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FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

Since its birth, the United States has valued certain demographics over others. The resulting systemic biases continue to color the fabric of our society. In the United States, the deeply rooted belief that we are not all created equal affects politics, the legal system, educational opportunities, housing, access to healthcare[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Journey of the Modern Artist

FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Journey of the Modern Artist

It is often a lonely endeavor for artists, even those who have college degrees, to map a successful journey through the art industry. This is the result of art departments facilitating art practices without producing viable workers; of archaic perspectives that do not classify many art practices as work; and[Read More…]

by August 7, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
FRAME OF REFERENCE: Art at Work

FRAME OF REFERENCE: Art at Work

Home caregivers, fast food workers and adjunct faculty work all in multibillion-dollar industries yet struggle for livable wages and fair labor practices. Artists are no exception. The arts are affected by the vulnerability, instability and elitism in the economy as defined and measured by current econometrics. Artists must often work[Read More…]

by July 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

Prior to the 19th century, to study the arts was akin to acquiring a vocation. The novice trained with a master and, over years, evolved from apprentice to journeyman to master in his or her own right. This vocational practice, known as the atelier system, plunged beginners into the practice[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
VIEWPOINT: Prioritize American Art and Soul

VIEWPOINT: Prioritize American Art and Soul

In 1965, the U.S. Congress established the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Besides funding arts and humanities projects, the agencies support art education, international cooperative initiatives and research. However, both agencies have regularly faced criticism and threats of demise. Trump’s current cost-cutting budget[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top