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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Glassblowing requires an incredible amount of skill, discipline and learning on the job. It’s the kind of job that’s best learned by doing. A textbook will help, but it will only get you so far. You need to learn from other seasoned experts and have access to the tools and facilities to hone your craft. […]
Artist entrepreneurs, this one is for you! The stats for successful working artists are not terribly pretty: Out of the two million art graduates in the United States, only 10% earn their primary living from their art. Yes, 10%! The competition in the art world is certainly intense, and there is a plethora of talent […]
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