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08
Sep

Art Can Be Seen Everywhere

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Many of us think of art as paintings hanging in a museum or a creative elective taken for fun in high school. However, art has an influence on our everyday lives. Having an appreciation and an eye for art can significantly benefit someone’s personal life and career. This does not mean that you have to […]

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08
Sep

“Offbeat” Artist Appreciation: Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama’s distinctive use of the infinite, color red, polka dots, and surreal established her as an easily recognizable artist. One that managed to create pieces which appeared fun and bright to one viewer, yet layered and profound to another. Her output is highly variable yet at the same time easily assigned to her due […]

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10
Aug

Art in Action Community Mural a Success

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On June 10-13th, Art in Action and Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School’s fourth grade students vibrantly painted an uplifting community mural in Downtown Redwood City titled Connections, Community, and Hope. This mural alludes to youthful dreams and aspirations of a more peaceful and just future through the diverse silhouette children playing in harmony. Beyond the […]

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10
Aug

Thank You Summer Interns!

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As our summer 2021 internships come to a close, we want to highlight each of our talented interns that made an impact this summer. These amazing students helped further our mission, support major initiatives, and help set Art in Action up for a successful new school year. We will miss them dearly!     Emmy […]

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03
Aug

Modern day artist appreciation post: Gary Baseman

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Gary Baseman is a name the general public might not immediately recognize, but his distinctive art style would be familiar to many who view it. Baseman’s body of work is extensive and large, most notably being the illustrator for big time magazines The New York Times, Rolling Stones, and The Wall Street Journal. He also […]

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26
Jul

Appreciating Legacy Artists: Andy Warhol

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“He was a slight man who wore a white wig.” The Times, Obituary, February 1987 The name Andy Warhol probably doesn’t have to be explained. He’s a figure so iconic in the art world that simply showing a color palette of one of his works will remind you of who’s talking about. Being a leading […]

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26
Jul

“Offbeat” Artist Appreciation: Louise Bourgeois

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Louise Bourgeois was a revolutionary French-American artist whose experimental works acted as unusual but honest representations of earnest human emotions. She was not one to shy away from the uncomfortable, being perhaps most famous for Spider, Maman, and Destruction of the Father. A common denominator amongst these striking creations is that they were all inspired […]

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13
Jul

Local Artist Appreciation: Margaret Keane

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For this month’s blog post about a local artist, we’ll be focusing on Margaret Keane. Though technically born in Nashville, Tennessee, Margaret would ultimately run off to San Francisco, California in the mid-1950’s. It was there she would meet Walter Keane — the man who would be the source of both problems and blessings. According […]

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13
Jul

Modern Day Artist Appreciation: Camille Rose Garcia

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Camille Rose Garcia is an artist whose work is easily recognizable, though few may attribute it to her name. Within pop surrealist circles, she’s an often mentioned figure due to her distinctive look. Having bright colors, crooked necks, and vintage charm in her itinerary, Garcia has developed a trademarked style that appeals to both young […]

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13
Jul

“Offbeat” Artist of the Month: Andrei Tarkovsky

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When we think of artists, we tend to think of painters and sculptors. People who create stationary creations out of limited materials. Google’s definition of “art” is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their […]

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