How to Treat Your Slides Like Billboards

There’s a lot to be said about the response billboards get when they convey clear messaging.  After all, these ads are usually displayed on a highway while a driver is concurrently listening to music or a podcast, going 70+ mph, obeying posted signs, and following navigation instructions.  With all the distractions in a driver’s world, billboards capture their attention, giving them something to think about.  It’s a wild concept, but it works.  Why?  Because of design.  We’ve realized that the d...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Advertising, Billboard, Slides, Ads, Clarity, Advertisement, Presentation, Deck, Best Practices, Speaking, Presentation Design, Advertise, Simple Messaging, Audience-focused Presentation

Publications Director for the National Flute Association

The National Flute Association is seeking an experienced and talented publications director to join our team. The publications director will oversee the production of the NFA digital magazine The Flutist Quarterly and the annual NFA convention program book, among other duties. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 2021: Publications DirectorThe National Flute Association Inspiring Flutists, Enriching LivesThe National Flute Association (NFA) was founded in 1972 as a common ground for flutists to exchange ide...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Microsoft Office, Chicago Illinois, NFA, National Flute Association, NFA Convention Program BookEdit, NFA Publications

Director of Development – Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Director of Development’s primary responsibility is to lead annual operating, special campaigns, and planned giving revenue goals. This key position will be instrumental in achieving the success of a new 5-year plan to make the ASO a model of a 21st century orchestra. Main Responsibilities:Provides operational support to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) Supports solicitations for the Development Committee and volunteer leadership.Serves as a member of the Development Management Team...
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Why Write Books That No One Will Read?

“Books are now published in numbers so vast that the writing of one can no longer be presumed to be an act of communication between writer and reader. Yet even books that aren’t read, and stand little chance of ever being read, can have their value.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Words, 01.27.21

Lamborghini Aventador GT Evolution Gets Kitted

Never mind that the Lamborghini Aventador GT Evo is already fairly exclusive, with only around 10,000 units produced worldwide thus far. If you have one, distinguishing yours from other run-of-the-mill Aventadors is imperative, and that’s why there’s a new body kit from Liberty Walk. Liberty Walk has become synonymous with high-end Japanese body kits, and […] The post Lamborghini Aventador GT Evolution Gets Kitted appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Luxury, Autos, Blind Spot, Evo, Cosmetics, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Liberty Walk, Show Cars, SEMA Show, Restyling, Body Kits, Liberty Walk Liberty Walk

The Psychology of Design: Win Customers with Reassuring Design

Inspire comfort in your brand and confidence in your products or services by following these 8 design tips.
Tags: Design, Web Design, Sales, Color, Small business marketing, Package Design, Marketing Psychology

Dynamic Groundbreaking TV Exec Jamie Tarses, 56

By age 32, Tarses was the first woman to head a network entertainment division — and one of the youngest execs ever to lead a Big Three — in her role as ABC Entertainment president from 1996 to 1999. During her tenure, she oversaw popular series including Aaron Sorkin’s “Sports Night,” David E. Kelley’s “The Practice,” “Dharma & Greg” and “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Aaron Sorkin, People, David E Kelley, ABC Entertainment, Tarses, Jamie Tarses, 02.01.21

Twitter Doesn’t Work – As A Network Or A Business. But It Could Be Fixed

Trafficking in misinformation is wrong. Trafficking in misinformation with a structurally unsound business model is wrong and futile. But there’s an upside here: Twitter’s financial weakness is what gives it a chance for redemption. – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, 02.01.21

Is Art Created By AI Copywritable?

For an artwork to be copyrightable, it must possess some “minimal degree of creativity” and be original to the “author.” This leads us to ask questions that test the boundaries of the traditional legal framework: Can AI generated work be deemed creative, and if so, who would be credited as the creative author? – Americans for the Arts
Tags: Art, Issues, 01.28.21

How Theatre Works As A Political Force

“In my research, it became clear how the techniques used in theatre are used in politics, which further cemented my opinion that theatre artists have the capacity to deeply understand the political machine and work toward dismantling the status quo, creating a more equitable and community-based iteration of governing.” – Howlround
Tags: Art, Theatre, 02.01.21

An Analysis Of How Colorado Arts Organizations Have Survived During COVID

“I’d say that size, discipline, history of percentage split of earned/contributed revenue, and dependency on partnerships and fee-for-service have all played a role in an organization’s ability to adapt, survive and even thrive during the pandemic.” – Colorado Sun
Tags: Art, Issues, 02.02.21, Analysis Of How Colorado Arts Organizations

Why Telling The Truth Inside Organizations Is Difficult

“Think of something… mundane: ‘How are you?’ Virtually no one expects to hear anything but: ‘Good, thanks. And you?’ Withholding information has become the norm. Even when there is no direct question to answer, our interactions are replete with curated comments. The truth can be so hard to come by that many of us believe that our workplaces, and the people we encounter in them, are awash in bullshit.” – Psyche
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.01.21

Watching Other People Clean Their Houses On YouTube Is Now A Thing

“These aren’t Hoarder spinoffs for viewers to gawk at other people’s misery, nor are they aspirational home-organizing tutorials where influencers showcase impeccable walk-in closets. No, these are process videos grinding through some of the most mundane tasks we all do every week. And therein, apparently, lies the appeal. There’s a dirty house. After 30 minutes, it’s clean.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, 01.29.21

Man Banned From Library For Life Because He Left Anti-Trump Poem There

A 68-year-old retiree in Seymour, Indiana was a regular visitor to his local branch library and had become friendly with some employees there. In November, he brought a political poem he had written to give to a staffer he thought might like it; the person wasn’t in that day, so he left the poem at the circulation desk. He got home to find a voicemail from the police saying that he was permanently banned from the library’s premises and would be arrested if he ever returned. Why? As the Circulat...
Tags: Art, Aclu, Words, Seymour Indiana, 02.01.21

Permanently Lock Down The Capitol? What Good Is A Symbol If It’s Behind Razor Wire?

“What happened on Jan. 6 had nothing to do with fences or barriers or bad security infrastructure at the Capitol. It was a human failure, not an infrastructure failure. Investigations are ongoing, but it’s already clear this was a tragedy of incompetent leadership, failed intelligence and a giant mess of missed or crossed communications. And yet some of the people involved in the debacle may be instrumental in deciding on security measures.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, Capitol, 02.01.21

Permanently Lock Down The Capitol? What Good Is A Symbol If Its Behind Razor Wire?

“What happened on Jan. 6 had nothing to do with fences or barriers or bad security infrastructure at the Capitol. It was a human failure, not an infrastructure failure. Investigations are ongoing, but it’s already clear this was a tragedy of incompetent leadership, failed intelligence and a giant mess of missed or crossed communications. And yet some of the people involved in the debacle may be instrumental in deciding on security measures.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, Capitol, 02.01.21

Meet The Choreographer Behind The Viral Stars Of The UCLA Gymnastics Team

Bijoya Das was a gymnast herself from age 6 until an injury in college led her to switch to dance; she’s now a successful commercial dancer and choreographer in the popular music industry. She is also the one who creates the dances for the gymnasts at UCLA whose routines keep becoming hits on YouTube — and that’s a job she willingly does for no pay. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Ucla, 02.01.21, UCLA Gymnastics Team, Bijoya Das

What Some 1930s Scientists Knew: Public Engagement Is Essential

In other words, modern science became possible only once scholars began to talk with craftspeople. Science began with public engagement. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.01.21

Hermitage’s Major Fabergé Show Is Full Of ‘Tawdry Fakes’, Says Art Dealer

“The explosive claim was made in an open letter to Hermitage boss Mikhail Piotrovsky by Andre Ruzhnikov, who has been buying and selling Fabergé for 40 years. In it, he accuses Piotrovsky of ‘insulting the good name of Fabergé, betraying your visitors’ trust, operating under false pretences, and destroying the authority of the museum you have been appointed to lead.'” The alleged forgeries come from the collection of an oligarch close to Vladimir Putin. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Piotrovsky, 01.30.21, Andre Ruzhnikov

Tough Questions For Cultural Industries Post-COVID

Applied to the cultural and creative industries, this involves asking tough questions on the current working conditions, financial stability and social recognition of artists, as well as extending sustained non-monetary support such as counselling for those who have had to weather a seemingly perpetual storm. Only then can the sector turn to long-term rebuilding strategies, which must include reinvestment strategies. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Issues, 01.25.21, Cultural Industries Post COVID

UK Parliament Told Festivals Could Be Safe This Summer

“The idea that the festivals can’t go ahead and be socially-distanced is inaccurate,” one festival director told the House of Commons Culture Select Committee, which is examining the live music sector. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, 02.02.21, House of Commons Culture Select Committee

America’s Leading Black Classics Scholar Says The Field Needs A Complete Overhaul. Is That Even Possible?

Dan-el Padilla Peralta came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at age 4 and grew up extremely poor; it was his childhood fascination with ancient Greece and Rome, combined with his academic talents, that got him school scholarships and pulled him out of poverty and into a professorship at Princeton. Today he argues that his discipline, as it developed in the U.S. and Europe from the 18th century onward, is completely bound up with white supremacy and should be either restructured completel...
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, America, Rome, Issues, Dominican Republic, Dan el Padilla Peralta, 02.02.21, Princeton Today

Steven Spielberg Explains Why Movie Theaters Need to Survive

Steven Spielberg explains why movie theaters need to survive Movie theater chains are struggling amidst the ongoing pandemic and there’s a very real threat many will not make it through these troubling times. And yet, legendary director Steven Spielberg, ever the optimist, revealed in a letter to Empire why he believes movie theaters will eventually return and why they are an important part of our society. RELATED: Wakanda Series in the Works at Disney+ as Disney Inks TV Deal with Ryan Coogl...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Theaters, Jurassic Park, Ryan Coogler, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, West Side Story, Mike Flanagan, ComingSoon, Movie News, Ariana DeBose

She Was Fired From ‘The Color Purple’ And Is Suing. But She Would Probably Have Quit The Show Anyway.

Actress Seyi Omooba had been engaged to play Celie in the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel in Leicester, England in 2019 — but she was let go when a 2014 Facebook post of hers containing anti-gay comments became public. She’s suing for breach of contract. But testimony before a tribunal revealed that Omooba had previously told her agents that she would never play a gay role. (The character Celie has a same-sex affair.) – BBC
Tags: Art, Facebook, Theatre, Alice Walker, Celie, Leicester England, Seyi Omooba, Omooba, 02.01.21

Portland’s Classical Radio Station Will Be Recording And Releasing Music By Nonwhite And Women Composers

When the staff at All Classical Portland was looking at how to add more diversity to its playlists, they found that the biggest limitation was how little recorded music by composers from historically marginalized communities is actually available. The station’s “Recording Inclusivity Initiative” aims to start fixing that. – Current
Tags: Art, Music, Portland, 02.01.21

Spain Will Pay $7.8 Million A Year To Keep Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection In Madrid

The Spanish government has concluded what is, in effect, a 15-year rental agreement with Baroness Carmen Cervera, the widow of Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen-Bornemisza: in exchange for an annual payment of €6.5 million, she will allow her collection of 400 artworks — which range from Rembrandt and Caravaggio through van Gogh and Monet to Roy Lichtenstein, and estimated to be worth $1.2 billion in total — to remain alongside the 775 works that Spain purchased from her late husband in 1993. Al...
Tags: Art, Spain, Rembrandt, Madrid, Monet, Roy Lichtenstein, Visual, Caravaggio, Gogh, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, 02.01.21, Baroness Carmen Cervera, Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen Bornemisza

Actor Hal Holbrook, 95

In a long career spanning stage, film, and television, he was known for roles ranging from John Adams to Abraham Lincoln to Deep Throat to Willy Loman to the Stage Manager in Our Town. But he was most famous for his one-man show portraying Mark Twain — a role he played for more than 60 years, considerably longer than Samuel Clemens did. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mark Twain, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Willy Loman, Deep Throat, Hal Holbrook, Samuel Clemens, 02.02.21

Tony Bennett, Age 94, Has Alzheimer’s — But He Can Still Sing

In fact, he recorded his new album of duets with Lady Gaga in sessions spanning 2018 to 2020, and he was first diagnosed with the condition in 2016. And though he is quiet most of the time these days and frequently disoriented, he still sings through his 90-minute set twice a week and was even performing right up until the pandemic began. – AARP
Tags: Art, People, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, 02.02.21

World’s Largest Movie Industry Finally Has Its Theatres Back To (Almost) Normal

“India began allowing 100 percent occupancy in cinemas on Monday, lifting a 50 percent cap on seating capacity that had been in place since October 2020. … Various COVID-19 prevention measures remain mandatory for both cinema staff and patrons, including staggered show times and bookings, mandatory social distancing, and the use of face masks and hand sanitizers.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, India, 01.31.21

Jewel-encrusted sculptures of rotting fruit

Kathleen Ryan created these large sculptures of fruit and covered them with beading of various sizes and colors to emulate rottenness. Here are some more examples, which also include an encrusted chunk of car and other delights. Image: YouTube / ERIC MINH SWENSON
Tags: Art, Video, News, Sculpture, Kathleen Ryan

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