MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- Art Colony of Zanesville (Art COZ) has announced its musician and artist of the month as Alek Mack with Alek Mack Music and Diana Wilson with Rose Moon Artistry and Gingersnap Photography.

Mack said he was 16-years-old when he was first given a guitar and was self taught as he doesn’t know how to read the music, but instead plays by the heart.

“Morals and ethics and love and stuff like that is where I get my drive from. You know, I love beauty… There’s color in this world that’s not black and gray and you got to be able to see it… I like to take a like a life lesson or something I’ve learned or something I see and turn it into a format that people can understand.”

Zanesville has the best community when it comes to art, says Mack. He shares while he

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The art season for spring has begun and Downtown Dubai’s Foundry —a hybrid progressive art space in the region is all set to present a series of exhibits and talented artists through its five new shows.

Beginning next month, Foundry will host five new shows with more than 10 artists that include some of Emirates prominent ones.

Among its latest presentations is an exhibition by Sharjah based artist Juma Al-Haj, whose artwork envisions the relationship between art and language. In his solo exhibition ‘Frame of Mind’, he takes references from ancient religious texts, as well as personal letters and notes. The outcome is an abstraction of language through painting and a spiritual transcendence towards the metaphysics of language and nostalgia.

Another exhibition at the Foundry is ‘Bangladesh Art Week Dubai’ curated by Niharika Momtaz where Bengali artists such as Tayeba Begum Lipi, Ashfika Rahman and Yasmin Jahan Nupur will be

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HOME - Art and Homelessness Festival Will Take Place Next Month

Coventry UK City of Culture, working with Arts & Homelessness International and partner organisations in the city, presents HOME: Art and Homelessness Festival, taking place in venues across the city from 8-16 October 2021.

The first event of its kind in Coventry, the festival marks a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects, coinciding with World Homeless Day on 10 October, co-produced by people who have lived experience of homelessness.

Highlights include the world premiere of Cardboard Citizen’s electrifying new musical, The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency at the Belgrade Theatre, a co-production with Coventry UK City of Culture; an outdoor photography exhibition, Agency, by acclaimed socially engaged photographer Anthony Luvera, working with local people to create Assisted Self-Portraits; and ART = HOME visual art exhibition, which presents artwork by local and International Artists, all with current or previous lived experience of homelessness.

Additional events include a Variety

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The June meeting for Weatherford Art Association had a turnout to see artist Susie Monzingo demonstrate her skill in applying gold leaf application to her paintings. Each month there is a new demonstration for all types of media that includes oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography and digital art.

At each meeting an Artist of the Month is selected. Artists bring their paintings to compete for the honor. The Artists of the month for June were Patricia Harder, first place for her watercolor painting “Bird on a Doorknob.” As first place winner, Patricia’s painting, along with additional works, are displayed at the Doss Cultural & Heritage Center in Weatherford.

The second place winner was Caroline Vaughn for her photo titled “Evelyn.” This photo is displayed at the downtown location of the First National Bank of Weatherford. Third place went to Jerry Shidal for his acrylic work titled “Texas Barn,” which

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