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Great Show!

Congratulations to all the artists who exhibited for – Kinship and the Politics of Healthcare at Puerta’s Gallery. Thought-provoking artwork and great conversations made the show an amazing success. We opened on Third Friday and closed on First Friday.

Artists included: David Brady, Lisa Godo, Kimberly Marie Jack, Katheryn Lorimor, Susan Norton-Scott, Pam O’Neil, Carolyn Sechler, Dorri Thyden, Karen Wilson, Jeffrey Robinson.

Kinship and the Politics of Healthcare Show

Join us on Friday, November 16, 2018 for the opening reception for the group show – Kinship and the Politics of Healthcare. Come meet local artists and see amazing works from: David Brady, Lisa Godo, Kimberly Marie Jack, Katheryn Lorimor, Susan Norton-Scott, Pam O’Neil, Carolyn Sechler, Dorri Thyden, and Karen Wilson.

Puerta’s Gallery
1619 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Can Artificial Intelligence Create Real Emotion?

Interesting debate. Is it art?

 

Painting sells for $432,500. The artist? An algorithm

It’s been called “horrible art,” a blurry portrait with a subject whose eyes are comparable to those of Frosty the Snowman — but that didn’t stop “The Portrait of Edmond Belamy” from fetching 43 times its expected price at Christie’s auction house when it went on the block last week.

The controversial canvas, which sold for $432,500, is believed to be the first auctioned work of art created using artificial intelligence. Read the full story HERE.

Political Ads I Like

Yes! We need to be more creative and interesting in our messaging.

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Political art set to sweep billboards across 50 US states ahead of 2018 midterms

Residents of Pearl, Mississippi, were surprised to see a “Make America Great Again” billboard appear on a roadside in November 2016. The slogan may have been familiar in the staunchly Republican city, but on this occasion it was printed in block letters over an iconic photograph from the civil rights era.

The original image (“Two Minute Warning” by photographer Spider Martin) shows the standoff between policemen and black protestors — including the civil rights leaders John Lewis and Hosea Williams — during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March. Moments after it was taken, a number of the demonstrators were brutally beaten by police.
The controversial billboard was the work of For Freedoms, an organization using art to promote democratic participation.
Read the full story HERE.

Resist & Persist!

No matter what the medium or outlet – we live in a democracy and need to speak up in whatever voice we have. Most importantly, we all need to vote. This is a great article about the history of art and resistance.

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Trump’s MAGA, Obama’s ‘Hope’ and the power of political and protest art

August 10, 2018 03:48 PM