Sometimes my All Art Friday column just can't hold all the items I want to share, so today's Saturday Sharing contains a few spill-overs.
✭ Those who enjoy haiku will appreciate this excellent article on the form, "The Art of Haiku".
✭ Nina Simon, who writes the blog Museum 2.0 and consults with museums on exhibition design, programs, and online experiences, has written The Participatory Museum, described as "a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places."
Simon's book is available for purchase as a paperback and may be downloaded in e-book format or pdf; it also may be read online at no cost and used for an online resource discussion.
Book-related events are upcoming in Gig Harbor, Washington (June 17) and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (September 24).
✭ Psychology Today has been presenting a series on art therapy "interventions". The introduction to the series is here. To date, the series has covered "Magazine Photo Collage" (#10), "Family Sculpture" (#9), "Mask Making" (#8) "Creating Together" (#7), "Mandala Drawing" (#6), "Show Me How You Feel Today" (#5). Everyone who reads this series will learn something new about the importance and benefits of art therapy.
✭ For those of you who have never visited New York City's Asia Society and Asia Society Museum in New York City, here's just one virtual treat: a trove of videos that includes films of some outstanding discussions of cultural programs.
✭ Attention emerging artists! Visual Overture Magazine has created a selection of resources just for you, including a virtual toolbox with tips for creating a resume, forums on such topics as getting into a gallery, and articles offering tips on self-promotion, beating artists' block, and photographing art.
✭ Once when I was traveling in France, I tried to see Lascaux. Unfortunately, I arrived too late and the site had closed to the few visitors allowed in that day. Recently, I found I can take a virtual tour of this marvelous cave. This is a stunning experience. You can explore up-close, too.