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CoCA Reflects on America, A Place Many Immigrants Call Home

Judy Shintani Pledge Allegiance Tule Lake Incarceration barrack wood, vintage barbed wire 48" x 24" x 12"

(Where) Do We Belong?​ Reflects on America, A Place Many Immigrants Call Home

Jake PrendezTwo DreamersOil on canvas 36″ x 24″ x 1″

From October 4 through November 17, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will present the group show, ​(Where) Do We Belong?​. This exhibit ​shares the realities and challenges surrounding immigration and includes artworks that are a response to Trump’s “Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policies”—amplifying diverse artistic voices with direct experience.

A wide range of media including installation and textile to video and paintings will present artworks from Humaira Abid, Hawo Ali, Tatiana Garmendia, Hiba Jameel, Rohena Alam Khan, Jake Prendez, ​Marcia Santos, and Judy Shintani.

Humaira AbidTogether But Not Together: Mother and ChildCarved Mahogany and Pine wood 18″ x 11″ x 2.5″

Not only are family separations consistent, but xenophobia, racism, and bigotry have been constant, taking different forms in the lapse of America’s history. The

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Fabulous Fall Classes ART BLAST Rogue Gallery & Art Center

Rogue Gallery and Art Center fall classes

 

FABULOUS FALL ADULT CLASSES! Learn with the witty, talented, and technically proficient Tom Glassman who will help experienced photographers get more out of their cameras and more into their photographs. Next Level Photography for Intermediate and Advanced

Photographers with Tom Glassman Thursday, September 13, 2018 7-9pm in the Rogue Studio Saturday, September 15, 2018 10am-2pm at Roxyann Saturday, September 22, 2018 10am-2pm in Tom Glassman’s Studio What you shoot is only the start. Learn techniques and how to ask critical questions to capture original artistic flare in your photography. MEMBERS $120 NONMEMBERS $135 Register Here >> . . . . . . . Learn the skills to create a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece under the encouraging guidance of Arlene Warner who will supply the necessary materials and techniques. Collage Workshop with Arlene Warner Two weekends to learn techniques and work on a variety of projects including collage paintings and

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Ashland New Plays Festival Announces ANPF 2018 Fall Festival Schedule

ANPF 2018 poster

Ashland New Plays Festival today announced the schedule for its 27th annual Fall Festival.

October 17-21, 2018, at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street in Ashland.

ANPF 2018 playwrights, clockwise from top left: Nate Eppler, Ian August, Stephanie Alison Walker, and Victor Lesniewski.

The four winning playwrights, whose plays were selected in blind readings of 400 submissions from around the world, will have their plays produced as dramatic readings by world-class actors and directors in matinee and evening performances.

Each year, more than 50 hard-working volunteers read, debate and score every play submitted to the festival. Artistic Director Kyle Hadenselects the four winners from the readers’ highest-scoring plays. This year’s festival will feature new work by Ian August, Nate Eppler, Victor Lesniewski, and Stephanie Alison Walker, who is a returning winner. Full details on the winning playwrights and their plays are below.

“It was a thrill

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Learn why Portland General Electric thinks creativity is good for the workplace.

Learn why Portland General Electric thinks creativity is good for the workplace.

Portland General Electric’s float highlighting the Work For Art program at the annual festival they sponsor. Webinar: Creativity at Work

Are you looking to offer more creative experiences to your staff? Or interested in learning how your arts organizations can make new connections to the business community? Join Kregg Arnston from Portland General Electric and Aaron Nicholson from Opera San Jose for a conversation on creativity in the workplace on Sept. 17 from 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. CT.

Please register today!

The webinar is offered via Adobe Connect. To view Webinar: https://artsmidwest.adobeconnect.com/ccweb/ IMAGINING WHAT’S POSSIBLE

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An interview with Suzanne Weeldreyer of Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on the impact Creating Connection has had on the orchestra’s messaging and programming. ART + HEALTH

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Here For A Moment, Gone In A Flash! Don’t Miss This Flash Sale at Central Art!

Central Art ***FLASH SALE!!!*** 9/3 - 9/15/2018 For 2 weeks ONLY, take 60% off the regular price for Canson 18"x24" pads!

 

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9/3 – 9/15/2018

For 2 weeks ONLY, take 60% off the regular price for Canson 18″x24″ pads!

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The Golden Ratio in Art

The Golden Ratio in Art, illustration showing how the Golden Ratio was used to establish the composition in a photograph

Struggling to find balance in the composition of your artworks? Luckily for you, nature and the old masters show us a handy rule of thumb that can help you create visually stunning work. Enter the golden ratio. A formula that has been used for centuries, yet still unknown to many artists.

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51 Benefits of Arts Education for Kids

51 Benefits of Arts Education for Kids For National Arts in Education Week

Let’s be bold about the “non-academic” benefits of the arts.

Schools are feeling pressure to direct their dwindling resources toward academic subjects. Hence, it’s little surprise arts educators try to make the case that learning the arts enhances academic outcomes. While this may be true, it is a flawed approach that doesn’t do justice to the arts. The point of Arts Education isn’t just to boost academic achievement! So let’s not fall into the trap of framing it that way.

Learning arts cultivates cognitive abilities, nurtures positive character traits, and fosters critical thinking. It also expands awareness, increases empathy, and develops an array of social skills. And that’s just the beginning.

Here are an incredible, evidence-based 51 benefits of Arts Education for kids:

Learn more about these benefits (and the studies and papers from which they

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C4AA Alumni Spotlight: Vivian Peng

Vivian Peng took part in C4AA’s 2016 Queens Arts Action Academy, supported by the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with the Queens Museum. She is a visual artist and activist, and is currently a communications manager at Doctors Without B…

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NEA Trend Data

The National Endowment for the Arts released the latest 5-year trend data on arts audience attendance and participation

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Art Presence Local Authors Evening Readings

NEW Art Presence Local Authors Evening Readings  to Begin with Pam Formeller We are pleased to kick off our new Art Presence Local Authors Evening Readings with Pam Formeller, author of Miracle on Fifth, a children’s Christmas book featuring a little boy named Andy who, along with some interesting friends, plots to save their church from […]

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