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Harlem art gallery focuses on coronavirus, political unrest, economy

Welcome to the Heath Gallery of Harlem where Soho artist Patrick-Earl Barnes has a one-man show about what we're all going through right now: the pandemic, political unrest and the economic downturn.HARLEM, Manhattan — Welcome to the Heath Gallery of Harlem where Soho artist Patrick-Earl Barnes has a one-man show about what we're all going through right now: the pandemic, political unrest and the economic downturn.In one of the first paintings you see, U of Mask, hundreds look like they're wearing masks. Visitors can try to spot the two without masks in the painting.Other eye grabbing paintings depict two soul brothers one wearing a suit and the other a T-shirt. There's also a series of LLCs about struggling small businesses, such as Poor Man's Carry Out and Oui Fix Flats."Art is how you think," the artist said. "All these people and all this art comes from my imagination and things I want to tell the world."For more than 20 years, painter Patri…

Art review: Cove Street ‘Retrospective’ covers Jon Imber’s range

By Jorge S. Arango"Peg Golden," Jon Imber, 2013. Courtesy of Cove Street ArtsBy 2013, when Portland art dealer Peg Golden visited Jon Imber in his Somerville, Massachusetts, studio, ALS had stripped him of so much mobility that he was unable to make the journey to his summer home in Stonington, which he shared with his wife, the painter Jill Hoy. ART REVIEW WHAT: "Jon Imber Retrospective" and "Distilled," featuring the photography of Cynthia and John OrcuttWHERE: Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St., PortlandWHEN: Through Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, respectivelyHOURS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayADMISSION: FreeINFO: (207) 808-8911, covestreearts.comGolden recalls, "Jon graciously accepted the help of two artists who mixed his colors for him and carefully secured the brush into a brace that was attached to his hand." The portrait of Golden that Imber painted that day hangs in the richly fulfilling and variegated &q…

'Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld' Part 2, Episode 21 Live Stream Details, Synopsis, Trailer

KEY POINTS Ocean Turtle is under attack by the raid forcesHiga and Kikuoka attempt to shut down the STL"Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 21 is set to air SaturdayHiga and Kikuoka need to shut down the STL to stop the emergency acceleration phase in "Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 21. The new episode is titled "Beyond Time."This article contains spoilers from episode 21The official website released spoiler stills, synopsis and preview trailer for "Sword Art Online: Alicization War Of Underworld" Part 2, Episode 21 teasing what happens next in the Underworld and Ocean Turtle.The synopsis suggests Asuna and Alice head to the World's End Altar to eject the Fluctlights. Meanwhile, to buy them enough time, Kirito battles Gabriel's new form, Subtilizer.Kirito and Subtilizer engage in a brutal battle and the former manages to beat the villain with the help of Eugeo. However, …

A visitor’s guide to four exhibits at the Gadsden Museum of Art

The Gadsden Museum of Art reopened in mid-July, two months after Gov. Ivey's expanded "Safer at Home" order allowed some entertainment venues to reopen their doors to the public ( in March, museums and other institutions were ordered to temporarily shutter their galleries due to the coronavirus pandemic).If you haven't yet been back to the Gadsden Museum of Art, here are some things you need to know: The museum is now open to the public Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with new hours on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons who wish to visit the museum outside of these hours are invited to make an appointment. Masks are required and a limited number of individuals are permitted within the smaller galleries to allow for social distancing.On August 14, the museum opened four exhibits with collections of work from Alabama artists that range from portraits and abstract paintings from Melissa Yes and Ryan Foster, to sculptures by Doug Baulos. The museum will ho…

Breathing through it: The art of yoga

Bauzá teaches two different types of yogaâ€"Vin Yasa, which is a movement class, and Yin, which is a static practice. Breath work, while important for both, is incredibly important for Vin Yasa. One breath, one movement. Yin requires sitting in poses for several minutes in silence.“The idea is to sit with a pose and there’s a certain discomfort in sitting in the quiet and sitting with your own thoughts. It’s also such a work out because you have to hold that pose for so long,” Bauzá says.Bauzá initially began yoga teacher training to deepen her knowledge on poses and the spiritual side of the practice, but found that it also allowed her to share her knowledge with others. Through one of her classes, she learned about the Veterans Yoga Project, which invites veterans to practice yoga as a form of care for PTSD and other post-service ailments. As a veteran herself, Bauzá took the opportunity to help. â€œNot all yogis and paths are the same. When I went to the training, …

Art of glass: Artist Maayan Gordon is at the top of Spokane’s TikTok game

Local artist, entrepreneur and, most recently, TikTok star Maayan Gordon's approach to TikTok is more scientific and experimental than a casual observer might expect from a platform otherwise largely dedicated to entertainment.Gordon monetizes her videos because why not? But the money, she said, is hardly a consideration. Her real motivator, sharing work and meeting other artists aside, is curiosity.Gordon's parents – both hold doctorates in STEM fields – inspired her early on with their love of science."I grew up with that ability to analyze and theorize and predict and hypothesize and then test out and figure out what's going on in a very puzzle-like manner," she said.In other words, "I'd rather post a video that gets 20,000 views but learn something really interesting rather than a video that goes super-viral but not know exactly why it went viral."In the last 10 years, that creative curiosity has led Gordon and her husband, Ben, through a variet…

3 Predictions For The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Art And Design

Christie's made the headlines in 2018 when it became the first auction house to sell a painting created by AI. The painting, named Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, ended up selling for a cool $432,500, but more importantly, it demonstrated how intelligent machines are now perfectly capable of creating artwork.3 Predictions For The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Art And Design Adobe Stock It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Thanks to AI, machines have been able to learn more and more human functions, including the ability to "see" (think facial recognition technology), speak and write (chatbots being a prime example). Learning to create is a logical step on from mastering the basic human abilities. But will intelligent machines really rival humans' remarkable capacity for creativity and design? To answer that question, here are my top three predictions for the role of AI in art and design.1. Machines will be used to enhance human creativity (enhance being the …