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East Bay artist, city planner creates miniature art installations to engage local city residents

OAKLAND; Calif. (KGO) -- An East Bay urban city planner is using art as a medium and an approach to city planning.James Rojas recreates tiny replicas of cities around the country to help local residents engage in city planning."I want people to understand their city as their experiences and their relationships," said James Rojas, Founder of Place It. "It is about your life and ...

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East Lansing Art Festival postponed until Aug. 7-8

The leadership and staff of the city of East Lansing have decided to postpone the 2021 East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) until the weekend of Aug. 7-8. The ELAF organizers believe participating artists will be much more successful at an in-person festival instead of a virtual festival. There is a better chance to host an in-person festival later this summer. “We remain committed to ...

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How artists in coronavirus-hit Middle East found strength in solidarity 

DUBAI: Art is cross-cultural in form, function and meaning. But since the coronavirus pandemic struck, fairs, exhibition spaces, concert halls, museums and performing arts centers across the world have been forced to close their doors and cancel events, threatening the livelihoods of artists and depriving societies of joys they once took for granted. The art world in recent decades revolved around on an international ...

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East side art activism | News

click to enlarge Photo courtesy of Shatriya Smith. John Crisp Jr. stands with signs he created for the SEAP project, located at the intersection of South Grand Avenue and 14th Street. Political signs littered the landscape during last year's campaign season. "Some of those signs were left behind," said Shatriya Smith, who lives on the east side ...

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Shipping container art gallery brings Christmas joy to bushfire-affected East Gippsland

Drought, fire and pestilence conspired to make 2020 a harrowing year for East Gippsland residents, but none of that was enough to halt a Wairewa local's pursuit of happiness.Key points:Retired GP Elizabeth Blakeman has achieved her lifelong ambition of opening an art galleryShe has turned a shipping container into a space that celebrates "resourcefulness and the human spirit"It has become a place where people ...

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