’m going to be up front and admit that the most experience that I’ve ever had with color markers has been when I was coloring with Crayola markers around the age of 12. (They […] The post Review: Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Links of Interest — Dec 30, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Hi gang! Welcome back to Pre-New Year’s edition of Links of Interest. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy with the holidays, and playing with my new toys (which I’ll post a review for soon). I’m also currently in the middle of Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sale and Marketing. I’ve also had been looking […] The post Links of Interest — Dec 30, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
 
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    blog.iopan.co.uk

  • Register to receive the Newsletter

    admin
    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 blog.iopan.co.uk.
  • “Manage Your Life Counselling” NEW WEBSITE

    admin
    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 http://unsplash.com) 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…
  • From Psychologists to ODDA Magazine

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    What is it about October? I always seem to have some interesting work come along during the Autumn. 2014 is no exception and this year I find I’m working with two Counsellors (the psychotherapist variety) – An Artist – A lovely lady selling unique and beautiful Jewellery and An International Fashion Magazine (ODDA). Also, I continue to work on the Wake Your Mind (WYM) website, and with Disability Information Zone (DIZ). Oh Yes, and I’ve sketched a site out for a guy I know who runs his own Security firm…! The MOST exciting, of course, is the fashion magazine,…
  • Go with the FLOW

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    “FLOW” Art Exhibition. Fri 19th – Sun 21st September 2014. Althorpe St. Studios. Leamington Spa. A Creative Collective Presents Recent Artwork Collage, Digital, Mixed-Media, Photography   Toni Peach • Richard Proffitt Bill Sankey • Chris Harrison   Official Opening: Friday 6.30 – LATE Donation Bar and Music Open Saturday 11.00am – late and Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm   Althorpe Street Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 2AU   MAP   The post Go with the FLOW appeared first on blog.iopan.co.uk.
  • Happy Summer Solstice

    admin
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    In taking time to reflect and celebrate on the summer solstice, you join an ancient human practice designed to honor the regenerative powers of the Sun, as well as acknowledge the fertility and growth so abundant in the natural world. With the Moon in intuitive Scorpio at this solstice, transformation is possible. A full Moon shortly after the solstice adds to the insight and clarity prevalent at this powerful time of year. The summer solstice correlates with the Sun entering Cancer, a sign of home, history and the heart. After the frantic energy of the Sun in Gemini, which creates a…
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Four Web Design Blogs You Should Start Reading

    Creative Visual Artist
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:11 am
    Good content is important. Good website design is equally important. But many people think it isn’t. If you are one of those, let me show you some facts. Marissa Meyer of Google found that an additional delay of a mere 0.5 seconds to page load time resulted in a 20% decrease in traffic! And she was not alone. Greg Linden of Amazon found something similar. During split-testing and A/B tests they tried delaying the page in increments of 100 milliseconds and they found that even very small delays would result in substantial and costly drops in profits and revenues. In another survey 94% of the…
  • 5 reasons why you should choose CGStudio – the 3d models marketplace

    Creative Visual Artist
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    People who are interested in getting 3D models, textures or HDRI should know that CGStudio is the perfect marketplace where they could find these. This place not only promotes high quality products but it also focuses on offering them at the best price on the market. So, it is safe to say that one should use this marketplace because it protects people’s interests and its main purpose is to help the members get and explore new opportunities. In what is to follow you will be exposed to the main five reasons why you should go for this platform. You will see that this has only advantages for…
  • The Painted Monument to the Soviet Army in Bulgaria

    Creative Visual Artist
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Monument to the Soviet Army is situated in the King’s Garden in the heart of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Built in 1954, it was created as a symbol of gratitude for the Soviet Red Army for helping Bulgaria on their war efforts during the second World War. The monument depicts a soldier of the Soviet Army, surrounded by a male worker and a female peasant from Bulgaria. The monument has been the victim to vandalism. The first act of vandalism was on June 2011, when the monument was painted overnight by unknown artists, who transformed the Soviet Army soldiers into popular American…
  • Taiwanese Village Transforms Itself With Cartoon Murals

    Creative Visual Artist
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    Three sisters have unleashed their creativity on the small Taiwanese village of Huija with a series of colourful murals. The sisters were on a holiday visiting their grandmother when they decided to paint the outside of her home with cartoon characters including Daruma dolls, which are a good luck charm in Japan. On one of the windows they painted a sign that reads: “This is where grandmother lives.” After that other villagers imitated them and painted there own walls, and soon the whole village was filled with colourful murals. The village rarely saw tourists but now they have…
  • ODEITH – Anamorphic Graffiti Letters

    Creative Visual Artist
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Odeith was, in 2005, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking incursions in the anamorphic art field, standing out for his compositions created in perspective and painted in different surfaces, such as 90º corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion effect. In 2008, he decided to close his tattoo studio (which he opened in 1999) and moved to London. Currently, back in Lisbon, he assumed painting as his main activity, having created large scale murals for major national and international enterprises such as the London Shell, Kingsmill, the Coca-Cola Company,…
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    Designer's Depot

  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 04/26/15

    noelevz
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:20 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. “ Star Wars #4 ” from Marvel comics John Cassaday (a) & Laura Martin (c) (cover) “ Black Widow #17 ” from Marvel Comics Phil Noto (cover) “ X: Flesh and Blood #1 ” from Dark Horse Comics Freddie E. Williams II (cover) “ Ivar, Timewalker #4 ” from Valiant…
  • The Art of Marie Bergeron

    noelevz
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Marie Bergeron is a freelance illustrator & graphic designer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Below are just a few of her works: The Art of Marie Bergeron visit her site here: Marie Bergeron’s site © 2015 Marie Bergeron All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • How to make the perfect Sackboy Instructable

    noelevz
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Follow this tutorial to know how to create your very own Sackboy by Instructables member goldenjellybean. How to make the perfect Sackboy Instructable – More DIY How To Projects Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
 
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    cardboardcities

  • snapshots of my week – 24th april

    laura redburn
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    do you ever go to write about your week (or something else) and realise you don’t really have much to say? it’s been an improvement on other weeks this year, but it’s just been very plain and i’ve not much to say ..or there’s things i will be blogging about soon, ha!so, here’s some pictures and a gif from my week. how was yours?ps. i have a little giveaway to celebrate two years of ‘proper’ blogging. go enter!
  • new collage – olivia purvis of what olivia did

    laura redburn
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    i can imagine quite a few people already know who this is. if not (and you missed the title) it’s the beautiful olivia purvis of what olivia did. olivia is one of the most genuinely lovely people ever, and as soon as i decided i wanted to illustrate some of my favourite bloggers, she was right up there. want to learn a little more about her? i did an interview with olivia last year.if you want to know what she’s wearing: hat  – h&m /top – mango / skirt – minkpink / bag – lola and medid you miss last weeks collage? it was pink haired babe kailey…
  • 2 year giveaway

    laura redburn
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    from the beginning of march this year i have been blogging constantly/consistently for two years. that’s pretty awesome. i have been blogging on and off for years, but when i made an intentional decision to start blogging more (whether that being sharing my work or my life) i never knew i’d still be going 2 years later.i feel so lucky that i’ve never lost the love for it and i don’t see it fading any time soon either. i blog about what *i* want, so that is largely my driving force. you’ll always be seeing lots of colour and creativity here.anyhow, i didn’t…
  • sunday links // 25

    laura redburn
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    // absolutely love cats’ guide to japan on her blog, take courage. stunning photos that really spark a sense of wanderlust in me.// this editorial with atong arjok, mari malek, mari agory, and nykhor paul is beautiful.// some interesting quotes about creativity on brit.co// i’m pretty obsessed with these colourful fruit and vegetable photos.// continuing with the colourful images, i love these pieces by christian faur. it would be fantastic to see these in person.
  • snapshots of my week – 17th april

    laura redburn
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    well this week has been lovely, hasn’t it? monday was rubbish for me and felt never-bloody-ending, but that aside ..it really has just been a nice week all round. i got lots of work done, things sent out, photos taken, and posts written. i even did a little charity shop shopping.i am definitely much more productive when the weather is nice. pretty sure that’s true of everyone, though. when the days are darker and greyer i certainly get work done if it needs doing, but there’s something about a blue sky and some sun that boosts me beyond compare.here’s to next week…
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  • Yoga is Not

    medita11
    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

    medita11
    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)

    medita11
    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)

    medita11
    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 [...]
  • The History of Meditative Art

    medita11
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    The history of meditative art is long, deep and wide. It has no real beginning or end. Meditative Art is an expression of love, from lover to beloved. It will be an ignorant attempt to try to research and convey the history of Meditative Art as a whole; therefore, here is only a very minute, [...]
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  • Park West sets sail with Anthem of the Seas

    parkwestgal
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    The Anthem of the Seas has been christened for its maiden voyage on April 22. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International. The Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, has been officially christened just in time for its maiden voyage on April 22. The ceremony took place on April 20 in Southampton, U.K., where it will sail its inaugural season before repositioning to its homeport in New York this November. The 4,905-passenger Anthem of the Seas is the sister vessel to the Quantum of the Seas. As its sibling, the Quantum-class ship shares many of the same…
  • 6 Secret Art Ports

    parkwestgal
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    When you think of cities that are known as great art ports, places like New York, Paris, and Rome are some of the typical locations that come to mind. Well, you might be missing out! Some smaller ports boast superb artwork that may not be on your radar yet. Browse the list below so you know what to look for on your next cruise.   Detail of an intricate totem pole carving. Photo credit: Jeremy Keith 1. Ketchikan, Alaska Not all artwork is meant to hang on walls. At Potlatch Totem Park, a fully recreated Native Alaskan village, is dotted with totem poles, and you can actually watch the…
  • Pino exhibition wows collectors

    parkwestgal
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    Upon opening its “Pino: An American Master” exhibition at its Southfield, Michigan location, Park West Gallery wowed visitors with more than 77 works by the late artist. As the representative for Pino’s estate, the gallery’s exhibition is considered one of the largest collections of Pino’s artwork since the artist passed in 2010. David Gorman, Gallery Director for Park West Gallery, said visitors can view works from a master who revolutionized illustration with his unique style. “He had a very interesting style for creating, and like Norman Rockwell, really blurred the line…
  • Auctioneer Spotlight: John Block

    parkwestgal
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:39 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. John Block, principal auctioneer, has been an international art auctioneer for more than 10 years. He began his career on ships in various senior management positions, but he always had a passion for art. Once he discovered there was a career that would allow him to combine his passion for art and travel, as they say at auctions, he was sold. John Block has been an auctioneer…
  • April showers, Pangborn flowers

    parkwestgal
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    “Nectar” (2015) by Dominic Pangborn. As spring showers inspire flowers to grow, Park West Gallery asked Korean-born artist Dominic Pangborn to speak about the meaning and symbolism behind the flowers that bloom from his artwork. Poppies are a favorite subject among artists and art collectors alike, and Pangborn is no exception. He says even if people have never seen a poppy in real life, the late-spring flower in his art seems to draw them in. In addition, red is a recurring color in Pangborn’s oeuvre, making the poppy a natural choice for the Detroit-based artist. In works such…
 
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    Filthy Dreams

  • Just Say No To Family Values: The Poetics of John Giorno’s ‘Space Forgets You’

    Emily Colucci
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    John Giorno, We Gave a Part for the Gods, and the Gods All Came, 2014Screen Print and Enamel on Linen (all images courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York) “Just say No to family values. We don’t have to say No to family values, cause we never think about them; just do it, just make love and compassion.”–John Giorno “Just Say No To Family Values” Declaring a wide range of witty, thought-provoking and sometimes, wonderfully perverse phrases such as “LIFE IS A KILLER,” “A HURRICANE IN A DROP OF CUM,” “PREFER CRYING IN A LIMO TO…
  • The Roughest Bar in New York: Remembering the Terminal Bar

    Emily Colucci
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    The Terminal Bar as seen in Taxi Driver “They called it the Terminal Bar but they had no idea that like twenty years later the place’d be filling up with terminal cases.” –Tom Waits, Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters (33-34) While our favorite down-and-out drunken troubadour Tom Waits was not actually referring to New York’s bygone glorious and dangerous dive–the Terminal Bar, he might as well have been. An infamously sleazy and sometimes, scary staple in the neon, sex-driven, bum-ridden haze of old Times Square, the Terminal Bar was, at the time, referred…
  • Filthy Dreams’ Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Elvis Playlist

    Emily Colucci
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Who could resist this face? Lord almighty, I feel my temperature risin’! Lately, we here at Filthy Dreams have come down with a little fever…a feverish fanatical and maniacal obsession with Elvis. Well, dear Filthy Dreams readers, he IS the King! Praise his name! Elvis in the Highest! So in order to finally put our Elvis obsession into a playlist form, we created our Filthy Dreams’ Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Elvis Playlist to spark your own unsettling Elvis fixation with almost 4 hours of Elvis-spiration. We start the playlist with Elvis’ gospel tune “How Great…
  • Honest To Goodness, Indiana: Filthy Dreams’ Hoosier Travel Yelp Diary

    Emily Colucci
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    See you again in 25 years, Indiana Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Why don’t you settle in for a Rail Splitter…or six! As you may have noticed, faithful filth fanatics, we took a short break from blogging about trash and other sleaze last week as we took a trip into the heart of Hoosier country. That’s right–As the rest of the country screamed to #BoycottIndiana over the discriminatory and unmistakably lobbyist placating Religious Freedom Restoration Act, we decided to instead go on our own odyssey in search for Hoosiers. Who are these Hoosiers and what…
  • Dance With Me In The Disco Heat: Disco Memories In Bradley Wester’s ‘DISCOurse #2: Shine’

    Emily Colucci
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    Bradley WesterDISCOurse (detail), 2014, Acryla gouache and tape on canvas, holographic & glitter tape, archival digital print, Butt calendar pinup, chain, aluminum tube, cable ties, mirror balls, on custom Mylar coated pegboard (All images courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York) “Dancing’s total freedom be yourself and choose your feelin’ come on get up wanna see some swingin’, swayin’, movin’, groovin’, slidin’, glidin’, rockin’, reelin’, come on get up everybody dance” –Sylvester “Dance…
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    Faith is Torment

  • Obscuro: Photos by Steve Richard

    Jason Jose
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    Beautiful photos of nude dancers and models submerged underwater by photographer Steve Richard. The images have a painterly feel to them using strong contrasts between light and dark (chiaroscuro), a technique that originated from the Renaissance period. The scenes are shot from above as the models are immersed in a tank of water in his studio and this immersion creates a surreal world in which bodies, fabrics and hair accomplish the impossible. Richard has been working on this series since 2012 and the images are the pinnacle of almost two decades of exploring the beauty of the body as…
  • 25 Years of Hubble in Photos

    Jason Jose
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    To celebrate Hubble Space Telescope's silver anniversary of 25 years, NASA picked 25 of the telescope's most memorable images. Here's a selection from its ground-breaking observations and discoveries captured over the years.On April 24, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Earth with the Hubble Space Telescope nestled securely in its bay. The following day, Hubble was released into space, ready to peer into the vast unknown. Since then, Hubble has reinvigorated and reshaped our perception of the cosmos and uncovered a universe where almost anything seems possible within the laws…
  • Paintings by Gavin Rain

    Jason Jose
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    Portrait paintings made of concentric circles of acrylic paint by South African artist Gavin Rain. The works are influenced by pointillist painters such as Georges Seurat, Russian avant garde of the early 1900’s, and modern digital images. The artist encourages viewers to look at the works from two vantage points: up close to see the texture and layering of paint into concentric circles, and from a distance to see how the individual dots come together as a whole to form a face.I usually dislike art that doesn’t communicate anything. I also hate it when I’m viewing art and I don’t know…
  • An Animated Score of Classical Music by Stephen Malinowski

    Jason Jose
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    An animated score of the second movement of W. A. Mozart's clarinet concerto by Stephen Malinowski and his Music Animation Machine, using colored instances instead of a conventional score to distinguish the clarinets and the cellos. If looking at musical notation is not your thing, this visualization should help you follow along.+
  • Stamp Design for Hungarian Folktales by Boglárka Nádi

    Jason Jose
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Stamp design by Hungary-based graphic designer and illustrator Boglárka Nádi inspired by Hungarian folktales. Nádi decided to take on this project for her final thesis as she found it exciting to "delve into the specifics, traditions and the more than one-and-a-half-century-long-history of this genre." The designs are based on seven folktales well-known to Hungarians: the small gömböc, the haricot reaching the heavens, the little pigs and the wolf, the half-skinned goat, the salt, the star-eyed shepherd, and the beautiful slender damsel.In order to create something original and novel, I…
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  • JAMIE ISENSTEIN - PARA DRAMA AT ANDREW KREPS GALLERY NYC

    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…
  • JOHN GIORNO - SPACE FORGETS YOU AT ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY NYC

    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…
  • CURATED BY IT'S NICE THAT - GRAPHIC DESIGN BY ANNIE ATKINS (UK)

    Nikolaos Routsis
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    When Wes Anderson set about creating the extraordinary detailed world of The Grand Budapest Hotel, he called on Annie Atkins. The Welsh graphic designer has carved out a niche for herself working on TV dramas and feature films from The Tudors to Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller.Annie went to Film School in Dublin after her design degree and the combination of these experiences prepared her perfectly for life on set. But Budapest was especially immersive, as she created everything from stamps to signage escape maps to cake boxes.Annie joins lain Tait, Scott King, Mike…
  • WE LOVE ART BOOK MAGAZINE

    Nikolaos Routsis
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Art Book Magazine is a media on iPad that showcases art-oriented ebooks and magazines.Art Book Magazine focuses on contemporary art as well as photography, architecture, graphic design, typography, social sciences, literature and digital culture.Art Book Magazine presents exclusive releases, re-releases or adaptations, enhanced versions or digital creations, catalogues, essays, magazines novels or artist's books from more than 100 publishing houses, institutions, galleries such as Archibooks, Biennale de Paris, Bulldozer ®, CNAP, Cornélius, Dilecta, Éditions Matière, Filigranes, Éditions…
  • JOYCE PENSATO AT PETZEL GALLERY NYC

    Nikolaos Routsis
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    Homer Simpson by Joyce PensatoPetzel Gallery is pleased to announce castaway, a soloexhibition by New York based artist Joyce Pensato. This is her fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.For this exhibition, Pensato will present a new series of paintings and drawings, as well as premiere digital c-prints of her studio taken by the artist and predominantly comprised of collages on her studio walls.The paintings and drawings will reprise her cast of familiar cartoon and comic book characters, including Batman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Homer Simpson, among others. In the new…
 
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    EverythingWithATwist

  • Previously On EWAT [Fri 17 Apr – Thu 23 Apr]

    sunscreen
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    The song was written by Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian songwriter and singer having international success in the sixties and the seventies “helping define the folk-pop sound of [that... The post Previously On EWAT [Fri 17 Apr – Thu 23 Apr] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Portraits by Kai Samuel-Davis

    sunscreen
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Kai Samuel-Davis, originally from New York, currently works and lives in Jenner, California. He has a BFA from State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase... The post Portraits by Kai Samuel-Davis appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • San Francisco Home of a Homepolish Interior Designer

    sunscreen
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Benedetta Amadi is an interior designer for Homepolish, a hub for people that need added value for renovating their places. Amadi became a client for... The post San Francisco Home of a Homepolish Interior Designer appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Paintings by Michael Carson

    sunscreen
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Michael Carson was born in Minneapolis in 1972. Although he graduated from Minneapolis Institute of Art in 1996 he started painting full time after five years... The post Paintings by Michael Carson appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Illustrations by Conrad Roset

    sunscreen
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Conrad Roset is a Spanish artist, born in Terrassa, and currently based in Barcelona. He has a degree from Joso School, Faculty of Fine Arts,... The post Illustrations by Conrad Roset appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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  • Get your free ecommerce store evaluation

    Kate Robinson
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Running an ecommerce business is a lot of work, we get it. It’s easy to lose perspective when you’re juggling so many priorities: is your site design drawing customers or chasing them away? Are you giving customers a memorable shopping experience that will keep them coming back or losing them before they hit checkout? The beginning of the year is a great time to step back and take a look at your site, before summer sales and the back-to-school season descend upon us (they’ll be here before you know it!). To help give you perspective, we’ve launched an Ecommerce Evaluation of the Month…
  • A guided visit of PrestaShop’s new Paris headquarters

    Kate Robinson
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    In the eight years since PrestaShop was founded in 2007, 230,000 stores have been created and 800,000 members welcomed into our worldwide ecommerce community. The PrestaShop story has been marked by several important milestones, and March 31, 2015 is no doubt one of the most exciting: on that brisk morning, 115 PrestaShop Paris employees discovered their brand new office, a fresh, convivial space that embodies the PrestaShop team spirit. Come on and explore #PrestaShopHQ with us! The building was impossible to miss: an enormous banner waved a welcome to teams on opening day. (We’re still…
  • A mom and an entrepreneur? Gretel Home’s mommypreneur is living proof it’s possible

    Julie Liu
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    An inconvenient truth for most women like myself is that we often have to sacrifice time in order to start our family –time that usually falls smack-dab in the middle of our careers. Do we choose to spend our time doing what we love or be there to experience our children’s “firsts”? The hardest part about this choice is that there is no easy answer–and more importantly, no right answer. Mommypreneur and PrestaShop Merchant Abby Kellett decided she wanted to take part in her daughters Beatrice and Josephine’s lives, even if it meant leaving her career. This choice allowed…
  • Le Slip Français: From Friendly Bet to International Success

    Sabrina Maréchal
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    One of the most unique French e-commerce sites on the marketplace was launched in September 2011 after a friendly bet. Is it possible, the friends wondered, to launch a successful venture in any field whatsoever, with nothing but a nice story and beautiful French-made products? “Not with just anything,” came the challenge. “For example, it’s impossible with men’s briefs!” Guillaume Gibault, a 26-year-old HEC graduate, replied: “Impossible with men’s briefs? Not if they’re French!” Fast forward to the present. Guillaume currently…
  • Is your ecommerce store ready for Google’s mobile-friendly update?

    Gary Le Masson
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    Breaking news: starting April 21st, only mobile and responsive sites will appear in Google search results on mobile devices. If you read my predictions for ecommerce in 2015, then Google’s announcement probably isn’t a big surprise–I was pretty sure this would be the year of mobile. So what does this mean for you as an ecommerce store owner? Simply put, if your website theme is not mobile or responsive, you won’t show up in search results on phones of any size or make. The customer browsing for a Mother’s Day gift on his phone? He won’t see your selection of hand-knitted…
 
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  • The Matchmaker by Gerard van Honthorst

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Painters often times try to capture the everyday event or a particular custom of the society. Here is one of such painting in which the Dutch painter has captured a moment in which a woman, a matchmaker, is approached by a man with money to get what he desires. The old man on the left seems to be the person who has bought the rich man to the lady matchmaker. There are two ways to interpret this painting. But first, lets understand the symbolism. Symbolism The painting has only one element of symbolism, the lute. The lute in matchmaker’s hands indicates love, sex or woman genitals…
  • Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Gaifu Kaisei) by Katsushika Hokusai

    admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Fine Wind, Clear Morning is a part of the famous Ukiyo-e painting series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” by the famous Japanese woodblock painter Katsushika Hokusai. It is the same series which is comprises another known Ukiyo-e painting called “The Great Wave of Kanagawa.” The above painting with high-contrast colors stands out the most in the painting series. The red Mount Fuji, which gained this color due to the rising sun, stands tall in the background of the blue, white-clouded sky. The foothill is filled with the jungle, which is black as sunshine has yet to…
  • Apocalypse Venus by Patricia Watwood

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Patricia’s series of Venuses has become a note-worthy art-pieces for its radical depictions. Sleeping Venus is a similar work by her. Apocalypse Venus is said to be inspired from the classic work Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. If you are familiar with the classic work (and if not, then click the link to see it), you would find the similarities between Venuses in both paintings. Both are posed as the central figure and central theme of the painting. Though, Patricia in her painting, indicating by the title, has took a radical new approach at depicting the goddess, almost…
  • War Pieta by Max Ginsburg

    Nitin
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Pieta, as a subject, relays the message of a sorrowful yet pride mother who has lost her son for the sake of humanity and other benevolent causes. The subject mainly became known after the sculpture Pieta by Michelangelo. His Pieta presented Mother Mary carrying lean, weak and dead Jesus in her lap and mourning over his death. Though, the artist intended to represent the delicate scene where Mother Mary is mourning but at the same time can’t regret her son’s death due to the great cause for which he did the ultimate sacrifice. Pieta represents a mother’s dilemma who can’t decide if…
  • 7 Most Expensive Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh

    Jaimin Patel
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:46 am
    Vincent van Gogh could be said to be one of the first artists whose paintings sold for millions and broke many the records in the art-history. Many of his works were the most expensive paintings at the time of their sell. This list describes his most expensive paintings starting the most expensive one at the beginning. The list is according to the adjusted prices (September, 2014). Also, some readers would find the original selling prices a bit low than other artists like Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso or the recent sales like “When Will You Marry?” (current record holder for…
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  • Examining Miró’s Reality

    ameliacarruthers
    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

    ameliacarruthers
    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,…
  • Bristol Fog Bridge – with Fujiko Nakaya

    ameliacarruthers
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
      Ever wanted to walk among the clouds?   Well now’s your chance ­– quite literally!   For the next two weeks, Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge is at Bristol Harbourside, and offers participants the opportunity to walk amongst the fog, suspended over the swirling waters below. It celebrates Bristol’s new status as European Green Capital, as well as the launch of In Between Time Festival. Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose “fog sculptures” represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature. The installation on Pero’s Bridge in…
  • Sikander Pervez

    ameliacarruthers
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Following on from my post on FOUND at the New Art Gallery Walsall, this exhibition is accompanied by another, solo show – that of Sikander Pervez. Pervez was selected for New Art West Midlands 2014 – an event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, celebrating outstanding fine art graduates from the West Midlands Universities. I wrote about the opening night last year (click here to see my post), and was touched to receive an email inviting me to the private view of this new exhibition. It was much appreciated, and it’s fascinating to see how Pervez’s work had developed, one…
  • FOUND: New Art Gallery Walsall

    ameliacarruthers
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Last night saw the private view of New Art Gallery Walsall’s new exhibition: FOUND. The exhibition featured seven artists (Paul Chiappe, Julie Cockburn, Ellen Gallagher, Ruth Claxton, John Stezaker, Vesna Pavlović and Erik Kessels), all of whom transformed and re-worked found, visual material.  It featured photographs, postcards, slides and magazines – all gleaned from the depths of the internet, flea markets, or archival collections. The overall aim was to investigate the histories and narratives of stranger’s images, dealing with the broader themes of loss, memory and mass…
 
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    Jung Katz

  • Featured Project: The £3 Camera Series by Jackson Gore

    Jung Katz
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    About the project The project started by pure chance. While living on a beach in India about 4 years ago I asked a friend to buy me a disposable camera that I could use on the beach without fear of damaging. She couldn’t find one and brought me back a cheap ‘point and shoot’ plastic […]
  • Artist Interview: Derek Daniel Reformat

    Jung Katz
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Derek Daniel Reformat. I’ve been involved in art my entire life which can be divided into 3 phases. As a child growing up, it came in the form of art class at school. This included drawing, […]
  • Artist Interview: Amber Michelle Russell – Visual Artist

    Jung Katz
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I am a self taught artist residing in Wisconsin. I was born in St. Paul, MN. I’ve always been a creative person. I had my first art exhibit at age eleven and recently had my first solo show “Blood, Sweat, and […]
  • Artist Interview: Chloe Hall – Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Chloe Hall, a freelance illustrator based in Leicester. I live on a boat, and I work from my little studio shed, where I do all of my drawing and making! I specialize in line work, embroidery and pattern […]
  • Designer Interview: Christina Anton of Boo and Boo Factory

    Jung Katz
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Boo and Boo Factory was founded by me, Christina Anton, as a way to create unique leather jewelry that you just can’t find anywhere else. The forms, shapes, colors, and patterns are all inspired by my training in architecture. All pieces […]
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  • 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,…
  • Interview with Yue Minjun.

    15 Feb 2015 | 1:56 am
     Author: Elena Cué     Yue Minjun (1962) is considered one of the most prominent Chinese artists of our time. He was born in the Heilongjiang province, situated in the North-East of China and belongs to a generation of artists who grew up in the midst of the the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). This was a decade marked by repression and fear, with education based on idealistic beliefs and principles. Intellectuals were sent to the countryside to work in order to learn about agriculture and production, contributing to the revolution through physical…
  • Frank O. Gehry: Architecture In motion.

    6 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
      "The nerve pathways are something fixed, finished, unchanged. Everything may die, nothing rebirthed " Santiago Ramón y Cajal.   Frank O. Gehry in front of a blank page. The terrifying moment of creation. Feeling afraid, waiting for inspiration, stalled by emptiness. Nights of uncertainty. Conceiving an idea: suffering and ecstasy. We are our brains. The mind is the result of dialogue between each of our hundred billion neurons. How would the impulsive lines of ink appear, led by the right hemisphere of the brain, where Gehry began to dance on paper in one long, winding movement…
  • White. Fernando Manso.

    6 Feb 2015 | 1:09 am
     Author: Elena Cué     Air, fog, mist...  An Apollonian veil that covers everything with an Olympic brightness. Within white  itself is the search for peace, purity and spirituality, evoking a world beyond reality. This is encapsulated in the pictures by Fernando Manso.   Fernando Manso (Madrid, 1961) began as a photographer in the advertising world (1990-2007). Thereafter, and until today, he developed autonomous work focusing on the organization of exhibitions and book publishing. Among other works, he has published Madrid for the Editorial Lundwerg, with…
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • ABSTRACTION IN ACTION Minnetonka Center for the Arts Laura H Miles Gallery Exhibition

    Shawn McNulty
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Above (l-r): Untitled by Pete Driessen, Elephant by Shawn McNulty, Abstract Landscape by Shakun Maheshwari, Colony by Kim Matthews, Lines by Carolina Brunet, Signal Noise by Andrew Nordin, Organic Landscape by Christopher Harrison,  Lodestar by Linda Deg Lee, Vertical Umber by Thomas Nye ABSTRACTION IN ACTION April 16 – May 14, 2015 Laura H. Miles Gallery Opening reception on April 23, 6 – 8 p.m. Free and open to the public “While non-representational art-making releases the artist from creating a convincing likeness of a subject, it requires something equally challenging:…
  • Christian Hetzel Artist Art Abstract Technique

    Shawn McNulty
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Christian Hetzel is a contemporary painter from Germany that I enjoy following online. He creates very ethereal and complex textures in his large canvases that usually only consist of one or two color fields.  The artist describes his work is being focused on texture and abstract color field compositions based on traditional media and techniques. Hetzel also offers prints, and sometimes he will modify the scan digitally to create a new work.  There are many artists doing this minimal abstraction technique, but I find his work to have a very distinct rendering, and every painting is…
  • Frankenstein Monster vs Yellow Blob Art Studio Photo

    Shawn McNulty
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Frankenstein Monster vs Yellow Blob on a 60×60″ canvas in progress at my art studio. The mustard blob was victorious.
  • Top 5 Thomas Kinkade Parody Spoofs Paintings

    Shawn McNulty
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Halloween is a good time to revisit artists taking some much deserved liberties with the work of Thomas Kinkade. Let’s transform the painter of light into the painter of fright, even though most artists find the work scary enough as it is.   Stormtroopers Found Some Rebels (Jeff Bennett)   Attack of the Octopus Monster The Grudge   Apocalypse Horsemen   Fargo  
  • Chaos Control Opening Reception Photos Art Gallery

    Shawn McNulty
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Exhibition photos of Chaos Control: Shawn McNulty and Jack Dale at Rosalux Gallery by photographer Laura Campbell. Contemporary painters Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty present new, large-scale paintings that explore the creation of unique organic structures in their show “CHAOS CONTROL” at Rosalux Gallery.  Their process involves repeating components with a painterly approach that allows for invention and divergence. Abstract Expressionists are usually dealing with some sense of chaos and control in their work. The most interesting and aesthetically pleasing forms are often derived from…
 
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  • Tiffany Art Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    Iridescent Dreams: The Story of Louis Comfort Tiffany There is no question that in the realm of Art Nouveau glass, and within the aesthetic of Art Nouveau as a whole, Louis Comfort Tiffany is the stuff of legend. Best known for being the father of Tiffany art glass, Louis Tiffany helped to establish America as an epicentre of the formerly European movement, bringing to that rough and wild country the shimmering stuff of dreams, the fine curves and details of exquisite design. Like Rene Lalique, Louis Tiffany was an artist who danced across mediums with ease; the span of his career would see…
  • Art Glass Creations by Paul Ysart

    Barnaby Kirsen
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Paul Ysart’s Paperweights The mark of any great artist is the ability to create pieces which capture not only the eye, but also the imagination; whatever their medium, they are able to transport the viewer off into another world, a new realm of possibilities. Out of all of the Ysart clan, Paul Ysart was likely the most deserving of the title of “artist”; his art glass creations are beloved of collectors today for their intricacy and whimsy, their supreme attention to quality and detail, and their magical conveyance of vision. While Paul produced a great deal of fine…
  • Decorative Glass: Ysart Family Paperweights

    Barnaby Kirsen
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    No series on the Ysart family would be complete without a chapter on their contribution to the history of Scottish paperweights. While the Vasart team and Paul Ysart (who by this era was estranged from his father and brothers, having remained at Moncrieff Glassworks) had vastly different outlooks on paperweights, each branch of the Ysart family contributed something meaningful to the genesis of Scottish paperweights as a whole. Vasart Glass Paperweights Vasart glass helped to popularise the concept of paperweights as decorative glass gift objects and souvenirs; in essence, as commodities.
  • Hand Crafted Glass: Ysart’s Vasart Years

    Barnaby Kirsen
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:17 am
    The small but passionate segment of the antique art glass community who become devoted collectors of Monart glass soon run into a perplexing phenomenon: Many of the “lookalikes” that pass for Monart glass are not in fact modern fakes, but are instead the work of the same family responsible for creating the pieces Moncrieff glassworks marketed as Monart. In a strange twist, Scotland’s most prolific art glass family wound up in competition with itself when, in 1946, Salvador Ysart and two of his sons, Vincent and Augustine, left Moncrieff’s. They soon set up their own glassworks,…
  • Handmade Art Glass: Monart Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:57 am
    Monart Glass: Designs and Production Techniques The designs used for Monart glass pieces are, by and large, typical of the handmade art glass of the era; what truly sets Monart apart from its contemporaries is its use of colour. Monart glass is, for example, much loved by collectors for the distinctive iridising of the white decoration on its early pieces. This is somewhat ironic as the iridising was, apparently, something of a mistake, one which arose due to impurities in the gas supply. By the time the Ysarts has become well known for this “look”, the gas supply was improved—this is…
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • Homeless Man Lives on the Street for 30 Years Plays the Piano

    Nazar
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Ryan Arcand, a man who has been living on the street for 30 years plays the piano outside in downtown Edmonton, in Churchill Square, no one taught him to play, he just could. The post Homeless Man Lives on the Street for 30 Years Plays the Piano appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
  • Sunny City

    Nazar
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    1930. Rotating solarium. Aix-les-Bains. France. via The post Sunny City appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
  • 20 Reasons to Sit Near the Window on a Plane

    Nazar
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Every journey begins with a plane — to sit by the window, tune in for an early lunch and wait for takeoff, to watch from above as under thee ride tiny cars and darting tiny creatures. Read also: 14 Photos of the Most Dangerous Mountain Path in the World and Real Underworld Kingdom and 16 Most Breathtaking Views in the World That Can Make Your Head Go Round Artnaz.com collected 20 photos of beauty, which can be seen in the window of the plane. The main thing — not near the wing. See rain from a side. © Haley Luna (19 more) Learn how looks top of Mount Kilimanjaro. © Kyle Mijlof…
  • 26 Real Places That Look Like They are From Fairy Tale, Part 1

    Nazar
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    If you love fairy tales and feel a strong desire to change the situation, Artnaz.com strongly recommends that you visit all the places on this list. Read also: Your Soul at the Beach, Your Ass on the Chair Because the real magic happens there. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. This romantic castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1868. Now it is one of the most visited castles in Europe. Rumor has that it was the castle which inspired the creation of Peter Tchaikovsky “Swan Lake”, and, in addition, it became the prototype of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in Paris. ©…
  • 20 Awesome Things for Your Home if You Love Space

    Nazar
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Add a bit of space in everyday life by using the interior, which will carry you into the space of distant planets, galaxies, asteroids and constellations. Read also: 22 Simple Ideas to Make Your Home Cozier and 12 Simple Ideas How to Make Your Home Cozier Artnaz.com gathered for you in this post unearthly things that will make you feel like a real astronaut. Space blinds. tumblr.com (19 more) Canopy with stars. etsy.com Wallpapers with galaxies. etsy.com Lunar mat. etsy.com Shower curtain. etsy.com Lamp-planetarium. amazon.com Clock. etsy.com Continue reading — current page: 1 of 3 The post…
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    Netloid

  • NYPD Detective Shoots Robbery Suspect After the Man Assaulted Cop in Halfway House

    Emily Jefferson
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    A robbery suspect was fatally shot by an NYPD detective inside of a halfway house in the East Village yesterday after allegedly attacking the cop’s partner. According to the New York Daily News, the two detectives—Harold Carter and Vincente Matias—received a tip that Felix David, 22, was at the halfway house just before 2 p.m. After learning that police had arrived, David reportedly attempted to flee before being confronted by police in the building’s lobby. The Daily News reports that Carter shot him once after he began beating Matias with his own walkie talkie: “A…
  • Former Utah High School Teacher Brianne Altice Admits Having Sex With 3 Students

    Matilda Johnson
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Former Utah high school teacher Brianne Altice, 35, confessed in court that she had sex with three of her teenage students. Altice sobbed as she accepted the plea agreement on Wednesday. View video below: She was accused of sexually abusing one 16-year-old and two 17-year-old boys while she was an English teacher at Davis High School. One boy testified that he considered the much older teacher to be his “girlfriend.” Altice could face 45 years behind bars when she’s sentenced on May 28. Each charge carries a possible sentence of 1 to 15 years in prison. She pleaded guilty to three…
  • Provoking Hyperrealistic Life-Size Portraits By Joel Daniel Phillips

    Joseph Sheldon
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Talented San Francisco based artist Joel Daniel Phillips examines the characters living in his neighborhood in larger than life-sized drawings. Joel’s subjects include street vendors and the homeless, each with a unique personality that Phillips captures in hyper-realistic detail.  His ongoing series explores themes like how these individuals use objects to retain a sense of home, and promotes social justice. Graphite and charcoal are the only media used in Phillips’ works, recognized by Conté à Paris which just recently named him brand ambassador. With these he creates striking…
  • Bruce Jenner: “For All Intents and Purposes, I Am a Woman”

    Jonah Cook
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” Jenner spoke in a long-awaited interview televised Friday with ABC’s Diane Sawyer about his gender identity, saying that he has always been confused about his gender identity. Early in the interview, Jenner took out his ponytail to let his long hair flow behind him. “My brain is more female than it is male,” says Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion who has been better known in recent years as part of television’s omnipresent Kardashian family. Jenner, who fought back tears, said it…
  • The Weeknd Brings Kanye West On Stage At Coachella — The Crowd Goes Wild

    Jonah Cook
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:01 pm
    The Weeknd has returned to Coachella for a second weekend, and he’s apparently having some of the best shows of his life at the event. According to Hot New Hip Hop, the Weeknd has had incredible shows two weeks in a row, and pulled out all the stops for his second appearance. After the Weeknd called his first Coachella performance “the greatest night of my entire life,” there was much anticipation among fans for something spectacular in the follow-up performance. They were not disappointed. The artist first pulled out a surprise cover performance of Kanye West’s “Heartless” before…
 
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • Gelareh Mizrahi’s anti-it bags

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    We love how many designers are turning traditional luxury into something approachable and ultra cool, like Gelareh Mizrahi’s quirky python handbags. From pizza, alien and fried egg shapes, her 'anti-it bags', as she defines them, are a reminder that fashion should not be taken so seriously!
  • Salone del Mobile Milano: the cream of design

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    What started in 1961 as a fair dedicated to the best in Italian furniture and accessories has become a massive design epicentre, one of the most vibrant and lively happenings in the world. Intertwining design, culture, art, innovation and marketing, the 54th edition of Salone del Mobile Milano runs this week until the 19th of April and is open to the general public Saturday 18 and Sunday 19. Come join us? :)
  • Artists in the iphone era: Penelope Umbrico

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    In her latest endeavour, artist Penelope Umbrico’s focus was set on mountains, an all known symbol of expertise among photographers. Her series Moving Mountains (1850-2012) was created with an iphone with whom she ‘re-photographs’ a series of mountain shots by the likes of Henry Cartier-Bresson, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Edward Weston.
  • Not your typical leather shoes, by Nendo

    10 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The Japanese studio Nendo has created this collection featuring patterns drawn directly onto the calfskin with markers. But these aren’t you typical markers either. The ink is partially absorbed by the calfskin giving it this subtle, natural look.
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  • Micaela Lattanzio Cuts Apart Portraits and Builds Them Back In New Forms

    Mia Grevees
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    In her latest work, Fragmenta, Micaela Lattanzio takes photo portraits of her subjects and cuts them into smaller pieces in order to reconstruct them as something completely new. After cutting the portraits into fragments, she pins each piece together on a canvas to form a new composition. In some portraits, the fragments seem to dissipate upward as if the figure were evaporating or taking flight. In others, Lattanzio uses the fragments to create striking split images as though in dialog with the viewer or with itself. It’s as if the technical process of destruction and reformation used in…
  • The Greatest Faberge Cakes You’ll Ever See

    Mia Grevees
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    A recent British Easter contest saw the creation of 14 incredible cakes, each one designed to look like a priceless Faberge egg. A number of bakeries took advantage of the opportunity to showcase their skills, and results are nothing short of incredible. Each one is entirely edible, and unlike most purely ornamental cakes, these actually look kind of tasty. Most were inspired by real Faberge eggs, and are laced with golden icing, hand-placed candy pearls and in some cases, fantastically detailed edible paintwork. The most outstanding thing, however, would have to be how fundamentally…
  • The Graphic Mixing of Modernity – Beata Szczecinska

    Ellison
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Hi there AIA, I’m Beata Szczecinska, an illustrator currently living in Poland. My illustrations are made in Mixed-media techniques, hand drawings, made of fragments of photographs and graphic art elements. All of this is a base on which I work digitally using PC. Elements are transformed within graphic program and include such transformations as: applying of various filters, cutting and reconstruction of elements to ‘lose’ their original appearance and give them a new quality. Hand drawings no longer resemble originals when filters are applied, or conversely, are formed…
  • The Manually Pixelated Cityscapes of Phil Stein

    Mia Grevees
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Cityscapes are some of my most favorite kinds of photographs. A simple snapshot of a city is full of detail, hidden surprises and layers that can unfold over multiple viewings. I never tire of going back through a photo of a Chicago skyline, picking through the streets, windows and throngs of people. They’re inherently beautiful and evocative on their own but artist Phil Stein makes them doubly so by printing his photos and mounting them onto small pieces Plexiglas to create large scale collages. It creates a manually pixelated effect that adds even more depth and interest as well as…
  • Whimsical Precision: Digital Paintings by Rafael Ochoa

    Megan Parry
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Rafael Ochoa’s amazing digital works call back to the spirit of classical oil paintings but with a fresh, playful twist. Ochoa has a masterful talent at portraying light and shadow, color and detail. He can paint the hair of a deer and the wrinkles of an old man with such unreal precision while simultaneously injecting humor and fun into his work. For example, the painting of the woman cradling the cabbage is technically incredible – there’s a seriousness to the handling of light, proportion and overall composition. The actual subject matter though – the woman cradling the…
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    Bizarre Culture

  • Headman / Robi Insinna – 6 E.P. III

    Matthew Gibson
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Headman, a.k.a Robi Insinna, is back. In September and December 2014 we were treated to two EP’s 6 E.P.I and 6 E.P.II and perhaps rather unsurprisingly, we are now in for an absolute treat with the 6 E.P.III. There is a vinyl album available, (ooh analogue) limited to 200 copies and a digital download. The release has 3 remixes by Manfredas, Alejandro Paz, Shift Work and reworks and dubs by Headman/ Robi Insinna. There are also 2 Videos created by Robi, one for ‘Something’ and another one for Manfredas remix of ‘Work’ .   Headman has been going for 14…
  • The streets of Durham

    Bizarre Culture
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    As with most of my street photography, I set out with my camera without looking or aiming for anything. In Durham, I found a unique combination of tradition and modernity, youth and age, wealth and scarcity. Oddly, it feels like it can only be these idiosyncratic contrasts that motivate the pride with which residents regard this small town. As I walked out of the town centre towards the train station, I came across a children’s playground whose walls were lined with gravestones. As morbid a suggestion as it may be, this unexpected juxtaposition between new and old felt like a fitting, if…
  • An Interview with Eldoko from the Gottwood family

    Navz Sangwan
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    We caught up with Tom Elkington, or eLDOKO, a very talented musician as well as the co-founder of the Gottwood Festival and Gottwax Label. Gottwood Festival is set to kick-off 11-14 June, 2015 in Wales.   Tell us about your association with Gottwood? How did you get involved with it in the first place? Yes, so Gottwood is mine and two of my best mates’ little baby! We’ve been nurturing it now for over 5 years and it has completely taken over our working lives! We have got it in an amazing position now and we strive to keep it exactly how it is: small, personal, and on point with…
  • Blawan to release an EP on his new Label Ternesc | Stream Here

    Bizarre Culture
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Jamie Roberts or Blawan set to release an EP on his new Label Ternesc. The post Blawan to release an EP on his new Label Ternesc | Stream Here appeared first on Bizarre Culture.
  • Here’s what People had to say About the New Shlohmo Album

    Bizarre Culture
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    Shlohmo‘s ‘Dark Red’ is his second album after a gap of three and half years. As the name suggests, its quite dark and gloomy and he has brilliantly used the dark sounds and dramatic effects. Instead of one of us doing a review, we asked our audience what they think of Dark Red. Most of them have never heard of Shlohmo before. So far we have got a mixed and confusing response but yeah mass has spoken. “The album is sick, it makes me want to lock myself in the darkest room ever with complete random strangers and try to communicate with them without talking or…
 
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Nudes by Pavel Samokhvalov (NSFW)

    Christopher Smail
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Warning: Contains nudity. Moscow-based photographer Pavel Samokhvalov has a seductive visual style, one defined by day-glow neon lighting and colours and a raw exploration of female sexuality. A graduate of the Moscow Film Institute where he studied cinematography, his work is unashamedly glossy and provocative. The models in his work pull some impressive poses, contorting their bodies into...
  • Meshology: Colourful CG Beach Acrobatics

    Christopher Smail
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    “Meshology” is a collaborative project between French photographer Dimitri Daniloff and German CG Artist Sven Hauth. It is a visually engaging work, one that combines a vibrant use of colour with interesting compositions and some impressive acrobatics. The original images were captured on beaches in Spain and then the CG webs were added in post-production. All images ©...
  • 10 Classic Erotic Movies

    Christopher Smail
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Warning: Contains content with sexual references. There are a few titles that instantly pop into ones head when contemplating the best erotic movies ever made. Maybe it’s Sharon Stone in that scene in “Basic Instinct” or one of the many classics from the 70s era like “Carnal Knowledge.” Whatever your personal favourite is, in this article we’re attempting to...
  • Fantich & Young’s Creepy Shoes with Human Teeth Soles

    Adriana de Barros
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    A bit of bling bling in your teeth never hurt anyone. But shoes with human teeth as soles? That’s some crazy stuff if someone starts kicking. The question is are you supposed to wear these? Well not quite, as they are conceptual sculptures part of the “Apex Predator” art collection by Fantich & Young. This...
  • Incredible Photos of Masses of Concertgoers at EDM Festivals

    Christopher Smail
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Originally from Madrid, Spain, Felix R. Cid holds an MFA from Yale and is currently based in Brooklyn. His visually ravishing “X” project involved Cid travelling to EDM Festivals around the world, from Zurich to Paris and Sydney to New York, and snapping the youthful ravers. The final compositions of the photographs are quite startling....
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • Zombie Ren

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

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    “Zombie Moon” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Zombie Pickles

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    “Zombie Pickles” mixed media illustration. Prints available here!
  • Shayna Rain and the Part Time Models

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Mixed media album cover I illustrated for Shayna Rain and the Part Time Models, 2015.
  • Nemean Lion

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    “Nemean Lion” mixed media, 2015. Art prints are available here!
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    THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE | ONLINE EDITION

  • LIANNE LA HAVAS “UNSTOPPABLE” DEBUT + ALBUM RELEASE THIS SUMMER

    admin14
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
      On April 21st, Lianne La Havas, the 24-year-old British folk and soul singer, songwriter, and guitarist, released the single “Unstoppable” via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records and announced the release of the full album, Blood, coming out this summer. La Havas’s debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? earned the 2012 iTunes Album of the Year Award as well as Barclaycard Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Best Album nominations.  The New York Times described her voice as “hint[ing] at Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu but… fully her own…”…
  • THE BEST OF COACHELLA 2015

    Admin11
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    WEEKEND ONE Coachella 2015 has come and gone. Along with gold leaf body paint, an appearance and internet-exploding kiss from Madonna, and the thrill of actual bathrooms, here are our Top 5 moments from the first round of the star-studded festival: Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella Azealia Banks  On Friday, April 10, Banks took to the stage. Performing hits such as “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” her performance was pure talent performed with a genuine smile, garnering much media praise and a return to talking about Bank’s impressive lyrical skills and stage…
  • BRANDON FLOWERS ANNOUNCES FULL U.S. TOUR

    admin15
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    Brandon Flowers has announced a brand new headlining North American tour. The tour, which kicks off at the end of July, is in celebration of The Killers frontman’s release of his highly anticipated, second solo album The Desired Effect (out 5/19 via Island Records). General on sale for tickets will be available from Friday, 4/24 via Ticketmaster.  Brandon Flowers stated to The Guardian, “I wish this was a Killers record. It’s so strong. Every song on it is a single.” The Desired Effect is the successor to Flowers’ chart topping 2010 debut solo album, Flamingo. The…
  • ARE NIPPLES ALLOWED ON INSTAGRAM?

    admin8
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    Diesel’s “boob outline” t-shirt – would this be Instagram censored?   That…depends. Instagram has released a statement that attempts to clarify their policy on nudity in photos. Previously, they had a more general, “no nudity or genitalia” rule, which left some wondering about the nipple – a female nipple is considered private, or NSFW, but a male nipple is fine. In theory, you could have a picture of just a male nipple taking up the whole frame, and it would be a-okay (but just be sure to label it “male nipple” so the public…
  • 6th ANNUAL WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT

    admin8
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 22-24, was filled with some of the most powerful and influential women in the world, all getting together as part of the annual Women in The World Summit. The annual summit was started by UK journalist and TheDailyBeast founder Tina Brown as a place where women could get together in a unified forum to share and discuss important issues affecting them from around the world. This year’s forum has a central focus on Women and War, and how war draws women into its undertow with brutal disregard. The Boko Haram girls,…
 
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    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. Replicating the Background Color Have you noticed that the default page color in Paper by FiftyThree isn’t a pure white? If you haven’t here’s a quick comparison between the two that…
  • White Eyes Glow Sometimes

    Michael Rose
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Hannah L. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Decided to give live streaming a try when I set out to draw this portrait. Wow, what a disaster of an idea that was. First. Finding a way to record my hands drawing while simultaneously mirroring my iPad’s screen proved to be quite the challenge. Since I don’t have a dedicated video camera, I had to get creative if I wanted to display two video feeds together during the live stream. Using the iPhone 5s’s as a webcam of sorts I tethered it to my iMac over a Lightning cable and used a new Quicktime1 feature to mirror its…
  • Driving Sunset

    Michael Rose
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Shannon V. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Sometimes when I feel lazy I go after a silhouette. Shading goes out the window and the only thing you really need to be considered with is drawing an accurate contour. The rest is just coloring within the lines… Work in progress drawing available on Mix. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Driving Sunset was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Red vs Green

    Michael Rose
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Ally Cat inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. I tend to work in landscape mode with Paper by FiftyThree because the tools and interface appear to be more optimized for it. Since the tool tray is always situated in the same location regardless of how you hold the iPad, it can sometimes get in your way or be tricky to hide/reveal. But that’s a tale for another day… The reference photo I selected from Sktchy doesn’t really work horizontally, so in the best interest of the drawing I flipped the iPad into portrait mode. Sure it won’t be orientated correctly when…
  • The Battle Within

    Michael Rose
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Rafi Z. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Another experiment in recording my drawing process using on iPad, recorded with an iPhone 5s and the Lapse It app. Drawing was completed over three sessions totaling 3 hours and 25 minutes. Time lapse videos recorded with an iPhone 5s. Work in progress drawings available on Mix. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree The Battle Within was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
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    Airbrush compressor reviews

  • Review: Master Airbrush Model TC-828

    Daniel
    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

    Daniel
    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

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

    Daniel
    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…
  • Full review – Paasche D3000R 1/8 HP Compressor with Tank, Regulator and Moisture Trap

    Daniel
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    The Paasche Company has been dedicated to providing superior craftsmanship and quality in airbrushes, compressors, and accessories since the company was originally founded in 1904.  Today, this Chicago based organization provides the highest quality airbrush equipment, at the most affordable prices possible. Paasche D3000R 1/8 HP Compressor with Tank, Regulator and Moisture Trap The Paasche D300R is manufactured in Chicago, Illinois, and is designed to provide the air pressure needed for serious airbrushing by providing up to 30 PSI depending on the type of airbrush being used.  This…
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    Urban Expression Cafe

  • Murfreesboro, Get Ready for The Show to Remember….

    tenaciouz14
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Middle Tennessee has been in desperate need for diversification amongst the music scene. Although, Nashville has noticed the need for this transition from Country Music to a more inviting urban music atmosphere, Murfreesboro has been left in the dust. For urban music connoisseurs who have been met with disappointment, your frustrations have been heard! Sunday, May 17, 2015 , LifeMade Entertainment will present a premiere event taking place just off the square. That’s right, The Show, will showcase some of Murfreesboro’s hottest talent, versed in the genres of R&B, Soul,…
  • Last Night I Had a Dream

    tenaciouz14
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
    Last night I had a dream that I was a queen, basking in majestic thrills content with nature’s will, mother earth’s deal. God’s beauty wrapped around, fingers stretched beneath my heels. Last night I dreamed that finally I could feel heaven on earth. Queen I was like Makeda I was strong, powerful, tall, virtuous like my mother brighter than the sun sweeter than the moon more brilliant than the stars, last night I dreamed I was happy and loved. Loved I was, love I gave, in love with God and the gift he gave. It was magical, surreal, adventurous and teal. I could blow like the…
  • Music is the Universal Language of Mankind

    tenaciouz14
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Photo taken on top of Mayan Ruins in El Tikal, Guatemala. This past summer I had the pleasure of going to what I consider the best kept secret in the world! I’ll give you a second to guess; hint-it’s known for being “thee place” for scuba diving and it’s located in Central America. Have you guessed it yet? Well if not, I’ll help you out. This past June I had the pleasure, alongside 11 other students and a wonderful professor, to travel to Belize! Belize has to be, hands down, the greatest place I have ever visited! Not only will the food make you tell your…
  • I STILL HAVE A DREAM

    tenaciouz14
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Martin had a dream and so do I. Martin had a dream that we’d be free, though freedom is used more loosely today, I still don’t feel free When I think of Freedom, I think FREE-from but what exactly have we been freed from? From the institution of slavery to the penitentiary, or from impoverished streets to the obituary? Slavery didn’t end with the brush of a pen stroke; we may be emancipated legally, but we are still enslaved mentally. Martin had a dream, yet I still try, try to understand why in 2015 we still have to protest the senseless murders of our brethren. 200 years…
  • MUSIC IS NOT DEAD!

    tenaciouz14
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    There have been several comments regarding music in the urban community as being vulgar, lacking content and promoting premarital sex and violence. Although the point of music is the freedom of expression, in all honesty the latest trends of music in our community do lack content and meaning. Old school music has been left behind, only present through the use of sampling in most of our generations musical composition. I miss the days of REAL music! I miss the days when REAL musicians went into the studio with actual instruments alongside singers who had powerful, yet raw vocals and came…
 
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    One Drawing Daily

  • Sketch of a dog called Nacho in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:46 am
    Hi everyone! Here’s a dog called Nacho. Nacho’s owner shared my “free drawing request offer” on facebook, and today I picked her with the randomness-generator at random.org (random numbers from static noise! It doesn’t get more random than that!) I think this sketch could have been better, if I had zoomed a little in and only focused on the face. It’s so difficult to simplify the details when they’re small and they always just get muddled up into a black mass. I got this “correction pen” a while back that has allows you to paint some white…
  • A cat called Savannah. Sketch in ballpoint pen and India ink

    OneDrawingDaily
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Hi! I’m still way more tired than what is advisable for a normal human, but I figured that I might as well stay up until the evening and sleep in the night like normal people – So this is me staying awake! I decided that I would try and make an effort to make a better drawing than the last one. This is a cat called Savannah, from SavannahsPawTracks.com. I couldn’t stand for the photo of this cat laying back, so I decided to draw it. As usual, I have a little difficulties with the small details. This perspective in particular renders the head really small, and my drawings…
  • Delilah the cat. Sketch in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    Dear friends  – this is how I draw when I haven’t slept for 36 hours. I’ve had stuff to do immediately after my night shift this morning, and in the afternoon I had some time on my hands. I decided to try and do a drawing from one of the facebook shares. This one is of a cat called Delilah. I’m not overly satisfied with my drawing – in fact, I feel a little bad about presenting it to the owner of the cat. My project of drawing one (or multiple) sketches per day is all about quantity. Sometimes I end up really happy with the result. Other times not so much. A…
  • Still life drawing of a banana and an apple

    OneDrawingDaily
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    Yesterday was Friday. The day for my night shift at the warehouse. And this is yet another drawing of fruit that i did while killing time. I haven’t got a lot to say about that. I didn’t eat any of them.. They were halfway gone bad both of them. 462
  • Drawing of a cat called Trinny in ballpoint pen and India ink

    OneDrawingDaily
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    Here’s a cat called Trinny. Her owner requested a drawing via Facebook, and I picked her photo randomly out of the queue.. (with a randomness generator at random.com !) She was really fun to draw – I hope you all like it! 461
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    Colin Bradley Art

  • Plane Landscape Artwork Feedback

    Steve Bradley
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Bonny has sent me this pastel painting she has done and has asked for feedback. While waiting for another pencil order, I tried doing this picture I found. Someone posted this and I printed from my phone. I found when enlarged I lost quite a few lines. The picture became dark and muddled. So between the enlargement and a 1 inch photo I attempted to copy. I would l appreciate your feedback as this project was very difficult. The one I did is lighter and brighter. Thank you. Considering the degree of difficulty with a picture like this Bonny has done well. Although it is tempting to include all…
  • Mixing Pastel & Watercolour Pencils – Podcast #124

    Steve Bradley
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    Can you mix Watercolour Pencils and Pastel Pencils? This is just one of the questions asked in this week’s enhanced podcast. Watch the video with added footage or download the audio version for listening later below. Subscribe on iTunes to receive each new episode to your computer or iPod. Also covered in the podcast is how to draw a background for a black animal, making sure outlines don’t show through your pastel art and an alternative way to sharpen pencils. Audio Version: Download this Podcast
  • Claudia’s Stunning Pastel Painting

    Steve Bradley
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    I am sure that many of you wonder where your journey with the fantastic pastel pencil medium will lead you. Well this painting has been sent to me by Claudia who started out on her journey several years ago.. Hi Colin, since it was you, your help in building colours and your Youtube videos that got me started with the pastel pencils several years ago, I thought I would show where your help has led me to; a quick snapshot of my finished drawing. Thank you again! When viewing this breathtaking painting can you be left in no doubt that you have all chosen wisely. Is it not lovely to think that…
  • Butterfly Background Advice

    Steve Bradley
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Janice has sent me this beautiful painting and has asked for some advice on background colours. Janice writes: I am sending you a painting I have just completed and am hoping you can help. Previously I have done botanical painting, using either watercolours or coloured pencil on smooth Arches 300gsm paper, and so have not had to worry about painting the background. I watched your video on background for the rosebud. Do you think I should include a coloured background on the painting below, and if so, what colours do you suggest? Although putting a background on a picture as intricate as this…
  • Deciding On a Background for a Black Animal

    Steve Bradley
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    Paula has sent me the painting she is doing of the Black Labrador project and asked: “Do I have to make the background like your one? I should like to keep my background light, can I make it pale pink (like the tongue) and a touch of green?” This is a very interesting question and I am pleased that I have the opportunity of explaining the do’s and don’t’s of the background techniques on this subject. The function of a background is to frame and enhance the subject by using tones that match or compliment the colours in the work. It is also important to place lighter tones…
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    Archive - The Thoroughfare

  • The Weekender: My Five Favourite British Films

    Landry Harlan
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    by Laura Holland, our Resident British Cinephile 1. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) Gemma Arterton - Image Source This film actually passed me by for several years until a few months ago, although I am surprised not more people have heard of it.It follows the story of two criminals who kidnap Alice (played by Gemma Arterton) in the hopes of getting money quick, but things quickly go from bad to worse as their scheme unravels very quickly.This movie is great as it has you feeling nervous, and on the edge of your seat for most of it, the ending may be what you are expecting but its…
  • Yes Please (And Thank You Amy Poehler!)

    Landry Harlan
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    by Xuan Huynh Mission accomplished. I have finally finished my three favorite comedic women’s book releases. It has been a long time coming – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling was finished on my West Coast adventure after my first year of teaching and Bossypants by Tina Fey was completed last summer during my road trip to Maine, the Year 2 reward. Amy Poehler released Yes Please during a crazy fall that saw a change of schools, grade levels, and students. Sorry that I did not finish it sooner, Amy, but it was well worth the wait.Yes…
  • Hidden Gems: Josh Garrel's "Home"

    Landry Harlan
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    by Bethany Trueblood “Who is there at the end of lonesome roads?All of us hope there’s a home”These words from the song “Home at Last” on Josh Garrels’ newest album Home raise the question: What is “home?” For many, the word can conjure feelings of contentment or resentment. The ideal home, as the song continues, seems to be:“A place to rest where wounds get dressed, the table’s fullThe sound of laughter in the halls”This image resonates with many of us who agree that “home” should be a place of joy, healing, and rest. The 11 songs on Garrels’…
  • ICYMI: The Mountain Goat's "Beat the Champ"

    Landry Harlan
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    by Brady Pierce Beat the Champ - Image Source Let me start by asking you to not think of the wrestling theme in Beat the Champ like something about the Undertaker and please dear God don’t expect me to ask you what the Rock is cooking.  I’ll hold off on any WWE comments until the end.  John Darnielle’s The Mountain Goats’ new album puts that that to rest immediately in the first melancholy chords of “Southwestern Territory”.  This wrestling is gritty, physical, and heroic.  Well established as one of the greatest storytellers in music for the last…
  • Pop Quiz: Can You Pinpoint the Books Team's Favorite Opening Lines?

    Landry Harlan
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    compiled by Rachel ZeissThe first sentence and last sentence are arguably the most important lines in a book. Here, the Books team shares their favorite first lines. Think you can identify them all? Be sure to comment with your favorite as well! Powered by Interact
 
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    Marco Builtz

  • wooden dog bed

    marco
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    This week I decided to make a dog bed. Because I couldn't find what I wanted for my dog I decided to make my own.The bed has been made from 18mm multiplex (plywood).I cut the wood to the desired shape and glued and screwed the lot together.The wood has been painted with 2 coats of primer, sanded down and then sprayed with pink paint. The result.My dog bed.Another dog bed in the making. Pictures will follow soon.
  • Showing IKEA print to Art experts

    Marco Builtz
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
  • Inspirational video

    Marco Builtz
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
  • My paintings by Marco Builtz

    Marco Builtz
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
  • 2 Amazing photos

    marco
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    An amazing photoA Wedding Boat in the Clouds / Photography by Emin KuliyevArtist  :   Emin KuliyevWorks :  A Wedding Boat in the CloudsAnother amazing photo I found, the sculpture is beautiful. I don't know who the artist is.
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