Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression Thirty three years ago, the semiotician Umberto Eco wrote: “A text, once written, no longer has anyone behind it; it has, on the contrary, when it survives, and for as long as it survives, thousands of interpreters ahead of it. Their reading of it generates other texts, which can be paraphrase, commentary, […]

Art Force Hosts Bolder Options for a NE Minneapolis Mural Tour

Art Force Hosts Bolder Options for a NE Minneapolis Mural Tour

Last month Art Force hosted mentors and mentees from Bolder Options for a biking tour of the many murals in the North East Arts District of Minneapolis. Bolder Options is a non profit organization that pairs up referred youth with mentors to teach them healthy life skills and positive choices. We departed from Art Force […]

Fine Art for $1.00 Per Day

Fine Art for $1.00 Per Day

“Fine Art for $1.00 per day” – The New SmartArt Subscription Program to be Launched by Art Force   “Fine art for $1 dollar per day” is the new tagline for Art Force’s SmartArt Subscription Program. The program originally came about several years ago after realizing that many of the organizations we at Art Force […]

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art, Part II of Owen Brown’s Guest Blog. (Part One) Not the obvious, then. That is, Velasquez peeking coyly from Las Meninas, or Rembrandt’s absolutely gorgeous self-portraits, from youth through age. Or even Picasso. Or Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo. Durer, Auerbach, Freud, Hockney. It is easy enough to put pencil and chalk to […]

Record Number of Guests Experience Art Force at 7 Year Anniversary Party

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Corporate Art Force
Record Number of Guests Experience Art Force at 7 Year Anniversary Party

We celebrated our 7th year anniversary with an open house party on Tuesday, May 2nd.  Our theme was “Experience Art Force” and we gave our guests the experience through guided tours, self-tours, and a live artist demo by our very own Steve Brumbaugh. Click here to see photos from previous Art Force open house parties. Party goers […]

Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Art History, Fine Art, Philosophy
Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

What we mean is not, clearly, a third physical dimension.  Nor, necessarily, the pleasant falsities of perspective.  Instead, depth in painting, in any form of art, is expressed along the measure of emotion. Which we should not be ashamed to acknowledge.  Rather, we should wander at the fact that op artists like Bridget Riley  and […]

Hospitality Art, Millennials and the Changing Landscape

Hospitality Art, Millennials and the Changing Landscape

Hospitality Art & Millennials News flash! Millennials are the fastest growing customer segment in the world. OK, while we’ll admit this isn’t really breaking news at this point, it still is extremely important for the future of hospitality and countless other industries. With that in mind, it’s no wonder why copious amounts of research has gone into examining […]

World Records of Art: Part I

World Records of Art: Part I

There is a world record for everything, even if we don’t know it for sure. At one time or another, something happened that had never happened before and that made it the first – the very first – the undisputed champ of creation. Here we’re not talking about “most plates balanced on someone’s chin” or […]

Call for Artists – Photography

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Corporate Art Force

Call for Artist Photography for University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care Center Art Force is seeking emerging and established artists to submit their photographic artwork for placement in the new University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care Center. Images are to support the purpose of the Art Program which is to create an enjoyable environment for patients, visitors […]