This Wile E. Coyote Street Art is the Best Thing You’ll See Today «TwistedSifter

I absolutely love, love, love this!!!

“It was a challenge creating a story-line using two corners with so much distance between them. But I was really happy to do this Wile E Coyote piece. The consummate failure is my favorite character of all time. I love him for knowing what he wants and going after it; for being creative in the pursuit; and for always getting up after he falls and trying again.”

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David Hockney’s beautifully complicated relationship with photography

A founding member of the British pop art movement in the 1960s, Hockney has used photography to inform his most celebrated paintings — joyously colorful portraits and landscapes that range from photo realist to semi-abstract.But photography, according to Hockney, has its limits: It can’t capture time, has a singular point of view, and, at best, is only good for mechanical reproduction.

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How Electronic Devices Are Affecting Kids’ Art

The role of drawing in enhancing childhood development has been acknowledged since art education first became a part of public-school curricula in the Commonwealth states in 1870.  A wealth of research has shown a strong link between the scribbles of preschoolers and their early stages of written language and reading. Drawing also helps prepare children for success in other subject areas, including explaining and communicating mathematical reasoning, which assists in their comprehension and communication of

Full Story:  How Electronic Devices Are Affecting Kids’ Art – The Atlantic

Urban Planner Turned Poet Maps Seattle’s Story

Claudia Castro Luna has spent her life thinking about the intersection of people and place and how each exerts influence on the other. Early in her career as an urban planner, she aimed to make people the center of her work. Then Castro Luna left planning for poetry and earned a Master of Fine Arts. Now, she’s wrapping up her two-year term as Seattle’s first civic poet. Her culminating project, the Poetic Grid, is an interactive map of Seattle plotted with place-based poetry.

Full story : Urban Planner Turned Poet Maps Seattle’s Story – Next City

The Body Cannot Hide: How Dance Has Been a Vital Response to AIDS

So when AIDS visibly attacked the body and blindly targeted gay men, it also visibly attacked and blindly targeted dance.

But dance, precisely because it can’t escape its corporeal core, was uniquely equipped to respond. True, it doesn’t have the reach of a play, a book, or a film—dance’s impact is deeper than it is wide, both more symbolic and more literal.

Read this beautiful article at:  The Body Cannot Hide: How Dance Has Been a Vital Response to AIDS | Out Magazine

The art behind the artists: How an exhibit comes together

Very informative!  Nice to get a peek behind the scenes.

Stepping inside one of the many beautiful galleries and exhibition spaces throughout Worcester can easily teleport one away from the day-to-day. The atmosphere outside – the hustle and bustle of city life – deftly eschewed for an entirely new tone and ambiance. You find yourself glancing at an oil painting that speaks to a moment in time of particular relevance to you, or perhaps the swooping arc of a clay structure brings a smile to your face. Whatever your interests may be, a well-done exhibition or show

Read at:  Cover Story: The art behind the artists: How an exhibit comes together – Worcester Mag