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Michelle Anderst at Contained - Kirkland Arts Center

Garcinia Stomata, painting by Michelle Anderst

Michelle Anderst to exhibit at Contained show, Kirkland Arts Center, in Seattle.

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Conversations with a Curator: Douglas Laustsen (Part 2)

In the spirit of the recent conversation on ArtsBlog, Emerging Ideas: Seeking and Celebrating the Spark of Innovation, I thought it would be interesting to talk to a curator about how he makes room for the unfamiliar in his work. Douglas Laustsen is a music educator and trombonist based in New Jersey who runs a […]

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Conversations with a Curator: Douglas Laustsen (Part 1)

In the spirit of the recent conversation on ArtsBlog, Emerging Ideas: Seeking and Celebrating the Spark of Innovation, I thought it would be interesting to talk to a curator about how he makes room for the unfamiliar in his work. Douglas Laustsen is a music educator and trombonist based in New Jersey who runs a […]

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Artists Demonstrate the Process of Innovation Everyday

While working on the 2010 01SJ Biennial I was involved in commissioning 46 new artworks, so I was able to witness firsthand the creativity, risk-taking, and innovation that come into play as an artist is realizing a new work. Innovation is a process. It (whatever β€œit” is) always starts with an idea. The idea alone […]

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Emerging Ideas: Seeking and Celebrating the Spark of Innovation

Welcome to the Emerging Ideas: Seeking and Celebrating the Spark of Innovation blog salon. This Salon is part of a larger effort on the part of the Emerging Leaders Council to help Americans for the Arts and the field at-large learn from the best and brightest thinkers and doers in communities around the country. In […]

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