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Newsletter / Interviews, Books, Resources

“The things you think about determine the quality of your mind” -Marcus Aurelius It seems like such a simple prospect, the things we fill our minds with determine the quality of our lives. But for many of us, our days are punctuated by cluttered minds and scattered thoughts. We are constantly...

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Getting to Know Instagram

It’s no secret that social media is a powerful tool these days for marketing everything from beverages to pickup trucks. Just about every major brand out there has a dedicated Instagram account and a team of people expertly manipulating the nuances of this still rising star in social media to get...

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​Name Your Idols

One of the first questions many artists answer, whether in a biographical or artist statement or to curious acquaintances is, who are your influences? It is impossible to go through life without the influence of others seeping in and affecting the way you do things. For an artists, this can be...

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Things We Own & Interviews, Books, Resources for Artists Only :)

“Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.” -Seneca Consider your relationship to material objects. We live on a tipping point, in an age of consumption unparalleled by...

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​Get to Know the Curators: Hans Ulrich Obrist

The name Hans Ulrich Obrist resounds throughout the art world. He has been deemed the most prolific curator of his generation. Obrist is known for his role as director of the Serpentine Gallery in London as well as his prodigiously prolific long-form interview project. He is notorious for the...

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Make Your Own Weather

Fulton J. Sheen once said, “Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.” This is a truth that can be applied to just about every aspect of life. You are the author of your own outlook. You create your perspective to a large...

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​Millions of Lives / Sunday Reading

“Our life is what our thoughts make it” -Marcus Aurelius Akira Kurosawa, in his film Rashomon, offered four perspectives of the same event. His film, and many writings and art through the ages, remind us that our experience of the world around us is purely subjective. There is no absolute truth...

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​Nonprofit Spotlight: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

In the past, I have written about artist nonprofit spaces across cities around the world. Often in these art hubs there is a concentration of high quality nonprofits supporting artists in every capacity of their careers. Occasionally, a nonprofit is so sweeping in its offerings that a blurb...

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Be the Conduit for Unknowable Questions

The world is full of questions. More questions than answers is the way it will always be for anyone who treads this lonely planet. There is much we simply can’t know within the bounds of a single lifetime, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Research studies have shown that small children ask...

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