Inside the Candy Church, Lameque, New Brunswick

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Nov 28, 2015 / 0 comments

On the northeast shores of Lamèque Island, New Brunswick, lies a folk art treasure. Sainte-Cècile Church, also known as the Candy Church, was built in the early 1900s.

Inside the Candy Church (Sainte-Cècile Church), Lameque, New Brunswick

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Love, Change, and the Expression of Thought: 30 Americans at the Detroit Institute of Arts

The new exhibit, 30 Americans. One Nation. Thirty Experiences, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, runs until January 18, 2016. I highly recommend planning a trip to Detroit to see this.

Why? This exhibit is a powerful look at race, power, art, and culture...and there's more to it than you can imagine.

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Visiting the largest hotel art and antique collection in the US

Centuries-old works of art adorn the vast public spaces of the Hilton Anatole Hotel - so much a part of the place that guests often pass by without even noticing. 

Built in 1979 by one of Dallas' top real estate development families, the Anatole houses over 1000 pieces of art, making it the largest hotel art and antique collection in the US. No surprise it's located in Texas, where the state is often remembered for the slogan, "Everything is bigger in Texas."

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Experiences: An Online Gallery Show of Small Paintings

Art is important. Art matters. And yet, so often, art seems expensive and out of reach. We go to Art Hops, or art fairs, or find that little pottery place on our travels, and buy what we can to bring color and life and art to our homes. We rent art from the local university for a term or more, head to the annual sales at the art insitute. We devour art at museums, stare at that van Gogh, tears fall upon seeing that Bierstadt you've loved your whole life, chuckle at the poker dogs, teach our kids to love art as much as we do. 

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Art and Luxury: Where to stay in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio, has its first Art Boutique hotel, and let me tell you how much I love this place. Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, located in the Short North neighborhood, is an oasis of luxury and art. Great care is taken to ensure a luxury experience, from the valuable staff to the crisp, luxurious rooms. Here at the Joseph, there are 135 guest rooms (including 11 suites and a Presidential Suite) – and plenty of art.

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Newfoundland and Labrador History Comes Alive at The Rooms

Where can you go to learn about the history, culture, and art of Newfoundland – on the site of an historic fort and a fire department from long ago? 

Newfoundland and Labrador History Comes Alive at The Rooms

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Tides on the Thames rise and fall around temporary sculptures

Well, our favorite sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, is at it again. We love his work at the Museum of Underwater Art in Cancun, Mexico and have interviewed him about his underwater sculpture park in Grenada, among others. He's one of my favorite artists.

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Orlando Artist’s History-Making International Exhibit Comes Home to Orlando

After making history as the first non-Greek Artist in the World to exhibit in the National Archaeological Museum of Greece, Orlando’s own fine art photographer J. Joshua Garrick returns from a two year tour of Europe to OPEN the new HENAO Contemporary Center in Orlando.

Artist of the Month: Lisa Hsia

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Sep 01, 2015 / 0 comments

Lisa Hsia is unlike the studio artists we have shared in the recent past. Actually, Lisa has no studio at all! She is a traveler and her art has to be portable. She takes her work with her out into the world, documenting in words and illustrations what she observes.

Now if you think Lisa limits her work to the Oakland, California (US) area where she currently lives, you are quite mistaken. Lisa truly does travel and a few years ago she found herself in a variety of cities around the world. She has graciously agreed to share her work with you.

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Go Eat Give combines travel, food, and volunteering

Have you ever taken a trip where you felt as if you were on the outside looking in? That you were seeing the sights but just from a tourist’s point of view? Have you ever wished that you could connect with a place more, really get a glimpse of what life there is about?