Technology and Artists

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A guide to buying technology for artists and creatives!


How many times have you become
frustrated by the ever-growing complexity that technology brings to your
workflow as an artist? I have been using technology as far back as I can
remember, maybe even longer and there are still times when I think it would be so
much simpler to just use a regular paper notepad instead of this device that
always needs an update.

This week, I am hoping to give
you a little respite from some of the frustrations which as an artist you might
encounter from using technology in your process of creating art. Whether you
are using a computer to keep your paperwork up to date or creating digital
images, as an artist you can’t really avoid using digital tools, they are as essential
as a paintbrush for most creatives. The problem is that technology often gets

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Disney General Entertainment Elevates Charissa Gilmore to Head of Corporate Communications

Longtime Disney communications and marketing staple Charissa Gilmore has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate communications at the company’s TV content arm, Disney General Entertainment.

Most recently vice president of global distribution communications for Disney/ABC Television, in her upped role, Gilmore heads up external and internal corporate communications strategies and execution across business operations and content brands, including 20th Television, ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Signature, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic and Onyx Collective.

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Her responsibilities include strategy, corporate messaging, executive communications, internal communications, public relations, corporate social responsibility, issues management and the shared functions for events planning, promotions, visual communications, editorial and photo operations.

Gilmore reports directly to Peter Rice, chairman of General Entertainment at Disney.

“Charissa’s such an important and trusted partner to me and my leadership team, as well as to her colleagues throughout the company,” Rice

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Solstice, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s big summer bash, is coming back June 25 for the first time since 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Solstice, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s big summer party, is returning in June after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The museum announced Monday that Solstice will be held Saturday, June 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. with a night of music and art featuring multiple groups performing on two stages.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy free admission to the special exhibition: “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion.”

Permanent collection galleries will be open throughout the event.

Member and public tickets are $100, with a limit of four tickets per purchase.

Admission covers food and beverages, including beer, wine, and canned cocktails. The event is limited to guests 21 or older.

Tickets will be made available first to museum members starting Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m.

If tickets are still available after the member presale, the public sale begins

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New pop-up art gallery to open in Washington Street

As Norwalk residents walk along Washington Street this summer, they will get a chance to see new art by a local artist. 

A new pop-up art exhibit called “Shadowboxing: Mixed Media Art by Amy Schott” will be showcased from June 3 – 26 at 132A Washington St. in Norwalk. The exhibit is hosted and curated by Art Annex CT, a local organization that hosts solo and small exhibits for local artists. 

Jane Jansen Seymour, the Marketing Director of the Art Annex CT, was impressed with Schott’s skills to reinvent items seen in everyday life and make them into art pieces.  

“She’ll take things like old cigar boxes and cut them up meticulously with a razor knife and put them together with wire and it becomes something else when you’re looking at it,” said Seymour. “It’s exciting to be working with an artist to help her with her vision of the

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