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92 Artists Drew Our Favorite Female Disney and Pixar Characters

Simone Collins | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

To celebrate Disney's fun female characters, Canadian animation student Miranda (aka @snarkies) created a collaborative ode to them, inviting nearly 100 artist friends on Twitter and Tumblr to choose one of their favorite ladies and illustrate her.

Artists' Statements: Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them

Jane Chafin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Artists' statements are a gold mine for someone like me who loves to make fun of the art world.

Online Artists Offer a Heartwarming Thank You to Hayao Miyazaki

Simone Collins | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Hayao Miyazaki by Jackie W Of all the animated films that have arrived in the United States from Japan, those produced by Studio Ghibli have been th...

An Incredible Collection of Animal Crossing Fan Art

Simone Collins | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Barold by Amy Liu Though the community simulation game Animal Crossing has been around since 2001, it saw a surge in mid-2013 and is seeing a fresh...

How to Answer When Someone Asks You the Million Dollar Question, 'What Are You Doing With Your Life?'

Anthony Meindl | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Who you are as an artist is not the sum total of the jobs you book, paintings you sell, books you publish, etc. The act of doing, the act of expressing, the act of celebrating who you are through your work -- which is really your art, and your life is your art -- are the reasons for doing it.

OTP's Guide to Street Art: Egypt

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While tens of thousands picked up bricks and sticks during the 18-day demonstration to overthrow long-standing President Hosni Mubarak, street artists protested by bashing contemporary politics through expressive paintings.

Artists Organize an Awesome New Take on Katamari Damacy

Simone Collins | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

For nearly ten years, Katamari Damaci, a Japanese puzzle-action video game (whose name literally translates to "clump soul") has captured the attention and hearts of millions of gamers.

The Creative Process in Eight Stages

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

2007-11-10-imagesized.jpg Like Kubler-Ross' five stages of death--Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance--I divide the creative process into eight stages.

New Wave Women: Illumination

Catherine Corman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Karin Apollonia Müller starts with photographs taken from a space telescope hundreds of miles above the earth. She molds them into a romantic globe, where geography is altered, balanced and harmonized.

The Art of Death

Reyne Haines | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Reyne Haines

I have long had issues with death. I don't know what it is about death that disturbs me so, but it's something I have never come to terms with. And I wondered what kind of person would make art out of the ashes of dead people? Isn't that sacrilegious? Or at least in bad taste?

Brooklyn Artist Aleksander Betko Shares His Go-To Spots in the Borough

Sarah Stodola | Posted 03.28.2014 | New York
Sarah Stodola

It wasn't until he finished art school at SUNY Purchase at the age of 20 that Betko made his way to Brooklyn, and "was in love right from the start," as he puts it.

How to Ignite Your Creativity: Advice From World-Renowned Artist Julia Cameron

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts
Cortney McDermott

Sadly, somewhere along the journey, many of us have forgotten that we are all creatives. Even the most talented artist in the world cannot replicate your art exactly -- in any form. It's time to return to your art, to access your creative reserves.

Why, Yes! Your Doodles on Your Notebook are Basically the Same as the Commissions I Get For Portraits

Olivia Pepper | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Olivia Pepper

There's a certain kind of person that hears I'm an artist and responds, "Cool, I've taken some art classes." I usually bite my tongue, but it also mak...

Women at the Armory

Catherine Corman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Here is a sampling of international female artists at the New York Armory Show.

Notes from the Road: Artists at Work

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

As Chad and Don are beginning to wrap up their long months of studio visits, we've been talking with them to get a sense of the big picture in America...

Notes From the Road: Las Vegas and Beyond

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood have been traveling around the United States for the better part of the past year, visiting artists in every region of the country in preparation for the exhibition. Chad stopped in the Museum offices this week long enough to answer a few questions.

If You Ain't a Reflection, You're a Wave: Interview With Matthew Fisher

Ridley Howard | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts
Ridley Howard

"There is a practical side to these images, a bewilderment of nature. Waves have been crashing and clouds floating for as long as time itself. Nature always does its thing; we're just in the way."

How Artists Are Banding Together to Celebrate the Muppets

Simone Collins | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment
Simone Collins

In anticipation of this month's debut of Muppets Most Wanted, many are declaring their Muppets love -- some more creatively than others.

I'll Huff, I'll Puff and I'll Blog Your House Down

Jarvis Cocker | Posted 03.12.2014 | Arts
Jarvis Cocker

At least, I will try. "There is no "good" or "bad" anymore: only "fun" or "boring"" -- that's a quote from the film "Hackers" which I watched last n...

These Two Artists Are Living Together in a Gigantic Hamster Wheel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts

Taking the challenges of co-habitation to a new level.

The Cut That Divided Jews and Christians -- and the Mystery of the Missing Circumcision in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Art historians, curators, and critics offer extensive commentary on the minutest details and nuances of artworks but ignore the glaring and obvious falsification of biblical history.

O'Brien as Other

Paul Klein | Posted 03.02.2014 | Chicago
Paul Klein

The William J. O'Brien show at the Museum of Contemporary Art is full of contradictions. I vacillate between calling it a brilliant show and thinking the art is dumb, between seeing the work as sloppy, and that it elegantly fulfills its intent.

Craig Paul Nowak -- Best Local Artist

Colin Darke | Posted 02.25.2014 | Detroit
Colin Darke

Detroit is an art city. Detroit is an art city because it has a deep foundation built to support the arts. Detroit is an art city because it has exp...

5 Predictions for the Online Art Industry in 2014

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

As the online art category sees momentum, we'll soon be in the second stage of its development, the post-adoption period. We can expect the industry to mature beyond the initial move to the web, finding new ways to transform and scale to drive growth like never before.

System Overload: Mind of a Creative Black Girl Recalibrating

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

There is something to be said about being a representative, an ambassador of culture, if you will, to those who don't look like you, have the access that you do or have the life experiences that you have, especially when so many "yous" don't have the opportunity to speak for themselves.