Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black Honored at Creative Arts Emmys

Uzo Aduba, #OITNB Honored at #CreativeArtsEmmys @OITNB @UzoAduba

Creative Arts Emmys 2014

Orange is the New Black cast mates Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, and Natasha Lyonne at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys.

Though the Primetime Emmy Awards aren’t until next week, Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmys was an inspiring event that celebrated many artists and masters of the small screen. Indiewire’s Liz Shannon Miller explains, “The Creative Arts Emmys are an opportunity for some of television’s…

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Now On View: Mystics at the Seattle Art Museum

Now On View: Mystics and Modernism at the Seattle #Art Museum @iheartSAM

Seattle Art Museum mystics and modern art

Image: via Instagram

The Seattle Art Museum, located in beautiful and bustling downtown Seattle, always hosts a diverse array of local and international works from acclaimed multidisciplinary artists. This summer, one of the museum’s most anticipated exhibitions is one that pays homage to the Pacific Northwest, and features the work of four American modernists.

“Modernism in the Pacific…

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Oh Hell No! Merges LGBT Activism and the Arts

Oh Hell No! Merges #LGBT Activism and the #Arts

David Mixner Oh Hell No!

Legendary activist and author David Mixner. Image: via Broadwayworld.com

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) themes have long been incorporated in major Broadway musicals. From Rent to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, LGBT characters have been represented in ways that range from subtle to downright celebratory, a fact that has made Broadway (and theater in general) a historically ideal space…

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Cultivators of Culture: Artist Trust

Cultivators of Culture: Artist Trust @artisttrust

artist trust seattle

In cites where arts and culture are vital to the health of many communities, the presence of organizations that foster an appreciation for the arts, raise funds for local artists, and support community members that work to bring the arts to the forefront is absolutely necessary. The local arts communities from New York City to Los Angeles would be at risk if not for organizations that support…

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How To Support to Local Artists Without Going Broke

How To Support to Local Artists Without Going Broke #local #arts

Art City Austin local artistsThe art world can often be an incredibly polarizing place, especially when it comes to how art is valued. Some artists share their work with the world free of charge by embracing graffiti and public installations as their medium of choice. Others spend their careers crafting works that sell for millions of dollars at auction. Is it possible to support local artists in ways that won’t completely…

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Summer Streets is a NYC Block Party of Epic Proportions

Summer Streets is a NYC Block Party of Epic Proportions @NYC_DOT #SummerStreets2014 #art #NYC

NYC Summer Streets

If this summer’s premier artworks and public installations had one common theme, it would have to be big. Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” at the Domino Sugar Factory was anything but, and Bignik’s massive picnic blanket installation and Water Above All’s sky-high, artistic water tank takeoverare just a few examples of projects that pushed the limits of both one’s imagination and that of public space.…

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Showbiz Wisdom from the Late, Great, Elaine Stritch

Showbiz Wisdom from the Late, Great, Elaine Stritch #quotes

Elaine StritchEarlier this month, Broadway lost one of its most legendary performers when Elaine Stritch passed away at 89 years old. Stritch, an award-winning actress and comedian who was beloved for her crass, audacious persona, has undoubtedly influenced countless contemporary actors and artists and left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Throughout her decades-long career, Stritch amused and…

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Stations of the Elevated Returns to the Big Screen

Stations of the Elevated Returns to the Big Screen #graffiti #art #NYC

Global graffiti culture is decidedly subversive, and a genre of art that has been notoriously under documented throughout its history. This is likely because few documentarians have been willing to risk the legal ramifications of following graffiti artists, and because of the elusive nature of these daring artists themselves.

One…

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The MCA Examines How Frida Kahlo Changed the Art World Forever

The MCA Examines How Frida Kahlo Changed the #Art World Forever @mcachicago

Frida Kahlo cultural icon

Image: Yuan Tian via Flickr CC

The late Frida Kahlo is inarguably one of the most famous artists in the world. Her work is recognizable on a global level; her signature self-portraits are beloved by people from all walks of life, and have undoubtedly influenced many contemporary artists working today.

Though the immortalization of this remarkable woman through her art is significant, art critics…

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Cultural Hubs: Aspen, Colorado

Cultural Hubs: Aspen, Colorado #art #culture

beautiful scenery in Aspen Colorado

Aspen, Colorado is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in America, and it’s one of the most culturally rich as well. Here are three reasons (of many) why Aspen is a true cultural hub:

Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Art Museum installation

Part of Ernesto Neto’s exhibition “Gratitude” on display at the Aspen Museum of Art. / Image: via Instagram

Since 2005, the Aspen Ideas Festival has served as an opportunity to gather…

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