Monday, January 30, 2017

Art program gives teens a voice

DANVILLE -- Teens are expressing health concerns through art. It's called the I Sing the Body Electric. The program is designed to help understand many problems teens face.

Potential art funding cuts could be huge blow to "starving artists"

He notes that some well-known artists have come from Louisiana because of its deep roots in arts. And while the amount of money that has come from the NEA has diminished, he says it's constantly a battle to find more funding to fund projects and artists.

The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century

In 2010 a lone hooded thief managed to climb into Paris's Museum of Modern Art. The alarms did not sound when he entered the building and he was about to steal five priceless works right out of their frames.

Celebrity chefs serve up tasty dishes at the art council fundraiser

The eighth annual Washington County Arts Council's Art of Cooking fundraiser once again offered guests a full-course meal, thanks to this year's five local celebrity chef couples.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Julio Larraz' Art Headed to Houston Gallery for Exhibit

HOUSTON, TX - His art is owned and shown around the world in homes and museums, and his caricatures and drawings have appeared in publications such as Vogue and the New York Times for decades.

Art and Museums in NYC This Week - The New York Times

Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

Anthropologists uncover art by (really) old masters

"The discovery sheds new light on regional patterning of art and ornamentation across Europe at a time when the first modern humans to enter Europe dispersed westward and northward across the continent," explains NYU anthropologist Randall White, who ...

How Do You Sell a Work of Art Built Into the Earth?

Named for a sci-fi novel that Smithson read in 1967, earthworks represented a new genre of landscape art. Instead of painting a view of nature, sculptors created their own massive works outdoors on mesas, moraines and even the floor of the Mojave Desert.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Absolut Art Award Names 2017 Finalists | ARTnews

Absolut announced the finalists for its 2017 Absolut Art Award today, which gives prizes in two categories, Art Work and Art Writing.

American Art

From the founding, this country's leaders have concentrated on conceiving and executing an art worthy of this ever being born-again country.

For love and art: Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild

Tendrils of kelp and delicate sea fans float through an aquatic world as scallop shells and glass beads sparkle from the sea floor in Diane Bashaw's art quilt, “Jewels of the Sea.” Brilliant batik rectangles almost glow, stained glasslike, in Bob ...

Watch Brazen Thief Steal $600 Painting From Logan Art Gallery

The nonprofit arts organization, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., prides itself on offering art that is "accessible to everyone." Profits from exhibits goes toward installing free art installations in schools, libraries in ...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

How A Work Of Art Makes It Onto The Wall Of The White House : NPR

Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once said, "Everything in the White House must have a reason for being there." So we looked behind the scenes to learn ...

Art openings and events this weekend

513-421-8726; Art After Dark: Queen City Royals, 5-9 p.m., Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park.

Culture Report: Art as a Door-Opener

“As a city we just can't figure it out - that the arts really and truly make for a more vibrant place,” wrote Judith Greer Essex, director of the Expressive Arts Institute in Liberty Station. “And art-making is always risky and experimental. Thus art ...

Four Orlando art exhibitions redirect the white gaze

Orlando sometimes seems endlessly colorless, timeless and placeless, with fragments of other cities replicated in theme parks, or public art that is too often a pale copy of something another city did first. This month, Orlando is vividly present and ...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waters: Can public art enhance city planning?

The future of public art in Memphis is looking up with UrbanArt Commission celebrating 20 years. One of the most visable examples of new artworks cropping up around town is the Bike Gate at Overton Park by Tylur French.

Chris Smith: An art show, found tombstone and USPS cookies | The ...

Long, long before Edmund Dechant became a bankruptcy lawyer, he was a.

Tat-Fu Tattoo: Fine art for the body

The new shop looks more like an art studio than the stereotypical tattoo parlor. The new location, which took the place of the Tom Alexander photo studio, has an open floor plan.

Art-House Fare Hopes for an Oscar-Nod Push, as 'Split' Rules North ...

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, and movie marketers will be ready to pounce with ads that try to coax more people ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Scene and Heard: Listening to the messages of art

During the reception on Tuesday, McIver, who grew up in Greensboro, told audience members how her art evolved through her life experiences while sharing images of some of the faces depicted in her paintings.

New Exhibit Celebrates the Lost Art of the Screensaver

Long before “let's play” videos had us watching someone else play a video game, we watched a Windows computer navigate a Wolfenstein 3D-looking maze.

A statement through art

Members of the Winston-Salem arts community, along with students from the UNC School of the Arts and other schools across the area, staged a happening called “Artists Unite!

The art of the satirical sign on display along the Mall

They began to gather just after 7 a.m. Saturday at the Good Luck Gallery, a small art space on Chung King Road in Los Angeles' Chinatown.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Shia LaBeouf's Latest Art Installation Takes Aim at Donald Trump — and Jaden Smith Has Joined In

LaBeouf, 29, is back with his latest performance-art project, and this time, it's aimed at Donald Trump. In his new piece entitled “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US,” the actor is encouraging people to repeat the phrase into a camera mounted on the wall outside ...

Florida art exhibit features Trump punching bag

It's also accompanied by a Rodriguez art piece with Trump's face on a mop. The bags project, which began in Cuba in 1998, is called a “poignant political statement.

Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Our guide to new art shows - and some that will be closing soon. 'MAX BECKMANN IN NEW YORK' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (through Feb. 20). In the last two years of his life, the great German Expressionist Max Beckmann lived in New York.

Art on the Beltline program draws criticism, praise for temporality

For seven years, the program has brought art to sites along the trail, though the works are (almost) always temporary, leaving many artists and even Beltline supporters to question the merits of the program.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Nato Thompson Asks Whether We Can Weaponize Art and Culture for Good in a Post-Fact Era

Throughout the book, he seeks to bring visual-art phenomena, ranging from the protest art of Gran Fury to the boosterish “Cows on Parade,” into a dialogue with other kinds of image-makers and experience-crafters, such as Starbucks and IKEA, in hopes of ...

Art center brings Cuban life to Dunedin

In 2015, the Dunedin Fine Arts Center's auxiliary group, the Sterling Society, assembled a trip as part of the People to People Cultural Exchange program with the idea of procuring an exhibit down the road.

The Significance of the Call for an Inauguration Day “Art Strike”

Still, the language of an “art strike” tends by its nature to conflate the very specific form of action that is the strike with other kinds of actions: shutdowns, protests, and so on.

Putting Art on a Pedestal in London

LONDON - As New York gets ready to build a plinth for newly commissioned art on the High Line, London on Thursday unveiled the five contenders for the sculpture platform on Trafalgar Square known as the Fourth Plinth.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Carcasses and 'liquid truths': The spellbinding world of Singapore Art Week

(CNN) Singapore's culture sector is developing rapidly -- thanks to a government stimulus in arts and heritage, as well as growing interest from the international community in Southeast Asian art. The fifth Singapore Art Week, which this year runs ...

What Art Under Trump?

Of what use is art? It's a question often asked in societies where money is the prime measure of worth, usually by people who do not understand art—and therefore dislike it and the artists who make it. Now, however, the question is being posed by ...

New York Neighborhoods May Get More Say in Public-Art Decisions

Ever since plans were announced in 2014 for a $515,000 public-art project in Long Island City that depicted a pink-colored sunbather, New Yorkers haven't hesitated to weigh in.

Police say Landing, Art Walk shooting likely linked to Northside gang

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A shooting outside the Jacksonville Landing that killed one and injured another Monday was in retaliation to the Art Walk shooting that happened earlier this month, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. A 16-year-old and a 13 ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

From Rough Draft to Exhibition: 'Outsider's' Art Is (Finally) Revealed

And, to skip several steps ahead, Mr. Heming's work is about to be shown at the Outsider Art Fair, which opens on Thursday at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, and runs through Sunday.

How memes are breaking down elitism in the fine art world

Fine art is at a crossroads. For the past 10 years, museum attendance around the world has continued a steady decline. Indeed, the stuffy world of maze-like museums seems at odds with our digitized, 21st-century culture.

Dieting? This Art Can Help

(Newser) - If dropping some weight was among your New Year's resolutions, here's a tip: Visit an art museum. Writing in the journal Appetite, researchers say "dieting cues in the environment" can help people eat less.

Asheville Art Museum demolition begins soon

"Our collection has quadrupled in size in the last decade," Pam Myers, executive director of the Asheville Art Museum said.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Look at This Concept Art for Canceled Darth Maul Star Wars Game

More concept art for the canceled Darth Maul Star Wars game has emerged. Posted by developer Thomas Szakolczay on ArtStation (via Game Informer), the images show off some of the game's characters, including Darth Maul, as well as a peek at a colorful ...

URI to put Chariho art on permanent display

The Rhode Island Alliance for Arts Education has selected artwork from several grades in the Chariho Regional School District to be on permanent display in Providence.

How art helped save addict after accident

"This art teacher at this school in Utah really brought my skill to my attention. If not for that person in my life, I don't think I would be here today.

THY ART IS MURDER Rejoined By Singer CJ MCMAHON At Australia's UNIFY Festival

Australian extreme metallers THY ART IS MURDER were rejoined by their former singer CJ McMahon earlier tonight (Saturday, January 14) on stage at the Unify festival in Tarwin Meadows, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Fan Art Friday #101 – WESTWORLD, GAME OF THRONES, and More Art by Hailey Jensen

An aspect about fan art that appeals to and inspires me to put together a gallery almost every week is seeing an artist reimagine a character I know.

From Curiosity to Institution: The Outsider Art Fair at 25

Next week, the 2017 edition of New York's Outsider Art Fair will mark the 25th anniversary of what has become one of the international art market's most distinctive, lively and sometimes contentious forums for the presentation of often label-defying ...

'Lemons,' the Latest 'Black-ish' Episode, Is Art for the Age of Trump ...

The latest episode of the ABC sitcom expresses anger at the election's outcome. It also insists on empathy.

Richard Prince Just Showed How Art Fights Trump -- Vulture

At 3:36 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, the same day as Trump laid down an almost Stalinist fist at his first press conference, an artist took to Twitter to take what ...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Student Art Showcase

It is important for art students to feel like they have a place to express themselves, and this was the goal of Dansville Artworks.

Reclaiming the Art We Love from Artists We Despise

How we negotiate the balance between swearing off bad people and enjoying the art they make is an internal struggle we all face, and one that comedian Billy Eichner externalizes delightfully in the newest installment of his show Billy on the Street.

Worcester Art Museum welcomes new citizens

WORCESTER - The setting of an art museum for a naturalization ceremony doesn't just have aesthetic value, speakers at Worcester Art Museum said Wednesday. There is also symbolic appropriateness. "It reflects the potential we as Americans possess ...

Boeing Truck Drivers Show Off the Art of Lugging Aviation Equipment

Founded in 1916 in Seattle, Boeing's presence is well known, thanks in part to the company's constant shipping. But when you're dealing with massive loads or airplane parts, shipping can almost become an art form. Boeing's released a video showing what ...

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Space for Experimental Art

#"It's my experience that art galleries around the region, apart from New Orleans, ... tend to be lacking in some ways," he says.

Was Nazi art really that bad?

Here in Munich, in the gallery that Hitler built, this year's big hit show is a spectacular display of modern art. Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965 is a massive survey of international modernism, curated with typical ...

A Photographic Tour of London's Art-Filled Streets

My first book, (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets, highlighting 10 years of New York City street art, ad takeovers, and graffiti, was recently released by UK publisher Carpet Bombing Culture (it includes an introduction by Hyperallergic's ...

'Urban Myths' Trailer: Sky Art Debuts First Look of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

Fiennes originally faced heavy criticism and backlash last winter when news of his casting spread. Sky Arts has debuted the first trailer for Urban Myths, the upcoming comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as the late Michael Jackson.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Athens-Clarke commission to look at proposed public art plan

Matthew Mazzotta, one of the visiting artists who helped formulate the proposed public art master plan for Athens-Clarke County, guides participants through a discussion of public art during an informal session in downtown Athens in December 2015.

Blindfolded rocker talks earliest artistic memories, seeing John Cage at age 10 in strange new interview

... Gordon was also blindfolded for the chat and asked a series of pointed questions about her life and art. When asked if she felt like a musician, Gordon quipped, "Do you feel guilty about conforming?

Understanding the Building Blocks of Our Machine World with Art

Choi's robots act more as a conceptual art version of the robotic vacuum Roomba as they seem exasperated with the possibility of cultural progress.

Alison Gass appointed Dana Feitler Director of Smart Museum of Art

Alison Gass, a leading curator of contemporary art and a senior leader at university museums, has been appointed the director of the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art. Gass will serve as the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum starting ...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dan Gilbert introduces 'LuminoCity' art exhibit starting...

DETROIT - A major light installation project called "LuminoCity" will turn on in time for the start of the North American International Art Show on Monday.

Daniel's variety of art is a familiar sight locally

Her mother was a writer and her father was a folk art dealer. But it was her grandmother who painted at the Art Students League, an art school in Manhattan, who seemed to have great influence. Daniel decided to follow in her footsteps when she was ...