The Week in African American Art: Designer Gail Anderson Recognized by Cooper Hewitt, Artist...

Gail Anderson of New York received the Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. | Photo by Declan Van Welie; Paris-based Kapwani Kiwanga won the first Frieze Artist Award in New York. | Photo by Bertille-Chérot The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture: NEWS The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and Los Angeles County Museum of Art have joined forces to establish the LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History, which combines academic training and real-world work experience. The three-year program is designed to “advance the careers of a new generation of curators, directors and other museum professionals who are committed to disrupting and diversifying the field.” The Pulitzer Prize board and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are investigating sexual misconducted charges against author Junot Diaz. A professor at MIT, who won the Pulitzer Pri..

First Look: New DC Collectibles Artists Alley Joe Ledbetter And Chrissie Zullo Designer Vinyls

The bird. The bat. The wonder.DC Collectibles Cute and collectible, artistic and aesthetically interesting, DC Collectibles' Artists Alley line looks to capture the fun of going to a comics convention and seeing different artists interpret familiar characters--but in three dimensional designer vinyl. The line recently launched with a Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman by Chris Uminga, and according to Jim Fletcher, executive creative director of DC Collectibles., that first wave nearly sold out at the retailer level in advance. "Whenever ..

Looking for an architecture job in Chicago? Here are 7 great opportunities to consider

A historically important architecture hub, Chicago has served as the home to influencers such as William Le Baron Jenney, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies. The city has defined architectural language through the Chicago School, International, and Prairie School styles—setting the standard for tall, modern buildings. This week we have gathered up some exciting opportunities on Archinect Jobs located in the Windy City. You can also follow the latest Chicago-area opportunities anytime! Scroll down and search for your next position: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has two active listings for an Architect and a Junior Architect. Al Wasl Plaza by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.The firm is seeking Architects at varying levels of experience from 2 to 5 years and 1 to 3 years. Both positions value sustainable/high-performance project experience with knowledge of environmental simulation analysis tools and digit..

Hubert de Givenchy, iconic fashion designer, is dead at 91

Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy designed the famous black dress Hepburn wore in the opening scenes of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The designer set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress. His longtime partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday. "It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died," it said in a statement to AFP. It was Givenchy's 40-year friendship with Hepburn, who he met on the set of the Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning comedy "Sabrina" in 1953, that helped make him a fashion legend. The narrow-collared suits ..

$2.995M East Hampton home's bathroom looks like ocean wave

The master bathroom was designed to look like an ocean wave. Photo Credit: Saunders & Associates / Todor Tsvetkov By Lisa Chamoff Special to Newsday Updated January 12, 2018 6:00 AM The modern design of a newly-constructed East Hampton home reflects its waterfront location. The five-bedroom, 5 1⁄2 -bathroom home near Three Mile Harbor is on the market for $2.995 million. The owner, architect Sandra Brauer, designed the master bathroom to look like an ocean wave, says listing agent Vincent Horcasitas of Saunders & Associates. The large windows throughout the home take in the wooded grounds. The home has more than 3,000 square feet of living space on the two upper floors and an additional 1,600 square feet on the finished lower level. Get the Real Estate newsletter!The best LI real estate news in your inbox weekly. By Lisa Chamoff Special to Newsday More on this topicLet's block ads! (Why?)

Architecture You Can Smell? A Brief History of Multisensory Design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s 2010 How Wine Became Modern exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of a series of museum shows the architects have developed over the years that challenge the master sense. The exhibition design, which included a “smell wall,” attempted to make tactile the sensory aspects (aroma, color, texture) of wine. Courtesy Matthew Millman What comes to mind when you encounter the term “sensory design”? Chances are it is an image: a rain room, a funky eating utensil, a conspicuously textured chair. But the way things actually feel, smell, even taste, is much harder to capture. This difficulty points to how deeply ingrained the tyranny of vision is. Might the other senses be the keys to unlocking broader empirical truths? Does the ocular-centric bias of art, architecture, and design actually preclude a deeper collective experience? Such questions are at the heart of the current Cooper Hewitt exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, curated by E..

5 upcoming home and garden events to check out in the Twin Cities

Gift & Art Expo Avoid the rush and begin holiday shopping at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo. Browse amid a variety of housewares, sculpture, textiles, pottery, paintings, apparel and one-of-a-kind gifts. Find holiday decor to add festive touches to living spaces and sample gourmet foods. Meet some of the skilled artists and makers who live, work and draw inspiration from the diverse Twin Cities communities. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 2; 10 a.m-6 p.m. Nov. 3; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4. $6; age 16 a..

Junior Designer – Berkley

Company: Penguin Random House LLC Requisition ID: 19797 Penguin Random House is seeking a well-organized Junior Designer to join our Berkley team. Supporting the Senior Art Director, this role will work on all stages of the book cover creation process from conception through design and proofing. This is a fantastic opportunity to tackle a wide range of responsibilities and create book covers for a variety of bestselling commercial fiction titles. Specific responsibilities include: * Managing and designing multiple cover projects by researching new ideas and trends, designing title fonts, and choosing color schemes. * Setting up templates, designing layouts, routing materials within deadlines, gathering files for the printer, marking-up for the Production department, and checking color before final proofing. * Preparing jacket, back cover, and original cover mechanicals from creation to final production. * Archiving completed jobs to the server. * Assisting the Senior Art Director wit..

Designer vagina: This unusual fashion trend will be HUGE in 2018

GETTY DRESS TO IMPRESS: Vagina fashion trends are set to be big news this yearAs 2018 begins many of us will be on the hint for the latest fashion trend to hit the high streets. With the new year comes plenty of bonkers new fashion – and these vagina-inspired designs are no exception. In September, Namilia unveiled their bizarre collection, which took inspiration from the intimate female body part. Extreme flesh flashing outfits at Namilia fashion show Namilia fashion show during NYFW shocks with the most Extreme flesh flashing outfits.Getty ImagesGETTY RUNWAY HIT: The designs sang on the catwalk, but many thought they wouldn't work in real lifeItems in the range included jackets, decorative patches, shoes and vulva-adorned patchwork. Apparently, it took inspiration by Denis Diderot’s novel, The Indiscreet Jewels. The book tells the story about a sultan who suspects his mistress is cheating on him, which is probably why the collection has such a sexual feel to it. ETSY BAGS OF FUN..

Internationally known fashion designer to establish fashion school in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - International fashion designer Naeem Khan has stepped forward to work with Miami-Dade Public Schools to create a new fashion school in South Florida. Khan is best known for his innovative designs, couture clothing and dressing Hollywood’s biggest stars like Beyonce and even former First Lady Michelle Obama. Now, he’s bring his talents to the Magic City. He’s working alongside Miami-Dade County Schools to create a new fashion school. “Miami-Dade Public Schools have been incredible with the vision,” Khan said, “so when I first had this idea of building the school, obviously Miami-Dade was the first choice.” Students can expect to learn everything they need to know to make it in the fashion industry. “When you create a space like what we are trying to create in Miami, it’s where you will learn all the aspects of fashion,” Khan said. Khan believes that this school will help train a whole new generation to become designers and entrepreneurs while also revitalizing the fashion..

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