Tag Archives: Michael Ray Charles

Jethro Gillespie, his son and some friends at a TASK event

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Over the past few weeks I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking and e-mailing with two more of our current Art21 Educators, Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson. Jethro teaches Studio Art, 3D Design, Ceramics and other art courses at Maple Mountain High School in Utah while Jack teaches 2D Art and Art History at Chapel High School in North Carolina. Both look for ways to better engage their classes on a consistent basis and avoid “window dressing” projects that may look pretty but aren’t necessarily about very much…

Lari Pittman, Untitled #1.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Lari Pittman takes over L.A., Trenton Doyle Hancock issues a call to color, Tim Hawkinson explores sustainability, Cao Fei exhibits in Poland, and more! Centre Pompidou …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

What’s an Art Contest?

Teaching with Contemporary Art

What’s an Art Contest?

Contests. Art Shows. Expos. Special Exhibits. Art Festivals. It’s crazy. While they are called by different names, art educators often have a similar reaction: Someone has a big idea and …

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Flash Points

Introducing Flash Points: Controversy & Contemporary Art

Flash Points

Introducing Flash Points: Controversy & Contemporary Art

FLASH POINTS is a monthly conversational series that focuses on issues relevant to the state of the art world at large, contemporary art education, and issues artists face today. You …


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Picks from the Blanton Museum

Picks from the Blanton Museum

Check out The Blanton Museum of Art’s two exciting exhibitions featuring works by Art21 artists Richard Tuttle (Season 3), Michael Ray Charles (Season 1) and Hubbard + Birchler (Season 3). …

Michael Ray Charles, “Invest Well,” 1997. Acrylic on wood, copper penny, 59” x 48”. Collection of Tim & Nancy Hanley, Dallas.

Antoni, Charles, and Hamilton in Points of Convergence in TX

Antoni, Charles, and Hamilton in Points of Convergence in TX

Currently on view at the Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington is Points of Convergence. Seven nationally-recognized contemporary artists, who received MFA degrees from seven different American university …