Many people walk into a contemporary art gallery or museum believing that they are not smart enough to 'get it.' While many contemporary artists do utilize complex theories about art, there are other ways to understand art than theories.
The Corporeal Texture Conference is a graduate student-led conference that will take place on March 1st at the University of Cincinnati. The conference focuses on how viewers interact with a work of art on a sensory or bodily level. The speakers at this conference will discuss the various ways textures and surfaces play in how we view or experience art.
There was a time when someone with a tattoo was seen as a biker, criminal or a member of the military. But tattoos have become mainstream, with one survey estimating that 23% of Americans have a tattoo. And that percentage increases for those under the age of 30.
The Awesome Foundation, started in Boston in 2009, set out to discover just that. The Foundation provides one-time $1,000 grants, with no strings attached, to people who can create – in their words - "flashes of micro-brilliance."