Racing For The Prize, Part 2 (Michael Boughn)

The following is the second of a two-part installment.  The first part is linked here. The article was previously published in Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): (193-199).  It is republished with permission of the author. This high/low distinction has haunted thinking about art since the eighteenth century and its spatial language Read More …

Racing For The Prize, Part 1 (Michael Boughn)

The following is the first of a two-part installment.  The article was previously published in Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): (193-199).  It is republished with permission of the author. Not long ago I was “short listed,” as they say, for a big literary prize. How big is big, you well Read More …

“Post-Matter” – Wearable Art That Blurs The Boundaries Between Bodies And Environment (Larissa E. Shaw)

Contemporary artist Maiko Takeda creates futuristic, ethereal garments for the human body influenced by environmental phenomena such as wind, by exploring the relationship between the separation of what is body, and what is ‘outside’ the body. Takeda creates visible thresholds for the invisible sense of Read More …

Experiencing The Experience Of Light – Concerning Space Art

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake Since the first visual artistic expressions, light and space have impressed viewers and altered their perception. One can only imagine the astonishment of Earth’s first inhabitants Read More …

Presenters Wanted For Creative Placemaking Summits

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP) has more room for sessions at its 2018 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits and invites additional proposals.  The summits are funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPLS2018b The  planning five Leadership Read More …

How To Talk About Art, Part 3 – Interrogating What We See (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the third of a three-part series. The first installment can be found here, the second here. In the past two installments of our “How to Talk About Art” series, we discussed the nature of art and the predominant forms which it takes. This Read More …

How To Talk About Art, Part 2 – Types Of Art (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first installment can be found here. In the first installment of our “How To Talk About Art” series we discussed how to know what qualifies as art and what does not. In this article we Read More …

How To Talk About Art, Part 1 – What Is Art? (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the first of a three-part series on the nature and language of art and artistic expression. Art, like religion(s), or love, can be an ephemeral and esoteric concept – difficult to put into concrete terms. What makes art “art”? Many have asked this Read More …

Call For Proposals – Southwest/Rocky Mountain Summit On Creative Placemaking, Denver CO, April 6-7

Proposals for panels and presentations on the role of the arts in the development of public spaces are now invited for the Southwest/Rocky Mountain Leadership Summit on Creative Placemaking to be held April 6-7, 2018 at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. The summit has been organized by the Read More …

How Stories Impact The Brain…And What That Can Mean For Brands (Joy Steinberg)

Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” Commercial, YouTube An earlier article by Joy Steinberg on the impact of story-telling on marketing can be found here. Have you ever had one of those days when you cry at a laundry detergent commercial? You know the type…adorable baby, doting mom Read More …