Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Creative Minds Talks Brings Superstar Artist Kehinde Wiley and Creative Visionary, Collector Kasseem “Swizz...


On December 2, Creative Minds Talks will bring world-famous artist Kehinde Wiley and highly-acclaimed, industry titan Kasseem Dean (a.k.a Swizz Beatz), to Miami’s New World Center during Miami Art Week for a dynamic discussion about the state of activism, philanthropy and how to make it in today’s world as a creative. Known for juxtaposing power pairs on grand stages, Creative Minds Talks is poised to offer a captivating experience for its most iconic installment yet.

Fall 2019 Emerging Artist: Rebeca Pinto Bottone


Fall 2019 Emerging Artist is Rebeca Pinto Bottone (Boynton Beach, Florida), a Venezuelan native, who earned her Graphic Design Degree at University of Los Andes with honors from the faculty of Arts.



Fall Art on the Square 2019 runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, on the front grounds of Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Admission is free. For selected artists, cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show (1) and Merit of Honor winners (4). Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring Art on the Square 2020 (February 8 & 9) on Zapplication; deadline is November 23, 2019. 

The Three Cs of Illustration | PART 2: CRAFTSMANSHIP


Assessing craftsmanship can be a tricky road to navigate. People outside of the art field tend to exclusively equate a high level of polish and technical skill with craftsmanship. And indeed, accurate perspective and anatomy, clean, crisp linework and smooth gradients coupled with luxurious slatherings of photo-real detail are impressive to be sure. Who has not heard the oft-repeated exclamation “That is SO cool! It looks just like a PHOTOGRAPH!”? But what of the gestural, spontaneous mark-making of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists? Are those artists simply lazy or unskilled? Or is something else going on here?

Artist Spotlight: Yellena James


This Artist Spotlight features Yellena James who has participated in shows around the U.S. and overseas, including: solo exhibitions at Giant Robot (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA), the Here Gallery (Bristol, UK), the Hijinks Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and more. She also has done illustration work for Anthropologie, Crabtree and Evelyn, Crate and Barrel, Relativity Media and many others (see client list below).

Why You Need Constructive Criticism


Learning how to gracefully take it (and fairly dish it out yourself) can help pump up your creativity and competitive edge.

Artist Spotlight: Teddy L. Wang


Teddy L Wang was born to Taiwanese immigrants in Arlington, Texas in 1983. His earliest known drawing was made on a bookshelf when he just was a child in Plano, Texas. Teddy grew up consuming Science-Fiction & Fantasy stories through video games, films, and television shows. These forms of entertainment have been fueling his passion for and have given him a reason to write and draw what he thinks and feels through words and pictures.

If These Walls Could Talk


How can paint on four walls influence a community? If the new mural on the edifice of the Harold Reitman Boys & Girls Clubs is any indication, it can uplift, inspire and better it.

How to Make Better Art by Not Doing Art?


There is this “Myth of the Muse” that pervades artist culture (is there such a thing as artist culture? Berets, cappuccino and oblique sardonic musings about the state of society shared over Gruyère and cabernet? Sounds good. Count me in!).

Meet the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District’s Board Chair


Gisele Weisman hails from Blowing Rock, North Carolina. In addition to being an accomplished artist with her work showcased at several local galleries in Blowing Rock and surrounding areas, she is also a tenured College Professor and Counselor, as well as a published Author. Gisele's education background includes a B.A. in German and English and a teaching certification from the University of Nebraska, as well as a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.

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Artist Spotlight: Erica Stinziani, Connecticut USA

Although she is more well-known for her wedding photography, Erica Stinziani of Stella Blue Photography caught our eye from her colorful and whimsical images...

Artist Spotlight: Yin Lu

Yin Lu is a 22-year-old Brisbane-based Chinese Australian artist, who graduated from QUT in 2018 with a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Arts, and is currently a postgraduate student at UQ studying Master of Primary Teaching.

Neuroscience Explains Why Social Media Use is Making You Unhappy

There's a long list of celebrities, from Ed Sheeran to Armie Hammer, who deleted their social media accounts because they felt that being online was toxic and was making them unhappy. Of course, you don't have to be famous to need a break from Twitter and Instagram; advice columns routinely suggest spending less time scrolling if you want to feel happier. But why is checking your social media making you unhappy?