INFLUENCES: Invisible Creature
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INFLUENCES: Invisible Creature

The whole is more than the sum of its parts. –Aristotle He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. –John Ruskin An artist never works alone; whether they know it or not, each artist is constantly influenced by what they see. We … Continue reading

Review: Beauty is Embarrassing
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Review: Beauty is Embarrassing

Neil Berkley’s Beauty is Embarrassing, is a film about the life and work of Wayne White. In the most unbiased voice that I can muster, this film is incredible. It will encourage you, inspire you, and give you the strength to create. I came into this film completely unprepared to be as moved as I was. … Continue reading

Help Wanted: Spec work vs. Self-initiated
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Help Wanted: Spec work vs. Self-initiated

Help Wanted is a series of essays about job related topics within the world of art. It will be a recurring feature. The previous Help Wanted dealt with internships and whether or not they should be paid. Proper compensation is an extremely important issue and in a world where crowdsourced work is becoming more popular … Continue reading

Should Detroit sell billions of dollars worth of art to avoid bankruptcy? No.
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Should Detroit sell billions of dollars worth of art to avoid bankruptcy? No.

This much shouldn’t come as a surprise: things are not so good financially for Detroit anymore. Once a city full of music and industry, Detroit has had better days. But a constant source of inspiration comes from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), a museum in the city with billions of dollars of priceless art. … Continue reading

Review: Just Like Being There
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Review: Just Like Being There

The fog clears and the band becomes visible. Everything is moving slow. Slow like you wish it could be to make the show last forever. The show begins and the crowd goes wild. Like any good concert, Just Like Being There, a documentary by Scout Shannon, starts out with a heavy dose of anticipation. We … Continue reading