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10
May

Legacy Artist: Salvador Dali

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Many of us know and are familiar with the incredibly eccentric yet trail-blazing artist Salvador Dali. A Spanish painter with mesmerizing skill, he ended up becoming not only one of the largest figureheads of the Surrealist movement but also one of the most memorable and talked about painters of all time. While Dali’s striking paintings […]

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10
May

Modern Day Artist: Kevin Peterson

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Kevin Peterson is a striking artist that’s not meant to be forgotten. What accompanies his incredible talent and skill is a sense of depth and nuance to his work that few artists can equally maintain. His work often features young children in possibly dystopian and urban settings. Most notable of all is that the company […]

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10
May

Legacy Artist: Leonardo Da Vinci

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Today, Art in Action is celebrating a birthday (a few days late) for the famous renaissance man Leonardo Da Vinci, who was skilled in architecture, astronomy, anatomy, engineering, and more. However, his real claim to fame was found in his skill as a painter. This is exemplified with the highly mysterious and widely recognized Mona […]

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04
May

ANNOUNCING: Art in STEAM Product Launch!

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Art in Action (AiA) and The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP), are thrilled to announce our partnership with the launch of a new Art in Action lesson line, Art in STEAM. This exciting new curriculum line launched on May 1, 2021. Art in STEAM consists of four K-1 lessons that focus on the […]

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19
Apr

Local Artist: Felicia Chiao

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Unfortunately, San Francisco-based artist Felicia Chiao is not a household name. Yet! Though many tech-savvy kids have probably seen her work posted on a social media site (often without Chiao being properly credited), her artwork is deserving of massively attended gallery showings and displays on billboards. Masterfully using muted colors and recurring characters, Chiao has […]

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12
Apr

“Offbeat” Artist: Yoko Ono

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We’ve all heard of the controversial yet easily recognizable name “Yoko Ono”. Whether it be for her eccentric performance art pieces — such as the “Bed-ins for Peace”, her howling music, her relationship with musical icon John Lennon, or her possible hand in breaking up the Beatles. What not as many people know her for […]

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12
Apr

Modern Artist: Brandi Milne

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Brandi Milne! An artist whose work is full of fun imagery, pastel shades, and sweet delights. Online art resource Wow X Wow has described her pieces as having a “candy-coated visual aesthetic [that] entices us to delve into narratives which bring together themes of innocence and maturity; love and loss; life and death; all the […]

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02
Apr

Legacy Artist: Vincent Van Gogh Facts

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Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh! A Dutch post-impressionist artist, Van Gogh had tremendous influence on the development of Expressionism and on Western art as a whole. His most famous paintings include The Starry Night, Sunflowers, and Wheatfield with Crows, each of them featuring stunning use of colors and creative brushwork to make intricate textures. You […]

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30
Mar

Salon d’Art in Action: Epicurean Artistry 2021

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Our inaugural Salon d’Art in Action event, Epicurean Artistry, was held on March 22nd. In collaboration with Artist Melissa Mahoney and Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel, Owner of Camper Menlo Park, Epicurean Artistry focused on creativity and inspiration in culinary and fine arts. Highlights of the evening included: fireside chat with Chef Greg and Melissa; live creation […]

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08
Feb

Celebrating Black Artists: Black History Month Through a Creative Lens

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Black History Month is a time to acknowledge history, and celebrate the impact of Black culture and individuals. Often drawing from their familial backgrounds and lived experiences, Black artists have strongly influenced much of the American art revolution over the last century. Unfortunately, Black artists have often been left out when recognizing the achievements, talents […]

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