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Where Good Ideas Come From: How To Make the Most of Them

Where Ideas Come From- by Steven Johnson   Have you ever found yourself coming up with an idea and having deja vu about it? The little hunch of a feeling that makes your authentic idea seem like an echo of something that you haven’t seen/ heard before, but may have thought of? Yes, that’s one of those epiphany-oriented moments that makes […]

Get The Most Out Of Life After Graduation: A Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Younger Self, You’re about to graduate and you look around as if you were pinned to one place and the whole world started to dance around you. It’s bit like the times when you were a little kid in kindergarden and everyone made you feel special on your birthday by singing around you. But now it’s different. You may […]

This Is What Life Is All About

Do you know who Miranda July is? It’s cool, I didn’t either until I heard about how she refused to answer any questions about the meaning of her work. Why does she do what she does? What is the point of it? How does she aim to make a difference from her work? Who is she trying to be? Well, […]

Stories of Success: The Exposure Program

Our director, Monika Proffitt, was recently interviewed about the Starry Night Exposure Program, which she created to bring emerging artists to major art fairs such as Art Basel Miami and Frieze Week NYC. One of the artists that we worked with, Anastas Konstantinov, played a big role in our exhibition programming. You can check out the interview here: Please tell […]

Find Your Creative Flow

Find Your Creative Flow by Jason Silva   What is creative flow? Is it a state of mind that we enter when we let go of the realistic limitations that keep us from transforming what we see around us vs. what we think? Or is it the phase we go through when we are busy blurring the line between those […]

10 Ways to Prepare For Life After Graduation

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.” Just graduated? Welcome to your quarter life crisis. We know. It sucks. But it doesn’t have to all the time. You’ve got your whole life ahead of you… Here’s 10 things you can do to prepare […]

Stop Thinking Like An Artist, And Start Thinking Like An Entrepreneur

Okay, so you have your work completed and ready, you’ve got an idea, you’ve got an army of supporters willing to back you up no matter what, and you’ve made a mental list of all the potential resources to make it all happen. Now, the only thing that’s missing is ______. THE RIGHT ATTITUDE. Many times we find ourselves making […]

Creativity is Madness!!!

You start with an unspoken idea, a blank canvas and some tools to help you shape that idea. You start with the contours or you dive right in & then you take a step back. No. Not good enough. You dive in again, and you start building a momentum, a rhythmic dance almost. Your hands must capture your thoughts just right! If you can relate to […]

Can Art Destroy Us?

Can Art Destroy Us? Watch this video by Jason Silva and then you decide: Let the words sink in.   Perspective 1 Just like water, art has the power to keep us afloat and to drown us.     Perspective 2 Just like fire, art has the ability to both illuminate and destroy us.     Perspective 3 Just like words, art has […]

How To Become the Best You Can Be

When we speak of childhood memories, people tend to think of a bunch of crayons, doodled walls and scribbled papers.  Ah, he/she’ll grow up to be an artist, they say. But what if that wasn’t the beginning? What if we were never presented with the concept of a crayon, or color. What if a child was never told what a circle […]