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Hospital turns discarded stickers into therapeutic art

CLEVELAND, Ohio – UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital gives out small stickers of various colors to be worn by staff and visitors who are screened for COVID-19 before entering the building, and some of the stickers have ended up defacing walls, light poles - even elevator buttons.That is until art therapist Michelle Chavez came up with what she now describes as “one of ...

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Artist Turns Plastic Trash Into Treasured Art

11:14 AM | Saturday, November 28, 2020https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTAY5dCJfc0You can see the works of Erik Jon Olson at the Hopkins Center for the Arts until Nov. 28. The artwork is made out of quilted plastic waste,  such as plastic bags used to deliver produce to grocery stores.“Erik’s process is very efficient. He uses the scraps of scraps,” explains Jim Clark, visual arts manager for Hopkins Center ...

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Theaster Gates Turns the Stain of the Past Into Art

Theaster Gates, a social practice installation artist based in Chicago, is turning the history of Black labor in America on its head. Born in 1973 to a father who was a roofer, Mr. Gates embraced, too, a life of working with his hands. After graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in urban planning and ceramics, he proceeded to Japan to study pottery. ...

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It Turns Out There’s a Ferocious Family Feud Behind Stan, the $32 Million T-Rex Sold at Christie’s + 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 Friday, October 23. NEED-TO-READ NYU Removes the Sackler Name – New York University has decided to remove the Sackler family name from its Graduate Biomedical Institute following mounting pressure from artist-activists and in light of the ...

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Oakland community’s new mural turns vandalism into art

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka’s Oakland neighborhood is working to improve their community following acts of vandalism at the Santa Fe Park in June. The racial slurs, white power slogans, swastikas and expletives against the Black Lives Matter movement have since been removed, but the blank spaces remind the community of what was once there. “Incredible hate graffiti,” said Topeka City Council woman Christina ...

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New Google Filter Turns Selfies Into Famous Artworks – ARTnews.com

Google Arts and Culture has launched a new filter that positions users inside masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Johannes Vermeer, and other masters from throughout art history. The Art Filter series transposes features from artists’ works directly onto selfies and videos captured with a smartphone and provides historical information about the artwork or artifact chosen by users. Among the offerings in the ...

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Virginia artist turns her pie into art

Karen Freidt smiles as she holds her blueberry pie outside her home in Newport News, Va., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Freidt's pies, which she began baking during quarantine, garnered national recognition when a top fashion designer, Anna Sui who was pulling together her Spring 2021 collection, requested to use one during a virtual show. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) less Karen Freidt smiles as ...

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