ABB Shows Off Paintbot That’s So Precise it Can Paint An Art Car In 30 Minutes

To say that ABB Robotics’ PixelPaint technology works like an inkjet printer for a car is one way of describing the new technology, but it doesn’t quite do it justice. To show off just how wild the technology is, the company has used its paint robots to create the world’s first fully machine-painted art cars.

The company teamed up with artists to create two designs that its robotic vehicle painter would recreate on the surface of a vehicle. The first was created by the Dubai-based digital design collective Illusorr, and the second by Advait Kolarkar, an eight-year-old Indian abstract painter.

Kolarkar embraced his style to create an abstract art piece, which he says reminded him of zebra pegasuses playing happily in a dream world, so he called it Zebra Dreamland. Illusorr’s piece, meanwhile, was inspired by the movement of air over the surface of a vehicle. Featuring crisp lines, unlike

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TEAM and Foundation Art Space to present ‘Vivid and Vulnerable Vessels’

"Vivid" by Laura Harper Lake

“Vivid” by Laura Harper Lake

EXETER — TEAM and Foundation Art Space presents a solo exhibition by Laura Harper Lake, a N.H. based interdisciplinary artist. This collection of mixed media paintings is Harper Lake’s latest series, with a focus on the human form and themes of body neutrality and positivity. She uses a combination of oil paints, acrylic paintings, spray paint, and pencil in her work.

"Hold" by Laura Harper Lake

“Hold” by Laura Harper Lake

An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, June 3, as part of TEAM’s First Friday downtown initiative, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Foundation Art Space located at 111R Water St., (riverside), Exeter. The Foundation Art Space is a gallery, production base, and headquarters for the Arts Industry Alliance and TEAM (Town.Exeter.Arts.Music) non-profit arts organizations.

The exhibition will be on display through June 25. Open hours for viewing will be on Fridays from 5

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The Dynamics of Sharing Our Creativity

Blinders On

When I ran the Maniscalco Gallery in Grosse Pointe, I remember more than once, artists coming through the door, head down, arms full of art, mumbling something like, “I don’t want to look at anyone else’s art. That’s how I know that what I’m doing is completely original.” In virtually every case, their work was derivative and uninteresting. Working in a vacuum produces vacuous art.


Hiding Our Candle Under a Bushel

I know so many artists who hide away, afraid to share their gifts. And by share their gifts I’m talking about exposing their talent to others who may have something wonderful to teach them. We grow as artists, not in isolation, but by the process of building relationships. I believe everyone I meet has the potential to transform me and my work. It’s not always good news. Sometimes it hurts. But I would not be the

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Art on the Square returns to Belleville, IL for annual show


The 20th annual Art on the Square will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday, May 13; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Public Square in downtown Belleville. For more information, visit

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Art on the Square comes back to downtown Belleville’s public square for its 20th show next weekend, May 13-15.

The annual art event features more than 100 artists from around the world and includes works in ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting, drawing/printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, fine craft, digital/graphic design, photography and wood.

In addition to the fabulous art, the three-day event will have live entertainment, food and wine court, craft beer, artist demos and a children’s area with projects for the kiddos.

Hours for the event are 4-9 p.m. Friday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and 11 a.m. to

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