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Behind the Scenes: Michelle Mackey

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

I first met Michelle Mackey about a year ago while working on the set of Manhattan Love Story, a short-lived ABC romantic comedy. It was immediately apparent that Mackey was most pleased when we were creating a series of abstract paintings for the show's primary loft set.

Vogue Model and Artist Christina Kruse

Kate Orne | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Kate Orne

This week on Upstate Diary Christina Kruse talks about her necessity to create her own structures.

Todd Williamson Creates a Zone of Tranquility at The Rymer Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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.

Delivering the Good Goods: Poets Go Big

Joan Gelfand | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Joan Gelfand

There's a lot to celebrate for National Poetry Month this year. The Poetry Foundation is busy supporting young poets, mature poets and emerging poets ...

An Open Letter to Young Artists: or 'Note to Self'

Peter Molesworth | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Peter Molesworth

The greatest lesson I learned at NYU was that I must relinquish my desire to persecute myself and others for being right or wrong in making art. No, that doesn't mean: "lack a discerning eye," but it does mean pick your battles wisely.

Brushes With Cancer

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Jenna Benn Shersher is an unstoppable force of nature. In 2010, she was just 29 when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer- grey zone lymphoma. During medical treatment, Benn Shersher was determined not to throw herself a pity party and instead threw herself a dance party of sorts.

6 Ways to Describe What You Do When You Can't

Maria Ross | Posted 04.08.2015 | Small Business
Maria Ross

When asked any variation of "What do you do?" you have to have an answer ready. Even if you're just starting out on a project. Even if you've only written Chapter One. Even if you are launching your business two months from now.

Thayer Gowdy Was a Cat Lady Who Has Gone to the Dogs

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

I have known Thayer Gowdy for years and watched her transform herself from a great producer of print into a fabulous photographer. Thayer shared th...

Music's Marginal Reinvention: There's More Than Just Streaming

Seth Schachner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Seth Schachner

It's not clear where all this plays out, but meeting many across the music industry this past year, I saw a clear picture of an industry trying to reinvent itself. And while labels still have an important role, the new equilibrium brings a healthy competitive balance to the market.

What I Learned When I Turned The Camera On Myself

Giselle Noelle Morgan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Giselle Noelle Morgan

The mere act of being a woman artist is an act of rebellion since it was and still is male-dominated. These handpicked pieces take the rebellion one step further by illustrating the stories of women in isolation through their own art.

Stay With Us, Joni. We're Not Done Yet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.

Artist's Reimagined Cardboard Signs Help Shine A Light On Chicago's Homeless

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.30.2015 | Good News

In a project called the Urban Type Experiment, a Chicago art director is redesigning homeless people’s signs help raise awareness about homelessness...

Authors Honoring Artists: A Lesson in Charity and the Power of Women

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Brandi Megan Granett

We are called to helping others, all of us, regardless of our professions and passions.

How Practice Perfects Us: Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein At Their Best

Adele Scheele | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Adele Scheele

Hawke's documentary film captures that intimate conversation in which Seymour Bernstein bares his soul and reveals his true passion -- to transform young, gifted pianists into fine interpreters of music.

You'll Never Guess How These Drawings Were Created

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts

Seeing is believing. Artist Graham Fink draws haunting portraits using only his eyes. The British artist, who recently held a live-drawing exhib...

Intricate Wooden Temple In Northern Ireland Burns To The Ground

The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion

DUBLIN (AP) — They came. They saw. They burned it down. Over the past week, more than 60,000 people have taken turns writing messages — often t...

Arguing for STEAM on Arts Advocacy Day

John M. Eger | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Many state education leaders have championed the idea that a truly interdisciplinary curriculum marrying the arts and sciences and solving real world problems offer the only alternative to giving our young people the new thinking skills to succeed in the new economy.

From Funk to Jazz and R&B, These 5 Artists Prove Timeless Music Is Still Booming

Stephen Grant | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

Classic sounds in music are still inspiring and always at our fingertips.

He's Mild-mannered, Just Like His Subjects

Tom Falco | Posted 03.10.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

I had the pleasure of meeting Jake Johnson on Saturday Night during the FAM Night - Gallery Walk in Coconut Grove.

Made in the Image of God: Art, Feminist Theology and Caroline Mackenzie

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

My theological writings arise from my personal journey through faith and doubt, difficulties and joys. Many of our encounters with God inform our theology, make us who we are, and shape our living. I position my writings to reflect this part of my life that I try to live out as faithfully as I can.

For Artists, Divorce Means Splitting Up the (Art) Assets

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

For the artist, but just as much for the spouse -- particularly if there are ongoing financial interests between the two or children who will need to be supported -- the goal must be to maintain the art career with as little interruption as possible.

The Extraordinary Liana Yaroslavsky

Golriz Moeini | Posted 03.02.2015 | Style
Golriz Moeini

Her life would actually make for an incredible Hollywood script. She is anything but ordinary. She is unforgettable and distingué.

Chalk Painting Festival Brings Out the Best in Lake Worth

Tom Falco | Posted 04.24.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

We enjoyed all the artwork which would be gone in the next day or so. The streets are open again to traffic at 7 pm on Sunday night and within a day or so, this chalk art will be gone. Truly ephemeral.

Artist-Dealer Relationships Often Seem Like Marriages (for Better and Worse)

Daniel Grant | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Relationships are what bring artists and dealers together, and relationships (artist-collector or dealer-collector) sell works of art.

New York Moments

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Roxie Sarhangi

When I lived in New York City, I loved taking photographs. The vibrant fall leaves. The historic, welcoming brownstones. And of course, the people of the city. New York's energy is exhilarating.