Mixing Media: Transferring Photographs to Canvas
Feb03

Mixing Media: Transferring Photographs to Canvas

Can’t decide whether to unleash your inner Van Gogh or your inner Ansel Adams? How about inviting them both out for an afternoon to help you create one of the most highly modish medias today: Photo Canvas Art. With today’s digital cameras and all their flips, tricks, and doo-dads, novice artists are able to create some of the most breathtaking works of art ever; dare I say even Warhol would be rolling in his Technicolor grave? You’ll...

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Explore Your Passion for Pottery in a Traditional Setting
Dec13

Explore Your Passion for Pottery in a Traditional Setting

If you have enthusiasm for pottery, but are searching for more enjoyable and unique learning opportunities, including some that are do it yourself, many other options for improving your skill level exist. Local Opportunities Many local agencies, including community college and recreation departments, off night, evening, and weekend courses in basic to advanced pottery and related skills. These are especially good for potters who do...

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Van Gogh and Monet
Nov01

Van Gogh and Monet

Of course it can’t happen – Monet and Van Gogh are both long gone. But for the sake of imagination, what would a collaboration between the two look like? Much of Van Gogh’s work - even ostensibly tranquil landscape works – appears fraught with a kind of manic energy. Starry Night is perhaps the most famous example of Van Gogh’s work, as well as one of his most characteristic paintings. Though portrayals...

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Yoga in Art
Oct23

Yoga in Art

Yoga has been around for centuries, but did you know that, until now, there hasn’t been an art exhibit dedicated to it? The Smithsonian Gallery has put together a comprehensive artistic chronology of yoga through the ages. Called “Yoga: the Art of Transformation,” this exhibit incorporates sculpture and painting, but older Indian manuscripts and later poster, photos, and films are all a part of the exhibit....

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Politics and Art
Oct22

Politics and Art

Every so often, something happens that takes art out of the sequestration of galleries and into the political forefront. That happened in Prague, where artist David Cerny created a giant purple hand with its too-long middle finger extended. The hand was placed on a boat and set adrift on the Vltava River, where it can be seen from the Czech seat of the presidency. This drifting hand is far from meaningless, though – Cerny timed...

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