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Entrance to the Betty Price Gallery at the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex. Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Arts Council Oklahoma may be where “the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain,” but it is also home to a magnificent art collection in a prominent if unlikely location---the...
George Nock with his sculpture, SILK. Bronze with lacquer finish. Photo by Derek Blanks "Theirs are the eyes of visionaries." ---George Nock, on artists Artists and athletes generally inhabit opposite ends of the stereotype spectrum: the jocks just don't mix with the poets and...
From left to right: Artist Mary Ann Chubb, Raku artist Michael Conger, potter Martha Hollenhorst, and Clayworks founder Susan Ward. Photo courtesy of Susan W. Ward and Boulder Mountain Clayworks Skiing, hiking, and biking on the majestic Bald Mountain are just a few of the activities associated...
Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse helped revitalize Grand Rapids' ailing downtown. Photo courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library Stamped on everything from the city's letterhead to its garbage trucks, Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse is much more than a landmark. It's...
"From K-12th grade, we're a wasted cause. We 'learn,' we do poorly on tests, we get expelled from school for fighting. Truth is, though, despite this stereotype displayed in the media, we care. We recognize that the failures and anger of city students is a product of our poor...
Pie Social, 1997, by Carl Gawboy, a member of the Boise Forte Band of Chippewa, is displayed at the Min No Aya Win Human Services Center on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota.
In most healthcare facilities, artwork is generally limited to framed posters outlining the proper way to wash one's hands. If you're lucky, you'll find inspiring phrases splashed across Photoshopped images...
Washington, DC [aslideshow play=true playframe=false panel=false height=650 width=450 imgresize=true effect=fade style="background-color: #000;"] First Steps by Mitchell Jamieson, 1963 [/aslideshow] If you've been following our recent blog posts , you'll know that the NEA loves to...
New York, New York Thelma Golden. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Thelma Golden has been at the Studio Museum in Harlem since the turn of the millenium, first as the deputy director for exhibits and programs, and, since 2005, as the museum's director and chief curator. For Golden---who also...
Washington, DC May 18, 2011 Unread Book Project by Arthur Huang. Photo courtesy of the artist "At points of intersection, I think that art can expand science and vice versa to help push both fields forward."---Arthur Huang Arthur Huang doesn't see the arts and the sciences as an...
Washington, DC Miles and Sonny by Wilson McLean. Oil on linen. Even the most casual of listeners would be able to identify jazz if they heard it. But would you know it if you saw it? For painter Wilson McLean , visually conveying the spirit, history, and personalities of the music are central...

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