Christmas has a funny way of reminding us of the innocent joys of childhood even as the world looks less and less innocent. Stephen Paul Day’s magnificently crafted, yet totally weird, Queen of Mirthshow features oversized recreations of vintage children’s games and pop culture collectibles from the shadowy recesses of America’s past.
Artist, philanthropist, author, conservationist and photographer David Yarrow joins Justin to talk about his amazing career, starting off his career as a sports photographer, when he decided to make the transition to wildlife photography, how he prepared himself to take on the challenge of wildlife photography, his process of taking pictures of wild animals, the importance of capturing the eyes of an animal, the goal of taking four good pictures a year, how he chooses the location to photograph his subjects, what he plans to do next, his 2016 book, “Wild Encounters” and his current exhibition at the Hilton-Asmus Contemporary art gallery.
As part of Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp opening November 16-18, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will exhibit nine prints and an original woodcut block from John T. Scott’s 2003 series, Blues Poem for the Urban Landscape.
WYES honors artists Allison Stewart and Campbell Hutchinson with the Celeste Seymour Judell Arts Award, their annual tribute to local arts activists.
As his global fame has grown, local artist Douglas Bourgeois’ paintings have entranced many art lovers while leaving some baffled. How can such diverse subjects look so at home in the same canvas? He once told an interviewer, “To me, a heart-shattering soul song is as transcendent as a Giotto fresco or an Emily Dickinson or William Blake poem.”
As one of the world’s best-known wildlife photographers, David Yarrow is used to travelling with a formidable array of hi-tech equipment in pursuit of a perfect shot. Yet the key to capturing this stunning picture of one of Africa’s largest elephants was a heap of rhino dung.
For curator E. Carmen Ramos, immigration to the United States is very much tied to the country’s foreign policies. In the art she sees that reckons with the nation’s approach to Cuba, Iraq, Central America and elsewhere, Ramos finds a deep understanding of identity and American society. When talking with Smithsonian Second Opinion, Ramos identified five artists whose works tackle immigration in America.
Columbus State University is adding to the public art environment in Uptown Columbus by installing a newly commissioned, site-specific, installation by artist Pard Morrison inside and outside Frank Brown Hall.
A significant public art project will be installed and dedicated in downtown Columbus next week. The sculpture, which will feature six unique parts, will be placed outside and inside Columbus State University’s Frank Brown Hall on the former Ledger-Enquirer site. The work by Colorado artist Pard Morrison will be dedicated Wednesday afternoon at Brown Hall. Morrison, who visited Columbus during the process to commission the work, will be here for the dedication.
by Jeff Dodge for Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts Magazine The colorful new 30-foot-high sculpture emerging from a water feature at the new U.S. Embassy building in The Hague was created by an alumnus of Colorado State University’s Department of Art and Art History who says the honor of being commissioned for the project…