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Joan Balzar: Abstract painter stood out in '60s West Coast art scene

The Globe and Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
Even within the dynamic and tumultuous 1960s West Coast art scene, painter Joan Balzar stood out from the crowd. In person, the chain-smoking fashionista exuded the verve and bravado of the most testosterone-fuelled artists of Los Angeles and New York.
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What US cities should I visit to check out great art scenes?

The Globe and Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
“There are tons of galleries along Newbury Street,” says Boston Artists Blog's Lizzie Siegel, who points out the photography-focused Robert Klein Gallery in a city of famous art attractions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art ...
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Art exhibits this week

Ottawa Citizen - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival is seeking submissions from independent filmmakers, film or video that tells First Nations, Métis or Inujit stories, or that focuses on international indigenous issues, before May 16 for the event running ...
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Vancouver's 4/20 festival is leaving the Art Gallery for Sunset Beach - ‎11 hours ago‎
"The size of our event has grown, and with such big numbers, it will be more exciting and inclusive to go to the beach,” she said.

TTC stations display student's art for NBA All-Star Weekend

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Baller alert: If a billboard catches your eye today as you board the subway, it's the work of Toronto kids. They painted 60 murals displayed in 31 subway stations for NBA All-Star Weekend 2016.

Kings County art scene Feb. 11

Kings County Register/Advertiser - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Acadia University Art Gallery will host two Wednesday gatherings to celebrate the large and colourful community art exhibition. They will take place Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. Coffee and tea will be available from 12:30–2 p.m. Curator Laurie Dalton ...
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Bruce Springsteen to release memoir Born to Run later this year - ‎3 hours ago‎
Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that Bruce Springsteen has spent the past several years working on a memoir, which will come out Sept.

U of S Aboriginal Arts Festival showcases local indigenous art, clothing and entertainment - ‎19 hours ago‎
Painted canvases, beaded jewellery, and the sounds of poetry filled the pub at the University of Saskatchewan Wednesday showcasing the talent of indigenous students and local artisans.

Barbara Kruger transforms Vancouver Art Gallery's rotunda for bold MashUp show - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Barbara Kruger is consulting with preparators in the rotunda of the Vancouver Art Gallery, midway through the installation of her immersive text work Untitled (Smash-up).

King of the dancehall: the reggae art of Wilfred Limonious – in pictures

The Guardian - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Born in 1949, Wilfred Limonious was one of Jamaica's most prolific illustrators and designers, and father of what has become known as 'dancehall art'. • In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious is at Colston Hall, Bristol, until 6 March ...

British Government Officials Accept Works of Art and Gifts from Corrupt Organisations

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎8 hours ago‎
One has enforced threats of dismissal and prison for not declaring gifts much more than a calendar, whilst back in the office, MP's and civil servant colleagues are accepting five star hotel dinners, hampers and works of art from some of the most ...

Step Into a Noisy, Chaotic Nigerian Marketplace at The African Art Museum

Smithsonian - ‎14 hours ago‎
Ogboh, whose oeuvre also includes video installations and other visual art, captured the sounds of the Balogun market by wandering all over the market wearing over-the-ear microphones.
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London Art Auctions Show Market in a Correction

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
London. The second week of the big art auctions here got off to an ominous start at Phillips on Tuesday, when a seller withdrew a Damien Hirst medicine cabinet with a title that seemed to match collectors' moods: “In Search of Reality.

Partners in life, art and The Barber of Seville

Times Colonist - ‎21 hours ago‎
Although they enjoy the art form, Panych and MacDonald say they're not particularly opera aficionados. When Panych participated in a Victoria talk about The Barber of Seville, he declared: “I don't actually know anything about opera.

Cool art exhibition in two cities showcases struggle for women's rights

CityNews - ‎13 hours ago‎
WINNIPEG - Outdoor exhibitions depicting women who have broken gender barriers are opening in two Canadian cities. The portraits on ice and snow are being featured in Festival du Voyageur Park in Winnipeg and under the Bank Street Bridge in Ottawa ...

Amazing art story: The Florida Highwaymen (and woman)

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
As they raised their booty from the deep, a living art treasure went about her business onshore. Mary Ann Carroll is the only female member of the group incongruously known, despite her presence, as the Florida Highwaymen.
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This Van Gogh Bedroom Airbnb Is An Art Lover's Dream

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
However, I will be happy to provide you with tickets to my exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago." Demand for the bedroom has been swift - February dates have already sold out, and the museum expects to start taking requests for March before ...
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Here is the cover art for Kanye West's new album, The Life of Pablo

The Verge - ‎11 hours ago‎
With less than an hour to go before Kanye West unveils his new album, The Life of Pablo at the world's biggest listening party begins, he's finally given the world our first look at the album artwork.

Music to My Eyes: Walter Martin Sings Art History

Big Think (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
But what about singing about art? Walter Martin, former member of the alternative music group The Walkmen, answers that question in his new album Arts and Leisure. Using quirky, idiosyncratic vocals, lyrics, and instruments, Martin presents not another ...

Art + Feminism Announces Third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

ARTnews - ‎10 hours ago‎
Art + Feminism has announced that it will hold a third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 5, following the enormous success of the event's last two editions, in 2014 and 2015.