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Santelli’s stream of consciousness

A three-person exhibition, Constellations, featuring paintings, drawings, and installation works by Sara Baker Michalak, Bill Santelli, and Mizin Shin will open shortly at Main Street Arts. It’s curated around the commonality of their work. Each, in different ways, builds a patterned image—loosely or with gridded regularity—that aims for the cosmic. As with every painting, the […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Natural Earth Paint

Celebrating 10 Years of Natural Earth Paint In honor of Natural Earth Paint’s 10-year anniversary, we’re offering 10% off the first products Natural Earth Paint ever introduced: our Natural Earth Paint Kit and our Complete Eco-Friendly Oil Paint Kit! Just use code Anniversary10 at checkout. Code expires Jan. 31. Shop Now New Home-Compostable Packaging! We’re ringing in the new year with a resolution to improve our green practices even further. That’s why we’re switching to 100% home compostable pouches for our pigments! What’s your resolution? Check It Out Artist of the Month: Joey Hartmann-Dow Check out our latest interview with our artist of the month Joey Hartmann-Dow, painter and map-enthusiast. Her unique approach to “canvases” and sense of adventure and exploration in her art-making process are sure to inspire! Read More Detox Your Studio for the New Year! Incorporate Natural Earth Paint supplies into your studio practice for your

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Rest in Peace Michael Young

Michael YoungThis week we learned that United for a Fair Economy organizer and Center for Artistic Activism alumni and collaborator, Michael Young passed away. Michael worked with the Center for Artistic Activism on several proposals to organize for economic and racial justice in the southern United States. He was absolutely committed to equity and justice and […]

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Alumni “Valu” Obiajulu on BBC World

Ozegbe Sunday "Valu" Obiajulu on the BBCEveryone deserves a safe and healthy place to call home. In Lagos, Nigeria corruption brings crime to every level of a society and causes infrastructure to languish. Dance can be attention grabbing, visceral, and powerful way to communicate ideas and emotions when political and legislative avenues are fruitless. This is why BBC World talked to […]

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Call for Art: Reciprocity

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Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

ReciprocityAn exhibition of photography and image-based artist pairs ON VIEW: March 4 – April 3, 2021SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: January 31, 2021 Exhibition Description:Reciprocity is a relation of mutual dependence, action or influence. In photography, reciprocity refers to the relationship between the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed, which work dependently and inversely to capture light. It is the key to the perfect exposure.In reciprocal relationships, like in any collaborative act, ideas and conversations are exchanged, enriching participants intellectually and emotionally. Whether through aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee relationships, friendship, photographer/subject or teacher to student, our pursuits are sustained by these relationships.To celebrate the reciprocal bonds that enrich our photographic practices, Woman Made Gallery invites women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international communities to pair their photograph or image-based work with that of another practicing photographer

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Central Art – New Year, New Beginnings!

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Happy New Year and welcome to Central Art, friend!

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Call for Interns

close up of someone reading.The Center for Artistic Activism is accepting a Creative Activism Toolkit Intern who will assist with updating our training materials and sharing them with participants in West Africa and the Western Balkans through our Regional Creative Hubs program. The Center for Artistic Activism offers this internship for curious, hardworking people eager to learn about the […]

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Fighting Corruption Creatively

The Center for Artistic Activism is working with Open Society Foundations on Regional Creative Hubs: a multi-year project that is changing anti-corruption activism in some of the most impacted regions in the world. We are working with over 50 artists, activists and investigative journalists in West Africa and Western Balkans to combat corruption using creativity. […]

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Buck Expectations. Vote.

by Molly Gore On January 4th, one day before Georgia will finish voting in the Senate runoff races, Black cowboys from the Atlanta Saddle Club Association mounted up and rode to the polls, encouraging voters to cast their ballot. The ride follows a larger movement of Black cowboys who rode their horses to the polls for the general […]

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Love for the Win

“Heart Wins,” from the Take Heart seriesOnce upon a time, I spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s reviewing the previous year, evaluating it, and forecasting/goalcasting the year ahead. You might say I was an overachiever with  resolutio…

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