This week, I watched the documentary “The Pixar Story,” and was inspired to write this post about traditional cartoon animation, a dying art form.
^ “Paperman,” by John Kahrs and Walt Disney Animation Studios is a recent short animation that won an Oscar this year. It is a new type of animation that combines the charm of traditional hand-drawn animation and the modernity computer animation.
Every year, Columbia, Mo. has an Earth Day Festival.
This year robots took over.
Last Friday is an example of a time when the place you live surprises you. Not a bad surprise, but a good artsy one. I went to “Artrageous Fridays“.
And let me tell you the art crawl did justice to it’s name. There was art, wine, music, magicians, food and did I mention wine? As one artist put it “It is a friday where once a month the art community of Columbia (Missouri) opens up its arms and saids welcome”.
Ditto. I started off the night at Artlandish Gallery.
Here is a discovery that I think is worth sharing. Much like the Google Art project post, I found this simply on accident.
A note from the writer:
Once in a while, you get a chance to investigate where you came from. You know that conversation people have? You don’t? Well it goes like this…
Person 1 : “So, What are you?”
Person 2: “Oh, I am part Polish, 2% Italian and I think my mom said a bit Greek”
Remember now? It seems that everyone at some point in their life will have that conversation with someone. And maybe, just maybe half of you will actually go out their and try to figure out who you are culturally.
Recently, I did just that, and what I found was a little gem called Calle Ocho.