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The Art of Being Alive Series: Interview With the Innovative Artists Behind the Open Space Project

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts
Adedayo Fashanu

Open Space is a project space that strives to facilitate new, emerging and innovative makers, artists and cultural enthusiasts. The pop up will feature a range of makers whose crafts include everything from handmade and vintage fashion, to metalsmiths, to photography and fine art, to food and music.

The Top 10 Cities For Creatives

SmartAsset.com | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
SmartAsset.com

Cities like New York and Los Angeles have, simply put, become too expensive for many working artists. So which cities present the best opportunities for today's creative workers?

Artists' Life Lessons

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Hannah Lamarque

The saying goes that art is not for everyone. Or something. There is a lot of myth surrounding the elusive idea of what "art" is and somewhere, someone down the line made the universal decision that art is simply not something that everyone can understand.

The Dance of Visibility

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Casey Erin Wood

There is an essential part of us that needs to be witnessed. That needs to be reassured that we have value, and that what we do matters. You can se...

'Archie' Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in...

Playing the Way Towards Creative Success

Karen Musey | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

I believe that everyone has their own kind of creativity, regardless of job or lifestyle. Creativity has endless forms and ways of expression. It brings out our problem solver. When stress or life or you name it interferes, we become more limited in our ability to innovate and be our best.

Art Can Inspire Faith. It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies. Renaissance Art Depictions of Jesus Did Both

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's not surprising that artworks mirrored propaganda, since the paintings were commissioned by the Church, the biggest patron, and the wealthy, who sought to impress the Church with their devotion to Jesus and the teachings of the Church. Jesus the Jew did not fit into this illusory world.

Jonathan Higbee: Photographer, Storyteller, And Friend

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Yes, I admit it - Jonathan Higbee and I are friends. I say this upfront because likely someone will point it out. However, what people likely don't ...

To Live With Intention, Don't Take Dictation

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

If you haven't already, start today. Don't ask someone else any questions. Just ask yourself, and agree to take on the work required to create your own process for living life with intention.

The Gems of a Gemini

Pamela Levin | Posted 07.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Levin

They say I have "a lot going on." And I do ! I am a Gemini! And believe me, we are super good at juggling many balls, balancing an object on our ...

Stop Living in Someone Else's Narrative and Start Creating Your Own

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

There are no generally right answers out there for us all to accept as the one way of creating ourselves and what we experience. There's only the realization that there's a right answer for you as an individual and you have the ability to find it better than anyone else -- because it's always located somewhere between your gut and your soul.

Can Artists and Labels Change Behavior With Technology?

Nathan McCartney | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nathan McCartney

Times have changed and so must recording artists. Artists need to start managing their business in the same manner that Fortune 500 companies do. Imagine for a moment, in today's cutthroat business environment, a company hoping to succeed without a market research component.

Not Just Comic Genius: Noah Baron and Ross Willett, the Comedy Duo Taking Over the Internet

Kay Smythe | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Kay Smythe

Modern comedy is a tough business, especially in Los Angeles. This is a city where people take themselves very seriously. Almost too seriously.

The Rewards of Rehearsal Mode: How the Creative Team Benefits

Meryl Cates | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Meryl Cates

I love sitting in on rehearsals. Some people have their best thoughts while in the shower, I have mine in the last row of the theater.

The Rules of the Game: Artist Ariane Schick's Latest Oeuvre

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Jocelyn Jeffery

"A Throw of Fifteen-Love", by multimedia artist Ariane Schick, opened Thursday at 55Gansevoort, a project space known for exhibiting renowned and upcoming artists including Aaron Bobrow, Jeanette Hayes and Betty Thompkins.

Slashies vs. Yuccies: Real Faces of the New Creative Class

Nina Boutsikaris | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Nina Boutsikaris

A "slashie" is me. And maybe you. And most of the smart, creative people in my life. Some are learning to anticipate social trends that resonate with their callings, institutionalizing a niche into an actual job.

Olafur Eliasson: The Artist as a Scientist

Elena Cué | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Elena Cué

What Eliasson suggests is a transformation of the way we observe reality, a becoming aware of our prejudices and conditioners to open to another way of relating to it.

Fountain House Gallery Honors Boosters of Artists with Mental Illness

Jim Luce | Posted 06.17.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I've come to know this yearly event as an effervescent evening of cocktails, music, and a splendid array of more than 100 original artworks exhibited for sale by Gallery artists.

Art Lessons: The 'Both/And' Life of Artistic Pursuit

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

The hydrangeas still bloomed when Mario Alberico opened his back door in November 2013 and took what he thought could very well be his last walk outside.

10 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

Bernard Hiller | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Bernard Hiller

Creativity is a muscle that must be stimulated and fed every day. We are all born with creativity and how you use it, will determine our career and our life. Artists must increase their creativity to stay relevant.

Artist Susan Sweet Talks About Painting And Living In Rural Nova Scotia

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Perhaps it was inevitable that I would eventually end up interviewing family - as I am not the lone artist in our bloodline. So, as a photography and arts blogger, it made sense to corner my aunt, painter Susan Sweet, and try to squeeze a little more than an artist statement out of her. Here is my attempt.

Not Your Mother's James Baldwin

Chase Quinn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices
Chase Quinn

A collage of song, multi-media and narrative poetry, Notes of a Native Song is as much an ode to the prolific artist and author of the essay Notes of a Native Son, as it is a critique of the canonization of Baldwin's work and the sterilization of his public image.

How a Local Artist Collective Is Responding to Nepal Earthquake

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Niranjan Kunwar

Since immediate relief efforts were underway, I felt the need to bring artists, educators, therapists, volunteers and related professionals together so that information could be exchanged and connections made. Who were working with children? What could we do?

Nana's Gonna Spruce Up the 'Hood

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Dad's been gone over a year now. It was time to sit down with Mom and have that uncomfortable but necessary conversation about moving on. I started with simple suggestions.

These Illustrations Celebrate The Beauty Of Parenthood

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

As new mothers, we are knee-deep in the pursuit of that elusive "life balance." There are so many tiny details that made up our day. Moment to moment, it seems mundane. But as we tuck our children into bed and reflect on all we accomplished, those details blend and form a melody.