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From One Non-Profit to Another: A Talk With Rick Kinsel, Executive Director of the Vilcek Foundation

Janice Sands | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Janice Sands

As the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to creating a platform for women in the arts, I am always interested in hearing the experiences and insights of peers who are working toward similar goals.

Film Review: Time Is IllMatic Directed by One9

Ambre Anderson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Ambre Anderson

Revealed was a layer of understanding for why Nas is loved and respected so much. The creativity, awareness and intelligence that flowed out of him, at such a young age, while growing up in his environment with limited resources, is definitely nothing short of genius.

Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Activist Nun Corita Kent Is Today's Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

Today’s Google Doodle honors Sister Corita Kent (1918 - 1986), an activist nun whose artwork spread her message of peace. Kent joined the Order o...

The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Zelda Fitzgerald is, still, best known as the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. True, Zelda was an inspiration for heroines and dialogue in his stories, and half of the golden couple of what Scott dubbed "The Jazz Age," but she was also an accomplished writer, and artist.

Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis

Aja Beech | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Aja Beech

Peter Blume was born in Belarus in 1906, a few months after the first Russian Constitution was made official and amid a revolution that would ebb and flow throughout the area for decades.

Shortage of Spotlights for Actors

Jillian Sanders | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Jillian Sanders

When I moved to New York in 2003 I had big dreams; acting in Broadway plays, scoring a breakthrough role in a small film, and generally becoming the next Meryl Streep. But after a few humbling auditions, I realized I couldn't pay my rent with my ambition.

Top 5 Artists to Watch at Paris Photo 2014

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Paris Photo takes over the Grand Palais through Nov. 16 with over 169 galleries and 1200 artists featured. Poring over the artist list with a discerning, fine-toothed comb, we've selected the Top Five Artists to Watch.

Wim Wenders: Painter, Filmmaker, Photographer

Louisiana Channel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Common for Wenders' approach to both film and photography, is the starting point in painting and in particular the concept of frames. He considers the frame to be the defining factor -- if it is not in the frame, then it is out: "The frame is the main act."

Pas de Deux

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The succession of works of the two masters from one wall to the other accentuates this "musical" effect of their convergence: a "pas de deux" of two artists, performing their dance on a "visual" stage.

Sacred Catholic Art Exhibit Puts A Contemporary Spin On Ancient Beliefs

Religion News Service | Maryann Eidemiller | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion

LATROBE, Pa. (RNS) The late Benedictine Brother Nathan Cochran may have lived as a monk. But he was no recluse. As curator of a Catholic art exhibi...

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.

Please Don't Miss Sonic Highways: Dave Grohl's "Love Letter To American Music"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Dave Grohl channeling his muse on his HBO series Sonic Highways I'm late to this party, but bear with me. Because I've just discovered that Dave Gro...

Does Anxiety Afflict the Creative?

Maria Senise | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I can't help but think that the false idea that I had to follow some popular societal protocol for my life choices instead of following my heart had something to do with it. I must ask: Are those who are creative more prone to anxiety because of this?

Just Do the 'Thing'

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 10.30.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.

How to Have a Conversation With Well-Meaning People

Samantha Bennett | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

We all have our family of origin, and then we have our family of friends. It's one of the great perks of adulthood -- you get to pick a second family of friends who love you.

Despite Tax Drawbacks, Artists Find Reasons to Donate Their Work

Daniel Grant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

As opposed to art collectors who are entitled to deduct on their tax returns the full market value of any object they might donate, the Internal Revenue Service only permits artists to deduct the cost of the materials used in creating their own artwork that they contribute.

From Budapest With Love

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 10.22.2014 | New York
Adriana Aristizábal

New Yorkers expect the best of everything, and recently I had the opportunity to see one of the best: Zoltan Maga, Hungary's most celebrated violin virtuoso, a man who brings Hungarian cultural traditions to the rest of the world.

This Entrepreneur Wants You to Celebrate Your Mortality

Debra Carpenter | Posted 10.20.2014 | Small Business
Debra Carpenter

Although life's path is different for everyone, every path meets the same end eventually. This is the only true certainty we have in life. But Irina...

The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
MeiMei Fox

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and the...

William Kentridge: How We Make Sense of the World

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

William Kentridge (b. 1955) is South Africa's most important contemporary artist, best known for his prints, drawings and animated films. In this video he presents his work, his way of working and his philosophy.

Who Shot Mya?: One Story of Activism & Resilience in Ferguson

J Mase III | Posted 10.03.2014 | Black Voices
J Mase III

I don't want for anything -- I do know however, that there will be a change in how people conduct themselves, how officers of the law conduct themselves, how we view others in society and how we form identities in the 21st century.

New Wave Women: Paris Photo Los Angeles

Catherine Corman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Corinne Vionnet layers hundreds of similar photographs of the same landmark to give an impression of a place we all know. Influenced by the mists of Monet and Turner, as well as early etchings of monuments, she hopes to create a portrait of collective memory.

Baldessari's '15 Seconds of Fame' Lights Up Paris

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Now aged 83, Baldessari's brand of conceptualism has proved to be both influential and enduring, with his stock as high now as at any time in his career.

Lights Go on Part XXXIV - A Day at the Modern

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

If you'd like for me to read this to you, click here. I love museums - especially art museums... Its almost like meeting my favorite artists at diffe...