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State of the Art: Constructs

by Jeff Katzin, PhD, Associate Curator State of the Art: Constructs exhibition at the Akron Art Museum brings together the work of twenty-one artists from across the United States who collectively embody the present moment in contemporary art. Their works address momentous topics that are deeply embedded in daily life, from sweeping global and environmental issues to the intricate complexities of personal identity, as well as some of the specific places and relationships in between. A special highlight of the exhibition is its inclusion of

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Kitchen Lithography

This project might take a couple tries. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll really enjoy your results. Steps: Tape aluminum foil to cardboard. Use flat cardboard, like chipboard, instead of corrugated cardboard. Use wet, fine sandpaper to sand the foil. Apply vinegar to wipe the surface. Draw an image with a crayon. Pour soda on the image. Pour a small amount of vegetable oil on the surface and buff surface with a sponge. Use a different sponge to wipe the plate with

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Educator Resources

MOMA Artful Practices for Well-Being National Gallery of Art Guided MeditationChilde HassamAlma Thomas National Gallery of Art Reflection General Art Education You Tube PBS The Art Assignment The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. We explore art and art history through the lens of things happening today. Check for new episodes every other Thursday! The Arty Teacher Art Resources MOMA K-12 Educator Resources Arts Edge Various Lessons Google Arts and Culture AppThis amazing site is constantly

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An Interview with Brian Bress Pt. 3 & 4

In the third part of our interview, Brian discusses what makes his characters funny and the last thing he watched on TV. In our final installment, Brian tells us about his funniest moment making art and how he deals with claustrophobia.

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A Conversation with Erin Guido & John Paul Costello

Erin Guido creates brightly colored dynamic shape and text murals often found in surprising places, like abandoned buildings, offering friendly encouragement as they declare “come over all the time” or “hi.” With the help of carpenter John Paul Costello, Guido’s works became durable, movable pieces, such as “How Are You Feeling Today?” a large sculpture that asks visitors to dial in their emotions. How are you feeling today?EG: I am feeling pretty good today!JP: Today as with most days lately I’m feeling a bit stressed

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A Conversation with Please Touch Artist Jay Croft

Interview conducted by Alison Caplan, Akron Art Museum Director of Education Inspired by skateboarding and D.I.Y. culture, Jay Croft’s illustrations have donned skateboard decks, his zine Street Canoe, and most recently, a mural at Chill Ice Cream. Can you talk about being a parent and an artist? It’s the best thing ever! I love it. My kids are always drawing and making stuff. We definitely encourage them to create. Our house is filled with all types of markers, paint, papers, and glue. I encourage them

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