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Andrea Kantrowitz’s Drawings Invite You to Let Your Mind Wander

The way our minds process the world around us is very elusive. Thoughts can, at times, be all consuming, but they can also be extremely fickle. Sometimes, we make connections that are obvious, and other times we jump to conclusions that are incorrect (however right they may feel in the moment). So, how do we make sense of these invisible thoughts and learn about our unique perception of the world through them?… read more.

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Grace Athena Flott’s Paintings Reveal Beauty in Tragedy

Some artists chase beauty, and some pursue a deeper expression of their experience. Grace Athena Flott chose both: she uses her work as an act of healing through aesthetic beauty. She paints with a distinct, classical Renaissance style, developed by training at an art atelier in Seattle. The atelier style of teaching dates back to ancient Greece and Medieval Europe.read more.

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Evolution, Revolution: NYSWA Celebrates Centennial in Harlem

At 106th Street and Lexington in East Harlem, a block already vibrant with murals and other public art projects, a simple handwritten sign leads into Taller Boricua. Taller Boricua is an art collective founded in 1969, which became incorporated as an arts nonprofit the following year. Today, the organization hosts a range of artistic programs including exhibitions, performances, workspaces and educational outreach.… read more.

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Bisa Butler: In Her Massive Quilts, Look for the Details

Back in the spring of 2020 – during the height of COVID craziness – a friend told me I must see the show “Bisa Butler: Portraits” at the Katonah Museum of Art, so I went. I was a bit nervous about it, but fidgety and feeling cooped up, I traveled north from Manhattan to Westchester County (NY). That was the start of my infatuation with Bisa Butler’s extraordinary art.… read more.

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New Research Reveals Data on the Risk Appetite of Women Artists

Financial jargon when tied to the visual arts scene is a tricky combination to behold. How do we equate the deeply personal themes and emotional drive of art to a singular, fluctuating monetary value? It can be a daunting but inevitable task to comprehend, as more and more, the merit assessment of artworks and an artistic career is pinned on the results spilling out of Sotheby’s or Christie’s auction houses.… read more.

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“Faith Ringgold: American People” Next Stop? San Francisco!

You can’t necessarily change what’s going on, no, but I can say what I think about it. I’m free to do that. And I will.

As a Black woman living in the USA, learning about my history is something that has been heavily contested. The narrative that I have learned about my ancestors is often seen as whitewashed and trauma-filled, focusing on the handful of accomplishments we have made or the trauma we have endured (and the trauma we still going through) through the remnants of slavery.… read more.

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