DC Unveils Joker-Batman Mashup, The Batman Who Laughs | Nerdist

Now this is a scary villain!!  Holy Cow – nightmares from the concept art alone!!

Earlier this month, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal #1 set up DC’s newest event and briefly teased the evil incarnations of Batman who are invading the DC Universe. Six of the evil Batmans were apparently mashups of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego with other well known heroes like the Flash, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. However, DC held back on revealing the Batman Who Laughs until now, and we can see why!

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Kosice: amazing street art in Slovakia’s city of culture | Metro News

Wow – this is some seriously beautiful street art!  I really love how large some of the works are and how they make the whole street they are on feel like your in a gallery.  Absolutely stunning.

Be sure to follow through with the link at the end of this post to view all the photos and read the story.  Don’t forget to book your tickets to visit in person when you’re done! 😉

What connects an army barracks, a swimming pool and a tobacco factory?

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The Art School Survival Guide | HuffPost

This is full of what seems to be good advice.  This is the kind of info I hear from art students all the time.

An education in art can be a wonderful thing. But if we’re being real, it also fosters a weird environment, full of pretentious kids who think they’re the next Dali. It doesn’t matter if you’re studying film, writing, painting, or design, the arts attract a motley crew of people, all of whom believe they’re the real tastemaker. That being said, it can also not be a complete waste of money if you take the time to grow new creative friendships and accept that you have a lot to learn before success finds you. So if you’re about to start your first semester or heading into your next, we’ve got you covered with some helpful pointers to make your art school experience a tiny bit more bearable.

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Timonium woman teaches art class aimed at easing stress of veterans, first responders – Baltimore Sun

There should be more programs, maybe even some organized charity events that help PTSD and other traumatic event victims to deal with their stress through the arts.  Whether its painting, writing, music, dance – whatever, these should all be offered to veterans and other stress related victims.  How much evidence do we need regarding the healing powers of the arts?  Treating the “soul” is what art does … and these folks definitely deserve to have that opportunity.

Drafted out of high school, Ziegler went to Vietnam, coming home after he was wounded before serving overseas in Germany. While in Europe, he made time to visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, never losing his passion for art.

This year, Ziegler engaged that passion again, as he regularly traveled from his home in Linthicum to Epiphany Episcopal Church, in Timonium, to try his hand at making masterpieces of his own. His destination was a class taught by Mary Rever, an artist and teacher from Timonium who offers free painting lessons to military veterans and first responders.

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Make art with your brainwaves at new Holter exhibit | Entertainment | helenair.com

This is super cool!

Step into the darkened Baucus Gallery and you are greeted by five enchanting sculptural forms — neuro-caves — seemingly constructed of light and suspended from the ceiling.As you don a headset, the neuro-cave links to your brainwaves and sends out music, digital sounds and colors of light — white, blue, green, violet, red and peach.

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Local art ‘adds color, pizazz’ to county courthouse walls – News – Republican Herald

The Schuylkill County Courthouse recently added some new artwork to its walls.

Last week, the work of local artists at the Walk In Art Center was put on display on the ground and first floors of the courthouse. Most of the pieces are for sale and the artwork will rotate on a quarterly basis, Lisa Robinson, executive director of the Walk In Art Center, said.

I think more public facilities should do this type of stuff 🙂

Source: Local art ‘adds color, pizazz’ to county courthouse walls – News – Republican Herald

Documenting a solar eclipse, 1918 style

A lot was happening in the spring of 1918. The United States was entering its second year of World War I. The hellish Spanish Flu pandemic, the deadliest health crisis in U.S. history, was sweeping through the country. And nature picked that moment for the first major cross-continental eclipse since 1865 (though smaller ones in 1878 and 1900 were less impressive).

It was just as big a deal in 1918 as it is in 2017. Its path was extremely close to that of next week’s eclipse. Daytime darkness arrived from the Pacific on Saturday afternoon June 8. It buzzed a tiny corner of Washington State and slid all the way down to Florida.

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Eighty Years Later, Two Exhibits Confront the “Degenerate Art” Purge | Smart News | Smithsonian

On July 18, 1937, the Nazis put on what was to become an annual art show—the “Great German Art Exhibition,” in Munich’s Haus der Kunst. The images on display included classical and pastoral images, realistic portraits and still lifes, nudes, landscapes and images out of German mythology. The following day, a companion exhibition opened nearby. Called the “Degenerate Art” exhibition (“Entartete Kunst”), it was a collection of more than 650 paintings and artworks confiscated from German museums representing Impressionism, Dadaism, Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism and all the “modern” movements that defined 20th-century art; everything, essentially, that the Nazis deemed dangerous to the “Thousand-Year Reich.”

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Should Education Focus Less On The Creative Arts, More On The Art Of Creativity?

We have a problem in our country right now. Like the energy crisis of the 1970s, we now have a creativity crisis brewing in our schools. And in as little as ten years it will directly affect all businesses, particularly in marketing. However, I have a possible solution. Let’s reframe how we look at creativity in public schools from a series of downstream talents (e.g. music, theater and the visual arts) to a more upstream lifeskill that can be applied to all aspects of a student’s life …

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