Latest Visual arts News

First Collaborative print shop in Northeast opens in Lynn

Jun. 26, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Brickyard Collaborative, a makerspace in Lynn, has brought it back to the 15th century with an original letterpress. The city's makerspace is the first collaborative print shop in the Northeast. Members can now take advantage of the only letterpress, intaglio, and silkscreen print studio...

Monroe statue theft suspect previously took ax to Trump star

Jun. 26, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say the man suspected of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation is the same person who smashed President Trump's Walk of Fame star with a pickax last year. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Austin...

Wyoming capitol building renovation reveals hidden paintings

Jun. 25, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Workers have discovered oil paintings hidden on six vault doors in the Wyoming Capitol Building. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the discovery of the art works uncovered during renovations in late May were announced Tuesday. Officials say EverGreene Architectural Arts workers removed...

Portraits of gunshot victims celebrate young lives lost

Jun. 25, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Terrez McCleary looks at the colorful, flower-filled portrait of her 21-year-old daughter, Tamara Johnson, it's as if she's seeing her baby frozen in time. A joyous smile stretched across Tamara's face, she lovingly holds her 2-year-old daughter, and leans toward her fiance. "I...

An Alabama art association director retires after 39 years

Jun. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee Valley Art Association Executive Director Mary Settle Cooney is stepping down from the organization. The Times Daily reports Cooney has spent the last 39 years with the Alabama organization. She came on board in 1980 as an assistant director until becoming the executive...

Pulse owner Barbara Poma focuses on memorial, healing

Jun. 23, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It is an early June morning, waves of heat already rising off Orange Avenue, as a 40-ish Orlando woman winds her way around the interim memorial at the former Pulse nightclub, taking in the photos and mementos and reading the names of the dead. Though they are strangers to her, she...

Alutiiq Museum honors Native ancestors with memorial park

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — After several years of planning, fundraising and landscaping, a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Alutiiq Ancestors Memorial , heralding the official opening of the park to the public. The park is on a 0.34 acre stretch of city-owned land along Upper Mill Bay...

Detroit museum hosting another baseball-themed exhibition

Jun. 22, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is back with another baseball exhibition that includes collectibles, art and items commemorating two championship teams in the Motor City. "Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876-2019 " allows visitors to explore the history of baseball. It's the second round of...

Daughter uses road construction career in her art

Jun. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Some family traits are said to skip a generation. Other times, it's purely "like father, like daughter." That's the case with Ron Sullivan, who gave his daughter, Rabecca Signoriello, a literal life on the road that she continues today. Like her father, who did road construction for...

Dior brings art to Paris fashion for sculpted men's show

Jun. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Dior brought art to Paris Fashion Week on Friday as designer Kim Jones used a monumental plaster sculpture on the runway to inspire his architectural show. Guests including Kate Moss, Christina Ricci and Kelly Osbourne marveled at the giant artwork by American artist Daniel Arsham that spelled...