Art in the News
Read the latest arts news
Last month, First Lady Michelle Obama was recognized by Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. on The Huffington Post Blog for her positively influencing education in 2014.
Recently, there has been a lot of positive news for the addition of the Arts to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational discussion. What’s most notable is that the STEAM (STEM plus Arts) movement is not only taking hold in pockets throughout the United states, but widely across the country and even internationally.
The recently introduced Ohio House Bill 666 would provide Ohio artists an income tax credit on profits that they make from selling their work within a designated arts and entertainment district. “Movies are a form of art … be it the script, be it the act or the entire production,” Stinziano told The Lantern, referencing a tax credit that’s currently in place to incentivize film productions in Ohio.
The International Art Materials Association (NAMTA) recently released their third edition of the Artists and Art Materials Study in 2015. This survey covers both the United States and Canadian arts markets and includes the results of authoritative surveys of more than 6,000 active artists and specialty art materials retailers. It serves as a summary of market size and trends.
Artist Mary Ellen Carroll unveiled her work Public Utility 2.0 as part of “Prospect.3: Notes for Now,” an international art biennial taking place in New Orleans until January 25th. The project “aspires to nothing less than a reshaping of the policies and technology we use for wireless communication” by exploring the use of empty bandwidth dubbed by the Federal Communications Commission as Super Wi-Fi.
Ceramic artist Paul Cummins commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war there with 888,246 ceramic red poppies gradually planted until November 11. More than 5 million people have visited the 4-month long art installation at the Tower of London which represents the 888,246 British or colonial lives lost during the First World War.
Property Management Insider recently ranked downtown Indianapolis 8th in the nation’s busiest submarkets. The article features the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a $63 million world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects the city’s 6 cultural districts. The trail delivers users to every significant arts, cultural, heritage, sports, and an entertainment venue downtown.
In 2014, South Carolina ratified legislation for the creation of cultural districts, and it was signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley. The legislation authorizes the S.C. Arts Commission to grant official state designation to cultural districts. The goals of this program are the following:
Arts Education supporters gathered today at the Department of Education to celebrate the unveiling of the National PTA Reflections program annual exhibit.
Last year, American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University announced the creation of the Excellence in Theatre Education Award. Nominations are now open for the inaugural recognition.