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These “cans” are rendered in porcelain by artist Lei Xue.

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I was lucky enough to go to the enormous music festival that is Bonnaroo, held in Manchester Tennessee,  June 9-12th.  The music was spectacular and the people, both local and from far away, were wonderfully friendly and fun.  What I didn’t expect was the large graffiti element to Bonnaroo: the festival site was surrounded by orange walls that began as visual odes to past Bonnaroos.  As the festival went on, the walls were spray painted, chalked, postered and drawn on until they became a living, ever-evolving border of pop culture and art.

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My sister and I, 1995 and 2011.  Read about Irina Werning’s “Back to the Future” project here.

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Under A Wave Off Kanagawa In Windshield by Scott Wade

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Happy International Women’s Day!

May this holiday become more popular and recognized in the United States in the future.  Image is “Afrocentric“, by widely-known street artist Shepard Fairey.

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Irina Werning

This is the photo project of Irina Werning, entitled “Back to the Future“.  Irina is a photographer based in Buenos Aires.  Irina has asked people to recreate their childhood photographs.  I love childlike enthusiasm, so this is just awesome.  I may need to team up with my little sister and make my own!

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Finnish artist Jonna Pohjalainen spent a summer at the Open Air Art Museum in Pedvale, Latvia.  She took in the trees, the colors and especially the sunsets.  Instead of capturing it all with her colored pencils, she decided to create a piece that encapsulated the local aspen trees, the joy in color and the beauty of the Latvian sunsets.  The field where the “pencils” sit has a perfect view of the sky.  Says Pohjalainen:
” Without sun there are no colours and life!”


Jonna PohjalainenJ

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