Sunday, February 5

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Science

Could robots do the work of master marble sculptors? This one is “99%” there, according to its creator.

Carrara, Italy — A remarkable innovation is changing the way timeless art is created. For centuries, Italy's world-famous Carrara marble has been used to make some of the most iconic sculptures in history. It was the marble that iconic artists include Michelangelo and Canova spent hundreds of hours turning into masterpieces. Now, it is also the marble wrought into sculptures by "1L." The 13-foot zinc alloy robot is doing the work of an army of Renaissance sculptors, according to Giacomo Massari, the owner of Robotor, the company behind the invention. We watched as his creation worked to create another: a Venus sculpture. "I think it's going to take about four days," Massari told CBS News. The ROBOTOR company's 1L robot sculpts a ...
Blockchain company buys and burns Banksy artwork to turn it into a digital original
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Blockchain company buys and burns Banksy artwork to turn it into a digital original

A blockchain company bought a $95,000 Banksy artwork, burned it and broadcast it live on Twitter — all part of a process of turning the work into a virtual asset called a non-fungible token, or NFT. Injective Protocol, the company behind the stunt, bought the screenprint "Morons (White)" from New York's Taglialatella Gallery, then burned it Monday evening. The event, which took place in an undisclosed Brooklyn neighborhood, was live-streamed through the Twitter account BurntBanksy. Moments later, Injective Protocol employees created a digital representation of the art using blockchain technology on the OpenSea, which recently gained notoriety after Mark Cuban used it to issue his own NFT. While digital art has recently become popul...
“Immersive” entertainment is all the rage
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“Immersive” entertainment is all the rage

At "Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience," images of art from Tutankhamun's tomb are projected on screens that surround visitors. Photo: Clifford A. SobelAttendance is sluggish at movies and museums, but people are flocking to "immersive" shows that let them walk around (virtually) in a Van Gogh painting, King Tut's tomb or a surreal fantasy world.Why it matters: People are yearning to ditch their sofas and phone screens for transcendent experiences that let them move around and mingle, untethered from a theater seat or virtual reality headset. Driving the news: The surprise popularity of the half-a-dozen competing immersive Van Gogh exhibitions that hit the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic helped open the floodgates for similar shows, which make world-class art and artifacts more ac...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News
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State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News

A sock is a shoe, and a buskin is a boot. But together, the two have cemented their names in the arts and now in a new theatre company based around Centre County.Gregg Baptista, the treasurer for the new group called Sock & Buskin Theatre Company said the new community company is taking a “collaborative approach” to the arts.Sock & Buskin Theatre Company is “a 100% volunteer organization” that ‘’builds a community for people that love theatre,” Baptista said.For company president Stefanie Austin, “theatre is like a family to people” that creates an environment in which community members can collaborate and share the same passions that were important to...
Murals let Friendship Heart artists express themselves on building ‘canvas’ | Entertainment
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Murals let Friendship Heart artists express themselves on building ‘canvas’ | Entertainment

No matter the season, there’s a garden in bloom in the 300 block of Lancaster city’s North Mary Street.It’s actually a mural, painted on the walls of a two-story house by artists from the Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio. The owners of the house, Colin and Julia Morrell, enjoyed seeing their house’s exterior walls sprout a garden and become a local destination.And it won’t be the only mural by Friendship artists to grace the streets of Lancaster; another is planned for Rachel’s Cafe and Creperie this fall.The Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio is a creative arts group of artists with intellectual disability and autism. Its primary gallery and studio is...