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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.

An activist weekend in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - The second last weekend of September was filled with events in Edmonton's local arts and activism scenes due to observance of several worldwide days of action.

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.

Are females more attracted to artistic men?

A recent study by an Italian postgraduate student claims that art and creativity is a masculine representation of one's genes in the context of selective mating in humans, and therefore makes males more attractive.

Monet discovered in suitcase of 'Nazi art' hoarder

Berlin - The reclusive son of a Nazi-era art dealer who amassed a giant secret collection snuck a Monet with him into the German hospital where he died in May, investigators said Friday.

Willem Vedovi: the Challenges of the Art Market - Interview Special

Brussels - A successful art-lover, Willem Vedovi is the co-founder of one of the most renowned art gallery in Brussels, the gallery Vedovi. In this modern and contemporary art gallery he has been running together with his brother Paolo Vedovi since 1995.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

Bellevue - ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Women Shopping in Auburn (Richard Payne)
Women Shopping in Auburn (Richard Payne)
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Artsfest - Primitive Influence Glass Studio booth.  Bentonville  Ark.  June 10  2011
Artsfest - Primitive Influence Glass Studio booth. Bentonville, Ark. June 10, 2011
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 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.
YouTube
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Untitled
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Oversize images greet at the entrance to the exhibition
Oversize images greet at the entrance to the exhibition
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Changing Tides: Contemporary Art of Newfoundland and Labrador
Changing Tides: Contemporary Art of Newfoundland and Labrador
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
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Jelly Shelf by Mary Pratt
Jelly Shelf by Mary Pratt
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
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Wine  anyone?
Wine, anyone?
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used with permission from Frank Hanavan
used with permission from Frank Hanavan
Frank Hanavan
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Art work is on display throughout the festival grounds.
Art work is on display throughout the festival grounds.
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Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.”  Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago  IL
Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.” Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
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Let Them Eat Wedding Cake (Maylei Hunt)
Let Them Eat Wedding Cake (Maylei Hunt)
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Chrysanthemums.”  Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago  IL
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Chrysanthemums.” Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
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B/W Nature
B/W Nature
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Untitled
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Another interesting piece
Another interesting piece
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Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
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The Years of Her Existence by Michael Platt.  Pigment print on canvas.  Ed. 1/3.  2010
The Years of Her Existence by Michael Platt. Pigment print on canvas. Ed. 1/3. 2010
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Steely Dan in concert - 2007
Steely Dan in concert - 2007
Wikicommons
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Artsfest - Ceramics by Don Nibert.  Bentonville  Ark.  June 10  2011
Artsfest - Ceramics by Don Nibert. Bentonville, Ark. June 10, 2011
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