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ArtQuest: How Nature Inspires Emily Holt

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Artist Emily Holt talks to Dajiah about the inspiration behind her sculpture, Walk In the Woods.

ArtQuest: Painting En Plein Air

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Join Joseph and Dajiah as they paint EN PLEIN AIR at Radnor Lake.

ArtQuest: Engineering Art

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Joseph looks at Uram Choe's sculpture Una Lumino Procedo.

John Henry | Music Arts Toolkit

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Folk singer John McCutcheon performs “John Henry,” the classic American ballad about a railroad worker who takes on a machine to see who can do work faster and better.

Alhambra Nights and All the Flowers are for Me | Media Arts Toolkit

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Anila Quayyum Agha’s installation Alhambra Nights was selected to be included in the City of Cincinnati’s BLINK festival. The event spanned twenty city blocks and included light, interactive art, and large-scale projection mapping. Inspired by Agha’s visit to the Alhambra and her efforts to connect traditional Islamic art and architecture with contemporary technology and Western audiences.

Architects of Air: Katena | Media Arts Toolkit

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At first glance, Katena might look like an ordinary inflatable with an unusually complex and oversized structure. But when they walk inside, visitors soon realize this is an entirely different experience. They enter a world apart, a world of interconnecting tunnels and domes saturated with light and color, called a luminarium. This video will take your students on a virtual tour of one luminarium that was featured at the Cincinnati BLINK festival. They will learn how the design team of Architects of Air blends geometry, art, and architecture to create a pneumatic, or air-filled, structure in which form must follow function.

1, 2, 3, ¡Chocolate! | A World of Stories

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Sing, count along, and use hand motions for the traditional Mexican whisk, called a molinillo, which is used to make hot chocolate.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

 

The Little Red Hen/La Gallinita Roja | A World of Stories

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In this Mexican version of a familiar folktale, the hen makes corn tortillas instead of wheat bread. 

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections. 

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos | Everyday Learning

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Students attend a celebration for the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday. The holiday celebrates the lives of friends and family members that have died.

Alingo Lingo | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Alingo Lingo is a Mexican dance from the State of Guerrero. Traditional dances from Guerrero often have women waving handkerchiefs. Dance is very important part of the society of Guerrero. Dance is used to celebrate, evangelize, and protest.

This version of Alingo Lingo was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Nicte-Ha | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Nicte-Ha is a Mayan word that means "water flower." This dance is a jarana, a type of music and dance that is popular in the Mexican state of Nayarit.

This version of Nicte-Ha was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Danser Comme un Pingouin | Découverte

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This French animation explores beats and rhythm as six different animals, including a shuffling penguin, move to their own slow, medium, and fast songs.

Toy Story

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Explore the amazing toy collections at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum and learn how it all began.

Impulse | Media Arts Toolkit

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Originally created as a light and sound art installation for downtown Montreal, Impulse has traveled to sites from Brussels to Boston. It was a featured attraction at the Cincinnati BLINK festival, where participants were delighted to interact with these 30 luminous, acoustic seesaws. 

Best Pink Present | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

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Art can be made in unexpected ways, as Pinkalicious™ learns in this video from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™. It’s her father’s birthday, and Pinkalicious uses paint and paper from her “make things” box to make some very special wrapping paper. When her brother Peter bumps into her and the paint splatters, Pinkalicious thinks her art project is ruined. She soon discovers that creativity and an open mind can turn “mistakes” into something wonderful. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

For use in the classroom, see Best Pink Present Lesson Plan.

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