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MAKING MARKS: Open your imagination’s floodgates with “stream drawing”

MAKING MARKS: Open your imagination’s floodgates with “stream drawing”

The following is an excerpt from Making Marks by Elaine Clayton. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Reframing:...
June 19, 2014 × 0 comments

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image 1: Yvonne McKague Housser - Evening, Nipigon River (1943), silk-screen, private collection Evening, Nipigon River (pictured at the top of this page), created by Yvonne McKague Housser. Housser was not a member of the Group of Seven, but painted oil landscapes as they did.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SELL OUT?: Reflections on the Sell Out? exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Yvonne McKague Housser – Evening, Nipigon River (1943), silk-screen, private collection  (Housser was not a member of the...
September 26, 2013 × 0 comments

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RETURN FROM DISPLACEMENT: Celebrating defining moments

RETURN FROM DISPLACEMENT: Celebrating defining moments

In recent months I’ve had the opportunity to visit my local art gallery to view an exhibit entitled, Changing Hands—Art...
July 8, 2013 × 0 comments

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A FRESH CANVAS: Painting a new life

A FRESH CANVAS: Painting a new life

When inspired, an artist will follow through with a few simple, yet predictable actions. If he or she is like me, they will take...
May 6, 2013 × 0 comments

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ART OF COMPASSION: The sacred art of sand mandalas

ART OF COMPASSION: The sacred art of sand mandalas

Tibetan sand mandalas are an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “cosmogram” or...
April 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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BODY ART & STORYTELLING: Meaningful expressions of individualism

BODY ART & STORYTELLING: Meaningful expressions of individualism

Body art has been a central part of humankind’s means of expression throughout history. It may be argued that the impulse to...
April 11, 2013 × 0 comments

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GODS IN PRINT: Masterpieces of India’s mythological art

GODS IN PRINT: Masterpieces of India’s mythological art

As a child, I would lie on an enormous wooden swing, which was right in the middle of my grandparents’ family room and look at...
March 8, 2013 × 0 comments

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LIKE I WANT IT TO BE: An interview with photographer Caras Ionut

LIKE I WANT IT TO BE: An interview with photographer Caras Ionut

In looking for images to go with an article, I stumbled across one that held me spellbound. I followed the links until I eventually...
November 26, 2012 × 4 comments

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ENTER THE CAVE: Explore the origin of art when humans were wild and imaginations untamed

ENTER THE CAVE: Explore the origin of art when humans were wild and imaginations untamed

Before reading this, stretch your imagination back to the earliest things made by man: shelter, spear, knife, fire. Think back...
November 10, 2012 × 0 comments