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what i'm reading: solitary raven: the essential writings of bill reid

I'm supposed to be writing about the Jackie Robinson biography, which I finished weeks ago, but so far I haven't been motivated to do so. I finished another Wallander mystery -- my "in between" book -- but the next bio on my list, the new one about Frederick Douglass, hasn't come in yet. So I looked for something on my own bookshelf that I've been meaning to read, and found this: Solitary Raven: The Essential Writings of Bill Reid. It is fascinating, and by coincidence, feels very relevant.We v...
Tags: Travel, Art, London, Americas, Toronto, History, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Vancouver, North America, Cbc, Picasso, Jackie Robinson, Robert Bringhurst, Reid, Haida Gwaii


What The Buffalo Philharmonic Is Doing To Increase Diversity Among Musicians And Audiences

In addition to performing free concerts for every elementary school student in the city’s public school system every year, the orchestra has a Diversity Council (created in 2016) that provides scholarships to the BPO Summer Studio program, sponsors local competitors and winners in the Sphinx Competition, and offers chamber concerts in local minority-community churches. In addition, “last year, Jaman Dunn was named the BPO’s first-ever assistant conductor and outreach coordinator.” (text and aud...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, SJM, Diversity Council, 02.26.19, Jaman Dunn


AO Auction Recap – London: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 26th – 27th, 2019

Paul Signac, Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez) (1892), Final Price: £19,501,250 via Christie’s Over the course of the last two evenings in London, the major auction houses rounded out an uneven, occasionally disappointing series of sales in the British capital, casting some doubts over the prolonged strength of the Impressionist and Modernist […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Auction Results, AO Auction Recap, Paul Signac, Le Port


Arts Access Fund To Finance Accessible Tickets At 12 New York City Theatres

“The New York Community Trust and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation have established a fund to support accessible tickets at 12 New York City theatres. The one-year grants will gift each of the theatres amounts ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 to support community access programs, discounted ticket outreach, young member programs, and more. The fund aims to diversify audiences and reach potential theatregoers throughout all five boroughs.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, New York City, Uncategorized, SJ, New York Community Trust, Jerome L Greene Foundation, 02.06.19, New York City Theatres


Theatre Communications Group Announces Recipients of Audience (R)Evolution Exploration Grants

“This first cycle of funding, totaling $15,000, will go to Lexington Children’s Theatre, Target Margin Theater, and The TEAM (Theatre of the Emerging American Moment). The grants, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), will focus on peer-to-peer and fieldwide learning as they relate to theatre for youth and multigenerational audiences.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, SJ, 02.06.19, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation DDCF


St. Louis Symphony’s Second Chorus Devoted To Music By Black Composers

“With IN UNISON Chorus, orchestra leaders made an effort [beginning] in 1994 to … welcome more African-Americans into the predominantly white world of European classical music. … Its members largely come from about three dozen black churches in and around St. Louis, where SLSO orchestra members also perform recitals throughout the year.” (text and audio) – St. Louis Public Radio
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, St Louis, St Louis Symphony, SJM, Black Composers, 02.22.19


Opera America And League Of American Orchestras Launch New Diversity/Inclusion Initiatives

Opera America’s IDEA Opera Grant Program (that stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) “will award grants to teams of composers and librettists of color to support and promote the development of new works.” The LAO’s Catalyst Fund “will provide grants to youth and adult orchestras to work with a consultant to create programs and strategies that promote equity, inclusion and diversity.” The CEOs of each organization talk to host Rachel Katz about how the programs will work. (audio) –...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, America, SJM, Rachel Katz, 02.14.19


Chicago Sinfonietta Works To Diversify Its Podium

The orchestra’s Conducting Freeman Fellowship program, overseen by music director Mei-Ann Chen and part of its larger Project Inclusion, brings two conducting fellows and two auditors to the city for five long weekends through the year “to work with Chen and to be mentored by conductors, board leaders, and orchestra managers … with the goal of mastering a variety of on-podium and off-podium skills that the Sinfonietta identifies as necessary for an orchestra leader to succeed in the 21st centu...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Chen, Sinfonietta, Chicago Sinfonietta, Mei Ann Chen, Sj1, Winter 2019


Review: Episode 3 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

I was impressed by a lot of the self-portraits of artists participating in Episode 3 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 I'm guessing it was unclear to many who was going to win the Heat.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Making A Mark


Daffodils and Cat

Daffodils and Cat  Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $330. Well, not a real cat... Workin' out some kinks with the color yellow, better yellows in tomorrow's painting.    [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner


Post Nike Sneaker Fiasco, a Footwear Design Expert Shares How and Why Basketball Shoes Can Fail

Keep the below image in the back of your head for the next few minutes, as we'll be dissecting how and why Duke basketball player Zion Williamson's pair of Nike PG 2.5 basketball sneakers literally fell apart on court during a recent game: Image via Business Insider Ever since the incident went down, we've been wondering how, from a technical design standpoint, a pair of quality tested sneakers could have come apart this way during a game. To get the inside scoop, we consulted industrial desig...
Tags: Design, Washington, Nike, Jordan, Chris Webber, Duke, Eva, Sneakers, Don, MJ, Gillies, Hammell, Design News, Michael DiTullo, DiTullo, Zion Williamson


Why carry your suitcase when your suitcase could carry you?

Admitted it’ll take a while for ‘riding suitcases’ to become a norm of sorts, but the Quadra is ideal for people who can’t lug their luggage around with them. Whether it’s a traveler with fatigue, a flyer who’s running late for a flight, or perhaps the noblest scenario, an elderly traveler or a traveler with special needs, the Quadra could be just the thing to help you and your luggage get from point A to B.The Quadra, instead of being dragged or pulled, ends up driving you around the place. A s...
Tags: Travel, Design, Automotive, Bags, Suitcase, Scooter, Product Design, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Quadra, Red Dot Concept 2018, Kinson Chan, Rice Mak


Why ‘Because’ Matters to Your Call to Action

If you have been part of a presentation before, you know the importance of having a clear call to action at the end of your message. This call to action invites your audience to further participate with you and engage in your content after presentation day. But what if we told you simply having a call to action is not enough? In fact, at Ethos3, we believe that without the word because, your call to action will be weak and yield lackluster results. A Harvard study revealed that a call to action ...
Tags: Design, Harvard, Deliver, Public, Why, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Simon Sinek, Start With Why, Speaking, Presentation Science, Know Your Why


Why ‘Because’ Matters

If you have been part of a presentation before, you know the importance of having a clear call to action at the end of your message. This call to action invites your audience to further participate with you and engage in your content after presentation day. But what if we told you simply having a call to action is not enough? In fact, at Ethos3, we believe that without the word because, your call to action will be weak and yield lackluster results. A Harvard study revealed that a call to action ...
Tags: Design, Harvard, Deliver, Public, Why, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Simon Sinek, Start With Why, Speaking, Presentation Science, Know Your Why


Serralves Museum in Porto Taps Philippe Vergne as Next Director

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal has tapped former MOCA head Philippe Vergne as its next director. “Philippe Vergne brings to Serralves an extraordinary expertise in contemporary art and culture, as well as in museum management,” Serralves board president Ana Pinho said in a statement.  Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Porto Portugal, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Philippe Vergne, Serralves Museum in Porto, Ana Pinho


How Did The Internet Get To Be The Internet We Have Now?

It’s a question worth asking. To imagine a better version of our mediated world, we need to acknowledge these alternatives and to embrace their multiplicity—and often to retrace our steps to roads not taken in the past. – Public Books
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.25.19


Artist Zehra Dogan Released from Turkish Jail After 25 Months

Turkish-Kurdish artist Zehra Dogan has been released from a Turkish jail after 25 months.  Dogan was convicted of “spreading terrorist propaganda” according to a Turkish court.  “I was waiting for the day when my sentence would come to an end, I am very happy. I extend my thanks to every single person who supported me during […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Dogan, Zehra Dogan


Arts Consulting Group – Senior Vice President, Revenue Enhancement

Reporting to ACG’s President as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Senior Vice President, Revenue Enhancement (SVP-RE) will oversee ACG’s contributed and earned revenue enhancement practice areas as well as the firm’s external marketing and communications activities. OrganizationArts Consulting Group (ACG) is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities & program planning, strategic planning, and capacity building servic...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Microsoft, Office, Canada, United States, North America, Bruce, Marketing Communications, SVP, United States Canada, Cross, ACG, OrganizationArts Consulting Group ACG, Business Development Build ACG, Advise ACG 's Executive Leadership Team


Research: Listening To Music Doesn’t Boost Creativity

Newly published research debunks the notion that listening to music can increase creativity. Its three studies suggest precisely the opposite, indicating that background music, with or without lyrics, “consistently disrupts creative performance in insight problems.” – Pacific Standard
Tags: Art, Music, 02.27.19


Research: Listening To Music Doesn’t Boost Creativity (In Fact It Hurts It)

Newly published research debunks the notion that listening to music can increase creativity. Its three studies suggest precisely the opposite, indicating that background music, with or without lyrics, “consistently disrupts creative performance in insight problems.” – Pacific Standard
Tags: Art, Music, 02.27.19


Huawei’s folding phone marks an interesting turning point for Android

As of now, we stand at a rather interesting junction. Samsung, Huawei, Apple. These three companies are the largest manufacturers of phones, and up until now, the leading two were playing catch-up to Apple in terms of innovative design. With Huawei’s Mate X, we can officially say that the two companies have finally moved onto bigger, more different things. Following Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launch, the Mate X is the world’s second-biggest smartphone maker’s attempt at folding phones.The Mate X fe...
Tags: Apple, Design, Samsung, Cellphones, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Product Design, Samsung Huawei, Folding Phone, Galaxy Fold, Mate X


Meet Squid: Key West's solar-powered boat for dolphin tours

Visitors who want to see the 200 wild bottlenose dolphins that live around the lower Florida Keys now have a more eco-friendly option. Squid, the first lithium ion battery-powered hybrid charter boat with electric motors, takes visitors on four-hour dolphin watching and snorkeling tours. The solar-powered boat’s electricity stores can be recharged at shore, via solar panels or, when necessary, with a diesel generator. The amount of energy Squid consumes varies day to day, depending on the loca...
Tags: Design, Boat, Solar Energy, Clean Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Alternative Energy, Key West, Squid, Eco Tourism, Coast Guard, Florida Keys, Walworth, Sunflare, Solar Powered Boat, Eco-boats


The State Of Black Theatre In America

American Theatre Magazine takes a look: “Theatres across the U.S. are staging a wider array than ever of plays reflecting varied experiences of the African American diaspora. But are Black-run institutions faring as well as some individual artists, and getting the credit and funding they deserve for building audiences and careers?” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, SJ, American Theatre magazine, 03.19


Volvo Unveils the Polestar 2

The functional sedan is the brand's first fully electric car Since the stand-alone brand appeared in 2017, Volvo‘s Polestar has been a pioneering force in the electric automotive industry. With ambitions of being a serious competitor in the all-electric sedans on the market, the new Polestar 2 is the marque’s first mass production car. The five-door sedan boasts a range of 275 miles and just over …
Tags: Design, Sweden, Tech, Volvo, Electric Cars, Sedans, Polestar, Polestar 1, Polestar 2, Electric Innovation


Overlooked No More: The Underground Graffiti Adventures of Dondi

Donald Joseph White, considered a legend before “street art” became popular, turned New York City’s subways into rolling canvases of color, humor and social commentary.
Tags: Art, News, Subways, New York City, Graffiti, Blacks, Dondi, Biographical Information, BHads, Donald Joseph White


Obama Portraits Lead to Major Uptick in Draw at National Portrait Gallery

The exhibition of the Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery has grown the museum’s attendance by leaps and bounds, with 1 million more tickets sold this past year than the year prior, the Washington Post reports.  “I thought this is the closest that I’ll probably ever get to [Obama], and of […]
Tags: Art, News, Obama, Washington Post, National Portrait Gallery, Barack, Art News, Minipost, Michelle Obama Portraits


Alice Sheppard: Why I Dance

“Of course, nondisabled people appreciate this moment. But what it actually means to see and feel strapping on stage, to hear and recognize the sound of Velcro unfurling is different, more complex, for those of us in the disability community. For some, the choice to strap publicly was controversial, too private to show on stage; for others, it was revelatory, a moment of celebration. Strapping and intimacy became a regular aspect of post-show conversations.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, SJ, 02.27.19, Alice Sheppard


Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years is rediscovered

A member of a giant tortoise species once thought extinct was recently spotted on a remote island in the Galapagos. Scientists discovered the female adult tortoise, commonly referred to as a Fernandina giant tortoise, off the island of Fernandina. They believe she is well over 100 years old. The group removed the tortoise from the island and brought her to a customized breeding facility on Santa Cruz Island. The scientists were part of a collaborative expedition funded by the Galapagos National...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Endangered Species, Tortoise, Endangered, Galapagos, Santa Cruz, Duke University, Fernandina, Santa Cruz Island, La Cumbre, Galapagos National Park, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Conservancy, Fernandina Giant Tortoise


This skincare and natural deodorant is made from apple cider vinegar

Transitioning to natural skincare isn’t always easy. If you’ve used conventional products for years, it can take some time for your skin to eliminate the build-up of chemicals. Sway is hoping to help with that transition with a line of detoxing natural deodorants and new vegan and cruelty-free skincare, all of which is primarily made from apple cider vinegar. Sway’s mission is to gently help your body adjust from a lifetime of personal care products laden with toxins, synthetic fragrances and m...
Tags: Design, Sway, Los Angeles, Organic, Green Products, Skincare, Vegan, ACV, Cruelty Free, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Product Review, Indie Beauty Expo, Rebecca So, IBELA


Rotten Tomatoes’ Anti-Trolling Efforts

Before viewers get a chance to see Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers take on Ben Mendelsohn’s villainous Talos in the hotly anticipated Captain Marvel film, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is in the midst of its own battle… with trolls. As this latest Marvel feature began to suffer at the frequently misogynistic hands of the anonymous internet long before its release (a woe that afflicted the last …
Tags: Design, Movies, Internet, Sexism, Films, Marvel, Tech, Rotten Tomatoes, Trolls, Ben Mendelsohn, Film Reviews, Linkaboutit, Brie Larson, Talos, Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel



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