Common Street Arts is an art gallery in downtown Waterville that is hosting their fifth Holiday Pop-up Shop (Common Street Arts, n.d.). Common Street Arts’ mission statement is “To enhance the creative, artistic and economic vitality of the Waterville community through outstanding arts education and exhibitions” (Mission & Vision, n.d.). The pop-up shop follows the mission by providing products for people to purchase that have been crafted by local artists, helping drive the creative spirit of Waterville and allowing for artists to sell their works. The pop-up shop offers items with different styles and price points, aligning with Common Street Arts goal of presenting exhibits that get all members of the community involved. This shop also offers a place for artist to sell their work, fulfilling the goal of supporting local artists. Common Street arts also has a goal of offering “at least one exhibition of non-traditional media each year” (Mission & Vision, n.d.). The pop-up shop is an accumulation of many types of art, providing a piece of artwork for nearly anyone’s taste and showcasing many forms of artistic media. Common Street Arts and worked with many artists to create this pop-up shop and serve the needs of people in search of gifts for the holiday season.
Common Street Arts opened in 2012 on Common Street in Waterville (History, n.d.). This organization aimed to provide “a non-profit collaborative arts space that included a gallery and studio teaching space”
One pleasant afternoon, my classmates and I decided to visit the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to begin on our museum assignment in world literature class. According to Houston Museum of Fine Art’s staff, MFAH considers as one of the largest museums in the nation and it contains many variety forms of art with more than several thousand years of unique history. Also, I have never been in a museum in a very long time especially as big as MFAH, and my experience about the museum was unique and pleasant. Although I have observed many great types and forms of art in the museum, there were few that interested me the most.
Lorraine O’Gradys’ unintentionally historic performances, seemingly elevate everyday life to the status of art. In her ‘exhibit’ at the Studio Museum, her work is represented through photographs, in ‘Art is…’. Thirty years ago, O’Grady presented ‘Art is’ in the form of a float in the African American Day Parade right here in Harlem. Performers pranced with empty frames, metaphorically capturing fleeting pictures of the people and places that surrounded the route of the parade. By doing so, the trappings of high art were brought out of the museum, into the street, which promotes a new way people might begin to recognize this new art form in the celebrations of every day life. The
Positioned alongside Central Park in the heart of New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most influential art museums in the world. The Met houses an extensive collection of curated works that spans throughout various time periods and different cultures. The context of museum, especially one as influential as the Met, inherently predisposes its visitors to a certain set of understandings that subtly influence how they interpret and ultimately construct meanings about each individual object within the museum. Brent Plate in Religion, Art, and Visual Culture argues that “objects obtain different meanings in different locations and historical settings.”An object placed on display behind a glass case inside a museum would hold a vastly different meaning if it was put on sale by a street vendor, like the ones who set up their tables in close proximity to the Met. The different meanings that objects are able to obtain is attributed to the relationships that are established between the object itself and the environment that surrounds it. These relationships often involve the kind of audience that a museum attracts, where the work is exhibited, and how the exhibits within a museum is planned out. Museums subsequently have the ability to control how these relationships are established which influences the way a viewer is able to construct meaning. When a visitor observes an object on display at the Met, they instinctively construct a certain set of
Partnering with the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, and FadaDance the Art Gallery of Regina presented a full day of free programming for our 2017 Open House. The AGR partnered with the CVAF, plus also successfully applied for Canada 150 funds in support of an contemporary dance piece performed in the gallery in response our exhibition Landforms. Additionally, our Canada 150 grant extended to funding a painting demo by exhibiting artist Mike Keepness in the NBCAC courtyard space. Some of the visitors sat watching and speaking with Mike over the full duration of Mike’s demo. Plus, our gallery full of visitors watching the FadaDance performance, people enjoyed connection to the paintings and the history of the landscape presented through dance.
The Des Moines Art Center was established in 1948 in Des Moines Iowa. It’s a nonprofit institution with a various collection of sculpture, painting, modern art and mixed media. It’s not only a museum, but also a community school. Their school has over 3000 students and about 300 classes a year. The class grouped by age from children to adults. Include painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. Aiming to help children and adults explore their interests
Making a public artwork can cause some controversy, everyone will judge the piece. It may also effect the city, depending on the message that the piece is trying to bring. There is a lot of cultural points of view that people have to look for, although not everyone will see the artwork the same. “Cultural point of view affects the meaning viewers construct for the artwork” (promt). For example, there is a Last Conquistador statue that is located at El Paso, Texas. This is a piece is a piece of artwork created by, John Houser. He created a man riding a horse, and most people knew who the man on the horse was. The man was called, Juan de Oñate, he was a Spanish leader that took and destroyed El Paso. With that being said, you can imagine how
The Lycoming College Art Gallery have many different artists and student artists showcasing their work in the next year. Rose DiRocco-Hodges hopes the Lycoming College Art Gallery will continue to be a to be a vital institution in the community and bring cutting edge contemporary art to Williamsport. From the looks and sounds of it, this shouldn’t be a
The Indian River Director of Outreach & Events reported that the Graphic Design Impact Center opened for business on October 1, 2017. The Director of the Graphic Design Impact Center program has begun training residents who have shown interest in the program. One resident has
Positioned alongside Central Park within the heart of New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most influential art museums in the world. The Met houses an extensive collection of curated works that spans throughout various time periods and different cultures. The context of museums, especially one as influential as the Met, inherently predisposes its visitors to a set of understandings that subtly influence how they interpret and ultimately construct meanings about each individual object within a museum. By analyzing two separate works on exhibit at the Met, I will pose the argument that museums offer a unique expression of a world view that is dictated through every element of its construction.
“How do you make a building for contemporary art that stays contemporary in the future without stooping to a neutral language? And how do you attract a big public without compromising the selfish, private, exclusive time we all want to have in a museum?” These questions, put forward by Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, represent the urbanistic motivation supporting the construction of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). In such a manner Boston’s ICA engages, not only with the urban citizen, but also the urban landscape in which the site is located. The ICA conveys the idea of architecture as art in itself. As a presenter of art to the urban citizen and because of its open design, the inside allows the citizens to not only appreciate the art within the building but also see the art of the building’s natural environment and setting.
“Any drawn line that speaks about identity, dignity, and unity is art,” (Chaz Bojorquey) is a statement that I agree with. Art is perceived differently from all people based on their culture, religion, personal taste, and many other factors. I believe that as long as what has been created is meaningful to either the creator or even to somebody that is viewing it, it should be considered art. Art in the public is a very controversial subject that brings up the important question of, “Should public art be considered as real art,” personally I think that it should be. I believe that the difference between art that is placed in a gallery and art that is visible by a community is the fact that what is acceptable in a gallery
The brief for this assignment is as I see it to research more than 8 carving cultures and to explain the impact of social and cultural belief on art practice. To present research material in the correct form and record citations and bibliography correctly. This information is based on the question.
I went to the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, located on 3275 Industrial road (major cross-street Desert Inn) which opened in August of 2008. At the museum it holds, erotic art, exhibits, different timelines and a lot of illustrated history of erotica. There were many tasteful pieces of artwork, whether it be painting, magazine covers, posters, figures, and sculptures. I was also very excited to have actually seen the piece called “Venus of Willendorf” that is featured in our book on page 164. I took my time looking at all the different pictures to see which I would choose from to write about. Then I observed one, it was untitled, made in 2008 and the artists name is Fang. I did research on the artist and did not find much on her