Mixed Media Landscapes by Laura Brooks

Three Stars by Laura Brooks

Three Stars by Laura Brooks

Laura Brooks is a Cincinnati-based mixed media artist who returned to the Queen City last year after having earned her BFA from Ohio University in Athens.
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Wynwood Walls in Miami

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Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami whose warehouses now contain a mixture of industry, wholesale distributors, galleries and artist studios. It’s also home to one of the largest collections of street art in the world. Above is part of a mural by the legendary Ron English [confusingly, there’s a Cincinnati-based artist also named Ron English, who sometimes sells his wares on the streets of Over-the-Rhine].
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Elsewhere

Enjoy Your Weekend: birds, bicycles, compost bins and more this weekend!

Steve Powers’ “The Church Of The Open Tab” – The Video: Powers’ installation in STL features the work of legendary Cincinnati sign painter Justin Greene.

Flickr Faves: VisuaLingual: Becky blogs about the coolest hipster loft in Cincinnati.

The House of Much History: in Bed-Stuy, homeowners discover 150 years of “19th-century socialites, 20th-century prostitutes, R & B luminaries, enterprising crack dealers and Brooklyn notables.”

Rethink Your Green Ad Campaign: in LA, a CalArts project raises awareness about water conservation.

Skateboarders’ Ramp House by Archivirus Architects: awesomeness in Athens!

“New York Street Advertising Takeover” Brings Art to Over 120 Illegal Billboards in NYC: illegal art covers illegal billboards in NYC.

Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition

The World Edition

Monopoly has a simple, effective formula that works with varied themes [apparently even the Junior Disney Princess Edition]. I’ve just learned that, earlier this year, people voted for cities to be included in the new Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition. 20 top cities were chosen out of the pool of 70, with 2 more earning spots on the board as a result of write-in votes.
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