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Is Fairey’s use of the Obama image copyright infringement or fair use?

Shepard Fairey, creator of the iconic Obama image, continues to garner attention in the media. In this case, however, he may be wishing the spotlight were shining on someone else. Yahoo! News reported yesterday that The Associated Press is upset with Fairey’s use of an…

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Political Leftovers

Perhaps I just don’t want the feeling I had on Tuesday to go away?   Here are a few Obama-related items that crossed my desktop during the last two days. Thanks to David (over on CR) for pointing out Obamican.Me, which allows you to turn any…

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A Feel Good Day

from Andy Carvin’s Photostream

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Andrew Wyeth, 1917 – 2009

Today Christina’s World is one of the two or three most familiar American paintings of the 20th century. Only Grant Wood, in American Gothic, and Edward Hopper, in one or two canvases such as House by the Railroad or Nighthawks, have created works of comparable…

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Another “Best of 2008? List

I’ve been seeing so many “Best of 2008” lists around the blogosphere lately, I felt that I would be remiss if I didn’t do some sort of “BEST” list here on ATGI. So, I scanned back through this past year’s postings and pulled out what…

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Making Art in Zero Gravity

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Robert Ponzio (aka Ponz), a local art teacher in Gainesville, will be taking off this Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center on a customized 727 dubbed G-FORCE ONE. Once the plane reaches approximately 34,000 feet it will follow the…

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Where have all the arts teachers gone?

I’ve avoided writing this entry for a few months now. It hurt to even think about doing so. But, with the school year starting here in Gainesville this week, I have to accept that we’ve lost half of the elementary art and music teachers in…

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So many websites. . .so little time

Ever wonder just how many pages there are on the Web? Unless you’re a geek like me, probably not. Well, Google reported today that their systems that process links on the Web in order to find new content hit a milestone: 1 trillion unique URLs…

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Remembering . . .

Memorial Day 2008: Gainesville (FL) memorial created by Veterans for Peace to remember the over 4,500 soldiers who have died thus far in the “War on Terror.” Each 12-inch tombstone gives a soldier’s name, age, birth date rank and hometown.

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Olympic ATC Exchange: Press Release

In the Summer of 2007, a Call for Participation was posted on ArtJunction.org, Art Education 2.0, and The Carrot Revolution that invited teachers and students to take part in the Olympic ATC Exchange, an international exchange of artist trading cards created to celebrate the “Olympic…

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