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Croydon's 150-year-old art school celebrated in new exhibition

It has been called "one of the key historic art schools" in the country. Now the Croydon School of Art will have an exhibition put on to prove just why that is the case. Celebrating the school's 150th anniversary, Croydon Council has put on a free exhibition at the Museum of Croydon Exhibition Gallery that will celebrate the school's artists, just as much as the borough itself. "It’s great to be celebrating Croydon School of Art in this way," Councillor Timothy Godfrey said. "It is one of the key historic art schools that have played such an important role in shaping the cultural landscape. "An exciting exhibition." Two pieces of work by local artist Norman Partridge, who studied at the school from the age of 16 and is best known for his portrayals of Croydon’s past theatres, have been specially purchased for this exhibition and will be displayed alongside archival and local history material related to the history of the school. Artwork will also include Victori..

Utah teacher reaches settlement with school district over nude art controversy

Mateo Rueda speaks to Fox 13 News in December of 2017. ×Utah teacher reaches settlement with school district over nude art controversyMateo Rueda speaks to Fox 13 News in December of 2017. HYRUM, Utah — A Utah school teacher who was fired over an art project that included nude paintings says he has reached a settlement with the Cache County School District. Mateo Rueda stated in a blog post that he and the school district “agreed on a fair settlement of mutual satisfaction. I won’t be teaching at Lincoln Elementary anymore for it would be too disruptive. My name is clean and I will still be a professional educator.” Rueda stated the last month has been “distressing” for him and his family. He states he will miss the children at the school. He also thanked those who supported him after the firing. “Thank you my friends from Cache Valley for bringing this situation to the light of the rational thinking progressive world,” Rueda wrote. “Let this be an example that we can create consciou..

Art lectures detail centuries of color, creativity

Fascinating topics, trained and expressive Tucson Museum of Art docents, and close-to-home access to educational and colorful art lectures have filled the large meeting at the Joyner-Green Valley Library on Wednesday afternoons seasonally for the past several years. January through March, this free art-education series is one of the programs offered by Friends of the Library — Green Valley and Sahuarita. The 2018 series of weekly Focus on Art lectures begins Jan. 3 at 2 p.m., followed by 12 more lectures — same time and place on Wednesdays. Seasoned attendees know to arrive early, as seating is limited to maximum of 106. Once again, the range of art topics for the weekly series is varied, visual, captivating and colorful — and open to the public at no cost. • Jan. 3: Janis Weidenhammer opens with Art that Piqued Our Childhood Imaginations: 80 Years of Caldecott Awards. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished Am..

2017 in Review: Nebraska Rep's return tops performing arts headlines

On Sept. 30, the Nebraska Repertory Theatre made its triumphant return. Back after a three-year hiatus, the theater based at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln opened its 49th season with a new artistic director and a new mission. Instead of staging a series of plays in repertory during the summer, the theater will present a season coinciding with the school year, from September to May, allowing many of UNL’s undergraduate students opportunities to work with professionals onstage and backstage. It hired Andrew Park, a stage director, playwright, lyricist and puppeteer from Chicago, as its artistic director. Park started at the first of 2017 and directed “Abigail/1702,” Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s sequel to Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” The play is a part of the Rep’s “Classics Reimagined” theme, with a focus on telling familiar stories in a new way. The Rep’s return proved to be the top performing arts story in Lincoln in 2017 in a year ch..

Vasaloppet Art Show artist entries needed

The Kanabec County Art Association invites area artists (18 and older) to enter the Vasaloppet Art Show which is held in conjunction with the Vasaloppet ski race, Feb. 9 to 11. Entry forms are available on the Kanabec County Art Association Facebook page. Search Kanabec County Art Association and click on the KCAA home page. A form may also be requested via email The art show, which features a variety of original work by member artists is held at the basement of the Mora Public Library. Artists may submit up to four works not previously featured in the Vasaloppet Art Show. This event will be open to the public Friday, Feb. 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration forms must be postmarked Jan. 31. Let's block ads! (Why?)

Ruth C. Auer, 89, honored as teacher and school administrator

Aug. 9, 1928 – Dec. 27, 2017 Ruth C. Auer, of Hamburg, honored for her work as a teacher and school administrator, died Wednesday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness from complications due to lung cancer. She was 89. Born in Buffalo, the former Ruth Christine Thompson grew up on Seneca Street in South Buffalo, was an honors graduate of St. Teresa’s Elementary School and salutatorian of the Class of 1945 at Sacred Heart Academy. She earned an associate’s degree in art from the Albright Art School and a bachelor’s degree in art education from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1949. She completed a master’s degree in art education and administration at the University of Buffalo in 1952. She later received a superintendency certificate from UB and a doctorate in administration from the University of Sarasota, Fla. From 1949 to 1958, she was an art teacher in the Buffalo schools and, in 1951, was the teacher in the first educational program on WBEN-TV, Channel 4. She chai..

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,..

Can Artist Pop-Ups Redefine Health?

Artist Soozin Hirschmugl (left) paints with visitors on the lawn of the People's Center Health Services in Minneapolis. Courtesy of People's Center Clinics & Services/Photo by Bruce WilcoxA Minneapolis clinic brought artists to its front lawn to give patients a different first impression of going to the doctor. A young Native American woman and her partner were on their way to make a doctor’s appointment at a Minneapolis clinic this summer when they came upon a pop-up trailer on the front lawn. The woman stopped for a while to paint a dream catcher with artist Soozin Hirschmugl. “She made art for a long time,” said Hirschmugl. “Before she left, her partner told me how nice it was for them to sit with me, because people don’t often take time with others.” Hirschmugl and 16 other artists were hired by the People’s Center Health Services to spend several hours on its lawn every Thursday afternoon for four months, in apilot program to engage with the community about health in a ..

With $750000 Grant, Minneapolis Institute of Art Starts Up Center for Empathy and the...

The Minneapolis Institute of Art. COURTESY MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS The Minneapolis Institute of Art has received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and will use the money toward starting what it is calling the Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts, or CEVA for short. Other so-called centers for empathy have been established by activist organizations and international affairs groups—among them People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Stanford University’s medical school, and the Center for Empathy in International Affairs, which has has worked with U.S. peace groups—yet no major art museum has created one before, making CEVA the first of its kind. The launch of CEVA will include an initiative lasting nearly five years to convene philosophers, writers, artists, thought leaders, and others to research ways that the arts can make people more compassionate. This past October, the Minneapolis Institute began the initiative with a conference at the Univers..

Klawock High School to offer expanded Native art classes

Klawock School District receives the first partial funding to help pay for staffing, supplies, tools, and instruction needed to support the Sharing Our Box of Treasures project. From left are Jon Rowan, Jim Holien, Mary Richey and Kari Groven. (Sealaska photo by Eva Rowan) Klawock High School students will have improved opportunities to learn Northwest Coast art in 2018. A new three-year program is the result of a cooperative effort between the Klawock City School District and Sealaska Heritage Institute. According to Sealaska, the groups have agreed to work together to develop the district’s existing Northwest Coast art courses into a career-pathways course. The program is called Sharing Our Box of Treasures. It’s funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education Program. Similar agreements have been signed with the Juneau and Hoonah school districts, and the University of Alaska Southeast, according to Sealaska. The program will offer a two-year as..

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