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Best All Around Canon Lens

Are you looking for a top all purpose lens for your Canon camera? Becoming a great photographer takes practice and the right gear. Capturing inspiring and awesome images does not require fancy equipment but you do need to have the right gear to bring your vision to life. Most professional photographers have multiple lenses that …

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Paul pescador screening

When shooting photography it is important to know what your goal and subject is. Securing the right gear will depend on what you will be shooting and where you will be shooting. Without this information you will struggle finding the right gear for your photography needs. Once you know what you want to shoot and …

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Concert Photography Tips

Concert photography is one of the most exciting and interesting photography styles I have shot. It can be incredibly challenging and rewarding if you are willing to put in the time to develop your concert photography skills. Concerts offer some of the most challenging lighting conditions you will deal with as a photographer and this …

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nikon d7500 vs canon 80d

Canon and Nikon make some of the most popular and trusted cameras ever made. They have provided exceptional quality to professional and amateur photographers for decades and there competition with each other has led to some impressive advances that will help you be the best photographer you can be. While some people are rabid fans …

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Best Infrared Camera

Are you searching for the best infrared camera available? I use my infrared camera for a lot of situations and it took me a couple tries before I found one that performed as well as I needed. To save you the trial and error I have reviewed the top thermal imaging camera options and after …

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Best Disposable Camera

Are you searching for the best disposable camera? Whether you need a top performing single use camera or a waterproof disposable camera you are in the right place. I have reviewed the top disposable cameras on the market and after reading this article you will know the best picks. Best Disposable Cameras Top Single Use …

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Best 35mm Film Camera

Are you looking for the best 35mm film camera on the market? Whether you are a pro or new to 35mm cameras having a top performing camera will help you achieve your artistic goals with the best possible image quality. I’ve reviewed the most popular 35mm cameras on the market and after reading this article …

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Best Follow Focus

Are you searching for the best follow focus? A wireless follow focus is an indispensable tool to help you bring your movie making to new levels. Whether you are a drone photographer, Gimbal or use a shoulder setup a wireless follow focus is an excellent investment. I’ve reviewed the most popular wireless follow focuses on …

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Best 4k Video Camera

Are you searching for the best 4k video camera? I’ve used a number of 4k video cameras in recent years and the top models provide truly amazing video quality perfect for film making, vlogging and so many other recording environments that call for the best image quality. Unfortunately not all 4k cameras are created equal …

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Best Camera Stabilizer

Are you looking for the best camera stabilizer? I’ve been shooting professionally for years and whether you shoot with a digital DSLR or a film camera a high quality stabilizer is an essential tool to have in your arsenal. Whether you are a professional photographer or a YouTube vlogger, a high quality stabilizer is the …

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Best Acrylic Paint

Are you looking for the best acrylic paint for artists? If you are anything like me, using poor quality paint is very frustrating. It doesn’t apply evenly and dries poorly leaving you with a painting that doesn’t reach your full artistic potential. With that in mind I have reviewed the top acrylic paints on the …

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Best Mirrorless Camera

Are you looking for the best mirrorless camera? I’ve been a photographer for years and I’ve used a number of mirrorless cameras over the years. I’ve reviewed the most popular models on the market and whatever your price range you will find the right camera for your needs after reading this article. Best Mirrorless Camera …

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Best On Camera LED Light

Are you searching for the best on camera LED light? I’ve been shooting photography for years and I’ve used a number of camera light models and for this article I have reviewed the most popular options on the market. After reading this article you will know the recommended LED lights. LED lights have numerous benefits …

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Street Photography

Street photography is the raw and candid shots of people showing them in the light of true Humanity. so this means street photography is all about being real and in the moment. Street photography is ultimately for the photographer who is the Observer of life in real time. Street photographers capable of connecting with the …

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How to Make Pottery Clay

Are you new to making pottery clay? Don’t be intimidated the process is not that bad and it’s pretty fun too. After reading this article you’ll know everything you need to start making pottery clay that you can use for your own art projects. If you are fortunate enough to have naturally occurring clay in …

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Best Drawing Board

Are you searching for the best drawing board? After using a number of drawing board models over the years I decided to review the top drawing boards available and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Drawing Board Top Reviewed SoHo Urban Artist Drawing Board Extra Large This is a top quality …

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Best Tracing Light Box

Are you searching for the best tracing light box or light pad? I’ve used a dozen different models over the years looking for the best tracing light box and for this article I’ve reviewed the top models available on the market. After reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Tracing Light Box Top …

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Best Art Markers

Are you searching for the best art markers for beginners to professionals? I’ve used many styles of art markers over the years and not all are created equal. With that in mind I have reviewed the top art markers available today and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Art Markers Top …

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Best Desk for Artists

Are you searching for the best desk for artists? I’ve used a few art desks over the years and having a high quality desk designed specifically for the needs of an artists is a worthwhile investment. I’ve reviewed the top artists desks and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Desk for …

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Best Acrylic Paint Brushes

Are you looking for the best acrylic paint brushes? I’ve been painting for years and I am very particular about my paint brushes and you likely are as well. I’ve reviewed the top acrylic paint brushes and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Acrylic Paint Brushes Top Reviews Mont Marte Premium …

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Best Easel

Are you looking for the best easel? No matter what painting medium you prefer a high quality painting easel can help you achieve better results in your art. I’ve used a lot of easel styles over the years and for this article I have reviewed the top rated easels and after reading this article you …

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Best Drawing Pencils

Are you looking for the best drawing pencils for sketching and shading? You should never let lack of fancy supplies prevent you from pursuing your art but if you are here to find high quality drawing pencils to get the best results possible you came to the right place. I’ve reviewed the top sketching and …

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Best Drawing Books

Are you searching for the best drawing books to improve your technique? Whether you are a beginner just getting started in your drawing studies or looking to expand your skill set improving and expanding your skill set is possible. I’ve reviewed the top drawing instruction books and after reading this article you will know my …

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Best Art Pens

Are you searching for the best art pens for drawing? Whether you are a beginner or a professional who draws in pen having a set of high quality art pens will significantly help you improve your art. I’ve reviewed the top art pens on the market and after reading this article you will know my …

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How To Draw Manga Book

Are you looking for the best book on how to draw manga? I’ve reviewed the top how to draw manga books and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Whether you are a beginner at drawing manga or been drawing for years these books will help you perfect your technique. How to Draw …

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Best DSLR Shoulder Rig

Are you searching for the best DSLR shoulder rig for your camera? If you want to up your movie and video production quality a shoulder rig is the way to go. I’ve reviewed the top shoulder rig models available on the market and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best DSLR Shoulder …

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Best Heat Treating Oven

Are you looking for the best heat treating oven? Whether you are a beginner or an expert knife maker an evenheat oven is essential to creating a high quality blade. Heat treating ovens come in many sizes with numerous features. I’ve reviewed the top rated heat treating ovens available and after reading this article you …

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Best Metal Clay Kiln

Are you searching for the best metal clay kiln? Whether you are new to using a kiln or an expert looking for a metal clay firing kiln for home I have reviewed the top rated models available. After reading this article you will know my metal clay kiln recommendations. Best Metal Clay Kiln Top Picks …

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Best Slab Roller

Are you searching for the best slab roller for clay? I’ve used dozens of slab rollers over the years and whether you want a hand slab roller, mechanical or electric slab roller I’ve reviewed the top models on the market and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best slab Roller Top picks …

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Best Clay Extruder

Are you searching for the best clay extruder? I’ve used a number of clay extruder models over the years and for this article I’ve reviewed the top clay extruders on the market. And after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Clay Extruder Top Picks LUCY CLAY Stainless Steel Czextruder Set Polymer Clay …

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Best Clay for Sculpting

Are you searching for the best clay for sculpting? I’ve been sculpting for many years and I’ve tried a number of sculpting clay makers and for this article I have reviewed the most popular sculpting clay on the market. After reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Clay for Sculpting Top Picks Sculpting …

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Kiln Pyrometer

Are you searching for a kiln pyrometer? I’ve used a number of pyrometers over the years and for this article I have reviewed the best kiln pyrometers on the market. After reading this article you will know my recommendations. Kiln Pyrometer Top Rated HOLDPEAK 1800 Digital Laser Pyrometer This pyrometer is the best overall for …

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Best Pottery Tools

Are you searching for the best pottery tools? While tools do not make the artist, having the right tools prevents the tools from getting in the way of making your art. I’ve used a lot of different pottery tools over the years and for this article I’ve reviewed the top pottery tools on the market. …

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best kiln for glass fusing

Are you looking for the best kiln for glass fusing? Whether you are an experienced glass worker or beginning your journey it is possible to get a high quality glass fusing kiln without breaking the bank. I’ve reviewed the top rated kilns and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Best Kiln for …

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best pottery wheel

Are you searching for the best pottery wheel? I’ve used a number of potters wheels over the years and when I wanted to have one at home I took a lot of time pouring over the most popular pottery wheels available. In this article you will see my picks for the top pottery-wheels, and whether …

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louder than words women on move

This program has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible. Developed by Louder Than Words, a cross-cultural, intergenerational art collective, WOMEN ON THE MOVE transforms a 26-ft truck into a mobile billboard and resource center to aid in the prevention of assault, harassment, and domestic. The photography project’s current emphasis …

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mindfulness self care tools healthy joyful living

Spaces for self-care and self-retreat become a critical part of our daily living. Facilitated by Victor Narro, Art Project Director of the UCLA Labor Center, and Laureen Lazarovici, spend an afternoon discovering mindfulness practices that we can be implemented at any time to keep us centered and grounded. Over the course of the workshop, participants will discover …

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How We Do It

Join artist Star Montana as she brings together a group of women-of-color photographers to discuss their use of photography, zines, and social media to make visible to the world the places and people in their experiences. Participating photographers are: Valerie J. Bower Arlene Mejorado Desilu Muñoz How We Do ItCaptured by Priscilla Mars ABOUT Star Montana (b. 1987) …

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See Me Now

Artists Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando have centered their art practices on the subcultures of East L.A. Using portraiture, either with photography or drawing, both women have created celebratory documentation of people and stories of their neighborhood. Join us for an intergenerational conversation, as these two friends discuss their motivations, challenges, and the considerations they make in representing their …

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office hours 2017

Over the course of three weeks in November, The Main’s director Allison Agsten, met with fifty Downtown area artists on a first come, first served basis. The on-site visits offered an intimate opportunity to form personal connections while also opening a dialogue about the making of the museum. At the end of each meeting, every …

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the main museum presents rigo 23 ripples become waves

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 26, 2017  THE MAIN MUSEUM PRESENTS RIGO 23: RIPPLES BECOME WAVES Exhibition includes first West Coast presentation of statue of political prisoner Leonard Peltier since its January 2017 removal from the American University campus On view at Beta Main, test site for The Main Museum February 25–May 13, 2018 Sculpted …

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imaginaries of the future

Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (Derek Jarman’s Garden), 2018. Graphite on goatskin vellum, 5 x 7 inches.  How can we move beyond the territorialized and rigid formation of traditional identities to speak instead of unfolding identities engaged in multiple simultaneous processes of collective becoming? How does migration contribute to the construction of new and unfolding imaginaries of …

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travis diehl program sfjey

Writer-in-residence Travis Diehl presents parts of his essay on “The Snake,” a soul song from the 60s that has become a right-wing spoken word hit at Donald Trump’s rallies. A great book take on this subject. Diehl’s analysis of “The Snake” winds through the weeds of our polarized politics, drawing in particular on the swampy edges …

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Sid Duenas

Sid M. Dueñas was born in Saipan 1973, and moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of 4. He lives and works in Los Angeles and makes regular trips to Saipan for research. Dueñas’ artistic output disperses recurring themes within his areas of interest (i.e. corporeality and experience as photography, “peaks”, absorption as …

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poetas poecia

Miércoles, septiembre 20 | 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Lugar: Beta Main | 114 W. 4th St., centro de Los Ángeles, 90013. La entrada es gratis; no se requiere RSVP En conjunción con la actual exposición del Beta Main, Star Montana: I Dream of Los Angeles (Sueño con Los Ángeles), acompáñenos a una noche de poesía, música y fanzinesque celebran a la comunidad chicana de Los …

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2018 air applications

Applications for The Main’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence program are now closed. Selected artists have been notified of their acceptance to our Artist-in-Residence program. Thank you to all that applied. We received over 600 applications to the program, and unfortunately, due to the extraordinary amount we are unable to provide specific feedback about applications. No phone calls …

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artist walk through with star montana

In this intimate gallery talk, Star Montana will share the stories behind her portraits of friends, acquaintances, and strangers in East L.A. and South L.A. Admission is free but RSVP here in advance.Earlier Event: August 12Vulnerability, the Birthplace of Creativity: A Workshop Led by Star MontanaLater Event: September 20 Poetas Potion: a night of poesía y palabra

feminism4d symposium

Organized by students enrolled in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design, FEMINISM 4D explores ideas around contemporary feminist aesthetics through conversations on food, self-care, language, and the future. In addition to presentations that will challenge the form a symposium can take in a feminist context, participants will also be …

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star montana interview

When Star Montana walked me through her exhibition Tear Drops and Three Dots at the Vincent Price Art Museum last year, I was as struck by the stories she told me about the types of photographs in the exhibition as I was by the work itself. So, when it came time to consider the presentation of her …

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the main museum presents dora de larios other worlds

Exhibition to feature work by Mexican American L.A. artist and will celebrate De Larios’s recently commissioned permanent installation at the museum’s entry; Other Worlds will inaugurate The Main’s new 2,750-square-foot mezzanine gallery On view at Beta Main, the test site for The Main Museum February 25–May 13, 2018 Dora De Larios in her Culver City studio (photos …

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performance river of everyone river of no one

Experience a site-specific dance performance that embodies Carolina Caycedo’s River Serpent Book, a recently completed publication that encompasses five years of research on the significance and impact of damming rivers. Using the book as both a score and prop, the performance incorporates ideas about fluidity, water, containment, and environmental justice through African Diasporic dance practices. Along with …

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Performance Lessons: Suzanne Lacy Teaches Andrea Bowers Performance Art

Beta Main’s first commissioned project, Performance Lessons: Suzanne Lacy Teaches Andrea Bowers Performance Art, centers on the profoundly influential trajectory of performance art in California between 1968-1980, reanimating and contextualizing this rich artistic history through durational performance, conversations with practitioners and theorists and inquiry on politics and pedagogy. Performance Lessons follows the photographic artists’ durational installation at …

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quiet isn’t kept amplifications in black voice

Experience an afternoon of music and poetry, as artist Micah James brings together performers who explore the Black queer existence through a multitude of lenses. Participating artists are Eddington Again, Bapari,  Black Gatsby, Brandon Drew Holmes, Micah James, Thed Jewel, Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Naeem Juwan, and Adee Roberson. Quiet Isn’t Kept: Amplifications in Black Queer VoiceCaptured by Pablo Simental Micah James is an artist working in LA, making songs, stories, …

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performance mecca vazie andrews title x v 1

Mecca Vazie Andrews, Artistic Director of the MOVEMENT movement, activates Beta Main’s gallery space through dance and multimedia performance. Responding to the artworks currently on view, Star Montana: I Dream of Los Angeles as well as Alice Konitz’s Circle Chairs and Triangle Chairs, Andrews engenders a conversation between both that explores migration and connectivity in a new cultural age. Seating …

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Library of Black Lies

This article is archived from it’s original text themainmuseum.org Edgar Arceneaux: Library of Black Lies ON VIEWSaturday, February 4 – Sunday, March 26, 2017Wednesday – Sunday11am – 7pm For more ceramics art guides and tips read these articles Heat Treating Oven Best Metal Clay Kiln Best Slab Roller Best Clay Extruder Best Clay for Sculpting …

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milton davis and vickie uyeda common ground

This article is archived from it’s original text themainmuseum.org Images: (left) John Wayne by Vickie Uyeda; (right) Kusama by Milton Davis For more ceramic arts guides read these articles Heat Treating Oven Best Metal Clay Kiln Best Slab Roller Best Clay Extruder Best Clay for Sculpting Kiln Pyrometer Best Pottery Tools Best Kiln for Glass Fusing Best Ceramic Kiln …

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circle chair

Are you looking for stylish and comfortable round circle chair? I’ve reviewed the best circle chairs for comfort and style and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list below for links customer reviews and prices for the circle chair recommendations or read on for the full review: Circle Chair …

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Mightier than Metal, Sturdier than Concrete: Robert King and Albert Woodfox on the Struggle of the Angola 3

This article is archived from the original text themainmuseum.org Dr. Robert King and Albert Woodfox are the two surviving members of the Angola 3, the world-renowned trio of prison reform activists (Herman Wallace, died on October 4th, 2013, three days after his release) exonerated after enduring decades of solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary—the largest maximum-security prison in …

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rigo 23 ripples become waves

Rigo 23 (b. 1966, Portugal), a Los Angeles-based Portuguese artist known for large-scale outdoor murals, is considered part of the first generation of the San Francisco Mission School art movement, which emerged in the city’s Mission District in the early 1990s. For nearly three decades, his socially engaged work has focused on addressing injustices, notably …

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dora de larios other worlds

This article is archived from the original text themainmuseum.org Dora De Larios: Other Worlds highlighted the work of L.A. native and ceramist Dora De Larios, one the city’s most vital, yet under-recognized artists. Dora De Larios: Other Worlds showcased work from the artist’s six-decade-long career and inaugurated the new 2,750-square-foot mezzanine gallery, marking one in a series of …

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