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 BIG APPLE: ART AT IT'S CORE

THE BIG APPLE: ART AT IT'S CORE

New York's glowing, shiny outer layer is all the draw.  You set your sights on it, and before you know it,  you've devoured all it has to offer, right down to the core!  With its  dynamic mix of art and attitude, New York is the painter and the muse!

#WorldViewWednesday

#New York

#ExploreYourWorld  

 #pARTicipate

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Fashioning An Artist

Fashioning An Artist

Today we're talking relationships! A love-fest if you will, between ART + Fashion. Catwalks that become museum halls, and canvases that inspire forward fashion trends.   Each motivates and inspires the other.  We always encourage you to #ExploreYourWorld. Draw it or dress it! Either way #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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"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: China

"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: China

We continue our #WorldViewWednesday global street art series, glimpsing some of the "silenced" taggers of China. 

In  our first series article ‘Tuttomondo / Street Art Series: Italy’, Elisa de Cagna wrote about street art within the Italian society. According to de Cagna, street art in Italy is a representation of peace and harmony in a culture that considers it acceptable by the people. China’s street art, on the other hand, does not always convey such a positive image of their environment, or an open-arms reception by their government.

 

#ExploreYourWorld  #StreetART  #GreatWallsofChina

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