Daily Archive: October 9, 2021

Arts & Culture News

Oct. 8—Ashman leaves leadership post at International Folk Art Market

Stuart Ashman will step down at the end of the year as the CEO of the International Folk Art Market (IFAM). His successor is Melissa Mann, currently IFAM’s director of external affairs.

Ashman has been with IFAM for three years and successfully led the market through the pandemic without any loss of income. Mann joined IFAM in 2019, following a 30-year career in Washington, D.C., in international energy and non-proliferation issues.

Ashman served previously as executive director at the Center for Contemporary Arts, executive director of the Museum of Spanish

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Hunter Biden sells five art pieces for $75,000 each in Los Angeles

President Joe Biden‘s son, Hunter Biden, has sold at least five prints of artwork to unspecified buyers for $75,000 each at his recent Los Angeles exhibition, raising concerns about purported art lovers purchasing access to the White House.

Hunter Biden’s prints were reportedly sold by the Georges Bergès Gallery in New York before the Oct. 1 opening presentation in California, a source familiar with the matter told the New York Post. The event was attended by prominent figures and celebrities, including musician Moby; artist Shepard Fairey, who made the famous Hope poster for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign;

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Art center hosts hybrid community day to explore ‘Art of Disability Culture’ show | News

“The Art of Disability Culture,” features works in a variety of media celebrating the “infinitely varied disability experience.” Seen here is “Self Portrait,” a digital print by Michaela Oteri. Courtesy Palo Alto Art Center

The Palo Alto Art Center hosts an online and in-person community day highlighting its current exhibition, “The Art of Disability Culture: Artists with disabilities dispelling myths, dissolving barriers and disrupting prejudice,” which is a celebration of disability experience.

The event, which takes place Sunday, Oct. 10, noon – 4p.m., both at the center and virtually, includes exhibition tours with curator Fran Osborne and performances by “Northern

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