Tag archive for artists

Making Art from Unusual Materials: Vik Muniz

I came across this trailer for the 2010 award-winning documentary Waste Land this week, which chronicles Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz‘s return to his native Brazil and his visits to Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The movie explores…

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Web Sightings for October 2010

I’m pleased to start this monthly installment of Web Sightings out with the following animated short by Andy Sykes that received the Best Short Short award at the Bradford Animation Festival in 2009. It’s for those of us who were made to sit at the…

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Web Sightings for May 2010

Let’s start this month’s collection of websites with The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum‘s new online database that contains images of the artist’s work, photographs, and correspondence from the museum’s collection and research center archive. In addition to browsing or searching the database, you can also save…

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Reflections on NAEA 2010

Hood ornament on Art Bus outside of American Visionary Art Museum Got back last night after a long plane ride home from the NAEA conference. My early morning flight out of Baltimore was canceled and I had to wait in the airport 5 hours for…

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Season 5 of Art21 Starts Tonight

Season 5 of Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century starts tonight and will air every Wednesday on PBS throughout October at 10:00 pm (Check your local listings). The above video clip of Cindy Sherman is from an episode airing later in the month on Transformation.

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Web Sightings for October 2009

Here are ten October treats: 1. With Halloween coming up at the end of this month, check out Mark Newport’s knitted super hero costumes at the Greg Kucera Gallery. (See Q&A with Newport on Smithsonian.com) 2. Also, don’t miss Nick Cave’s embroidered “sound suits” at…

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Exploring Point of View

Photo by Burning Image. CC Attribution License Of all the concepts or topics that we might teach about in the art classroom, “point of view” has always been a favorite of mine. In a world becoming splintered by opposing cultural, political, and religious points of…

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Reflections on My NECC/DC Experience: Part 1

My trip to this year’s National Educational Computing Conference was jam-packed and it’s taken me a few days to decompress and sort it all out. Unlike my 4 full days at last year’s NECC, I only attended conference sessions on Monday this year plus the…

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Web Sightings for June 2009

Here are 10 sites that caught my attention this past couple weeks: 1. Edutopia’s Digital Generation Project presents several video portraits of young students from around the U.S. who are using digital media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways (See  below). …

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Saturday @ NAEA

The conference kicked into high gear on Saturday, with an opening general session and the opening of the exhibitors’ area. Over the course of the day I met several people I’ve only known virtually up until now, which was a treat. I also made it…

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