By that we don’t mean smoothing out their bedside manner. We mean “will they become better physicians or researchers if they paint, draw, and sculpt?” Rhode Island Creative Magazine recently spoke with Sam Klein, the founder and co-curator of the Alpert Medical School Art
Council who thinks that is just what might happen.
The Artists Loop Memory Quilt-Collage Series February 17th - Wonders in Fabric with Martha Jackson at Restored by Design
Wonders in Fabric with Martha Jackson at Restored by Design
At Restored by Design, collage work is a daily exploration into Art to Wear. While upcycling materials in a unique way, designer Martha Jackson is mixing textures, fabrics, patterns and colors.
Since it’s February, the month of amour, and being the hopeless romantic, it becomes most relevant to speak of love. The love I’m discussing, every true creator is aware of, since it runs and pumps right through our veins, straight into our hearts. This cycle or rhythm creates a kind of totality residing within the passionate artist. It is virtually impossible to sever the strong bond between the artist and their art. It’s a relationship as true and definitive as any other, not to mention a critical one, to be nurtured and revered always. We should show gratitude, for this special gift is one to be shared with the world. To love and be in love with our creativity is super important since it defines and confirms our essence as artists in a very deep and meaningful way.
Staying organized is the secret to a (nearly) painless website build. It will save you a lot of headaches. Review your project plan on a regular basis (at least weekly) to be sure all deliverables have been met, including deliverables that you need to deliver to your contractor such as content, images and your comments and feedback.
The cold weather is upon us, and this becomes an emotional challenge, particularly for those of us who thrive on outdoor warm weather activities. I have some of my own creative ideas to help us get through these cold winter day!
Growing up surrounded by urban areas, those blocks of buildings and fields of skyscrapers have been ordinary scenes of my life. Since I made the decision to study abroad, summer became the only time of year to go back home. However, things have become unfamiliar since I have gone. Every time I fly back from half a world away, I notice there are often old structures disappearing into ruins and dust. At the same time many new cranes and noises overwhelmingly catching my senses. But after just weeks, there they stood so perfectly straight right up to the sky, new groups of shiny skyscrapers!
You know it when you are there - when you walk down a street or turn a corner and say, "let's turn back" or "let's go further". Every place each of us has ever been to has elicited these thoughts, yet what is it that pulls us toward or away from somewhere?
We all have interruptions and distractions in our day. You may have a co-worker calling for answers to a question. Your emails may be piling up by the minute. People are standing over you dropping items into your inbox. You may get pulled away from your desk while you are in the middle of completing an important task. These distractions and interruptions will not only allow you to lose focus but will decrease your productivity.
In the 21st century, with word processing programs that allow us to select fonts or line spacing, or more sophisticated page layout applications that allow us to adjust line leading, kerning and tracking, we often forget how type used to be set: by hand. It really wasn't until the 19th century that hand-setting type was replaced by other methods, progressing as technology found new ways to increase the speed of how type was set. So, let's take a look back at the ways type used to be set, which will give us a unique perspective on how type is done today.
Artists in Rhode Island may wish to meet members of the business community in order to learn about potential new opportunities for sharing their art work. Fortunately, this is relatively easy to do in Rhode Island. There are numerous business networking events before business hours, during business hours, during lunch, and after business hours. It is also very easy to find out about these events…once you know how.