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    Hyde Park Art Center’s MLK Day event goes virtual | Arts & Entertainment

    “An Unapologetic Dream,” the Hyde Park Art Center’s (HPAC) Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, will take place virtually on Monday because of the recent COVID-19 omicron surge.  The event, which spotlights local artists and filmmakers and was put together with the South Side Community Arts Center and the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, was initially set to be held at the Greenline Performing Arts Center. Ciera McKissick, public programs coordinator with HPAC, believes that the event will have more of an impact now that it is virtual. “Before with it being in person, you have to be  

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    Mississippi art shop sees deluge of orders after HGTV show | Entertainment

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi art shop is shipping artwork across the U.S. and as far as Canada and Germany after a Walter Anderson print was featured on the HGTV show “Hometown.” Show hosts Erin and Ben Napier help homeowners renovate historic properties, The Sun Herald reported. They brought a camera crew to visit Realizations Ltd. in Ocean Springs last summer to learn how to make a silkscreen print with Anderson’s iconic designs, shop manager Mary Jo McCollins said. Napier was taught by Carolyn Anderson, Walter Anderson’s daughter-in-law, who has been making prints with his designs for  

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    Indianapolis’ Bottleworks Hotel, nearby arts district art deco gem

    Indianapolis — The art deco era was a time of beautiful and lavish — some might even say indulgent — architectural design, extending from icons such as the Chrysler Building in New York City to the largest soda pop bottling plant in the world, the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Indianapolis. Although the bottling plant relocated 50 years ago, the building, restored to its gleaming, art deco glory, reopened this year as the Bottleworks Hotel, anchoring the Bottleworks arts and entertainment district (www.bottleworksdistrict.com). The hotel is a great place for travelers to indulge themselves for an evening or two  

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    2021 Bay Area art could have just said, ‘I’m back.’ Instead, its ambitions soared

    “Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story,” the new circus show from creators of the 7 Fingers in Montreal, at Club Fugazi in San Francisco. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle This year, art could have given us anything, really. Artists owe us nothing. Just existing — surviving — would have been plenty. Back in January, we were still dreaming of peeking inside a playhouse again or overhearing a few bars of a full orchestra performing, unmediated by machine. Starved of the concerts and plays that we love, that define us, that help us understand the rest of our messy  

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    AEIVA has you covered for art entertainment in early 2022 – News

    Join AEIVA this winter to see unique representations of art that highlight societal themes of personal relationships, human experience and therapeutics. Written by: Tehreem Khan Media contact: Savannah Koplon Sonya Yong James, “ONE HUNDRED BLOSSOMS AND THE SWEETEST SCENT,” 2018 (detail). Hand dyed cotton bedsheets, cotton, wool felt, silk flowers, pigment, and mixed media. 16 feet width x 18 feet length. Courtesy of the artist.In early 2022, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will present three new free exhibitions to the public, touching on topics of gender roles, vulnerability, human experience and emotional  

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