Posts Tagged ‘contemporary art’

Madmonk + WAM web design wins Excellence Award!

 
17th Annual Communicator Award

Madmonk Interactive and the Weatherspoon win a 17th Annual Communicator Award

MadMonk Interactive the Greensboro-based web design team who created the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s new interactive website recently received an Award for Excellence in the art website category during the 17th Annual Communicator Awards.

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Award of Excellence, their highest honor, is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field.

Who is Behind the Communicator Awards?
The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, Brandweek, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO, Monster.com, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!

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“Newsweek” list of 10 Most Important Artists Today

 
Newsweek list 10 Most Important Artists of Today

Newsweek list 10 Most Important Artists of Today

A Newsweek list of the “10 Most Important Artists of Today” includes Gillian Wearing…one of the artists featured in our upcoming Persona: A Body in Parts exhibition this September.

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Capturing Forgotten Landscapes

 
Go Triad article "Capturing Forgotten Landscapes" by Stephanie Burt

Go Triad article "Capturing Forgotten Landscapes" by Stephanie Burt

Check out the latest cover story in the News & Record’s Go Triad magazine about the upcoming Rackstraw Downes exhibition on view at the Weatherspoon on Saturday, May 28.

Visit our website for more information about this exhibition here.

Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings 1972-2008 is organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York.

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Ekphrastic Writing…part II

 

Two Women

  • De Kooning’s woman flails
  • on the canvas, curses, raves,

blood on her arm.

  • Across from her, Catlett’s sharecropper,
  • face like carved mahogany,

history in its planes, stares

  • sideways out of the frame.
  • A safety pin clinches

her jacket.  Her straw hat gives

  • no shelter from the sun.
  • Her strength is etched

in silence.

  • Submitted by Judith Behar.

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Ekphrastic Writing

 

Better known as “writing about art”, Ekphrastic writing dates back to ancient Greece yet the form we know today took hold in the late 18th century. Think of Keats’ 1819, Ode on a Grecian Urn and you get the picture… literally. Ekphrastic writing as an art form continues of course today, thanks in part to writers like Greensboro’s own Val Nieman who led a workshop on the genre at WAM last month. Here are a few examples of the poems and prose created that evening…Weatherspoon Art Museum

  • Paint, just paint

  • Bound, adhered, aligned
  • only to itself;
  • fretted hanging pigments
  • unsupported by
  • canvas, paper or panel

  • Like runes of pre-syllabic words,
  • inchoate prescience –
  • magical in anticipation, and

  • Bound toward meaning.

by Connie Ralston, based on the work, Fold #8: Baroquesy, by Linda Besemer, 1999.

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