...Tidbits...

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ummaannex:

"I admire Ai Weiwei for his art and his activism. His art is beautiful in form, and in function embodies the principles of populism and social consciousness I aspire to in my own practice. This poster is a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. I hope the image will help raise awareness and advance dialogue that might lead to permission for Ai Weiwei to travel freely and continue to express himself.”—Shepard Fairey

ummaannex:

"I admire Ai Weiwei for his art and his activism. His art is beautiful in form, and in function embodies the principles of populism and social consciousness I aspire to in my own practice. This poster is a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. I hope the image will help raise awareness and advance dialogue that might lead to permission for Ai Weiwei to travel freely and continue to express himself.”—Shepard Fairey

(Source: artsy)

Fill the void. Abstractions in mixed-media on tile #rjrart #arted 4th grade

Fill the void. Abstractions in mixed-media on tile #rjrart #arted 4th grade

Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Carl Sagan at yesterday’s Library of Congress event celebrating Sagan.

Neil captured it perfectly yesterday. So lucky to have been in that room. Gave me chills.

Sagan was so good, so passionate, so dedicated to delivering and defending the beauty of science. If we are measured by our impact on others, and I believe that we are, then Carl Sagan stands with his head grazing the stars themselves. 

(via explore-blog)

Timely.

(Source: , via jtotheizzoe)

Invitation to LOVE ART MORE on OCTOBER 29, 2013

ummaannex:

If you could give any artwork in the world to someone else, what would it be? Who would you give it to? And what would you write in the card?

Have you ever tried to recreate a work of art that your mom kept from when you were little - replicating it as closely as possible from memory?

If you could have dinner with any artist, living or dead, who would it be? What would you eat? And what would you talk about?

What if you made a banner encouraging others to LOVE ART MORE? — Would it work??

Would you be willing to give it a try?

JOIN US ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, AT 5PM IN THE MULTIPURPOSE ROOM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ART (UMMA) TO LEARN ABOUT THIS CREATIVE PROJECT TO ENGAGE WITH UM STUDENTS.

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Interesting project to explore with my artists

Pinwheels for Peace = our Dots transformed: self-confidence, respect, caring #DotDay #peace every day

Pinwheels for Peace = our Dots transformed: self-confidence, respect, caring #DotDay #peace every day

A piece of the Berlin Wall on display at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas… This reminds me of the kind of “disruption” that brings about positive change in behavior, design, and education. If we don’t disrupt our ways of thinking, we are complacent. “Be the change…” Act Up now.

A piece of the Berlin Wall on display at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas… This reminds me of the kind of “disruption” that brings about positive change in behavior, design, and education. If we don’t disrupt our ways of thinking, we are complacent. “Be the change…” Act Up now.