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New online festival to promote improvisational art

New online festival to promote improvisational art

The pre-recorded festival will begin at 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 NEWS RELEASE IMPROVISATION INSTITUTE *********************** The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), a partnered research institute centered at the University of Guelph, is excited to announce a new online festival celebrating improvisational art. Starting at midnight GMT on Aug. 8 (Aug. 7 at 8 p.m., EST), IF 2020 will livestream pre-recorded...

Art on the Street goes virtual this year

Art on the Street goes virtual this year

NEWS RELEASE GUELPH ARTS COUNCIL ************************* Returning for its 18th year, Art on the Street, Guelph’s flagship art sale and exhibition, is going online for 2020! A summer staple that showcases regional talent and the beauty of Downtown Guelph, Art on the (Virtual) Street will launch this Saturday, June 20.  A bespoke website, launching at 10 a.m. via the Facebook event page, will allow...

How did ‘Mam Cymru’ dispatch lovers she was bored with? The great British art quiz | Art and design

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions. Today, our questions are set by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Located in Cardiff’s civic centre, National Museum Cardiff has...

Jewish Museum Staff Call for More Diversity—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

Jewish Museum Staff Call for More Diversity—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Staff members at the Jewish Museum in New York penned an open letter calling for greater diversity within the museum and for the museum to “acknowledge the ways systemic racism is replicated within our institution.”  Oxford University’s Oriel College voted to remove a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes and establish an inquiry into issues around the statue. ...

Net artists are challenging big tech with bots and deepfakes

Net artists are challenging big tech with bots and deepfakes

At its core an indexer of information, Google has become a producer of information in its own right. Yet, despite its sleek interface and authoritative design, it is as malleable as wet clay.Andrew calls herself a “search engine” artist — more broadly, her work falls into the category of net art, which has become a catchall term for art that lives online. Many net...

Corby and Wellingborough community groups urged to cultivate new art and culture to delight and inspire helped by Made with Many

Corby and Wellingborough community groups urged to cultivate new art and culture to delight and inspire helped by Made with Many

People who belong to community groups in Corby and Wellingborough are being invited to dream up artistic and cultural events to access a world of funding. With help, guidance and expertise provided by Made With Many - a community-led arts programme - residents of the two boroughs are being asked to get involved with the arts. In order to get as many people as...

The Best Brush Pens for Painting and Calligraphy – ARTnews.com

The Best Brush Pens for Painting and Calligraphy – ARTnews.com

Brushes and brush pens are an integral part of sumi-e, or Japanese black ink painting and calligraphy. It’s worth every penny to invest in high-quality brushes in order to create a wide array of exquisite lines. Natural bristles, such as weasel or sable hair, are springy and responsive, ideal for making fine, thin lines and sweeping thicker marks, but high-quality nylon bristles mimic the...

Art Basel Online Sees Robust Sales of High-Priced Art – ARTnews.com

Art Basel Online Sees Robust Sales of High-Priced Art – ARTnews.com

In early February, when the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation of Art Basel Hong Kong, it still seemed likely that the fair would be able to mount its 50th-anniversary Swiss edition, which was due to open this month. Then, as the severity of the pandemic became clear, Art Basel postponed the Swiss fair to September and ultimately canceled it altogether. Its replacement was a...

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