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Creating Connections With Nature Via Art

Carmen Zella | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts
Carmen Zella

Some take the beauty and transpose it into an entirely new medium such as a canvas; however, some artists actually manipulate nature and turn it into art. This is most commonly called "Land Art."

Believe It Or Not, A Balloon Did This

Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

Stepping inside one of Penique Productions' massive balloon installations is like walking into the ghostly remains of an alien palace. The walls of th...

When Street Art Infiltrates The Ballet World, The Results Are Pure Magic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The New York City Ballet has developed a crush on the contemporary art world, and we couldn't be happier about it. Last year the dance institution...

The Best Street Art Images Of 2013

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here's our 2013 wrap-up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo. When it came to choosing the 112 images for the ...

35 Portraits of RuPaul: The Drag Queen as Muse

Sally Hansell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sally Hansell

"I am an artist using drag queens as muses," said Longley-Cook, a tall, bearded 28-year-old with a disarming manner. "Ru is more than a muse. She's a role model and a mother in many ways for the drag community. She is deserving of a portrait of this scale."

Public Art: Here, There, Everywhere

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Driving through Downtown LA along Main Street, I saw a rather dramatic mural of a single, moody cartoon-like figure decorating the wall of a rather nondescript commercial building.

Detroit's Outdoor Art Park Burns, Again

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

In eight months, eight fires have burned at a beloved art park in Detroit, leaving much of it destroyed. But Heidlelberg Project founders are determin...

"Mother and Child" at Sainte Justine's Hospital

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

With its bright, radiant colors, the painting immediately evokes the child-friendly atmosphere of the hospital as well as depicting the strong bonds that exist between mother and child.

Public, Private, and Political Art in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

During the Communist era, the governments in East-Central Europe tried to shoehorn art into the category of socialist realism. Artists were reconfigured as cultural workers who ideally created works to advance society. Many artists, not surprisingly, refused to play this game.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Art in Downtown LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you were standing in front of this sculpture in a museum, you wouldn't dare touch it. But here, on the terrace, people comfortably rest their behinds on this great work of art, which is probably exactly how Rauschenberg wanted it to be.

Photographer Sheila Pree Bright Puts Civil Rights Activists In Your Face In Downtown Atlanta

Sally Hansell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sally Hansell

Moving her work out of museums and galleries to Atlanta's inner city streets, Bright plastered walls with monumental portraits of civil rights activists who are now in their 70s and 80s.

Resurrecting El Cid

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

People still ask me why I "cover" things in public with yarn magic. I, emulating the street-art legends before me, hope to do more than merely cover surfaces.

Up Against the Wall, Community Healing and Public Art

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

t was meant as an offering to the town. It was meant as way for the local community to assert their love for Prescott's colorful past while reminding newcomers to respect its history and preserve its natural beauty.

ELEVATE Atlanta: Reclaiming Communities Through the Arts

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

The arts bring people together that would not normally be connected. It is programs like Atlanta's ELEVATE, a program whose mission is to initiate positive urban growth through arts economics -- or the concept of culture being a driving force for commerce.

14 New, Must-See Public Artworks Across the Globe

ARTINFO | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Here we go. 1. Hamburg, Germany: "Crossing the Elbe" by Anthony McCall Anthony McCall "Crossing the Elbe" in Hamburg, Germany -- © Martin Rogge...

Write. Send. Read. Delete.

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

It has never been just a crocheted room. It is my comment on life, communication, modern relationships, private versus public. Everything that enters or leaves me will sooner or later become a crocheted work or inspire one.

Playing On The Walls In Singapore

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A quickly rising street art installation artist from Lithuania is keeping his work refreshingly down-to-earth and sincerely engaging with the public. ...

Walls Can Talk: Readers Get Stories of New York Murals

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.02.2013 | New York
David Tereshchuk

According to media lore, thanks principally to the vintage series The Naked City on ABC television, "there are eight million stories" in New York. But one of the great untold stories of this metropolis is the high-quality art on its walls.

Miley Cyrus Strikes Again, or the Destruction of the Pendulum

Julia Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Friedman

Ms. Cyrus' latest "strike" is not so much her doing, as the consequence of her fans' intrepid enthusiasm. Only this time, the perceived offense is not against some nebulously-defined conservative sentiment, but an actual public artwork, the 1973 "Untitled" sculpture by the late Dale Eldred.

One Of These Artists Will Win $200,000, And You Can Choose

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

The annual ArtPrize competition began as an off-the-wall idea that agitated and drew criticism from the art world, devised by an heir to a massive for...

Artist Turns Famous Sculpture Into A Giant Hawaiian Shirt And People Are Angry

Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts

At first glance, David Dodde's "art-on-art" installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan looks relatively benign. The hometown artist constructed a seri...

Russia's Pride (PHOTOS)

Olek | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Olek

The recent government decision regarding gay rights in Russia made me want to boycott the country. Then, at a dinner with my three best friends, who happen to be gay, we all agreed that I should take the opportunity that St. Petersburg's Galeria presented to make a statement.

This Week in Seeding the Change: Solving Global Problems, Starting at Home

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This weeks' grantees show us that often the best person to solve a global problem is a person who has experienced it firsthand. These people -- from rural Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and the U.S. -- are all taking on human rights, personal development and environmental challenges.

Kolor Kathmandu Injects Color Into the Nepali Consciousness

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Niranjan Kunwar

The Kolor Kathmandu murals inject much-needed splashes of color into the Nepali consciousness: They compel you to reimagine your national identity and redesign your idea of hope and possibility.

20 New Murals From Atlanta Living Walls 2013

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Here are brand new images from Atlanta's 2013 Living Walls Conference that invited about 20 street artists from the ATL and around the world, includin...