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Louise Slaughter - The Passing of an Arts Advocacy Legend

The Passing of an Arts Advocacy Legend: Americans for the Arts mourns the loss of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter of New York, who died March 16, 2018 in at the age of 88. Elected to Congress in 1986, she was a fierce advocate for the arts and arts education and co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus for 23 years.

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Bambi Artist Tyrus Wong Gets His Due

Tyrus Wong, The ‘Bambi’ Artist Who Endured America’s Racism, Gets His Due The late Tyrus Wong, whose paintings formed the basis of Disney’s iconic film, is finally receiving the recognition he deserves. By Katherine Brooks

Tyrus Wong Bambi visual development, 1942, watercolor on paper

Even if you’ve never heard the name Tyrus Wong before, you’ve likely seen his work. Maybe not in a museum or gallery, but you’ve probably enjoyed the late artist’s fascinating brushstrokes ― or the films that they inspired ― in the comforts of your home.

Until his death last year at the age of 106, Wong was considered America’s oldest living Chinese-American artist and one of the last remaining icons of Disney’s golden age of animation. Few people outside of his studio could identify him during his lifetime, but his art was eerily ubiquitous. Handpicked by Walt Disney to guide one of his films,

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J. Ellen Austin Memorial Service

Remembering J Ellen Austin : Memorial Service January 17

J. Ellen Austin Memorial Service: Jane Ellen Gilson Austin July 1,1925 – November 3, 2015 Join Friends and Family to Celebrate J Ellen Austin’s Life and Legacy Sunday, January 17, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ashland Community Center 59 Winburn Way in Ashland’s Lithia Park

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The Art Community of Southern Oregon mourns the loss of Eugene Bennett

Eugene Bennett at the 2010 Art Jubilee

The art community of Southern Oregon mourns the loss of Eugene Bennett, longtime champion of the arts and founder of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, who passed away November 2

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