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Art Life: Part One

Every city is full of those little artistic gestures, those flourishes made – sometimes deliberately, often not – by people who take the time to do things a little differently.I think they are too often overlooked – and I find them inspiring. Not as high art of course, but possibly inspiring for architects or designers looking for ways to inject
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Is Art Replacing Religion?

Are art galleries and museums the new churches? What is the relationship between art and faith? Does art that can inspire us to that degree even still exist? The Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. Image: artblat.com Emily Carr, Wind in the Tree Tops, c. 1936-1939. Image: heffel.com I was marveling with a friend the other day at how in the
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News: Jean Nouvel to Design Serpentine Pavilion

The pavilion, which will sit on the lawn of London’s Serpentine Gallery from 5 July – 20 October 2010, is to be designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. The pavilion will bright red! Jean Nouvel and his work. Image: defpoints.com The building consists of bold geometric forms, large retractable awnings and a freestanding wall that climbs 12m above the
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VoCA Loves GG Michaëlle Jean: Connecting Citizens to the Arts!

VoCA loves our GG.  She understands the value of arts and culture.  Last week in Montreal, Governor General Michaëlle Jean gave this statement: “Culture must be able to express itself everywhere and always, and be accessible to as many people as possible, for it bears within it our choices, our hopes, our memory and our imagination.” I See What You
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Roxy Paine Sculpture: Controversy in Ottawa

There’s recently been a brou-ha-ha brewing in Ottawa, over the decision by Marc Mayer, director of the National Gallery, to put a sculpture by the 43-year-old New York artist Roxy Paine on Nepean Point, the area nearby to the National Gallery. A sculpture by Roxy Paine. Image: linka-me.com Nepean Point is, more precisely, a hill in Ottawa overlooking the Ottawa
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