Friday, April 13, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

Smithsonian Folkways has published Richard Kurin's Saving Haiti's Heritage: Cultural Recovery After the Earthquake, which documents the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project's rescue, recovery, safe-guarding, and restoration of Haiti's historical documents, treasured artworks, and other cultural artifacts. Sales of the book support the project. A free pdf for educational purposes is available here.

✦ With support from the Ford Foundation, Agnes Gund AG Foundation, Dorothea Leonhardt Foundation, and private supporters, the nonprofit Word Above the Street's Water Tank Project is aiming to promote awareness about our global water supply by turning several hundred New York City roof-top water tanks into artists' canvases. As many as 300 water tanks will be "wrapped" with original artwork by Andy Goldsworthy, Ed Ruscha, Cathy Opie, Carrie Mae Weems, and other participating artists and be on view for 12 weeks. Apps and Web-based multimedia will make the public art project available to anyone.

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✦ The Art & Ag Project of Yolo Arts is fostering collaboration between artists and farmers and helping raise awareness about the importance of preserving "working landscapes", promoting sustainable agriculture, and recognizing the community benefits of supporting visual arts. This article details the project and the involvement of the National Endowment for the Arts. Yolo Arts has received an ArtPlace grant in support of the project.

✦ Looking for a job in the arts? Check out the Americans for the Arts Job Bank.

✦ I've had the pleasure of meeting Jiyoung Chung and seeing in person her beautiful Joomchi papermaking artistry. Take a look at some of her work in her online gallery. She now has a book, Joomchi and Beyond, in which she explains the innovative method she developed for using the traditional Korean technique of paper felting.

✦ Ground on the National Mall was broken in late February for what will become the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. The opening date is 2015. In the video below, Jeffrey Brown of the PBS News Hour Art Beat talks about the importance of the museum with Isabel Wilkerson, author, The Warmth of Other Sunds: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.

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Exhibitions Here and There

✭ At Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, Lynn McCarty's abstract oil-on-aluminum paintings are on view from April 26 to June 2. Images of recent work may be seen here.

✭ The Queens Museum of Art is exhibiting "Frank Oscar Larson: 1950s New York Street Stories" through May 20. Larson (1896-1964) was a banker who spent his weekends shooting street life in China Town, the Bowery, Times Square, Central Park, and other sections of New York City. The photographs in this exhibition comes from a cache of negatives discovered in 2009. A video report on the exhibition is here.

✭ The Seattle Art Museum offers "Picturing the Artist" through July 1. The exhibition, which highlights painters, sculptors, writers, dancers, and photograhers, includes self-portraits by Lee Friedlander and Imogen Cunningham, Walker Evans's portrait of writer James Agee, Bruce Davidson's portrait of Andy Warhol in his studio, Arnold Newman's shot of dancer and choreographerr Martha Graham, and Mary Randlett's portraits of painters Kenneth Callahan, Jacob Lawrence, and Mark Tobey

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

from queens to seattle!