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Exploring The Shadowy World Of A Cuban Feminist Legend

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts

The Abakuá is an all-male, Afro-Cuban secret society that originated in Nigeria and gained traction in 19th-century Cuba, where African slaves would ...

Terry Winters: Unintended Things to Happen

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

In a culture full of digital images and copies, painting is a "singular lens with the capacity to reflect an individual's vision," says American artis...

Diane Nebolon Silver: Mysteries of the Binary Veil

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Diane Nebolon Silver: Linnie Canal, oil on hemp, 24 x 28 in., 2016. Painter, sculptor, and installation artist Diane Nebolon Silver takes divergent p...

Interview With Fred Liang

Sara Zielinski | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

I visited Fred Liang at the exhibition cut. paper. fold. to talk about his works in the show, his influences, and the limitations and intrigue of working in jianzhi or Chinese paper cutting.

These Eerie Etchings Reflect the Surreal Nature of Childhood

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts

A girl with a lizard tail jumps into a field of giant raspberries. A toddler holds onto a bunch of string attached to a floating hippo. A child swings...

Interview With Nathan Catlin

Sara Zielinski | Posted 10.14.2016 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

"I'm interested in the human interaction because that's what we deal with every day. I'm trying to heighten that experience for myself. If I choose to do this, what's the ripple effect?"

Colleen M. Kelly: Escaping the Matrix

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Like paper dolls from the latter days of Mad Men, altered by a presence of physical graffiti, the monotypes with chine collé in Colleen M. Kelly's disarming series Naked Under Her Clothes are subversive and subtle, sexy but not sexual, traditional and unconventional, subliminal and right there on the surface.

Ellen Weider: Drypoints in a Digital Age

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

As many creatives embrace new technology to enhance or supersede mediums that are centuries old, others continue to find inspiration in the tactility of pencil on paper, oil on canvas -- or in the case of Ellen Weider, the technique of drypoint.

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.

Dean Kessmann, H.W. Janson and 'A Layered History of Art'

Julie Chae | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Julie Chae

Historians of art attempt to tell the story of our past by studying the cultural remnants left behind. It is usually impossible to recover a complete, irrefutable picture of what happened -- facts and stories lost with the passage of time are difficult to retrieve, requiring painstaking research in archives or slow, careful excavation.

Victoria Dailey on 'Tea and Morphine' at the Hammer Museum

John Seed | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
John Seed

If you were to ask writer, independent curator and antiquarian bookseller Victoria Dailey "What is the most shocking image of the late 19th century?" her answer would likely surprise you.

Failing, Again

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Jasper Johns works on etching plates in a Paris studio, April 1978. Photograph courtesy Associated Press. I took a walking meditation workshop last w...

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Balance a Full-Time Job, Kids and Your Own Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Successfully balancing a full-time job, kids and your art is all about various forms of sacrifice. This balance is a work in progress. I allocate my time and concentration so that each pursuit essentially takes turns being compromised.

Happy Birthday, Edward Hopper!

Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

In honor of Edward Hopper's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the b...

By-Product Becomes Product: An Alternative to MDF Board

Danielle Siembieda-Gribben | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Danielle Siembieda-Gribben

In order for cost and supply to keep up with the demand artists often use cheap and accessible materials such plywood, particleboard and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). What these products don't tell you are the makeup of MDF board is toxic.

J-Pop Printmaking With Mesa Arts Center's David Manje

La Carmina | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
La Carmina

Printmaking has come a long way since Hokusai's "Great Wave." At Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in Arizona, I rolled acid paint onto stencils and cranked out anime-pop prints.

Surviving Sandy: When Art Lifts Spirits and Serves the Community

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The discussion this day though was what had happened following the storm. There was talk of the difficulties faced in doing business and troubles with cell phone coverage; but mostly about the damage the storm had done to "art."

The Information Dirt Road

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I'd like to take a page, pun intended, from the Slow Movement and suggest "Slow Information," the ongoing inheritance of the 15th C. technology of Gutenberg. It's still going on, and not just at Colonial Williamsburg.

Happy Birthday, Edward Hopper!

Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of painter and printmaker Edward Hopper. The artist who created "Nighthawks," one of the most recognizable American paintings, w...

Ctrl+P: New Directions in Printmaking

Liz Markus | Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts
Liz Markus

Installation view of Ctrl+P, artist: Marie Lorenz. Courtesy Arlington Arts Center (Photo: Greg Staley) There is a great show that opened recently jus...

Printmaking For Migrant Rights

The Huffington Post | Cristina Costantini | Posted 06.01.2012 | Latino Voices

The Oakland, California-based artist, Favianna Rodriguez, firmly believes that printmaking is a natural partner to immigrant rights activism. "Part...

The Cult of Beauty

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts
Terence Clarke


Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge

Jane Chafin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

2012-02-01-Screenshot20120201at4.57.27PM.jpgThis catalog delivers a fascinating look at the scientific technology of the sixteenth century and the celebrated artists who participated in it.

PHOTOS: 'Physical, Psychological And Imaginary' Art In Seattle

Posted 11.25.2011 | Arts

James Harris Gallery in Seattle is currently showing two exhibitions that draw deeply from our sometimes faulty perception; between paintings by Sarah...

Bonny Lhotka's Digital Alchemy: Unique Recipes for Digital Print Editions

Max Eternity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Max Eternity

Last year, Lhotka exhibited her unique form of digital and mixed-media prints at Denver's Walker Fine Art in a group show and this year will exhibit solo there in an exhibit entitled Horizons.