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Alice Leora Briggs at LHUCA Center for the Arts

Alice Leora Briggs is currently collaborating with Juárez journalist Julián Cardona to create an unhinged graphic glossary of the language of violence in Ciudad Juárez. She received her MA and MFA from University of Iowa and has been awarded fellowships from the Utah Arts Council, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and served…

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Rachel Doniger – Cut Paper Reliefs

Rachel Doniger’s paper reliefs investigate the graphic potential of paper. A simple process of cutting and folding thousands of similar shapes yields a field defined by moments of intensity and calm. As the viewer’s glance moves from one shape to the next, they see not only a crescendo from low to high, but also the…

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The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, glial cells of the mouse spinal cord, 1899, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, considered the father of modern neuroscience, was also an exceptional artist. He drew the brain in a way that provided a clarity exceeding that achieved by photographs. Combining scientific and artistic skills to produce drawings with extraordinary scientific and aesthetic qualities, his theory that the brain is composed of individual cells…

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KAT CHAMBERLIN SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW

Kat Chamberlin "SPRING/BREAK"

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017 SPRING/BREAK Art Show is NYC’s curator-driven art fair. Participants are selected through vetted applications and provided a central theme for the art fair. The unique venues are donated to the curators and artists for each curatorial project to be realized during a major international arts week. Kat Chamberlin’s exhibit was in…

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WE CAN MAKE IT The Prints of Corita Kent

Corita Kent was a fine art printmaker and educator.  In her teaching and her art, Corita Kent emphasized the importance of words. Individual letters were used as sources for shape and form, and graphically rearranged to make a visual impact. The content of the words was of equal importance. She drew inspiration from poetry, literature…

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STILLNESS: DRAWINGS BY SKIP STEINWORTH at Evansville Museum

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making drawings. Some of my earliest memories are from family summer vacations at my parent’s friends’ lake cabin, watching my father sketch the dock or the boat house or the potbellied stove. To me, it seemed like magic; I wanted to be able to do it myself. For…

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David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this internationally recognized master of the picture book. The exhibition includes nearly 70 original watercolors handmade by David Wiesner (b. 1956) for nine of his most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday (1992),…

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VOSTELL CONCRETE 1969–1973 at Smart Museum of Art

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fluxus co-founder Wolf Vostell (1932–1998) used concrete as an actual material and an artistic motif in a surprising, unique body of work that includes the colossal sculpture Concrete Traffic. David Katzive, installation view of Wolf Vostell’s Concrete Traffic, January 1970. (Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.…

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ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE JEWISH GHETTO IN VENICE, ITALY BY RACHEL SINGEL

“The year 2016 marks the 500th year since the establishment of the Jewish, Ghetto in Venice, the first ghetto ever in existence. To honor the historical anniversary and the influence this uniquely urban space has had on the development of contemporary architecture, I worked on-site in Venice for two months to create a series of…

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