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One Year Later: $25 Million Donation to WVU Boosts Flywheel Effect for West Virginia’s Outdoor Economy | Today

The Brad and Alys Smith collaboration for outdoor economic development continues to gain momentum a year after the couple’s transformational $25 million gift to West Virginia University. The office of the same name that the Smiths created is beginning to see momentum from a concept the Smiths instilled in the team – the flywheel effect […]

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Sarasota Art Center’s new exhibition cycle includes works by artist Vitus Shell

Arts & Culture DAILY SRQ FRESHLY PRESSED CONTENT EVERY MORNING THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 2022 | Pictured: Vitus Shell Studio Portrait. Photo courtesy of Sarasota Art Center. The Art Center Sarasota’s 2021 exhibition season continues with four exhibitions, from January 27 to March 5. Vitus Shell: “31 Flavors” features large-scale multimedia works exploring the black experience […]

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10 watercolor tattoo ideas from butterflies to flowers

ICYMI, Selena Gomez broke the internet when her go-to tattoo studio Bang Bang NYC finally revealed her new tattoo – a watercolor rose – on December 28. The dream design is the latest iteration of a major body art trend that has taken over your timelines and Pinterest boards: watercolor tattoos. Pretty ink has grown […]

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Zisis Bilatkas’ work aims to redefine “obsolete” Microsoft Paint

While currently preparing for his MFA degree in Athens, Zisis is usually based in his grandmother’s town of Naoussa on the island of Paros, where he works from his newly renovated studio. Once he worked as a primary school art teacher in various small islands around Greece, Zisis found that children often jumped at the […]

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A personal zoom: Quitting my job improved my mental health and my mission

It’s too early to tell if 2022 will continue “The Great Quitting,” where millions of Americans in record numbers left their workplaces in 2021, wanting more money, flexibility or fulfillment. Even though my salary was low, I never thought I would join their ranks. Why should I? I loved being a writing professor at a […]

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The Mastery of James Van Der Zee at the National Gallery of Art

The Photographs of James Van Der Zee: A Portrait of Harlem at the National Gallery of Art James Van Der Zee was the photographic chronicler of Harlem as it became a mecca of black life and culture between 1920 and 1940. His work remains an important artifact of that era, including his depictions of major […]

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ON EXHIBITION | A man – a woman Artist: Paul Whitehead / Trisha van Cleef – VC Reporter

ON THE PICTURE : Paul Whitehead (left) and his alter ego Trisha van Cleef with their respective illustrations. Submitted photo by Emily Dodi Over the years, much has been written about famous artist Paul Whitehead, known for his iconic album art as well as being the original artistic director of Free time magazine and the […]

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Transparency, opacity and limits of human understanding in “The Eye is not Satisfied with Seeing” by Jennifer Packer at the Whitney Museum

Transparency, opacity and limits of human understanding in “The Eye is not Satisfied with Seeing” by Jennifer Packer at the Whitney Museum New Artblog contributor Kate Brock reviews “Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Happy With Sight,” a ten-year study of the painter’s portraits, interiors, and radiant funeral bouquets. “Packer doesn’t shirk the power to […]

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This is the best insulated lunch bag I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot)

It is Highly recommend, a column devoted to what people in the food industry are obsessed with eating, drinking and buying right now. In the good old days of commuting, I enjoyed making food for my workday: dal and spinach rice for lunch, fruit and nuts for snacks between meetings, chocolate to ease the pain. […]