The Art of Politics

The Art of Politics

The politics of expression, exaggeration, emotion, engagement, social issues, economic woes, human rights, civil rights - the politics of the world are exemplified no greater than in the art of illustration.  We take a look at creative controversy and the history of art in politics. 

Take the power of the pen today to the polls, and VOTE!

#ARTnPolitics

#pARTicipate  

#VOTE2016

 

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Calligraphy: Word Art & The History of Expression

Calligraphy: Word Art & The History of Expression

Oct 31st brings the end of "Inktober" and in #pARTicipation, we provide a look into the word art of Calligraphy, and its history of artistic expression.  Today's Inktober theme is "friend" and we support our "friend in art" Jake Parker and his creation of communal artistic engagement.  

#Inktober  

#WordART

#ART + Expression

#ART + Exploration

#ExploreYourWorld   and   #pARTicipate

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Make A Difference Starting Today

Make A Difference Starting Today

This weekend, 24 years ago, USA Weekend challenged us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  Today, we challenge you to do the same, but not just today, or this weekend, but as a start of a commitment to service to others.  Learn how lending a hand can hone a skill and help your neighbor.

#MakeADifferenceDay

#ExploreYourWorld

#pARTicipate

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The Music Empire on Grand Blvd

The Music Empire on Grand Blvd

We're always encouraging people to #ExploreYourWorld.  Kevin did just that, right there in his own "backyard".  Detroit, Michigan is known for many things, and that includes the sounds of Motown! Kevin's  words sing on screen as he takes you through his experience exploring the Motown Museum. Tour Kevin's world with him, then go explore yours!  #pARTicipate 

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Coloring - An Ageless Art (and Therapy)

Coloring  - An Ageless Art (and Therapy)

We've been looking at various forms of creatively decompressing. Coloring has long been a way to keep young kids active.  It has been reborn as a way for older adults to relax.  It's an internationally ageless art form, offering infinite benefits as a conscientious form of art therapy.  Either way, wherever you are, we invite you to #pARTicipate!

#WhatColorIsYourWorld

#ArtTherapy  

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There's ART all around us! What's in your view?

There's ART all around us! What's in your view?

Check out the results my 28 Day Challenge to capture ART all around me. 

When we pay close attention to our surroundings, not only does the view change, but also our mindset. That is our belief here at The Arts @ Henson-Parks, and we invite you to #pARTicipate!!

Starting.... NOW!!

Learn how.

#ExploreYourWorld     #28DayChallenge    #WhatsInYourView?  

 

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An Artist’s Exploration Of Antarctica

An Artist’s Exploration Of Antarctica

Today is the first day of summer and in the United States we're set to experience record high temperatures!   #ARTTalk has relief!  If you have ever thought about traveling to create art, Antarctica would be a great place to visit.

No really, Antarctica!

#SummerSoltice       #ArtInAntarctica         #ExploreYourWorld         #pARTicipate         

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"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series : Brazil

"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series : Brazil

 

Our ART Talk #WorldViewWednesday looks at street art around the world.  Our series continues in Sao Paolo, Brazil, considered here to the be world capital of graffiti!

See, graffiti is no longer the same. This street art, initially considered vandalism, won it’s space! Evidence of this lies in the actions that take place throughout Brazil and the appearence of artists who take this medium and our country's name to other places.

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Part II - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Part II - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Our #FreeStyleFriday ART + Music series summarily explores how society and culture in America has shaped a beloved art form. In Part II we journey through the Birth of Rock-n-Roll, through war songs, civil rights, and an attempt at peace during the hippie movement.  

People get ready
There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board ....

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