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Has Miley Cyrus Gone Too Far?

Mona Elyafi | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mona Elyafi

Putting things back into perspective, in the "let's give them something to talk about" gratuity and PR stunt department, Miley Cyrus is certainly not reinventing the wheel.

Anna Craycroft: On Being Understood

MutualArt | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

C'mon Language is a project that was designed to include the public in my private process of play and discovery. I have created an exhibition that is a public meeting place, inviting guests and audiences to explore these inquiries with me.

Artist Collaboration Fuels Creative Exploration

Amit Gupta | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
Amit Gupta

Creative magic happens when an artist is deeply involved in their art form. Add a creative partner (or two) to the mix and you've got enough knowledge and experience to spark a multitude of creative advancements.

Art for a Cause -- Marrying Creative Passion With Conviction

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Vanessa is an avant-garde artist with a conceptual approach, a figurative touch and a street savvy feel. She tries to convey positive messages through her art and often does so in several different languages.

A Behind the Scenes Look Into Putting an Exhibit Together: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Putting together an exhibit is, frankly, an exhaustive and exhausting undertaking. Creating the body of work, selecting a theme (or thread) -- so many little things go into making the final exhibit.

An Artist Before Radiation... and After

Marci Rich | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Ohio artist Leslie Miller was working on a collage -- part of a planned series of mixed-media bird paintings -- when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in December of 2003. It is one of the last painted works she was able to complete before losing function on the right side of her body.

What These 7 World-Famous Artists Can Teach You About Creativity

Posted 08.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Feeling uninspired? We've all been there. But perhaps no one has felt it more than those who work tirelessly to create something beautiful -- and p...

Will the Real Jesus Please Step Forward: Many Stories, Few Facts

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

The "functional facts" of the canonical Gospels and the rest of the New Testament have been misread and misinterpreted. Moreover, the distortions were driven by Christian and Jewish leaders who were intent on imposing wedges to distance the two faiths as separate religions.

Am I a Dancer Who Gave up?

Shawn Renee Lent | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts
Shawn Renee Lent

I am dancing, with and for others. I am and will always be a dancer. I take that with me, in the ways I think, develop ideas, collaborate, move. I haven't been on a professional or semi-professional stage in six years, but I am a dancer. Because I say so.

The Art of Putting Artists in Literature

Dave Astor | Posted 10.02.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how worthy are thousands of words about literary characters who draw pictures?

'How to Write a Pop Hit in 7 Days': A Sure-Fire Formula for a Chart-Topping Smash in Today's Music Business

David Fagin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Have you got what you feel is a unique sound and look that you believe will, "one day," catapult you to the top of the charts? Is one day not coming fast enough?

Staying Above Ground

Linda S. Noelker, PhD | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
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Linda S. Noelker, PhD

Some may wonder if older professional artists have better health and well being. Are they poor as church mice yet happy as clams? Or is this just another of the many stereotypes about older adults that continue to permeate our culture and perspective on growing older?

A Truly Handsome African American Was the Fashion Genius Behind Hermes in Paris. Who knew?

Vicky Tiel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
Vicky Tiel

Very few people ever knew that a black American from Brooklyn via South Carolina was the fashion genius behind the original Hermes in the glamour years of Princess Grace and the '60s.

Smoky Skies, Rx Mozart & Our American Evolution

Camille Zamora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Prescription Mozart is my shorthand for the leveraging of art's transformative power in the service of healing. It is a vision in which artistic expression -- collaborative, open-sourced and radically welcoming -- is once again positioned as central to human wholeness and societal harmony.

Age Is a Trophy, So Why Do We Lie?

Brett Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I'm 29. No, seriously. And in September I'll be 30. This is supposed to be a "double death" for me as both a musician and a gay man, but unlike so many who turn 29 over and over again (or worse, 18), I plan to lean into this.

LOOK: How Art Helps Feed Our Souls

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Living Without Self-Imposed Limitations -- Are You a Gypsy or Surface Artist?

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Susan Ann Darley

Artists have gypsy blood. At least many do as they travel inward through the layers of falsity to uncover their truth, their freedom. When not tapped ...

Artist Fuel (The Powerhouse of New York City)

Collette Brown | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Collette Brown

When people look back on this imploding city, what title will they give us? Will we be documented as a purely economic driven society, lead by trends and social status, or is it possible to give a voice to the true powerhouse of this city, the artist?

Only Connect: Why Your Story Matters

Flynn Coleman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

In today's information-saturated landscape, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is the ability to tell stories. If you want to be a good storyteller, practice listening to others. A crucial part of good storytelling is empathy: the ability to perceive and intuit what others are experiencing.

7 Days with Jimmy - On Artists and Narrative Building

Ariana Austin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Ariana Austin

When I was growing up there was a story I loved to hear. In 1980, James Baldwin spent seven days with my parents and their friends in Washington. He h...

Fountain Gallery Raises Funds, Boosts Artists with Mental Illness

Jim Luce | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

It was raining. Torrents. But the atmosphere was anything but damp at a recent fundraising wingding where I joined in a high-spirited soiree featuring...

Nebulae & Camouflage: The Sing for Hope Piano Process

Camille Zamora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

I hope that you've had a moment these last weeks to enjoy these piano artworks in their streetside spots across the five boroughs. Here are some video peeks at these artists' piano processes.

Eve Aschheim: "Recent Paintings" at New York Studio School (PHOTOS)

John Seed | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts
John Seed

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Angelo Romano: Latino Artist, Advocate and AIDS Angel

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 08.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

As New York City's bright lights beamed hope into the early '80s, 42nd Street was visibly tainted by new occupants who cast a shadow of disease and poverty on its once glamorous pavement. AIDS took over the gay community and was spreading rapidly with no cure in sight.

Off the Wall Art

Martin Hosking | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Martin Hosking

The great spiritual writer Thomas Merton once said, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." We have all stood in fron...