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Check out these articles on local and “outsider” art!

Return on beauty: Hamid Karimi’s artistic stamina pays off

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“While Charlottesville may have yet to see the type of full-fledged contemporary art installations as Indiana University School of Medicine at Illinois or the Cleveland Clinic’s Arts & Medicine Institute, UVA Health South Rehabilitation Hospital is changing its clinical aesthetic with the help of local artist and gallery owner Hamid Karimi.”

Film on the Fringe: 10 Intriguing Outsider Art Documentaries

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“…Other films have examined the unexpected and unrecognized genius, strange pathology, and obsessively creative works of outsider artists in similarly intriguing ways. Many of the documentaries themselves have taken a low-fi approach to their portrayal, creating a similar mood to the works being investigated. Others come from a straight documentary angle, but all are compelling portraits. Head past the break to check out other outsider documentaries that introduce some of art and music’s most expressive creatives on the fringe.”

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

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““Higher analytical thinking and reasoning and student voice fit so well with the arts,” said Bobby Riley, the school’s principal. Teachers are seeing ways to make connections between subjects and watch as students find creative confidence and voice in their expression.”

The Radical, Life-Changing Power Of Arts And Crafts

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“For artists like Kumar, being an artist is not a dream, it’s a necessity. Carving and coloring are all as vital needs as eating and sleeping. There’s no masters degree, no blowout retrospectives, no time spent learning from the reigning art giants. Just making art, as if it’s as essential as breathing. And for artists like Kumar, this act of expression alone is everything. “

Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet

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“The presentation highlights Dubuffet’s passionate belief in a new art paradigm that was non-Western and non-hierarchical, and that championed creators who are “uncontaminated by artistic culture.””

Artists with developmental disabilities team up to create life-size board game

A rainbow made of bottle caps hangs in "The Hero Within: Imagination and Identity" display at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus on Oct. 12, 2015. The playful exhibits are mostly made out of repurposed plastic materials. (Adam Cairns / The Columbus Dispatch)
“A rainbow made of bottle caps hangs in “The Hero Within: Imagination and Identity” display at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus on Oct. 12, 2015. The playful exhibits are mostly made out of repurposed plastic materials. (Adam Cairns / The Columbus Dispatch)”
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