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Inaugural Anishinaabe Art Festival set for July 2022

Oct. 12—BEMIDJI — The first-ever Anishinaabe Art Festival will be held July 22-23, 2022, at the Sanford Center.

“Through the lens of the arts, the festival will celebrate the richness of Anishinaabe history, the culture, and the people,” a release said. “The planning team, core partners and Native artists are preparing for a dynamic event where we can all come together to exchange stories and share cultural values through craft, visual arts, dance, food, storytelling and fashion.”

In 2019, 4-Directions Development, Leech Lake Financial Services and Gizhiigin Arts Incubator met with representatives from the American Indian art community, regional arts organizations and the city of Bemidji to discuss ways of using the arts as an economic and community development vehicle, the release said.

As a result, the group developed the inaugural Anishinaabe Art Festival with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant program.

“This is a

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How London is becoming the centre for digital art and NFT auctions

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A woman looks at a digital art NFT titled CURIO CARDS (EST. 2017). (AFP via Getty Images)

The rise of digital art and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has taken the world by storm this year, and as our purchasing habits continue to shift online, London has found itself at the forefront of the mania.

Since their creation in 2014, a growing number of people are now spending a fortune on things that cannot be seen or felt in real life through NFTs – from digital clothing to artwork, and from music to GIFs.

An NFT is a unique, one-of-a-kind crypto asset that enables collectors to authenticate, own and trade original authenticated versions of special digital goods on the blockchain.

In economics, a fungible asset is something with units that can be readily interchanged, like money. You are able to swap a £10 note for two £5 notes and it will

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Fossils to Falls: Experience local art and culture at the Yosemite Gateway Art Center

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Madera County is the gateway to one of California’s most beautiful treasures – Yosemite. So many people just drive through Madera County passing the chance to experience true California culture and tradition.

On the Fossils to Falls Road Trip brought to you by Visit Yosemite Madera County, you’ll get to take in Central California tradition from history to agriculture all on one epic road trip.

In this edition of the Fossils to Falls Road Trip on CVT were at the Yosemite Gateway Art Center.

This center has been around for 30 years in various names and forms. Now it’s a collection of five art galleries. The director Jon Bock is preserving and nurturing the art community in the areas surrounding Yosemite.

Their upcoming event, Sierra Art Trails, is a one-of-a-kind

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The Demolition of LACMA: Art Sacrificed to Architecture | by Joseph Giovannini

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Demolition continuing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, May 18, 2020

There are two demolitions going on at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest encyclopedic museum west of the Mississippi, with collections spanning many historical periods and cultures. Over the last several months, the museum has razed three of the four structures on the East Campus, the original core of the institution—themselves only sixty years old—and excavators are now polishing off the last and largest, the Ahmanson Building. The East Campus will soon be a bowl of dust.

The second is the demolition of the museum’s very mission. LACMA’s director, Michael Govan, has officiated over an aggressive proposal that will dismantle and relegate to storage collections that for decades have distinguished the museum and established its standing. Govan’s plan is at once grandiose and diminishing—and, above

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