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Art Started When I Stopped Caring

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Dori Hartley

The minute I stopped caring was the minute the world poured out of me and onto the canvas. It was and is truly an uncanny experience.

Creating the Bat #4: Norm Breyfogle

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Breyfogle initially left the Bat-family in order to pursue other projects, including a comic character he himself created, before returning to pull off a few more memorable stints with his first love, including, most recently, Batman Beyond Unlimited.

What Nobody Ever Told You About Following Your Passion

Melissa Dinwiddie | Posted 11.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Melissa Dinwiddie

When my artist friends complained of not being able to get themselves to do their art, I was stymied. If they loved it so much, why didn't they just do it, I wondered? It didn't make sense to me.

How I Became An Accidental Artist

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Sandi Bachom

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn her TEDTalk, Alexa Meade tells us she came to art in her 20s, with apparent certainty and resolve. I, on the other hand, came kicking and screaming.

Resurrecting El Cid

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

People still ask me why I "cover" things in public with yarn magic. I, emulating the street-art legends before me, hope to do more than merely cover surfaces.

Creating the Bat #2: Kelley Jones

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Kelley Jones is easily one of the most recognizable artists to have ever drawn Batman. Infusing his artwork with moody ambiance and a heavy influence from Universal and Hammer horror films, his Batman tended to be a Gothic image, rather than a "realistic" depiction of a man in a costume.

Making NYC Affordable for Artists

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Where I agree with Byrne is on what is at stake when we ask the question about affordability for artists: both the present and the future, what he calls "ongoing creative life."

Unexpected Inspirations

Phil Shepherd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Phil Shepherd

The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...

Art and Resourcefulness Serving Humanity: ADA's Chairs for Humanity Raffle

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Traci L. Slatton

I reached for my own adaptation, necessary since my last birthday: my red-framed reading glasses. I certainly don't consider myself in any way disabled, but neither could I do everything I want to without them.

A Book and Its Cover

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Until the publication of my first novel, I'd never consciously thought about the importance of cover design. But the graphic artist's crucial role in the novel's production (and possible success) became apparent. The artist's talent was vitally important to the commercial viability of the novel.

My Failed Acting Career -- and Why It Wasn't a Failure at All

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 10.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

Then something happened when I turned 30. I suddenly felt like time was running out. It is no secret that Hollywood spits out women over 35. When I didn't get a callback, I took the rejection as more personal than ever.

Choreographing Consciousness and Galvanizing Creativity

Lia Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Just as nature utilizes storms to collect disparate energies and ecologically regenerate, so also the artist synthesizes the complexities of human experience in the encounter with wholeness known as Art.

Crafting Slip: In the Studio With Arlene Shechet

Ruthie Abel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

Her work is precarious but her practice is steady. A recipient of numerous accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Arts and Letters award, contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet is constantly on the move.

Why Art Galleries Are Important

Jason Landry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

The gallery model, as we know it, is flawed. Dramatic changes have affected how we view, experience and acquire art. Does anyone else see this, and if so, are you concerned with it?

Jordanian Band Tour Runs Into Political Bumps

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daoud Kuttab

This week, a Jordanian band went on a tour that includes the Golan Heights, Nazareth, Haifa, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. But the popular music ...

Flipping the Narrative About Women and Girls: Lessons From the Social Good Summit

Lisa Russell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

All in all, one thing was clear to me about the Social Good Summit -- its narrative was built around the belief that technology and innovation will greatly improve our world and it was inspiring.

On Being Transformed Into an Icon by Means of Needle and Thread: The Embroidery Portraits of Rebecca Levi

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Murray

This fall I'm tickled to death, and hopefully to immortality, to be represented in a showstopping embroidery portrait of me as the Amazonian Statue of the Republic from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Artist Rebecca Levi, takes painstaking care with the entire process.

GUESTBOOK 3 A Journal About Living Beautifully - and Sharing It

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

One of the most exclusive magazines on the planet can only be found in the luxury apartments rented out by onefinestay. With locations in Paris, London, New York, and LA, it's the perfect way to live like a local.

You Are an Alchemist

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Sharon Kay Edwards

If it is Alchemy to take the ordinary, and make it cherished and treasured -- if turning the commonplace into the marvelous is Art -- can we do this in our everyday, in and among our routine? I think we all do in a sense.

Facebook as an Artistic Platform: An Interview With PE Sharpe

James Scarborough | Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Her Wall's back-story, part of which is included below, explains not just her shared, almost-daily paintings but the transformation in her approach to art as well.

Artists and Urban Development

Carol Becker | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Carol Becker

To preserve the diversity and cultural richness that artists bring, cities of the future need to learn how to stop "using up" artists and then pushing them out.

Behind the Seams of Avant-Garde Fashion: threeASFOUR in the Studio

Ruthie Abel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Style
Ruthie Abel

While much of New York Fashion Week coverage focuses on cocktail parties and Victoria Beckham's stolen bicycle, there's an untold story about a part of the fashion world engaged in real innovation.

Buying Art Online Is Here to Stay

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Fully, 71 percent of art collectors have now purchased art of some form online. Now, more than ever, art is becoming less physical, evolving into a more accepted digital-first experience. Here are some of the more noticeable advantages we're seeing from the shift toward online art.

The Mystery of the Missing Husband

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home
Dora Levy Mossanen

The story will especially resonate with many Jewish women who continue to suffer the shame and guilt of being agunot, and who, like Juliet, are left afloat in their quest to grapple with their identity.

A City of Memory: Broward-Based Filmmaker Documents Post-Katrina Art Scene in New Orleans

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 10.29.2013 | Miami
Sheryl Estrada

Through testimonies of contemporary artists, in his documentaries Robert Adanto offers insight on how individuals cope with dramatic, life-altering situations, creatively. His latest documentary, explores life post-Hurricane Katrina.