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Hotel Art: Egregious or Private Museum?

Hospitality Art is intended to expand the branding strategies of hotels and rental properties. It’s the art that goes into the guest rooms, restaurants, and lobbies of hotels. The art features the culture or interests of the area the hotel is located in. Hospitality art is traditionally done by artists living in the area of the …

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Clay Sculpture Busts

Clay: Hard or Soft? What do Professional Sculptors Use?

In the Oscar-nominated movie Camille Claudel, we see the French sculptor voraciously digging mud from the clay walls of a deep trench in Paris. The imaginary aroma of wet clay fills your nostrils as you watch the mud squeeze through her fingers. Fortunately today, artists no longer have to dig through dirt and mud and …

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NFT Art

Why NFTs Are A Financial Fad, Not An Art Movement

It doesn’t matter what the art is. It doesn’t matter who the artist is. The only thing that matters is a digital file that has a verified identity and ownership. It’s called a “non-fungible token” or, more commonly, an NFT. Using blockchain technology, a system that marries mathematics and cryptography (aka crypto) to make something unhackable, NFTs use a digital …

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Estrangement: Oakland’s Toxic Tree Services Versus The Environment

Over the last four years, Americans have experienced firsthand the destruction done by a party devoid of empathy and motivated only by greed and profit. Major climate policies governing clean air, water, wildlife, and toxic chemicals were rolled back or dismantled. It wasn’t only our environmental policies that took a beating. By 2020, Covid 19  had …

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Racism in Our Family

Racism In Our Family or Community: The Naked Reveal Of Self-Loathing

A few years ago I stunned an art patron when they made a negative remark about a person of color. I told them that the words they used to describe that person was what they were actually feeling about themselves. Racism reflects something in a person much deeper than skin pigment. Racism is a tell. Racism is …

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Climate Evolution Is A Choice; It’s Time To Stop Cutting Living Trees For Sport

Pain and disgust filled my body as the long bed truck pulled up beside my car at the light. The corpse of a glorious tree, at least nine feet tall, extended over the cabs top, making it at least 12 years old. My only thought was, “how can anyone be that unconscious?” In 2020 alone, 4.2 million …

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Other America - Cultural Literacy and Tolerance

The Other America: Cultural Literacy & Tolerance

In a pre pandemic world I once walked into a Chase bank preparing for a trip to New Zealand. The Lake Merritt area of Oakland is six miles from San Francisco in a highly educated, successful area. I walked up to the teller with my account information and asked for the exchange rate for New …

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No More Fireworks

No More Fireworks: The Cost On Society and their Racist Origins

Every year fireworks accost my neighborhood.They are illegal and there are $1000.00 fines for their use. Fireworks traumatize many veterans with PTSD, including myself. Their cacophony can cause months of nightmares, or require the necessity of extra therapy. Some vets can be violent. During the Vietnam War, soldiers were not allowed to spend more than …

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Muted Warnings and An Invisible Killer: Why Are Scientists & Doctors Being Ignored About 5G?

The Roman Empire slowly committed suicide by lead poisoning. They added it to their food as a sweetener, cooked in lead pots, added it to their make-up, and piped in via their water through contaminated pipes. Mount Vesuvius engulfed the city of Pompeii in A.D. 79 before the residents could act. In the end it …

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Awaken Cultural Intelligence through the Arts

Insulated Societies And Fear: Awakening Cultural Intelligence Through The Arts

The Covid-19 quarantine has catapulted humanity into a new phase of global awareness through internet-based interaction. Professional and community based online communication has become a literal life stream. Sadly, prior to the pandemic, we had already started to see a push towards cultural isolationism as a knee jerk rejection of globalism by the fearful. Insular societies …

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