Magic of Art with Paige Dansinger
Art / Innovation

Magic of Art with Paige Dansinger

A simple Twitter message arrived from Elizabeth Rynecki on a Tuesday evening at 6:26 p.m., far too busy to really explore, and, I clicked anyway.

It read:

“Love the ideas behind @museumpaige work. @keridouglas I think you’d like this! soovac.org/index.php/show…

My curiosity was ignited. I opened the link for the gallery show announcement, Harmony in Red_Paige Dansinger at SooLOCAL, August 16 – September 15, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paige Dansinger, is an artist, art historian, museum and tech genius who co-developed the DrawArt.MuseumPaige.com app.

A bold, red, curvacious odalisque reclining with an energy and power of sensuality with a sense of daring.
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Cairo: One Hundred Years Ago
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt / Photography

Cairo: One Hundred Years Ago

Every wonder what life was like a hundred years ago around in Cairo?

Pulled out my collection of old postcards that share scenes of the markets, mosques, pyramids and quiet still moments in the desert. Enjoy! Continue reading

Exquisite Naive Art for the Heart and Soul at GINA Gallery
Art / International / Leaders & People

Exquisite Naive Art for the Heart and Soul at GINA Gallery

GINA Gallery in the heart of Tel Aviv radiates the warmth, joy of enchanting naive art from around the world. Rich verdant landscapes, brilliant ruby red accents and gentle earth tones entice the viewer in to experience a world of dreams, magic and universal treasures of the soul.

Dan Chill, founder of GINA, represents more than 200 artists from more than 33 countries. He expertly weaves together into one portfolio the best of modern naive art known today, art with brilliant jeweled colors, exquisite skill and the core essence of the best of humanity. Chill is discovering each artist, each story, with an intrepidness only a bold visionary would ever dare consider. Continue reading

Madama Butterfly Coloring Activity for Children by Annina Luck Wildermuth
Art

Madama Butterfly Coloring Activity for Children by Annina Luck Wildermuth

Annina Luck Wildermuth, one of my dearest friends and a huge supporter for 9 muses news, is a children’s book author and illustrator. She is offering this illustration as a gift to friends who have children (or adults) who love to color, dream and imagine. Follow the link to print the PDF. If you want, share your own colored Madama Butterfly on the 9 muses news Facebook page! Continue reading

Campaign for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures in the Age of Social Media
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece / International / Leaders & People

Campaign for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures in the Age of Social Media

During the occupation of Athens by the Ottoman Empire, over 50% of the Parthenon sculptures were taken by questionable or unscrupulous means by then Ambassador and Lord Elgin for his home in Scotland that were later purchased by the British Parliament for the British Museum.

The International Organizing Committee – Australia – for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (IOC-A-RPM) will host a two day second International Colloquy Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship beginning on November 15, 2013 at the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum that will concentrate the dialogue in four areas: education, economy, activism and litigation. A call for papers and expert speakers is open until July 31, 2013.

Why now? What are the key points to ensure the return of the Parthenon sculptures?
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