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Disney Apparently Decided Not To Pay Some Authors Their Royalties

And now there’s a task force trying to get the authors of novels in the Indiana Jones, Buffy, and Star Wars universes the royalties for recent sales of their books. Disney, according to author Alan Dean Foster, told him that when they bought Lucasfilm and the rights to Foster’s novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope, first published in 1976, that didn’t mean he would continue to earn royalties from the still in-print, still selling book. The Mouse “argued that it had purchased the rights, but no...
Tags: Art, Disney, Indiana, Lucasfilm, Issues, Alan Dean Foster, Foster, 04.28.21, Jones Buffy

Maine’s Attorney General Says Arts Robert Indiana’s Estate Overpaid Lawyers By Millions

The litigation after the artist’s death in 2018 has been extensive, but perhaps the fees were quite a bit more extensive than they should have been. “The attorney general’s office filed papers in Knox County Probate Court this week demanding that the executor of Indiana’s estate, James W. Brannan, a Maine lawyer, put back into the estate nearly half the money, $3.7 million, that he had paid out to seven law firms.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Indiana, Maine, Visual, Knox County Probate Court, 04.23.21, Attorney General Says Arts Robert Indiana, James W Brannan

These dollhouses cost more than a typical home in Indiana

While $200,000 won't get you a single-family home in most parts of California, it can buy a very elaborate dollhouse on Instagram.
Tags: Design, Instagram, California, Lifestyle, Indiana, Radio, Luxury, Dollhouses, Architectural Digest, Cheap Old Houses, Chris Toledo, Nutshell News

Nobel Prize: Sweet!

Lucky in Manhattan to have a Japanese market nearby, and because I’m enticed by anything in a post-Pop package, I fell for Nobel’s Super Cola, three ounces for $3, a dozen or so globes of hot surprise. I told myself that I sprung for my candyphile boyfriend, but they were really for me. When artists such as Lichtenstein or Indiana (not Gary) are ripped off for the package, I grab it. – Jeff Weinstein
Tags: Art, Indiana, Manhattan, Ajblogs, Gary, Lichtenstein, 04.01.21, Super Cola

American Pianists Association – President and CEO

The American Pianists Association (APA) was founded in New York City as the Beethoven Foundation in 1979 by Victor Borge, Tony Habig (Kimball International), and Julius Bloom (former general manager of Carnegie Hall). The APA’s original mission was to identify and groom young pianists for international competitions. Throughout the 1980s, auditions were held every two years, naming three Beethoven Foundation Fellows each running. In 1982 the organization moved to Indianapolis and in 1989 changed ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Indiana, Indianapolis, United States, APA, White River, Finance Committee, University of Indianapolis, Joel Harrison, Jenna Deja, West Lake Street, American Pianists Association, American Pianists Association APA, Beethoven Foundation

Cool Stuff: Ben Harman’s ‘Indiana Jones’ Trilogy Print Set Explores the Tombs and Temples

Having kept up with the pop culture art scene for a long time, we’ve seen countless artwork paying tribute to the Indiana Jones franchise. So when a new set honoring the entire adventure trilogy comes along, it has to be something really special to convince us to grab our wallets. Artist Ben Harman, who is best known for creating some stunning Disney-inspired artwork, set his sights on the entire Indiana Jones trilogy by creating a set of prints featuring iconic locations, and they’re absolute ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Disney, Indiana, Sequels, Paramount Pictures, Indiana-Jones, Cool Stuff, Ben Harman, Action/Adventure, Bottleneck Gallery, Indiana-Jones-and-the-Last-Crusade, Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark, Indiana-Jones-and-the-Temple-of-Doom, Ben Harman Indiana Jones, Ben Harman Giclée

The Prom review – is Ryan Murphy's musical the first film of the Biden era?

Taste the treacle as Nicole Kidman’s Broadway liberals rebuke a rural high school – and learn a few things about themselvesLike High School Musical on some sort of absinthe/Xanax cocktail, The Prom is an outrageous work of steroidal show tune madness, directed by the dark master himself, Ryan “Glee” Murphy, who is to jazz-hands musical theatre what Nancy Meyers is to upscale romcom or Friedrich Nietzsche to classical philology.Meryl Streep and James Corden play Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman, ...
Tags: Musicals, Kerry Washington, Film, Theatre, Indiana, Culture, Nicole Kidman, Television & radio, Meryl Streep, Stage, Broadway, Biden, James Corden, Barry, Ryan Murphy, Elisabeth Moss

Lengthy Lawsuit Over Robert Indiana’s Estate Is Near Settlement

“The estate of Robert Indiana and the late artist’s longtime representative have tentatively agreed to settle their legal dispute and asked the judges in the complicated case involving his art and legacy to pause the proceedings so they can work out the details of the settlement. … Indiana died at age 89 within a day after the suit was filed. In addition to dragging on for more than 2½ years, the case has cost the Indiana estate as much as $8 million in legal fees.” – Portland Press Herald
Tags: Art, Indiana, Visual, Robert Indiana, 11.06.20

Don A Wig, And Paint Along With Bob Ross

Ross is dead, of course, but a new re-creation of his studio, along with “Master Classes” with the prolific pine painter, is just getting underway in Indiana. “‘This is fantastic,’ Brett Estes, the Best Bob winner said, outfitted in a Bob wig (from a costume shop), beard (real) and light blue button-down. His brushes were tucked in the front pocket.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Indiana, Bob, Ross, Visual, Bob Ross, 11.01.20, Brett Estes the Best Bob

Four Indiana Cities Sue Netflix For “Cable-Franchise” Fees

The  was filed against Netflix, Disney, Hulu, DirecTV, and Dish Network on August 4 in Indiana Commercial Court in Marion County. The cities of Indianapolis, Evansville, Valparaiso, and Fishers want the companies to pay the cable-franchise fees established in Indiana’s Video Service Franchises (VSF) Act, which requires payments of 5 percent of gross revenue in each city. – ArsTechnica
Tags: Art, Media, Indiana, Marion County, 08.17.20, Netflix Disney Hulu DirecTV, Indiana Commercial Court, Indianapolis Evansville Valparaiso, Indiana Cities Sue Netflix

Putting Up A Monument To The Unknown Enslaved People Of The United States

As the Civil War raged, Kentucky was officially neutral – but it was a slave state. Freedom lay just across the river in Indiana, says poet Hannah Drake, whose nonprofit is preparing to install a kind of monument to those who dreamt of escape. “The memorial will start as a path of cast or carved footprints. That will lead people from nearby history museums to the river, where there will be limestone benches. Then there will be more footprints leading to the river’s edge.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Kentucky, Indiana, United States, Visual, 08.01.20, Hannah Drake

The Artist’s Caretaker: Once He Controlled Everything. No More.

When Robert Indiana died, the man who had directed his affairs was supposed to help run the artist’s foundation and its new museum. Those plans have changed.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Sculpture, Robert, Thomas, Jamie L, Robert Indiana, Wills and Estates, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Morgan Art Foundation Ltd

CPS: School for Creative and Performing Arts – Director

The Director of SCPA will serve as a central collaborator and consensus-builder inside and outside SCPA. Organization “SCPA is a true melting pot. Students from across the region come together to create art, music, and movement. The lessons learned in such a diverse setting create strong communities outside of the school’s walls. The freedom to be creative as a child leads to brave, critical thinkers beyond their school years. Creative, strong, brave—those are the words that define an SCP...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Kentucky, Indiana, United States, Ohio, Kennedy Center, Native American, Cincinnati, Cps, University Of Cincinnati, Carnegie Hall, YWCA, Edinburgh Scotland, Procter Gamble, Ohio River

Briston Maroney: The Garden

The latest from Nashville’s Briston Maroney, “The Garden” moves along with earnest wisdom and an eager hook. It falls within the young artist’s Miracle single series, and follows up his recent—and acclaimed—Indiana EP. Producer John Congelton worked with Maroney on the track, marking the first collaboration with the singer/songwriter/guitarist.
Tags: Music, Design, Indiana, Culture, Nashville, Listenup, New Music, John Congleton, Maroney, Briston Maroney, Briston Maroney The Garden, John Congelton

Director, Indiana University Cinema

One of the nation’s most prestigious movie houses, Indiana University Cinema (IU Cinema) presents and examines the world’s most entertaining, fascinating, and thought-provoking films and invites audiences to hear from the luminaries who created them. Organization One of the nation’s most prestigious movie houses, Indiana University Cinema (IU Cinema) presents and examines the world’s most entertaining, fascinating, and thought-provoking films and invites audiences to hear from the lu...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Indiana, Chicago, United States, Jim Jarmusch, Ada, Louisville, Forbes, Indiana University, Nerdwallet, Bloomington, Metropolitan Opera, Association of American Universities, Customer focus

Robert Indiana’s Island Home Still Grapples With His Legacy

The artist has been dead for more than a year, but the plans for the museum he outlined in his will are still far from certain.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Museums, Maine, Robert, Robert Indiana, Wills and Estates, Historic Buildings and Sites, Vinalhaven (Me

Will Robert Indiana’s Home Ever Become The Museum He Envisioned?

The Maine island where Indiana found a home isn’t quite into it. “There are concerns here on the island about just what an Indiana museum might entail. Who would it attract? What sort of people would be running it? How might the character of the island, which already doubles in population when the ‘summer people’ arrive, be affected?” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Indiana, Maine, Visual, Robert Indiana, 10.06.19

Penalties for protesting pipelines increase in 15 states

At least 15 states have passed or proposed bills that further criminalize trespassing on fossil fuel infrastructure, a trend that environmental and free speech advocates argue unnecessarily targets pipeline protesters and indigenous leaders. In 2018, Louisiana passed a bill that makes trespassing on so-called “critical infrastructure” a more serious offense than existing trespassing laws. While trespassing has long been considered a misdemeanor, the law now specifies that the same act on partic...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Design, News, Protest, Environment, Indiana, South Dakota, Iowa, Bill, Louisiana, Environmental Activism, Fossil Fuel, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pipelines, Cherri Foytlin

The Estate Of Robert Indiana Sues To Stop Sales For Reproductions Of ‘LOVE’ And ‘HOPE’

Wow, ugh, and this sure messes with those trying to remember Indiana a year after he died. “The complex legal battle surrounding the estate of Indiana began the day before he died at his home on Vinalhaven, when the Morgan Art Foundation filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York accusing McKenzie and Jamie Thomas, Indiana’s caretaker, of fraud and elder abuse. Indiana also was named in the suit. In fall 2018, Morgan also sued the Indiana estate alleging breach ...
Tags: Art, Indiana, Visual, Morgan, U S District Court, McKenzie, Southern District of New York, Robert Indiana, Vinalhaven, Morgan Art Foundation, 05.10.19, Jamie Thomas Indiana

Energy-efficient vacation home holds court over 15 acres of restored tidal wetlands

Manhattan-based firm Ryall Sheridan Architects has unveiled a modern home that sits elevated over 15 acres of restored tidal wetlands on Long Island’s Peconic Bay. Located about 100 miles outside of New York City, the beautiful Orient House V is a three-bedroom vacation home that was built to harmonize with its incredible setting. Lifted 10 feet off the marshy landscape, the light-filled refuge was strategically designed to be energy-efficient and resilient against the local climate. After th...
Tags: Design, New York City, Indiana, Architecture, Gallery, Manhattan, Solar Power, Long Island, Wetlands, Sustainable Design, Energy Efficient, Green Home Design, Concrete Homes, Solar Powered Homes, Solar Arrays, Ryall Sheridan Architects


Painted on my new Yupo paper pad of papers.  The first crow of April :) When I first began taking watercolor lessons from Sandy Maudlin in Indiana, we painted on nothing but Yupo paper.  I didn't learn until weeks later (we met once a week) that others painted on watercolor paper! ha ha  She had a lot of grumbling in that class because some people just didn't like the way watercolor and Yupo worked, but I took to it easily and found it fun.  We finally started painting on just watercolor pa...
Tags: Art, Indiana, Rh Carpenter, Yupo, Sandy Maudlin

Don't forget to fight for these "less glamorous" endangered species

Not all endangered animals have their own PR firms to save them. Many are living humble lives outside the limelight. A new poster campaign, commissioned by NetCredit, aims to draw attention to these underdogs in the conservation movement. According to Luke Doyle, who worked on the campaign, “The research team gathered data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to build a long list of species that are flagged as ‘endangered’ or ‘threatened’ in every state of the U.S. The team then shortlisted ...
Tags: Design, California, Virginia, US, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Louisiana, North America, North Carolina, Illinois

His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work?

Private text messages entered as evidence in a legal dispute raise new questions about whether the artist fully designed his final works.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Finances, Michael, Robert, Thomas, Jamie L, McKenzie, Wills and Estates, Vinalhaven (Me

Exit Lines: Standouts

The Broadway phenomenon of the year…is on Netflix, where you (and, finally, I) can see Springsteen on Broadway. But if you care to leave the comfort of your screen at some for the (colder) comfort of Times Square this holiday season, there are other shows that are “boss” along the Great White Way. Chief among these is The Ferryman, a show that is outsized in every way, with live animals and a baby (an actual baby, not a prop) vying with a cast of nearly two dozen adult performers for our attenti...
Tags: Music, Theatre, Jerusalem, Indiana, Netflix, Northern Ireland, Broadway, Sam Mendes, Ira, Las Vegas, Quinn, Barry, Jones, Paddy Considine, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill

Major utility company Xcel Energy commits to go carbon-free by 2050

A major utility company is making history. Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility company, has pledged to go completely carbon-free by 2050. The company serves eight states, and its ambitious new carbon reduction goal far exceeds its current target of a 60 percent reduction in Colorado by 2026. “Our biggest energy source in a few short years is going to be renewable energy. We’re going to absolutely integrate as much of that as we can into the grid,” said Xcel CEO Ben Fowke. The company said t...
Tags: Design, Colorado, America, Indiana, South Dakota, Xcel, Xcel Energy, U S Energy Information Administration, NIPSCO, Ben Fowke, Fowke, Xcel Energy Colorado, Midwestern Utility MidAmerican

Amish Popcorn Library

Packed inside this “Amish Popcorn Library” are 12 separately packaged varietals of corn grown in Indiana’s Amish country. Each four ounce bag is one serving—enough for a few light snackers or one hungry human. They’re non-GMO, tender and colorful alternatives to the industrialized kernels inside supermarket bags. And, you’re purchasing directly from a family farm when you buy a box—Brian Lehman’s to be exact.
Tags: Food, Design, Snacks, Corn, Indiana, Gmo, Popcorn, Brian Lehman, Non-gmo, Amish country, Artisanal Food

Works from Robert Indiana State to Go on Sale to Cover Legal Costs

Two major works from the estate of Robert Indiana will hit the auction block this month, sold to help pay for his estate’s mounting legal fees and repairs to his former mansion in Maine. “Litigation is expensive, especially in New York,” says Indiana’s executor James Brannan. “If any papers so much as cast a shadow […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Indiana, Maine, Art News, Minipost, Robert Indiana, James Brannan, Robert Indiana State

This bold, sustainable home will age gracefully near an Indiana wetland

Compact, energy-efficient and built with locally sourced materials, this hillside home takes a low-impact approach to its wetland surroundings in the city of Valparaiso in northern Indiana. Local design firm Bamesberger Architecture completed the home for a client who wanted a relatively small dwelling overlooking a pristine 400,000-square-foot wetland site. Named The Box after its boxy appearance, the home boasts low-energy needs and does not rely on air conditioning, even in the summer Compl...
Tags: Design, Indiana, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Wetlands, Carousel Showcase, Natural Ventilation, Valparaiso, Locally Sourced Materials, Loft, Open-plan, Energy Efficient, Underfloor Heating, Birch-Plywood

Arts Council of Indianapolis – President and CEO

The Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI) fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive. Serving as a collaborative leader and champion for arts across the city, the President and CEO will report to the board of directors and will be responsible for the implementation of ACI’s strategic vision, programs, grant making, and overall administration of the organization. Organization The Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI) fosters meaningful e...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Indiana, Indianapolis, United States, Kennedy Center, Amtrak, Boston MA, ACI, Brown County, Newbury Street Suite, National Endowment of The Arts, Marion County Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Schools, Ms Wyona Lynch McWhite

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – How To Time Travel

It is 17,000 years ago. Massive sheets of ice cover Canada and the northern United States. You find yourself in the bowels of a large ice tunnel, at the edge of a massive glacier. The cold chills you to your bones. You hear blasts of icy wind whipping around outside the tunnel. At your feet, a trickling stream is choked by glacial till. Creaking sounds and the steady drip of water break the eerie silence. You have traveled back in time—sort of. Taking out your phone, you snap a photo of this inc...
Tags: Design, Exhibits, General, Education, Audio, Indiana, History, Empathy, Museum, Canada, United States, Museums, Exhibit, Exhibitions, Exhibition, Replica

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