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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Jackson Pollock and Marcel Duchamp
Jul24

Jackson Pollock and Marcel Duchamp

When you take two artists who were unflinchingly innovative in their artistic choices and imagine a collaboration between them, what do you get? Jackson Pollock painted striking abstract expressionist pieces that crackled with energy. Marcel Duchamp was active in Dada and Surrealist movements, and some of his pieces include found objects, etc. Marcel Duchamp found artistic glory in the ordinary. Cracked glass and even a urinal have...

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The Puzzle Art Installation & Collaborative Project
Jul24

The Puzzle Art Installation & Collaborative Project

When you think of collaboration in art, you likely picture established artists working in a studio, talking about options and beginning to design a piece that expresses their respective visions so they work together. However, not all projects are like that. The Puzzle Art Installation & Collaborative Project is one that involves an established artist and the art of everyday people. The project was developed by Art is Good and is...

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