Art with a conscience at RAK fine arts fest


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As-it-happens update February 18, 2018
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A juried fine art festival, the event features original works of art by local and regional artists that specialize in a variety of media, including ceramics, painting, jewelry and metalwork. It also includes children's art activities, an up-and-coming artists section, food trucks, local beer and live music.
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The Tasmanian-born comedian who studied art history as an undergraduate has always been a master at communicating big ideas through her personal narrative. After years of touring and TV appearances, Gadsby's performance on Josh Thomas's deeply beloved Please Like Me introduced her drolly ...
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Now, about 25 years later and a self-taught artist, Craig finds himself returning to the site with fellow mural artist Ben Volta, helping teach art to formerly incarcerated men and women as part of new collaboration between the Barnes and Mural Arts Philadelphia's "Restorative Justice" program. "It's a wild ...
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"For me, it was an experience of transformation, working with Guillermo (Gómez-Peña) in the 1990s and 2000s on two book projects led me to explore the book art as started performing myself," Rice said. "Since 2014, I've been performing around the country pieces of collaboration and metamorphosis.".
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This year's theme is recycled art, encouraging artists to rediscover their inspiration via reused materials while contributing to the conservation of natural resources and endorsing social responsibility. Introduced in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority (RAK WMA), the festival ...
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The five jurors are Richard Burd, a retired professor from Governors State University, College of Arts & Sciences; artist Mary Burke; Brian Edlefson, member of the Krasl Art Center board of directors and Global Design Manager for KitchenAid Marketing; jewelry designer and artist Daniel Juzwiak; and ...
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