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An athletic man with a prosthetic leg getting ready to run track.

Exhibition in Portland Celebrates the History of Prosthetic Design

Prosthetics have come a long way from the the original papier maché toes used in 600 B.C. With the medicine, robotics, sensors, and 3D-printing industries now working together, prosthetics are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. “Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics,” an exhibition and education program on display at the Pacific Northwest College of […]

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A collage of photographs, letters, postcards, and illustrations---all of which encompass the postal art.

Postal Art is Making a Comeback

We’re all pretty familiar with the artwork associated with stamps: holiday designs, historical commemorations, nature, and so on. What we may be less familiar with, though, is the way an entire postal situation—stamp, envelope, and even the interior letter—can be a work of art either on its own or as part of a larger piece. […]

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A photo of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei taking questions from the press.

Art That Pushes Societal Boundaries

The art world is a great place to push the boundaries of what feels “safe” and to ask questions we might not be able to ask anywhere else. Whether an artist is a student or a full-blown professional, the art that’s really capturing the world’s imagination right now is the kind that dares to go […]

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A desktop computer, a laptop, a camera, and some printed pictures on a desk.

Multimedia Works Are Taking the Art World By Storm

Whether it’s combining sculpture and architecture, video and fabrics, or photography and paper, the art world is no stranger to multimedia artists these days. Pieces in modern exhibits are often full-on visual and auditory experiences rather than just opportunities to meander through a hall and looking at paintings on a wall. Whether it’s art students […]

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An image of a brain, half of which is shown in black and white and the other half of which is rainbow-colored.

Your Brain on Art

There’s no doubt that we can experience emotional responses to the art we see, whether it’s a classic painting or an interactive museum exhibit. In fact, there are actually scientific studies showing the effect art can have on our brains: sometimes we mimic the actions we see portrayed; sometimes we’re simply more receptive to learning […]

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