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Houston artist Stacy Gresell donates painting to HCA North Cypress through partnership with Bayou City Art Festival

Houston artist Stacy Gresell has been eating outdoors, 10 feet away from her husband, for months.Gresell's husband works on the front lines during the pandemic as a charge nurse around COVID-19 patients. The two have had to maintain physical distance since April, explains an HCA Houston Healthcare blog entry from July 27.To recognize people like her husband who are making sacrifices to care for patients, Gresell has donated a piece of artwork to HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress.Q&A with Jim Brown: HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress discusses working in health care during COVID-19She, along with seven other area artists, have contributed artwork to several HCA Houston Healthcare locations through a partnership between HCA and the Bayou City Art Festival.HCA announced the initiative, called HeART for Heroes, in a July 28 press release. The artists' work will be displayed at the hospital locations as a way to appreciate and encourage front-line health care professionals…

Art and Design KS1 / KS2 : Using different painting techniques for effect

Using a range of tools including a acrylic paints, water colours, several different sized and shaped brushes, a spatula, a sponge and a toothbrush, artist Emma Majury demonstrates some basic painting techniques, creating first a landscape and then an abstract design.She takes us through a step-by-step demonstration of how to create a landscape painting using composition sketching, colour wash and colour mixing to create moods and effects within a painting, taking inspiration from the world around us. She shows how to use different tools such as sticks and spatulas as well as brushes to apply the paint to create different textures on the paper surface, and how applying paint to wet paper can create an abstract effect such as fireworks, flowers or stars.This is from the series: Schools A&D clips

Art Van customers who feel 'robbed' may now find help

Nancy Blondale-Wagner of Novi visited the former Art Van Furniture store in Bloomfield Township last Wednesday to see whether it would honor her $688.99 purchase of a recliner in February that was nev er delivered. She was told no, but the store changed its policy later that day to honor such requests. (Photo: Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press)Four months since Art Van Furniture declared bankruptcy and abruptly closed all its nearly 170 stores by March 22 because of the coronavirus pandemic, some customers are still awaiting refunds for items that they paid for â€" yet never received.Many customers who used credit cards to make their purchase did eventually succeed in disputing the charges for the non-delivered furniture with their bank. But others who paid in cash have yet to be made whole."It’s like robbery," said Robert Kemp, 59, of Toledo, who said he paid more than $3,000 cash for a dinette set, couch and a love seat that never arrived. Art Van staff did give hi…

New exhibit at Virginia Beach Art Center proves less is more

I've always been the type to appreciate the little things. It's the small things in life that matter the most. During the pandemic, this mantra has become more relevant.To survive this crazy time, it has become more important to appreciate what we do have. For me, I've been grateful for my healthy family and the bonus time with my teenage children.As an art lover, I have also enjoyed the creativity that has blossomed during these stressful times with local artists. In fact, there's an upcoming exhibition showcasing how even little works of art can bring big joy to art lovers. These small compositions prove that great art comes in small packages.On Aug. 7, the Virginia Beach Art Center, home of the Artists Gallery, will be opening a new exhibition titled "Less is More." The art show will feature artwork no larger than 10 inches in height or width. There also will be a special category of miniature paintings that are smaller than 5 inches.William Campbell, gall…

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Will Go Ahead in October in London, Despite the Cancellation of Frieze

In a much-needed bit of good news for London's art market, organizers of the the contemporary African art fair 1-54 have announced that they will go ahead this fall despite the cancellation of Frieze London and Frieze Masters.A reduced number of galleries will participate in the live edition, and the fair has partnered with Christie's to produce a concurrent online iteration open to more exhibitors.Around 20 international galleries—fewer than half the number that showed last year—will take part in the in-person fair at Somerset House between October 8 through 10. The list of participating galleries will be released in September.The decision came after many of the fair's participating galleries expressed a desire to forge ahead even without the international draw of Frieze."Many of the galleries are really engaged with the project—and really need to sell as well—so they were quite keen to have a physical experience," the fair's founding director, Touria El Gla…

Q&A with the Curators of Hawai‘i State Art Museum’s Latest Exhibit

Native Hawaiian artists Drew Broderick, Kapulani Landgraf and Ka'ili Chun tell us about "Mai ho'ohuli i ka lima i luna." By Lisa ShiromaPublished: 2020.07.28 03:42 PMEditor's Note: Through our partnership with the Hawai'i State Art Museum, HONOLULU Magazine publishes a monthly blog written by Lisa Shiroma, correspondent for HiSAM. Photos: Courtesy of Hawai'i State Art Museum Mai ho'ohuli i ka lima i luna is the art exhibition we need right now as our community faces an uncertain future. The Hawai'i State Art Museum's latest exhibit focuses on contemporary art created by Native Hawaiian artists, shares a story of resilience and helps us connect with hope for the future.This special exhibition was originally meant to coincide with the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture, also known as FESTPAC, which was to be held in Hawai'i for the first time this year but was postponed until 2024 because of COVID-19. Held every four years on a…

Midcoast Artists embrace heritage art rorm for Trekkers Online Art Auction

ROCKLAND – Over 20 custom-built pieces of art from artists across midcoast Maine are standing by at the Trekkers office in Rockland. They are awaiting their debut at the week-long Trekkers' Online Art Auction, opening Aug. 1 and closing with final bids on Aug. 8. Previewing the art is free and open to the public — a sneak peek is available now on the Trekkers website. Registration is free but will be required in order to bid.This heritage art form is called a Sailor's Valentine, in which 19th century sailors would bring home a multi-sided wooden box, similar to a shadow box, decorated intricately with shellcraft, trinkets and anything else they'd found along the journey. Vice President, Appraiser and Auctioneer John Bottero of Thomaston Place Auction reported on this form in an article in MaineHomes.To Executive Director Amie Hutchison, this six-sided form seemed to be a fitting canvas to represent the six-year journey that Trekkers students embark upon, from seventh throu…