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Sandow Birk

21st Century History Painter

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2015
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY

Artist Sandow Birk work includes painitngs and woodblock prints. He is influenced by nineteen century European romantic painting which he layers with hip-hop culture and his art evolves from fictional history to real history painting. His themes are current events, the war in Iraq. His last project was a creation of illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 27th 2015.

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Twenty Works of Design and Art from the 20th Century

BY ANDY NICHOLLS
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Andy Nicholls runs a furniture and art shop in Bedford called Design Twenty, and here he speaks on 20 of the most iconic works of design and art hailing from the 20th century. Pieces by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Fin Juhl, Gunnel Nyman, Peter Saville, Poul Henningsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Tapio Wirkkala, and Mattew Hilton are featured and discussed at length. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 20, 2014.

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Hand-Painted Signs in the 21st Century

BY DOUGIE KERR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day. 

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Reproducing Spanish Royalty

BY MICHELLE VAUGHAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014. 

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Starting a Newsweekly. In the 21st Century. Seriously.

BY TRICIA BATEMAN
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

In the days before Knoxville's urban revitalization, the Metro Pulse weekly paper became a catalyst for conversations which had a positive effect on the city's future. Now Knoxville is primed for the next wave of success beyond downtown and yet there is silence when those conversations are needed most. The core staff of the former Metro Pulse is launching a new paper. As the largest independent, locally-focused paper with the most experienced staff in town, the Knoxville Mercury will facilitate new conversations about our future, provide the city with investigative journalism, give voice to underserved communities and illuminate the region's history and unique culture. This presentation will provide insights on the development of paper and share some sneak peaks of the design that will be nearing completion in mid-February.

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A Century of Dixie Cup Ads: 1908-2008

BY DIANE SHAW
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

For decades, the Dixie Cup Company was a vital part of Easton's industrial sector. Here, Lafayette College's Director of Special Collections and College Archives Diane Shaw shares the fascinating story of the Dixie Cup through the a century of the company's advertising.

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Yung Wing - 19th Century Chinese Americans and the Worst and Best of America

BY BEN RAILTON
IN FITCHBURG

Speaker Ben Railton tells the untold story of 19th century Chinese immigrants.

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Art History at HoMA School

BY GARY LIU
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Gary Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa, and an instructor of art history at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

You all know about the wide array of expressive art practices taught in the studios at HoMA School, but perhaps it comes as news that the school has also been recently expanding its world of art history offerings too, something a class at an art museum is uniquely equipped to do. Using the example of Chinese ink paintings recently discussed in such classes, this presentation offers a glimpse into the insight gained through HoMA School’s art history lectures, discussions, gallery and vault visits, and film screenings.

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The Secret Religion of Americas' Leaders

BY AARON STOCKWELL
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Aaron Stockwell looks at several well-known men and women from American history, and examines how their religious beliefs influenced their contributions to American progress.

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Newhaven: Modernism by the seaside

BY NICK BUSH
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Artist Nick Bush has set up his studio by Newhaven’s west beach in the Old History Museum. He presents a selection of paintings inspired by the town.