Tag Archives: Art – Feature

Call to Action: The Design of Protest

This year’s annual AIGA poster show, at Handmade Toledo, has a different twist— all submissions are designs of protest. The right to protest is a fundamental American privilege, and how and what we choose to protest reflects our society and our values. Call to Action: The Design of Protest celebrates artists’ voices while honoring freedom of expression.

A Closer Look—’Close, Closer, Closest’—Interactive Public Art

Several years ago ACGT analyzed the distribution of public art by city council districts, and District 5 did not have any public works, according to Art in Public Spaces Coordinator Nathan Mattimoe. “On a basic level, public art is for everyone in the city,” he said. “We’re interested in expanding not only into neighborhoods surrounding downtown that have problems economically, but also into other neighborhoods in the city that don’t have a lot of public space available.”

The Bearded Lady Project

The field of paleontology has a long track-record of being a boys’ club that, like many professions, did not allow much of a place for women. Most pictures likely to be found in science textbooks are of a bearded “white man with a pick ax,” according to Lexi Jamieson Marsh, director of The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science.