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Apr 7, 2015 to Apr 28, 2015 at North Valley Senior CenterBeginning Adult Drawing Classes at the Albuquerque North Valley Senior Center Begin April 7th, 2015 through the April 28th, 2015. Register online here or call the Senior Center and Register at the front desk. Address: 3825 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 Phone:(505) 761-4025
No Experience Necessary, Sign up even if you can only draw stick figures.
Elaine Cimino, who taught college drawing and painting for 20 years, is offering drawinglessons to senior center members 50+ adults.Learn how draw using the chiaroscuro “3D” techniques Use of pencil, ink, and charcoal Brush up on value, composition and formal elements of design and art Apply to various mediums and genres using still life and landscape photos. The supplies included
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Happy Holidays From Elaine Cimino Studios!
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I am posting the biography for Richter that is on his website along with links, one of which is the link to the 250 abstract and portrait watercolors Richter has created. It is my hope that my students view his works to see the great body of work that he has cultivated over his life. i am a fan of his work and only hope I have the opportunity to view his work once again.
His current exhibtion, “Seven Works” at the Portland Museum is closing Spetember 9th 2012.
An important group of paintings from the Gray Series by this post-World War II German artist, Richter positions painting as a formally reductive and sensuously rich experience through these groundbreaking works from the late 1960s to mid-1970s. — Curated by Bruce Guenther, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
“I blur things to make everything equally important and equally unimportant. I blur things so that they do not look artistic or craftsmanlike but technological, smooth and perfect. I blur things to make all the parts a closer fit. Perhaps I also blur out the excess of unimportant information.” Gerhard Richter
Richter in the 21st Century: Real and Tangible Accomplishments
“Well, after this century of grand proclamations and terrible illusions, I hope for an era in which real and tangible accomplishments, and not grand proclamations, are the only things that count.”1 → Read more
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See the www.borntodraw.com website Let me know how we might be able to create a space where we can roll out the Born to Draw® art curriculum.Universal Concern that Creativity is Suffering at Work and School
SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 23, 2012 — New research reveals a global creativity gap in five of the world’s largest economies, according to the Adobe® (Nasdaq:ADBE) State of Create global benchmark study. The research shows 8 in 10 people feel that unlocking creativity is critical to economic growth and nearly two-thirds of respondents feel creativity is valuable to society, yet a striking minority – only 1 in 4 people – believe they are living up to their own creative potential.
Interviews of 5,000 adults across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan expose surprising attitudes and beliefs about creativity, providing new insights into the role of creativity in business, education and society overall.
Workplace Creativity Gap The study reveals a workplace creativity gap, where 75% of respondents said they are under growing pressure to be productive rather than creative, despite the fact that they are increasingly expected to think creatively on the job. Across all of the countries surveyed, people said they spend only 25% of their time at work creating. Lack of time is seen as the biggest barrier to creativity (47% globally, 52% in United States).
Education Concerns More than half of those surveyed feel that creativity is being stifled by their education systems, and many believe creativity is taken for granted (52% globally, 70% in the United States).
“One of the myths of creativity is that very few people are really creative,” said Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. “The truth is that everyone has great capacities but not everyone develops them. One of the problems is that too often our educational systems don’t enable students to develop their natural creative powers. Instead, they promote uniformity and standardization. The result is that we’re draining people of their creative possibilities and, as this study reveals, producing a workforce that’s conditioned to prioritize conformity over creativity.”
Creativity Rating: Japan Ranked Most Creative The study sheds light on different cultural attitudes toward creativity. Japan ranked highest in the global tally as the most creative country while, conversely, Japanese citizens largely do not see themselves as creative. Globally, Tokyo ranked as the most creative city – except among Japanese – with New York ranking second. Outside of Japan, national pride in each country is evident, with residents of the United Kingdom, Germany and France ranking their own countries and cities next in line after Japan.
The United States ranked globally as the second most creative nation among the countries surveyed, except in the eyes of Americans, who see themselves as the most creative. Yet Americans also expressed the greatest sense of urgency and concern that they are not living up to their creative potential (United States at 82%, vs. the lowest level of concern in Germany at 64%).
Generational and gender differences are marginal, reinforcing the idea that everyone has the potential to create. Women ranked only slightly higher than men when asked if they self-identified as creative and whether they were tapping their own creative potential.
Four in 10 people believe that they do not have the tools or access to tools to create. Creative tools are perceived as the biggest driver to increase creativity (65% globally, 76% in the United States), and technology is recognized for its ability to help individuals overcome creative limitations (58% globally, 60% in the United States) and provide inspiration (53% globally, 62% in the United States).
About the Adobe State of Create Study The study was produced by research firm StrategyOne and conducted as an online survey among a total of 5,000 adults, 18 years or older, 1,000 each in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan. Interviewing took place from March 30 to April 9. The data set for each country is nationally representative of the population of that country.
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New show promotes an “inglorious tradition of glorifying war and armed violence”
OTTAWA – August 13 – Nine Nobel Peace Laureates today issued an open letter to the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, as well as General Wesley Clark and others involved in the new “reality” show premiering tonight on NBC—“Stars Earn Stripes”—calling on them to walk away from the show immediately.
In the letter, the Laureates—who include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams and President Oscar Arias Sanchez—note that “war isn’t entertainment” and challenge NBC’s promotional line that that such a television program would be “pay[ing] homage to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our first-line responder services.”
The Laureates say that the program pays homage to no one and is “a massive disservice to those who live and die in armed conflict and suffer its consequences long after the guns of war fall silent.” → Read more
LOS ANGELES — The rock was the star as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art pulled the covers off artist Michael Heizer’s latest creation — a 340-ton boulder positioned to appear as though it’s floating in midair.
About a thousand people showed up under sunny skies in Los Angeles as the gigantic work titled “Levitated Mass” was unveiled Sunday on LACMA’s backyard, where it is intended to remain forever.
Its centerpiece is the two-story-tall chunk of granite that was hauled 105 miles from a Riverside rock quarry earlier this year. Since then, the rock has been carefully positioned above a 465-foot-long trench that museum visitors can stroll. → Read more
http://www.seanse.no/default.aspx?menu=180&id=153THE WORLD´S FIRST INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ARTIST CONFERENCE SEANSE ART CENTER is proud to present the first international conference to focus on TEACHING ARTISTRY. We invite artists, arts educators, administrators and interested professionals from all over the world to join us for an unprecedented three days of inquiry into this worldwide phenomenon, this rich opportunity, this growing trend. WITH: ERIC BOOTH (USA), ANNA CUTLER(UNITED KINGDOM), GIGI ANTONI (USA), GRACE GACHOCHA (TANZANIA), AMANDINA LIHAMBA (TANZANIA), HILARY EASTON (USA), SARAH JOHNSON (USA), JUAN FELIPE MOLANO (COLOMBIA), JUAN ANTONIO CUELLAR (COLOMBIA), MARIT MOLTU (NORWAY), ANNE BAMFORD (UNITED KINGDOM), BRAD HASEMAN (AUSTRALIA), JOHANNES JONER (NORWAY) AND MARIT ULVUND (NORWAY) The conference will take place at: The House of Literature August 29 -31, 2012 Oslo, Norway → Read more
Come learn about the artist within you.
Elaine Cimino will be speaking about the the Born to Draw Children’s and Adult Drawing Program, as part of the Spirit, Mind and Body Month Series program at the HB Horn YMCA 4901 Indian School Rd. NE March 14th 2012 at 6 PM
Come listen, learn and experience the Born to Draw program. Children, Parents, Teachers all adults are invited.
For more information visit the website at www.elaineciminostudios.com or www.BorntoDraw.com
or call 505 604-9772