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Master Visual Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Delivers Symbolic Spiral Steel Sculpture to Jamaica During the Pandemic

PALM DESERT, Calif., July 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When master visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes was first appointed to create an outdoor stainless-steel sculpture for the Kingston Restoration Walking Museum Project in Jamaica, it was before Covid. The project, sponsored by the Kingston Restoration Company and the Duke Street Refurbishing Project and funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund was a heartfelt assignment for Hoyes, a native of Jamaica and longtime resident of California.

Museum of Sex Presents ‘Erotic Content & the Mainstream, 1960 till Today’

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Museum of Sex (MoSex) proudly announces details about its summer exhibition, “Erotic Content & the Mainstream 1960 till Today.” This exhibition, a presentation of media examining how erotic content has permeated mainstream culture since the 1960s, will be on view at the Museum of Sex (233 Fifth Avenue) starting June 4, 2021.

London Company Building Digital Ecosystem for Creators in Sub-Sahara Africa

LONDON, U.K., May 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pioneering London-based ForeMedia Group Plc (an international company well known for its top-rated extensive media and entertainment operations in Nigeria and United Kingdom, along with delivering Afro-centric media and entertainment to audiences worldwide), is delighted to announce that it is building the first digital ecosystem for talented entertainment creators in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cicada Brood X Captured in Copper as Jewelry and Art

NORTH BETHESDA, Md., May 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maryland-based Nature’s Creations artists are freezing moments from nature that occur once every 17 years by covering the shell casings and the remains of full formed brood X cicadas in copper. These fascinating detailed treasures are all one-of-a kind since the actual cicada specimens are still intact inside.

The NFT Art Market Just Got Safer and Faster – VR-All-Art Integrates Solana Blockchain to Develop New Protocol

ZUG, Switzerland, May 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VR-All-Art, one of the leading platforms for exhibiting and acquiring art in virtual reality, today announced an integration with the Solana blockchain. The adoption of a blockchain infrastructure for virtual exhibitions is meant to ease art trade in virtual reality while bringing liquidity and regulation to the growing NFT art market.

Activist and Ganjapreneur Ed ‘NJWeedman’ Forchion Promotes ‘Puff & Paint’ Cannabis Creativity at The Joint of Miami

MIAMI, Fla., May 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legendary marijuana activist and ganjapreneur Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion is continuing his legacy of promoting ‘puff and paint’ cannabis creativity. The opening of his new marijuana lounge in Miami, The Joint of Miami in the Wynwood Art District, will be an extension of his legacy in support of ‘pot art.’

‘GROUNDED’ opens at the SLEEPCENTER Gallery

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization and The Espejo Organization for the Arts are pleased to present “GROUNDED,” an art exhibition juried by award-winning visual artist Mensur Bojda that will be hosted at the SLEEPCENTER Gallery from May 10th to May 20, 2021.

Gund Gallery Presents ‘The Art of Trees,’ an Exhibition Inviting New Dialogue about Our Relationship to Our Environment

GAMBIER, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College is pleased to announce “The Art of Trees,” an exhibition on view at the Gund from January 22 – April 11, 2021. “The Art of Trees” reveals the many resonances, forms, and relationships of trees.

Museum of Sex Presents BAD: Betty A. Dodson, A Tribute

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Museum of Sex (MoSex) proudly announces details about its winter exhibition, “BAD: Betty A. Dodson & the Liberation of Masturbation, A Tribute”. This exhibition, the first museum retrospective devoted to Dodson’s nearly 70-year career as an artist and educator, will be on view at the Museum of Sex (233 Fifth Avenue) starting December 14, 2020.

#2020EyesColorado Youth Art Contest Winners Announced

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2020 Eyes Colorado and the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) announce the winners of the #2020EyesColorado First Annual Youth Art Contest. Students grades 1-12 were invited to submit 2D artwork while reflecting on the value of their eyesight through the theme, A Beautiful Sight. The goal of the competition was to engage Colorado students in understanding the value of their eyes and their own eye health.

‘Lest We Forget’ Art Show Looks Back at Four Years of the Trump Administration

PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix, Arizona artist Bob Diercksmeier announced today that his art exhibition “Lest We Forget” will remain online through November 3, 2020. The show features 13 works created in 2020, all relating to events before and during the Trump Presidential administration since 2016.

The American Friends of Capodimonte announce new Senior Fellow, Board Member and opening of 2021 Fellowship application

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is with great pleasure that American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the appointment of Dr. Claire Van Cleave as the AFC Senior Fellow at the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy. The AFC’s unique mission places an American scholar directly inside the staff of an important Italian museum.

Our Lady of Palestine Startup to Support Holy Land Artisans and The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. and BELOIT, Wis., Sept. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Our Lady of Palestine, a not for profit webstore, signs an exclusive international distribution agreement with Blest Art, Inc., a religious goods company of Beloit, Wisconsin, to sell handicraft products from the Holy Land originating from the Palestinian Territory and Israel.

Designer and TV Personality Cary Weldy Launches New Book: ‘The Power of Tattoos’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his groundbreaking new book, Cary Weldy discusses how the science of art – including the lines, shapes, colors, patterns, and symbology in a single tattoo or art piece on the wall – dramatically changes one’s life experience.

Nature Photography Fights Impacts of Stress, Stay at Home Order, Too Much Tech

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founded by Uber alums Jason and Diana Liles, New American Fine Art aims to bring the restorative qualities of the great outdoors to overworked employees and cooped up quarantiners around the globe. The online photography gallery – launching Aug. 24, 2020 – will feature ultra-high-resolution images captured on their year-long sabbatical from the fast-paced tech world.

‘Return’ Sculpture Captures the Fear and Strength in Returning to Our Lives During the Pandemic

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new “Return” sculpture, by Arizona artist Sean T French, captures the fear and strength in returning to our lives during this crisis. Instead of the creatures French often creates this piece depicts a contemporary human wearing armor that is both metaphorical and literal in reference to our wearing masks.

American Artist Mateo Blanco Creates a Portrayal of the American Flag Made from His Clothing

ORLANDO, Fla., July 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As our country faces a pandemic and signs of a nation divided, the need for hope and happiness is greater than ever before. Renowned artist and proud American Mateo Blanco has seen these signs and is making a stand for unity through his art.

George Floyd Memorial Bust Released for 3D Printing by Sculptors Daniel and Rodman Edwards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A memorial bust of George Floyd will be available to everyone supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests all over the globe. The George Floyd memorial bust 3D printing file is available for free at Sketchfab and is a presentation of love from the sculptors to the Floyd family and protesters at large, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Images of an Artist’s Performance from One Month Before the Pandemic Become Increasingly Relevant as Places Re-open and Fates Unfold

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An American artist, Ayzay Ukwuoma, presents new images from an art performance he had done less than one month before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s practice of social distancing, currently makes the performance impossible to do.

Casa Romantica Shares the Beauty of Place in New Exhibit at John Wayne Airport

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, celebrated the opening of its new exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport on Saturday, February 8.

Jack Rabbit Gallery Unleashes ‘Texas Heat Wave,’ Featuring the Lone Star State’s Hottest Artists

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February 1, Jack Rabbit Gallery will unleash “Texas Heat Wave,” an art exhibition featuring a select group of exceptional artists from the State of Texas. An opening reception will be hosted by Jack Rabbit Gallery from 6-9 p.m., February 1, 2020, and the collection will remain on view through Feb. 26.

Casita Maria Celebrates Garifuna Culture with Gallery Exhibition and Public Programming

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. are delighted to announce Garifuna Intangible Heritage, an exhibition celebrating the cultural expression of the Garifuna people of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States. The art gallery exhibition and related public programs comprise the Winter season of ¡CelebrARTE!, Casita Maria’s South Bronx arts and culture series.

Solo Exhibition of Professor Yuhua Shouzhi Wang, International Preeminent Artist of First Class Standing, Amazes Art World at Palais du Louvre

PARIS, France, Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Xingyi Gu, Professor of Guangzhou University School of Humanities announced that Professor Yuhua Shouzhi Wang’s solo art exhibition “Seeing Two Worlds in One Flower” was held at Palais du Louvre in Paris between October 10 and 12. Professor Yuhua Shouzhi Wang is a world-renowned painter.

‘Treasure Trove’ From Italy’s ‘Most Underrated Museum’ Travels to The United States for the First Time

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is with great pleasure that the American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the first U.S. traveling exhibition of 40 Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, most of which have never been viewed by an American audience, from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy; the royal palace built in 1738 by Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples and Sicily (later King Charles III of Spain).

Emily Silver’s ‘On the Mojave Road’ opens at the Desert Light Gallery – Sept. 6 to Dec. 31, 2019

KELSO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Desert Light Gallery, located at the Mojave National Preserve’s Kelso Depot Visitors Center presents “On the Mojave Road,” a solo exhibit of paintings in watercolor on paper by nationally celebrated painter and National Park Service Artist in Residence, Emily Silver. The Visitors Center is at 90942 Kelso Cima Rd, Kelso, CA 92309 and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – Monday.

Exploring Black and Afro-Latinx female identity with RESPECT: gallery exhibition, workshops, and discussions

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is delighted to announce the opening of “RESPECT,” an exhibition celebrating Black and Afro-Latinx womanhood. The art gallery exhibition and related public programs comprise the Fall season of “CelebrARTE,” Casita Maria’s arts and culture event series celebrating the South Bronx community and the art it has inspired.

Chester Charter Scholars Academy, FKA The Chester Charter School for the Arts, will graduate its first-ever senior class

CHESTER, Pa., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chester Charter Scholars Academy (CCSA) to Graduate 100% of First-Ever Senior Class, June 10, 2019, 1 p.m., Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College (by invitation only).

SoHo Gallery Cafe Seeks to Create Inclusive, Welcoming Community for NYC, International Artists

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new art-inspired cafe is taking residence in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. By Name, a multi-purpose space located at 324 Bowery, is opening on June 5, 2019 with the goal of creating a contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists contributing to the vibrancy of New York and beyond.

Nashville-based Otherworld Encounter returns for an encore exhibit at the Nashville Fairgrounds

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Otherworld Encounter will bring their 10,000 square foot immersive art experience back to the Nashville Fairgrounds for a limited engagement July 5-21, 2019. A team of 13 Nashville-based artists designed, developed and operated the exhibit for its debut this past winter.

Art and Antiques Lovers Find Bonanza at Event in Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ore., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bonanza Art Antiques & Gourmet Expo is coming to the Pendleton Convention Center on June 7 and 8, 2019. This inaugural event will feature an eclectic mix of artists, antique and vintage dealers, small gourmet food producers, and offer tastes from several Oregon wineries, breweries and other craft beverage houses.

US-based Artist Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang Art Exhibition in Shanghai Exhibition Center Sends Shock Waves Through the Art World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and SHANGHAI, May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The art of Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang is sending shockwaves through the art world. Her art exhibition opened ceremoniously in the Shanghai Exhibition Center, organized by the Shanghai International Cultural Exchange Association Gallery, and co-organized by Shanghai Xu Beihong Art Research Club, Shanghai University International Exchange Art Center, and Rare Art Inc. of U.S.A.

Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang Art Exhibition Opens at the Shanghai Exhibition Center

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and SHANGHAI, May 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On May 18, 2019, Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang Art Exhibition opened ceremoniously in Shanghai Exhibition Center. The exhibition is organized by the Shanghai International Cultural Exchange Association Gallery, and co-organized by Shanghai Xu Beihong Art Research Club, Shanghai University International Exchange Art Center, and Rare Art Inc. of U.S.A.

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present ‘Tipping Point: Art at the Edge’ by Ruth Bauer Neustadter

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ceres Gallery is pleased to present “Tipping Point: Art at the Edge” by Ruth Bauer Neustadter, from May 28 to June 22, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Celebrating Culture in Annual South Bronx Festival

BRONX, N.Y., May 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education, and Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr., are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2019: retroACTIVO. The festival will last from May 24 to June 29, and will include multiple family-friendly events throughout the South Bronx, presented in partnership with community-based organizations, art institutions, health providers, and city agencies.

Lady Pink and Casita Maria Create Mural Celebrating Hunts Point Pride

BRONX, N.Y., April 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education and Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr. are proud to present a new mural by The First Lady of Graffiti, Lady Pink. We are excited to announce that she will paint the next mural on the facade of Casita Maria, located at 928 Simpson Street, Bronx, NY! She’ll be painting May 11, 12, and 19, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (contact Luis Pagan directly for rain dates).

Music and Art Come to Life! Asia America Symphony Association and Ryman Arts Present ‘Music On Canvas’ Performed to Gershwin’s ‘An American In Paris’

TORRANCE, Calif., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY (AAYS) will premiere its first ever, “Music On Canvas.” DAVID BENOIT, Music Director and Conductor, will lead the prestigious AAYS in a performance of Gershwin’s classic “An American In Paris” while young artists from RYMAN ARTS create inspired artworks live on stage to the music.

Bank of Southern California NA Extends Loan Facility to NTC Foundation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announced today that it has extended a loan facility to the NTC Foundation, a San Diego-based non-profit organization focused on creating a destination for arts and culture at the former Naval Training Center in San Diego.

Mixed Media Art Exhibit Captivates Mojave National Preserve Visitors – ‘Earth Through Time’

KELSO, Calif., March 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mojave National Preserve is presenting “Earth Through Time: Providence Mountains and the Mojave National Preserve,” a solo, mixed media exhibition of paintings, etchings and installation art at the Desert Light Gallery, Kelso Visitors Center, by nationally celebrated National Park Service Artist in Residence, Britney Penouilh.

Art of Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang Sold at Top Price in Spring Auction

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Art Museum of America (IAMA) in San Francisco today announced that on March 18, 2019, the painting “Pomegranates in a Bamboo Basket” by Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang was sold at the exceptional price of US$1.27 million during the spring auction at Gianguan Auctions in New York. Dr. Wang has been recognized by the New York Academy of Art as an international first-class artist.

Second Annual Young Artist Showcase at Casita Maria in NYC: Bambula Re-remember

BRONX, N.Y., March 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education is proud to present Bambula / Re-remember, our 2nd Annual Young Artist Showcase! This multidisciplinary exhibition will include art created by participants in Casita Maria’s after-school arts education program during the 2018 – 2019 academic year.