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Woman in sunglasses putting together a piece of equipment.
Call them eco-artists, call them environmental artists, call them crusaders. As concern over climate change has grown, many artists have employed their work to explore the human toll on the...
A boy holds a cellphone with an older woman behind him at a red cloud in front of him.
When Dan Goods was studying graphic design, he figured he’d probably end up at an ad agency or some sort of commercial corporation. But these days, his artistic concerns are...
In 1986 as an independent clothing designer new to the world of retail, I was looking for ways to market my one-of-a-kind designs. Noticing an ad for a craft show in Lexington, I attended not knowing what to expect. I was definitely not a stranger to craft shows but this was a different model...
“It's important to teach your children to be lovers of silence. Art forces us to be quiet, observant, and reflective.” –Kristen Nelson Kristen Nelson aka Art History Mom, lives in Atlanta with her husband, Christian, and their three little masterpieces. A freelance graphic...
Although he neither directs, paints, nor performs, Bing Thom has influenced more musical performances, theater productions, and visual arts exhibit than perhaps can be tallied. Since founding Bing Thom Architects in 1982, the Vancouver-based architect has designed a slew of cultural projects around...
"When we create art, we have the capacity to leave a better world for those who come after us." -- Veronica Castillo For Texas-based artist Veronica Castillo , a 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow, ceramics and clay sculptures are in the blood. For three generations, her family has been...
“[A]rt is the highest form of human expression, and when it’s threatened, we risk losing our cultural identity.”—Christopher Jobson With more than 300,000 Facebook fans, 71,000 Twitter followers, and nearly 5,000,000 monthly page views, it’s fair to say that the art...
World Maker Faire 2011 at the New York Hall of Science. Photo by Reuters/Andrew Kelly
Creation surrounds us. For years, people around the country have been crafting, tinkering, and making exceptional works that range from fire-breathing dragon sculptures to 3D printing to entire villages made...
Daniel Clowes. Photo by Abigail Huller, courtesy of Oakland Museum of California
Growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s, cartoonist Daniel Clowes kept his passion for comics under wraps, wary of earning a reputation -- especially among girls -- as a "shut-in...
Art Spiegelman. Photo by Nadja Spiegelman
For much of their history, comics have enthralled kids and adolescents with cheap, pulp tales of superheroes and villains. And yet, despite their popularity and often-intricate illustrations, they were always...

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