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On Art and Mindfulness [excerpt] If someone is an artist today it does not mean this will be true tomorrow. The flame that fuels the artist is not solely a function of talent, but is fed by the friction between talent and character. Character is reflected in the artist’s will to move through the world with keen eyes, skeptical of
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Americ Azevedo - The Truth Demands to Be Lived I had a sidekick at a desk next to me. I said, “We’re bored, aren’t we?” And I put up a sign on my desk, “Chairman of the Bored.” [laughs ] But I found that boredom was really interesting. Why was I bored? Boredom was a useless barrier. I found that if I let go of the boredom, my mind
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Ron Hobbs— The Honey Peddler "I have honey," he says. "Lots of hives of good, sweet bees. Look!" He pulls from his jacket pint after pint of rich honey in comb. He moves the empty can of Rosarita frijoles aside, moves my ashtrays and displays a row of pints before me. "Only twelve dollars each," he says. "But señor, I
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Dickson Schneider - Free Art Seven years ago, Dickson Schneider embarked on an experiment - giving his art away in public spaces. It's been so interesting, he's kept doing it. As he said, "This is strangely egoless. In Germany, I found there's no word for 'free' - 'gratis' is the best word. And 'no cost' just sounds stupid. So
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Art of Engagement

Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Why are the arts so often considered frills when it comes to what is needed in schools, in politics, in so many parts of life? The capacity for creative response is needed in all walks of life. In this issue we explore art as a tool for social engagement. Read More


Sharing the Wealth

Friday, June 27, 2011

It's been my good fortune to have more than my share of remarkable friends, and several of them appear in this issue of the newsletter. One of the joys of having a venue like this newsletter is that its a vehicle for expanding my own circle. Read More


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