Monthly Archives: April 2014

Friday Opinion Poll #4

On Wednesday, April 23rd, William Shakespeare would have been 450 years old.  Happy belated birthday, Bill!  In his honor, we have dedicated today’s poll to THEATRE.

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Click here to take the poll.

 

 

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Poll #3 Results: Do Doodle that Doodle that you Doodle So Well

Doodling is one of those things that proves that art is in the DNA– it’s a way of understanding, processing, and expressing. So what do YOU doodle when you doodle? We offered five categories in the poll, as well as an “other” category.  Respondents were allowed to tick off as many categories as appropriate.  Here are the results:

67% of respondents doodle Letters, Lines, and Shapes

50% doodle People and Figures, other than themselves

34% doodle themselves– Self Portraits

17% doodle Plants and/or Animals

and in the “Other” category?… Food!

"Geometric Letter Landscape Doodle" from DoodlerBlog.com, credited to https://www.flickr.com/photos/vatsug/with/3353696866

“Geometric Letter Landscape Doodle” from DoodlerBlog.com, credited to https://www.flickr.com/photos/vatsug/with/3353696866

 

 

 

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The Art That Breaks Silence

David Schwartz of We Are Lions– “A community that makes art into clothing and clothing into art. Raising money for incredible artists with and without disabilities and great organizations”– gives a TEDx talk about how imperfections great and small, whether labeled as a disability or not, are the shared traits that make us gloriously human.

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Friday Opinion Poll #3

Friday Opinion Poll #3

We want to know what doodles you do when you doodle…

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New Street Art Installations for Art Hop

Clay/Ceramics teacher Kristine was out with Visual Arts teacher Sophia, and a crew of EC artists (James Brizendine, Lupe Chavez, Oscar Onsurez, Richard Chavez, Jose Salgado, and Yadira Prado), installing some new street art in downtown Merced, to coincide with Merced Art Hop this Saturday, April 19th.  Post a photo to social media, #ECArtists. And, if you’re in Merced, go downtown and check out Art Hop from 5-9pm. Visit the Art Hop website for more information.

 

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One of our snails has someone cornered. It’s cool man. Don’t freak out. We just want to be friends.

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Hiding under a bush, you might find a treasure, like this piece by Sophia Mendez, based on Oaxacan story sculpture.

 

 

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Friday Opinion Poll #2

The County Election by George Caleb Bingham

The County Election by George Caleb Bingham

Introducing the new Enrichment Center Opinion Poll. The artists are curious about other artists and art lovers. So, every Friday, we will be asking a new question. Last Friday, we asked what your canvas preferences were– pre-stretched canvas, canvas panel, or stretch-your-own.  Here is a link to today’s opinion poll, which asks about your FAVORITE ARTIST.

FRIDAY OPINION POLL #2

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