What’s it Like to be an Artist?


From the perspective of Plein Air artist Clark Mitchell
Read: http://mailchi.mp/ad4bd9c8983d/whats-it-like-to-be-an-artist?e=fc57fc7e34



NEA study explains financial effect of the arts nationally — and California’s huge cultural economy



Articles and Readings of Interest from Young Audiences Arts for Learning


A 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine concluded that children who are more active “show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active.”


Strong governance and board leadership require dedication and intentionality from each and every board member, as well as from the executive.


Arts education is essential for powering creative-minded problem solvers and creating business leaders of tomorrow.


Cognitive skills are important, but so are harder-to-measure strengths that fall under the heading of what is sometimes called character.


Performance Art: 15 Future Stars Who Appeared on PBS Kids



Kern Dance Alliance is teaming up with the League of Dreams to bring the first dance + disability program to Kern County.

Led by one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities, AXIS Dance Company will inspire diverse populations to dance. The AXIS residency will provide creative dance classes, a professional development course geared toward educators working with diverse populations, and a professional dance performance.

Read more: http://kerndance.org/specialevents/



“To have once been a criminal is not the disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace!”
-Malcolm X



  Classes by the Bakersfield Art Association

Classes are available in drawing, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pen & ink and collage for beginning and advanced students, adults and children at the Art Center, 1607 19th Street.  Call 661-869-2320 for information or to sign up.




  7 Ways How Technology is Changing the Way Art is Made

Technology is redefining art in strange, new ways. Works are created by people moving through laser beams or from data gathered on air pollution.




  Artists, Curators, and Dealers Share Their Unusual Collections

ArtNews.com features some strange collections by prominent collectors.




  10 Emerging Contemporary Artists

A brief look at a diverse group of emerging contemporary, male and female artists, of different descents and backgrounds, working in sculpture, painting, photography, video, and mixed media.