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Roger Shimomura confronts racism, stereotypes with art

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- If you enjoy the art of Roger Shimomura, you'll see his face a lot. He puts it on George Washington, Superman, Dick Tracy. But behind the face is a powerful message, and to understand his art, you have to know where he's been. He's dealt with the same question a thousand times. "Where are you from?" Shimomura recalls one conversation where he was asked that question, calling it perhaps one of the most important in his career. Suddenly he wanted his art to reflect his life, dealing with a country that has not been welcoming to someone who looks like him. In the video above, Eyewitness News explores how Shimomura fights prejudice by using his own face in his art. It's all part of the "FACEism" series that seeks to examine stereotyping and move toward a better understanding of each other. See part 1 of the FACEism series, on the history of blackface, here. Copyright © 2020 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.

State Of The Art For Nixies Gets A Boost From Dalibor Farny’s Supersize Prototype

Never one to pass up on a challenge, artisanal Nixie tube maker [Dalibor Farný] has been undertaking what he calls "Project H", an enormous array of 121 Nixie tubes for an unnamed client. What's so special about that? Did we mention that each Nixie is about the size of a sandwich plate ? Actually, we did, back in May when we first noted Project H in our weekly links roundup. At that time [Dalibor] had only just accepted the project, knowing that it would require inventing everything about these outsized Nixies from scratch. At 150 mm in diameter, these will be the largest Nixies ever made. The design of the tube is evocative of the old iconoscope tubes from early television history, or perhaps the CRT from an old oscilloscope. Since May, [Dalibor] has done most of the design work and worked out the bugs in a lot of the internal components. But as the video below shows, he still has some way to go. Everything about his normal construction process had to be scaled up

Elm Street's Annual Art On The Green Goes In-Person, Digital

WOODSTOCK, GA — Elm Street Cultural Arts Village's yearly outdoor art festival Art on the Green returns from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday on the Elm Street Event Green with an added digital option for artists and guests. The seventh annual open air art market will feature local artists from around north Georgia to display their art which includes paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-crafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind gifts, and more. "Art on the Green is a wonderful crafty event where you can explore the creativity in your community and support local artists," Elm Street's Education Director Siobhan Brumbelow said. Brumbelow has been coordinating the event the past few years."There's a variety of artistic mediums and handmade pieces to enjoy. Purchasing from your local artists not only supports the arts, but makes for a perfect holiday gift." Elm Street is adapting to COVID-19 concerns by offering a special digital market to feature artists and encourage

Sudbury exhibit looks for book-inspired 'mail art'

SUDBURY – Mail art, a decades-old art form, is making a small comeback spurred by the pandemic, with one of the latest postal projects popping up in Sudbury. With the help of the Postal Service, Bethany Shaw of the Sudbury Art Association and Amy Wilson Sheldon of the literary project A Lifely Read are collecting works of art for a project called bookMARKED. Submissions are inspired by a book that had a significant impact on the creator. Maximum size is 5 x 9 inches (127 x 229mm), with postage preferably attached directly to the art though envelopes are allowed. It's a mode of expression that bloomed in the late 1950s, pioneered by artist Ray Johnson, who mailed small-scale pieces to friends and strangers with instructions to change the image and send it back to him. Sheldon called it a "renegade art form" with no barrier to participate. "It's a casual kind of art," said Sheldon. "Anyone can do it — you stick it in your mailbox and off it goes

High Plains Book Awards Finalist: ?Truth and Beauty in the Canadian Rockies: An Explorer?s Guide to the Art of Walter J. Phillips? by Lisa Christenson

× Thanks for reading! Log in to continue. Enjoy more articles by logging in or creating a free account. No credit card required. Editor's note: â€œTruth and Beauty in the Canadian Rockies: An Explorer’s Guide to the Art of Walter J. Phillips” is a finalist in the Art and Photography category of the 2020 High Plains Book Awards. Although little-known south of the Canadian border, Walter J. Phillips created vistas of the Canadian Rockies in watercolor, color block prints, wood engravings and oils. These media are presented in Lisa Christenson’s “Truth and Beauty in the Canadian Rockies: An Explorer’s Guide to the Art of Walter J. Phillips.” The subtitle is quite apt, as Christenson includes directions to the locations where Phillips created his art. Phillips emigrated to Winnipeg from England in 1913 before moving to Banff thirty years later. He worked in the Ukiyo-e style of the Edo period (1603 â€" 1868) of Japanese block printing. He was p

Hidden Lake student wins art contest and money for school

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Hidden Lake Primary School has new bragging rights as they add another student to its list of national art contests winners. "For this design, I was going for an ocean theme and I wanted to make it as realistic as I could," says 3rd grader Katalina Hernandez. Katalina is only in the third grade, but she's already secured a local art contest victory from winning the Wiregrass Museum of Art award. Now she's adding a national win to her resume, after placing first place in Nasco's Sketchable postcard contest. "I had absolutely no idea that I was going to win first place," says Katalina. Her win earned her $100 for herself and $500 for her school's art program. "I feel really happy about earning art money for my school," says Katalina. Only one other student has won the contest in Hidden Lake history. "It is a difficult contest to win and I've been to conventions where they have had to judge po

The Last of Us Day 2020 Reveals Gorgeous Art from Kojima Productions' Yoji Shinkawa

As part of The Last of Us Day 2020's celebrations, Naughty Dog revealed some new gorgeous art by Kojima Productions' Yoji Shinkawa of Ellie, Abby, and Joel.This new artwork, which you can see below, is very reminiscent of Shinkawa's previous art from both the Metal Gear franchise and Death Stranding, and you can download it for free on PC or mobile to use as a wallpaper, if you so choose. The Last of Us Day 2020 Announcements In addition to this artwork, Mondo revealed new The Last of Us 2 posters and vinyl with striking art from Tula Lotay. The day before The Last of Us Day 2020, Naughty Dog announced it would be changing the name of its Outbreak Day to The Last of Us Day due to COVID-19 and "the events of the last year and the challenges we all continue to face." It also teased some of the fun for The Last of Us Day 2020, including that CMON is developing a The Last of Us board game, a new free The Last of Us Part II Beach Theme would be available to

Art Has No Rules Presented by Blink Group Fine Gallery and Contemporary Art Projects USA

Miami, FL, September 27, 2020 --( )-- The world may be in a global pandemic mindset but that will not stop the power of art. The only Pop Up Art show in Miami, "Art have no Rules" presented by Blink Group Fine Gallery and Contemporary Art Projects USA. COVID-19 may think that it has taken over our lives, but it has not, art lovers must continue to move forward. A triumphant art show curated by Elizabeth Reyes, curator, celebrating the "great spirit of international and national artists" will open this month thru December 15 at Marina Blue Gallery, Downtown Miami, Florida, across the PAMM Museum. Through a collection of almost 50 artworks, the group of artists presented are national and international from Americas, Europe, and Asia. From very figurative to abstract, as well as Geometric and Kinetic Installations. Their artworks represent all media, from sculptures to photography, painting, tridimensional collages, some made on preci ous mixed media, meta

Sword Art Online Cosplay Channels Asuna's Goddess Look

Sword Art Online: Alicization might have come to an end with the final episode of the War of Underworld arc this Summer , but now one artist is channeling Asuna Yuuki 's Goddess look for one stunning cosplay ! The Alicization saga was the largest undertaking for the anime yet, but it was not particularly involving for Asuna. Due to Kirito being in a coma and locked within Underworld for the majority of the series, we did not get to see Asuna in action in this new virtual world until the tail end of War of Underworld's first half. It was worth the wait, however. The Asuna that did finally make her debut in Underworld was stronger than ever thanks to her using one of three special "Goddess" accounts (with the others going to Sinon and Leafa). With this new account, Asuna achieved a new level of power as Stacia, the Goddess of Creation , and was a major factor in helping the humans continue the fight against the dark territory during War of Underworld. The Godde

Kentuck Opens Registration For In-Person October Art Night

NORTHPORT, AL. — Kentuck Art Center has opened registration for its free in-person October Art Night, which will feature its two current exhibitions in an atmosphere promoting social distancing and observing public health guidelines. The event will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 and will feature extended Gallery Shop hours and wine for Kentuck members in the courtyard. Face-coverings and social distancing will be required, and visitors will need to check in at the table outside of the Gallery Shop when they arrive. Attendees must register for the event by Oct. 1 at 12 p.m., so the center is able to have a record of who attends and to prepare appropriately for the amount of visitors. Click here to register for the event. Temperatures will be checked at the front door, hands will be sanitized, and staff will make sure each attendee is wearing a mask correctly, with organizers pointing out to cover both the nose and the mouth while attending. Stay

MacKenzie Art Gallery looking to return statue stolen from India in 1913

© Provided by Leader Post A piece by Divya Mehra titled While going through the MacKenzie Art Gallery's (MAG) permanent collection in preparation for her own exhibition there, Divya Mehra discovered a statue that seemed to be mislabelled. The small, stone statue had been one of the items bequeathed to the gallery by its namesake Norman MacKenzie. It showed a female figure but was identified as the Hindu god Vishnu. Knowing that Vishnu was a male deity, Winnipeg-based artist Mehra wanted to learn more. The MAG has a leather-bound book of notes and stories written by MacKenzie about the antiquities he collected, so Mehra looked up the story tied to this particular statue. John Hampton, interim CEO and executive director of the MAG, recalled the story and said MacKenzie saw the statue during a trip to India in 1913. "He saw individuals worshipping three idols embedded into a shrine," said Hampton. MacKenzie was fascinated by the idols and told his guide he wanted

'Art of the Box' program transforms Tallahassee traffic control boxes into public art

Buy Photo Christopher Barnhart, the artist who created the Art of the Box traffic control box mural on the corner of East College Avenue and Adams Street downtown, talks about his inspiration for the piece titled "Infinite Possibilities" after it was revealed Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Photo: Tori Lynn Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat, Tori Lynn Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat) Before Wednesday's reveal, the city's traffic control boxes resembled big, beige four-sided lockers that few passersby would notice.  They were breeding ground for tagging and graffiti. But, a new program called "Art of the Box" is bringing public art to unlikely spaces.  Tallahassee is now following in the footsteps of metropolitan cities, such as New Orleans and West Palm Beach. Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide "Research shows that when you put art in public spaces, especially on utilitarian it

ART partners with Newey/Vergne-backed Extreme E team

French outfit ART Grand Prix has amassed 19 drivers' titles across the FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 support categories - including under their previous guises as GP2 and GP3.   Having contested the DTM in 2015 and '16 as a Mercedes entry, the team also returned to the German touring car championship this season to run ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica in a privateer BMW M4.   ART Grand Prix will now expand into the XE all-electric off-road SUV racing series next year in partnership with Veloce Racing, which itself has received significant investment following its August merger with sister company Veloce Esports.  Adrian Newey, the chief technical officer of the Red Bull F1 team, who is listed as Veloce Racing's 'lead visionary', said: "This is a very positive partnership, Extreme E is a new series operating in very difficult areas of the world with new cars, technology and a multitude of challenges.   "To work with an extremely successful and solid &

Q&A: House District 12 Candidate Art De La Cruz

NAME: Art De La Cruz POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic OCCUPATION: Small business owner and PERA retiree CITY OF RESIDENCE: Albuquerque RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: 46 years of government experience as an employee, official, and as an elected official (county commissioner). EDUCATION: Master of Management with an emphasis in human relations and organizational behavior, University of Phoenix; Bachelor of University Studies, University of New Mexico CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: Facebook: Art De La Cruz for State Representative What steps should the Legislature take to ensure New Mexico has a balanced budget amid falling oil prices and an economic downturn prompted by the coronavirus outbreak? Create a balanced budget by a combination of cutting expenditures to nonessential services, and rearrange expenditures. Long term, plan for and aggressively recruit new out-of-state businesses to New Mexico, thereby bringing in new revenue and creating jobs. What more, if anything, should the Legislatu

Walt Longmire unravels art heist caper in 'Next to Last Stand'

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Cassilly Adams' 1888 painting Custer's Last Fight -- copies of which still hang in drinking establishments across the American West today -- was the inspiration for author Craig Johnson's latest Sheriff Walt Longmire adventure. His novel Next to Last Stand hits bookshelves Tuesday. "The best way it has been described is the piece of art that has been critiqued by more inebriated amateur art experts than any other piece of art in the world. It's very true," Johnson told UPI in a recent phone interview. "It's in every bar, saloon and restaurant all over the West." Custer's Last Fight memorialized the brutal battle between U.S. Army Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry and several Native American tribes during the Great Sioux War of 1876. The original painting was said to be lost in a fire in 1946, but the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association cemented its popularity by giving copies to customers

Jane Austen, Monet and Phantom of the Opera – middlebrow culture today

Culture has long been stratified as "high" or "low", or perhaps "high" and "popular" to soften the blow. But what about the in-between? The word "middlebrow" emerged into English in the 1920s as an insult. It described works that mistook mere good taste for serious art - and consumers who couldn't tell the difference. We asked almost 1500 Australians about their cultural preferences and participation, and mapped their responses on a spectrum. There is a clear divide between those who don't regularly engage with arts and culture on one side and the dedicated lovers of high or avant-garde art forms on the other. The most concentrated area of mapped data was in the middle space. This patch – filled with likes for Phantom of the Opera, Rhapsody in Blue, light classical music and jazz, TV documentaries and police shows, Monet and Ken Done, Tim Winton, Jane Austen and more – can tell us what constitutes middlebrow culture toda

Kerry Washington’s Emmys Nail Art Is Too Good To Miss

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic. Of all the things we never thought we'd miss about the "Before Times" Emmys , it's the E! Mani Cam . Watching celebrities awkwardly fumble with their hands as they tip-toed down a miniature red carpet was exceedingly painful to watch — except for when Elisabeth Moss expertly flipped off the camera . Iconic. But there was one detailed nail look from the 2020 Emmys that deserved its own Barbie-sized red carpet moment: Kerry Washington 's flower nail art . The delicate blush pink manicure featured hand-painted watercolor blooms for the star's "Little Flowers Everywhere" theme, a nod to her Emmy-nominated role as Mia Warren. The nail art perfectly matched the star's white floral Oscar de la Renta gown, but it was nearly impossible to see on the grainy Zoom feed. Luckily, Washington's nail artist Kim Truong came through and blessed us with a slideshow of close-up images. In her Instagra

Toronto 2020: Nomads, Lovers and the Art of the Remote Film Festival

It started with a trip to the press office to pick up your badge, now conveniently located in the far corner of your living room. On the way out, you run into some fellow critics and ask about what they're excited to see, although one seems preoccupied with a bird right outside the window and the other is lazily grooming themselves before settling in for a feline nap. Then it's off to the big opening night gala event, which is taking place past the mail table but just north of your kitchen — take your shoes off before stepping on the red carpet, please, it was just vacuumed this afternoon. And, if you're lucky and the timing is right, you may be able to catch a midnight screening across town, a.k.a. right by your kid's bedroom, assuming the neighbors aren't hogging the wi-fi. For many of us, it was not the usual opening-day rush of the Toronto International Film Festival , which kicked off on September 10th and found a way to make the show go on for movie lov

Maplewood Girl's Art Raises $500 To Help The Hungry

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Aliyah Ouedraogo, 8, of Maplewood, has raised more than $500 for local food pantries and community groups with her art, according to a recent story in TAPinto. The story said that Aliyah began making Black Lives Matter posters this summer, and realized she could use them to help the poor. Her mom, Morgan Triska, posted about the artwork on Facebook, and people donated money for the posters. The family purchased food, which they donated to the Black Panthers Pop Up Pantry in Newark and SOMA Shares, they said. Here is more information about food resources and how to find a food bank in South Orange and Maplewood. Also contact your local town hall, which may have additional resources in the time of covid. On Sept. 10, Triska wrote , "Our only goal is to inspire others. We hope kids will dream big to reach people ... We want to encourage kids to have a vision and to stay focused to accomplish their goals and be their biggest cheerleaders." Patch ha