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Working with Clay | Art in the 21st Century: "Secrets"

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Enter artist Arlene Shechet's studio and find out about the process of creating clay art, in this clip from Art in the 21st Century: "Secrets." The artist demonstrates her techniques for creating an artwork, and explains some of the problems that arise from using clay glazes. You will find out why clay can be both a blank slate and a complicated material for an artist to work with.

Rick Lowe, Artist and Community Organizer | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2014 MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe shares how a question from one of his students inspired him to re-think his relationship to his art and the impact art can have on a community. Lowe’s unconventional approach to community revitalization has transformed a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary public art project that continues to evolve to this day. Lowe’s “social sculptures” have inspired a generation of artists to explore more socially engaged forms of art-making in communities across the country. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

MN Original | Rogue Taxidermist Sarina Brewer

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As a founding member of the Rouge Taxidermy movement, Sarina Brewer’s ethically sourced sculptures have received international recognition and praise, including being featured on the front page of the New York Times’ Art Section. Learn about the rogue taxidermy movement and how her work pushes the artistic boundaries with her hybrid creations.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas: Assembling by Appropriating | Art in the 21st Century: "Legacy"

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Explore the ways that artist Abraham Cruzvillegas assembles sculptures from found objects through a process he calls "autoconstrucc'on." The artist works from his studio in Mexico City to create installations from disparate materials that he has collected. Cruzvillegas says his parents inspired him to examine his own history through his artwork. You will gain a better understanding of autoconstrucc'on, as well as the ways that the artist is interested in sculpture, architecture and appropriated materials.

Art + Activism with Sanaz Mazinani | KQED Art School

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Sanaz Mazinani is an artist with a background in political activism who uses art to inspire dialogue about perceptions of cultural identity. In the latest episode of Art School, she describes her current art practice. Using online media focusing on world news and pop culture as her source material, she creates symmetrical photo collages and videos that abstract familiar images and invite viewers to reconsider visual culture and its meaning and influence on public opinion and social justice. In this episode of Art School, she describes her current art practice and the intentions behind her recent installation at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

In the second video Mazinani expands on the intention of traditional of Islamic ornamentation. 

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218: Modern Georgia, Part VI | Georgia Stories

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Modern Georgia thrives off of ever growing industries.

Segments: Granite Capital of the World; Granite Sculptor; The Second Busiest Airport in the World

Tanya Aguiñiga on Chicano Park in San Diego | Craft in America

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Tanya Aguiñiga speaks about the inspiration and the connection she got through visiting Chicano Park in San Diego.

Autoconstrucción: Art in the 21st Century: "Legacy"

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What is autoconstrucción? Find out in this video clip from Art in the 21st Century: "Legacy." Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas explains what he means by the term, and he says "Sometimes I just play with the materials, finding combinations, just taking whatever is at hand." You will learn about Cruzvillegas' approach to sculpture and installation, as well as appropriation for the purposes of art.

Elements of Art: Texture | KQED Art School

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Texture is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Shape, Value, Space, and Color. Here we look at the how visual artists try to stimulate our sight and our other senses through different textures. They create something that we can see and feel or imagine the feeling of and try to engage us in that way as well. Learn how different textures (and implied textures) convey different feelings here. 

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E-waste into Art with Robb Godshaw | KQED Art School

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How do you make artwork that is conceptual? Artist Robb Godshaw uses technical means to move things that can’t be moved, or make visible things that aren’t normally visible. Watch as Godshaw scavenges electronic waste during an artist residency at SF Recology.

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