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Artist Reshmi Dey's Glass Sutra breathes art into glass

Launched on March 24, 2017, Glass Sutra is dedicated to everything glass. “The studio is about promoting, educating, appreciating and spreading awareness of the glass art form. Hence, Glass Sutra lets individuals from various walks of life, artists and all those associated with this magical art form express their commitment to artistic education, creativity and innovation,” she says. From keen students to professional artists, everyone is welcome at this studio. Reshmi says what she strives to do with the studio is to establish glass as a preferred medium of expression, to create a strong community of studio glass artists by encouraging education of glass as a medium. “At Glass Sutra, people get to experience the relationship between glass and the undying love of a glassmaker for the material through hands on experience. Appreciation begins when participants begin to relate themselves to the art and the material, thereby forming a bond,” says Reshmi. There is a lot that Glass Sutra is..

Martin County resident makes CD to help support 2 charities

Martin County resident Susie McAllister has produced a CD titled “Believe” and is donating all proceeds to Artists for a Cause and StarStruck Theatre.(Photo: Provided by Megan Morris/For Luminaries) Beautiful music has the power to inspire, console, and enrich lives. In that spirit, Martin County resident Susie McAllister has produced a CD titled “Believe” and is donating all proceeds to charity. A professional musician, winner of "Singing with the Stars" in 2015, and retired music teacher, McAllister has a passion for the arts. “The making of this CD has been a true labor of love. I believe that through the arts, lives are forever enriched, especially children’s lives,” McAllister said. That leads her to her other passion: Donating time, talent and treasure to local non-profit organizations. All proceeds from the sale of “Believe” will go directly to two of these local non-profits, Artists for a Cause and StarStruck Theatre to support various art programs for local talented youth. Fou..

First Four Freedoms Festival kicked off by arts contest

By Derek Carson, Bennington Banner ARLINGTON — For the first time this year, artistic and community organizations from around the county will collaborate on a new festival that will celebrate Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms," their connection to the area, and the ideas and philosophies behind them.The effort is being led by The Mill in East Arlington, which was purchased in 2014 by Dr. Joshua Sherman, who re-opened the space as a hub for building connections and collaborations between artists and creators. The Southern Vermont Arts Center and Mountain Media have already been announced as collaborating with The Mill for the Four Freedoms festival, and more organizations are expected to announce their involvement in the coming months. Among the events that have been announced for the festival, which will take place during the weekend of July 19-21, are a state-wide bell-ringing, the premier of "Perfect Picture," a musical about the life of Rockwell, an art contest for ..

Art showing cop aiming gun at black girl moved at high school

(NYPost)After multiple complaints, Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn was forced to move a controversial poster that showed a cop pointing a gun at a black child. The poster was originally put up in the lobby of the high school on Wednesday. The art, made by a student, depicts a cop crouching and aiming his gun at the back of a black girl and she spray paints “Bigger Than Hate” on a wall. — Drake goes to Miami schools for ‘God’s Plan’ video shoot, makes donations to students — The poster was made in an after-school program and was inspired by a near identical image created by the art duo Madam Muse. Sunset Park High School faced multiple complaints on Wednesday and Thursday after someone posted the photo on Facebook and asked those who objected to it to call the school and let them know how they felt about it. The school took the poster down from the lobby area and relocated it to another area of the school. “We got a million calls about it,” a school source stated. “They put it up a..

Victoria art school gets eviction notice to make way for high schoolers

A post-secondary Victoria art school is being evicted by its landowner, the Greater Victoria School District, from a building it's called home for 14 years. Since 2004, the Vancouver Island School of Art has leased an old elementary school from the school district. However, due to swelling enrolment, the district says it now needs the space for students. The district's secretary-treasurer, Mark Walsh, says changes to B.C.'s class composition sizes, as well as population migration to the Island from Alberta and the Lower Mainland, have pushed enrolment well above previous projections. "Most of our sites are starting to fill up," said Walsh. "Central Middle School actually is full, and we need to find a way to make sure we can fit all the kids in this area." For now, that means increasing capacities at other schools like Lansdowne Middle School — which is just down the road from the Vancouver Island School of Art, also known as the Quadra street building. "[The Quadra str..

Old Kmart turned into state of the art school for suburban students

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoWAUKEGAN, Ill. -- From the Blue Light special to a Blue Ribbon School. An old Kmart in north suburban Waukegan is being re-born as the home of an innovative Catholic prep school. About 400 Cristo Rey College Prep students will start a new chapter in their educational stories inside of an old store. The school was doing remarkable things; giving opportunities to low income families and sending 100 percent of students to college, but the building itself was crumbling. “(It had) leaky pipes, ceilings that fall down overflowing sewers, power outages, the boiler going out,” Preston Kendall, school president said . “And yet in that environment our kids have found a way to excel.” Kendal led a $17 million fundraising campaign to find a new home. Some “out of the box” thinking brought them to the abandoned Kmart on Belvidere Road. Tuesday, students will move in to the state of the art facility for the first time. “It’s really an amazing space and tom..

Kingman artists expand to Bullhead-Laughlin area

BULLHEAD CITY — Gregg Arnold and Alie Reynolds-Arnold of the Kingman-based Antares Art Gallery are expanding their reach to Bullhead City, Laughlin and surrounding communities. The couple have joined the Bullhead and Laughlin chambers of commerce and say they find the Colorado River area’s beauty “stunning” and river-area residents friendly. Artistically and community-wise, “we want to get involved with what you’re doing here,” Gregg said. Works by both artists are being featured at Florida D. Grecco’s Fine Art Gallery in Laughlin. One might think both grew up in the West by seeing their pieces inspired by shapes and colors in their region of residence, but Gregg came from New Jersey and Alie is from Detroit. “The whole American Southwest is amazing,” Gregg said. “It’s the stars. It’s the sky,” said Alie. “And it’s the colors.” They both create abstract paintings. Alie pointed out that they both enjoy using similar colors in their pieces. Alie also creates jewelry and free-form table..

Art Effect hosts 'Teen Visions '18'

CLOSE Photographer Kenro Izu has captured a series of 'Sacred Places' in his global travels that reveal man's spiritual awareness. Video by Barbara Gallo Farrell/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit An example of student artwork from a past "Teen Visions' exhibition. This year's show opens Jan. 12.(Photo: Courtesy photo) A juried art show will feature the work of students from more than 30 regional high schools. "Teen Visions '18" opens Friday, Jan. 12, at the Carole J. Wolf Gallery at 45 Pershing Ave. in Poughkeepsie. More than 60 paintings, drawings and photographs by high school students will be on display in the exhibit that runs through Feb. 13. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, in the gallery. ART: 'Teen Visions' showcases talents of high school students All the pieces were created by participants in the Art Institute of The Art Effect’s Summer Art Intensive. The final showcase was selected from more than 1,..

Nigeria: Dear Nigeria Artists Show Support for 'LIFE' At Makoko

By Tajudeen SowoleHaving brought riverine community of Makoko, Yaba, Lagos, into wider public attention through thematic paintings over the decades, artists, in the New Year, would be contributing to the humanitarian needs of the same people. Late last year, six artists showed paintings and sculptures titled Dear Nigeria, Dear Friends, at Omenka Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos, as part of a non-governmental development efforts to assist Makoko. In the Lagos art parlance, the Makoko theme is still the most focused, such that a section of Nigerian art critics has termed it 'repetitive' in apparent derogation of some artists' artistic expression. But LIFE, an acronym for Literacy, Integration and Formal Education, at Makoko, has now reconnected a familiar theme with the artists to justifying the 'repetitive' strokes on canvas over the decades. This much the paintings and sculptures of Abraham Uyovbisere, Fidelis Odogwu, Alex Nwokolo, Gerry Nnubia, Francis Uduh and George Ed..

Old in Art School: Nell Painter Paints a Refreshing Portrait of What Coming-of-Age Can...

Nell Painter shows off her workPhoto: John EmersonAt 76, Nell Painter dresses differently than she did just 10 years ago—but not in the ways one might expect. A prominent historian and professor emeritus at Princeton, Painter dressed as a professor would. When she wore earrings, they were simple, classic diamond studs. She certainly wouldn’t wear cowboy boots, as she showed me one summer day, her face beaming as she rolled up her pants and extended her leg toward me. The pointed brown leather t..

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