Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/30~

What artist, a member of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, originally worked in construction as a pipe fitter’s assistant while sculpting and painting at night?

What Louisiana artist executed a series of black-and-white woodcut prints in 2002 and 2003 with imagery of New Orleans that looks as if it was created immediately after Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

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ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art


Initial Letters of Interest due SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
a blade of grass nurtures socially engaged art, providing resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. They evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/28~

Not only was this artist an enormously successful painter, he also played an important diplomatic role in 17th-century European politics.

This prominent American sculptor was an officer in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program (Monuments Men) during World War II.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/27~

What painter and printmaker in the New York School progressed from realism to abstraction and later to a highly influential style of cartoon realism?

What artist, metalsmith and educator approached metal like a collage artist, casting a series of elements and then assembling them in compositions?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/24~

What American archeologist, ceramist, and designer built the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, which still operates in Doylestown, PA today?

What painter organized the first and only group exhibition of “The Eight” (urban Realists later termed the Ashcan School) in 1908?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/22~

What British artist of the Post-Impressionist era focused on only a few subjects—mostly three-quarter portraits of a solitary woman, stark interiors, or quiet still lifes?

What artist was one of the first to paint using an opaque projector, basing his images on photographs culled from television, newspaper and magazines?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/21~

For decades this artist’s “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” (1896) was the only painting by an African American exhibited in the Louvre in Paris.

In the 1950s, the State Department revoked this artist’s passport because he was suspected of being a Communist; however, he sued for its reinstatement and emerged victorious in a landmark Supreme Court case.

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End the Gun Violence Now

Envisioning The American Dream

Vintage ad 1969 JFK, RFK, MLK

Keep Hope Alive

In July 1969, a full-page advertisement  in the Sunday  NY Times posed a request to the American public:

Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and pray it’s ended.

The hopeful ad  appeared  one  year after the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and 6 years after the shooting  of President John Kennedy.

The copy reads:

The trouble is hoping and praying isn’t enough. Violence won’t end unless you’re willingto start the ending.

I have held onto to this yellowing page for 47 years; the hope for the end of gun violence  nearly extinguished.

In the wake of Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history,  the Senate still can’t take small steps to curb gun  violence.

“My prayers are with you” congressmen numbingly utter, but in the same breath they greedily whisper “my votes are with the NRA.” Our congressional…

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