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This is the Secret to Your Creative Success
Do you know what aggravates my obsessive-compulsive nature? Trying to decide between a sketchy or clean art style.
John P. Weiss
18 Artists to Watch in 2018
As 2018 begins, here are 18 artists whose unique vision, ingenuity and skill will jump-start your imagination, take you places you’ve never…
Long-Hidden Text Is Uncovered in Alexander Hamilton Letter
By Julie Miller
Library of Congress
Illustration Teardowns: Shorthands
A look at shorthand techniques used to capture visual ideas quickly…
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The Veil of Vulnerability
As humans, we create relationships through intimacy and trust. Intimacy is the only way to dissolve the feeling of separation from one…
Modernism was about revolt, but Lois Mailou and her black contemporaries had a more radical and…
Reclaiming African Americans as human
Nina Renata Aron
Tara Books in 2017
Our year in review
The violent Partition of India sparked waves of immigration to England — and brought us a master…
Masterji humanized Coventry’s growing community of South Asians, and always put them at ease
Art Influenced by The Women’s March
A look at how the march influenced a community of figurative artists.
What a 6-Foot Bear-Bison Furry Can Teach Us About Gender Identity
An interview with Nayland Blake, the artist behind ‘Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon’
Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has made stars of its contestants, catapulting many into full-fledged careers. But for some who have yet to catch this…
The New York Times
In the age of automation, making by hand still matters
Thomas Wide The Smithsonian Institution
World Economic Forum
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How Google created pop culture magic with the art selfie craze
By Sebastian Smee When Google’s art selfie craze went mega-viral on the weekend, a moment of pure pop-culture magic unfurled before our…
There is No Art in the Metropolitan Museum
Elbert Hubbard wrote in 1908 that “Art is not a thing — it is a way.” I would like to add an addendum: art is not a thing — it is a way of…
(Re)presenting Black Women’s Bodies in the HIV/AIDS Discourse Through Art Making Practices
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Vincent van Gogh and artistic control
Many people focus on Vincent van Gogh’s mental health issues, but that is a mistake, I believe. No one is “one thing,” and Vincent was…
Susan L Stewart
Is art-connoisseur yet another job threatened by technology?
For the time being, science and specialists work best in tandem
The Guardian with a new design in print, web and app
On Monday, January 15,2018, The Guardian changed to a new format and design. I’m newspaper designer, founder and organizer of the European…
The Gift of the Personal Crucible!
What is your defining moment? How did you construct meaning from adversity? Were you able take the positives to springboard your life or…
James Kelley, Ph.D.
In elementary school probably when I was maybe 8 or 9 I remember drawing these two characters that had seemed to emerge as fully-formed…
Down the color wheel with Merrigo
Retronator Artist Feature
Matej ‘Retro’ Jan
Dec 30, 2017
Episode 5: Helen Brown
Actress Trinidad Piriz traveled to Berlin to study theater, hoping to fall in love and improve her quality of life. But six months later…
The Importance of Art for Tourism Destinations
How a hotel in San José del Cabo uses ‘social’ art as a community bridge, paving the way for a new trend in tourism and hospitality.
Amber C. Snider
Journal: Jessica Pettway
Bright colours and unexpected arrangements by New York photographer and prop stylist, Jessica Pettway.
Jacob Johnson Memorial Grant Winners
In late October 2017, I announced three grants to honor my late husband, Jacob Johnson. I wanted to make sure that his sudden death was not…