David Siqueiros Creates Motion Art So Viewers Can Simply Pray, Meditate or Just Contemplate the Universe – Press Release

Emilee Geist

This Miami based artist hopes exposures to his images can “still the mind” and “self help” people survive today if they do not feel like they can survive tomorrow.


MIAMI – September 22, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

​​The Coronavirus has created some unreasonable demands. With almost daily news of the stress, anxiety and depression Covid-19 is bringing to many, the forecast for further anxiety, stress and depression to the planet’s inhabitants is growing.

A study by the Washington, DC-based Brookings Institution estimates that the United States creative industry alone will suffer 2.7 million job losses and $150 billion in lost revenue as a result of the Covid-19 shutdown. “I feel it 100% and I think others do too. Not a million or billion dollar club I ever wanted to be in,” says Siqueiros.

Former First Lady, Michelle Obama and Dallas Cowboy Quarterback, Dak Prescott recently wrote articles about being

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: New film celebrates Trolley Dances

Emilee Geist

Trolley Dances

Trolley Dances

(Courtesy photo by Manuel Rotenberg)

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

Before “site specific” became trendy in the performing arts world, there was Trolley Dances. In partnership with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego Dance Theater for more than two decades has been turning trolley stops into performance spaces. Athletic company dancers and extraordinarily gifted choreographers have turned the two-weekend autumn Trolley Dances into a bona fide San Diego tradition.

Of course this year is different. The 23rd Trolley Dances will have to wait for next year, but SDDT is celebrating the legacy of this longstanding event in “Trolley Dances Reflections on Film: The First 10 Years.” Footage for the hourlong film dates back as far as 22 years ago.

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Hansen’s Sunday Notebook: Don’t expect 2020 Pac-12 football season to be a work of art | Greg Hansen

Emilee Geist

Pima County Sports Hall of Fame ceremony postponed until 2021



Arizona Diamondbacks’ Scott Hairston hits a solo homer in the first inning against the Houston Astros on Monday, July 26, 2004, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)




Pat Darcy, president of the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame, hoped to preside over the 31st PCSHOF induction ceremonies on Nov. 1. But Darcy has announced that the Class of 2020’s induction will be postponed to 2021. The 2020 class includes former major-league ballplayers Scott Hairston and Brian Anderson of Canyon del Oro High School and Olympic swimming medalist Caitlin Leverenz, an NCAA champion for the Cal Golden Bears.

Palo Verde legend passes away

Sad to hear that long-time Palo Verde High School cross country and track coach Russ Mead died last week. He was 77. Mead coached at PVHS for 30 years before retiring in 2010. He was

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Does Your Home Office Need an Art-Historical Makeover? This Online Marketplace Offers Art-Themed Mugs, Throw Pillows, and More

Emilee Geist

Few of us could have predicted that the home offices we improvised earlier this year (just for a couple of weeks, right?) might become our new normal. Now, what feels like a million years later, our WFH nooks may have been upgraded to include a real desk chair—but they might still feel like they are missing that joyful new-office-supplies je ne sais quoi.

For art lovers whose work stations are a bit lackluster, the online art marketplace Fine Art America is a goldmine, offering thousands upon thousands of art-historically themed accents from mugs and spiral notebooks to throw pillows and zipper cases. 

To get your own art-themed accessories that will enliven your workspace, hop on the website and start searching by product or artist. Oh, and if you happen to have taken up an art hobby of your own, you can get your handiwork on almost anything. With one

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Inhale, Exhale: How an Inhaler Became a Pop-Up Art Gallery

Emilee Geist

I would typically associate an inhaler with the words “asthma,” “health” or “medicine.” Rarely would I expect an inhaler to be seen as art. However, Emory students looking for some light-hearted humor and a way to meet their first-year colleagues were willing to cross these boundaries. We’ve seen the myriad ways people try to connect with each other these days, whether it be virtual dances, Netflix watch parties, socially-distanced picnics or simply FaceTiming. A few creative students on campus this semester connected over an impromptu art exhibit featuring — you guessed it — an inhaler. 

This inhaler art exhibit began as a joke in a GroupMe chat named “real eagles ONLY,” an informal student-created group chat full of chaos, memes and 888 first-year students. On Sept. 5, a picture of a lone red inhaler abandoned on a ledge near the Emory Student Center was sent to the group chat by

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Tampa’s Jobsite Theater presents Digital Shorts series that pays performers

Emilee Geist

Since COVID-19 stopped local live performances in March, musicians, actors and dancers have found themselves in dire straits.

Being sympathetic to their situations, Jobsite Theater, the resident theater company of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, created their Jobsite Digital Shorts series as a way to guarantee income and a creative outlet for regional performers.

David Jenkins, artistic director of Jobsite Theater, said the idea for the series was born out of an urgency to support those performers. The company did some polling of their audience and found that there didn’t appear to be a big appetite for the pay-what you-can, Zoom-style performances they had tried early in the pandemic.

The theater has been closed, so it couldn’t offer a performance space for people to record in. So Jenkins came up with the idea for the company to act as producers and pay people to create

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Sixteen Major Donors and Foundations Commit Unprecedented $156 Million to Support Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous Arts Organizations

Emilee Geist

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, sixteen major donors and foundations announced an unprecedented commitment to a two-pronged national and regional initiative to recognize “America’s Cultural Treasures.” Together, the funders will grant more than $156 million to support Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts organizations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated America’s arts and culture landscape. The funding includes $85 million from the proceeds of the Ford Foundation’s historic social bond offering announced earlier this year.

The foundations identified grant recipients as “America’s Cultural Treasures” to acknowledge and honor their vital contributions to the diversity of expression and excellence in America, and to bring greater recognition to a group of organizations that have been impactful, despite historically limited resources and funding streams. They, along with others, represent the cultural heritage and creativity of communities that have been historically marginalized, underfunded and under-represented

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Teen Titans Fan Art That Looks Better Than The TV Shows

Emilee Geist

The Teen Titans shows may be amazing but these pieces of fan art inspired by them might just be giving them a run for their money.

The Teen Titans is a fighting team from the world of DC comics made up of Robin, Cyborg, Beastboy, Raven, and Starfire. Robin is heavily connected to Batman since he was once Batman’s sidekick. Cyborg is half human and half robot which allows him to use powers normal human beings don’t have.

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Beastboy has the ability to morph into any animal he wants, be it a shark, a bird, a lion, or something else. Raven has the power of dark magic under her belt and she thrives in darkness. Starfire has superhuman strength and durability and she can also absorb energy in a way that other heroes

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First-of-its-Kind Art Installation to Give ‘Popstar Treatment’ to the Ocean During AltaSea’s The Blue Hour on Oct. 10 at 6 PM – Press Release

Emilee Geist

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles announced their plans to cap off The Blue Hour, their first-ever drive-in experience, with a one-night only commissioned art installation by artists Mason Rothschild and Annie Sperling, in collaboration with world-renowned artist, Refik Anadol. Critically acclaimed opera director Peter Sellars is slated debut a section of his production of Mozart’s Idomeneo. The event – with a maximum attendance of 240 cars – will take place on October 10, 2020 from 6:00-8:30 PM PDT in the parking area next to the USS Iowa, a retired battleship-turned-museum moored on the San Pedro waterfront.

“The entertainment industry is one of the most powerful industries in the world, and when they speak out on an issue, people pay attention and listen,” said AltaSea CEO Tim McOsker. “These world-class artists, through their different mediums, will help amplify the important message that our oceans need our

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Sawmill business reveals ‘God’s art in wood’

Emilee Geist

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — In the middle of the woods on his parents’ property in the Morgantown community, Mark Henry sits on a stack of freshly cut oak columns for a water break.

To his right are the tools of his side hustle — a Wood-Mizer LT 40 commercial grade sawmill and the tractor he uses to move the logs to the saw and the 9-by-9-inch, 10-foot long columns aside to dry. To his left sits his son-in-law, Cameron Scott, conscripted for stacking duty while visiting from North Carolina.


Behind Henry, stacked neatly, are oak boards that will one day make up the home he and his wife plan to build in northeast Tennessee. The oak columns, however, are for someone else’s front porch.

”(The house in Tennessee) is the main reason I got the sawmill,” said Henry, owner and operator of Square Tree Milling. “Then people found out I

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