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New Art Lending Books

Jim Shaw’s “The Hidden World” Kerber Art’s “Larry Sultan” Jack Witten’s “Five Decades of Painting” Eva Respini’s “Walid Raad” and Ryan Trecartin’s “Site Visit” came to crash the Art Lending Collection! New inspiration. New Installations. New Culture. New Social issues. … Continue reading

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What the Frack!

Since 1949 fracking was considered a safe practice yet recently large numbers of people have been standing against the practice pointing out that at its recent invasive volume and practice it is far from that. In 1949 there was only … Continue reading

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Hear Ye Hear Ye!: New Books in Town!

Our extraordinary collection of books for the Art Lending Collection are expanding! Some of these books are fresh on the art scene while others have been gracing earth with it’s presences for quite a while, but it’s new here! So … Continue reading

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This is a Request!

This is not an ARTicle, it is an urgent request! As an Arts and Culture Facilitator I stand to represent the YOU in art. I keep my ear to the streets and try to make connections in under-served communities. I … Continue reading

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Conversations with a Cop

The Art Lending Collection has this photograph by Zoe Leonard called “Police Museum” available to be checked out with a library card.   Recently I was invited to a Crime Watch event in Turtle Creek. I had a fun time … Continue reading

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Pour Me a Bowl of Henry Taylor

  “Painting to me is like milk in the fridge, it’s just gonna happen” – Henry Taylor   Oh dear, Henry’s getting hungry again. Somebody grab him a bowl of cereal, and a paint brush.   There are many strings … Continue reading

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Our Nature Is Our Virtue: The Series

  This piece has been in our collection from the very beginning; and yet, it has proven to be one of the most difficult for me to engage with.   The piece is made up of words. What can be … Continue reading

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Prism Project

“For me it’s about the kids”. Say’s Mary Carey, an Art Lending Facilitator at BCLALC. “It’s always about the kids to me, almost everything I do is pretty much for kids. When I hear the stories from the inmates, a … Continue reading

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Introducing art from the Art Lending Collection

Check this piece out at the Braddock Carnegie Library! The man depicted in this piece of art was alive between the years of 1889 and 1976. Not the strongest time period for the Black man in America, yet he is … Continue reading

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Artists Mapping Racism

“So, just by our own knowledge as a group, I want us to create a list based on this question. What is Structural Racism?” Yeah…. That  huge question was asked to us by Bekezela Mguni at the meeting Mapping Racism … Continue reading

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