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Today was a hard day. I have been applying to shows and public art projects, contacting blog curators, galleries, and pitching press releases for the past four weeks in an effort to break through and find an audience. My inbox held not just one, but three rejection notifications to applications I submitted. Gut punch…
The Queen of Crime made her wishes very clear: less wrinkles, less pink.
At Empac, musicians and technicians are learning to work with sophisticated advances in spatial audio technologies.
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Deconstructing Edvard Munch’s famous painting
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Adobe Stock allows photographers to earn cash pursuing their biggest passions but stock sales strategies isn’t commonly found photographer’s resumes.
Motivation isn’t inspired by envy. When you compare with others, you kill your motivation. Know how to overcome envy and stay motivated.
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Thanks to Musical Toronto, you’ll have lots of talking points the next time you mingle with the classical music crowd, young and old!
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A look at the research…
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The US artist was in Australia to create his largest-ever mural, a 44-metre-tall message of “peace and harmony”
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Ambitious 20-year, $50m redevelopment plan includes a raft of art projects, from large-scale sculptures to performance
According to the organisations 2017 Salary Survey, released today, US institutional pay has increased at a higher rate than the overall jobs market
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They have been creating large-scale canvases of living grass, by tinkering with the natural growth process of this little plant in order to create impressive, photographic-like images.
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These days it’s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative and entrepreneurial minds soaring to their greatest heights through the exact opposite approach.
“Stargoon.” “Turdly.” Is this really the best that it can do?
Fifty years after its release, the sprawling closing track on “Sgt. Pepperâs Lonely Hearts Club Band” remains a testament to the groupâs ambitious songwriting.
Design leaders rethink meaningful creative and career decisions, with the benefit of hindsight.
Retouching is its own form of fake news. Can an oath change a problem that stretches from fashion to product design?
Every creative has found themselves at the same career crossroads. One path leads where their heart desires. The other leads to “real” jobs. Mike Sager has stood there, and he reflects on why he dropped out of Georgetown Law School to live the creative life.
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.
If you’re tired of seeing writing advice from people who’ve never been published, you’ll love these real-world lessons from authors who’ve made it big.
Henry David Thoreau’s famed retreat gets pixelated
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Printing with UV light is much more environmentally friendly than ink-based papers today. But will human factors get in the way?
When you no longer have a flashy brand name under your job title, your self-confidence can take a pummeling.
Our accelerating disappearance into the digital ether now defines us—we are the mediated people, whose contact with one another and the world around us is now mostly veiled by a screen. We threaten to rebel, just as we threaten to move to Canada after an election. But we don’t; the current is too fierce to […]
A new project tries to answer two questions: “What are the arts doing about homelessness?” and “Why do the arts have to do with homelessness?”
Hugo Gernsback (1884-1967) has mostly vanished from our cultural memory, which is a pity, because he was an extraordinary man, and his influence on our modern age—electrical, science-permeated, and full of wonders—was outsized.
The National Endowment for the Arts funds local community building, educational programs, job training, housing, and more.
Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why photographers cha
The work of Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, and Ai Weiwei fetches millions at auction. Or $20 at your local record shop.
In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli.
In Ray Bradburyâs landmark 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, outlaws commit books to memory while firemen burn their brittle pages out of existence.
Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces around Sydney you’ll find these fun urban interventions by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside).
Huckleberry Finn author made up numerous stories for his children, but The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is the only one to survive
The quirkily personal Instagram accounts of taste-making specialists have become the âsoft powerâ of todayâs traders.
Approximately 70 percent of us will experience a period of self-doubt at least once in our lives. Rebuild your confidence using these five strategies.
Sean Avery’s “sustainable art” prevents the plastic discs from ending up in a landfill.
Talk about a vivid imagination. Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal turns shadows of everyday objects into whimsical doodles that are totally unrelated to the object but ingeniously clever.
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Writers write. It’s the action that defines us. What do you do, then, when you feel like you can’t write?
Your techniques, materials, and process don’t necessarily “speak” to your potential collector. The “WHY” will.
A German art dealer is displaying what he says are the only known images of the artist in French Polynesia.