Detox visits Athens for annual Boobutante fundraiser | Arts & Culture

Primbondh/ November 30, 2022/ arts & culture

On Saturday night, the 40 Watt Club hosted Boybutante AIDS Foundation’s annual Boobutante event to raise money for HIV/AIDS support services.

Boobutante is a Halloween-themed drag show complete with drinking, singing and dancing. The atmosphere was vibrant and inviting as people of all ages and sexualities gathered at the 40 Watt Club for the show.

Halloween costumes were encouraged at the event, and many spectators were dressed to the nines. Among the costumes, there were plenty of skeletons, Britney Spears, devils and cats.

Jamey Watson is the president of the Boybutante board and has been a part of the organization since 2015. This is his final year with the organization, making this Boobutante that much more special.

In addition to being the president, Watson also participates in the drag show by dressing up as the persona “Skyler D Kay.” Skyler’s fabulous sparkling jumpsuit turned heads all night long as she

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Hewlett Foundation Announces 10 New Commissions for Innovative Works in Media Arts

Primbondh/ November 29, 2022/ arts and media

Final Round of Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions Completes $8 Million Initiative Funding Major New Works in Bay Area Communities

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today the final 10 recipients of its Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions. This year’s commissions, in Media Arts, will support leading artists in partnership with an array of Bay Area cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations. The commissioned artists will develop major new works that incorporate elements of many artistic disciplines, including dance, music, and theater, with cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, genetic engineering, and robotics.

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7 Artists on the Self-Care Rituals that Keep Them Creative

Primbondh/ November 27, 2022/ the 7 arts


Alina Cohen

Artmaking requires significant self-discipline and an ability to ruminate on abstract ideas for hours or days at a time, over the course of many years. Some artists turn to self-care regimens to add structure to their lives or to hone mindfulness, both of which help in furthering their art practices. The seven artists below find that activities like exercise, meditation, yoga, and drinking green tea can boost creativity, allowing them to do their best work in the studio. You can take inspiration from these rituals, whether you’re attempting to make a masterpiece or simply starting a new project.

Photo by Susan Cianciolo. Courtesy of the artist.

Portrait of Susan Cianciolo. Courtesy of the artist.

Susan Cianciolo, a longtime staple of New York’s DIY fashion and art scenes, meditates every morning for an hour. For the last 17 years, she’s downloaded meditation files from, which hosts the

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Business Supports The Arts Awards Breakfast. Cultural Alliance Of Western Connecticut

Primbondh/ November 27, 2022/ supports and arts

Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is pleased to announce the Nationwide Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as a main sponsor of The place Art Lives, the 61st annual Nationwide YA Conference. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Artwork in State Buildings program, the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Division of Buildings and General Services created a traveling exhibit featuring roughly 50 of the 1,000 pieces within the Vermont State Artwork Collection.

As a vehicle for collaborative drawback fixing, organizations like us rely on community, collaboration and creativity among many stakeholders, and we glance to the NEA to inform and assist these projects. Support the humanities in your native space. A part of supporting the humanities is to encourage the artist to go on being an artist.

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Hampton-Pinckney Porchfest showcases artists to celebrate history

Primbondh/ November 26, 2022/ history of arts

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – Music filled the Hampton-Pinckney neighborhood Sunday afternoon for the second annual Porchfest in the historic district just outside downtown Greenville.

Organizers say they went bigger and better for this year’s Porchfest, with 20 musical acts on ten porches and an artisan village for the first time.

“Just a casual atmosphere for folks to come stroll the neighborhood, listen to some music, and just have a great time,” said HP Porchfest Committee Member Amy Connor.

There are no fancy stages or stadium seats, but the streets were packed.

“I have two kids and they’ve been out dancing in the street,” said Mary Catherine Navarro.

The porches in the neighborhood are a favorite spot of many who call this area home. Those who help put on Porchfest want to share that happy place with others.

“Historically, porches have always been a gathering place for neighbors, for friends,

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WVDOT, Department of Arts, Culture and History celebrate five years of Roads to Prosperity with

Primbondh/ November 26, 2022/ history of arts

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In October 2017, Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) rolled out the $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity highway and bridge construction and maintenance program. It would prove to be the largest infrastructure investment in the history of the Mountain State.
The year 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the Roads to Prosperity Program. The WVDOT and Department of Arts, Culture and History are marking the event with an exhibit and video at the State Culture Center in Charleston celebrating the 1,263 projects made possible by the Governor’s program.
“The exhibit shows the extent of the work, in depth,” said Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner of Arts, Culture and History. “I especially love the panel that shows the photos of the equipment, and the way Division of Highways employees have the equipment they need now to do the work.”


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7 Must-See Shows during Frieze Seoul 2022

Primbondh/ November 25, 2022/ the 7 arts


Ayanna Dozier

Diedrick Brackens, installation view of “Diedrick Brackens: together our shadows make a single belly,” at Various Small Fires, Seoul, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires.

With loosening COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, the inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul will see a deluge of events, gallery openings, and late-night excursions that reflect the vibrancy of the capital’s arts and culture scene. Led by director Patrick Lee, the momentous event marks Frieze’s first venture into Asia’s art fair circuit, and boasts a robust roster of international galleries while paying close attention to artists and institutions across the Asian diaspora. Here, we share seven exhibitions that are not to be missed while in town for Frieze Seoul.

McArthur Binion, “DNA:Study/(Visual:Ear)”

Lehmann Maupin

September 1–October 22

McArthur Binon, detail of Untitled, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin.

Chicago-based artist McArthur Binion has infused jazz into his abstract

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RAB Expands National Talent Program for 2023 to IBAF

Primbondh/ November 23, 2022/ arts and media

RAB Expands National Talent Program for 2023 to IBAF

National Radio Talent System

National Radio Talent System (NRTS), a division of the Radio Advertising Bureau, announces a new Radio Talent Institute scheduled to take place in person in 2023. NRTS and the Illinois Broadcasters Association Foundation will be producing the inaugural IBA Radio Talent Institute at Columbia College in Chicago on June 19-28. RAB has been developing the program for this latest institute with the leadership of the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

“We are delighted to continue to grow the footprint of the National Radio Talent System,” said RAB President and CEO Erica Farber. “Collaborating with leadership of the IBA and its Foundation to launch the first-ever institute in Chicago with affords us the opportunity to produce a first-class institute that will be immersive, engaging and rewarding for the students.”

The Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Foundation with support from the Association’s Radio

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Unsettling California | The UCSB Current

Primbondh/ November 22, 2022/ arts and media

Amidst the LA race riots of 1992, the Black man whose beating by white police was caught on video sent a question like a missive into mainstream media: “Can we all just get along?” asked Rodney King. In the recent exhibition “Unsettling California,” the question resurfaced in perforated letters cut from a wax-dripped paper box by Mexican-American artist Pilar Agüero-Esparza. The wax pigment is the result of melting the “skin tones” from Crayola’s “multicultural” crayon sets.          

Agüero-Esparza is one of 11 artists who presented work in “Unsettling California,” in the Glass Box Gallery, co-curated by Dani Kwan and Samantha Harris, graduate students in art and education, respectively. Other artists exhibited include Debra Scacco, Devon Tsuno, Hillary Mushkin, Jessica Bellamy, Kate Saubestre, Marisa de la Peña, Margaret Laurena Kemp, Mercedes Dorame, Sarah Rosalena Brady and Silas Munro. Three of the artists are affiliated with UCSB. Sarah Rosalena Brady is an assistant

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Yes on Prop. 28. Arts education for kids is critical

Primbondh/ November 22, 2022/ arts to education

This summer, Desert Sun reporter Jonathan Horwitz wrote a moving article about the retirement of longtime Palm Springs High School band and visual corps directors Brian and Beverley Ingelson. Under their auspices, Palm Springs High students performed around the world, including at the Sydney Opera House, Disneyland Paris, the Great Wall of China and the second inauguration parade for President Barack Obama. It’s amazing to see our local kids attaining the proficiency to perform at such places and have these world-expanding opportunities at such a young age. 

Arts education has been shown time and time again to improve motivation, concentration, confidence and teamwork. It is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking and verbal skills. Palm Springs High is fortunate to have a strong performing arts program with robust community support. But not all schools in California, let alone our valley, are so lucky.

State law requires

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