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Delilah and my love/hate relationship with the fan brush

Delilah  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330. Mighty Torti Happy with "Delilah." I took a fan brush to the background of this painting which is always a dicey endeavor...  But I think I'm getting a handle on my love/hate relationship with the ever difficult fan brush. Used sparingly with a light touch-it sometimes obeys, lol.    In other news, my painting, "Mighty Torti" is now available in print form at Fine Art America! Interested?  Here's a link. [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner, Torti Happy, Torti


Laurie Campbell Perfectly Captures Winter in the City

~ Making one’s way through almost any busy city during snowy winter days requires a certain hunkered-down and focused steely resolve.  Montreal realist painter Laurie Campbell beautifully captures this feeling in her cityscapes of Montreal and elsewhere.  The chill in the air, the wetness of walkways covered with snow and slush, and the occasional icy slipperiness […]
Tags: Art, Winter, Religion, Inspiration, Urban, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cityscapes, Laurie Campbell


Laurie Campbell Captures Winter in the City

~ Making one’s way through almost any busy city during snowy winter days requires a certain hunkered-down and focused steely resolve.  Montreal realist painter Laurie Campbell beautifully captures this feeling in her cityscapes of Montreal and elsewhere.  The chill in the air, the wetness of walkways covered with snow and slush, and the occasional icy slipperiness […]
Tags: Art, Winter, Religion, Inspiration, Urban, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cityscapes, Laurie Campbell


Laurie Campbell and Winter in the City

~ Making one’s way through almost any busy city during snowy winter days requires a certain hunkered-down and focused steely resolve.  Montreal realist painter Laurie Campbell beautifully captures this feeling in her cityscapes of Montreal and elsewhere.  The chill in the air, the wetness of walkways covered with snow and slush, and the occasional icy slipperiness […]
Tags: Art, Winter, Religion, Inspiration, Urban, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cityscapes, Laurie Campbell


Catering to the Selfie Generation: The Pewter Store in Gandía, Spain

When Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message” it was 1964, and Gen Xers were just starting to populate the world. Fast forward two generations and millennials literally live in the medium, where the message can be shaped and formed at will.
Tags: Art, Marshall McLuhan, Gandía Spain


Author Angie Thomas Says Books Can Help Spark Social Change

But not if the books don’t get published – and, says the author of the wildly popular novel The Hate U Give (which also became a popular 2018 movie), that’s one of the publishing industry’s challenges. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, Angie Thomas, 01.27.19, Says Books Can Help Spark Social Change


The Fight Over Repatriating African Skulls From European Museums

And not just skulls, but also entire skeletons: “For centuries, African bones have lay in boxes all across Europe, placed under microscopes or displayed in some attempt to better understand the role of humans through scientific endeavours.”  – VICE Canada
Tags: Art, Europe, Visual, 01.25.19


Burgeoning

If you are in NYC this week, I'd be pleased to meet you at the opening of my solo show at RICHARD, located on Lower East Side's Orchard Street, just north of Delancey....
Tags: Art, Lower East Side s Orchard Street


Can Happiness Be Measured (By Economists)?

Some are trying. One, who has written a book called Happiness, thinks that “happiness should become the goal of policy and the progress of national happiness should be measured and analyzed.”  – LitHub
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.26.19


7 x 10 ROUGH SERIES

Back (for a while?) to the 7 x 10 Rough series of birds.  This one is a great blue heron.  Got his neck a bit thick (perhaps he's been working out??). [Author: RH Carpenter]
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter


Using Dance To Provoke Conversation [AUDIO]

Choreographer Donald Byrd, artistic director of Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Company, creates dances that spark discussions about the magnificence, and the problems, of African Americans in a racist country. – PRI
Tags: Art, Dance, Donald Byrd, 01.24.19, Seattle s Spectrum Dance Company


Question: A New Weekly AJ Highlights Newsletter?

I’d like to ask for your help. Our weekly ArtsJournal newsletter lists all the stories we collect each week on the website. It’s a long list – about 140 stories each week. We’re wondering if it’s a bit unwieldy? And we are wondering if we ought to begin offering a new weekly newsletter that boils it down a bit and offers highlights from the stories we’ve collected. That’s where we’re asking for your help. Could you take this short – promise, only four questions – survey to help us see if there’...
Tags: Art, Newsletter


Banksy Mural Is Stolen From Bataclan, Site of Paris Attacks

The venue said the work, painted on an emergency exit door, was a memorial to the victims of the 2015 terror attacks.
Tags: Art, News, France, Paris, Banksy, Murals, Robberies and Thefts, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Paris (France, Paris Attacks (November 2015, Bataclan (Paris


Wave Building

Unique apartment building located in beautiful Vejle, Denmark designed to look like ocean wave. “Visible from rail, road and sea, the five peaks of the new apartments reflect the region’s hilly landscape and seafaring heritage.” The Wave in Vejle – nature inspired building designed by Henning Larsen. Also check out: 15 Unusual and Creative Buildings
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Vejle Denmark, Henning Larsen


An Actor From Mexico Has Been Denied Visas To Come To The U.S. For Oscars Publicity

Director Alfonso Cuarón and Netflix sent letters to assure authorities that actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez, who played Fermín in the movie Roma, wasn’t going to the U.S. to work but rather to give interviews – but the letters went unread. “I tried giving it to the consul. They grabbed the paper and literally just returned my passport through the teller window. … If they don’t want to read it, then it’s going to be very difficult.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Mexico, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Roma, 01.25.19, Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez


Lamia al-Gailani Werr, Archaeologist Who Helped Rescue Iraqi Art, Has Died At 80

Werr, an expert on Mesopotamian stone seals, helped assess the damage to the Iraqi National Museum and its art, and also helped “catalog the objects that remained, found storage facilities for them and acted as an intermediary between the museum staff and occupying forces.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Iraqi National Museum, Lamia al Gailani, 01.25.19


That Shredded Banksy Will Rotate Through Galleries In A German Museum

Despite the fact that the shredding didn’t work as planned, the buyer agreed to purchase it – and now it’s going to the Stuttgart Staatsgalerie. But “Banksy being Banksy, it would not do for the work to simply hang on the wall where anyone can see it! … The museum plans to continually move the location of the Banksy work throughout the Old Masters and Modern masterworks collection.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Banksy, Visual, 01.25.19, Stuttgart Staatsgalerie


The Newseum Is About To Be Homeless

It was a bad – even terrible – week for journalism, with layoffs left and right and center. Then Johns Hopkins bought the D.C. building that houses the Newseum. – NPR
Tags: Art, Media, Johns Hopkins, 01.25.19


London – Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato at David Zwirner Through February 9th, 2019

Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Sem título (1993). All images via David Zwirner. Now through February 9, David Zwirner is presenting work by the Brazilian-born painter Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, making the the first time Lorenzato’s work is being shown in the United Kingdom, and the first solo show by the artist outside of Brazil. One of the foremost painters of his […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, United Kingdom, Brazil, Art News, Featured Post, David Zwirner, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato Sem, Lorenzato


A Key Biometric Privacy Law Survived Illinois’ Supreme Court

The 2008 law has been a problem for Facebook, Google – and Six Flags, which very much wanted to overturn the law when parents sued it for taking their 14-year-old’s fingerprints without their consent. The court: “Whatever expenses a business might incur to meet the law’s requirements … are likely to be insignificant compared to the substantial and irreversible harm that could result if biometric identifiers and information are not properly safeguarded.” – The Verge
Tags: Art, Issues, Facebook Google, 01.26.19


Lyn Kienholz, Tireless Advocate For The Artists Of Los Angeles, Has Died At 88

Kienholz, founder of the California/International Arts Foundation, fiercely advocated for the artists of Los Angeles, and she hosted dinner parties to connect them with “writers, politicians and tastemakers from all over the world.” She was one of the main sparks for the idea that became the L.A.-focused artist showcase Pacific Standard Time, and she never stopped advocating for the artists of Los Angeles to be written permanently into art history. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, People, Pacific Standard Time, Kienholz, 01.26.19, Lyn Kienholz, California International Arts Foundation


‘Woke’ Museums

Though The Wall Street Journal‘s critic doesn’t seem to enjoy having Native American historians comment on Native American art, the labels speak for themselves. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Ajblogs


Thinking About Martial Arts, The Arts, Science And Social Justice Programs

“With a background in marine biology, Mike Cermak has traveled to places including the central Pacific and the Caribbean. But he still felt the need to answer bigger questions about the environment, how people treat each other and how people treat the earth. When he began bringing his program to students in Dorchester, where he worked on ways to engage youth of color in the sciences in a way that related to them. Sometimes that meant incorporating hip hop and poetry into the science classroom.”...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Pacific, Caribbean, Dorchester, SJ, 01.27.19, Arts Science And Social Justice Programs, Mike Cermak


Rubin Foundation Announces 2019 Grants In Art And Social Justice

“This year’s cohort includes smaller organizations that are at the forefront of using cultural production to address contemporary issues such as LGBTQ rights, distributive justice, court diversion for youth, and domestic violence. Grantees include Fourth Arts Block, Disability/Arts/NYC, Jack, Alice Austen House, Photo Requests from Solitary (A Project of Solitary Watch), Wendy’s Subway, and Forward Union. Among the larger institutions receiving funding are El Museo del Barrio, the Leslie-Lohman...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Queens Museum, Studio Museum, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay, Sj1, 01.22.19, Rubin Foundation, Solitary A Project of Solitary Watch Wendy


In A Surprise Move, Penguin Random House Shutters Prestigious Imprint Spiegel And Grau

The imprint, founded by Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau, had one of its most successful years in 2018, but even if it hadn’t, the imprint had a prestigious run of best-selling nonfiction. What gives? “Penguin Random House, which houses around 275 imprints worldwide and generates some $4 billion annually, has begun to look for ways to streamline its publishing lines.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, Penguin Random House, Grau, 01.25.19, Cindy Spiegel, Julie Grau


This giant magnet at the Hermosa Beach Pier attracted messages of love and tolerance

By Daniella Segura, Contributing writer It was 72 and sunny enough Saturday afternoon at the Hermosa Beach Pier to make the locals almost forget about political discord. And, Manhattan Beach’s Court Crandall is doing his part to keep it that way. Crandall debuted his 10-foot-high sculpture titled “The Positivity Magnet.” Passersby were encouraged to jot messages of hope down on paper and attach them to the magnet. “I wrote, ‘Infinite love, infinite light, infinite possibilities,’ because I think...
Tags: Art, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Richard Sherman, Compton, Manhattan Beach, San Fernando Valley, Crandall, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, San Fernando Valley LA, Hermosa Beach Pier


Remind Us: How Did The Just OK Movie ‘Vice’ Get Eight Oscar Nods?

One theory: “These awards are more about what the academy hopes to communicate by endorsing a movie and less about the movie itself. The academy wants to say it hates tyrannical dictators, that it likes Amy Adams.” (But where does that leave If Beale Street Could Talk?) – HuffPost
Tags: Art, Media, Amy Adams, 01.26.19


Florence Knoll Bassett, Who Designed American Offices Into Modernity, Has Died At 101

Knoll Bassett was “a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office with sleek furniture, artistic textiles and an uncluttered, free-flowing workplace environment.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, America, People, 01.25.19, Florence Knoll Bassett, Knoll Bassett


Hot New Startup: ‘LinkedIn For Opera Artists’

Seriously. The Danish start-up is meant for artists to be able to take some control over their careers, no matter what their agents do. “Truelinked will feature digital profiles of artists that can be searched by companies and opera houses.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, 01.25.19


Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Composer, Has Died At 86

Legrand won three Oscars and created around 150 scores, including the legendary Jacques Demy Umbrellas of Cherbourg, “a landmark film in which all of the dialogue is sung and which is believed to mark the only instance in Oscar history in which a composer was nominated in all three music categories for the same film (best song, best original score, best musical adaptation).” – Variety
Tags: Art, People, Cherbourg, Legrand, Michel Legrand Oscar, 01.26.19, Jacques Demy Umbrellas



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