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butter LONDON Fall 2014 Brick Lane Collection Swatches & Review

Inspired by the street art and ethnic influence of London’s Brick Lane market area, the butter LONDON Fall 2014 color range is filled with a diverse range of shades and textures. Everything from creme to shimmer to foil and texture all brought together in one melting pot of a collection. Show More Summary

Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love

Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopané,” premiering at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based on an incident in the life of his father: a rich, complex, heartbreaking story of doomed lovers in Poland between the wars.

Strip Club LEGO Set

LEGO would never in a billion years even think of releasing Citizen Brick’s new LEGO-compatible playset. The Citizen Brick Center for the Performing Arts is “a place where dreamers can dream, and dancers can dance.”

Artist Sits in a Small Glass Case in a San Francisco Storefront for 12 Hours in Performance Art Piece

1 hour agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Artist Mirabelle Jones confined herself to a small glass case for 12 hours in Comfort & Civilization, a performance art piece that took place in a storefront in San Francisco’s Mission district on November 15, 2014. Jones staged the performance as a commentary on the status and treatment of women in the Bay Area and […]

TV Jobs: Fusion, MSNBC, Nickelodeon

This week, Fusion is hiring a director of news practices for and an art director. Meanwhile, MSNBC is still looking for a segment producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, and Nickelodeon is seeking a creative director for TeenNick and NickMom. Show More Summary

You May Think the Mall Is an Art-Free Zone, but One Intrepid Art Critic Says Alderwood Is Full of It

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

My recent scouting expedition inside the 1.3 million square feet of Alderwood Mall yielded precisely two objects intended to be original art. They are color photographs in black frames, in the hallway leading to the women's bathroom at Macy's. One features a woman's pedicured feet propped on the dashboard of a convertible facing the beach. Show More Summary

11 Ways to Keep the Magic of Santa Alive (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's a moment all parents dread: the official time that the kids confront you to ask if Santa Claus is real. So it's time to step up your game. Keeping Santa real is a very intricate art and requires serious dedication and creativity. Show More Summary

New evidence of ancient rock art across Southeast Asia

Research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows the region's first people brought with them a rich art practice. These earliest people skilfully produced paintings of animals in rock shelters from southwest China to Indonesia. Besides these countries, early sites were also recorded in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia.

The Last Comment Section

Mark Slutsky’s Sad YouTube project, which preserves moving comments found under song videos, is consistently powerful. It’s one of the rare internet media experiments that transcends gimmick to become art, which is why the continued attention it’s getting is gratifying but not necessarily surprising—you don’t feel like you’re done with it after seeing it once. […]

Art of the Day: How Famous Painters Do Thanksgiving Dinner

3 hours agoOdd : The Daily What

In her new series "Thanksgiving Special," Hannah Rothstein images what turkey dinner might look like through the eyes of some famous artists. She's also selling limited edition prints of the photos, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local food bank. Basically yes kids, play with your food. Because art.

They Ink, Therefore They Are

Chris Weller muses on body art, young adults, and identity: Each inked-up person on the train appeared to be in the same age group—Millennials, to use the much-maligned descriptor. Being of the same generation, presumably we all post to social media on a regular basis, through profiles and accounts that compel us to confront the […]

FIFA 15 Gets a Third Patch, New Content and Bug Fixes

A third update for FIFA 15 was released by Electronic Arts recently for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game. Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions also get an update alongside the next-gen consoles. The patch includes new content such as such as new players and kits, fixes on a number of issues, and improvements for cameras and overall stability tweaks.

Thanksgiving Dinners Reconstituted as Famous Works of Art

Thanksgiving! From what I can gather, it’s a time to eat yourself senseless and argue with your family. Huzzah! But hey, if the whole eating-yourself-stupid business isn’t especially appealing, there are other ways you can amuse yourself with apparently endless amounts of food: like making works of art out of them! This brings us to the work of artist … Read More

Illiberalism In The Art World, Ctd

A reader senses a double standard: Reading your excerpt of Jerry Saltz’s piece and reflecting on your recent writing on the stifling of debate with cries of racism, sexism, etc., I’m struck by a thought. You say there’s a certain amount of homophobia gays must learn to tolerate because the alternative (i.e., silencing those with […]

NaNoWriMo Tip #18: Use Strong Metaphors

4 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Writers are often advised to “show, not tell.” That’s why metaphors can be so very helpful. The animated video above features a TED-Ed lesson called “The Art of The Metaphor.” When it comes to crafting a strong metaphor, keep in mind...Show More Summary

Daniel Arsham Trades Art for Acting With James Franco, Juliette Lewis

The New York artist is busy working on his first feature length film, set to debut at next year's Tribeca Film Festival.

THE ART OF RICHARD THOMPSON’: How a team of friends brought strengths to ‘a long-overdue tribute’

One in a series. IT WAS A BALMY afternoon in June, and all around the kitchen table, Richard Thompson, as he so often does, had the power to bring people together. In the dappled brightness of his Arlington home, the man in the wheelchair hunched over his tablet that gave off light, but it was Richard that radiated warmth. Read full article >>

Critics Notebook: December's Top Five

A monthly listing of critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 5. Flavors and Colors of Haiti at Rialto Center for the Arts, Dec. 11. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Apollo Awards 2014: Digital Innovation of the Year

This article first appeared in Apollo magazine Apollo’s new Digital Innovation of the Year award commends organisations harnessing digital technology to advance access to, or knowledge of art. The winner will be chosen… Continue reading The post Apollo Awards 2014: Digital Innovation of the Year appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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