Curtain call for LTCC theater department

Published: October 20, 2016, by Lake Tahoe News & written by Kathryn Reed - To be, or not to be, that is the question regarding Lake Tahoe Community College’s Theater Arts Department.  Only it won’t be Hamlet answering the question.  Ultimately it will be up to the board of education to decide if the department is disbanded, which is the recommendation of staff. On Oct. 18, Susan Boulanger, who has run the department since 2009, was told of the likely demise of her department.  She doesn’t know if she can fight it, or if she would even try.  The rawness of the announcement was still ...

Clarion Alley Mural Project’s Decades of Dissident Artwork Now Online

By Sarah Hotchkiss or KQED Arts,  June 15, 2016 - (sorry this is so late... lost it in my stacks!)  Twenty-four years after its founding, the Mission’s Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), a community-based arts space occupying the walls along a 560-foot-long alley between 17th and 18th Streets and Mission and Valencia Streets in San Francisco’s Mission district, unveiled its first website on Wednesday. The launch of the comprehensive online archive comes with the news of CAMP’s decision to become a nonprofit organization to better support artists’ intellectual property rights and disse...

Olympian Jamie Anderson disappointed with lack of female representation in Champions Plaza statue

Published Sep 30, 2016, in Tahoe Daily Tribune - The prototype of a large bronze statue commissioned for South Lake Tahoe’s Champions Plaza in celebration of local athletes has sparked a discussion on gender representation. At the Sept. 20 city council meeting, artist Gareth Curtiss presented the clay prototype of the statue he created, featuring three male figures emerging from flames and reaching for a ring above them. “My concept is a statue that represents the elements of competition. The figures themselves are like tongues of flames that are leaping up in the air after the ring,” Curti...

Italian Camorra inquiry recovers Van Goghs 14 years after infamous heist

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome and Gordon Darroch in Amsterdam Friday 30 September 2016 10.59 EDT Paintings stolen from Amsterdam museum have been recovered from house in stronghold of crime syndicate near Naples.  Two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen from a museum in Amsterdam more than a decade ago have been recovered by Italian law enforcement authorities in Naples after an investigation targeting a powerful organised crime syndicate involved in the cocaine trade. The paintings, View of the Sea at Scheveningen, painted in 1882, and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church ...

The Brutality of Little Bighorn, as Seen by Someone Who Was There

By Allison Meier for HYPERALLERGIC on Sep 5, 2016 - TULSA, Okla. — Decades after the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, Stephen Standing Bear, who participated in the tumultuous engagement, recalled its chaos: “I could see Indians charging all around me. Then I could see the soldiers and Indians all mixed up and there were so many guns going off that I couldn’t hear them.” He also illustrated the battlefield as he saw it in large-scale muslin pictographs, with the largest surviving example currently on view in First Person: Remembering Little Bighorn at the Philbrook Museum of Art’s downtow...

The Plight of the Overworked Nonprofit Employee

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For the Atlantic by Jonathan Timm Aug 24, 2016 - Earlier this year, at the encouragement of President Obama, the Department of Labor finalized the most significant update to the federal rules on overtime in decades. The new rules will more than double the salary threshold for guaranteed overtime pay, from about $23,000 to $47,476. Once the rules go into effect this December, millions of employees who make less than that will be guaranteed overtime pay under the law when they work more than 40 hours a week. Unsurprisingly, some business lobbies and conservatives disparaged the rule as und...

Why Is Art Expensive?

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Pub'd in Priceonomics Sep '15 by Alex Mayyasi - In 1996, an art dealer named Glafira Rosales approached Ann Freedman, the president of New York’s Knoedler Gallery, which sold artwork to wealthy collectors for over 150 years. Rosales offered to sell Knoedler paintings by masters like Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning at bargain prices—under one million dollars each.  She told Freedman that an anonymous collector—a family friend—inherited the paintings and recently rediscovered them. For over a decade, the gallery resold the pieces for millions and stored its files on the acqu...

Week-Long Mural Festival Comes To Sacramento + audio on CPRadio

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Published on Capital Public Radio by Beth Ruyak on Aug 15, 2016 | Sacramento, CA - For a little over a week artists from Sacramento and around the world are taking over walls in alleys and on streets and transforming boring concrete structures into works of art. More than a dozen murals will be painted in the Midtown and Downtown areas from August 20 to 28 – the event will also host tours, lectures and conversations about public art and design. We'll sit down with festival co-curator Cheryl Holben to discuss the festival's origin and purpose. We'll also speak with participating business own...