Innovation, trends, and transformation are the themes for Positive Art News Stories For The Week of April 27, represented by an award-winning painting by Keith Morant. Today, you can read about 3-D printing’s influence on art and society, prepare yourself to become transformed by The Healing Power of ART exhibition, find out about a playful public art installation in Central Park, and learn an educational institution’s new degree programs for students interested in pursuing professions in the arts, and more.
3-D Art is Revolutionizing Our Society
Like it or not, we cannot ignore it 3-D printing is revolutionizing the way art will be created. The exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” looks at 3D Printing in Brussels explores the added value of 3D Printing – a groundbreaking manufacturing technology likely to serve as inspiration for many artists to execute their ideas. It will also have negative and positive consequences on the lives of individuals, our society and the environment. (Do we need more plastic products?) The exhibition, taking place at BOZAR Centre For Fine Arts in Brussels, presents a range of 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and scientific fields created by renowned artists, designers, public initiatives and prestigious research institutions, as well as by unknown innovative makers. It examines different sides of this new technology — with fascination and a deeper observation of its consequences.
Central Park Installation Invites Relaxation and Play
“Drifting in Daylight,” a new installation in Central Park on Friday, May 15, promises visitors a range of playful sensory experiences. This is a project collaboration between Airbnb, the Web 2.0 accommodations provider, that has been declared as the “official Community Partner” for all of arts organization Creative Time’s 2015 projects. In a recent press release, Creative Time refers to the Cara Starke and Nato Thompson-curated show as “a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park.” The six-weekend show will encourage visitors to depart temporarily from their hectic, busy lives and lose themselves as they meander through the park.
Transformative Energy Abounds in The Healing Power of ART Exhibition
The Healing Power of ART online exhibition, April 30-June 30, presents more than outstanding 40 artists from the Manhattan Arts International call for artists from around the world. Each artist selected expresses healing energy in a different visual vocabulary and through their artist’s statement that can be enjoyed on Manhattan Arts International website. We anticipate thousands of website viewers will visit the online exhibition at Manhattan Arts International. You’ll discover artists who create art as a reflection of their spiritual evolution, such as Claire Mack, artists who raise awareness about social issues, like Joseph A. Pearson, and artists who have created a series of work during emotional or physical challenges, like Valerie Patterson. Many artists strive to send healing messages to others through their art, such as Keith Morant, who won a Second Place Award.
315 Artists in 42 Countries Play Telephone
“Telephone” is an online exhibition organized by the Satellite Collective, a web that connects 315 artists in 42 countries. The project gained the assistance of a call for artists campaign on Kickstarter, beginning in 2013. The show’s inspiration was the Breton fisherman’s prayer: “Oh god thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.” Beginning from that central message, each artist communicated to the next through a variety of media, from drawing to dance, resulting in over 50 threads in an art version of the game “telephone.” The online platform for “Telephone” shows the paths of interpretation and revealing the original message to all the participating artists.
New Art Educational Opportunities Open Up
Here is some good news for students who want to pursue professional fields on the art. Known internationally as the worldwide hub for media, music and entertainment, Los Angeles is also a burgeoning hotbed of contemporary visual and performing art. The Center for Management in the Creative Industries (CMCI) at CGU’s Drucker School of Management brings together core values and a unique philosophy about leadership and management in the arts. CMCI now offers two graduate degree programs: an MA in Arts Management, with concentrations in Nonprofit Arts Management; Management for Media, Entertainment, and the Performing arts; and Art Museum Management; and an MA in Art Business. This is a collaborative effort among Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Getty Leadership Institute, and the School of Art and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University to better prepare students professionally.Learn more.