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Detroit-Windsor Cross-Border Bridge to be Named After Gordie Howe

June 4, 2015

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Gordie Howe has already been immortalized in a bronze statue we were commissioned to do in 2007, but now the name of “Mr. Hockey” himself will also live on, with the Detroit-Windsor cross-border bridge. Canadian and U.S. officials announced the name last month in Windsor, and the “Gordie Howe International Bridge” is set to be […]

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How to Have A More Creative Year in 2015

January 8, 2015

You don’t have to be an artist to be more creative in your daily life. The trend of do-it-yourself crafts are growing every day, and now it’s easier than ever to enrich your world. The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has a few suggestions to help inspire your new year. The first thing to do […]

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What to Do During the Holidays in Chicago

December 12, 2014

In the middle of the holiday season, you may be scrambling for things to do with your family and friends coming to visit.  Whether you’re a seasoned Chicago resident or new to the area, there’s never a shortage of things for you to do or see in the city. There’s plenty of great shopping in the Chicago […]

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Could Glowing Trees Really Be in Our Future?

April 28, 2014

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What do you get when you cross a jellyfish with an oak tree? No, it is not some sort of children’s riddle.  This was a real question posed by Dutch designer/artist/architect Daan Roosegaarde.  He wondered at how jellyfish and fireflies got their glow, how he could harness it, and how he could use it to […]

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Rauschenberg Foundation: Changing the World Through Art

April 23, 2014

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When you think of an artist leaving a legacy, you may think of the artwork he or she created through the years.  But some artists are leaving behind more than just canvases and sculptures.  Their legacies are foundations that were created to promote art or better the world in general.  One such artist was Robert […]

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6 Facts About Picasso You Probably Didn’t Know

April 16, 2014

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Pablo Picasso is known world-wide for his intriguing paintings..  Here are 10 fun facts about Picasso that you probably didn’t know: 1. Pablo Picasso wasn’t his real name.  Well, not his entire name, at least.  His whole name, all 23 words of it, is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios […]

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Leave the Art Work to the Bees

April 4, 2014

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Canadian artist, Aganetha Dyck, freely admits that she doesn’t do most of the work to create the art that carries her name.  And yet, her exhibitions have been shown all over the world without a complaint from the real workers.  In fact, they are happily buzzing about her work that is currently on display at […]

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Does Luck Play a Role in an Artist’s Success?

March 25, 2014

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Why is Starry Night considered an amazing work of art? Why is the Frozen movie’s song, “Let it Go” so popular? Why do some artists make it and some don’t, even though they have similar talents and background? It’s easy to say that Starry Night is popular because it is a unique masterpiece, that “Let […]

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Chicago Art Legends and Legacies

March 18, 2014

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The Art Institute of Chicago not only celebrates the art pieces that line their walls and displays, but they also celebrate the artists who have created them.  The museum has done so again by bestowing the Legends and Legacy Award on another great artist.  This award is reserved for living African American artists who have […]

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Artists Find New Ways to Use Photography

March 9, 2014

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As time marches forward into the digital age, there are many artists who choose to hold onto the past.  Some writers refuse the latest technology in favor of a typewriter.  A few musicians prefer to record only in studios that don’t have the latest sound-correcting technology.  And many visual artists choose to use tools and […]

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