Category: Artists

The people, the beings creating, making, designing, expressing, showing, performing, dancing, playing, acting, directing, sculpting.

Do you? If so, add it to #900StoriesOfHope, a gallery-in-process of #IHaveHope stories from all corners of the world. This campaign, hosted by Project Have Hope, exists to remind us all of hope‘s universal power to affect individual and collective change. As an example of this kind of hope, Jean Appolon Summer Dance Institute, happening […]

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I stumbled upon the Craft Emergency Relief Fund today. What a treasure. They help equip artists to thrive, supporting artists when they have trouble. And their inspiration and mission is as follows… Our Inspiration If art is America’s common wealth, artists are its most precious asset. Artists reflect our deepest emotions through their creative expressions. […]

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MASSCreative​ emailed me today to remind me that today is #artsmatters day. Truly #artsmattersevery day but it is kind of fun to reflect for a moment why arts do matter to ME. Something so integral to life’s sustenance is hard to articulate. How do you describe air? But a brief response to last night’s performance […]

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Back Pocket Dancers

Back Pocket Dancers is an inter-generational dance group that capitalizes on varying physical facility. Not every dancer can jump or offer an arabesque of 180 degrees. No need, it is not a company that makes money with acrobatics or corps de ballet. Rather it offers delightful displays of interactive movements and juxtaposing positions. Why so […]

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NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA did not always have an art program. Thanks to one administrator,  an art program was launched in 1962 to help “tell the agency’s story of adventure.” With varied points of view, emotion, and styles ranging from abstract to realistic, artists render their perspective of space launches. Its […]

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Ose Manheim, Storyland Birches

Rain on the outside, color inside is an apt description of  a weekend that gathered 42 artists and samplings of their work for the annual Melrose Arts Festival. In one Friday afternoon, Memorial Hall is transformed. From a big blank space emerges displays of blown glass in every color imaginable, collages that combine bone, photography, […]

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Today marks an anniversary in Boston. Everyone knows. Last year the Boston Marathon exploded with horror and proceeded with kindness and now remembrance. The extreme coverage and focus strikes people in different ways. Some say “enough”. Move on. What of the untold stories of trauma and violence wracking inner cities. What of other lives, limbs, […]

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NGO Hindara and the Kandahar Fine Arts Association sponsored a program that trained 30 young artists in Kandahar to receive training in graffiti arts techniques. These artists have applied these newfound skills despite threats to their live to encourage people to vote in the April 5 election. Their works, 33 graffiti pieces,  exist now in […]

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When I am asked if I am an artists, I say yes but I have not found a medium. I dabble in card, interior, web, and food design. I also play violin on occasion and sing with a local Scandinavian vocal ensemble. I notice ambiance, aesthetics, design. It makes a difference to my experience. When […]

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