Posted in July 2012

Re-Creating Olympic Rings

For our “how to” today, I thought it’d be fun to give some ideas on re-creating the image of the Olympic rings with children. If your children are participating in some outdoor “Olympic style” games, have them help make flags or decorations with the rings to add to the spirit and festiveness of the games. … Continue reading

Art Inspired by Sport at Olympics

Today our eyes are on the Olympics.  Art and the Olympics to be exact.  Since we are in the middle of the Summer Olympic Games, I thought I’d write all my blogs this week about the Olympics and art in or at the Olympics.  Did you know that from 1912 until 1952, there were art … Continue reading

Beaufort Plays CAC Tonight

It’s Arty Facts Friday! I’m really looking forward to tonight’s Free Friday Concert with Beaufort at 7:00 p.m at Community Arts Center. They cover the best of folk and classic rock, two of my favorite genres, and since it is an outdoor concert where you can bring your own blanket, chairs, drinks and snacks, they’re … Continue reading

Find Free Art by Keith Jensen

Today’s artist to watch is Keith Jensen. This New York City based artist is my featured artist today because he is doing something for the next year that I think is really, really cool.  Jensen is leaving original artwork around NYC and surrounding areas for residents to find. Most pieces  are painted on high quality, … Continue reading

How to Make Artist Trading Cards

Artist Trading Cards are small works of art created quickly for giving away or trading.  Recently, the CAC offered a class on Making Artist Trading Cards with Claudia McGill.  I think they are really cool and can be used as a marketing tool to promote an artist’s work.  There are many techniques you can use … Continue reading

Get Creative with Reused Cards

Now this is what I call creative recycling! Mixed media artist, Orna Feinstein, created a large-scale “MULTI-LIBRIUM” site-specific paper installation made of 10,000 reused cards that will be on display at Box13 Artspace in Houston from Saturday, July 14th through Saturday, August 18th, 2012. MULTI-LIBRIUM is installed on the floor and examines and illustrates the concept of … Continue reading

Art Fun This Weekend

Art Fun This Weekend

Wow, can’t believe it’s Arty Facts Friday already! Here’s what you can do at Community Arts Center this weekend. Friday, July 20 FREE Friday Concert  – The Don Jones Band! Sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Bring a lawn chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and picnic or purchase a burger or dog from our grill master. … Continue reading

Missing Matisse Found

A Henri Matisse painting entitled “Odalisque in Red Pants” from 1925 being sold for over a million dollars to undercover FBI agents by people in Miami is actually a missing painting that was stolen over 10 years ago according to ABC’s Miami affiliate WPLG. WPLG reported that the original was on display at the SofiaImberContemporaryArt … Continue reading

Visit the Whimsical World of Webberking

Visit the Whimsical World of Webberking

Today’s artist to watch is… Sandra Webberking. Let me come right out and say it.  I just love the work of Sandra Webberking.  Webberking is a metal sculptor with a diverse body of work but my favorite pieces are her funky, fun and fabulous garden sculptures and planters.  A huge a fan of recycling, she … Continue reading

Easy Arts Activities with Children

Art experiences allow children the opportunity to practice working with their hands and fingers, refining small motor skills. It also improves eye-hand coordination. Working with various materials provides children with the opportunity to learn about the building blocks of art: shape, form and color while building confidence in their ability to create. Here are a … Continue reading