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Explanation: American Sign Language conveys pop lyrics

How can you expressively sign pop lyrics to the deaf, at a concert?

Watch and learn from Amber Galloway Gallego.  It’s art. (7 mins video)

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Poetry Everywhere…

Poetry everywhere is a series on Youtube of brief 1 or 2 min poems read by the American poets who wrote them.  A wonderful assortment.

Each begins with a short introduction to the poet – basic geography and interest/style.  If you’d like to find some new-to-you poets, this is an easy place to begin looking.  Here’s one I’ve just found: Martin Espada.

Really, you could spend a bit of a rainy Saturday afternoon just listening to these voices and feel intrigued, engaged and encouraged to write yourself.

The Little Art Museum who Could (and did)

I just came across this art museum in America who have been putting on shows of  Italian masters such as Michelangelo (2015), Caravaggio, da Vinci and currently, Botticelli “the Search for the Divine”. Can you guess which one?

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Admittedly, the title on this article is a giveaway that it’s NOT at a huge New York gallery… but it’s at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The who?  The what? The where?

“We’re really punching above our weight class, being a modest-sized university museum,” says Muscarelle director and CEO Aaron De Groft. Under the leadership of De Groft and the Italian art scholar and curator Dr. John T. Spike, the small museum at the College of William & Mary has built up a track record over the past decade of ambitious shows of Italian old masters. Within its small footprint on campus, the Muscarelle has hosted shows dedicated to Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and da Vinci. “We’re taking on these great artists befitting of our ancient university,” De Groft says.

http://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-tiny-museum-virginia-landing-major-botticelli-michelangelo

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