It’s lovely to SEA you

January 19, 2009 at 6:23 am | Posted in 1, Artists, California, Deep thoughts, So Lonely, Travel Updates, Work | Leave a comment
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I’ve learned a lot of new words in my short time as a blogger. One of these, the terms deaccessioning, caught my attention since I was blogging on major museums that are in the spotlight of so many news stories. With the art world paying close attention to the drama unfolding in the museum community in Southern California, this controversial topic stirs up all kinds of art commentary, which I find interesting to read.

I don’t really filter the art news that comes across my desk, I usually read or pick over it all . I am trying to get myself in the habit of reading my alerts as they come in to determine whether or I should keep them in my inbox. But I don’t want to be a robot, controlled by a miniature computer in my purse.

Someone didn’t like the art that was chosen to be at the center of the spotlight. This controversial work stirred up passion as Europe struggles to come to terms with an ever changing set of circumstances.

I was blogging about Obama Art a couple of weeks ago and I got another Obama Art news article or so I thought. The process of filtering out news and information is a continual challenge for me. I do love to blog, but one has to sift through a lot of information and disseminate many differing opinions into a coherent and delectable slice of the arte life. We’re all living it. I just want to share!

Art Blogs always get my attention and I am sure there are hundreds but I like seeing all the different designs and color schemes used in the website layout. Art blogs are cool. And there are so many! I’m working on my blogroll but its taking a long time to accumulate the links from almost two months of consecutive blogging! I have to admit it is quite addictive. The only thing that would prevent me from fulfilling one of my most cherished roles is a matter of the most extreme urgency. Your humble host was rather occupied with a series of work and art related events in San Francisco around New Years eve, and shortly thereafter for Macworld 2009, causing the enjoying of a quiet hour in which to reflect to elude your poor author. Sometimes I come across blogs that are not art blogs but may mention or have a post about art. Sometimes there are so interesting or just hard to pin down that I can’t help but stare at the screen quizzically, asking myself, what the heck is this?

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Macworld 2009 was nontheless a blast. But that’s another blog. I don’t have much to share photographically from last week, and the impending preparation which delayed the arrival of communication from your humble author and servant on the arts. We try to do it for you on so many levels, and we hope you love it too.

Art that moves

November 26, 2008 at 11:39 pm | Posted in vlog | Leave a comment
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The internet and changes in media have opened a lot of doors for alternative forms of media. We can look forward to some more interesting inroads by artists into 2d and 3d animtion if the first episode of Murakami’s is any indicator. In my alerts I came across some comments in the art websites about the sale of Loius Vuitton bags he designed at his art opening.

The art community of Los Angeles has pretty strong feelings about MOCA, which is safe thanks to a philanthropic bailout – but many are happy that the artist will be paying taxes and creating jobs when his animation studio opens.

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Art by Murakami

While I think there are a ton of overlooked animators out there, there is a chance for you to see some animated art. Interestingly, the show I’m sure consists of many artists who work with and know one another so its interesting to see the individual work, but also the work in the context of its influences and these artists acquaintance with one another.I had a love affair with the impressionists then later Picasso when I would check out library books after high school.

It was fun to read about these artists with crazy ideas that were unaccepted and broke but they did anything to go for it! I see a similar picture here. Seattle was awesome when I got here and its spirit is still strong, and it had a lot of ties its sister city in the northwest, Portland.

The December opening at Art not TV gives working animators an opportunity to show us what they can do with the talent they have when they’re not trying to get paid to be artists.

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Cartoon artists and animators have some very colorful imaginations, and its really cool seeing abstract concepts from artists like Richard Mather come to life with sound and movement. Its great to make a living as an artist, but its nice to be just an artist too.

Art by Richard Mather

Help is on the way

November 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm | Posted in vlog | Leave a comment
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Miami Art Basel is one of the topics we’ll be blogging about, so our subjects will address the disparity between the yawning gap need for art support in the public sector and the glut the ensues when events like Art Basel takes place. A large gift was to have been given to the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art by Eli Broad. I don’t know if this would be enough to please The Guerrilla Girls, who expressed their unhappiness with the giver of this generous gift, on their website you can read the correspondence with the museum after a letter of protest about the the collection’s representation of minorities and women.

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Its nice to know that large charitable gifts to the arts are being made in financial times like these. In spite of the fluctuations in the economy as of late. Its clear that the arts are a big part of the economy of a city. Why do so many art dollars reach so few?

Arts Beat, a column on the New York Times website ran a short snippet about a generous donation to a conservation department in the Harvard Art Department.

I stil have more homework to do in this regard, but I think I am correct in saying that the arts withstand economic fluctuations, and art sales are still hitting record numbers. Art has all the manner of lives, especially here on the website of Sheldon Brown.

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