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When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Art Business

Catherine Orer | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Catherine Orer

I spent most of the last week speaking to people around me, artists and entrepreneurs alike who were asking themselves the same question: Is it really worth all the trouble?

Your Illustrated Guide To What NOT To Say To An Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts

Being an artist is hard. Fielding the bizarre, awkward, insulting and ignorant reactions to telling people your occupation of choice is nearly unbear...

Artist Paints Portrait On Melting Iceberg To Illustrate Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts

Somewhere over the frozen waters of Iceland, a woman appears to be resting in the ocean with her eyes closed. The peaceful woman is the artw...

A Star Is Born in Berlin: Catherine Duquette's CELEBRITY BOUND

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The double message reverberating through Catherine Duquette's aptly titled Celebrity Bound is where her one-person multimedia show at Daniel Brunet's resurrection of English Theatre Berlin gets its impact.

Finding the inner peace

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

The walls of Begramoff Gallery in Brussels are decorated with stunning pictures in light orange, red and mystical dark colors. And in between there is Thép Thavonsouk, the Laotian-Canadian artists, dressed in a light silk dress and glad to greet all the visitors.

Astoria Characters: The Guys Who Grow Glass Gardens

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.27.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Onesis Castillo arrives carefully carrying a cactus, and Gilberto Gonzalez holds open the plate-glass door of Crystal Gardens to let him in.

Artist Inspired By 'Monster House' Transforms Her Parents' House For Halloween

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.20.2015 | Weird News

Christine McConnell's parents are certainly ready for Halloween -- at least their house is. McConnell, an artist, photographer and baker, decorated h...

Artist Interview: Matthew Schommer

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Artist, Matthew Schommer shares with Arthena what its like to work at Christies, make art and his love for Bjork.

How To Sell Your Art As An Introvert

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Artists often need to inhabit a dual personality in order to succeed. They need to be comfortable spending...

Pakistani Artist Animates the Times Square

Raza Rumi | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Raza Rumi

This October, the electronic billboards at the maddening Times Square in New York City will display the creative prowess of Shahzia Sikander, an artist of Pakistani descent who lives and works in NYC.

Artistic Living in a Practical World

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Manage your own life, design your own schedule, do not wait around to be creative. We get into that thing where we might just be waiting for the phone to ring. Constantly show up and get creative no matter what on your life's journey. Don't waste your time in this life create your own vision.

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

Meet Damir Imamovic: The King Of Sevdah Music

Kosta Petrov | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Kosta Petrov

When one thinks of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the gruesome war that ended in December 1995. But, twenty years later, one man is about to change that. How? Through love songs and magical music.

Artist Interview: Enoc Perez

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Enoc Perez is exhibiting his collection, One World Trade Center, at the Peter Blum Gallery in New York City. In this interview, Perez shares with Arthena a little about New York, the art world and his development in it.

The Transporter Refueled Actress, Loan Chabanol, Opens Her First Solo Art Exhibit in New York

Erica Simone | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

Photograph by Erica Simone If you love the big screen and/or are a savvy art collector, you will definitely want to pay attention to rising Hollywoo...

xST Captures Vanishing Black Neighborhoods [PHOTOS] | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices

xST's muse of the moment is photographed against a colorful wall--random words and phrases, or simply unique spaces with hopes of refueling the Black existence currently fighting to stay alive.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

How to Reignite Your Personal Power and Branding

Ellevate | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women

Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?

Mainland's Pop 'n Rock Serves Up the Best of Both Coasts

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the wonderfully charismatic singer and guitarist of Mainland, Jordan Topf. Read on as we talk "Outcast," satanic vans, and how a bit of misfortune for Macaulay Culkin came to be a life-changing opportunity for Mainland.

No Pity Party Here -- Melanie Martinez's Cry Baby Hits #1 on the Alternative Albums Chart

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!

Besides the Sales Pitch, Artists Should Offer Care Instructions

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Too often, artists shy away from questions of care, because they themselves may not know much about the materials they are using and how their pieces weather over time and because they worry that such talk might cause prospective buyers to back out of a purchase.

From Athlete to Artist: Athletes for Art Renaissance Tour

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Kelsey Minor

It was there that I also spoke to three of the artists about their professional life in the high-stakes game known as the art world. These athletes aren't your basement-starving artists. It's been their life mission to work hard on the field or court, and now in their art.

The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?