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“Invisible” art brings rainy day smiles – KPRC Click2Houston

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(NBC NEWS) – The streets of Eau Claire, Wisconsin are proving that art and nature can go hand-in-hand.

A recent project by the Eau Claire Rotary Club has placed “invisible” messages on the sidewalks that reveal themselves when it rains.

With their normal fundraising events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary Club treasurer Tom Giles says the rain activated art is their way of giving back to the community.

“This is something we can do that just hopefully makes people feel better about everyday life and brings some joy into their lives,” he says.

“It is always just a reminder that you can create art wherever you are,” Rotary Club member Sarah Stackhouse says. “Whether it is singing in the rain or dancing in the rain, you’re able to enjoy the art in your own way.”

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Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre to host annual Christmas art show – Mayerthorpe Freelancer

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The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season and is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is hosting a Christmas arts sale in November, with attendance by ticketed appointment to control crowds. (Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre)

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season so is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Deck the Halls craft sale will feature original paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and quilted items, and run for three days from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22.

To accommodate crowd size limits and safe social distancing, people are asked to register for a ticket and attend during a designated 45-minute time slot. Tickets are free, and masks are mandatory.

After the three-day sale, many goods will be available in the gallery during regular hours.

Find more information and tickets at creativeartscentre.com.

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Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin's Museum Island – Assiniboia Times

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BERLIN — Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin’s most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city’s Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said Saturday.

A huge granite bowl in front of the Altes Museum, which is part of the German capital’s museum complex and houses antiquities, was defaced Friday night by some teenagers and adults, Berlin police said. Two of the suspects were temporarily detained.

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Museum Island is a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of Berlin and one of the city’s main tourist attractions,

Dozens of other exhibits at the Museum Island complex were vandalized Oct. 3. Investigators said they had watched hours of surveillance camera footage but not found any obvious sign of anyone applying the liquid.

Museum experts have said the motive remains a mystery and there appeared to be no thematic link between the targeted works. They expressed optimism that the apparently random damage can be repaired.

Berlin police said the graffiti sprayed on the granite bowl did not have any political content or appear related to the damaging of the other art works.

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ART SEEN: Anthony Kiendl believes in "radical diversity" at an art gallery – Vancouver Sun

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Kiendl is shown with Jackie Lindenbach at the MacKenzie Art Gallery Gala in Regina in October, 2014. Bryan Schlosser/Regina Leader-Post Photo by Bryan Schlosser /Regina Leader-Post

*On his interests in art:

He’s said he’s interested in a wide range of art, including contemporary art, historical art, the art of other cultures, and “an abiding preoccupation” with Indigenous art.

“If you go back and look at the shows I’ve done, there has usually been an Indigenous element for the last 24 years,” he said.

While he won’t rule out curating in future, his focus is on the sustainability of the gallery and building the new gallery.

He’s committed to showing the VAG’s permanent collection which now numbers more than 11,000 works.

“The VAG has an extremely strong and deep permanent collection,” he said.

“I think we need to balance local with international and highlight our permanent collection which we’ve not been able to share enough because of the restraint of our physical plant. Another reason for the new facility is to emphasize the collection.”

He said he believes that exhibitions should express “radical diversity.

“It’s ensuring when you come to the gallery, when you move from room to move, you’ll never sure what to expect when you turn the corner,” he said.

“What can be exciting is that if you come to see one show that you expect, but you find another show that you’re grabbed by, it’s that kind of curiosity and wonder that museums and art galleries excel at. Very few things in society really duplicate that.”

*On staff morale during the pandemic:

Like other cultural institutions, the VAG hasn’t been spared financial challenges, he said.

The VAG has had to scale back its exhibition schedule and has laid off 15 employees. The gallery employs 139.

“I really want to get our staff back to work and working full time. That really weighs heavily on me,” he said.

“It’s hard to move forward when staff are working three, four days a week.”

He also mentioned the lingering affects of the strike at the VAG from Feb. 5 to Feb. 11, 2019 by members of CUPE Local 15.

“I really want to move beyond that and strengthen the internal culture of the gallery.”

REGINA, SASK : May 24, 2018  -- Workers install a sculpture by artist Duane Linklater, an internationally renowned Canadian artist on top of the MacKenzie Art Gallery on Albert Street. When finished, the sculpture is to read
In May, 2018, workers installed Kâkikê/Forever, an LED text work by Omaskêko Ininiwak (Cree) artist Duane Linklater on top of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. The full work reads “As long as the sun shines, the river flows, and the grass grows”. It refers to the words spoken by Indigenous leaders during treaty negotiations. Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post

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