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Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Hold 2nd Annual Graffiti Art Contest

Graffiti artists are invited to compete for prizes and to have their work on exhibit Drive through any city in America and you are bound to see some graffiti. Some people love it, while others hate it. These images, letters and paintings found on buildings, bridges and other surfaces can often signal decay and bring […]

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Mad About Art: Fountain House Gallery’s Big Night Out

New York, N.Y. Mad About Art, Fountain House Gallery’s annual art auction and benefit, recently drew nearly 400 attendees to the venue Metropolitan West. They convened in support of the Gallery, which provides an environment in which artists living with mental illness can pursue their creative visions, exhibit their work, and challenge the stigma that […]

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Art Triumphant: Our Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence on Cuban Ballet

New York, N.Y. I first met the accomplished South African native Nan Melville about a decade ago through the Indo-American Arts Council where I was on the Board. Nan is a photographer and filmmaker extraordinaire, having won first prize in the Nikon Nissan International Travel Photography, among other photographic awards. Nan at National Ballet Pressrom 2016 Festival. Ever […]

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Breaking Walls Santiago Empowers Next Generation of Creative Activists

Santiago, Chile. Founded by the lovely artist, educator, and creative activist Fran Tarr, Breaking Walls is a non-profit that uses creative writing to empower youth and promote solutions to social issues. The organization consists of young artists, ambassadors, and associates from Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Palestine, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit, Santiago, and Warsaw. Founder & Director Fran […]

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Poem: For Emma Lazarus – And All Who Remember

For Emma Lazarus (And all who remember) Take back your tired and your poor. We do not want them anymore. Emma does not understand the real story of our land. Keep your children at bay. I decline to pray but travail truly rules our days. I in my cups or dotage cannot bear this longer. […]

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Luce Leader Opens Art Exhibition – Moments Before Consciousness

New York, N.Y. Liangwei “Jerry” Huang is a New York City- and Shanghai-based artist. He is also a J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leader. Originally from China, he often focused on storytelling in his early paintings. Since 2017, he has been creating multimedia pieces by extracting moments from their contexts and manifesting their glamour constantly. When I […]

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Youth Empowerment with Breaking Walls 2018 Santiago

New York, N.Y. Breaking Walls, a U.S.-based non-profit, uses creative writing and theatrical performance to build global peace and acceptance. Young people from all over our world, representing many cultures, religions, socio-economic conditions, sexual orientations, educational levels and status as immigrants and refugees, discover their voice to act as peacemakers and leaders. Breaking Walls youth activism […]

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Fall for Arts Festival 2017 on Roosevelt Island

New York, N.Y. The Festival is organized by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). This year, the theme is Relentless Rhythm: City in Motion. “We are looking for fine artists to create works of art that reflect the evolution and movement we see around us on a day-to-day basis” said RIOC’s Jessica Murray. Participating artists […]

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US Soldier Fights to Bring Puppy Dragged by Rope Out of War-Torn Afghanistan

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