Today's new edition includes links to a collection of cycling illustrations, the new Poetry Pairings at The New York Times, and images from a new brain mapping technique. Also included: a video of a "guerrilla gardener" in Los Angeles and a video of an Elvis painting made with cheese puffs.…
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 31, 2010 at 4:30am —
Today's new edition offers information on a series of art-related videos; exhibitions in London, New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle; and a feature on Prospect New Orleans. It also includes my brief tribute to Escape Into Life founder Chris Al-Aswad, who died Wednesday, age 31.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 30, 2010 at 5:12am —
Today's post is a feature on Joan C. Gratz, pioneer of a painstaking animation technique called "claypainting". Included is a video of her wonderful art history film, "Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase", which uses the technique.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 29, 2010 at 4:10am —
"In Will's Real Place" is a new poem posted as part of a community writing project.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 28, 2010 at 4:02pm —
Fun feature with a serious side: David Blaine and the experience of learning how to set a world record.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 28, 2010 at 6:32am —
Today's post is a feature, with video, about the men who hand-paint signs far above the streets below.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 27, 2010 at 5:35am —
Today's Monday Muse features State Writer Laureate Nancy Lord, an essayist, playwright, and writer of short stories, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 26, 2010 at 6:13am —
In today's new edition of Saturday Sharing you'll find a few eclectic offerings: Impress your summer party guests with your knowledge of the history of women's undergarments, "Beat Generation" writers, or the Hidden World of Girls. Then take a look at "Shooting Inmates". After a break come back for "Raging Grannies".…
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 24, 2010 at 7:33am —
Today's edition of All Art Friday offers a focus feature on Virginia potter Richard Busch; a round-up of exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maine; information on Tjelda vander Meijden's "Present Water" film; and two videos, one on the wonderful "Like a Memory: Perspectives on Men's Suits" and one about sound installation artist Zimoun.…
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 23, 2010 at 6:00am —
My feature today is about the alleged massive contamination of water, air, and land in Ecuador by Texaco, now Chevron, in the last century. The lawsuit continues.
I've also included the trailer for a documentary about the environmental disaster.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 22, 2010 at 3:47am —
Today's post is a feature about farming and what it takes to sustain a farming life. Two videos are highlighted.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 21, 2010 at 4:56am —
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 20, 2010 at 5:56am —
I sometimes try my hand at writing to prompts, among them the prompts at the weekly Carry on Tuesday. I've posted a new poem, "Improvised Explosive Device", in response to a COT prompt consisting of the opening line of Samantha Hunt's 2008 novel.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 19, 2010 at 2:41pm —
Continuing my series, I've posted "Monday Muse: Iowa's Poet Laureate", Mary Swander.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 19, 2010 at 5:46am —
The quote for the day is by artist Linda Woods and addresses self-expression via art.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 18, 2010 at 8:47am —
Today's new edition of Saturday Sharing offers links to a new photojournalism site, AfricaKnows; artist and writer Faith Ringgold's work; live video shots of Iceland; The One Hundred Postcard Project; Mondo Beyondo; and Chicago's new Belmont Station mosaic and "Rub the Eye for Luck".
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 17, 2010 at 6:49am —
Today's edition features some wonderful exhibitions. Among others are shows of North and South American art from the 1920s'-'50s at Amon Carter Museum (Dallas/Ft. Worth) , glass sculptures at Zenith Gallery (D.C.), and, at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum, Ben Shahn's pen-and-ink drawings of a famous tenement fire.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 16, 2010 at 5:02am —
In this last segment of an in-depth interview with poet Jenne' R. Andrews, Andrews speaks of her experience as part of the Minnesota literary scene in the late 1960s/early 1970s, influences on her development as a poet, and challenges she faces now as she seeks to get her new work published.…
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 15, 2010 at 5:39am —
This post features a round-up of charitable actions by artists to support clean-up efforts in the Gulf or aid fishers and their families.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 14, 2010 at 5:09am —
This post is a feature about Svelata Foundation for the Arts and its founder Mia Tavonatti.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 13, 2010 at 4:37am —