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How We Can Get The Arts To Connect With Conservative Audiences

"The first challenge is to convince prospective audiences that there should be no fear of embarrassment associated with coming to a performance. Decades of research have shown that the best demographic predictor of attendance to all performing arts disciplines is level of educational attainment.... For many people, attending a performance is equated with shelling […]

Dermatology Clinic in your Pocket!

2 days agoArts : Yanko Design

Dermatology Clinic in your Pocket! I envision a day when instruments like these will be a part of every home. With the way we humans have systematically degraded the quality of...

U.S. Holocaust Museum Finds Itself Caught In Argument Over Syrian Civil War

The museum commissioned and published a study on whether any alternative approaches might have prevented more bloodshed than the one taken by the Obama administration. (The answer: probably not.) Then the museum withdrew the study after accusations that it was nothing but a whitewash of what critics called Obama's inaction in Syria.

Tips for Taping Off

When I do Dinotopia paintings on illustration board, I tape off the edge with blue low-tack painter's tape (from the hardware store). Then I cut a thin strip of white so-called "artist's tape" to put over that to preserve my perspective grid markings. Show More Summary

We Need Real Gender Quotas At Major Theatres (Yeah, She Said It)

Lyn Gardner: "Too often, an artist - if they are a woman or are from diverse backgrounds - gets only one shot in a high-profile situation and if they don't triumph, they are out. But it's only when the opportunities are sustained, and not just one-off tokenism, that a significant and genuine advancement occurs in […]

How a Mark Twain Travel Book Turned Palestine into a Desert

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Innocents Abroad, the most famous 19th-century account of Palestine, is in the end an elaborate, sustained joke at the expense of the peoples and places of the Mediterranean. The post How a Mark Twain Travel Book Turned Palestine into a Desert appeared first on Hyperallergic.

How to Create a Jack Daniels-Inspired Whiskey Label in Adobe InDesign & Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Vintage-inspired styles add a warm, authentic touch to logo and label designs. It’s an especially popular trend amongst drinks brands, which tap into antique styles to reinforce the sense of history and tradition associated with their products. Show More Summary

Thanks, Harvey: Home Base Of Houston Ballet And Grand Opera Will Be Closed Until At Least Next May

"The Wortham [Theater Center's] two theaters, which sit near the banks of Buffalo Bayou, took on up to 12 feet of water during the storm, which flooded its basement and required the removal of the stage floor of the Alice and George Brown Theater."

Instagram adds native profile support for stalkers to see who follows back

One of the biggest complaints about Instagram has always been that you can’t easily see who follows you back. Or at least, it’s one of the oldest complaints, if not the current big one. We’ve had to rely on a series of third party apps and websites to help figure out who’s following us back. Show More Summary

London Casting: Feature Film Looking for Trans Actors + Contributors

Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although weShow More Summary

Foundation Launches New Cash Awards To Support Nonprofit Magazines

"The Whiting Foundation, which annually provides 10 emerging writers with prizes of $50,000 each, has announced a new series of grants designed to 'acknowledge, reward and encourage' nonprofit American magazines. The grants for print and digital publications will total up to $120,000."

Playing With Color: Vibrant Options For Apps And Websites

Color is one of the most powerful tools in a designer’s toolkit. Color can draw attention, set a mood, and influence the user’s emotion, perception and actions. When it comes to the web and mobile app design, this is definitely a time of vibrant colors. Show More Summary

Vienna State Opera's Seat-Back Subtitles Offer Six Languages - And Snacks

Take that, Met! "Since the opening of the company's 2017/2018 earlier this month, subtitles are offered from suitably dimmed screens, in English, German, Italian, French, Russian and Japanese. A pre-performance information system provides such useful things to know as plot synopses, cast lists, and any general current news to do with the activities of the […]

Mental Sketch to Studio: Fog

Foggy Morning6x24 oil by Michael Chesley JohnsonAvailable Recently, we had a spell of thick fog. Dawn arrived with streetlamps shrouded in mist, moisture dripping from every leaf, and dew-hung cobwebs quilting the mown fields. If the fog retreated offshore during the day, it crept back in toward evening. Show More Summary

Theaster Gates Wins $100K Nasher Prize For Sculpture

"Gates is a fitting choice at a time when the United States has immersed itself in a re-examination of race and the divisions it spawns in American society. He doesn't shy from taking on civil rights as an issue in his expansive portfolio, which [Nasher Sculpture Center director Jeremy] Strick said is tied 'to the […]

Period romance plays out as a board game in clever 'Sylvester'

Using your socially connected friends and acquaintances as models for your fictional characters often leads to blowback. Just ask Truman Capote, who became an outcast when excerpts from his unfinished roman a clef, “Answered Prayers,” found their way into print. At least Phoebe Marlow, the high-spirited...

Today: the music scene, the future, live from Poland

Your editor-in-chief is in Warsaw today, where I’m leading a panel with Xosar, Chagall, HRTL (also from Bastl Instruments), and Nadine from Native Instruments. You can tune in and join us live. Our segment is on at 17:15 Warsaw / central...Show More Summary

Crystal Bridges Founder Launches Clearinghouse For Museums To Share Art

"Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art founder Alice Walton has established a nonprofit foundation to focus on sharing American art across the country through collaborations with museums and institutions. Art Bridges, which was announced Wednesday, will develop and fund exhibitions to expand access to American art. Walton's new venture is separate from the Crystal Bridges […]

Lauren Yee Wins $25K Kesselring Prize For Emerging Playwrights

"Her play In a Word, in which a child's disappearance haunts a mother, ran Off Broadway this summer to critical acclaim.... Ms. Yee's first professionally produced play was Ching Chong Chinaman, in 2010, about a Chinese-American immigrant family, and she has since written several works for Off Broadway, including The Hatmaker's Wife."

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 411

For today’s prompt, write an information poem. The poem could be about delivering information, sifting through information, or receiving information. But remember: Not all information is created equal. And not all of it is reliable. And some of it is hiding in unlikely places, like the mouths of children and observations in nature. Show More Summary

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