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Graffiti art to create awareness on COVID-19 seen in Bangalore, India

Source: Xinhua Published: 2020/10/13 14:12:50People walk past the graffiti art to create awareness on COVID-19 in Bangalore, India, Oct. 12, 2020. With 66,732 new cases registered in India over the past 24 hours, the country's COVID-19 tally rose to 7,120,538 on Monday, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry. (Str/Xinhua)People walk past the graffiti art to create awareness on COVID-19 in Bangalore, India, Oct. 12, 2020. With 66,732 new cases registered in India over the past 24 hours, the country's COVID-19 tally rose to 7,120,538 on Monday, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry. (Str/Xinhua)

Minot artist tells a story with every piece of metal art

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Sculpture becomes storytelling or carries a message in the hands of Rich Solberg of Minot. But he's not disappointed if another person's perspective on his metal art goes in a different direction."That's art. That's the way art is. Let people interpret it for themselves," he said.Solberg currently has a display at the Taube Museum of Art. A veteran in the art community, it's his third show there and just one of the venues where the public might have seen his handiwork.A couple of Solberg's unusual works have earned Best of Show at the North Dakota State Fair in recent years. Family skis crafted into a bench and a life-sized, intricate metal skeleton atop a motorcycle are eye-catching, and people can view them at the Taube, the Minot Daily News reported.One of his most impressive pieces was placed at First Lutheran Church in Minot about a year ago. He welded a cross 12 feet tall and six feet wide that features numerous Lutheran and C…

A National Book Award Finalist, Hologram Talks, and Other Metro Phoenix Art News

The arts march on in metro Phoenix, as they must. Here's a quick look at recent art news and events from around the Valley — museums reopening, new murals, and more. Friendly reminder: Check mask and social distancing policies before you venture out. Murals Highlight Voting La Morena worked with several fellow artist to paint a new Vote Out Hate mural at The Hive, a creative space located at 2222 North 16th Street. Bacpac painted They Risked Death to Vote; You Don't Have To on Seventh Avenue near the I-10 freeway.EXPANDPoet Natalie Diaz is a 2020 National Book Awards finalist.Arizona State University National Book Awards Poet Natalie Diaz, who teaches in the MFA creative writing program at ASU, was recently named a finalist in the poetry category for the 2020 National Book Awards. Diaz was recognized for her recent work, Postcolonial Love Poem. Winners will be named on November 18. Augmented Reality Artworks Scottsdale Arts has added an augmented reality component …

“The Forty-Year-Old Version,” Reviewed: A Playwright’s Boldly Self-Aware Comedy of Art and Compromise

The delightful chutzpah of Radha Blank’s first feature, “The Forty-Year-Old Version” (streaming on Netflix)â€"which she wrote, directed, and stars inâ€"starts with the fact that she plays a character named Radha Blank, who, like the real-life person, is a playwright, mostly of unproduced plays, who seeks an alternative artistic outlet as a hip-hop artist. Radha (that’s the character, as distinguished from the real-life Blank), a Black woman who lives in Harlem, was a young star of the theatre, the winner of a “30 Under 30” award, but now, months away from turning forty, has long been unable to get her plays produced. She works, without fulfillment, as a teacher of playwriting at a Harlem high school. She lives alone, with no romantic relationship anywhere in the vicinity, and she is mourning the loss of her mother, an artist, who died a year ago. She enjoys her hip-hop efforts, though they, too, prove fruitless. Then opportunity unexpectedly knocks: a nearly e…

Israel slams German art college for 'embracing antisemitism'

Israel's embassy in Berlin on Friday accused a Berlin arts college of stoking antisemitism against the Jewish state by supporting a program titled "School for Unlearning Zionism" that denies the existence of the State of Israel.The embassy wrote in a series of three tweets that the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin's "hosting a workshop whose title already negates Israel's existence is an embrace of antisemitism." The tweet continued that "The IHRA [The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance] working definition for antisemitism adopted by the [German] federal government cites as an example the denial of the Jewish people's right to self-determination. This series of events falls under this definition and should be recognized for what it is: anti-Zionist and antisemitic." The embassy added that  "There should be no tolerance for the delegitimization of Israel and antisemitism in Germany today."The anti-Israel project a…

Pittsburgh artist curates art project with safety messages that go round and round

TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox.About a minute agoLooking for circles has become a daily search.We spot round shapes on the ground that help us remain 6 feet apart for social distancing during the pandemic.Artist Janel Young is making those marks easier to see.The Beltzhoover resident collaborated with fellow artists to bring vibrant color, combined with safety messages, for "New Space Spheres." The project showcases circular graphics that merge art and sayings such as "Spread Creativity, Not Covid- 19," "Wash Yinz Hands" and "Mask On."They will be popping up in the city over the next few weeks.The installation is part of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's "Reforge" initiative, which invites the community to reengage with the city."We decided on circles because everyone is familiar with them," said Young. "The circles represe…

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,&…