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Top News: Arts

Op-Ed: Audio Describer donates her voice to help those with disabilities Special

San Francisco - With so much these days about access and having a voice to be heard, voice-over artist Michele Spitz is very outspoken when it has to do with access to the arts.

Review: Breaking molds of conventional musicians — Karen Stever inspires Special

Take a moment to step into the enchanting world of Stever, an independent musician who walks to her own beat while inspiring her growing fan base. Her groundbreaking style is unconventional and unique in her own right.

Artist claims Walmart is selling her painting without permission

Pittsburgh - In a bizarre intersection of the fine arts and big business, an artist is claiming that Walmart is selling her painting without her permission.

The Sidewalk Crusaders jazz up Toronto Special

Toronto - On Saturday afternoon the corner of Yonge and Dundas was getting a burst of jazz from a creative group of young men knew as The Sidewalk Crusaders. These music students have taken to the streets since 2012 when Peter Cavanagh had an idea.

Launching a new classical season with flash and fury Special

Toronto - Who says classical music isn't exciting? The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launched its latest season in fine style this week, with superstar violinist Joshua Bell providing characteristic fire and drama.

Comics, Narrative, and the Unstable Other in Who’s Hump? Special

Chicago - On September 24th Chicago’s LATITUDE gallery space will host a Winkelman-Milling Projects show called Who’s HUMP?, the latest in a series of WMP shows that spotlight art and artists exploring boundaries in the windy city and beyond.

Dancing in silence: Deaf flamenco dancer forms dance company

Seville - Deaf since the age of six, 38-year-old María de los Ángeles Narváez Anguita has not let that hold her back. Both a dancer and also an entrepreneur, she has formed her own flamenco company and is starring in a documentary film.

Op-Ed: Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto Special

Toronto - After 18 years, the dream of an Islamic centre for art and community has become a reality — not, as originally intended, in London, England, but in Toronto.

Review: Poet Shane Koyczan debuts new video-poem 'Troll' on cyberbullying Special

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan, best known recently for his To This Day anti-bullying video-poetry, released another poetic critique of cyber-bullying appropriately titled Troll. It's one of the most poignant looks at the pain caused by online bullies.

Review: Joy Robinson — Bauhaus and beyond

Cairns - Australian artist Joy Robinson is on a quest for original concepts inspired by modernism. Her exhibition, 'Bauhaus and Beyond' explores the autonomy of geometric abstraction as an aesthetic phenomenon in its own right.

Review: New frontier in graphic art — Hidden mystery of a water drop Special

Cologne - If you’ve been noticing that visual art has simply blown away its own boundaries in recent years, a lot more is happening. Experimental visual art, notably “unique” imaging, is becoming the new frontier.

Op-Ed: How to be a full-time poet

After 21 years, I still find it entertaining, watching the looks on people’s faces, when they hear that poetry has sustained me for two decades. I have sat on panels, and had countless discussions with poets who’ve wanted my secret, so here it is!!

Exhibit: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe Special

Brooklyn - Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, I attended this exhibition that was held at the Brooklyn museum. Although, I openly admit that I have more of a hand-bag fetishist fascination this exhibition was intriguing.

Toronto-based artist uses everyday objects in her drawings Special

Toronto - Hyemi Jeong is a 21-year old engineering student based out of Toronto. Inspired by illustrations by Javier Perez while in high school in South Korea, she began creating her own work incorporating everyday objects in drawings after moving to Canada.

Review: Barbara Kruger, an exhibition to question your mind

Oxford - Between June and August, American conceptual artist Barbara Kruger was the very special guest of Modern Art Oxford, one of the UK’s leading venues for modern and contemporary visual art based in Oxford, England, with a major exhibition of her works.

Op-Ed: LINE Webtoon, a Web comic service, makes U.S. and global debut

LINE Webtoon recently made its global debut, as well as in the United States. The Internet comic series has been a viral sensation in Korea since NAVER launched the service in 2004.
 

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