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Muted Beauty: iPhone Photos by Josh Leonard

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The American actor shows off a few of his Instagram hits

I kinda wish everything looked the way a Joan Didion novel makes me feel: beauty in the banal, meaning in existential plight, love in loneliness and poetry everywhere. All with an equalizing veneer of burnt light.I travel for work a bunch. I'm up both early and late, depending on the demands of the job. I take snapshots on my iPhone and share them with friends through Instagram. Here are a......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

The Productive Potential of Vacant Lots

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Can the Ultra-Ex project save Cleveland?

There are about 20,000 vacant lots in Cleveland, with 1,000 more being added every year. Across other Great Lakes cities, the picture is much the same. To most, the empty parcels of land are a painful reminder of American economic decline. To Ultra-Ex, a team of Cleveland-area scientists, they represent space for ecological experimentation. The Ultra-Ex scientists (the "ultra stands for......read more

Paintings by Amy Casey

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Cleveland painter dreams up fantasy cityscapes

Amy Casey's most recent crop of paintings are noticeably devoid of people and creatures, but there are plenty of signs of life. Her depictions of houses and factories resting precariously on stilts, or connected in mid-air by a tangled mess of cables, offer an anthropomorhpic interpretation of city buildings. Amy has conjured a fantasy urban landscape where the humans have left and the buildings......read more

Favela Painting

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Artists give Rio community a radiant makeover.

In Santa Marta, a hillside favela in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, two artists from Holland are using a massive art intervention to transform the community. Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn originally came to Brazil in 2005 to shoot a documentary on the vibrant favela music scene. They never left. The two stayed in Rio to form Favela Painting, an organization dedicated to creating "striking......read more

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