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Art comes to Roanoke City streets, with a little help from the CARES Act

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Friday night, Kirk Avenue was shut down in Roanoke, one more thing closed because of the pandemic.But this closure was about opening up a whole new world.Smack in the middle of the road, in front of Fortunato restaurant, four volunteers had erected a giant steel frame. And there, suspended 20 feet above the ground, was Lynsey Wyatt."It felt great," she said.The acrobat and artist was dancing on aerial fabric. Wyatt twisted, spun and flipped, help up by nothing more than two long strips of cloth."I was super excited," said Wyatt.Wyatt is the owner and sole employee of Cirqulation Aerial and Circus Arts, which teaches "flexibility, hand stands, inversions lots of fun stuff," according to Wyatt.It's a business that has been touch and go since she started it, just before the pandemic hit."I wasn't working for the past six months, because I've been in transition, and trying to figure out how to get my business up online,&…

Central Florida 100: Housing, art and the Harris-Pence debate

Rick Singh, property appraiser, Orange CountyLast week: FULL HOUSE FOR FOOTBALL: Crowds of football fans are again permitted to gather in Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa for NFL games as Governor DeSantis has stated that Phase 3 relaxes the regulations on social distancing – even as the state continues to battle new cases and deaths related to COVID-19 on a daily basis. College teams, including UF, FSU, and UCF have all indicated a "wait and see" approach to increasing from the dramatically low numbers permitted in the stadiums for the first couple of games. This seems premature to me, but if the venues do fill to capacity – even in fresh air – let's hope that face coverings and sanitization practices are evident to protect the fans.Looking ahead: HOUSING SHORTAGE: We are experiencing a national housing shortage. Studies by both Realtor.com and the Miami Herald tell the tale of families seeking larger residences after being homebound due to the pandemic. We're doing m…

Fifth Ward's Cocoa Collective Xchange unveils new Vision Works art exhibition

There's nothing quite like a gathering of Houston artists and art lovers. The creativity is unmatched, and the inventive ideas are infinite. That's exactly what Houston's Cocoa Collective Xchange's Arleita Myers is striving for, as she rolls out Vision Works' Art Exhibition on Sunday, October 11.There's nothing quite like a gathering of Houston artists and art lovers. The creativity is unmatched, and the inventive ideas are infinite.There's nothing quite like a gathering of Houston artists and art lovers. The creativity is unmatched, and the inventive ideas are infinite. That's exactly what Houston's Cocoa Collective Xchange's Arleita Myers is striving for, as she rolls out Vision Works' Art Exhibition on Sunday, October 11.The virtual art exhibition features nine Houston-area artists including GMADIXXART, Raymond Turner, Carling Jackson Art, iPixelation, Annie Earl's Art Gallery, Brittany Ellis, Shanequa Smith, Trina Shrepee, NES Create…

When the East meets the West: Drawing a middle line between the Art and Science of Oncology

The people these days are grappling with a variety of diseases. Many of these diseases are non-communicable are responsible for causing the death of the maximum amount of people. The deadly disease is none other than cancer. This disease is non-communicable and hence is ever-increasing this world to such a great extent that nearly 80 percent of the patients die if they have been infected with this deadly disease. Different regions of East and West also show a difference in the status of this disease. The countries like North America are mostly affected by the types of viruses which include prostate cancer, whereas when it comes to countries like India and China, people have been dying because of the poverty-related cancers which include liver cancer or stomach cancer. This difference can be attributed to the different lifestyles which is prevalent in the different regions. In addition, the treatment available in the East is something is copied by the West as well on the sole ground…

Dayton Art Institute needs Daytonians' help to win $20K and weird art from TV host

© Provided by Dayton Daily News The Dayton Art Institute is offering free admission to nurses the third Sunday of the month thanks to a generous donation. CONTRIBUTED The Dayton Art Institute is encouraging Daytonians to rally around a Facebook post that could win the city $20,000.HBO's "Last Week Tonight " host John Oliver has pledged to help a museum facing financial difficulty by loaning some of the unusual pieces of art featured on his show — including a painting of rats sharing a moment — along with a $10,000 donation for the museum plus another $10,000 for a local food bank.What you didn't know about the Dayton Art Institute"We've dabbled a bit in the art market this year and have acquired a small but high-quality collection of modern masterpieces," Oliver said on air last Sunday. "Tonight, I'm proud to announce that this collection is available to go on tour. That is right, we're inviting any U.S. museum — as long as they can safel…

New Course from ChildCare Education Institute on Art in Early Learning

Atlanta, GA, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce CUR126: Art in Early Learning to the online child care training course catalog.There is a common phrase, "It′s the process, not the product." This means that children can explore the materials in the art center and simply enjoy what happens. For young children, the process of creating is more important than the product they develop.  Young children are very creative and enjoy using different materials to express their ideas.  As children pound on clay, dab paint on paper, glue things together, or scribble with crayons, they begin to understand their world and how to control the tools they use.  Playing with a basic material like modeling clay holds a child's interest, lengthening their attention span while allowing the child to examine, resolve, and clarify th…

Great Moments in Art IV

Stephen HansenAutomat -Hopper, 2020Zenith GallerySoldContact GalleryStephen HansenThe Birthday - Chagall, 2020Zenith Gallery$3,700Contact GalleryStephen HansenThe Seducer - Magritte, 2020Zenith GallerySoldContact GalleryStephen HansenWheatfields and Crows - Van Gogh, 2020Zenith GallerySoldContact GalleryStephen HansenTo Be and To Seem - Dubuffet, ca. 2020Zenith Gallery$3,300Contact GalleryStephen HansenPortrait as a Painter - Van Gogh, 2020Zenith Gallery$3,400Contact GalleryStephen HansenEquestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando) - LautrecZenith Gallery$2,600Contact Gallery