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Lights Go On: Part XXXXII -- The Power of Her Name

Thomas Bähler | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Once again I am creating by the sea. I believe that most of you are aware of the gravity of Greece upon my life. It's beginning is beyond comprehens...

Conversation with Artist Micki Pellerano

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of my friend Micki Pellerano's solo show at American Medium in Brooklyn, I spoke to him about the things that matter to him: drawing, growing down, experiencing pain, pop music and of course love.

Sara Boboltz

A Brief Yet Complex Color History Of Crayola Crayons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts

Few things stir up childhood nostalgia as quickly as a fresh box of crayons. It's easy to see what makes them an appealing collectors' i...

Artists Discuss The Problem With The 'O' Word -- Outsider Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts

Zigalia - 2011, graphite & silver ink on paper, 10"x28" "I believe that a paramount factor in the critical definition of the creative Outside...

The Pressures of PAFA's '114th Annual Student Exhibition'

ZP Heller | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
ZP Heller

The 114th Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) kicks off Friday night. For weeks, 85 graduate and undergraduate students have been feverishly finishing and framing nearly 1,000 artworks in their studios.

Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Brazilian Artist Who Helped Shape Surrealism... And Remains Unknown To This Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Darcilio Lima had his first art show at 10 years old. He was a crucial player in Rio's hedonistic underground art scene in the 1960s. He spent...

Stunning Illustrations Reinterpret Grimms' Fairy Tales To Highlight Their Feminist Roots

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

All Fur III, 2011-14 Gouache and chalk pastel on Arches paper, 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist. The tale of "All Fu...

Ask The Art Professor: How Do You Price Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Pricing art is always tricky, especially for new artists who don't have a track record. Once you have had the chance to sell your work in a number of contrasting venues, you'll develop a stronger awareness of what's appropriate.

Spring Break 2015

Tom Falco | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Tom Falco

It's already past Daylight Saving Time and it looks like Spring Break may be a bit freaky this year. Is this how it looks at your college?

Wildly Hyperrealistic Drawings Capture The Transformation Of The Aging Face

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

"The question that they usually ask me is: How can a 30-year-old artist, being young, be so fascinated by the aging and wrinkles that mark each person...

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Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

I met a homeless man once//who drew my picture in pencil on a subway// street people I have encountered//strangely have been the most peaceful people to me// this man who drew me// it was beautiful.

Artist John MacConnell Discusses Painting Male Nudes (NSFW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I became aware of John MacConnell's Instagram account this summer and was quickly hooked.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Learn to Draw From My Imagination?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

To successfully draw from your imagination, you have to be skilled in drawing from direct observation. I am appalled that so few art students draw from life nowadays.

A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

Virginia Broersma | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Amy Adler's latest project, "Location," which is currently on view at ACME in Los Angeles, includes large scale oil pastel drawings created from photographs she took while scouting for a film, that may or may not ever be made.

I Asked 20 Coworkers To Draw The United States. Most Couldn't.

Thrillist | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Gianni Jaccoma Learning the 50 states was a part of every American student's grade school curriculum; whether or not you thought Alaska and...

A Roving Locus

Virginia Broersma | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

This has been a regular consideration in Adler's work: alluding to things unseen while complicating singular definitions of her subjects and mediums.

Chasing the Proverbial Rabbit's Foot

Wendy Francis | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Wendy Francis

"Nicholas, did you do this?" I exclaimed. He smiled and nodded. "It's fantastic! I love it. This part looks like the Empire State Building," I said, perhaps a little too eagerly. He peered at it closely, then shrugged. "Maybe."

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Just as Sigmund Freud upended and challenged the way society viewed the psyche and sexuality in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Schiele reached the same results with emotionally charged works that reflected his inner turmoil, desires, and fantasies.

Peregrine Honig's Unicorn Considers Myths and Transitions

Blair Schulman | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Long known as an artist with a wide following, Peregrine Honig presents a mutli-fold exhibition of ideas on narcissism, sexuality and identity for her first Kansas City solo exhibition in a decade at Haw Contemporary.

Master Class

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Steven Assael said always to consider the interior of things. He drew a parallel between the literal interior volume of a form, and the internal meaning of art. He said this meaning was a precious liquid, and the artwork itself the vessel.

Disney's Classic Animal Characters Would Make Pretty Adorable Humans

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts

We've seen Disney characters reimagined as lawless badasses and high-fashion models. We know what they might look like as another gender, a different ...

Christine Weir: Life on Earth

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

The first of many surprises in the work of Christine Weir are the acrobatic surface variations she achieves using only graphite.

A Room Is a Cage, The World a Zoo in the Collages of Vikky Alexander

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.