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Art show in Ona offered most than just art

ONA â€" Artist Linda Childers’ Summer Art Show 2020 in Ona on Sunday offered more than just art.In addition to at least 30 original paintings displayed on easels, hanging in trees and sitting in flower beds in her front yard on Sunny Drive in Ona that were up for auction, Childers also shared her organic gardening journey.Childers said she wasn’t just inspired to paint a bunch of art, because she also has been “upping (her) gardening game” using no-till, organic methods, and wanted to share her excitement and new cultivating knowledge.Childers said during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, she used every spare moment to create masks out of air-conditioning filters as part of the West Virginia Mask Army, a project she quit when masks appeared in retail stores.“Then I realized this slowdown period was a good time to create art for my house, something I’d been putting off, and after I did that, I decided to have The Summer Art Show 2020,” she said.All proce…

Metropolitan Museum of Art Reopens to Public After 5-Month Closure

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens to the public for the first time since its door were shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic. The cultural institution joins a growing number of museums to start reopening exhibits to the public after Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally gave the green light to do so last Monday. All buildings are limited to 25 percent capacity and visitors must reserve tickets in advance. Other safety guidelines will also be in place including temperature checks upon entry. "On a normal day in August, not counting the COVID crisis, we could have 30 or 40,000 people come through the building in a day so 25 percent of that number is still a lot of people, its thousands. It will help us with revenue, but we're not out of the woods financially," said Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the museum.Although New York City museums and cultural institutions were allowed to reopen Monday, some well known locations are taking their time. The Museum of Modern Art reopened T…

'Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld' Part 2, Episode 20 Live Stream Details, Synopsis, Spoilers

KEY POINTS After Kirito's return, Asuna and his team set out to battle enemies in the UnderworldKirito is up against Gabriel"Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 20 airs SaturdayKirito is back and after defeating Vassago, he is set to fight another major enemy in "Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 20. The episode is titled "The Night-Sky Blade."This article contains spoilers from episodes 20The official website has released spoiler photos and synopsis for "Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 20 hinting Kirito's battle against Gabriel.Asuna and Alice are on their way to the World's End Altar for ejecting Fluctlights from the console. However, Gabriel is aware of the plan and will try to stop them.In "Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 20, Kirito needs to buy time and he will confront Gabriel. However, Ki…

Beckham High reveals special art mural inside school

This week, Lucy Beckham High School Principal Anna Dassing held a private ceremony with Gil Shuler, a well-known local designer, and McMillan, Pazdan and Smith, the school's architect, to reveal a new three-story mural inside the school.The project features roughly 25 illustrations representing visuals of the Lowcountry's history and the Mount Pleasant community.Shuler is known for designing the Town of Mount Pleasant, the College of Charleston, the Charleston RiverDogs and numerous other business’ logos and branding materials. The Sumter native moved to Mount Pleasant in 1983 after graduating  from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in graphic design.He originally moved to the Lowcountry because he enjoyed fishing. He worked for a several advertising agencies in the area before opening his own business in 1985.He said creating the vibrant artwork within the new high school's stairwell was a special project to take on…

Discovery Green's House Of Cards Lights Up Public Art Scene (UPDATED]

Update 7 p.m. August 27, 2020: The House of Cards installation will open Saturday, August 29, 2020. Anew date for the House of Cards CAR-nival has not yet been determined.Update 1:40 p.m. Citing Hurricane Laura, The Discovery Green Conservancy just announced it has decided topostpone its House of Cards CAR-NIVAL fundraiser and the opening of the House of Cards installation scheduled for August 27 and August 28, respectively.Original story:Discovery Green is pulling a card out from its sleeve. The downtown park will unveil a public art display, House of Cards, on view this Friday through October 11 in the park's Sarofim Picnic Lawn. The installation is open daily during park hours, and as a special treat, it will be illuminated nightly from dusk to midnight. The installation comes to Houston thanks to Bracewell LLP and is originally designed by Israeli design studio OGE Group.The piece is an astonishing structure consisting of 126 playing cards. Each individual card is a slim, doub…

It's a Wrap: Creative Catalyzers Makes Art out of Waste in Earth Wear

How do cultural organizations help people stay creative during a pandemic? They recycle ideas, getting creative themselves in order to create accessible art."If people are gonna live like this for the next year, you have to give them an outlet," says Angie Eng, founder and director of Creative Catalyzers, a Boulder group that produces creative activities for marginalized communities, including people experiencing homelessness. From art exhibitions to concerts, Creative Catalyzers gives people an outlet to express themselves.One of those outlets was Earth Wear, a project on display through August 30 in a Boulder park that was designed to raise awareness about how much we consume and how much waste is produced. To address the issue, Eng and participants assembled reused materials — including household items, discarded electronics and plastic bottle caps — and wrapped them around trees, an environmentalist take on yarn bombing.EXPANDThe project demonstrates how much electronic …

Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment will shut down and put its wares into storage

GamesBeat Summit Watch every session from the annual eventOn DemandWatch NowThe Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in Oakland, California, will shut down in its current location and move all of its belongings to storage.Alex Handy, the founder and director of the MADE, said in an interview with GamesBeat that it no longer made sense for the museum to keep its site on Broadway Street, and he said the group could not come to an agreement with the landlord on rent during the pandemic. As a result, the nonprofit that manages the museum will move all of its items to less-expensive storage."The goal right now is we're going to stick it all in storage, probably for a year or two until this stops," Handy said. "At this point, the pandemic is not going away tomorrow, despite what everybody may hope."The museum has been closed since March because of COVID-19, and it has no prospects for a reopening date. Fortunately, the museum has received enough donati…