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Industrial Abstract #17

Indie Collective turns Corporate Projects into Art

Dan Holden's Blog

Finding Portland Screenwriters like myself and independent production companies are always looking for paying customers to help defray the cost of new gear and of course, basic necessities. Corporate videos, weddings and travel videos are one way that many companies get by, but much of their work is obvious and predictable. Occasionally, you will see something fresh and interesting enough to want to share.

This video  of Portland, Oregon, was shot as a time-lapse film using 300,000 individual photos assembled over 51 days for the online real estate finder app Movoto. Yes it is a promotional piece, but it is so stunningly gorgeous that it qualifies as art as well.

Called “Finding Portland”, the film took production company Uncage the Soul 51 days and more than 300,000 individual photos to assemble. Each second of the film represents about 3.8 hours of real time.

The production company, which is a collective…

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Art For Art’s Sake [No. 12]

Portland arts tax: Controversial $35 income tax needs ‘review,’ refinement, potential changes, citizen group says |

Activate! Justice: Talk about money and moral wrongs

RACC expected to receive between $3 million and $4 million in the tax’s first year.

Thanks. God bless.


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Arts Education for Arts Education Sake….


 I ran across this  post  at . It has some interesting ideas about how the arts can aid in helping students learn different subjects, e.g., math, science. I wish someone would write about how math and science can be used as aids to help students understand the arts. I would love to see a full  article or post that focuses on arts education for arts education sake instead of arts education for math and science education’s sake. Will arts education ever be valued on its own instead of just as an aid to help students understand other subjects? As always, let me know what you think and/or feel.

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Using Art to Explore and Teach About Culture, Identity and Representation

Artspace: Summer Artist-in-Residence

Art Opps


The Summer Artist Residency is available to established, dedicated, working artists. Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 18 years of age. Artists working in most mediums will be considered. Artists working with toxic materials, hazardous machinery, etc. will not be considered due to limitations within the building. Artists must not be currently enrolled in an institutional program of study, including instructional museum programs. Artists must be ready to enjoy working in an open studio setting where the public is able to interact with the artist during public hours. Artists must work in the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week during public hours. Submitting Artists must be experienced in art instruction – preferably with adults and children (ages 8+). Submitting Artists must be prepared to exhibit their work based on the work submitted for application.


The Summer Artist-In-Residence program at Artspace is intended to…

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What should a person consider when thinking about applying to Art School?

Plainly Painting - David Manley

striph Painting Studio, Falmouth School of Art, 1972

A couple weeks back Stephen B. MacInnis asked this question and posted some good, intelligent replies…I was supposed to answer it too…but typically though I did write something down never got around to posting it in time.  Well here it is…

Where do I feel most comfortable making art

Where do I feel most uncomfortable making art

Where can I see comfortable art

Where can I see uncomfortable art

Where will I be able to swing a cat

Where will I be able to swing several cats

Where will I find a ready supply of cheap mice

Where will I be able to skin a cat (or mice)    note: I do not advocate actually skinning livestock of any kind.

Who will I find to talk to me about art

Who will I find to listen to me talk about art

Who will…

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Intelligent Boards: Embracing the Future of Art Education

CITES Classroom and Conference Media Engineering

Smart Board. Image courtesy of SMART board. Image courtesy of

The development of Android phones and iPhones has amounted to a booming development of apps for the App Store and Google Play store, which have become helpful resources within the classroom. Through these venues, educators have found many applications that are useful, such as games that help students set up routines for school and others that help them learn appropriate behavior. In addition, technology has also helped school become more interactive with the use of intelligent boards and tables.

In Art Education specifically, the use of intelligent boards has become increasingly useful to teach somewhat abstract concepts. For example, when showing a photograph and you are trying to teach your students about the rule of thirds (when you divide the picture into a 3×3 grid), you can use the SMART board, for instance, to draw on top of the work in order to point out…

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