Political Artist Zehra Doğan Released From Prison

Political Artist Zehra Doğan Released From Prison

Turkish-Kurdish journalist and artist Zehra Doğan has been released from prison after serving nearly three years for “spreading terrorist propaganda.” The so-called “propaganda” was a watercolor painting Doğan created that depicted the annihilation of the Kurdish town...
Banksy’s “Dismaland Bemusement Park”

Banksy’s “Dismaland Bemusement Park”

After having been kept tightly under wraps for most of its construction, street-graffiti artist Banksy has just opened “Dismaland,” an art exhibit-carnival hybrid, in England. The anti-Disney show opened to about two thousand people and displayed work by about 60...
The Banksy Arrest was Another Hoax

The Banksy Arrest was Another Hoax

Banksy, the famed UK-based graffiti artist and political activist, has been a controversial and mysterious figure since his work began gaining notoriety in the 1990s. He has made headlines countless times for his politically charged artwork, his elusive nature, and...
A Look Back at Art and Culture in 2013

A Look Back at Art and Culture in 2013

2013 was a remarkable year, rich with an abundance of arts and cultural offerings. At Cultivating Culture, we love writing about emerging artists, creative innovations, and the people and organizations that cultivate culture in their communities. Here’s a look back at...
Wooster Collective Celebrates 10 Years of Street Art

Wooster Collective Celebrates 10 Years of Street Art

When Marc and Sara Schiller began to conceptualize Wooster Collective more than a decade ago, they perhaps never realized that a group dedicated to promoting ephemeral urban art would be such an influential (and enduring) undertaking. This month the Collective, which...
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