Month: May 2022

Tchotchkes | Reagan Upshaw Fine Art

Tchotchke: (Yiddish, of Slavic origin) a compact item that is ornamental rather than strictly practical a trinket

The type of artworld story that the public loves popped up in the common push three weeks in the past: a 22-12 months-outdated school student, searching by means of his community Goodwill Retailer, noticed a tchotchke that took his extravagant, an ashtray showcasing an aggravated-looking female smoking a cigarette. He acquired it for $10.

The ashtray turned out to be just one of an version completed in 2002 called Also Younger to Die by the famous modern day Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.  The ashtray experienced its first packaging, which included to its benefit.  Figuring out a little something about what he had, the university student checked eBay and observed other ashtrays from the edition for sale there.  He subsequently sold the piece for $2,860.

After studying the information story, I got to thinking

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Tupper Arts’ big dream for more art in Tupper Lake

This colourful mural, painted by community teenagers, fills a wall in the decrease level of Tupper Arts. Photograph: Todd Moe

Tupper Lake has been nurturing the arts, artists and the local neighborhood given that the mid-70’s. We discuss with 1 of Tupper Arts’ leaders about new renovations and options for the long run.

Todd MoeTupper Arts’ massive aspiration for more art in Tupper Lake

Because the 1970’s, the arts have flourished in Tupper Lake.   This time marks the 49th annual Tupper Lake Artwork Show, which will aspect the functions of dozens of artists from close to the Adirondack/North Country through June.   The longstanding display has been a centerpiece for the arts group, even when fascination and volunteers began to dwindle in the past 10 years. 

Tupper Arts sits next to the State Theater on Park Street in downtown Tupper Lake.  Its wishlist includes purchasing the theater and renovating it into a performing arts center.  Photo: Todd Moe

Tupper Arts sits upcoming to

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Growing Up Asian in America

In the introduction to the new guide My Lifestyle: Rising Up Asian in America, journalist and podcast host SuChin Pak aspects the struggles she confronted when she was an MTV News correspondent in the early 2000s — the initial Asian American reporter for the network at the time.

“When I encountered inequality or unfair remedy because I was a woman and/or Asian American, I doubled down on wonderful or designed jokes to defuse the stress,” she writes. “When it was seriously negative, I remained in what I imagined was dignified silence. I had convinced myself that if I voiced my dissatisfaction or anger, I would be jeopardizing my job.” Later she realizes, “the disgrace, anger, and fear I was working with at this stage in my life have remodeled the way I outline bravery currently. I began to check with myself, What will come about if I stop complying?

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Sunday Devotionals With Mr.E: Enough?

Do you really think your very good ample to be an artist? Is your artwork excellent ample? How does it review to other artists? Are your themes suitable? Are you you technically exceptional? The place do you match in the present artwork movements?  Are you evolving? Are you becoming sought immediately after? Can you actually make income as an artist? 

Do these queries make you sweat a bit or give you heart palpitations? Does your worry/panic degrees increase when you assume by way of these items? As artists we are faced with these problem equally externally & internally.  They are a actuality in a area that has “Art CRITICISM” as a foundation. Although these queries can be helpful if mirrored on in a constructive way, they can also squelch the insecure (and don’t we all have a bit of insecurity).  A assertion these kinds of as, “Am I excellent adequate?”

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