Tagged: artists

Seattle artists fundraise to buy former INS building, now home to 100-plus studios

For Kirsten Mohan, “art is salvation.” Since her husband passed away, the photographer and single mother of two has dedicated herself to growing her business and her craft.

In 2021, after a decade of hard work, she was able to sign a lease for a studio at Inscape Arts, which bills itself as Seattle’s largest arts and culture enclave. Soon after moving in, Mohan said she was disappointed to hear that the historic, 76,600-square-foot building, located in Seattle’s Chinatown International District, was in danger of becoming a redevelopment opportunity.

“It’s the largest arts building in the city —

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How the podcast ‘Hope & Dread’ examines the turmoil affecting art and artists

It’s the weekend, which means nothing in this day of 24-7 doomscrolling. But at least there’s hot chicken to think about. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, arts and urban design columnist at the Los Angeles Times, with a bursting-at-the-seams newsletter. Strap in and hold on, because here’s what’s happening in the world of culture:

Art’s turmoil

In our era of tumult, museums have hardly been sites of exception. They have been the subject of protest over the sources of board wealth and there has been a rise in labor organizing at major institutions around the country. The pandemic and

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Heard Museum Indian art market 2022 features top Native artists

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is back in person after hosting a virtual event in 2021. Considered to be one of the largest Indigenous art markets in the world, the event March 5-6 will showcase more than 650 Indigenous artists from across North America. 

Visitors will have the chance to meet and purchase from the artists. Fashion, beadwork, textiles, jewelry, photography and other visual arts will be on display. There also will be food vendors and cultural performances throughout the weekend. 

Admission to the fair also includes access to the galleries of the Heard Museum. Some notable

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Cleveland Museum of Art surveys America’s racial history through powerful works by modern, contemporary Black artists

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Museum of Art, once a bastion of conservatism regarding contemporary art, is courageously wading into the rising culture wars over the history of race in America in the best way it can, by exhibiting powerful works by Black artists rooted in that history.

The museum’s newest exhibition, “Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus,’’ which opened a week ago, showcases the myriad ways in which some of the country’s leading 20th- and 21st-century Black artists have responded to America’s racial divide.

The show could be viewed as part of the wave of exhibitions in art

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