Artists are not a monolithic group. Many throughout history have courted celebrity. In the days when all art was commissioned, the more famous (or notorious) you were, the more likely it was that you could become the court painter, or get commissions for portraits.
Before you apply to graduate school for fine arts, you have to honestly ask yourself what your long-term goals are. It may seem premature to think that far ahead, but it's important to think through and answer these questions before you leap into applying to graduate schools.
You may have heard this story before: classical music is in decline, music education is so important, but why should you care? Failing orchestras create severe economic, social, and cultural repercussions for our nation as a whole. This is very much your problem.
Imagine an organization whose sole focus is the creative well-being of seniors. The National Center for Creative Aging recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by holding its first Leadership Exchange and Conference.
Hand-Held presents a beautiful collection of these early Manga cartoon books. Their graceful and accessible style has a surprisingly contemporary feel. Times and technology may change, but great art looks familiar to the inhabitants of any age.
The point of the arts is obviously not to create jobs; the point is to help us communicate in new ways about what it is like to be human. But isn't it great to know that the arts are also a robust industry hat helps fuel America's economy?
"The forthcoming book about the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation dovetails beautifully with our interests," says Julie Garreau, executive director of Cheyenne River Youth Project, in the reservation's capital, Eagle Butte, South Dakota.
The mistakes make the rhyme of creative bent. The drawer's inaccuracies take the visage away from just image and turns into a signpost for your heart; that turns the image away from the original source and into Art.