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Facts about Japanese Calligraphy

Facts about Japanese Calligraphy

The Japanese calligraphy has its roots in the calligraphy  that originated in China. Its history can be traced back to the period of 28th century B.C. This makes it quite an ancient art. Traditionally, the art of calligraphy in Japan was practiced on mulberry leaves with the help of ink. This form of calligraphy has an alternate name in Japan and i.e. shodou. The word ‘shodou’ means way of writing. In Japan, calligraphy is taught to people right from the…

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Fundamentals of Drawing

Fundamentals of Drawing

Every form of art has its own beauty. While carrying the special beauty, every art requires certain basic fundamental principles to be observed while doing the same. So the art of drawing has also a set of fundamental principles. Along with the growing practice of doing practical training, it would be necessary to know these art fundamentals, too. Here are some of the fundamentals of drawing. Seeing The Shapes Basically the visual art is matter of seeing. So an artist has…

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Stable hosts photography exhibit

Stable hosts photography exhibit

The flowers are in full bloom, the vegetables look ready to eat, the beach scenes beckon, and there is a glimpse of European travels, all inviting the viewer to “Through the Lens 11,” photography by Anne Holland. Anne Holland has returned to The Stable for the second time in the last three years to exhibit her photographs. The exhibit is Holland’s second at The Stable. There are 45 new pictures in this show. “I sold 40 pictures at the two-hour…

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G Fine Art in Northeast Washington opens ‘Naked,’ featuring works by AB Miner

G Fine Art in Northeast Washington opens ‘Naked,’ featuring works by AB Miner

With all the galleries sprouting up along H Street NE, the neighborhood may be on its way to becoming Washington’s next big arts district, and another addition this weekend will certainly help the area’s credibility. G Fine Art, formerly housed along 14th Street, is taking up residence in the up-and-coming neighborhood. The gallery celebrates its move to Northeast Washington on Saturday with a new exhibition and an opening reception. The work of A.B. Miner goes on display in “Naked,” a…

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2 Pittsburgh Graffiti Gang Members Arrested

2 Pittsburgh Graffiti Gang Members Arrested

Police have arrested two men in connection with $4,200 worth of graffiti damage throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Police said their investigation began when graffiti displaying “CCK,” “3311,” “DRAMA” and “SLAVE” started appearing in the city in October 2008. Police concluded that “CCK” was an abbreviation for “Crazy Cracka Killas,” a known graffiti group. Police said “3311” was the numerical value of each first letter in the alphabet, with both Cs equaling a “3” and K equaling “11.” In February…

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Sell Your Art Online – Why You Should Consider It

Sell Your Art Online – Why You Should Consider It

Being an artist myself, I know how hard it can be to sell your art in the real world that is one reason you might what to try to sell your art online. A few years ago I decided to start selling my art online and I’m glad I did. Now, I’m not getting rich doing this, but I have made more sells online than I ever did in the real world. Plus I don’t have schlep my artwork from…

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Phillips County Art Show set March 25-28 in Holyoke

Phillips County Art Show set March 25-28 in Holyoke

The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 25, through Sunday, March 28 at the Holyoke High School Commons, 545 E. Hale Street. The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebraska. This is the eighth year the art show is being sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council. Area artists, from beginners to professionals, and students are encouraged to enter their work. A collection of the work of local artist Jessie Scott…

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Spate of Graffiti Sprayings in Lakewood

Spate of Graffiti Sprayings in Lakewood

Several incidences of spray-painted graffiti in Lakewood, NJ, have residents on alert, though, sources say, the graffiti does not appear to gang-related or targeted at any specific group, but rather simple vandalism. Graffiti is not a new phenomenon in Lakewood, where anti-Semitic writing has shown up in various neighborhoods, including Coventry Square, over the last few years. In the more recent incidents, a new house on Ridge Avenue, at New York Avenue, was blatantly sprayed up in an act of…

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