Archive | October, 2013

Contemporary Cultural Questions: How Will Technology Continue to Influence Art?

Graphic design. Art applications. Social media. Art blogs. Computer-generated paintings. Photoshop. Digitally created music. E-books. 3D Printing. 3D Scanning. 3D Hacking. These are just a few examples from a rapidly growing list of ways that technology is influencing art and, for our purposes, culture. Some artists and art historians fear that quickly advancing technology is […]



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Art Supplies boost creativity

10 Inspiring Art and Culture Quotes

Sometimes, reading and reflecting can be just as inspiring as surrounding yourself with delightful artworks found in a gallery or museum. Here are some insightful, smart art and culture quotes from people who spent their lives immersed in the arts: “Simplicity is the glory of expression.” – Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist “Individuality […]



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Design Happiness at Home

French writer Stendhal once remarked how “Beauty is the promise of happiness.” Today, research shows that beauty – be it the art hanging in your home, the colors of your walls, and other domestic aesthetics – is also directly connected to decision making, emotion, mental health, and self-perception. While many perceive “beauty”, a subjective concept […]



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Precision and Abstraction in Melinda Tidwell’s Collages

In a day and age where so much art has been digitized, where so many works are utilizing technology to be realized, it is refreshing to find an artist who still enjoys working with their hands. Multimedia artist Melinda Tidwell has actually done both. After pursuing mathematics in college, she was drawn to a career […]



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BAM: For Adventuresome Artists and Audiences

Did you know that America’s oldest performing arts center is located right in the heart of Brooklyn, New York? The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) was founded in 1861, and since its inception it has grown to be inclusive of a multitude of artistic genres. In its more than 150 years as a major perming […]



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Photos of the Most Violent City In America

Flint, Michigan lies in the literal shadow of Detroit, and photographer Brett Carlsen describes it as “the fast forward version” of the Motor City. Carlsen has seen first hand, through the lens of a camera, the violence, poverty, and economic ruin that has washed over what has statistically become the most violent city in America. […]



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Artist Spotlight: Pablo González-Trejo at The Floor Gallery

Multimedia artist Pablo González-Trejo describes himself as a “contemporary artist living contemporary art themes as a full time Cuban-Galician-American alter-modern man.” Born in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, González-Trejo now lives and works in Paris where he has settled after studying fine arts and collaborating with other artists throughout America and Europe. His travels have certainly inspired […]



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BOMB Shares All Facets of the Artist’s Voice

Do you remember the first time you flipped through the pages of an art zine or independent literary publication? There is a feeling one gets when holding something so prolific, so unique in their hands; the delight and intrigue that art journals radiate is such a drastic departure from the glossy, throwaway magazines that dominate […]



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As Queens’ Economy is Revitalized, Its Cultural Identity Shines

“Remember old New York, where immigrants strived, cultures collided, grit outshined glamour and ethnic restaurants were filled with ethnic crowds, not Instagramming foodies? Before Manhattan commerce was diluted with H&M and Starbucks, and Brooklyn became half hipster playground, half suburb substitute? That city lives on in Queens…” ~Seth Kugel for The New York Times Queens, […]



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“Play Me I’m Yours” – an International Pop-Up Piano Project

Can you imagine coming up from the subway, or turning the corner of a bustling city street, when suddenly you notice a piano right there on the sidewalk in front of you? It might be a classic-looking upright piano, or it might be decorated fantastically by  local artists from your community, but there it is, […]



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