Recycling garbage bags into fine art objects

Recycling garbage bags into fine art objects

Faiza Elmasry for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS Allita Irby turns plastic bags into art. About three years ago, the mixed media artist recognized the potential of the plastic bags her daily newspapers came in. “I was taking the newspaper out and I felt the texture of these bags,’ she said. “They were soft and the […]

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

Hannah Ellman for Cultural Survival – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/CS) Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Deborah Spears Moorehead, an artist from the Seaconke, Pokanoket, Wampanoag, Narragansett, Pequot, Mohawk, and Nipmuc Tribal Nations in New England, has been drawing since she can remember. “The Creator chose me to have the talent to be an artist. I started […]

When public art & politics collide: Recognizing WWII comfort women

When public art & politics collide: Recognizing WWII comfort women

Jeff Shu for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) Glendale, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Last July, the City of Glendale California, unveiled a statute in its central park of a Korean-American who was a so-called “comfort woman” — one of the women forced to provide sexual services to Japanese soldiers during World War II.  In so […]

When research & art collides great things can happen

When research & art collides great things can happen

Carol Becker for Truthout – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/TO) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: There is much interest in “innovation” these days, so much so that the word has almost lost its meaning. Still, in November 2013, I accepted an invitation to participate in a symposium on that very topic. I joined professors of […]

Ancient Hopi & Apache artifacts returned to rightful owners

Ancient Hopi & Apache artifacts returned to rightful owners

Lys Anzia – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Annenberg Foundation Vice President and Director Gregory Annenberg Weingarten announced that the Annenberg Foundation has purchased 24 sacred Native American artifacts from an auction house in Paris – totaling $530,000 – for the sole purpose of returning them to their rightful owners. Twenty-one […]

Where opera & abolitionist heroine Harriet Tubman meet

Where opera & abolitionist heroine Harriet Tubman meet

Richard Paul for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new opera, written by a second-generation Nigerian-American, tells the story of Harriet Tubman, who, a century-and-a-half ago, escaped from slavery and led others to freedom. When Nkeiru Okoye was a little girl, she spent a lot of time shuttling between the […]