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An Entry/Exit Blur

Virginia Broersma | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Kiki Seror's work vibrates actively between concepts of seduction, sexuality, privacy and voyeurism, engaging herself and the viewer in moments of intimacy and surprise.

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

She uses iconography that employs specifically feminine symbols, such as braids--which for Olivieri connote "the passage of time."

State of the Art: At Journey's End

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Crystal Bridges Assistant Curator Chad Alligood and President Don Bacigalupi have recently wrapped up their epic adventure: meeting and talking with nearly 1,000 artists all across the United States in preparation for an unprecedented exhibition called State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

Falling Down the Economy's Rabbit Hole

Peter Bartczak | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Peter Bartczak

When people say hang in there, it will get better, even they don't believe it. I am a grim reminder of what might happen to them and they don't want to catch what I have.

Artist Kerry James Marshall: Paint it Black

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Black Voices
Louisiana Channel

Imagine being seen for who you really are, inhabiting space as a central figure in the narration. In this powerful interview American artist Kerry James Marshall talks about how he explores the presence and absence of the black figure in art history.

10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Draws In Nature

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She paints. She writes. She welds. She wears men's Tony Lama cowboy boots and dangly turquoise earrings that fly through her long black hair when the wind blows.

Bahia Shehab: Art As a Tool for Change

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Graffiti is like flowers. They are beautiful, but they don't live long." An interview with Lebanese-Egyptian street-artist Bahia Shehab about the ...

Ask the Art Professor: To What Extent Do Grades Define an Academic Career in Visual Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When viewed as a challenge or barometer for progress, grades can make a positive contribution to your overall experience in art school.

Kandinsky on Creativity

David Galenson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

In 1916, in an essay vaguely titled "On the Artist," the painter Wassily Kandinsky provided a precise and thorough analysis of the difference between conceptual and experimental artists.

Artist Mark Barone's Portrait Project: 5,500 Shelter Dogs Who Are Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Very few animals who enter the shelter system come out alive; instead, a high proportion are euthanized, often in horrific gas chambers, in spite of volunteer networks scurrying to place adoptable shelter dogs in homes before their short time runs out.

Brick Sculptures Built Piece by Piece

VisualNews.com | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
VisualNews.com

When you think of bricks, you're probably thinking of LEGOs or house building materials, but probably not a medium for making sculptures.

I Was Tired Of Pressure To Get Married, So I Started A Mannequin Family

Suzanne Heintz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
Suzanne Heintz

It was getting late. Seriously late for a woman my age not to have a ring on her finger. People said, "You're such a nice girl, why aren't you married?" But then, I found a way. I bought a beautiful family... of mannequins.

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream? Not So for Creatives Who Suffer From Insomnia

Aly Walansky | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

The relationship between sleeping and creativity is one has always been of great personal interest. When we have great big issues on our minds, we're told to "sleep on it" -- that seems to be the best problem-solving advice when dealing with a tough decision. Really?

Back and Forth: A Studio Visit With Tom LaDuke

Virginia Broersma | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Virginia Broersma

"I'm so lucky -- it's all good. It's all fun. But I guess the best moment is when I get a glimpse of my location. And I don't mean geographically, I mean where it all seemingly seamlessly connects."

Missing in Action: Mental Health Community Fails Fraud Victims

Bradley Foster | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Major fraud cases grab the headlines for a few days or weeks, then forgotten until the next one comes along. We never have to wait long. Media typical...

Bloggers Beware: Think Before You Post Images Online

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

The image I chose for my post was a beautiful Tree of Life creation, which fit perfectly with the subject matter of my post. At the time, I remember hesitating for just a moment. Was it an image I had purchased from a service? Had I found it in Creative Commons? Was it OK to use?

Naked: the Masturbation Series -- an Interviw With Pamela Shields, Artist

Janice Taylor | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Janice Taylor

Pamela Shields is presenting her Masturbation Series of large drawings. Frank discussion or depiction of a woman as a sexual being, rather than as a sexual object, is still taboo. Shields breaks down this taboo by presenting women's sexuality as a beautiful thing.

Belmont: Gari Melchers Home and Art Studio in Virginia

Susan Fogwell | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

There have been art history majors who have visited Gari Melchers 18th century home and studio, who have admittedly never heard of him. For an artist whose paintings are in museum collections worldwide, it's hard to believe Melchers isn't a household name.

Rene Ricard

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Artist, poet, writer and art critic Rene Ricard has died. Rene was frighteningly smart and brutally honest. If he liked your work, it meant a lot.

Burn Down the Old to Make Way for the New: Practice Yoga to Live Your Authentic Life

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

Practicing yoga creates tapas, heat. Heat is a catalyst for change. You throw everything you are and have been into the fire of your practice, and when the ashes settle, the smart thing to do is to move forward, mindful of where you've been and open to what might be.

Ask the Art Professor: What Is the Best Way to Practice My Drawing Skills?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Drawing is a highly complex beast which involves so many different elements at the various skill levels. Rather than get into all of those details, I'm going to boil it down to four fundamental directives that will help improve your drawing skills across all skill levels and media.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Prepare Myself for the Reality of the Future?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Devote the majority of your attention to the present. Your time in art school is incredibly precious. Relish and soak in everything around you. Rarely will you have another opportunity to work on your art, uninterrupted, for such an extended period of time.