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With a $10 M. Gift, Otis College Establishes Charles White Scholarship – ARTnews.com

A local philanthropist has given Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles a $10 million gift, part of which will go toward establishing an endowment for a four-year scholarship program in perpetuity named after artist Charles White, who taught at the school during the 1960s and ’70s. The donation comes from Mei-Lee Ney, who is the chair of Otis’s board of trustees, ...

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Collector to Watch: Charles Boyd – ARTnews.com

When he was a pre-med student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Charles Boyd said, he didn’t have time for much else; his life was “science, science, science.” But an art appreciation class on African-American art in 1987 changed the course of his life, ultimately inspiring him to build a formidable collection of historical and contemporary art. “I’ve always loved art, loved beauty,” the ...

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St. Charles art project transforms part of municipal building

Anyone driving through downtown St. Charles on Friday might have noticed the St. Charles Municipal Building looking more colorful than usual. A fabric art piece sewn together by community members was draped over the southeast wall of the building Friday morning. The pieces making up the project -- titled "Our City Sunshine" -- were donated and sewn together by community members. "It's a celebration ...

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Art-A-Fest Returns to Charles City Saturday – KCHA News

The regional Iowa arts festival, Art-a-Fest, returns to Central Park in Charles City Saturday. Presented by the Charles City Arts Council, Charles City Arts Center Director Emily Kiewel says the event from 9.a.m. to 3 p.m. features artists working in ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, photography, drawings, paintings, woodwork, fiber and mixed media. Art-a-Fest committee member Ashley Koebrick-Schmidt says artists will also be recognized for the ...

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Tracey Emin Reveals Why She Initially Refused to Sell Her Famous ‘Bed’ Sculpture to Charles Saatchi + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, August 19. NEED-TO-READ Council Places Guards in Front of New Banksy Mural – An Essex council has hired security guards to watch over a mural suspected to be the handiwork of Banksy after it ...

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Wild About Art event at Charles Paddock Zoo

Wild About Art returned Saturday to the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero.Taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event featured opportunities for children to color and paint while watching the animals create their own unique art pieces.Local artists were also out and about, showcasing their artwork for sale."We had a lot of calls this week. People calling us and asking us what ...

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The Art World at Home: Amani Lewis Is Painting Portraits of Family and Reflecting on Artist Charles White’s Wise Words

Just five years out of art school, Amani Lewis has gained a long list of admirers for the artist’s portraits, which use digital imaging, photo manipulation, collage, and textile to create vivid images of the people in their community. It is not surprising, then, that Lewis is equally skilled at bringing together the work of other artists to create a show that serves as ...

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Artist Charles Gaines on a CalArts Fellowship He Helped Create – ARTnews.com

If you want to diversify the art world, you need to begin by diversifying the art schools. During my 30 years teaching at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the absence of race-based scholarships made that goal impossible. Minority applicants were less likely to be able to attend an expensive private art school without scholarship support, and we lost many applicants primarily because ...

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