Watch Jim Carrey Talk Art, Vulnerability in New Mini Doc – Rolling Stone

Jim Carrey shows a more vulnerable side in a new mini-documentary called Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. The six-minute short chronicles the famous comedian’s lesser-known past time: fine art. Carrey’s work is a range of miniature clay sculptures, colorful life-size paintings and collages comprised of words, shapes and soft colors.

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Artist paralyzed in 2010 accident showcasing art at Toledo Zoo

Stories like this make me feel like such a slug – but so proud of others.  I stop complaining about how “hard” something is to do when I come across amazing people like Jeremy.

Jeremy recalls, “Coming from a background of being athletic and very active and independent, and at the drop of a hat, things change in your life, you get to make a choice.

“That change came in October 20-10, when a car accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. But, he made a choice: to stay positive and keep going. And he does that through art.

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The Richest Artists In the World Make 75%+ of Their Money from Touring

Music streaming has helped major labels post record-breaking revenue.  In its Q1 report, WMG posted over $1 billion.  During the same period, Sony Music reported $1.2 billion.  UMG alone earns $4.5 million a day from streaming.  But despite the rise of streaming in the music industry, the richest artists still make the majority of their cash from touring.

Source: The Richest Artists In the World Make 75%+ of Their Money from Touring

Artist reimagines what the lives of Disney characters would be like in 2017 | Metro News

39-year-old Tom Ward, from Windsor, had worked as a graphic designer on branding and design projects for companies and organisations for years, and having done a few illustrations for clients in the past, he decided to unleash his ‘inner geek’ and try out some pop culture focused artwork.

On his artwork, in which we see the likes of Cinderella fighting with Prince Charming as he’s more interested in his phone, Princess Jasmine doing housework while Aladdin plays video games and Alice in Wonderland ditching her oversized food for a small salad, Tom says he wanted to bring to life ‘the times we live in and communicate topical issues in a relatable way’.

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NZ’s Banksy, Paul Walsh, turns street art into full-time career | Newshub

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.

Source: NZ’s Banksy, Paul Walsh, turns street art into full-time career | Newshub

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

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Banned books used to recreate the Parthenon in Kassel | Daily Mail Online

It’s a replica of Greek temple the Parthenon, but instead of marble this installation is made from 100,000 banned books.

The creation, called ‘The Parthenon of Books’, is the centre piece of this year’s Documenta 14 exhibition in German city Kassel.

Created by conceptual artist Marta Minujín, its aim is to stir debate around censorship.It has also been installed at the same site where Nazis burned books by Jewish or Marxist writers in 1933. The 170 titles that form the building include the Bible, Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

This is absolutely amazing!!!  I’d love to be able to see this in person.

Read full story here: Banned books used to recreate the Parthenon in Kassel | Daily Mail Online

This Groundbreaking Comics Shop Owner Wants To Help Writers and Artists Break Into the Industry

Ariell Johnson made history in 2015 with her Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, becoming the first black woman to open a comics shop on the East Coast. Now, with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, Johnson has her sights set on changing the comics industry from the ground up.

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