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The art provocateur Fela Kuti who used sex and politics to confront

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Raimi Gbadamosi, University of Pretoria Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti would have been 78 this year. It is well within the realm of possibili...

Sandow Birk's Fresh Take on the Qur'an

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 02.11.2017 | Arts
Michael A. Moodian

Southern California has a thriving and eclectic fine arts scene, and the husband-wife team of painter Sandow Birk and ceramicist Elyse Pignolet are tw...

Separating Art From The Artist

Quora | Posted 11.10.2016 | Arts

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.

An Extraordinary Library: The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Find the Right Graduate School for Fine Arts?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

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.

Why Failing Orchestras Are the Problem of Every American

David Donnelly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
David Donnelly

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.

Creative Aging: The Best of Science and Art

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

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.

LOOK: You Won't Believe What This Man Carved From Stone

Kirk McCoy | Posted 12.08.2013 | Fifty
Kirk McCoy

Kirk McCoy has dreams of Space. The idea that Saturn is his father is not an alien concept. We are one with the universe, and the connection that Kirk...

Find Out How This Woman Accessed The Invisible

JoAnneh Nagler | Posted 11.24.2013 | Fifty
JoAnneh Nagler

JoAnneh Nagler is an abstract painter living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with mixed media on canvas, paper and panel, using metallic oxid...


Eli Shaber | Posted 09.02.2013 | Fifty
Eli Shaber

Eli Shaber is a retired surgeon who is now a poet, traveler, and raconteur. Eli has previously published an epic-style novel curiously entitled "The D...

LOOK: You Won't Believe The Shot This Texan Snapped In A Pasture

Barbara Shallue | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Shallue

Barbara Shallue, 54, writes and blogs from her empty nest in the hills outside of Austin, Texas. While raising three children with her husband, Barbar...

Featured 50 Poetry: We're Seeking Your Best Poems

Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty

Dear Readers, Since we launched Featured Fifty Fiction and then Featured Fifty Fine Arts we have had enormous success uncovering abundantly talente...

The Hipster Brooklyn of Old Japan

Sean Carman | Posted 08.05.2013 | DC
Sean Carman

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.

'Arts & Economic Prosperity IV' Proves That the Arts Industry Is Resilient, Even in a Down Economy

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 08.12.2012 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

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 Best Art Schools

Posted 06.01.2012 | College

Which school is ranked as the best college to earn a Masters of Fine Arts? According to US News & World Report, it's Yale University. But there are...

The Last Portrait of Artist Mike Kelley?

Gordy Grundy | Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

The recent passing of the artist, musician and LA art hero has given a simple photo shoot a grave and life-changing significance.

Photography Book to Offer Innovative Look at Indian Reservation

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 04.01.2012 | Books
Stephanie Woodard

"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 Magic of Mistakes

Amy Bernays | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts
Amy Bernays

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.

The Artist's Time and Place in Echo Park

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Right here, right now, Echo Park in Los Angeles is a mad bonfire of energy and passion, a white flame that can burn no brighter.

Laughing at the Artwork of John Tottenham

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

In the art world, the laughs are far and few between. British born poet John Tottenham has a wit as dry as my martini.

The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness Announces Editorial Calendar

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Jim Luce

A bright new face has been added to the crowded Web, drawing a large readership and uploading more than 900 stories in its first twelve weeks. Still ...

Review: 320 Studios

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

New York is filled with impromptu gallery shows. The current exhibit at 320 Studios is notable primarily for the work of two young artists: Caitlin Flynn and Danny Quirk.

Art Collectors Turn to Pawn Shops

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In the course of a week, Yossi Dina talks to a lot of art dealers and art collectors, movie moguls and real estate investors, all of whom want him to give them a loan, using their art as collateral.