Supporters of Kentucky folk art are bewildered by the lack of a concrete plan to save the celebrated Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead, the only art museum in Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties.
The three-decade-old center with 1,407 works by Kentucky artists — many of whom have pieces in the Smithsonian — is a victim of state funding cuts and Morehead State University cutbacks. But despite early promises by museum owner MSU to save what the Christian Science Monitor called a “Rosetta Stone” for understanding the evolution of folk art, few are satisfied with efforts thus far.
Read @ Louisville.com (press release)
Lions, tigers, and bears aren’t the only things you can see at the zoo this June. You can see local artists too.
Read @ Atlanta Journal Constitution
Apple Music has opened a platform for artists to track their stream counts, demographics, and other critical data.
Read @ Digital Music News
I love seeing people come together like this.
Read @ Chicago Tonight | WTTW
The accelerating development of virtual reality technology – which lets yu escape into another world through a blackout headset – is finally rumbling the art world, always more skeptical than cinema and television about new technologies. A new generation of artists is beginning to produce virtual-realty artworks – some for display in galleries, others freely accessible online – that plunge viewers into fully articulated spaces. Forget contemplative distance; say goodbye to Brechtian alienation. In these works, immersion is all.
The latest technologies promise to uproot artistic conventions, but we’ve heard that before.
Source: Virtual Reality Has Arrived in the Art World. Now What? – The New York Times