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Favianna Rodriguez | Design to Inspire Social Change

Favianna Rodriguez | Design to Inspire Social Change | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
  Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer. Her art and collaborative projects deal with migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence.

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Art for our sake - The Boston Globe

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"Such skills include visual-spatial abilities, reflection, self-criticism, and the willingness to experiment and learn from mistakes. All are important to numerous careers, but are widely ignored by today's standardized tests."

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Artists for Humanity - Home@AFHBOSTON.ORG

Artists for Humanity - Home@AFHBOSTON.ORG | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
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An organization based out of Boston, MA, USA that aims to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing disadvantged teens with paid employment in the arts. This teaches skills of self-sufficiency, values of education, importance of the arts, and self-empowerment. 

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Kids Guernica

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The Kids Guernica Peace Mural Project is an international arts initiative to have children from different cultures and communities create a peace themed mural that is the same size as Picasso's Guernica to display in their school or community. 

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Arts course required for graduation under House bill :: WRAL.com

Arts course required for graduation under House bill :: WRAL.com | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
The House Education Committee on Tuesday approved a proposal that would require students to pass at least one arts course in middle or high school to graduate.
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House Bill 127 will go to the full house for debate after approval from the House Education Committee in North Carolina. Bill 127 will require all students in North Carolina to pass at least one arts course in Middle or High school in order to graduate. Rep. Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg has worked on the bill for six years and serves as one of the bill's co-sponsors. 

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Mark Jenkins // Glazed Paradise

Mark Jenkins // Glazed Paradise | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
Street installations by Mark Jenkins.
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Mark Jenkins creates human figues placed in comical locations and situations, as well as other figures, primarily out of packaging tape, clothing, and other materials as context requires. Noted for his sense of humor and unexpected craftsmanship, Jenkins work is easily recognizable. 

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Andy Goldsworthy - Homepage

Andy Goldsworthy - Homepage | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
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Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist who works with nature produce uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests, however fleeting, a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy, records his work in photographs or video.

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500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

by Philip Scott Johnson Music: Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma Nominated as Most Creative Video 2...
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500 years of female portraiture blendly flawlessly from one painting to the next. Great way to practice artist and movement identification. Also just a beautiful video.   

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Rivers and Tides -Full- Andy Goldsworthy Documentary 2003

"Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature." Phenomenal landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy ...
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Documentary centering on the work and process of Andy Goldsworthy, an environmental sculptural artist. 1h. 30m. 

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Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! | Video on TED.com

Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension -- and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we're caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite!
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Scientific information on the effects of doodling on the brain. Doodles can literally increase comprehension and retention, yet is socially stigmatized as an activity that indicates the exact opposite. 

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WTF Art History

WTF Art History | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
For everyone interested in art history who has asked, WTF?
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Weird, funny, outrageous, sometimes scandalous. Written and maintained by an art historian conatins categorical gems like "Tights are not Pants" and "Before They Were Famous". Lots of art that you don't normally see in a survey course, mixed with an I spy element of what is making it WTF Art History. #arthistory, #wtfart, #funnyart, #art, #timeline, #weirdarthistory, #wtfarthistory 

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Community-Based Art Can Be a Significant Force for Social Change

Community-Based Art Can Be a Significant Force for Social Change | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
Written by Tim Takechi The arts are supposed to be a vehicle for social change. So why doesn’t it seem like it? As school districts and universities across the country face massive budget cuts from...
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Why the arts shouldn't be cut from public schools, why they do get cut, and what we can do about it. #arted, #communityart, #communitychange, #artchange, #arts, #communityarteducation, #publicschoolart, #alternativearteducation

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ArtTrader Magazine: Putting the Art in Trade! | ArtTrader Magazine

ArtTrader Magazine: Putting the Art in Trade! | ArtTrader Magazine | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it

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10 Lessons the Arts Teach • National Art Education Association

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A quick summary on the lessons children learn through an education in the arts. 

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John W. Momot's comment, January 10, 2015 6:40 PM
8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
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art as a form of expression, visual, musical, kinetically, verbally...
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A quick summary on the lessons children learn through an education in the arts. 

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How Art Made the World | PBS

How Art Made the World | PBS | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
THE EPIC STORY OF HOW HUMANS MADE ART, AND ART MADE US HUMAN
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BBC/PBS series that illustrates the humanistic side of art, and how humans react to it. 

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BBC/PBS series that illustrates the humanistic side of art, and how humans react to it. 

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BBC/PBS series that illustrates the humanistic side of art, and how humans react to it. 

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Art For Peace

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Wall for Peace created by the Worldwide Artists for Peace International Art Action Project. A digital wall is created to display work created by international artists all over the world with a common message and commentary concerning world peace. 

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Amber Lemser's curator insight, January 11, 2015 11:12 AM

 This site focuses on peace and how art can create it.

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Arts Education Navigator

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Arts Education Navigator--a series of e-books designed to help educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education.
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Facts & Figures, and Getting Started, different sections of the Art Education Navigator series produced by Americans for the Arts. These resources provide statistics and techniques for art education advocates.  

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Untitled Document

Untitled Document | UFArtEdGlobalization | Scoop.it
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A contemporary Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons is noted for his pop culture references, sense of humor, and large group of assistants and studios. A native of Pennsylvania, Koons works out of New York City and practices internationally installing work at the Sydney Opera House, and the Palace of Versallias. 

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Chuck Close

Chuck Close
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Chuck Close, a master portraitist pre- and post-paralyzation, Close has been painting since the 1960's. Paralyzed in 1988, Close now paints utilizing assistants, grids, and a paintbrush strapepd to his wrist. 

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Julie Mehretu | Art21 | PBS

Julie Mehretu was born in 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She studied at University Cheikh Anta Diop,...
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Julie Mehretu, Ethiopian-born, educated in the United States, practicing internationally. Mehretu’s paintings and drawings refer to elements of mapping and architecture, achieving a calligraphic complexity that resembles turbulent atmospheres and dense social networks. Architectural renderings and aerial views of urban grids enter the work as fragments, losing their real-world specificity and challenging narrow geographic and cultural readings.

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10 Questions For Damien Hirst

British artist Damien Hirst talks about the meaning of his spot paintings, using assistants without talent and having $300 million
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One of the artists I find the most difficult to connect with; Damien Hirst speaks with Time Magazine about his work and methods. It leads to a little bit of clarification, a bit of the artist's perspective. 

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Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! | Video on TED.com

Why do we ever stop playing and creating? With charm and humor, celebrated Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world's greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play forever.
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reflective of the quote attributed to Picasso, "Every child is an artist. The problem is remaining an artist once they have grown up."Kim questions, why can't we be artists now? What is it that is holding us back? Fantastic inspirational talk for those unconfident artists. 

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Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix | Video on TED.com

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
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Remixing, the concept of originality, and why it is flawed. Wonderful questions and good for proposing debate topics. By Kirby Ferguson in Scotland. What is originality? Is there such a thing as an original idea in the arts? 

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Oceanic/Pacific Art | Thematic Essays | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Oceanic and Pacific Art and Art History by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Good mix of Polynesian and Maori woodcarvings. Includes muscial instruments! #maori, #tahiti, #easterisland, #arthistory, #thesolomonislands, #oceanicinstruments, #mirconesia, #oceanicart, #micronesiaart

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