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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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2013 Lone Star State School for Creative Activism participants announced

Marianela Acuña Arreaza Marianela is a budding community organizer, social researcher and educator. She was born and raised in Venezuela, and she a recent immigrant to the US. Marianela studied Sociology and Arts at the University of Houston. Her research experience is mostly on social inequalities, labor, gender, and social movements, mostly through qualitative and participatory research. While in college, Marianela was a student …

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THE ANIMALS ARE COMING to Ashland, Oregon.

BIRDS, BEASTS AND BEAUTY – THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS FINE ART EXHIBIT OPENS JULY 25TH at Pioneer Hall THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS 2012/2013 6 city tour Fort Worth, Sedona, San Diego, Ashland, San Francisco, Portland

 

In the heart of this small quaint city of Ashland in So. Oregon, home of the Shakespeare theater, visitors stroll through Lithia Park , one of the most ideallyic and beautiful displays of flora and botanical beauty on the West Coast. And glancing just across the park entrance parkway stands the historic Pioneer Hall. It is there that on July 25th the animals of the Bible will begin to “speak” the compelling story of God’s love and redemption.

This fourth stop on its 6 city tour, “Birds, Beasts and Beauty” is a fine art visual journey with the animals of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation guests

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Public Art Year in Review Spotlight – “Your Essential Magnificence” in Austin, TX

Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network Year in Review program is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects. Up to 50 projects are selected annually through an open-call application process and selected by two to three jurors. The projects are available on CD-Rom in our bookstore and include a PowerPoint, data […]

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The Strength of Diversity: The Strength of the Arts

One of our great American leaders, Congressman John Lewis, has been celebrated in the news quite a bit recently. It is the 48th anniversary of the civil rights march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, AL. The march was led by a young John Lewis—his skull was fractured, and for that sacrifice an enormous […]

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KRIS Wine ‘Art of Education’ Contest Winners Unveiled

As you saw in a previous ARTSblog post, Brunswick Acres Elementary School in Kendall Park, NJ was very dedicated to winning the third annual “Art of Education” contest sponsored by KRIS Wine and Americans for the Arts. Not only did this video help them jump out to an early lead, but it helped them score […]

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It Takes a Village in Arts Education (Part 1)

Since I started my tenure at Americans for the Arts, we’ve been discussing variations on the theme of: “It takes a village to educate a child.” During the 2011 Annual Convention, we had two arts education leaders (Ayanna Hudson and Margie Reese) discuss how this works in their respective communities. At the time, we were […]

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Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation New Touring exhibit premiers

Masterpiece Fine Arts - Birds, Beasts and Beauty

Our New Touring exhibit premiers! BIRDS, BEASTS AND BEAUTY – THE GENESIS TO REVELATION ALLIANCE WITH ANIMALS – 2012/2013 6 city tour: Fort Worth, Sedona, San Diego, San Francisco, Ashland, Portland. Birds, Beasts and Beauty is a fine art visual journey with the animals. From Genesis to Revelation experience their magnificence, their prominence, and their uniquely designed connection with the heart of God and man. Including works by nationally acclaimed artists Ron DiCianni (the Resurrection Mural), Michael Dudash, Chris Hopkins, Tom duBois, Mick McGinty, Frank Ordaz, Mary Jane Q Cross, historic masters and more. See venue details below.

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Dallas: Field Testing the Economic Impact of the Arts

Preparing for a briefing to our (Dallas) City Council’s Art, Culture, & Libraries Committee on the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study, I thought about doing a bit of random testing on the research findings. I just wanted a few talking points, really, to localize the fantastic data collected, analyzed, and interpreted by the dynamic […]

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