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Bob Gaunt

in Manchester

Arthur Dooley

PRESENTED ON JUN 13, 2013
IN MANCHESTER @ VOL 5

Bob Gaunt tells us about the artist Arthur Dooley, a janitor turned sculptor. His story seems influenced by writer Jacques Rancier, whose book reflects the redistribution of the social order, which Dooley immitated in his change from low value employee to independent artist. Gaunt explores Dooley's stations of the cross series, which evoke a mix of traditionally christian and labor-conscious communist thinking. 

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The Artists and the Others

BY JESSICA CAPRA
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Jessica Capra and Nika Dings promote their project, The Artists and the Others, aimed at bringing together young artists from different fields, and introducing them to each other, as well as established artists and galleries in the Maastricht art scene. In doing so they hope to increase the amount of collaboration between the fields, and make the city more appealing for emerging artists.

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Noh: The Sculpture of Time

BY JOHN OGLEVEE
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Finding the "now" in the "then." Noh evokes the contemporary through its use of space, materials and lines resulting in a sculpture of time. Listen to John Oglevee explain all of these concepts, as part of the noh performances he performs himself for English-speaking audiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 6, 2013.

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A Life in Lace

BY LORI MERHIGE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Artist Lori Merhige talks about how growing up working in her family's lace factory in Northern New Jersey has informed her art practice. Did you know that silk is basically worm spit? Lori will school you.

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Sculptors Anna Hyatt, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

BY JACKIE KENYON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Jackie Kenyon is a dilettante sommelier and barista who works at the Krasl Art Center and resides in southwest Michigan. She is a lover of clean graphic design, classic literature and eclectic souls. She dreams of becoming a mermaid.

Jackie Kenyon talks about her thesis topic in Sculptors Anna Hyatt Huntington, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Sylvia Shaw Judson: A Comparison of Careers and Study of Cultural Milieu in Historic Sculpture

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What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone

BY BILL MCGRATH
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.

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Some of My Favorite Things: Book Artists and Their Work

BY MARYANN RIKER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Maryann Riker introduces us to the work of "Book Artists" who create sculptures from books through carving, collage and other techniques.

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Industrial Sculpture

BY JOE HENSEL
IN PITTSBURGH, PA

Joe Hensel, horder of industrial artifacts, talks about his recent projects and industrial sculpture. 

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reframing and recycling our histories through art

BY KILOLO LUCKETT
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Cultural producer and curator Kilolo Luckett presents on the topic of "reframing and recycling our histories through art"! 

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Drugs & Discipline: How Artists Get it Done

BY AMY ARSENIO
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Amy Arsenio has a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Information Studies. She has worked as a bookstore clerk, librarian (in five library systems!), and private investigator and is the mother of two little boys and lives in Toronto. Here she brings to us the strange and unusual habits which great artists used to drive their work.