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Art Making and Motherhood

A Career in Art Making and Motherhood, Do you really have to choose? A blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. For a long time there have been questions on working mothers and childcare. Are they good enough at doing both? Do the children get neglected? There is also this primitive notion that a woman should give up everything else when it comes to having a child. Some women still think it…
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The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style

Neleisha Weerasinghe tells us about The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style. When it comes to the term Gothic, there are many ideas that come to mind, from horror movies to literature, architecture and art to name a few. From these the more popular or well known seem to be the Gothic Architecture style and Paintings that have derived various stylistic forms to distinguish it from…
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The Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art

Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Have you ever wondered what a curated art exhibition is and what a curator really does? Does an artist need such a person to exhibit his or her work? Is the Role irrelevant? Does it add any value or is it simply a glorified post for someone who talks about art? Let's look in a bit more detail as to what the role…
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Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs by Neleisha Weerasinghe When it comes to Easter one of the first things that come to mind is the Easter egg. These colorful eggs are not only sometimes made edible but are steeped in history and cultural significance. Did you know that the tradition of coloring or decorating eggs has been in existence from ancient times? Many faiths and cultures have adapted these traditions as…
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Paredolia

Pareidolia

Pareidolia, a blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Inanimate Objects Taking a Life of their Own Have you ever seen faces or animals on walls or even on inanimate objects? Do you have creative ideas popping off the walls? People tend to see faces a lot because we are programmed that way to identify each other and we are face to face with people every day, so there is a high likely hood of you…
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A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics by Thomas Boldt. Acrylic paint was first invented at the turn of the 20th century and has gone on to become one of the most popular and widely-used paints of all time. Renowned for both the quality of its color and its flexible nature, fast-drying acrylics are the tool of choice for many beginner hobbyists and professional painters alike. Whether you're a novice…
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Photography Merging with Art Merging with Photography

Photography Merging with Art Merging with Photography

Read about Photography Merging with Art Merging with Photography by Thomas Boldt.  Art is both incredibly forgiving and incredibly strict. When a new medium is invented and forges its way into the limelight, the so-called art world isn't always at its most receptive. There are still those who believe that art reached its pinnacle with the European Old Masters, and that anything created since…
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Ana Mendieta: The Body and The Earth

Ana Mendieta: The Body and The Earth by Ana Brdar The Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta is one of the most important names of feminist art, as well as a pioneer of utilizing the body and natural elements in order to explore wider ideas of exile and alienation. Mendieta was born in Cuba on November 18th 1949, into a politically engaged family. Her great uncle was the president of Cuba,…
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Interior Design Inspiration: Color in Nature 2018

Interior Design Inspiration: Color in Nature 2018: A blog post by Wendy Dessler Exponential Innovation Gordon Moore once observed a trend in computer circuitry development which led him to postulate that computational ability will double on itself at repeating intervals. This is informally known as Moore’s Law, and the interval happens to be right around 18 months. This exponential…
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Honoring the Year of Zayed

Read about our recently completed Ramadan project Honoring the Year of Zayed. The Mosaic art form has a surprisingly long history, dating back to at least 3000 BC in the ancient days of Mesopotamia. Carefully and painstakingly constructed out of hundreds or thousands of small pieces to create vast murals, mosaics have adorned everything from ancient Greek and Roman homes of the wealthy to…
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