January 5, 2021

New York Artist Spends $65,000 on Art To Support Struggling Artists During Pandemic [Interview]

COVID has disrupted many areas of life in 2020. The pandemic's devastating effects have particularly affected the art world—exhibitions were cancelled, galleries closed, and less disposable income became available among potential buyers. With lockdowns and a depressed economy, artists around the world have struggled to support themselves and their families by selling their work or teaching workshops. But one established New York painter is working to help those in need, artist to artist.

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December 23, 2020

Artist Creates Incredible Paintings Using Pollution From Local River Streams [Interview]

Artist, environmentalist, and Ohio University professor John Sabraw has a unique process for sourcing new paint supplies. You are more likely to find him waist-deep in reddish-brown water in southeast Ohio than you are in a traditional craft store. Sabraw found a way to create “toxic” paint from the acid mining drainage that discolors streams.

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November 25, 2020

Empowering Children’s Books Remind Black Sons “They Are Every Good Thing” [Interview]

From 2010 to 2016, author Derrick Barnes could not get any of his book ideas published. The prolific writer penned 30 unpublished books during that time, and he was worried no one would ever want to publish his work again. But once his son told him to write “the Blackest children's book he could write” Barnes authored his critically acclaimed picture book titled Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Illustrated by Gordan C.

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