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  • New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike

    04/01/2017 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 30, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike New partnership, Art Sparks, will develop public art created by local students HUMMELSTOWN, PA. (March 30, 2017) — Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts (PCA) announced a new partnership that connects student artists with art being developed for stops along the PA Turnpike. The new program, called Art Sparks, will utilize the PCA’s Arts in Education residency program to develop student-created, original pieces of art for Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system. These public art pieces will be on display in service plazas...
  • To keep their artists, cities explore affordable housing

    02/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Watertown Daily Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Stateline.org
    NEW ORLEANS At 75, Deacon John Moore considers himself one of the lucky ones: The scion of three generations of music-making Creoles, hes been able to sustain himself with his guitar, raise a family, buy a house. Most other musicians here, he says, arent so fortunate. Hes tooling around the streets of Treme one of the nations oldest black neighborhoods and the birthplace of jazz in his ancient Volvo, pointing out all the gentrified houses, the ones with the jacked up rents. Everybody wants to live here now, he said. New Orleans is enjoying a renaissance 12...
  • Ivanka Trump Harassed [semi-satire]

    12/24/2016 8:50:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    On-Board a JetBlue plane at JFK Airport in New York City for a planned family vacation in Hawaii, Donald Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka was accosted by another passenger Dan Goldstein, a Brooklyn lawyer. Goldstein's harangue charged Donald Trump with "ruining the country" and Ivanka with "ruining our flight." The "our" referred to his husband Matthew Lasner and their son. Goldstein contended that "people like Trump and his 'spawn' have no business inserting themselves among those who don't want them anywhere near us. She and her kids are a terrifying reminder that the Trump pall could plague the country for generations....
  • 'Get my work off your walls!': Ivanka Trump hit by protest from artists

    12/22/2016 3:51:46 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 194 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/2016 | Liam Quinn
    Whole Title: 'Get my work off your walls!': Ivanka Trump hit by protest from artists demanding their work be removed from her famous home because they're 'embarrassed' to be associated with her family A growing group of artists is hitting back against Ivanka Trump, with some even demanding the president-elect's daughter take their work down off her walls. A collection of New York artists have banded together to protest Donald Trump through his daughter, with a campaign called 'Dear Ivanka'. The colorful crusade was created by the Halt Action Group, which was founded by curator Alison Gingeras, dealer Bill Powers,...
  • Building Engulfed by Deadly Oakland Fire Had Pending Habitability Complaints

    Sheriff's investigators at the scene of the Oakland fire on Saturday. At least nine people are confirmed dead and several dozen are missing after a fire ripped through the the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland... As many as 100 people were crowded inside the warehouse for a party when the blaze erupted. They struggled to escape the flames and smoke. Officials fear dozens could have been killed. City records show that there were habitability complaints made against the property's owner as recently as November 14 regarding an "illegal interior building structure." City inspectors appear to have visited the building on...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • SCANDAL EXPANDS !!! NEW Set of NEA Emails Released Linking White House to NEA Scandal

    11/02/2009 10:15:23 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 573+ views
    judicial watch/the lid ^ | 11/2/09 | The Lid
    Four weeks ago, Big Hollywood posted audio of a conference call in which Obama administration officials asked "grant recipients to plug Barack Obamas domestic agenda." At least six federal laws and regulations were violated when thenNEA communications director Yosi Sergant and White House Office of Public Engagement deputy director Buffy Wicks tried twisting the arms of artists and arts groups interested in getting federal arts grants to produce government propaganda. To protect the scandal from expanding further, the White House threw Sergant under the bus, denied that they were involved issued new guidelines for the NEA and promised that it...
  • New Wave artists aging gracefully. An 80s world gone by

    05/16/2015 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    Debbie Harry of Blondie [1st crossover new wave to hip-hop artist with Rapture-remember!]
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stones throw from our nations capital celebrating what he claims will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland US of A, a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Hitler flower painting to be auctioned for $30,000

    03/23/2015 9:51:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4:33PM GMT 23 Mar 2015 | Kat Brown
    The still-life watercolour was painted when Adolf Hitler was in his mid-twenties, and sold by his Jewish art dealer Samuel Morgenstern, who was later sent to the Lodz Ghetto... ...The Telegraph's art critic Alastair Smart says of the piece, "The work is of no intrinsic, artistic worth whatsoever. The only vague point of interest might be that, unlike the iffy watercolours of Vienna city we associate with Hitler the painter, this rarity is an iffy watercolour of a pitcher of azalias."... ...Hitler moved to Munich in 1913, having been unable to make a living as a painter. The Nazis later...
  • Bill Clinton Trolled in Own Official Portrait

    03/02/2015 11:45:55 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Troy Senik
    Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an interview with a renowned local artist named Nelson Shanks, whose portfolio includes the official painting of Bill Clinton hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. (Sidenote: during my time as a speechwriter for George W. Bush, I learned that 43 loved to open any set of remarks where he was having his portrait unveiled with Welcome to my hanging. For some reason, I always found that endearing). Anyway, Shanks, who we can only presume has figured out that publicly slighting a Democratic president is basically the royal road to a Fox News contributor...
  • British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs

    02/14/2015 10:16:17 PM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    British Artists Boycott Israel As One Million British Girls Are Raped by Muslim Gangs By Julio Severo In an initiative called Artists for Palestine, some 700 British artists, including Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Richard Ashcroft, made a pledge, February 14, to boycott Israel in reaction to what they termed the Palestinian catastrophe, according to the Jerusalem Post. Catastrophe? It is what is happening around Israel. Syria, Iraq and other Islamic nations around Israel are suffering: Muslims are killing Christians. In all the Muslim nations in the Middle East, the same pattern has repeated itself...
  • Art Lovers and Artists: Your Attention Please!

    03/08/2014 12:56:22 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 23 replies
    The Master Secrets Summit ^ | 03-08-14 | Auntie Mame
    A painter friend of mine is putting on a web convention of famous contemporary artists. It includes interviews with Marvin Mattelson, Albert Handell, Fernando Freitas, and many other Masters in the art world. I apologize for not posting this sooner, as it's been going on for a week now and is only available until March 26, 2014. There have been six interviews released with a new one every day. If you are an artist or art-lover, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain information and inspiration to help transform your own art or hear from the masters. This is really...
  • Was the revolution lost in Tunisia and Egypt?

    09/05/2012 10:30:41 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 05 Sep 2012 | Not Identified
    First it was the media, now it is the artists. Censorship in the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring - Tunisia - is back. The government has already been accused of clamping down on reporters. And now, two Tunisian artists have been charged. Their crime: creating sculptures that the authorities say are harmful to public order and good morals. Nadia Jelassi's work is of a veiled woman surrounded by rocks and suggests she is being stoned, while Mohamed Ben Slama's work is of a child with ants streaming from a schoolbag that spelt out "God". Meanwhile in Egypt, two journalists...
  • Did Leonardo da Vinci Copy his Famous 'Vitruvian Man'?

    01/31/2012 11:28:21 AM PST · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 1/31/12 | Natalie Wolchover
    Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of a male figure perfectly inscribed in a circle and square, known as the "Vitruvian Man," illustrates what he believed to be a divine connection between the human form and the universe. Beloved for its beauty and symbolic power, it is one of the most famous images in the world. However, new research suggests that the work, which dates to 1490, may be a copy of an earlier drawing by Leonardo's friend. Another illustration of a divinely proportioned man the subject is Christ-like, but the setting is strikingly similar to Leonardo's has been discovered...
  • Obama campaign asks artists to work for free on jobs posters, sparking outrage

    10/20/2011 6:19:39 AM PDT · by martosko · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2011 | Steven Nelson
    President Barack Obamas re-election campaign is asking artists to design promotional posters that convey a message: support American jobs. The brutal irony for artists, however, is that they will receive no payment for their work. The campaign, which has $61 million on hand, will reward only the three artists whose work is selected for use. The compensation? A copy of their artwork, signed by the president. The Graphic Artists Guild isnt pleased with the ask. On Saturday, the guild issued an open letter to the campaign voicing outrage over what it called a shameful competition.
  • Obama's Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

    07/19/2011 10:20:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/19/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Immediately after President Obama took office, his Hollywood benefactors clamored for the creation of a "Secretary of Culture." Tinseltown was disappointed with the administration's crony arts czar choice (Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale), but left-wing artists and entertainers have now been mollified. Instead of one government-supported arts czar, the White House has designated an entire herd of them. On Tuesday, as part of Obama's "Winning the Future" initiative, the president designated members of the liberal activist group Creative Coalition as official "America's Champions of Change for the Arts." This is the latest in a series of "public engagement" efforts overseen by...
  • Art Death/Heart Death

    04/02/2011 2:30:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2011 | Matt Patterson
    The Analogue Counter-Revolution, Part 6 Part 1: Step Away from the Computer Part 2: iPad, Therefore I Am Part 3: Life between the Cracks Part 4: The Tyranny of Google Part 5: Digital Dark Age Ahead? Bach is singing. Well, from his grave at least. A local Bach Society presented its annual concert recently, a fine affair featuring selections from several composers, including Bach and Beethoven. The setting at the small chapel was perfect, and the musicians were first rate. Yet, the concert was only an hour long. Since half a dozen selections were featured, most ran only a few...
  • Ministers slam artists over Ariel boycott

    08/29/2010 11:20:00 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    YnetNews ^ | 8/29/10
    Prime Minister Netanyahu threatens to withdraw funding from theaters whose actors refuse to perform in city located beyond Green Line, says 'the last thing we need is boycotts from within.' Finance Minister Steinitz: These artists don't belong in theater. Meanwhile, Ynet learns Cameri Theater foresaw objection, included special clause in contractPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said the government would not fund boycotts from within against the State of Israel. He was referring to the protest of several Israeli artists, who declared over the weekend that they would refuse to perform in the new cultural hall in the city...
  • 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Down on Obama

    06/07/2010 11:41:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 118+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/7/2010
    Fairey, , "Some of the works are about gridlock in Washington. Washington is too intertwined with corporate America . . . I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it's not panning out. He's not pushing hard enough."