If you thought David Sedaris’ Billie Holiday imitation was good, wait until you hear (and see) Joey Arias. Dressed in a black sequined gown and with Lady Day’s iconic white flowers in his hair, the New York-based performance artist not only sounds just like Holiday, but he also mimics her mannerisms. Arias has been channeling… Continue Reading Halcyon House: Spring Arts & Entertainment Guide 2017
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Sharnita “Shugg” Smoot vividly remembers the initial trauma that would lead to her transformation into an artist. It happened five years ago when she was a double major at Towson University, with a packed schedule that included cheerleading and an internship. Suddenly, in the middle of class, the sounds around her became hyperamplified and she… Continue Reading Washington Post: For these artists, limited vision expanded their horizons
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From Amazon: The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception–from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power Play, Asi Burak and Laura Parker… Continue Reading Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World
Artists across disciplines and around the globe are creating works in response to climate change and other environmental issues. Join a conversation examining the question: Can the arts communicate data and scientific evidence in ways that inspire advocacy or change attitudes and behaviors? Followed by Sunday Supper, table-talk, and communal supper served family style. ABOUT… Continue Reading FRESH TALK: How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?
Ann Hamilton, an internationally renowned visual artist and self-described maker, joins Emily Pilloton, designer, builder, and educator, to talk about the relevance of hands-on learning and how the experience of making things can inspire the next generation of innovators and creative change makers. Reserve your spot today!
In honor of International Women’s Day, the Huffingtonpost revived an article they initially wrote in 2016. The article is an in-depth profile of the 201 artists that should be remembered. Read the full post
National Freedom Day honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery. The National Constitution Center will honor Freedom Day on April 13, 2007. The lineup of featured speakers includes: Mark Thompson,… Continue Reading Freedom Day: April 13, 2017
The state of the federal budget will be a hot topic of discussion as the new Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress set spending priorities in a contentious Washington environment. Here’s a brief look from Constitution Daily at the constitutional roots of this process. Read more
From The Economist: IN 2012 David Souter, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, argued that the greatest threat to American democracy was neither a foreign invasion nor a military coup, but ignorance about how government functions. “An ignorant people can never remain a free people,” he said, referring to Thomas Jefferson, “and democracy cannot… Continue Reading Economist Article: How to teach citizenship in schools