Friday, March 31, 2017

Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence in the Art World is 'Not Negotiable'



With his large-scale, exuberant paintings, artist Kerry James Marshall is on a mission: to make the presence of black people and black culture in the art world “indispensable” and “undeniable.” Now 61, Marshall was a young artist when he decided to ...


Is It a Toy? Is It Art? Everyone Agrees It's a Collectible

Even the toy industry is split. The statue, known as Monsta Munny, is part of a growing category of collectible figures called designer toys.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/business/smallbusiness/funko-kidrobot-designer-toys-collectibles.html




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Portland Museum of Art taps former SPACE director Nat May to curate 2018 Biennial - Portland Press Herald

Agnès Varda's Art of Being There

Movie theatres used to be more like art galleries. Many viewers went without regard to showtimes and dropped in on a movie in progress, staying again to watch from the start to their own entry point (thus, the origin of the phrase “This is where I came ...
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/agnes-vardas-art-of-being-there


Portland Museum of Art taps former SPACE director Nat May to ...

He will spend most of this year visiting artist studios in preparation for the exhibition, which opens next January. By Bob KeyesStaff Writer.




Thirteen Crucial Years for Art in Downtown New York



It's a commonplace to say that after 1940 the capital of the art world moved from Paris to New York. But commonplaces are usually distortions created by looking in a rearview mirror, and this one is no exception.


Latrobe Art Center serving up "Pizza & Brews"

The director says the fundraiser will benefit art educational programming for children with special needs at Latrobe Art Center, which includes a Buddy Art Program and an annual Champion of the Arts show featuring artwork from all 17 school districts ...
http://triblive.com/lifestyles/fooddrink/12123223-74/latrobe-art-center-serving-up-pizza-brews




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Emerging teachers explore art with K-12 students



With pencils, plaster and paint in hand, students have been testing the water in the basement of North Hall. University of Iowa art educators in training are getting a feel for their career of choice alongside K-12 students exploring their identities ...


Should Art That Infuriates Be Removed? - The New York Times

This question is at the center of a debate that has split the art world over Dana Schutz's painting “Open Casket” at the Whitney Biennial.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/arts/design/should-art-that-infuriates-be-removed.html




Springfield Twp. graphic designer, cancer survivor making waves in art world with iPhone photography

Professor details work finding lost art stolen by Nazis

Jonathan Petropoulos, a European history professor at Claremont McKenna College in southern California, gives a lecture regarding the 'Real' (and Reel) Monuments Men, the Gurlitt Cache, and the Continuing Challenges of Nazi Looted Art" at Brunner ...




SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Laura Zazanis is making a splash in the art world. The Springfield Township resident's hobby of taking pictures in her pool has developed into a photography career that is earning her recognition across the country.




Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Showcase creates harmony among SCV art community



Hundreds of art students united at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex on Saturday to share their work with the SCV community.


Art, food highlight Tuesday events

This new show will not only celebrate the life and art of Theodor Seuss Geisel but will also chronicle the common artistic links found throughout Dr.




Monday, March 27, 2017

Vista LA gets a peek at massive Chicano art collection in Cheech Marin's home



You can learn more about Cheech and his book on his website, cheechmarin.com, or check out his mescal at liquorama.net/tres-papalote-mezcal, or see the Riverside Art Museum at riversideartmuseum.org. Vista L.A. also visited and learned more about ...


A Space Odyssey: Making Art Up There

“Since the goal was to be born in space, it had to be created with materials that were already in the space station,” Mr. Kac (pronounced katz) explained in a telephone interview from his home in suburban Oak Park, Ill.




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wearable art for a cause



The Cleveland County Arts Council and the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association invite everyone to attend their Wearable Art fashion show featuring versatile art designed especially for this runway show. The arts council, 111 S. Washington St ...


Resident: Laurburg art garden sculpture should go

LAURINBURG - They say art is in the eye of the beholder. To Mary Evans' eye, at least one work of “art” at the Laurinburg Art Garden needs to go. Evans, a former member of the county school board, told city officials this week that a new sculpture in ...




Art in the age of ones and zeros: Internet art



Art has always been fundamentally intertwined with technology. New techniques and materials have constantly allowed artists to innovate and create new types of works.


Belgrade snowshoer leaves art in Augusta area fields

AUGUSTA - A Belgrade carpenter with a pair of snowshoes and a mind for geometry is leaving his temporary mark in fields and golf courses in and around Augusta, one step at a time, in the form of giant, intricate flowers and mandalas in the snow.




Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Recipients, Including Daniel Joseph Martinez



The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) in Miami has named the nine recipients of its 15th annual Grants & Commissions Program, including an achievement award to the post-conceptual artist Daniel Joseph Martinez.


Last call for entries for Rochester Deck Art competition

The Downtown Rochester Development Authority and South Street Skateshop once again present Deck Art, a festival that celebrates the creative stylings of elementary, middle, high school, college-aged youth and adults on their wooden skate decks.
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20170322/last-call-for-entries-for-rochester-deck-art-competition




New art venue opens in downtown CF



It is that passion that led to the latest collaboration of three of the family members, CedarLukeArts, a new business and music and arts venue opening in downtown Cedar Falls. A grand opening is set for Sunday. The driving force behind the enterprise ...


DAAP grad, former Art Academy professor stabbed to death in DC

Corrina Mehiel, a former Art Academy of Cincinnati instructor and DAAP graduate, was found fatally stabbed inside a Washington D.C.




Friday, March 24, 2017

Metropolitan Museum Names Stephanie D'Alessandro New Curator of Modern Art



The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has named its new Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art: Stephanie D'Alessandro.
http://www.artnews.com/2017/03/21/metropolitan-museum-names-stephanie-dalessandro-new-curator-of-modern-art/


Waco art shows give students chance to shine

Where, when: Through April 13 at the Martin Museum of Art in Baylor's Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Hours: 10 a.m.




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Students bring art and music showcase to downtown Riverside

Hickory Museum of Art celebrates young artists

JOHN BAILEY/HICKORY DAILY RECORD: The elementary school artists in this year's Paul Whitener Memorial Student Art Show shared their work with parents, teachers and the public during a reception at the Hickory Museum of Art. IMGP1437. Buy Now.




Nearly 400 students from four Riverside high schools and two elementary schools performed a benefit concert for teachers Monday, March 13 at the Fox Performing Arts Center in downtown Riverside. The Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation and ...




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

See the five options for Little Armenia's new public art gateway



Five finalists have been announced for a new public art project that's being called the official gateway to Little Armenia.


'Art in Bloom' returns to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Tree buds and flower blossoms are sprouting - at least they are at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Enjoy 40 floral installations inspired by art in the museum's collection during its annual Art in Bloom event starting Thursday. Experts in gardening and ...




Napa council to weigh in on art for Dwight Murray Plaza, Vine Trail



Napa artist Mikey Kelly has offered to create this art installation along a 710-foot stretch of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, using existing fencing around the city's corporation yard between Lincoln Avenue and Jackson Street.


The importance of art

The National Endowment for the Arts budget is 0.0004 percent of the federal budget, while the work it helps support employs millions of people and generates billions of dollars.




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art Dubai's Global, Cosmopolitan Vision



Setting aside the question of whether this is or is not good for those countries' people or economies, there is the fact that one of the most global markets is for fine art. Which is why the 11th annual Art Dubai—the biggest art fair in the Middle ...


Art festival offers creations of all kind

A different kind of arts festival is happening today in Bay St. Louis -- one that encompasses all genres of art, including music, art, food, film and literature. It's the fourth annual ArtsAlive! festival. Through a multitude of platforms, the ...
http://www.wlox.com/story/34945382/art-festival-offers-creations-of-all-kind




The heart of the matter: art as healing



Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic Director, associate professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Loyola Marymount University and American Art Therapy Association board member Paige Asawa explained how art therapy is intrinsically different from ...


Shock art: can grossing people out be considered an art form?

Emerging from a bath filled with stew - potatoes, carrots, onions and all - the art historian Dr Christina Chau is a little disgusted and not entirely impressed.
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/mar/20/shock-art-can-grossing-people-out-be-considered-an-art-form




Monday, March 20, 2017

Art and science promote awareness of coastal land loss



A coastal landscaping photography course at LUMCON was the beginning of the merging of art and science in a short documentary called "Last Island" to help ...


In Texas, Valton Tyler's Unusual Art Conjures Up an Extraordinary World

In Dallas, Valton enrolled in a technical high school but rarely attended classes, preferring to spend long hours at the public library reading about art, including the work and ideas of various Renaissance masters, Francisco Goya, Paul Gauguin and ...




Sunday, March 19, 2017

When contemporary art meets aboriginal traditions, a remarkable show follows



If visitors to the “Marking the Infinite” exhibition at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU sense the artists' geographic origins, it's not because the show's organizers sought to highlight them.


PHOTOS: Local students' art auction at Rodeo

If you're viewing on our ABC13 news app, tap on the photo above to see more images. This year's competition drew 187,000 entries from almost 140 school districts and private schools at all grade levels.




Saturday, March 18, 2017

Speed Art Museum CEO Ghislain d'Humières to leave at end of March



d'Humières will remain at the Speed Art Museum through the end of March. Stephen Reily, a longtime civic and business leader and museum supporter, will assume the role of interim director, according to a museum statement.


Art valued at almost $1million, originally sold as copy - CNN.com

"Two Hacks" (1789) by George Stubbs was sold at a Christie's "Living with Art" sale in New York in June 2016 -- originally listed as a copy.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/arts/george-stubbs-two-hacks-painting-found/




Funding for Charlotte's art programs at risk after Trump releases budget

Art museum directors speak out in support of cultural agencies targeted for elimination

The Assn. of Art Museum Directors spoke out Thursday against the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute of Museum and Library Services, as outlined in the Trump administration's ...




CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All funds could be slashed for the National Endowment for the Arts as part of president Trump's proposed budget.




Friday, March 17, 2017

Plains Art Museum hosts breakfast to brainstorm art, business ideas ...



Participants offered their ideas Tuesday, March 14, 2017, during the first Art & Business Breakfast at the Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave.


Brushing the Canvas to Promote New Community School's Art Show

Director of Development Dan Stackhouse along with Artist Laura Loe joined us in the studio to fill us in on a local art show and sale to benefit the school.




Google unveils mural, $50K grant to Council Bluffs Community Schools' art programs

Why galleries and collectors keep coming back to Art Dubai

Aicon Gallery is an Art Dubai veteran, having participated at Art Dubai ten times. “We want to appeal to the Middle Eastern collector base.




Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company, speaks during the unveiling of a mural at the Google data center on Bunge Avenue on Council Bluffs.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

Art helps these vets 'Soldier on'



Nathan Hanford, a case worker and artist-in-residence for Soldier On, poses near veterans' artwork at Salmon Falls Gallery. Hanford teaches art classes in Pittsfield and Northampton to help veterans in transition from homelessness to permanent housing.


'Finding Home' art program spotlights refugees

Amid news this last weekend of a second bomb threat to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester - and the third case of anti-Semitic hostility in Rochester in recent weeks - Deborah Haber is pushing onward to finalize plans for a series of ...
http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/finding-home-art-program-spotlights-refugees/Content?oid=3191324




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Art unites Seneca, Ukranian students



TABERNACLE - Student art majors at Seneca High School have never met children in Ukraine, but they have been drawing their likenesses.


Islamic art expert links times and places

Of different origins, they were too uncannily similar to have unrelated histories. Denny decided to study ceramics, carpets and their designs, and he discovered that the art took a nonlinear trek across the Silk Road. The pieces led him like ...




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

'Whistler's Mother' returns to Chicago's Art Institute



CHICAGO - The first time “Whistler's Mother” came to Chicago, it was a sensation. It was the “Most Talked of Canvas” in the exhibition of celebrated works the Art Institute showed in conjunction with the 1933 World's Fair here, according to a Tribune ...
http://herald-review.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/whistler-s-mother-returns-to-chicago-s-art-institute/article_ec737671-13fe-523e-9893-13ae968fb2b7.html


Traveling Inflatable Art Exhibit Floats Into Michigan Museum

This Feb. 22, 2017 photo shows "Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art" exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Mich. The traveling exhibition includes works by artists from Chicago, California, New York, Florida and Japan. The exhibit will ...




How One Romance Saved 50 Years of LGBTQ Art - NBC News



Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who met and fell in love in the 1960s, spent decades collecting gay art. A new exhibit showcases their expansive collection.


Friends of Art present Community Free Day at the Milwaukee Art ...

MILWAUKEE -- You are invited to discover the many faces of portraiture at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Sunday, March 12th. It's a Community Free Day thanks ...




Monday, March 13, 2017

Outsider Art's Inner Sanctum



Paige Wery is sitting in her cluttered office loft overlooking the exhibition area of the Good Luck Gallery, which she opened among the red lanterns of Chung King Road three years ago.


Cuban art catches a wave

This went on for more than 10 years, while Fontanals-Cisneros also built a huge collection of Latin American art and established herself as a queen of Miami's contemporary art scene. Then, in 2010, her brother died, and the Fine Arts Museum of Havana ...




Art At Work: Arts Build Skills donates to elementary schools



Hamblen County elementary schools are gearing up for the first ever school-wide Day of the Arts to be held on Thursday, March 23, and the excitement continues to grow among students and teachers alike.


Improving Medicine With Art

Some doctors are so inundated with the business of medicine that good bedside manner has become a lost art. As a preventive measure, the new Dell Medical School, part of the University of Texas at Austin, is challenging students in its inaugural class ...




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lake Region Art Show is Polk's longest running senior show



The Lake Region Art Show is the longest continuous running senior art show in Polk County. It will take place from 9 a.m.
http://www.newschief.com/news/20170309/lake-region-art-show-is-polks-longest-running-senior-show


Winter Invitational art exhibit in Morris County

Once again Morris Arts has stacked four floors of its Atrium Gallery with a multitude of artwork. The Winter Invitational Exhibit showcases 143 creations by 34 leading artists adept in numerous art forms, methods and styles. The display sprawls ...




Saturday, March 11, 2017

Extension program promotes student art



The artist is JaLeigh Gumbert, a Raceland-Worthington High School senior, and she made the painting for a new Greenup Extension Arts Council project called - no coincidence - “All Eyes on Art.” The project aims at getting exposure to youthful artists ...


After 30 years, the collector who wouldn't back down is trying to give away his art.

“You cannot imagine what was here,” he says, surveying the weeds that rise where a hundred handmade pieces of art once glittered in the sun.