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Collaborative Chorus: Review of Matthew Gerson’s Story Structure at Riverside Center for the Arts

Collaborative Chorus: Review of Matthew Gerson’s Story Structure at Riverside Center for the Arts

Matthew Gerson, installation view of “Plot Structure” at Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery, 2022. Matthew Gerson’s exhibition Structure of Plot at the Riverside Art Center combines two different works in an ode to the all-encompassing potential and responsible limitations of painting itself. Setting the stage for one of the two metaphorical players in this exhibition …

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The artist/CEO generating .4 billion – and growing – in sales of generative art

The artist/CEO generating $1.4 billion – and growing – in sales of generative art

Erick Calderon’s LinkedIn page still lists him as the president of La Nova Tile Importers, “a family-owned importer of porcelain and ceramic tiles and slabs.” In many ways, Calderon is still in the tile business, but these days the expression of creativity is the code, not the clay, and the designs are not in kitchens …

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Arrow Creative Reuse, a Springfield art store set to open in December

Arrow Creative Reuse, a Springfield art store set to open in December

Bundles of yarn representing every color of the rainbow line the walls from floor to ceiling. Collections of baby doll hands and heads sit in wicker baskets. On the front counter is a handwritten sign that reads “Bargains Welcome.” These details make up the interior of a new arts and crafts store opening in mid-December. …

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Art festival promotes sex positivity, removing stigma among young people

Art festival promotes sex positivity, removing stigma among young people

Sex positivity means being 900% culturally aware and 800% Kai Koleda — at least according to the sex-ed food fact T-shirt they wore Sunday to a Planned Parenthood art festival. Paintings, embroidery and stickers were on display outside The Bull from 2pm to 5pm as five artists showcased their work centered on body positivity, reproductive …

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A Little Rough: Books, Music, Art, and More for Hangover Relief |  culture

A Little Rough: Books, Music, Art, and More for Hangover Relief | culture

Music Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper is often praised for his exploration of psychogeography: finding connections between place, memory and nature. However, if you’ve gotten too attached to your night out, its soothing sound baths also work detoxifying wonders. Over eight classical piano tracks, the tender beauty of his 2022 album, Flower Growing …

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What will Prop. funding mean?  28 for arts education in California

What will Prop. funding mean? 28 for arts education in California

Credit: AustinLASchools/Twitter Austin Beutner explains how California is on its way to becoming a national leader in arts education. Credit: AustinLASchools/Twitter Austin Beutner explains how California is on its way to becoming a national leader in arts education. Do you rely on EdSource’s educational coverage? If so, please make your donation today to keep us …

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Frieze Los Angeles is expanding the 2023 art fair to Santa Monica Airport

Frieze Los Angeles is going big for 2023 The art fair on Tuesday announced more details about its next LA iteration. The February 16-19 event at the Santa Monica Airport will feature more than 120 galleries from 22 countries, the largest number of participants in Los Angeles to date. The fair’s footprint will also be …

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Peter Scheldahl, a major New York art critic with a connection to Kent

David E. Dix A journalism professor in my college days advised us to read The New Yorker telling us that the weekly magazine shows great writing. Because of this, I have periodically subscribed to and read this famous publication, which features great writing, authors who use language extremely well. Over the past 24 years, some …

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Middletown Business District, which transforms vacant downtown spaces into works of art

In the summer of 2021, the old Shlien’s Furniture Co. in the North End was repurposed as a canvas depicting a trio of vibrant color paintings of Caribbean musicians and restaurant patrons by local artist Pierre Sylvain. Part of the idea is to disguise ongoing construction by creating decorative walls and murals around the area, …

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Maine Voices: Portland Art Museum design finalists miss the mark

The long and destructive project to build Portland’s Congress Square is hopefully coming to an end. It began with a public outcry, a design competition and local optimism to transform the heart of the arts district into an inviting public space. Over $7 million in costs and financial suffering to small businesses on Free Street …

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