Where has the Art Section Gone?
It’s Day 10 in my 100 Days with One Pound of Clay. This has been hard. Life keeps getting in the way. I figure that seeing art shows is a form of being creative – looking at work made by other artist, considering the piece, and looking more.
How do you get information about art exhibits, museum events, etc? A comment blipped through my reading this morning commenting that many newspapers no longer have a dedicated art section. I got thinking about our local and regional newspapers. The author is correct. The Grand Rapids Press might have an article somewhere buried in the Sunday paper’s lifestyle section. I usually go online using Facebook, blogs, or the websites of local museums to find out about exhibits. We read the Sunday New York Times. Some weeks it takes about four days to get through it. The Times continues to have an entire section focused on Art in Manhattan. Many times, I fly through that section. Others times, a great editorial is written about a musician, author, or artist. Sadly, you can’t read the NY Times online unless you have a paid subscription. Its not so bad to have all of that newsprint around though. It gets used in the studio.
Another site that I found is The Artist’s Network. It is a website that provides forums, announcements, discussions, educational videos for artists and others. I don’t know what I think about it yet. If you are a potter or someone interested in the ceramics world, Ceramics Arts Daily, could interest you. They provided educational information and focus on featured potters from all over the world. The Huffington Post offers an arts section online.
The Huffington Post reported on Detroit’s Kresge Foundation’s 2014 Eminent Artist – Bill Rauhauser, who is 95. Bill told the Post that he started taking photographs when Detroit was the Center of the World – a great city.
I started making little sweaters. C2C is hosting an “Ugly Sweater Show” in December. The entry must be an ugly sweater using the art medium that you are currently working in. So, I am making little sweaters that will lead up to a much larger one. Its interesting considering what texture creates a sewn quality, etc. I can see many versions of these little guys over the next few months.
Let me know where you find good discussions/information regarding the Art World. Have a fun weekend.