Brightly colored murals, between three and four stories high, line both sides of the main thoroughfare, Eje Mosqueta, that cuts through the Guerrero neighborhood in the north part of Mexico City. Where once there were indiscriminate scrawls of graffiti and signs of neglect, bright murals now celebrate aspects of Mexican culture and history: a profile of a beautiful Sonoran woman, crowned with purple flowers; an ear of corn transforming into a statue of an ancient god of maiz; a woman heaving a broken chunk
GREAT program. More communities should start something like this.
The inspiration for MALL came to co-founders Mac Balentine, Julia Caston and Larsen Husby when they were studying in France. On a side trip to Berlin they visited the Neue Berliner Kunstverein, which for nearly 50 years has lent art through its Artothek. For a minor insurance fee of 3 euros (about $3.50), Berliners can choose from among more than 4,000 works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
“What are books to you?” read a slide projected at the launch for X Artists’ Books as three of its founders — Alexandra Grant, Jessica Fleischmann and, yes, that Keanu Reeves — took the stage at NeueHouse Hollywood last week to discuss their new independent press, which publishes unconventional, interdisciplinary and collaborative artists’ books.
A meeting to be staged this afternoon by the British Art Market Federation in the presence of the Heritage Minister, John Glen, will attempt to draw the government’s attention to the art market’s importance to the British economy and to the opportunities that will arise to improve its contribution when Britain leaves the EU.
Okay, so having spent the bulk of my pre-teen & teen years in America’s “Farm Country”, I have to tell you that I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! Why hasn’t anyone done this before – it’s absolutely AMAZING!!!
A MEGA canvas has risen from the land in the tiny Queensland town of Thallon, as a community art project two years in the making is completed this week.
You’ll know Paul Walsh – if not by name, certainly by his art.
If you’ve ever seen a funky utility box on the street, perhaps decorated with a Ziggy Stardust hamster or texting monkey, then it’s one of his. The pastel-palmed painter has been slowly spraying his work all through the country and into the hearts of Kiwis.
It’s gotten so big, he’s been able to quit his day job as a website designer. What started out as artistic graffiti turned into a full-time art career.
“I’m trying to let people know who we are,” Tiller said as she flipped through her illustrations. “We’re humans; we’re like anybody else.”
But all this takes money. Art Enables (and programs like it across the country) aren’t free to run. While artists do draw revenue from their work, there is a fee to participate in the program.
Be honest now – how often do you think of locations like Fort Smith, Arkansas as a hub for international art events? Love ideas like this and I think it would be good for so many communities to have similar events.
The Unexpected is expected later this month to add another layer of colorful and sometimes bizarre public art that is turning downtown into an international art gallery.Officials with the Unexpected announced the third group of urban contemporary artists from around the world who will focus on more than just the murals that have brightened downtown in the two earlier installments.
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