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Water Tank Mural In The Desert Is An Oasis Of Feminine Power

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

Christina Angelina transformed an abandoned water tank in the Southern California desert into a haunting work of art. Her mural "Kinetoscope" (in c...

This Artist's Murals Return Color To Prisoners' Lives

HuffPost France | Annabel Benhaiem | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts

Artist David Mesguich is deeply proud of his latest work. “It is projects like this which upset the sense of fatality!” he exclaims. His pride ste...

Remembering Architect Michael Graves

Peter Matthews | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Peter Matthews

How best to remember the late, Postmodern architect Michael Graves? Probably, for the novel way he showed us how to see the world. Graves shared that way of seeing in both his humanistic reasoning and his legendary drawings.

Beyond Graffitti, a Look at an Evolutionary Process

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

This past weekend the Architecture + Design Museum launched an exhibition, Beyond Graffiti II, across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Some of the artists in the exhibition included Axis, Atlas, Chaz Bojorquez, Aise Born, and Phantom.

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How A Famous Muralist Turned Sketches Into A Masterpiece

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts

A walk through the Detroit Institute of Arts’ first major exhibition since the city emerged from bankruptcy in December doesn't just offer a closer ...

A Mexican Mural Festival Brings Color -- And Censorship -- To The Streets

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Striking and massive murals by international street artists have been populating the walls of Mexico City for the last five years thanks to the emerge...

Princes & Crows Wallpaper, Murals and Decor by Alix Soubiran

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Even since the days of early human existence, mankind has shared an inexplicable need to decorate their humble abodes. From archaic cave drawings to complex hieroglyphs, beautifying the walls which surround us has become a part of human nature.

A Street Artist From Belgium Takes His Black-And-White Works Across The Globe

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The urban naturalist ROA returns to us today with tales of his travels to two distinctly different regions of the world with great distances between t...

Lovey Dovey Murals Make It Valentine's Day Year-Round In Philadelphia

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This Saturday may be for sweethearts, but every day is Valentine's Day in one section of Philadelphia. Dozens of "Love Letter" ...

Artists Liven Up A Children's Hospital With Vibrant Murals, Thus Making Our Day

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts

As you're probably well aware, hospitals tend not to be the most visually enticing of spaces, especially for kids. Between the fluorescent lights, the...

13 Quotes From Artists That Will Inspire You to Create

Jinna Yang | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Jinna Yang

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams     "This world is but a canvas to o...

Ankore: Tearing It Down and Putting It Up

Lisa Derrick | Posted 02.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Ankore roams the streets at night, looking for a wall to paint. During the day, he's a soft spoken, earnest guy from Central America who works in a factory for minimum wage; when the sun sets, he finds a wall and begins to passionately paint.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Paul Lindahl, Advertising Muralist

Ian Spanier | Posted 02.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Along with a friend, Lindahl founded Colossal Media to resurrect the dying art of hand-painting enormous advertising murals on the sides of building...

Street Artists Around The Country Celebrate Small Business Saturday

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

Thursday is Thanksgiving (everyone knows that). Friday is Black Friday (most people know that). Saturday is Small Business Saturday (did you know THAT...

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

How the Question, 'What is Art?' Got Real Yesterday in Detroit

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

To dole out fines for wall art, or sell the Detroit Institute of Arts' assets to satisfy creditors in the city bankruptcy, would be to destroy the core of what sustains this city and will continue to make it stronger.

Learning Los Angeles: Debra Padilla, Arts and Activism

Julia Wasson | Posted 09.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Art has the power to illuminate, interrogate, celebrate and invigorate a moment in time worth remembering, or simply to give a kid who needs one an outlet louder and bigger than his self-doubt.

The Power of the Mural

John M. Eger | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Before the matches of the World Cup began, the Brazilian people were protesting in the streets because they knew they could not afford the $13 billion it cost to host the games. In Greece, similar concerns about public mismanagement was the issue and like Brazil, street artists reflected those concerns.

The Best Murals At This Year's Montreal Arts Fest

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Montreal has shown up again on our radar this summer because of the second annual MURAL festival, a large gathering of art fans, performances and live...

WATCH: Short Documentary Pays Tribute To Legendary Wayfinder, Reminds Us We're All Part Of The Same Community

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green

Right now two Hawaiian canoes are floating in the Pacific Ocean, guided by navigators who use the stars and waves to take them around the world. It's ...

Learning Los Angeles: Judy Baca, Artist as Activist

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

From 1974-1975, Baca organized, hired and trained teams of at-risk youth, many of them gang members and part of the justice system, to execute this story at a time when there were no Hispanic members on the City Council or the School Board. Today, Baca and Padilla work non-stop.

On the Wall: Murals of New York

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

In a city where tastes, whims, styles and neighborhoods change constantly, the relative permanence may be one reason why the large-scale artworks are an attractive choice.

Can the Arts Save Detroit?

Leslie Tolf | Posted 07.12.2014 | Detroit
Leslie Tolf

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I became a graphic artist in D.C. Twenty years later, I was involved with the labor movement. At the time, I didn't think that there was a connection between the two, but now I'm quite sure that there is.

How Hand-Painted Signs Helped Revitalize a Mississippi Main Street

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Artist Bill Warren hand paints the lettering on a window at The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery. There's a renaissance happening in t...

Writing Our Future

Michele Kotler | Posted 05.28.2014 | New York
Michele Kotler

In the ongoing dialogue regarding education reform and the quality of New York City's public schools, one voice is almost completely silent: the voice of the students.