Meet the First Woman Sculptor of African-American and Native American Heritage to Achieve International Fame

Also known as, Wildfire FROM THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM: Edmonia Lewis, the first professional African-American sculptor, was born in Ohio or New York in 1843 or 1845. Her father was a free African-American and her mother a Chippewa Indian. Orphaned before she was five, Lewis lived with her mother's nomadic tribe until she was …

Sticking It To The Man: A Cultural Response

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Actus Magazine

By Abigail Gilson 

There is a reinvigorated cultural response to the current political dysfunction on the rise. Artists from around the world have mobilised together to troll Trump by creating controversial protest paintings, sculptures, and murals- and they’re holding nothing back. There is no limit of political satire nor hues of orange in these depictions of the U.S president however their outright messages have provoked censorship across social media sites (so much for free speech, eh) and even the administration has threatened particular artists with litigation. Alas, all is not lost with this dose of cultural reassurance: here are five distorted versions of D.T that are sure to make protest-art great again.  

Emotional Downloads by James Ostrer

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This grotesque rendition of Donald Trump is not for the soft-stomached as it is curated completely from raw meat, fish, chewed up pieces of croissant and drizzled in…

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Inside the National Museum of African American History & Culture

President Trump visited our nation's newest national museum today and provided a few remarks afterwards, a video of which can be found below. I have not yet visited the museum so I spent some time learning a bit about it. I found several interesting videos that provide a narrative insight alongside a look inside the …

Arting On with the Stars

This is what I am talking about of Artists using their platforms for the good of the Republic...   And this is what I'm talking about of all the many [fun] facets and [funny] forms that Art can take...   #arton #kurtcobain #prayforwinona  

ON US

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ★ ★ ★ While the president does everything within his …

The Writer’s Life Series

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The Grotesque

Since at least the 18th century...grotesque has come to be used as a general adjective for the strange, fantastic, ugly, incongruous, unpleasant, or disgusting, and thus is often used to describe weird shapes and distorted forms such as Halloween masks. In art, performance, and literature, however, grotesque may also refer to something that simultaneously invokes …

Short Verses & Other Curses – Promotional Giveaway Until 12/26/15

Get your promotional edition here. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: I began focusing much of my poetry writing on the Japanese poetic forms of haiku, senryū, and tanka at the beginning of 2012 as a therapeutic effort when finding myself in the midst of an illness. And I continue to write them even as I find myself, …

I AM GOD I AM

  And God spake unto Moses,   I Am That I Am! And I speak unto thee,   Well then, so am I! I mean, seriously, that That in the name of God has to be the most ambiguous pronoun in the history of pronouns... I mean, seriously, that That's antecedent can be literally anything... …

Three Men Walk into a Bar… [Satire Saturday Prompt]

First off, you may have noticed that today's prompt is not of the #SonnetSaturday sort as originally advertised. Yeah, about that... See, I did me some literary math and took the total number of participants to date and subtracted that number by the presumed difficulty level, which I presume is pretty high, in sonnet composing …

If I Were Queen* of the World… [Thoughtful Thursday Selection]

Uneasy is the head that wears the crown... Leadership is about convincing those whom you lead to do those things that they would not otherwise do. It is about setting an example you wish for others to emulate. It is about making tough choices, choices that oftentimes are not popular, and sometimes even painful...or life …

Sorry

Sorry 'bout the homework. Sorry 'bout the room. Sorry 'bout the mix up With the chimney and the broom. Sorry 'bout the hamster. Sorry 'bout the bug. Sorry 'bout the purple stain In the middle of the rug. Sorry 'bout the superglue. Sorry 'bout the report card. Sorry 'bout the neighbor's cat I buried in …