Visitors at an art exhibition in District 3 held to raise money for Agent Orange Victims. – VNA/VNS Photo Gia Thuận Viet Nam News HCM CITY — An art exhibition is displaying around 100 paintings created by eight journalists and photographers in HCM City until November 5. The exhibition was launched on October 27 at the HCM City Fine Arts Association in District 3’s 218A Pasteur Street. The paintings were drawn with a wide range of materials like oil paint, acrylic and watercolour paint. They cover an extensive array of styles and topics such as portraits, still-life, autumn sceneries and satire. Most of the artists are more than 60 years old, greatly skilled in their respective fields and only have a few years of experiences in painting. Paintings were also sold to raise money for the Việt Nam News Agency’s fund for Agent Orange victims. Nguyễn Hồng Nga, photographer, said that the exhibition was organised to promote the … [Read more...] about From news to muse: Art exhibition by journalists, photographers launches
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Hamilton County Schools and ArtsBuild have announced a new partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in an effort to give all children better access to arts education. Chattanooga and Hamilton County were selected as the 26th site for the Kennedy Center's Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program, which has helped communities across the nation create long-range plans for providing art to students in grades K-8 for almost a decade. In an era when student scores on math, reading and science tests are heavily tracked, some researchers say arts education — music, visual arts, and theater — can contribute to student success. Walace A. Smith teacher Dustin Dotzler, top center, leads a group of fifth grade students in the Heel to Toe Polka during a break from choral practice for Tuesday's Hamilton Sings performance at First Baptist Church in downtown Chattanooga. Fifty teachers and 170 students participated in this years event. Walace A. Smith … [Read more...] about Kennedy Center names Hamilton County for arts education partnership
Brady Busby, a medically disabled military veteran with combat-related PTSD and a traumatic brain injury, doesn’t stress when he’s fly-fishing.He’s too busy.“I’m always doing something — looking for fish, casting, mending, matching the right bug to what the fish are eating that day,” the Colorado Springs resident says.The disturbing memories from serving in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars don’t even cross his mind when he’s working the line on a river or lake. Neither does his recovery from opiate addiction, nor his 19-year-old daughter’s death by suicide in March.“I wouldn’t be able to go through the things I am dealing with if I didn’t have my faith and family first, but fly-fishing for me is a close second,” he said.To help others understand how nature and outdoor activities, such as fly-fishing, can help heal suffering, and inspire those dealing with similar experiences, Busby has written a memoir, … [Read more...] about Disabled Colorado Springs veteran writes about hardships, faith and family; proceeds to benefit scholarship fund
Northrup King Building property manager Debbie Woodward first noticed the anxiety among artists when the building was being remodeled to add more rooms for people to rent. More space in the building, some artists worried, would attract more people with money — putting at risk the look and feel of the DIY neighborhood in northeast Minneapolis that for years served as the only affordable option for artists in the area. “We’re done. It’s over — gentrification,” Woodward recalled tenants saying. That was in 1998. Flash forward two decades. Minneapolis is in the midst of a construction boom that has seen building permits exceed $1 billion this year alone, and concerns over Northeast’s changing landscape have become even more pervasive. Researchers, community leaders and even elected officials at City Hall are paying attention. Young homeowners and renters, suburban empty nesters and visitors seeking craft beer and vintage shops are transforming the … [Read more...] about There’s a lot of beer, boutiques and luxury apartments in Minneapolis’ ‘Arts District’ these days. How much longer will it have any artists?
Greg Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 11:01 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 Some Detroiters regard DALLY IN THE ALLEY as the first sign of autumn in the city’s Cass Corridor. Others see it as a chance to extend summer festival season by a week. Either way, the neighborhood celebration and the inventive posters created each year to promote it have become Detroit institutions over the years. Held since 1977 on the first Saturday after Labor Day, the all-day Dally features local music on multiple stages, food vendors, and artists and artisans selling everything from jewelry to crafts to T-shirts. More than 30 musical acts are on board for this year’s festival, and the eclectic lineup includes Mr. Drew, WIG Detroit, Mexican Knives, Alexyn Wundrland, Fyiah and Telephon9. Food vendors include the Nosh Pit, Majestic Café, Union Street and Detroit Shrimp and Fish. Dally in the Alley is presented by the North Cass Community Union, and proceeds from the event are used for … [Read more...] about Plan your weekend: Dally in the Alley, Art & Apples in Rochester, Irish fest in Berkley