The Alachua County Library District will hold its eighth annual summer art show in early August virtually this year.

The art show, which will be an online collection, is open for submissions from people 18 and older until July 29. There will be no selection or judgement process as it provides an opportunity for art to be publicly featured by the library. 

Only two art submissions are allowed from each contributor, and each submission must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Digital art, photography, paintings, 3D art and any other mediums of art are accepted. 

“The library’s adult art show is an opportunity to share your works with the community, and to discover other local artists, and to put your work out there for a larger audience,” Rachel Cook, the public relations and marketing manager at the Alachua County Library District, said. 

Turnout for the art show

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MUNCIE, Ind. — A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk, will celebrate the arts culture of Muncie on Thursday, June 3, with gallery openings, art sales, an outdoor movie and more throughout downtown Muncie.

Canan Commons will feature live music and performances from Masterworks Chorale, Muncie Ballet Studio, America’s Hometown Band Jazz Ensemble and Jacob Smith Ensemble, according to a release.

New this year, attendees are invited to participate in a Community Maypole Dance, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County and led by Muncie Ballet Studio. Maypole dances celebrate the beginning of warm weather. During the dance, “dancers” hold a piece of long ribbon attached to a tall pole and weave the ribbon around the pole as they circle around

Other locations and programming for the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk around downtown include:

After Hours Art Reels: Starting Thursday, Muncie Downtown Development

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Art House Productions Announces Music & Media Summer Camp For Teens

Art House Productions announces the Jersey Art Exchange Media & Music Makers Camp for students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2021.

The camps will take place Mondays – Fridays, July 5 – July 16, from 1pm – 5pm at 150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Each track is led by a digital art, and/or music professional. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.

“I’m so happy to be running this program again,” says Program Director Jacqueline Arias. “It’s a perfect way for teens to spend the summer – exploring their neighborhoods and tapping into their creative spirit. We always have a blast!”

All teens will learn the basic history & background of rap, rock & pop music. Teens will learn to collaborate with other musicians and teens. They will also choose to have individual instruction on songwriting, beat making, or piano.

Teens will learn to use photography, video

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Photography Jackie NIckerson. Images courtesy of Dior

In the long history of the relationship between the worlds of fashion and fine art, a story that often goes overlooked is that of Monsieur Christian Dior. You, of course, know him for the eponymous Maison he founded in 1947, now one the proudest names in fashion and culture at large. A lesser-known fact about the seminal couturier, however, is that long before his career in fashion, he enjoyed a reputation as one of Paris’ most eminent art dealers in the early 1930s. Together with his business partner Pierre Colle, he even presented Alberto Giacometti’s first Paris solo show, and, in June 1931, debuted Salvador Dalí’s masterpiece The Persistence of Memory (that’s right, the one with the melting clocks).

It’s a history that is often overshadowed by the legacy of the monolithic Maison he built, but one person who committed

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