Highlighting the unseen artists behind comic books

Rob Stull says black comic book artists have always been in the industry, they just haven’t gotten the visibility they deserve.

Growing up in Brookline as a comic book geek, Rob Stull devoured iconic titles like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman.

As an African-American, he was especially enthralled by Black Panther and X-Men’s Storm, as well as other characters of color in Green Lantern. Stull assumed — correctly, of course — that even these superheroes of color were mostly created by white men like Marvel’s Stan Lee.

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See Inside the World’s First Intertidal Art Gallery

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Translation: It’s half underwater.

As the pioneer of underwater sculpture, Jason deCaires Taylor has already amassed an impressive list of firsts, from designing the largest subaquatic museum off the coast of Cancun to building the world’s largest underwater statue—a 60-ton, 18-foot-tall statue of a young Bahamian girl.

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This company is using 3-D printing to democratize fine art

Wow.  I never dreamed of 3D printing being used for something like this.  Not entirely sure how I feel about it.

We all hope to fill our homes with great art. But realistically, great art is expensive, and few of us have the cash to splurge on a Rothko or Monet. At best, we might be able to afford a print of a famed work to grace our walls. But thanks to 3-D printing, fine art may soon become more accessible to the masses.

Earlier this year, actress Portia de Rossi, who is perhaps best known for her role as Lindsay Bluth in Arrested Development, launched a new company called General Public with the goal of democratizing art ownership. The idea is simple, as de Rossi explains: Art’s value shouldn’t hinge on scarcity. Anyone and everyone should be able to experience art in their homes without breaking the bank, but shouldn’t have to settle for a cheap knockoff print that doesn’t fully capture the original work’s grandeur. General Public hopes to make this possible with a new kind of 3-D printing technology that can recreate, in incredible detail, an original painting — from the artist’s unique color palette, to the paint’s texture as it dried on the canvas, down to the particular motion of the very last brushstroke. General Public calls its reproductions “Synographs.”

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Check Out Art program lets art lovers in Cedar City bring masterpieces home

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Art lovers will have the chance to enjoy classic works in their homes thanks to a new program at the Cedar City Library in the Park.

Check Out Art offers framed prints of acknowledged masterpieces available to display and enjoy in your home or office. The circulation period will be four weeks. Each piece has an attached description of the art. The new collection has 14 works available.

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A Photographer’s Quick Tips For Getting An (Actually Good) Picture Of The Night Sky

Look, we’ve all done it. Seen something beautiful in the sky — a particularly large, full moon, a meteor shower on a weekend camping trip, intergalactic aliens bent on stealing our water supply hurtling towards Earth — and pulled out our phones, excited to share this moment with our inner circle and/or warn the government. But then later, when we go to look at our photographic capture of the majesty of the Heavens, all we have is some dark pics with a sort of blurry orb in the corner. It’s less of an “I’ve proved life exists on another planet” moment and more of a, “why bother?”. They’re just rarely good.

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“Richmond storm drains painted for art project”

I LOVE it when communities use utilitarian objects as a blank canvas for public art.  Good stuff.

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Richmond is bringing color to its storm drains as part of the “RVA H2O Storm Drain Art Project.”

On Tuesday, project leaders, artists and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney led tours showcasing the drains in Carytown.

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Fresh Take: Say goodbye to the elitist art scene. The future of art is street murals and graffiti.

As Cleveland artist Loren Naji sees it, the art world should be an inclusive place—with his recent CAN’T Triennial event embodying that philosophy. As FreshWater caps off its Arts & Culture-themed month, we asked Naji to share his thoughts on where the art world is headed…and why he thinks stuffy museums and exhibitions will soon be the stuff of the past.

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