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Caitlin Kuhwald Creates Magical Portraits of Classic Film Stars

Have you scanned the Criterion Classic DVD collection lately? Notice the wonderfully designed new covers? Many of them are recent commissions by working illustrators!

After reading about illustrator Caitlin Kuhwald on Facebook recently, I reached out. Turns out she’s already done eight film covers for Criterion (as well as one internal illustration).… read more.

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Nicole Fleetwood Curates ‘Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration’

This week, FF2 Media is celebrating the 2021 winners of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants!

Also known as MacArthur Fellows, these extraordinary recipients are awarded $625,000 as an investment in their potential. Each fellow has branched out either creatively or scientifically to earn this grant, and have been nominated and selected by an anonymous board who believes in their originality and insight.read more.

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Jordan Casteel: Painting ‘Genius’ Captures Humanity in Portraiture

This week, FF2 Media is celebrating the 2021 winners of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants!

Also known as MacArthur Fellows, these extraordinary recipients are awarded $625,000 as an investment in their potential. Each fellow has branched out either creatively or scientifically to earn this grant and has been nominated and selected by an anonymous board that believes in their originality and insight.read more.

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Forever de Young: Judy Chicago’s Pyrotechnic ‘Atmospheres’

Fall colors abound every autumn, swirling around in the air as they dance making shapes visible and invisible. And, for visitors to — or lucky viewers of —  San Francisco’s de Young Museum this Saturday, October 16 (6 pm),  fall will also bring an additional riot of color . . . in smoke art! As a part of  Judy Chicago: A Retrospective, the artist’s current exhibition is marked with a free performance of one of her pyrotechnic “Atmospheres.”read more.

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New Met Exhibit Focuses on Photographers Who Always Inspire

FF2 Guest post by Jessica Bond

As the saying goes, “one picture is worth a thousand words.” Photography allows the artist to express emotions when words are not enough while giving the viewer a glimpse of the world that the photographer created in her image. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) is currently showcasing The New Woman Behind the Camera until October 6th, highlighting the women photographers from the 1920s through the 1950s who inspired generations of women photographers today.… read more.

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Alma Thomas Was as Full of Life as Her Paintings

Much like her colorful paintings, Alma Thomas exuded energy and verve, signaling a deep love for the beautiful things in life. Her intricate designs emulating the elegance of nature seem to have poured out of her soul. From her childhood in Georgia to her retirement in Washington DC, Thomas was an inspiration. 

Growing up, Thomas was the oldest of four daughters in a well-respected family in Columbus, Georgia.read more.

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