This may not be the great civic building boom of the '60s, but it is a great opportunity for communities to rededicate themselves to their arts spaces of all sizes as they enter a great new era.
Given the current trend towards increasing government surveillance of our most personal and public selves, it's not a surprise that any serious artist, one who challenges the status quo or is politically controversial, would find greater success in another country than he might in 21st century America.
The integration of digital technologies in the creative process has generated great excitement among the art and design world, technology circles, and everyday conversations alike.
Now JR's gargantuan black and white snapshots, not unlike those in your high school yearbook, will "prove" that any French person can participate in the Republican restoration of France's temple of great (wo)men.
There are numerous skills and qualities an executive director of an arts organization should possess, but my experience over the past 28 years suggests the most important quality is the ability to balance many needs, demands and requirements.
I experienced inclusion before I knew the word. Growing up, Kelsey was my cousin, not a person with a disability we had to include. She had things tha...
The William J. O'Brien show at the Museum of Contemporary Art is full of contradictions. I vacillate between calling it a brilliant show and thinking the art is dumb, between seeing the work as sloppy, and that it elegantly fulfills its intent.
Having the opportunity to experience the arts helped me grow in an incredible way, and this is why it is important for me to expose my two kids to the arts whenever I can.
This is a critical time for one of the largest and most economically and culturally diverse public school systems in the country (if not the world).
"Musicians are all human, that is, we all have issues and things we want to improve but we also have the same goal, and that is to be the best we can...
"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."
Alexey believes that change is possible when more people embrace their own judgments of reality and stop accepting ideologies that are passed onto them. That's why, according to him, "Back in the USSR" is true art.
The show returns, in yet another revised format, to Chicago, and I had the chance to speak with the production's Music Director, Michael Mahler, about the show's evolution and musical language.
At a time when financial health has become so precarious for too many arts organizations, it is a cause of concern that a great many arts organizations do not take one important precaution: they do not forecast year end results periodically throughout the fiscal year.
Artists and writers often face a major reality check when they leave the confines of academia. It can be a sobering experience to question whether you have the commitment it takes to pursue a career in the creative world.
For the past nine years, Susan has invited great writers to come read from their books and share their process of writing -- novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, screenwriters and playwrights, literary journal editors as well as agents and social media wizards.