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Visual Arts

Astoria Visual Arts holds benefit night Tuesday, June 27

Coast WeekendCoast Weekend - Jun 26, 2017
ASTORIA — Astoria Visual Arts will be holding an evening of music, beer, pizza and a donation raffle to support the arts 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, upstairs at Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane St.). Performers include singer Kelley Shannon ...  

Applied Art

'The Sleeping Beauty': Royalist Ballet or Harmonious Ideal?

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 23, 2017
In 1921, the critic André Levinson praised the “Sleeping Beauty” score, but as an example of ballet music as an “applied art,” excellent for seconding Petipa's intentions. That's to rank Tchaikovsky merely as equal to others who seconded Petipa's ...  

Commercial Art

Documenta Kassel: Using Art as Their Witness

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 23, 2017
More and more of these events feel like tourist bait, like commercial art fairs with a few brains. Yet it's thanks largely to these shows that, starting in the 1990s, the planetary scope of contemporary art, previously unknown to the Western market ...  

Fine Art

Disney Fine Art presents Muppet-inspired gallery show that turns Kermit and friends into works of art

Inside the MagicInside the Magic - Jun 28, 2017
Every home can use a bit of Muppet-inspired decor, and a new gallery show hosted by Disney Fine Art has some incredible pieces inspired by Kermit, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet gang. Taking place at the ART on 5th gallery in Austin, Texas, the show ...  

Decorative Arts

Utica exhibition showcases upstate's role in modernist decorative arts era

WRVO Public MediaWRVO Public Media - Jun 19, 2017
A new exhibition at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica looks at how New York state led America into a new artistic and decorative era in the early 20th century. Many of the pieces on display were manufactured in upstate New York.  

Performing Arts

Area theater groups honored at Footlights Performing Arts Awards

Brookfield-Elm Grove NowBrookfield-Elm Grove Now - Jun 28, 2017
Several Waukesha County community theater groups were among the winners at the inaugural Footlights Performing Arts Awards for Greater Milwaukee.  

Graffiti Art

New Zealand's world graffiti art champions bring Maoritanga to a global stage

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Jun 16, 2017
Charles and Janine Williams are making their mark throughout Aotearoa – and the world – with explosive murals melding Maoritanga and street art. The contemporary urban artists combine colourful depictions of native birds with graphic interpretations of ...  

Street Art

Shepard Fairey talks street art in Sydney—and reveals which word he would have put on a Hillary poster

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - Jun 23, 2017
Shepard Fairey and his team of three assistants were in central Sydney this month, painting Fairey's biggest ever mural on an office block wall, when a passer-by approached the Los Angeles-based artist with a man-to-man warning. “The women aren't going ...  

Oil Painting

Oil painting class at Rehoboth Art League to start July 5
CapeGazette.com - Jun 23, 2017

Oil Painting with local artist Bill Patterson will be offered from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesdays, July 5 to Aug. 16, at Rehoboth Art League. This class is for beginners as well as intermediate oil painters. During the first class, using a selected ...  

Watercolour Painting

118-year-old watercolour painting discovered under penguin poo in Antarctica

International Business Times UKInternational Business Times UK - Jun 13, 2017
118-year-old watercolour painting discovered under penguin poo in Antarctica. The painting was in perfect condition as it had been stored in a dark and cold environment for over a 100 years. Isabelle Gerretsen. By Isabelle Gerretsen. Updated June 13 ...  

Pencil Drawing

Kids take art to next level

Hastings TribuneHastings Tribune - Jun 22, 2017
Logan Ripp works on his pencil drawing of a dog during a summer art camp at Kristine Allphin's studio Tuesday. Amy Roh. Eleven-year-old Logan Ripp said he liked learning all of the shading. “I wanted to improve my art skills and learn new things I didn ...  

Writing Poems

Have we been taught poetry all wrong?

PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour - Jun 19, 2017
In the end, Zapruder said he was happy to have finished writing “Why Poetry,” and to be able to go back to writing poems, instead of about them. “Writing this book reminded me of the very thing I was writing about,” he said. “Which is that there is a ...  

Early Christian Art

artnet Asks: Anjolie Ela Menon Reflects on Identity, Spirituality, and Gender

artnet Newsartnet News - Jun 1, 2017
Often regarded as a maverick, I plunged into the past during my stay in Paris and embraced the austere beauty of early Christian art instead of being influenced by the Cubists, as were my peers. Both the coloration and the ornate embellishment of ...  

Byzantine Art

Daniel H. Weiss Appointed President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Jewish VoiceThe Jewish Voice - Jun 21, 2017
He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Western Medieval and Byzantine Art and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. He earned his B.A. at George Washington University and an M.A. in art history from Johns Hopkins. After receiving ...  

Celtic Art

Piccolo Spoleto's Celtic Arts Series offers music and healing ...

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - May 27, 2017
Robert Taylor Jr. grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas but moved to Charleston at the age of 35 where the arts are such an enormous part of the city that.  

Romanesque Art

Anodyne Cafe now open in Wauwatosa

OnMilwaukee.comOnMilwaukee.com - Jun 1, 2017
Romanesque art pays tribute to espresso cafes owners Matthew McClutchy and Lacey Perry encountered on their travels to Italy. Meanwhile, artistic renderings of waves crashing to and fro are displayed inside arched frames along the western wall above ...  

Gothic Art

Celebrating Great Teaching
Northwestern University NewsCenter - Jun 1, 2017

... medieval art, with an emphasis on 14th- and 15th-century northwestern Europe. She has taught a diverse array of courses ranging from a first-year seminar on chivalry to upper-division undergraduate lectures on topics such as Gothic art and ...  


Olde English Faire transports central Illinois back to the Renaissance days

Pekin Daily TimesPekin Daily Times - Jun 23, 2017
HANNA CITY — Renaissance fairs are not easy to find in Illinois during the summertime months, but that's not the case in the Peoria area. Billed by organizers as the state's only renaissance festival, the Olde English Faire returns to Wildlife Prairie ...  

Italian Renaissance

Downtown's newest developer: See their $29M claim to fame

Dayton Daily NewsDayton Daily News - Jun 24, 2017
The 12-story building, with an Italian Renaissance design and decked out in fancy finishes, attracted celebrities and important political figures, including JFK and Marilyn Monroe. But the hotel closed in the 1970s, and a more recent companion building ...  

Renaissance Classicism

'Post-Fire London was a magnificent, beautiful compromise'

Apollo MagazineApollo Magazine - Oct 31, 2016
Just as the new cathedral designed by Wren was a compromise – between Renaissance classicism and the medieval, between his ideal conception and the demands of the Dean and Chapter – so the rebuilding of the City of London was too. The old street ...  

Early Netherlandish Painting

Newly Attributed Bosch Painting Goes On View At Nelson-Atkins

Antiques and the Arts OnlineAntiques and the Arts Online - Jun 13, 2017
It will be shown with “Christ Crowned with Thorns,” an early Netherlandish painting recently confirmed as an autograph work by Albrecht Bouts. Both panels came into the Nelson-Atkins collection as original compositions, but scholars subsequently ...  


Rococo headliner John Mulaney aced comedy's latest test -- making a unique Trump joke

Lincoln Journal StarLincoln Journal Star - Jun 16, 2017
Mulaney, who is performing two sold-out shows at the Rococo Theatre on Thursday, instead described a recent trip to Japan where people there asked him and his wife, both liberals -- “We like David Bowie and we don't understand taxes” is how he ...  


Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos 8, 9 and 11 CD review – well-behaved neoclassicism

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 8, 2017
The Naxos cycle of Villa-Lobos symphonies is becoming a protracted affair. This is the fifth instalment of a series that Isaac Karabtchevsky and the São Paulo Symphony began five years ago. The First and Second symphonies are still to be recorded; the ...  

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