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Residents of Japanese town band together to create rice art

Aomori - Around 8,000 residents of the town Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture banded together to create some incredible art using simple arrangementsof rice.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Art Walk turns Whyte Avenue into an outdoor gallery Special

Edmonton - The 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place this weekend turns the Old Strathcona neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

The Meteor Guitar Gallery is open and amped Special

Bentonville - For many decades, untold numbers of people were entertained within the walls of the venerable Meteor Theater. Now a local entrepreneur, who turned his passion into a rocking business, is restoring the building and featuring new and vintage guitars.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 6 comments

Last letter of Virginia Woolf on display in London Special

London - The National Portrait Gallery opened today an exhibition that explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain's most celebrated writers of all times.
Digital Journal Report by Valerie Benguiat - 1 comment

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Polish city's new statue cuts a urinating Lenin down to size

- A Lenin statue has returned to a onetime model communist city in Poland but the monumental hero of Soviet days is now a small, lurid green man urinating from atop a black plinth.
In the Media by Maja Czarnecka (AFP)

Oscars invite 271 to join

Los Angeles - Invitations to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been sent out. This time around, 271 artists and executives have been invited to join.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

The Works explores Aboriginal themes Special

Edmonton - The Works Art and Design Festival, an annual event in Edmonton, explores some Aboriginal themes in this year's festival.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Amazing sculpture changes form based on where you view it from

Perspective can do some tricky things to the human mind. In this case it is used to create a piece of art that changes based on where you look at it from. Watch the video yourself and decide whether it is spectacular or not.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Dogs Immemorial: A radiant tribute Special

Cairns - Prolific Australian artist Rose Rigley has created a lovingly luminous testament to the special position dogs hold in our lives.
Digital Journal Report by Elke Nagy - 1 comment

Spain's 'Always Shameless' artist hits New York City art scene Special

New York - A Spanish star will shine at the UNIX Gallery in NYC from June 12 to July 12, as the work of artist Eugenio Merino goes on show in his “Always Shameless” exhibition. This despite legal battles by the artist to defend his freedom of speech in Spain.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Links found between HIV treatment and birth defects

Specific links between medicines used to manage HIV in pregnant women, and the prevalence and type of birth defects, have been found in a new study.
In the Media by Sarah Curran Ragan - 1 comment

Stolen 10th century statues to return to Cambodia

New York - The Cambodian government officially received two 10th century Khmer Empire artifacts looted from the country over forty years ago.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 1 comment

'Alien' artist, H.R. Giger, dies at 74

Zurich - H.R. Giger, an artist known for his dark, macabre works and most famous for designing the creatures and sets of the "Alien" series of movies, has passed away at age 74.
In the Media by William Suphan - 2 comments

German art hoarder left two 'complementary' wills

Berlin - The late German recluse who hoarded a priceless art trove, some of it suspected Nazi loot, left two wills, a court said Tuesday, adding however that they "complement each other".
In the Media by AFP

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.
In the Media by James Walker

Review: WHITEWASH — A tribute to 5 Pointz Special

New York - "WHITEWASH" is a gallery show at Jeffery Leder Gallery. It is a tribute to 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center and a response to its destruction. The show is curated by Marie Cecile-Flageul.
Digital Journal Report by Kathleen Creighton

Three charged in New York over $33 mln art scam

New York - Three men were charged in New York in connection with a $33 million scam over two decades making and selling paintings purportedly by world-famous artists but which were in fact fakes.
In the Media by AFP

Review: 'Love Transmitter' may be third success by Michael Cullen

Los Angeles - Michael Cullen’s first full-length album, “Love Transmitter,” has received critical acclaim for its dark lyrics and brooding sense of melody. The synth pop singer/songwriter notes ABBA, AC/DC, the Beatles and David Bowie as his early influences.
In the Media by Wesley Butler

Artist has an eye for detail Special

Edmonton - Ryan Wispinski has an eye for detail. Not just an eye, but a talent for creating images within images in most of his pieces of art.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Bartlett Gallery hosts reception for Mendelson Joe exhibition Special

Caledon - This month, the Bartlett Gallery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon, Ontario hosts Out of the Cage, an exhibition of 25 paintings by Mendelson Joe.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen

German recluse's 'Nazi art trove' bigger than first thought

Munich - Around another 60 artworks, including pieces by Monet and Renoir, have come to light at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose earlier discovered art hoard is suspected to contain Nazi-looted works.
In the Media by Ralf Isermann (AFP)

Ukrainian spring exhibit celebrates humanitarian poet Special

Edmonton - The annual spring exhibit of Ukrainian art in Edmonton features the life and work of Taras Shevchenko, a noted poet, artist, and humanitarian.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Review: Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Together In Terror And Beauty Special

Toronto - The work of two wildly different artists is paired for a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While it's ambitious, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty disappoints with a false sense of connection between the artists.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 3 comments

U.S. billionaire sues Swiss expert over 'Rothko' painting

New York - A Las Vegas billionaire is suing a respected Swiss curator accused of standing behind the authenticity of a painting purportedly by American artist Mark Rothko which turned out to be fake.
In the Media by AFP

Artist turns your brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures

A New York artist has made an astronomical technological breakthrough. Ion Pompian, located in a gallery six floors above Broadway has developed a tool that turns people’s brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Italy heritage sleuths launch stolen art app

Rome - Italy's top art detectives, global experts in finding stolen works, launched a smartphone app Wednesday to get people to collaborate on cracking crimes.
In the Media by AFP

Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard paintings found in Italy

Rome - Two paintings worth millions of euros by the French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, stolen in London in 1970 then abandoned on a train, have been recovered in Italy.
In the Media by Laure BRUMONT (AFP)

Museum receives major donation of Native American art

San Francisco - The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will be showcasing a large collection of Native American art beginning May 3rd thanks to a gift of approximately 200 objects and a large endowment from Thomas W. Weisel, a local financier.
In the Media by Justin King

German ready to return Nazi-looted art to Jewish owners

Berlin - An elderly German recluse is prepared to return precious paintings stolen by the Nazis from Jewish families including a priceless Matisse, his spokesman said.Cornelius Gurlitt, 81, had stashed around 1,400 long-lost works by European masters in his Mun...
In the Media by Deborah COLE (AFP) - 1 comment
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Food artworks decorate the hallways of Enderun Colleges' Culinary Arts Building
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Julian Schnabel spoke to the media at AGO about his collection that will be on exhibit starting next week.
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Using the city of Toronto as a photography backdrop
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B/W Nature
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High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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An exhibit of colourful fish, by Sayaka Ganz
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The discovered oil painting by John Constable.
 Box Sized DIE  - an art installation by João Onofre in London s Sculpture in the City.
"Box Sized DIE" - an art installation by João Onofre in London's Sculpture in the City.
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Using the city of Toronto as a photography backdrop
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B/W Nature
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Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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The Big Five
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George Braque's 'Landscape with Olive Tree' painted 1906
A piece of art by Erika Simmons  using only tape. The art plays with sheet music of Mozart s Serenad...
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A piece of art by Erika Simmons, using only tape. The art plays with sheet music of Mozart's Serenade No 10
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