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  • Vincent Van Gogh art becomes animated film
    Van Gogh paintings come to life in animated film (Video)
    Vincent Van Gogh aimed for immortality in his paintings, and he achieved it more than even he dared dream. Soon, his greatest works will come to life when a new documentary film is released in 2017. Called"Loving Vincent," the movie uses...
  • Marine Dreams
    Marine Dreams is finally on the road
    Ian Kehoe is on his first tour, and consequently so is Marine Dreams (as that is his musical identity), but he’s been performing in Ontario and drumming on others’ works for awhile.“How’re you doing?” I ask.“I...
  • New documentary about Cuban artists available on VOD this Friday
    New documentary about Cuban artists available on VOD this Friday
    With the diplomatic situation between Cuba and the US changing, there has been a renewed interest in the people and culture of Cuba, especially the artists. (See Victoria Burnett's NY Times article "Cuba's Art Scene Awaits a Travel...
  • Paint your own ‘Doctor Who’ inspired masterpiece
    Paint your own ‘Doctor Who’ inspired masterpiece
    While being surrounded by art is beautiful, creating art can seem intimidating. Recently many instructor led painting studios have sprung up throughout every major town to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere for inspiring artists to create their...
  • Florida Keys Plein Air festival
    Paint Out at Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada hosts 25 plein air artists
    Twenty-five talented artists willpaint the Florida Keys from Jan. 12-16 "en plein air." Painting outdoors, artists are to capture ever-changing colors, light, shadows, atmosphere and movement. Painting "en plain air" is...
  • Topless Lady of Guadalupe Mary paining controversy
    Topless Lady of Guadalupe Mary paining controversy
    Every few years a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico will feature work exclusively offensive to Christianity. For example, we previously published the article Santa Fe Reporter’s Lady of Guadalupe in a bikini (again) with the term “(again...
  • Decaying flowers on a rainy winter day
    Must a painting be about something?
    Everyday, painters make artwork and often post it somewhere so that people can see and discuss it. As a watercolor painter, I do this as part of regular communication with my friends. We all discuss the work together as that is a part of the...
  • George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    Seriously, what else happened recently upon which he should comment?One headline, this column kids you not, stated: Words of Wisdom from GWB.Really?Apparently these sage mots amounted to the admonition of not painting pictures of your wife and...
  • Decorating Chairs book by Sammie Crawford
    Decorating Chairs is a fine craft, fun decoration
    What a great surprise for us when we found out the book we were reviewing happened to be authored by someone in our community. Author Sammie Crawford is a resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas, just a 30-minute car trip from our Village. We’re...
  • Life in cartoonland
    Life in cartoonland
    Doing a lot of reading about Paul Klee and Kenneth Patchen these days, and the end result is intended to become an artform that resembles the intersection of these two different artists. Paul Klee was musical in his head, but a draftsman and...
  • Swaydan
    Open studio in Altadena features artworks for holiday giving
    Local artist Kathleen Swaydan is once again opening her private studio for the fourth annual art sale, just in time for holiday giving. The studio will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 3061...
  • Thanksgiving with Norman Rockwell, 2014
    Thanksgiving day, 2014
    All of the talk today is about “Black Friday”. Retailers have hijacked Thanksgiving, maybe. Sunday’s paper which is often delivered on Saturday arrived this Thursday morning. Go figure. Satire is settling in.See the photo, a...
  • City Lights bookstore, San Francisco
    Accidental collaboration: Artist and writer
    For some time now, I write stories and add an illustration. Most of the stories that I write are political news for which photographs are most appropriate for illustration and reporting. In a different vein, I write creatively. Inspiration comes...
  • How To Look At A Painting, DVD Review
    'How To Look At A Painting' DVD Review
    Justin Paton, head curator at Australia's Art Gallery in New South Wales, takes us on a fantastic journey of how to understand a painting. When a person looks at a painting in a gallery you see the final product. You see the colors, shapes,...
  • Taekwondo Art
    Lebanon teen helps charities through Art of Taekwondo
    Having started his training in Taekwondo at the age of four, Roberto Valentino of Lebanon currently holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt and continues forward under the direction of his coach, Master Mark Rjeily. At 15 years of age, Roberto...