National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 14

Nee Nee in Braddock by Swoon

2014 / Eight-color screenprint on handmade, hand-painted paper
31″x22″ / Various collections, including Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

“We know that works of art can enhance the patient environment when carefully chosen and thoughtfully curated. Artworks lend comfort, beauty and wit to the environment. They promote innovation by challenging our ways of seeing. Above all, they assert the strength of our humanity in the face of sickness and misfortune.”
~http://www.clevelandclinic.org/lp/power-of-art/

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National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 10

Etta Cone and Claribel Cone

 

The profits from the family’s textile business provided the sisters with a lifelong allowance that insured their financial independence and funded their many purchases. In Paris, the Cone sisters met Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and began to collect their works when modern art was still not widely known, let alone appreciated. The sisters’ adventurous spirit in collecting over the next forty years resulted in the formation of one of the most important collections of modern art in America. Eventually, the women gave about 3,000 works of art to the [Baltimore Museum of Art], where they may be seen today. They also donated 242 artworks to the Weatherspoon.
~Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

1941 / Front room, Claribel Cone’s apartment / Marlborough Apartments, Baltimore, MD

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month

https://www.americansforthearts.org/events/national-arts-and-humanities-month

Show Your Art is a social media campaign designed to promote awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month and engage the public in celebrating the power and diversity of the arts in our lives. This year’s campaign, #ShowYourArt2020, once again features a unique theme for each day in October to inspire you to express yourself.
~https://www.americansforthearts.org/events/national-arts-and-humanities-month/show-your-art

This month I am sharing a daily post featuring artwork or an artist
that I feel expresses that day’s Show Your Art theme.

June 22~ Pride Month

Gilbert and George

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They met in 1967, in London, at St Martin’s School of Art. Was it love at first sight? “No,” says George. “We never thought ‘Let’s do art together!’” He describes their relationship as a friendship, something that came about slowly and imperceptibly, “like an atmosphere – or a cloud.”
~BBC Front Row

The Singing Sculpture by Gilbert & George
1971 / At the opening of the Sonnabend Gallery, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here by Gilbert & George
1987 / Hand-dyed photographs, mounted and framed in 35 parts / MoMA, NY, NY

Artist-In-Residence | Friends of the Porkies

The Artist-in-Residence program at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this unique northern wilderness setting.  It offers writers, composers and all visual and performing artists and artisans the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Porkies and express it through their particular art form.

Now accepting applications through February 14, 2020

Source: Artist-In-Residence | Friends of the Porkies

January 15, 1951~ Photograph of “The Irascibles” appears in LIFE magazine

The Irascibles by Nina Leen

Photographed November 24, 1950

“From left, rear, they are: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; (next row) Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst (with bow tie), Jackson Pollock (in striped jacket), James Brooks, Clyfford Still (leaning on knee), Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; (in foreground) Theordoros Stamos (on bench), Barnett Newman (on stool), Mark Rothko (with glasses).”

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Entire issue online here~ https://tinyurl.com/LIFE-magazine-Google-Books

Previous January 15 posts:

Winter~ January 15

Frances Benjamin Johnston: Born January 15, 1864

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/15~

The September 11 Quilt Project

We Watched  by Robin Schwalb

72”x36” / Cotton fabrics, stenciled, photo silk-screened. Hand and machine pieced, hand appliquéd, hand quilted
National September 11 Memorial Museum, NYC

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East Village resident Drunell Levinson…announced the September 11 Quilts Memorial project on a website she created especially for that purpose. Calling on volunteers to submit 3’x 6’ or 3’x 3’ quilt panels, she left the choice of materials and the interpretation to the individual artists…By September 10, 2002, the project consisted of 94 unique quilts accompanied by artists’ statements, photographs, memorabilia, emails, and a dedicated website. ~https://www.911memorial.org/tribute/the-september-11-quilt-project

Photographs are from “September 11 Quilts”
See more at https://www.september11quilts.org/index.html

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Previous September 11 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 11

“Capturing a City’s Emotion in the Days After 9/11”

September 11: 9/11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/11~

February 22, 1987~ Death of Andy Warhol

Eva Mudocci (After Munch) by Andy Warhol

1984 / Silkscreen ink and polymer paint on paper / 56 1/10”x39 1/2” /
Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

Previous February 22 posts:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

February 22~ African-American visual artists

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

February 22~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/22~