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Zodiac Features and CSU’s School of Film & Media Arts Team Up for New Documentary Film About Exonerated Prisoner Rickey Jackson

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click to enlarge Founded in Cleveland, Ohio by Jillian Wolstein, the mission of H.E.L.P. is to “provide hope, education, love and protection to people facing seemingly insurmountable circumstances by way of human injustices and challenges.” H.E.L.P. also owns and operates the Flats East Bank restaurant Truman’s 216. All the profits......
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California Landmark Group Completes $120 MM G8 in Los Angeles’ Marina Arts District

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   G8 By Clg  LOS ANGELES – Oct. 14, 2020 – — California Landmark Group (CLG) has announced the completion of the final phase of G8, the largest multifamily/commercial development in Marina del Rey’s Marina Arts District. The $120 million project includes 228 rental units and 25,000 square feet of......
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Just In Time for Spooky Season, Prama Artspace and Gallery Hosts “Images of Haunted Ohio” Exhibition

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click to enlarge “Time Out” by Jennifer Gleason Just in time for the season, “Images of Haunted Ohio” opens Friday, October 23rd at Prama Artspace and Gallery  (5411 Pearl Rd.) in Parma. The photography exhibition delves into the paranormal, displaying images from a variety of sites in Ohio including Franklin......
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“Minutiae of Humanity Shall Overcome the Beast” Opens This Month at Gallery + in 78th Street Studios

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click to enlarge An ‘anti-Trump/pro-humanity’ exhibition titled “Minutiae of Humanity Shall Overcome the Beast” featuring the work of Scott Kraynak opens Friday, Oct. 16 at Gallery + in the 78th Street Studios. The artist and curator is incensed by the current administration and not timid about expressing his anger. And the origins......
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Beachland to Host Virtual Memorial for Local Arts Patron Nick Amster

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Nick Amster, a local patron of the arts who died earlier this year, gave generously to the local music scene. You can read about his many contributions here in this piece by long-time friend John Petkovic. In 2012, he purchased a stake in the Beachland Ballroom and, as co-owner, recently paid......
BBC Entertainment

‘Panto parade’ highlights plight of arts venues

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dames are worried about the future of the UK’s theatre industry Dozens of pantomime dames are marching on Westminster, as part of a day of action highlighting the plight of the live events industry. The socially-distanced parade was organised after the rise in......
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Maelstrom Collaborative Arts Stays Flexible and Creative with “The Wondering: A Story in Time and Space”

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click to enlarge Photo by Kaitlin K. Walsh Maelstrom Collaborative Arts kicks off “The Wondering: A Story in Time and Space” on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The event, which is a collaboration between 32 artists, dancers, painters, writers, musicians and performers, tells the story of a group......
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Art’s forgotten ‘heroine’ gets five-star reviews

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Image copyright Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Image caption Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as a Lute Player, about 1615-18 The first major UK exhibition of an artist who was overlooked for centuries because of her sex has been hailed as “thrilling” and “magnificent”. The Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition at London’s National......
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New Event Space Opens in Gordon Square Arts District

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click to enlarge Gordon Square’s Gordon Green, a new 10,000 square foot event space originally developed as an early 20th century furniture showroom before evolving into a cultural and banquet center for the neighborhood’s Vietnamese community, officially opens tomorrow. The new space will honor what a press release calls “these......
History

How the Death of George Floyd Sparked a Street Art Movement

Smithsonian
This article was originally published on the blog for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as the first of a five-part series titled “Black Life in Two Pandemics: Histories of Violence”. In March 2020, the Urban Art Mapping research team, a small group of faculty and students from the......
History

Artist Bisa Butler Stitches Together the African American Experience

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | July 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m. Not much is known about the black man photographed in 1936 in Greensboro, Alabama, by Dorothea Lange, who was on assignment for the Farm Security Administration. He sits, gazing directly at the camera, with his hand at his lips—as if he’s deep in......
History

How Scooby-Doo’s Origins Are Related to the RFK Assassination | Arts & Culture

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Scooby-Doo has appeared in a whopping 16 television series, two live-action films, 35 direct-to-DVD movies, 20 video games, 13 comic book series and five stage shows. Now, with “Scoob!,” the Mystery Incorporated gang will appear in a CGI feature-length film, which, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is going to be......
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How ‘Social Distancing’ Can Get Lost in Translation | Arts & Culture

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For the 11 million residents of Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic is no laughing matter. But that hasn’t stopped a macabre joke from making the rounds among its residents. The humorous tale plays on the fact that the dialect spoken in the megacity, known for its concentration of universities, has......
History

How the U.S. Government Deployed Grandma Moses Overseas in the Cold War | At the Smithsonian

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For someone who didn’t get serious about painting until her 70s, Anna Mary Robertson Moses managed a singular artistic career. She made her debut in New York City’s highly competitive art scene at the age of 80 with a 1940 gallery exhibition, “What a Farmwife Painted.” Later that year she......

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