2017 Farmington High School Spring Student Art Show Photos

Last week Farmington High School held their annual Spring Art Show for the year. Thursday and Friday students were at the Recreation Center with their work. Each year we are so impressed and inspired by the number of very talented individuals the event showcases and this year was no different. Enjoy the photos! Continue reading “2017 Farmington High School Spring Student Art Show Photos”

Iconic Women Artists Deserve A Special Place In The History Books

From the Publisher:

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist. Continue reading “Iconic Women Artists Deserve A Special Place In The History Books”

#KyleLeach #Poetry #Feature #PatO’Brien Writers Night

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I’m so excited to be featuring again next week! This time I’ll be back at Pat O’Brien’s Writers Night. Some of the pieces I plan to include are: “Our Orange Ozymandias,” “Thankful,” “She Sits in the Wings,” “War Weary,” “Oracle,” “Goodbye,” and “Eating Away at Myself.” I’ll have couple others ready if we have time.

Below you can see Pat’s intro for me and information about the event. Continue reading “#KyleLeach #Poetry #Feature #PatO’Brien Writers Night”

A Community Mural Festival in NYC: Highlights From Welling Court 2015

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C. Cardinale (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Baltimore Students Team Up For #BlackLivesMatter Street Art Takeover

Animated GIF of pulsating ‘Black Lives Matter’. Credit to Beyon at http://www.beyon.org/
For me, Black Lives Matter — way before it became this social media movement, before it became a hashtag — it’s always been a part of my work. We’ve been saying these things for years about … mistreatment and injustices.” artist Sheldon Scott

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Losing Myself By Kyle Leach

I was inspired to write this poem because of the controversy surrounding Russel Tovey’s “effeminate” remarks. The photo above is of my my brother and myself. I’m on the left, he is on the right. It shows a time when my mischievous nature was revealed and my brother’s wild happiness comes through. It’s one of my favorite photos of the two of us. Though the poem isn’t about us, it is about me losing a part of myself,  it is taken from this time when I was still that sissy boy in the photo.

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See, Compare, Reason, Decide

“If we hope that the next generation of leaders will build a world that is better than the one we inhabit, we must teach them the importance of stepping back from the urgent present to imagine a different future. The ability to innovate—a skill that nine of out ten employers agree is the most important for new hires—requires thinking beyond immediate needs and making creative leaps. Where better to model this approach than in the arts and humanities? They champion boldness in doing and thinking, leading to new and deeper understandings of the world. Training students narrowly for jobs that they can occupy immediately upon graduation is shortsighted: how many of those jobs will even exist a decade or two from now? Far better to create in students the capacities to confront the circumstances of life with a combination of realism and resilience and with habits of mind and skills of analysis that transcend the present.”
A short bit from Harvard President Drew Faust’s eloquent op ed on the value of the humanities.Read the full piece below.

Centennial Postage Stamp Design Contest-UNH Cooperative Extension Wants YOU To Be Part Of Its History

From their website:

Centennial Postage Stamp Design Contest

UNH Cooperative Extension wants YOU to be part of its history. We’re seeking submissions for our centennial postage stamp design contest. The stamp–actual U.S. postage–will be made available for sale on the UNH Cooperative Extension website, in Extension offices in every county, and in some retail outlets.

Help us commemorate our 100th anniversary. Design our stamp! The contest winner will be recognized in the media, at our centennial exhibits, and in centennial-related promotions.
Submission deadline: December 1, 2013.

Specifications
Contest rules
How to Enter
Selection of Winner

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Only online entries will be eligible; we will not review paper submissions.
  • Digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller.
  • Digital files must be in JPEG or JPG format.
  • Files must be at least 300ppi.
  • RGB color profile preferred; CMYK acceptable
  • The final stamp will be 1.7 x 1.2 inches
    • Horizontal: 340 x 240 pixels
    • Vertical: 240 x 340 pixels

Art On Loan-My Work Is Being Shown At Rep. Carol Shea Porter’s Office In Rochester

Art on Loan Program to showcase the artistic talent of the First Congressional District

Rep. Carol Shea Porter’s Receiving Area