Starting April in an art-full way

Did you attend the First Friday Art Walk or some other arts event this past week? Please share your reflections.

Teamwork key to Gorgeous Washington success

Sometimes, even the folks who specialize in communication need to hear about the importance of communicating.

Communication and collaboration among members have been key to the success of the Gorgeous Washington Street Association, GWSA Chairman Rob Wandell said Tuesday (March 16) at the monthly meeting of the Communications Association of the Southern Tier, an organization of photographers, writers, marketing and public relations professionals, graphic designers and others in the communications field. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orazio Salati: “You, Too, Can Be An Art Critic”

Salati, Artist & Gallery Owner

There are professional critics who write reviews about movies, plays, books, art exhibitions, music, etc. These critics describe their responses to a variety of art forms and they give you an assessment of their merit. You may not always agree with their opinions because your criteria or standards of judgment may be very different from these professional critics.

When you hear the word criticism, you might think it is something negative. Not true.  A criticism can be a positive statement. Art criticism is not difficult.  It can be rather a lot of fun. At least it can make the study of art less mysterious and complicated, and more logical. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are you starting 2010 in an art-full way?

Did you brave the snow for First Night? How about for the first First Friday of 2010? And what’s coming up for you? How are you warding off the January doldrums — in an art-filled way, of course?