"If we had a keen vision and feeling
of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow
and the squirrels' heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which lies
on the other side of silence." - George Eliot
"Every material has its own art. In
its kind, a work executed in it is better or worse according as it brings
out to greater or less advantage the special qualities that the particular
instrument is fitted to bring out, and that another instrument cannot
bring out as well." - Walter Sickert from A Free House, or The
Artist as Craftsman
"It is a function of all art to give
us some perception of an order in life, by imposing an order upon it."
- T.S. Eliot
"Painting is easy when you don't know
how, but very difficult when you do." - Edgar Degas
"If you can't find your inspiration
by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks -- but never
three." - Robert Motherwell
"Those who cannot begin do not finish."
- Robert Henri
"Art tends toward balance, order, judgment
of relative values, the laws of growth, the economy of living - very
good things for anyone to be interested in." - Robert Henri
"I draw the secrets of my heart."
- Albrecht Durer
"A room hung with pictures is a room
hung with thoughts." - Sir Joshua Reynolds
"Every child is an artist, the problem
is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Picasso
"Truly free is the man who can decline
an invitation without excuse." - unknown
"Unless I call my attention to what
passes before my eyes, I simply won't see it. It is, as Ruskin says,
'not merely unnoticed, but in the full, clear sense of the word, unseen.'"
- from The Tinker at Pilgrim Creek by Annie Dillard
"The first outlines through which an
able master indicates his thought contain the germ of everything significant
that the work will offer." - Eugene Delacroix
University School of Art & Design, Huntington, WV
The School of Art & Design sets an exciting stage for the appreciation,
study, production and dissemination of scholarly and creative works.
interdisciplinary art and design curriculum includes both traditional
online courses that are rigorous and relevant. Class sizes in our
department are kept small so each student receives thorough instruction
plenty of personal attention. The art and design faculty, celebrated
their individual research accomplishments, are also deeply committed
Mission: "The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) is a
non-profit organization that seeks to promote the visual arts in higher
education. SECAC facilitates cooperation and fosters on-going dialog
about pertinent creative, scholarly and educational issues among teachers
and administrators in universities, colleges, community colleges, professional
art schools, and museums."
Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Incorporated in 1947 and opened to the public in 1952, Huntington
Art serves the public as a museum and cultural center and, in the greater
community, acts as a presence and advocate for the areas of arts,
education, and nature. HMAs mission is furthered by its four commitments:
to acquire and display objects of art, provide excellence in education
arts experiences, maintain a plant conservatory and nature trails, and
expand its service population.
Art Museum, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV
The Juliet Art Museum hosts traveling exhibits from artists and
nation-wide as well as exhibits that feature work from an incredible
permanent collection, providing visitors with completely new experiences
every few months.
Hyperallergic is a forum for serious, playful, and radical thinking
about art in the world today. Founded in 2009, Hyperallergic is headquartered
in Brooklyn, New York.
Sandra Reeds blog
This site provides information of interest to those involved in the
preservation and retracement of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)
in the United States. The PLSS is also known as the "rectangular
system", and was a key factor in the orderly expansion west in
the early history of the country. Cadastral Surveying is surveying having
to do with determining and defining land ownership and boundaries. Cadastral
Survey is an operational program within the Bureau of Land Management,
Department of the Interior, which is a leader in developing spatial
data as a basis for National Land Information System. This includes
a large data collection effort, known as the GCDB or Geographic Coordinate
Data Base Project. This is the largest project in the world for development
of records-based geographic spatial framework.
This Web site is a public resource of general information that provides
property analysis tools for Chatham County, Georgia.
From the Web site: "The Virtual Historic Savannah Project documents
the evolution of urban form by combining architectural and social history
research with 3D computer and database technology. The project focuses
on historic downtown Savannah, Georgia, which is celebrated both for
the large number of historic structures and its unique urban plan. Currently,
information is provided on over 2,200 existing buildings and the people,
businesses and institutions that have occupied them between 1940 and
2000, as well as preliminary information on approximately 300 buildings
demolished or lost after 1970."
Here's what Art Papers says about itself. "ART PAPERS is about
contemporary art. That's all we've been about for thirty years, stubbornly,
unpredictably, and reliably. We understand contemporary art as a constellation
of practices variably wielding ideas, images, space, sound, materials,
encounters discourse, and text. We also define it as a permeable realm
subjected to the multiple, changing, and incessant pressures of contemporary
life. That explains our fierce and unruly curiosity. Looking simultaneously
at art communities across the USA and around the world, ART PAPERS scans
the event horizon to challenge accepted notions, and articulate debates.
We engage artists, critics, curators, scholars, collectors, and readers
to provoke discussions. Recognized as the independent critical voice
that best covers all regions of the USA, we undauntedly assert a unique
global perspective on what shapes art now. Blame it on our non-profit
status, and our worldly, southern accents. They just afford us a unique
perspective, and a great deal of intellectual freedom. Informed, assertive,
authoritative, and accessible, ART PAPERS is the essential, independent
guide to contemporary art."
Free online Arts Journal. Reed chooses weekly delivery from
the homepage options, which organizes that weeks featured articles
by area of interest. In a busy week, she can scroll to the last area,
Visual Arts, and select a couple of articles. This contributes to an
awareness of international cultural current events, and contrasting
perspectives on these. The site hosts excellent cultural blogs as well,
such as Tyler Green's Modern Art Notes (MAN).
The Telfair Museum of Art opened the Jepson Center for the Arts in 2006.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, this 64,000-sq.
ft. state-of-the-art museum facility for 20th and 21st century art is
located in the heart of Savannah's historic district. Reeds etching,
Azalea Terrace, was accepted into the Telfairs permanent collection
in 2009 as a gift from the estate of Ron Strahan.
Reeds syllabus for a self-promotion course is featured as a model
on this website for the book of the same name by Alyson Stanfield.
A symposium dedicated to the cultivation of spontaneous occurrences
and multifarious forms of communication, cooperation and presence.
Amazing drawings, and monkey paintings filled with pathos, Joe channels
early Renaissance art through the compression chamber of 21st century