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Exposing children to the arts - An Open Letter to Fine Art Museum Directors

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On a recent trip to Florence, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a cappuccino with two American expat friends of mine. Both lead guided tours on the art and history of Florence and teach courses at the local universities. Our meeting spot, the coffee bar at the Palazzo Strozzi museum, turned out to be a popular place for the Florence museum elite. With only a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies, I felt a bit intimidated, but I never felt out of my element.

Artist of the Month: Jillian Waite

by Andrea Hupke de Palacio / Feb 01, 2016 /
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I spent time just letting Jillian’s paintings speak to me before I ever read any of her words.

I see the warmth of human beings, animals, and plants, evolving in a rough nature, made of thick layers of elements. I wonder about the mist which is lying over what I can perceive in the background of her paintings, and about the snow. These paintings speak for themselves.

Artist of the Month: Gerard Brender à Brandis

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 29, 2015 /
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Nestled just off Stratford’s main square is an artist’s cottage. It is a muted yellow with deep chocolate accents; a white portico with columns entices you in off the street. Enter through the small English cottage garden, past a sign that shows that, indeed, this is an artist’s cottage.

Home and studio of Gerard Brender à Brandis, Stratford, Ontario

Artist of the Month: Jim Maunder

by Kim Rodeffer Funk / Dec 01, 2015 /
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Happy Holidays! Wandering Educators has a special gift for you. This month’s Artist of the Month is the Amazing Newfoundland Sculptor Jim Maunder. His work is absolutely thought-provoking and will make you want to know more about this artist.

Artist of the Month: Leslie Watts

by Kim Rodeffer Funk / Nov 01, 2015 /
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I was introduced to Leslie Watts, the amazing figurative painter, by the owner of Wandering Educators and am I glad I was! When I went to her website, I was filled with delight. Her work is humorous, whimsical, and highly detailed. It is wonderful - and I think you will say the same thing.

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

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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

by Kim Rodeffer Funk / Sep 01, 2015 /
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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.

Artist of the Month: Fiona Long

by Kim Rodeffer Funk / Jun 02, 2015 /
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Decay is a huge part of her life. It isn’t something we often talk about, but Fiona Long has been exploring decay from an art perspective for years and finds there is still so much more to know. You would not think a nice English girl would be so enamored with something like decay, but Fiona isn’t your typical English girl.

Artist of the Month: Tom Ackley

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Tom Ackley, Tropical Artist by Josh Garrick. In 2001, when Tom Ackley left his hometown of Chicago to come to Florida, he quickly became immersed in the extraordinary range of activities Florida has to offer.  Like the Ernest Hemingway of the painting set, surfing, fishing and kayaking became his passions – and the subject matter for his Art. 

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