“ROC” by Photographer Carlos Jaramillo

Los Angeles-based visual artist Carlos Jaramillo’s recently published zine, “ROC,” marks a creative rebirth of sorts. After a two-year creative slump, stemming originally from a cancer diagnosis and followed by the pandemic, Jaramillo picked up his camera again in early 2020. Living in Rockaway Beach at the time—a small peninsula on the edge of New York City—”ROC” is a visual expression of his emotional experience during the beginning of quarantine.   “Everything felt so dark and hazy, and picking up a camera for the first time again allowed me to reflect…

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An Interactive Mural Project About Mental Health – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Pixel Moments launches today and we’re very excited to be involved as a community partner! The project is an interactive photo-mosaic mural that aims to raise awareness about mental health and raise funds in support of St Paul’s Hospital Foundation. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness by age 40. Our job was to help the team find an artist to respond to the theme of mental health and create a mural at the corner of Granville and…

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A Monumental Collection of Slouching Figures Considers the Effects of Aging on the Body

 Art #aging #body #felt #sculpture #thread February 1, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art Nicole Havekost describes her towering figures as exhibiting the contradiction of “sublime embarrassment… Bodies are magical and glorious and gross and bewildering. Bodies are civilized and feral.” Through hand-sewn sculptures, the Rochester-based artist explores the ways aging affects peoples’ figures and the emotional process of adjusting to a new reality. She stitches large anthropomorphic works from industrial felt, shaping bodies that are bulging and covered with knots and uneven…

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RISD Continuing Education Announces 140+ Online Courses This Spring

 #sponsor February 1, 2021 Colossal by RISD CE student Christian Heidsieck Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education is excited to announce more than 140 online courses for adults and teens this spring—including RISD’s Advanced Program for High School Students. RISD CE Certificate Programs are now being offered 100% online. Continuing Education students can take online classes from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. Courses are taught by professional artists, designers, and makers, and RISD CE is open admission—everyone is welcome. Students can enroll…

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