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WMG Call for Art for Two Exhibitions

Quilt + Resist: Art, Politics, Storytelling Exhibition Dates: November 9 - December 1, 2018 Entry Due Date: August 31 , 2018 Jurors: Marcia Grubb and Adelia Moore

Language of the Voiceless Art Inspired by, and in Memoriam to Artist Nancy Hild Exhibition Dates: September 28 – October 20, 2018 Final Entry Due Date: July 21 , 2018 Juror: Jeramy Turner

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Nancy’s world was one of secrets: secret symbolism, hidden drawers, compartments within compartments, an anger and intense strength that was shielded behind floral arrangements, chicken feathers, pug dogs, and a gently scathing humor….but upon closer scrutiny these pleasantries were often plastic. Blow up toys, easily punctured, and vulnerable in their inertness.

Nancy exposed her anger at a world that trampled upon women and animals with equal nonchalance, and she did so by creating a silent language of detail and quietude, submerging her figures in the silence of black velvet encasement.

In homage to this otherworldly artist, Woman Made Gallery is asking for art that emotes that which cannot be put

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Most creative election ad of 2016?

We don’t agree with his policies, but this ad is funny and very effective: Gerald Daugherty, a Republican county commissioner in the Austin-area Travis County, has produced one of the best ad-spots of the season, depicting him as a politics-obsessed public servant whose long-suffering, side-eyeing wife can’t wait for him to be re-elected so she […]

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Most creative election ad of 2016?

We don’t agree with his policies, but this ad is funny and very effective: Gerald Daugherty, a Republican county commissioner in the Austin-area Travis County, has produced one of the best ad-spots of the season, depicting him as a politics-obsessed public servant whose long-suffering, side-eyeing wife can’t wait for him to be re-elected so she […]

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Andrew Boyd

“I think there is something affirming of our humanity in culture – in the community building side of things. A connective tissue, quilting all of us together and creating meaning as you strive for these outcomes. That is different from operational politics – when you’re just trying to do turn out or get numbers or […]

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PETITION TO SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION IN HISTORIC FEDERAL EDUCATION OVERHAUL

Please sign this petition at Americans for the Arts so they can show our political representatives the support Americans have for arts in education as they plan a historic overhaul of federal education policies!

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Play the Game!

In the interests of efficacy, a great deal of politics in recent years has been professionalized. Experts devise policies, lobbyists make the case to politicians, politicians fight for legislation, and lawyers file lawsuits in the courts to either enforce or overturn regulations. On the level of pure results it is a strategy that has worked […]

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The Donald gets duped: Harvard Lampoon tricks Trump with phony endorsement — and he’s not happy about it | Salon

The Donald’s been duped. In what’s been called a “a prank of presidential proportions,” the staff at Harvard University’s humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon, targeted Donald Trump for their latest prank in a longstanding rivalry with the University’s daily student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. Trump, the real-estate mogul turned Republican presidential frontrunner, inadvertently became the center of […]

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The Arts: Making a Difference at the DNC

The Convention Halls are creative chaos. The streets are jammed with animated participants holding placards, engaged in heated dialogue and performing all kinds of issue-based street theater. The scent of policy is in the air. And it’s just the way I like it. Here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the role of the […]

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The Supreme Court’s Healthcare Decision & The Arts

In 2007, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund put together a policy agenda for the 15 presidential candidates to consider as they built their policy platforms. Among arts policy items was a call to “encourage initiatives that provide healthcare coverage to arts organizations and individual artists.” By early 2008, after meeting with campaign staff […]

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The Artist and Social Transformation

As we witness the tumultuous change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, it is easy to overlook the role of art and artists in these movements. Yet one needs only to think about the recent imprisonment of Ai Wei Wei in China to be reminded that artists are often on the forefront of social agitation and transformation.

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