Art Activities – Akademija Art http://akademija-art.net/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 03:31:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://akademija-art.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Art Activities – Akademija Art http://akademija-art.net/ 32 32 A sunny start to Edmonds Oktoberfest 2022 https://akademija-art.net/a-sunny-start-to-edmonds-oktoberfest-2022/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 03:31:41 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/a-sunny-start-to-edmonds-oktoberfest-2022/ As the sun shines brightly, Scandinavians from Smilin play lively polkas to kick off Edmonds’ Oktoberfest festivities on Friday afternoon. (Photos by Julia Wiese) Volunteer Stephanie Kendall serves a beer to a thirsty customer. Nick and Jane Hansen enjoy a dance. Nick wears his official Oktoberfest hat with pins from when he was 10 and […]]]>

As the sun shines brightly, Scandinavians from Smilin play lively polkas to kick off Edmonds’ Oktoberfest festivities on Friday afternoon. (Photos by Julia Wiese)
Volunteer Stephanie Kendall serves a beer to a thirsty customer.
Nick and Jane Hansen enjoy a dance. Nick wears his official Oktoberfest hat with pins from when he was 10 and got his first pin.
Daisy Ramos searches for the blow bubbles at the Mr. Kleen station.
Lan Nguyen and Javier Barrero try their hand at the corn hole.
Edmonds Rotarians Janet Jensen, Carol Kinney and Pat Thorpe show their volunteer spirit at the merchandise stand.
Collin and Alli Steiner watch 6-year-old Boston terrier Margo do her rendition of a polka.
Tables are packed for the first hour of the event, which opened at 4 p.m.
David Morts and Robert Venable toast the event.
Woodinville friends Kelsey and Krista enjoy the food as they wander around to find a table.
Former Seattle resident Paul and his sister Jojo share a table with sponsors Traner Smith, Nhat, Devonn, Kyle and Michelle, while enjoying music and a beer.

Warm sunshine, cold beer and live music greeted attendees for the Friday afternoon opening of Oktoberfest Edmonds 2022 at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonds, proceeds from the event benefit the club’s service projects.

Oktoberfest continues on Saturday with a fun family 5k run and a kids’ 1k run, a pet parade, food trucks, beer garden and a variety of exhibitors. There will also be a Kid’s Korner, consisting of an inflatable slide, vegetable races, a sports corner and hands-on art activities.

No tickets are necessary and the event is free.

Schedule for Saturday, September 24

10:00 a.m. – Oktoberfest 5,000km Run/Walk

11 a.m. – 1 km children’s race
11:30 a.m. – Animal Parade

Noon – Oktoberfest Opening
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Beer Garden, food trucks and live music throughout the day. (See the complete list of bands here.)

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Kids Korner open with fun kids games, activities and more

Learn more about the Edmonds Oktoberfest website.




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The SWFL’s 15th Annual Peace Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 25 at Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park in Fort Myers. | News, Sports, Jobs https://akademija-art.net/the-swfls-15th-annual-peace-day-celebration-will-be-held-on-sunday-september-25-at-wa-ke-hatchee-park-in-fort-myers-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:04:25 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/the-swfls-15th-annual-peace-day-celebration-will-be-held-on-sunday-september-25-at-wa-ke-hatchee-park-in-fort-myers-news-sports-jobs/ The celebration organized in honor of the International Day of Peace will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a kick-off event for those who wish to start early. “It’s hard to put into words the feelings I feel creating a project that started with a few hundred people to become an […]]]>

The celebration organized in honor of the International Day of Peace will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a kick-off event for those who wish to start early.

“It’s hard to put into words the feelings I feel creating a project that started with a few hundred people to become an annual staple”, said event creator Zachary vanDyne. “It’s beyond words and it’s beautiful to see. This is the 15th annual observance bringing a day of peace to the Southwest Florida community. This year, we were able to increase donations, as well as offer activities on Peace Day, for the organizations we support.

This will be the first year that the event will feature live mermaids, and there will be an artists’ village which will allow many talented local artists to showcase and sell their work. Each year sees new suppliers and a greater variety of foods to satisfy all dietary choices.

“Each year, Peace Day has broadened its reach, reaching outward to include and connect with more people and creating opportunities for more understanding and communication,” vanDyne said. “I am continually grateful to the people here in Southwest Florida, as well as the people who travel from far and wide to experience a day of peace, and who champion peace and have helped create and expand it every year.”

This year’s theme is Transformation, which organizers say was chosen from a prophecy from long ago that predicted people of all colors would come together to unite and restore balance. on Earth – and that time has come.

“Each year I pray to the Spirit to give me the theme,” vanDyne said. “This year Spirit said the theme was transformation and talked about the rainbow prophecy and said the time has come. The rainbow prophecy said that a generation of people from many colors, many backgrounds and many religions would come together to unite, restore and herald a time of balance for the Earth. Peace is transformative and comes with understanding through communication. What unites us is greater than this that divides us.

This year’s free-entry, family- and pet-friendly celebration will feature amazing food trucks, vendor and artist booths, live music, entertainment and ample free parking.

Here’s what’s happening this year on Peace Day:

∫ 7:30 a.m.: Kick-off of Peace Day with “Ultimate Breathing Experience” Candace Tranter leads a Breathwork Empowerment for Peace for 100 people to focus on the breath and hold the intention for massive change for humanity.

∫ Ancient Druids Opening Ceremony

∫ Stands of vendors and craftsmen

∫ Delicious food and sweet treats: vegetarian, vegan and omnivorous

∫ Live music and DJ throughout the day: hosted by Jenni B (All Smiles Entertainment) and featuring David “Bear” Delli Paoli, Family Music Time, Violet Midnight, Luna Muni (violin), The Markleys and B-Love

∫ Live entertainment, featuring the Calendar Girls, Belly & Hula Connection SWFL, Poets Realm and Luna Moonz

∫ Peace Day FIRST: Mermaids, sponsored by Freedom Roofing, will cause a stir on site on Peace Day!

∫ Dog Park for our four-legged friends

∫ Massage, Reiki and Sound Baths at the Crystal Bowl

∫ Living Universal Medicine Wheel

∫ Meditative Peace Grid for Transformation

∫ Educational lectures

∫ Local non-profit organizations

∫ Collecting food and supplies for ACT (Abuse & Counseling Treatment) and GCHS (Gulf Coast Humane Society

∫ Peace Blood Collection (One Blood Bloodmobile)

∫ Closing Drum Ceremony with Ernel Grant

Especially for children:

∫ Family Time Music Singalong after Tai Chi

∫ Yoga for kids

∫ Bouncing houses and rides

∫ Coloring/art activities

∫ Wa-Ke-Hatchee Playgrounds

∫ Makeup

∫ Free Gifts

For children of all ages:

∫ Butterfly tent

∫ Relaxation areas with umbrellas by Umbrella Mafia

∫ Mocktails and Kid-Friendly Drinks by Millennial Brewing

∫ Interactive live art stations

∫ Photo Stations

∫ Volleyball and tennis courts

“Peace is an umbrella under which we all place ourselves”, vanDyne added. “As we said before, what unites us is greater than what divides us. It is our natural instinct that we all want to be happy, and no one wants to suffer, regardless of race, religion, age, etc. therefore, Peace Day, and coming together on Peace Day, is a way for us to continue to inspire, educate and unite in this most basic and fundamental desire… the desire for peace.

“The community is made up of all walks of life and we continue to create a day of peace where everyone, regardless of race, religion, age, financial status, education, etc., can participate. Peace Day has always been and always will be a free event for the community.

Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park is located at 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair, relax on the grass to the sounds of amazing music and entertainment, and enjoy a peaceful day with friends and family.

15th Annual Peace Day Sponsors include Thinking Peace, Helping It Grow: CasaShanti, Grand Illusion, Mitra 9, Millennial Brewing, Freedom Roofing, Neenie’s House, Iona Cannabis Clinic, Zak’s Jewelers, Mystic Moon, What’s Up SWFL, Bath Fitter, Solar Bear, and EPEC.


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TRIP TUESDAY: 8 Fall Festivals Worth Visiting in Georgia | Slideshows https://akademija-art.net/trip-tuesday-8-fall-festivals-worth-visiting-in-georgia-slideshows/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:00:45 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/trip-tuesday-8-fall-festivals-worth-visiting-in-georgia-slideshows/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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Defend sustainability | The star https://akademija-art.net/defend-sustainability-the-star/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 02:28:49 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/defend-sustainability-the-star/ As a listed company and one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, UEM Sunrise believes that its actions today can shape the world of tomorrow. The company strives to bring values ​​to all its stakeholders. To ensure that its actions can create positive impacts, the company regularly engages with its communities to understand their challenges and […]]]>

As a listed company and one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, UEM Sunrise believes that its actions today can shape the world of tomorrow.

The company strives to bring values ​​to all its stakeholders. To ensure that its actions can create positive impacts, the company regularly engages with its communities to understand their challenges and the changing needs of society.

UEM Sunrise established its Sustainability Blueprint 1.0 in 2021 to further strengthen its sustainability program while emphasizing its commitment to supporting the nation’s ambitions and goals. The company ensures that the agenda is incorporated into its business strategy as it plays its role in nation building.

The Sustainability Blueprint 1.0 sets out the company’s sustainability roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The plan is also in line with the Malaysian government’s aspiration to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 towards a sustainable Malaysia. , resilient and inclusive.

EMU Sunrise is committed to achieving carbon neutrality 2050 and will kick off its journey by building towards a low carbon future by 2030. This will be followed by achieving zero ambition 2040 before reaching the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Save our Malayan Tigers with MYCATAlong with the Year of the Tiger and marking UEM Sunrise’s commitment to biodiversity conservation, the company introduced the adorable ‘Happy Tiger’ characters to highlight the plight of the people in decline of Malayan tigers. There are now less than 150 Malayan tigers left.

Recognizing the importance of protecting our national animal and a symbol of courage in safeguarding our biodiversity and the future of our children, UEM Sunrise is committed to raising awareness and making a monetary donation through the #SendHappyTigerHome game. The “Send Happy Tiger Home” is the UEM Sunrise mini-game. during its “Happy Duo Duo” Chinese New Year and “Ini Baru Raya” Hari Raya campaigns.

Participants had to answer eight questions and complete the game by clearing the tiger track of snares and traps, sending the Happy Tiger home safely, reflecting the real dangers our tigers face. With each game completed, RM100 went to Happy Tiger Bank to help meet the RM22,200 pledged to support Malayan Tiger conservation efforts.

Thanks to the involvement and enthusiasm of the public, the company has fulfilled its financial commitment to help protect our endangered cats. The donation of RM22,200 was made to the Malaysian Tiger Conservation Alliance (MyCat) on International Tiger Day.

Strategic collaborations with like-minded partners such as MYCAT align with the company’s sustainability pillar which anchors UEM Sunrise’s 1.0 sustainability plan alongside other pillars such as quality of life, affordability and resilience. UEM Sunrise aims to achieve its sustainability goals through stakeholder engagement initiatives, including establishing strategic cooperations to support various causes such as biodiversity conservation.

As part of the national business month campaign “Inspiring Malaysia” National and Malaysia Day, UEM Sunrise gathered its core volunteers to join “Citizen Action for Tigers Walk” (CAT Walk); a form of anti-poaching and anti-deforestation monitoring march organized by MyCat. The march marked the conclusion of the #SendHappyTigerHome initiative.

“The Malayan Tiger is on the brink of extinction with fewer than 150 left in the wild. In our mission to save tigers together, we are delighted to join forces with like-minded nature-loving partners such as EMU Sunrise.

“After more than a decade of CAT Walk, over 2,000 volunteers have come out to protect and restore critical tiger habitat. Persistent vigilance and action allowed the local ecosystem to recover as well as the tigers and their prey. This was made possible through the efforts of the public and the long-term support of corporate donors.

“I hope more Malaysian companies will follow this example and get directly involved in the ecosystem restoration effort with the tiger as a flagship species,” said Dr. Kae Kawanishi, tiger biologist and chief executive of MYCAT.

“Like us, to survive, tigers need large, healthy forests. By saving tigers, we are also saving our biodiversity and making development sustainable for all,” she added. for collaborations with local artists in support of environmental and animal conservation efforts in its sales galleries.

Having its sales galleries showcasing works by local artists and becoming a space for various community-led art activities, UEM Sunrise aims to generate interest and awareness in environmental and animal conservation as well as preserving cultural heritage as they work and strengthen ties with the community.

“Our sales galleries are evolving to be more than just spaces for showcasing our developments and transactions for sale, but platforms that encourage innovation and nurture the creativity of the community. We hope we can work with our local artists on a deeper level to develop a self-reliant community that not only champions wildlife conservation, but also champions art as a form of expression and a way to support the economy. local,” UEM Sunrise said. managing director, Sufian Abdullah.

UEM Sunrise has teamed up with environmental and wildlife conservation artist Suzi Chua to launch ‘K’Artulistiwa’. The initiative was launched at the company’s latest sales gallery, KAIA Heights at Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan. The exhibition has been open to the public since March 12, 2022 and admission is free.

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Think October – SNJ Today https://akademija-art.net/think-october-snj-today/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:08:50 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/think-october-snj-today/ Are you ready for fall – the fresh air, fall colors and all kinds of great events for children and families in Cumberland County? One of the biggest upcoming events is the WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft on October 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road. Admission is […]]]>

Are you ready for fall – the fresh air, fall colors and all kinds of great events for children and families in Cumberland County? One of the biggest upcoming events is the WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft on October 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7 for students. Some 125 to 150 artist-jurors have booths indoors and outdoors showcasing an astonishing range of arts and crafts. There will be several artist demonstrations and hands-on family art activities. Live music will abound with specialty food vendors and a beer and wine garden. Of course, the Glass Pumpkin display will be huge and perfect for any collector!

Hopewell Day is scheduled for October 1 at the Bridgeton Amish Market on Route 49. It’s a free event with vendors and artisans and plenty of delicious food and drink. The rainy date is October 8. For more information, call 856-455-1230, ext. 118.

From October 1-28, the City of Millville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two Halloween decorating contests: a home decorating contest and a window decorating contest. Call to register: 856-825-7000, ext. 7394.

On October 14 and 15, the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street, will host “Haunted RRCA” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is perfect for families. A mini-maze for children will be set up for the youngest. There will be Halloween arts and crafts with the help of artists and volunteers. A costume contest will take place towards the end of Saturday’s event (October 15) which will be judged. There will be treats and no tricks!

The Shoppes at Dragon Village (formerly Dutch Neck Village) will host a Halloween Village on October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 609-381-4462 for more information.

New Jersey’s annual Lighthouse Challenge will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 15-16. You can start at East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville. The Lighthouse Challenge is a two-day, rain or shine, opportunity to visit 10 land-based lighthouses, a museum and three lifeboat stations. Attendees begin by paying a $4 entry fee at their first stop, where they will receive a clear, pocketed postcard holder. Challengers will need to be at each venue by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday to officially complete the Challenge and collect all postcards. Everyone who completes the Challenge will have their name entered into a raffle where one lucky person will win a basket of prizes worth over $500.

On the third Friday, October 21, New Exhibits will have artist receptions, live musical performances, and refreshments in galleries and shops from 6-9 p.m. The Levoy Theater will have Kashmir, the Led Zeppelin show live.

On October 29, the Town of Millville will host the Pumpkin Extravaganza from 2-4 p.m. on Pine Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Trick or Treat in Millville will take place from 4-7 p.m. citywide. An adult must accompany each group of trick-or-treaters. Call the city at 856-825-7000, ext. 7394 for information and questions.

Later on October 29, the film’s annual screening, Rocky Horror Picture Show, will begin at 9 p.m. This is a very entertaining “cult classic” for adults. Come do the “Time Warp” with Shadow Cast from Transylvanian Nipple Production and The Levoy. Costumes are encouraged. Outside prop bags are not permitted, as official prop bags will be on sale prior to the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Bar Vaudeville will serve from 8 p.m. Visit the website for more details: levoy.net/event/rhps22

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Why expressive arts, led by teachers in schools, are important for refugee children https://akademija-art.net/why-expressive-arts-led-by-teachers-in-schools-are-important-for-refugee-children/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 12:36:25 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/why-expressive-arts-led-by-teachers-in-schools-are-important-for-refugee-children/ Canada quickly settled near 47,000 Syrians fleeing the conflict in 2015 and intends to welcome 40,000 Afghan refugees. Canada has also no limit on Ukrainian refugees he will accept. But let’s not rush to congratulate ourselves before we carefully examine our success in supporting refugees after they arrive, particularly in reducing mental health issues like […]]]>

Canada quickly settled near 47,000 Syrians fleeing the conflict in 2015 and intends to welcome 40,000 Afghan refugees. Canada has also no limit on Ukrainian refugees he will accept.

But let’s not rush to congratulate ourselves before we carefully examine our success in supporting refugees after they arrive, particularly in reducing mental health issues like childhood trauma.

Education is the most important measure for continuous integration. My research supported holistic care is vital for refugee childrenand stressed the importance of collaboration between health workers, government policymakers, settlement workers, educators, housing specialists, professional trainers and others.

A promising area of ​​research focuses on the role of imaginative play and art-making in helping refugee children heal from their traumatic experiences.

Teachers can have an impact

Teachers in particular can have a significant impact on strengthening refugees’ feelings of safety, trust and belonging. Yet many teachers still lack professional development for working with refugees, including culturally sensitive approaches and understanding what basic mental health needs look like in the classroom.

Teachers can have a significant impact on building a sense of security for refugee children and families, but many teachers lack the professional development to work with refugees.
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If left untreated, the trauma can worsen, limit academic growth and prevent refugees from becoming full citizens.

Federal research on Syrian government-assisted refugees found that 71% of people who have used federally funded settlement services identified a “health, mental health or wellness” need. Support.”

Yet research on the mental health of Syrian refugee mothers found that concerns about stigma and privacy are major barriers that prevent pregnant and postpartum women from seeking or accessing mental health services.

Common classroom practices are important

In a research interview I conducted, a teacher explained that refugee parents did not want their child isolated for instruction or separated from peers to access specialized services.

“Talk therapy” is generally excluded because children under 11 have not yet developed the ability to describe complex issues and understand their experiences. This is supported by neuroscience which tells us that traumatic experiences are not in the brain’s rational prefrontal cortex through language, but instead become “stuck” in the amygdala as sensations or fragments. So what are the options?

Play therapy, art therapy techniques

In the game, children act out events they don’t understand and explore their emotions, sometimes reliving the unspeakable. Fragments of memories arise and can be reinterpreted, with the child choosing to revise for more positive results. This has the potential to reduce trauma.



Read more: Children educate teachers with their testimonies from war zones


In addition, works of art through pre-verbal symbolic language that can also release trauma in a slow and natural process. Metaphors and symbols in art can provide access to unrecognized feelings that can be captured, allowing change to occur, perhaps even a return to a healthier outlook.

A child's hand seen drawing a picture.
Art works through a symbolic language.
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If understanding can be seen through a metaphor or a symbol, the inside of the person can be expressed on the outside. through pictures in areas where language was silenced, allowing for therapeutic self-transformation.

art too helps develop many academic skillsincluding critical thinking, problem solving, listening skills, responding to constructive criticism and effective communication.

Many artistic activities

Through the lens of therapy, simple art activities in the classroom are already making a difference, as in these brief examples:

visual art: drawing self-portraits strengthens a child’s self-awareness and begins to shape their new identity; visual journals help refugees communicate with their classmates, talk about them while they learn English and feel like they have friends;

• Dance: the use of the whole body coordinates the senses, breathing and movement; movement invites emotional regulation;

Children seen participating in creative movements.
Movement invites emotional regulation.
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• Creative writing/poetry: for students with adequate skills in the language of instruction, teachers can use prompts to suggest parallel experiences; kids can rewrite more preferable endings to their own stories that reflect their strengths and resilience and help them out of tragedies.

Healing story, ethical concerns

By bringing aspects of the expressive arts into the classroom, teachers can help children discover a story of healing: when the child is ready, they can share their story, discharge psychic energy through self-expression and envision not an ending, but a new ongoing story.

Refugees who maintain full self-esteem are more likely to embrace the future with confidence and to feel that they belong to an unknown society.

Although teachers are not counsellors, and ethically cannot interpret art or ask difficult or pointed questions due to lack of trainingthey are nevertheless capable of facilitating artistic explorations.

Safety, belonging

The ethics of teaching intersects with the fundamental ethics of art therapy: both professions prioritize do what is best for the child while staying close to the artistic process.

In addition, teachers model ethical and sensitive uses of artistic creation with students when accepting unique student responses to the use of different art forms, allowing confidentiality of their work and content, and allowing students to decide how to participate.

Refugee children who feel safe and believe they belong in school can gradually reveal what has happened to them, which teachers should accept and support with their empathetic care and genuine caring.

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CAVCO Fall Music and Arts Festival scheduled for this weekend | New https://akademija-art.net/cavco-fall-music-and-arts-festival-scheduled-for-this-weekend-new/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/cavco-fall-music-and-arts-festival-scheduled-for-this-weekend-new/ The Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) is set to host this year’s second annual Fall Music and Arts Festival on Saturday on Festival Way in Bradford. The festival returns to Bradford town center after a successful run last year, with around 2,000 people in attendance throughout the day. “This year’s festival promises to […]]]>

The Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) is set to host this year’s second annual Fall Music and Arts Festival on Saturday on Festival Way in Bradford.

The festival returns to Bradford town center after a successful run last year, with around 2,000 people in attendance throughout the day.

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Arts+ invites the community to preview the new Studio 345 space | Entertainment https://akademija-art.net/arts-invites-the-community-to-preview-the-new-studio-345-space-entertainment/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 15:01:00 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/arts-invites-the-community-to-preview-the-new-studio-345-space-entertainment/ CHARLOTTE — Arts+ invites the community to preview the new brick-and-mortar home of Studio 345, the longtime free youth development program for high school students who live in Mecklenburg County. The free event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on September 10. It will be a celebration of growth, perseverance and creativity, with […]]]>

CHARLOTTE — Arts+ invites the community to preview the new brick-and-mortar home of Studio 345, the longtime free youth development program for high school students who live in Mecklenburg County.

The free event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on September 10. It will be a celebration of growth, perseverance and creativity, with hands-on artistic activities and a preview of the workshops and classes that will be offered in the Arts+ visual arts studios. , including Studio 345.Arts+ moved from Spirit Square in September last year (the organization’s headquarters since 1998).

In the meantime, the nonprofit organized camps at the VAPA Arts Center that focused on mixed media and film/photography.

The Sept. 10 event will be the first opportunity for the community to view the 7,300 square feet of nonprofit space inside the Children & Family Services Center at 601 E. 5th St.

Most of the new office space will be dedicated to Studio 345, the county-funded free digital media after-school program open to all Mecklenburg high school students. The Studio 345 program uses digital photography, digital media arts, and multimedia design to educate and inspire students to stay in school, graduate, and pursue goals beyond high school.

“This move allows Arts+ to maintain a presence in a central area,” said Devlin McNeil, President and CEO of Arts+. “It’s important that we always operate in an accessible location, and the Fifth Street space is convenient for public transportation and offers limited free parking.”

Tenants of the Center for Child and Family Services, Arts+ will be directly connected to a number of organizations that are already partners or have the potential to partner in the future.

Neighbors include Safe Alliance (an existing Arts+ outreach partner), United Way and SmartStart – among several others.

“The new space features the full bandwidth of Studio 345,” McNeil said. “We will once again have a dedicated space for screen printing, a fully built studio for film and digital photography (with green screen) and studio light tracking, and MacBooks with industry standard technology for design graphics and the creation of portfolios.”

September 10 will feature hands-on arts activities, live musical performances showcasing the quality of Arts+ music programming, instructor-led tours of Studio 345 spaces, indoor and outdoor entertainment, and free ice cream. The event is open to the public. No RSVP is required.

On the Web: www.visitartsplus.org

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New museum space celebrates New Orleans artist John T. Scott https://akademija-art.net/new-museum-space-celebrates-new-orleans-artist-john-t-scott/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 05:08:01 +0000 https://akademija-art.net/new-museum-space-celebrates-new-orleans-artist-john-t-scott/ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The late John T. Scott was probably New Orleans’ most influential artist of the 20th century. His monumental abstract sculptures can still be found in the cityscape, and the generations of artists he taught, during his 42 years as a professor at Xavier University, carry on his legacy. Scott’s role as […]]]>

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The late John T. Scott was probably New Orleans’ most influential artist of the 20th century. His monumental abstract sculptures can still be found in the cityscape, and the generations of artists he taught, during his 42 years as a professor at Xavier University, carry on his legacy.

Scott’s role as a star of the local arts scene was already well established in 1992, when he received a “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, expanding his reputation internationally. national.

Now, a new museum and meeting center in the central business district offers a place of communion with Scott’s art, for those already well aware of his cultural contribution and those discovering him for the first time.

The Helis Foundation John Scott Center is located at 938 Lafayette St. in an 1867 brick structure, known as Turners’ Hall, which was built by German immigrants as a gymnasium, dance hall, and theater. It later became a sort of business school run by Tulane University, and later housed another commercial printing press that produced The Jewish Ledger newspaper.

Since 2000, Turners’ Hall has been home to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, which provides grants and educational activities dedicated to the arts, culture, and history of the Bayou State. The association also publishes the magazine 64 Paroisses.

The Scott Center occupies the newly renovated 6,000 square foot ground floor. The Helis Foundation, which supports public art projects in New Orleans, was a major contributor to the $2.6 million capital campaign that funded the new institution. Most of the 51 works on display belong to the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities, and others are on loan from the Scott Family Trust, the Arthur Roger Gallery, and others.

Scott was born in 1940, grew up in Gentilly and the Lower 9th Ward, attended Booker T. Washington High School, then Xavier University and Michigan State University.

He credited two Xavier instructors, Numa Roussève and Sister Mary Lurana Neely, as his most important artistic mentors. He also received instruction from two other stellar artists, abstract expressionist painter Charles Pollock – brother of the legendary Jackson Pollock – and famed kinetic sculptor George Rickey. Some of Scott’s fiery painting style and his love of wind-activated mechanical sculpture can probably be attributed to them.

But Scott’s most important influences were African. His modernist sculptures are inspired by fabric patterns, group dances and music that came to the American South with slaves. He particularly used the form of the diddley bow, a single-stringed musical instrument based on a hunting weapon.

“The magic of the bow was duality,” said artist and professor Ron Bechet, who was Scott’s colleague at Xavier University. “The way John would explain it was the fact that the bow was used to kill the prey. But then the hunter would turn it over and play a libation of music to thank the animal for giving its life so it could survive.

Scott also drew inspiration from the African-American experience, including jazz and the civil rights movement, as well as New Orleans customs such as second-line parades.

Always experimenting, Scott produced sculptures from a myriad of materials, including cast bronze, welded steel, and blown glass. His haunting “Urban Crucifix”, made from the assembled remains of pistols and rifles, is part of the Scott Center collection.

Outside of the collection, several sculptures by Scott can be found in prominent locations around the city:

His rippling, sparkling “Ocean Song” overlooks the Mississippi River in Woldenberg Park.

“Spirit House”, produced in collaboration with artist Martin Payton, is a mint-colored abstraction perforated with human figures. It is located near the intersection of boulevard Gentilly and boulevard DeSaix.

The silver “Spirit Gates” are a permanent exterior feature of the New Orleans Museum of Art, where Scott was celebrated with a retrospective exhibition in 2005.

In addition to his three-dimensional works, Scott also produced woodcuts; some were too big for a printing press, so he ran an asphalt roller over them to transfer the ink to the paper. Many of his prints, including huge portraits of Louis Armstrong and the carved wooden blocks Scott used to produce some of them, are on display at the Scott Center.

Scott has always been a very practical artist. Over time, however, the smoke, sparks, and paint fumes that were integral to his artistic creation began to harm his health. After being evacuated to Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Scott was hospitalized with pulmonary fibrosis.

When asked if he intended to return to New Orleans despite the flood damage to his home and studio, Scott expressed his fondness for his hometown one last time.

“It’s the only house I know of,” he said. “I want my bones buried there. I belong there. I need New Orleans more than New Orleans needs me.

Despite two lung transplant attempts in Houston, Scott died in 2007. His ashes were returned to New Orleans, a friend said.

The director of the new John Scott Center, Asante Salaam, is a visual artist and an alumnus of Scott. She previously worked for the New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economics, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Louisiana State Museum, and other institutions.

While leading a preview tour of the new space last week, Salaam commented on her former teacher’s lingering aura.

“Everyone who knew him or knew him lights up inside,” she said.

Some of Scott’s work criticizes the racist society he endured. Its aluminum construction titled “I Remember Birmingham” is a fiery tangle of dark silhouettes inspired by the bombing of the Baptist Church on 16th Street by white supremacists in this Alabama city in 1963.

“As a black man, a native of New Orleans, of the 9th Ward, he went through phases of history and conflict,” Salaam said.

But the social critique embodied in his work is often complex and subtle. And appearance is always triumphant.

“I call him a worthy troublemaker,” Salaam said.

Salaam said she hopes the new John Scott Center, with its meeting hall, reading room and art exhibit, will be a welcoming hub for arts and cultural activities and a catalyst for social change.

“He was an example,” Salaam said, “a dedicated practitioner, educator, dedicated to passing all of this on.”

The Helis Foundation John Scott Center is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. Regular admission is $7; children under 12 are admitted free.

A free grand opening celebration, featuring live music, snowballing and art activities, is scheduled for September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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