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An American Artist Rediscovered: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. has a sensational survey closing soon: a major retrospective of the Japanese émigré painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.

Making Irrational Rational

Nelson Saiers | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

On this Rational Pi Day, consider some of our irrational societal behaviors. Begin to take the first steps towards quelling those and taking more rational approaches to the issues that will impact us all.

An Artist's Perspective on Inspiration and Making Art

Anna Agoston | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Anna Agoston

My art is of my soul. It is a fabrication of my internal machine, an organic engine powered by my conscious and unconscious minds. It is, however, more visceral than intellectual.

After 4 Years, China Returns Passport To Ai Weiwei

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Ai Weiwei announced on Instagram that he got his passport back Wednesday, four years after it was confiscated by Chines...

Kenyan Artist Makes Unique Eyewear Out Of Recycled Electronics

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Style

An old computer doesn't necessarily inspire most people to get crafty.  Cyrus Kabiru, a visual artist, is not like most people.  T...

Scale the Summit -- The Odyssey Begins

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Scale the Summit, an American instrumental and progressive rock band based out of Houston, isn't your average cup o' joe.

The Fiction Landscapes

j.frede | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts
j.frede

The Fiction Landscapes are a continuation in my interest in memories, both secure and lost within objects, which I first addressed with my Heirlooms...

The 5 Things I Learned in my 20's

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts
Corey Ferrugia

If I were being honest, there was a lot of sacrifice, struggle, and discipline that went into getting to and maintaining that sort of state of being... a lot.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Valissa Yoe, DJ and Stylist

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Yoe wears many (very fashionable) hats: She's a successful stylist for magazines, advertisers and television, a host on Glamour.com and one of New ...

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Balance Planning and Spontaneity in My Artwork?

Clara Lieu | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The key is to strike a balance so that planning and spontaneity are mutually supportive. You can maximize the benefits of both by organizing your time and fostering work habits that will allow these two approaches to complement each other.

Thép Thavonsouk: Between Serenity and Light

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

As a young boy of four Thép Thavonsouk began drawing and sketching. In the early 1950's his father travelled frequently to Paris. He would return to Laos with presents for his young son. One of the presents was a box of watercolour paints.

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is ki...

The Kinetic Art of Casey Curran

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Wes Hurley

Drawing primarily from nature, kinetic artist, Casey Curran, creates sculptures that come alive with a turn of a handle. Intricately designed but relying on basic rules of mechanics known since Renaissance, his works invite the viewer's direct participation.

Meet The ‘Etch A Sketch Picasso'

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 05.09.2015 | Weird News

There are a lot of strange jobs out there, but Bryan Lee Madden may have the sketchiest of all. After pursuing a career in comedy writing and a colleg...

5 Tips About How to Stop Thinking Like a Starving Artist

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Sky Mandala Marcano

Most of my life I believed that if I went after a creative career I would struggle financially. It was deeply ingrained in my belief system. I would think about phrases like "poor starving artist" and "feast and famine are part of an artist's life."

Should Art Dealers Charge Lower Commissions for Sculptors Than for Painters?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Few enough artists think that dealers are fully justified in charging a 50 percent commission on gallery sales, but most accept it as just the way things are done. Still, the commission may strike some artists as less fair than others.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Mark Guglielmo, Rapper, Artist, Photographer

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Somewhat distracted and aimless when he was in high school, Guglielmo finally began to find himself when a friend gave him an early hip-hop LP -- w...

One Artist's Parallel Universe Explores Issues Of Adoption And Race In America

The Huffington Post | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

JooYoung Choi has a tendency to speak about the fictional universe she’s invented as matter-of-factly as she would the facts of her real life. T...

A Friend Is...

Stanley Ely | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

My friend was a person of value whom I foolishly discarded. I stopped at some point replying to her Christmas cards. I hope she didn't feel hurt, but likely she did. For her, I let "a friend is' become "a friend was."

Todd Williamson Creates a Zone of Tranquility at The Rymer Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The flourishing visual art scene in Nashville is not just the glitz and glam Music City you've seen in the tv show Nashville. This is a city filled with contemporary art galleries commanding the attention of a broad, educated, and well, wealthy audience.

Blind Painter Has Raised More Than $1 Million For Charity Through His Stunning Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News

A blind man is using his artistic talent to help further different causes. When he was younger, Jeff Hanson, from Overland Park, Kansas, was diagn...

Ask The Art Professor: How Do You Price Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Pricing art is always tricky, especially for new artists who don't have a track record. Once you have had the chance to sell your work in a number of contrasting venues, you'll develop a stronger awareness of what's appropriate.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Jonathan Crow, Artist, Writer, Filmmaker, Teacher, Coffee Enthusiast, Dad, Creator of "Veeptopus"

Ian Spanier | Posted 04.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

After leaving a corporate job in 2013 and learning that his wife was pregnant, Crow, who lives in Los Angeles, took advantage of what he realized w...