Have a good weekend — stay well and safe — and here are a few fun links from around the web…
Street signs reimagined to reflect a world facing coronavirus.
Iconic movie posters with a social distancing twist.
Artists’ messaging about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Getty artworks recreated with household items.
Street artists portray the impacts of COVID-19.
Actually, make as many wishes as you’d like!
‘Cause we’ll be seeing shooting stars; lots of them. The Lyrids have made an appearance every April for the past 2,700 years, and this year is no exception. The meteor shower will be active April 16-30, but it will peak late Sunday, April 19 until the early morning of Wednesday, April 22, according to EarthSky’s guide. The best time to watch is when the sky is fully dark. I hope you’ll get out there and enjoy the show. This one is definitely not getting cancelled.
Hope you have a good weekend — Happy Passover and Easter to those who celebrate — and here are a few fun links from around the web…
A Genius Visualization of Social Distancing.
10 magazine covers that offer creative takes on the coronavirus crisis.
3 lesser-known facts about easter.
8 egg-shaped buildings around the world.
Thank One of America’s Most Prolific Inventors for the Hinged Plastic Easter Egg.
Your pets should be entertained during quarantine, right? I hope you’ll enjoy the story of two bored art lovers who found a way to “a-mouse” themselves.
Looking for something new to watch? NW Film Center welcomes everyone who loves art in all its forms, a great story well told, or is longing for connection to join in exploring new ways of seeing the world through cinema unbound. Check out their suggestions here.
Today’s post is meant to bring you a little magic at the time when it’s absolutely needed. It’s a free workshop with tools to help us better cope with self-quarantine and our suddenly changed reality. The workshop is created by Lacy Phillips, founder of To Be Magnetic. As a client and a huge supporter, I wholeheartedly believe in Lacy’s work and I appreciate her contribution to the community. Check it out here.
3/30/20 – Hear in the Gorge
Hear in the Gorge is a podcast about, well, the Gorge. It’s a great way to tell stories about this place, by the people who know it best. Columbia Center for the Arts hosted Hear in the Gorge LIVE! event last year. Sarah Fox, producer, and special guest, Terrie Brigham – co-owner of Brigham Fish Market (Cascade Locks) and member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation tell a fascinating story about Tribal Fishing in the Pacific Northwest. You can listen to it here.
3/26/20 – National Theater at Home
Enjoy world-class theater at your home with National Theatre At Home.
As part of this, the National Theatre will be releasing one back catalogue National Theatre Live title per week across April and May on the National Theatre YouTube channel. These titles will be free to stream, and be available for one week only. The first four titles are One Man, Two Guvnors, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, and Twelfth Night.
3/24/20 – BANFF – Epic Films for the Great Indoors
Banff Centre Mountain Film is providing the curated program of free Festival films that are available online for you to watch at home with your family. These films were all finalists in the 2019 and 2018 festival in Banff, Alberta.
Check back regularly as more films will be added to the program. Stay strong, stay inspired and enjoy the adventure.
3/24/20 – Making Sense with Art – By CCA Staff Member, Tijana Jovanovic
Dear Columbia Center for the Arts Patrons,
We are truly in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 crisis is an event type that not many of us face often, or even once in a lifetime. As an immigrant, originally from ex Yugoslavia, a war torn country that doesn’t exist anymore, I’ve lived through the civil war, NATO bombing, sanctions, and thought that I’ve seen it all. But this global pandemic is truly historic.
In order to get through, and more importantly, to thrive in these times we need to adapt. One way to do so is to build “psychological capacity”. It’s a concept that comes from the field of positive psychology; encompassing individuals’ hope, optimism, resilience, and self efficacy. And one thing that includes all of the above is art.
In extraordinary moments like this one, art has a special gift that helps us make sense of the nonsensical. As an art center, we have the platform and duty to inspire conversations and build community. The need for this kind of deep connection is now stronger than ever. In the absence of a shared physical space it is crucial to find new ways to connect and inspire. Let’s accept that we are all in a moment of crisis, and let’s use it to create, reflect and reinvent.
Allow us to help with that. We’d like to use this space to share with you what we find inspiring, educational, hopeful, and funny. Life goes on. Art does too. And so do we. Join us on this journey and let’s stay together – now more than ever.
To stay inspired and in tune with virtual happenings check the Social Distancing festival for live streams and videos featuring performance art and concerts from all over the world.
This is just a beginning. We’ll be adding content frequently so see you soon.