This artist is turning guns used in crimes into pieces of art in Los Angeles County

After a gun is used in a crime and in the hands of authorities, the firearm is often melted down to metal and repurposed into something else, such as construction material. That recycled piece of once-destructive metal is then forgotten, often sitting between drywall, Los Angeles-based artist Lin Evola said Friday, May 21. “No one knows that it’s there, it doesn’t help,” she said. “It’s metal that gets recycled, but there’s no message to it.” Evola plans to turn those materials into something me...
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Religious artifacts returned to Thailand in LA repatriation ceremony

LOS ANGELES >>Two stolen 1,500-pound hand-carved religious relics which were originally part of ancient temples in Thailand were returned to that country at a repatriation ceremony on Tuesday, May 25. The religiously significant lintels were exported from Thailand in violation of Thai law more than 50 years ago and thereafter were donated to San Francisco and displayed at its Asian Art Museum. The repatriation ceremony, which included Thai dancers and prayers, was held in Los Angeles because the...
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Biden Sets Aside Tradition, Fires Four Members Of The US Commission Of Fine Arts

On Monday, the Biden administration sent letters to architect Steven Spandle, landscape architect Perry Guillot, sculptor Chas Fagan and commission chairman Justin Shubow asking that they resign by 6 p.m. that day or face termination. None of the four resigned. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, US, Biden, Issues, Justin Shubow, 05.25.21, Steven Spandle, Perry Guillot, Chas Fagan

Normal life is indeed returning: The Getty has reopened

The Getty Center, the pastoral artistic hub of Los Angeles County, reopened Tuesday, May 25, after being shuttered since March 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Getty’s older, more ornate sister museum, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, opened a month ago. White granite and blue skies greet visitors at the Getty which re-opened to the public on Tuesday. The museum is allowing a reduced number of visitors each day, however, tickets are still free and can be reserved at https://tickets.gett...
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Five thousand years of mystical magnificence: Epic Iran at the V&A – review

V&A, LondonPersepolis and Isfahan are dazzlingly brought to life in a blockbuster show that explores five jaw-dropping millennia of cultural history, from soaring domes to charging horsesTypical. You go for months without any culture, then 5,000 years of it come along at once. That’s what the V&A’s luxury coach tour of a blockbuster promises, and delivers, including quite brilliant recreations of Iran’s two most renowned sites, Persepolis and Isfahan. Epic Iran shows there is a cultural history ...
Tags: Art, Iran, Culture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Museums, Exhibitions, V&a, Isfahan, Tabriz, Ferdowsi, Isfahan Epic Iran, Ferdowsi Iran

How A Property Tax Transformed The Detroit Institute Of Art And What It Does

This model of financial support has not only allowed the DIA to weather the storm of the past year, but has also given the museum the ability to reinvest in our endowment. Through robust fundraising, strong returns, and by not needing to draw from the operating endowment, it has more than doubled in the past five years, from $124 million to $305 million. The millage has provided the DIA much needed breathing room to build its endowment so that the museum will eventually become financially indep...
Tags: Art, Visual, DIA, 05.23.21, Property Tax Transformed The Detroit Institute

What Accounts For The Enduing Popularity Of Orwell?

There is no doubting the clarity and vigor of his prose, but when it comes to assessing his capacity to face up to grim truths, there is good reason to doubt Orwell’s claims to his having looked reality unflinchingly in the eye and told it like it was. Orwell’s friend Malcolm Muggeridge believed that while Orwell displayed “an almost painful honesty,” his grasp of what was going on in the world was often more than a little tenuous. – New Criterion
Tags: Art, Words, Orwell, Malcolm Muggeridge, 06.21

Simple Tips for Gaining Confidence in Your Presentation Delivery

All successful presentations are effective due in part to the presenter’s confidence level. Not everyone has the same method for gaining confidence. While it comes more naturally to some than others, belief in oneself is easily detectable to a keen observer. Confident presenters exude credibility, experience, and leadership. These things all help to gain an audience member’s trust in both the presenter and their content. Surprisingly, learning to be confident doesn’t have to be a chore. Here ar...
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A Theater Company Makes Its Way Back After The Pandemic Killed Its Founder

“The Fonseca Theater, located in a working-class neighborhood on [Indianapolis’s] west side whose actors are more than 80 percent people of color, staged its first show on Friday night since its founder, Bryan Fonseca, died from complications from COVID-19 last September. And not just any show — the world premiere of Rachel Lynett’s play Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson), a metafictional meditation on Blackness that was recently selected as the winner of the 2021 Yale Dram...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Indianapolis, Bryan Fonseca, COVID, Rachel Lynett, Lorraine Hansberry You Too August Wilson, 05.24.21, Fonseca Theater

IPSOS Poll: Sixty Percent Of Canadians In Favor Of Requiring Vaccine Passports For Entry To Events

While the vast majority were in support, opinions were somewhat divided across demographics. – Ludwig Van
Tags: Art, Issues, 05.24.21

Young Dancers Thrilled To Be At A Ballet Competition Again (It’s Been That Kind Of Year)

“When asked to describe the energy at this month’s Youth America Grand Prix Finals, judge Sascha Radetsky had one word: ‘Stratospheric.’ More than 800 dancers from around the United States … competed onstage at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa … from May 9 to 16. And after months of cramped kitchen-counter barres and delayed Zoom connections, for many serious ballet students, the opportunity to perform onstage had never felt quite so sweet.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, United States, Tampa, Straz Center, Sascha Radetsky, 05.24.21

Fragility Of The Web: When All Those Hyperlinks Expire

This often irreversible decay of Web content is commonly known as linkrot. It is similar to the related problem of content drift, or the typically unannounced changes––retractions, additions, replacement––to the content at a particular URL. – Columbia Journalism Review
Tags: Art, Media, 05.24.21

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 ultra-fast charging crossover utility vehicle was revealed yesterday, highlighting its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Ioniq 5’s 300-mile range, and 10-to-80 percent ultra-fast charging in 18 minutes showcases E-GMP technology. Outside, the ’45’ EV concept influenced the Ioniq 5’s design, while the chassis design adds more interior space. Ioniq 5 has […] The post 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Media, Global, Green, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Export, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, Korean, SUVs

What Made Ida Lupino The First Lady of Film Noir

“In The Bigamist, … no one gets beaten up or shot. No one robs a bank or a payroll, and the culprit’s downfall is signaled by nothing more violent than a baby’s sudden cry from out of the dark. Yet it qualifies as a noir, this smoky, black-and-white study in human failure, thwarted desire, and quiet desperation. When you add that The Bigamist is implicitly critical of the conventional moral standards governing romantic triangles, you get a sense of what distinguishes Ida Lupino’s films, as well...
Tags: Art, Media, Ida Lupino, 05.21.21

For sale: Odd and fantastic San Francisco octagonal home designed by phrenologist

The magnificent Feusier Octagon House in San Francisco is for sale for $8.6 million. Its curious shape was informed by a popular book of the 1850s, "A Home for All; Or, The Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building" by Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist who according to SFGATE, "argued that eight-sided homes were better for one's well-being, in part because it meant every room in the house would get sunlight at one point during the day." — Read the rest
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Yiddish Theater Was Basically A Historical Accident

The great flowering of Yiddish-language drama in the late 19th and early 20th centuries reached its apogee in New York, but it was born in the Romanian city of Iași and grew up, very quickly, in Odessa — a place in which public performance in Yiddish was illegal except for five crucial years. – Tablet
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Odessa, Iasi, 05.21.21

Eugene Robinson: The Power Of DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza’s Yellow Letters

“The fight for justice has produced many unforgettable images over the past year — former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck; multiracial throngs of protesters filling the streets of cities around the world; Floyd’s face projected on the graffiti-marred statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond; Chauvin being led away in handcuffs after being convicted of murder. For me, though, the most truly indelible was of Rep. John Lewis, a great hero of the civil rights movement w...
Tags: Art, John Lewis, Minneapolis, Richmond, Visual, Floyd, Robert E Lee, Eugene Robinson, Chauvin, Derek Chauvin, Black Lives Matter Plaza, 05.25.21, Power Of DC

Paulo Mendes Da Rocha, Leading Brazilian Architect And Pritzker Prize Winner, Dead At 92

“He was globally recognised as a major architect of the 20th century, despite rarely building outside his native Brazil. … Because he worked with large expanses of raw concrete – a cheap and abundant material in his home country – his name was often linked with Brazilian brutalism. But it was a label Mendes da Rocha rejected.” – Dezeen
Tags: Art, People, Brazil, Mendes, Rocha, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 05.24.21

What Bob Garfield Did To Get Fired From ‘On The Media’ — Plus All The Other Conflicts At WNYC

Almost all the incidents roiling America’s largest public radio station happened behind closed doors, but, as Times media columnist Ben Smith puts it, “one thing I learned this week about public radio is that no matter what is happening, someone is always recording it.” So he has the details of what Garfield called his “anger mismanagement,” the newsroom mini-rebellion against new editor-in-chief Audrey Cooper, complaints about The Takeaway‘s Tanzina Vega by her producers, and what the station’...
Tags: Art, Media, America, Ben Smith, Garfield, WNYC, Tanzina Vega, Bob Garfield, Audrey Cooper, 05.23.21

The Benedictine Monk Who Roams The World Helping To Save Ancient Manuscripts

“[Father Columba Stewart is] the world’s most renowned, prolific and peripatetic manuscript conservationist. Over the past 20 years his work has taken him from the Balkans to the Himalayas, from the Sahel region of Africa to the Middle East, injecting him into the heart of conflict zones and resulting in several narrow escapes from rebel movements and religious extremists.” – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Africa, Middle East, Himalayas, Words, Balkans, Sahel, Columba Stewart

Do We Need A Way To Appeal Decisions Made For Us By Machines?

Any decisional mechanism, whether human- or machine-operated, will generate errors. An individualised appeals mechanism might reduce the volume of errors. But it might also increase it. – Psyche
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.24.21

Nearly Half Of UK Musicians Consider Leaving Country Because Of Brexit

“More than 40% of musicians polled about their work in the European Union said they would consider relocating to Europe to continue accessing jobs, with a fifth contemplating changing career entirely. Musicians warned that the red tape and additional costs of touring and working in Europe after Brexit would have substantial impacts on their careers.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, UK, European Union, Brexit, 05.24.21

France Takes Its €300 Culture Pass For Young People Nationwide

“After a regional trial run, French president Emmanuel Macron is launching his program to fund cultural activities for young people nationally. Culture Pass, as the initiative is called, is now open to all 18 year olds in France, and will be extended to high schools across the nation in 2022.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, France, Issues, Emmanuel Macron, 05.21.21, Young People Nationwide

Smaller Museums Across U.S. Try To Reach Communities They’ve Missed Before

“This is an existential moment for museums across America, with many facing yawning budget deficits alongside calls for deep structural change — and visitors only trickling back through their doors as the pandemic’s chill on cultural life slowly lifts. For some directors of small and midsize museums, the events of the last 12 months have given fresh urgency to their outreach initiatives — particularly to Black communities — and their efforts to make their collections relevant to a restless and ...
Tags: Art, America, Audience, Visual, 05.21.21

San Diego Mayor Maintains 50% Cut In Arts Funding

“San Diego arts organisations are still struggling from last year’s 50% cut in the city’s arts and culture budget, which Mayor Kevin Falcouner instituted to offset lost tax revenue in the early months of the pandemic. These cuts now remain in the mayor’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, despite the pandemic easing in the US, which has institutions deeply concerned about their future and urging leaders to reconsider.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, US, San Diego, Issues, 05.24.21, San Diego Mayor Maintains, Kevin Falcouner

Comparing The Careers Of Mike Nichols And Tom Stoppard

The paths they each followed are telling. If you are even marginally involved in the theater, it is impossible not to envy the state support of the arts that benefited Stoppard in Britain or be angry at how, like most American directors, Nichols spent so much time chasing the dollar. Their biographers, too, take differing approaches to these lives. – The New Republic
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, Mike Nichols, Tom Stoppard, Nichols, Stoppard, 05.19.21

Survey: Boards Of LA’s Arts Organizations Don’t Reflect The Demographics Of The Region

While nearly 74% of L.A. County is nonwhite, only 19.5% of the museum board members identified as nonwhite. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Issues, 05.25.21

Exercise: Outdoor Virtual Monologues

The following distance learning exercise challenges students to take their performances outdoors. Students will select a monologue, perform and film it outdoors, and submit it for evaluation. Instructions 1. Students will select a short monologue (30 seconds to a minute) to prepare and perform. It must be set in an outdoor location and make sense […]
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