5 Fantastic Fall Landscape Lesson Ideas With Artist Connections

Autumn may bring the end of a growing season, cooler temperatures, and even changing leaves. No matter what fall brings where you live, you may be looking for some ideas to keep the creative juices flowing in your classroom. Rules and procedures are being practiced, introductions are out of the way, and you and your … Read more

MAKING A MARK: The “Landscape Artist” Conundrum.

I decided to investigate the concept of the “landscape artist” after making some rather critical remarks about a certain landscape art competition. What is a “landscape artist”? Google is fascinating – for all the wrong reasons – on the topic of “landscape artist”. Search query results are influenced by its understanding of what is a … Read more

Hong Kong Painter Wesley Tongson and the Lineage of Chinese Landscape Art

BERKELEY, CA — Wesley Tongson, who died in 2012, was a contemporary Hong Kong painter, but his calligraphy, landscapes, and splash paintings were tied to tradition. In the show at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), Spiritual Mountains: The Art of Wesley TongsonTongson’s paintings, including 11 his family recently donated to … Read more

A Musician’s Introspective Journey Through the Lush Appalachian Landscape

In 2020 singer Moses Sumney was living in Asheville, North Carolina, preparing set lists for a tour while conceptualizing a long-form music video for his second studio release, gray, but the COVID-19 pandemic had other plans. From this cloud a silver lining emerged: “I had to pivot to something I could do locally,” the performer … Read more

Deborah Jack Explores the Shared Histories of the Body and Landscape

Deborah Jack uses lens-based media to unravel the presumed discreteness of the racialized and gendered body from its environment. Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, she was raised on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, which features prominently in her work. Its physical environment, and the engagement of Black women with it, produce a dynamic repository … Read more

MAKING A MARK: Landscape Artist of the Year

A number of National Trust properties have been the location for the pods since 2015. The “answer” was revealed in a one-off program – Landscape Artist of the Year: National Trust Favorites – broadcast on Sky Arts on 2nd February which celebrated the National Trust buildings – and associated paintings. (Note: The program is being … Read more