Art Works

Colorado Springs artist awarded unrestricted $50,000 fellowship grant to continue his work

COLORADO SPRINGS — February is Black History Month, and News 5 is celebrating by spotlighting people of color making a difference in the community.

Award-winning playwright, poet, and Director of Fine Arts Idris Goodwin is one of 60 fellows to receive an unrestricted $50,000 fellowship grant from the United States Artists. The winners this year were chosen for their bold artistic vision and impact on society.

These awards aim to promote the work of these visionary practitioners to a broader public while allowing them to decide how to best support their lives.

“It’s about a diversity of artists dealing with a diversity of challenges. So maybe it’s rent, maybe it’s buying that studio, maybe it’s going toward that massive project that you’ve been desperately trying to make money for,” said Goodwin.

An anonymous person nominated Goodwin for the grant which is a culmination of hard work and perseverance.

“It’s

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New MOCAD Exhibits Feature Leni Sinclair & Other Local Artists

MC5 band member Wayne Kramer in Ann Arbor, B&W photograph, 1969, by Leni Sinclair // Courtesy of the artist and MOCAD

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit unveils four new exhibits today as part of its winter 2021 programming. The showcases include photographer Leni Sinclair’s first American museum solo exhibition, a group exhibit that explores the duality of creativity, and exhibits that spotlight local literary arts initiative Black Art Library and community media organization Detroit Narrative Agency.

On display through April 18, Leni Sinclair: Motor City Underground features a collection of the Detroit photographer and activist’s lesser-seen work. Sinclair has been covering radical movements in Detroit since the ’60s, capturing everything from the anti-racist protests of 1967 to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s free concert in the city in 1971, and was named a Kresge Eminent Artist in 2016 for her devotion to art and activism.

To coincide with

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Search on for stolen Fence Art Project mural

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – A local artist needs your help after she says someone stole a mural she made to help beautify the Starland neighborhood.



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It was a part of a series of murals with the Fence Art Project and was put on display over construction fencing. Fence Art Project artist and Savannah College of Art and Design graduate NaeKeisha Jones says she was proud to have her work on display to help bring some color to the Starland neighborhood.



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“The most things that we planned for were like weather, getting molded, putting a protective coat on it or even if someone to defaced it, being prepared for those type of things,” Jones said.

But one thing she didn’t plan for, was it being stolen.

“It was tied down pretty securely all the way around,” Jones said.

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If Norman Rockwell were alive today: North Jersey photo exhibit updates iconic artist’s works

Painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell was renowned for capturing the essence of American life in his paintings and magazine cover illustrations over a span of six decades.

What if he were alive and active today?

Montclair Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Fragile Freedoms: Maggie Meiners Revisits Rockwell,” features 18 photographs that “reinterpret and update” the legendary artist’s classic images of mid-century America culture. The show will open on Sunday, Feb. 7, and run through June 13 at the museum’s 3 S. Mountain Ave. location.

Photo artist Maggie Meiners was inspired by a 2010 visit with her family to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. There she noticed that Rockwell’s paintings “were really sparking conversations among visitors.” The Winnetka, Illinois-based photographer decided to recreate some of Rockwell’s classic paintings with the hope that “these images will be a platform for people to use for discussion, to expand dialogue while connecting people

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