Personally, I would love to see more well-known success stories in each industry making themselves available to our educational system for workshops and/or lectures. You can never underestimate the power of motivation and the power of experiencing the first-hand stories of success in a chosen field or topic.
Schools that don’t have a big enough budget to bring someone “famous” in could band together with other schools in their county – maybe hold a shared workshop or lecture hall.
This would be beneficial to almost all topics our youth follow and are maybe considering a career in – Sports, Science, The Arts, The Trades, etc. – bring those in who have succeeded in their chosen interest and have them explain how they did it – what it took – share their failures & successes to give the youth a leg up on what to expect and what it’s going to take to achieve their goals.
Education should be a community effort – involve all facets of a community. The school should simply be the centralized location from which it is organized and day-to-day instruction takes place. But everywhere in your community should be a “classroom” and each of us a “teacher”.
You can’t just love acting, said Broadway Actor Don Richard to the teens gathered at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School on Saturday. You have to know the business side, too.
Source: Broadway actor tells local students: Art pays off | Life | daily-journal.com
Chinese hotels are using art to try and stand out from their competitors, but does it make business sense?
Source: Is hotel art a waste of time? – BBC News
Mr. McMullan unearths some of his never-before-seen theater posters to demonstrate how he created each work, from early studies to final versions.
Continue reading “Poster Perfect: The Art of James McMullan – The New York Times”
The loosening of restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba has helped a local gallery owner expand his collection.
Source: Houston Gallery Wants To Be Ambassador For Cuban Art – Houston Public Media
To stir and shake the classical environment, the Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha this year brings the non-classical and marginalised art traditions into classically tagged spaces.
Source: Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha: Art outside comfort zones – The Hindu
Ahead of a London gallery opening its first selfie exhibition, can such pictures really be considered art?
Source: Can selfies really be art? London’s Saatchi Gallery thinks so – BBC News
If you’re an artist, would you consider holding an exhibit to raise funds for a charity? Here’s one story on how an event like this can help.
To show appreciation for her improving health when she moved to Santa Barbara, artist Kat Martin began volunteering for Hospice of Santa Barbara.
Source: Hospice Art Exhibit Reflects Artist’s Own ‘Visual Journey’ | Arts & Entertainment – Noozhawk.com
The road to hell, the saying goes, is paved with the best of intentions, and that is very much the case with the complex art world conundrum explored in the lively, involving documentary “Saving Banksy .”
Source: ‘Saving Banksy’ investigates the tension between the ethos of street art and a desire to preserve it – LA Times
Throughout this year, ambitious projects will be unveiled all over America — and they don’t cost anything to see.
Source: 10 Places to See Public Art in 2017 – The New York Times