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Bead Town

PRESENTED ON MAY 08, 2014
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 12

Stephan Wanger is a self-taught artist who channels his creative energy into assembling dazzling mosaics using recycled Mardi Gras beads. Working in a photo-realistic style, Stephan recreates iconic Louisiana images to make the innate beauty and unique culture of this area available to the world. He works to inspire Louisiana citizens of all ages to recycle and to create. This labor of love is called Bead Town. Check out some of his work at Galeria Alegria.

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Reconstruction of a Castle

BY JAROMÍR KROČÁK
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

Czech architect Jaromír Kročák talks about the reconstruction of a gothic castle in Soběslav. The project was awarded the Grand Prix of Architects 2011 – National Prize for Architecture, in the category of reconstruction. (in Czech)

 
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Taking the Arts to the Streets

BY TEDDY ECK
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Teddy Eck, a graduate student working in art education, talks about ArtsMemphis, and its various programs for supporting art and arts education in Memphis, and the importance of non-profit arts programs and events in Memphis.

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Small Town Influence

BY RÔMULO CASTILHO
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2011

What is it that influences a designer? The Arts? Movies? Music? Oddly enough, designer Rômulo Castilho explains how his little town and politics in general ended up having a strong influence on his work. 

 

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Williamsburg Arts District

BY MICHELLE DEWITT
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2014

The City of Williamsburg is quickly emerging as an arts destination, along with its two major draws of history and education (not to mention a nearby theme park). The economic development director for the city, Michele DeWitt, gives us all the W's of Williamsburg's newly created Arts District (except perhaps for who is NinjArt?).

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reframing and recycling our histories through art

BY KILOLO LUCKETT
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Cultural producer and curator Kilolo Luckett presents on the topic of "reframing and recycling our histories through art"! 

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Arts Works

BY TESS LANDON
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Tess Landon speaks about incarceration and the impact art education and rehabilitation has on re-arrest rates once prisoners are released.

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A life Illuminated by the Arts

BY PAUL MOW
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

A life Illuminated by the Arts - Paul Mow is currently the Theatre and Choral Coordinator on staff at Lake Michigan College as well as the Artistic Director and founder of the new The GhostLight Theatre right here in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Paul was a professional opera singer at the New York City Opera from 2001-2006, and has won a multitude of performance awards for his tenor voice and also recorded his solo Brahms album on the Lyrichord label in 2007 live in New York City's Town Hall.

 

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Where Arts, Education, & Community Harmonize

BY MIKE GUARINO
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 12, 2018

Mike Guarino shares the story of the Snow Pond Arts Academy. 

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Teaching the Arts: Fashion Edition

BY LINDSAY GUSTAFSON
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Lindsay Gustafson has taught art for 17 years at Kettering Middle School. Besides a passion for teaching the arts, she loves her hubby, seeing live music, travelling and playing lots of tennis.