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Summary: Discover the stories, ideas, and methods behind today's most compelling artists; features sixteen artists from North America (Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Summary: "Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words- direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... This unique four-hour series spotlights 17 artists working in the United States today, and invites viewers behind the working in scenes to see artists at work in their homes, communities, and unexpected sites- from an old-growth forest to a military base to a film set. The artists,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Art21, Inc. 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Summary: Profiles twelve contemporary artists from three urban centers: Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Pilcher, Alex

Summary: "Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical or tender, discreetly coded or defiantly outspoken. This book illustrates the wide variety of queer art from around the world -- exploring bodies and identity, love and desire, prejudice and protest through drawing, painting, photography,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tate Publishing 2017

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Chaich, John

Summary: Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community showcases twenty-nine artists who are moving through the narrow space that is gay or straight, biological or social, craft and fine art and doing so explicitly through their work in fiber and textile. Loaded with gender connotations and power hierarchies, fiber-based handicrafts such as crochet, embroidery, knitting, macrame, quilting, and sewing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ammo 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 746 CHA

Chavez, Matthew

Summary: "In this DIY guide, Chavez shows young readers how to create their very own art projects with a purpose. Young artists will be inspired to share their own perspectives and make a difference in their own worlds-from their homes to schools to neighborhoods and the whole broader world"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 700.1 CHA

Summary: Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Green Fuse Films 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BET

Smith, Anna Deavere.

Summary: From "the most exciting individual in American theater" (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith's brass-tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 700 Smith

Summary: "Season seven features twelve artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, in locations as diverse as a New York City public housing development, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden, a ceramics factory in Germany, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Davis, Lynn

Summary: Presents the story of how an eccentric young artist became the inventor of the first telegraph system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MOR

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: A young reader's biography of Beatrix Potter, the author-illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Turtleback Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 POT

Feehan, Christine.

Summary: For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world's most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But carrying out the insane violence and seeing the club's exploitation of the innocent has brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there's only one cure: to see the wife he left behind... Blythe Daniels thought she'd never see Viktor again after he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jove Books 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P FEE

Haseley, Dennis.

Summary: After waiting for decades for the portrait of his prize horse to be finished, an angry rich man decides to confront the artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAS

Painter, Nell Irvin

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A Princeton University historian describes her post-retirement decision to study art, a venture that compelled her to find relevance in the undervalued masters she loves, the obstacles faced by women artists, and the challenges of balancing art and life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 700.92 PAI

Say, Allen.

Summary: "Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist DRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SAY

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Say 2011

Toriyama, Akira

Summary: Ever since Goku became Earth's greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. Goku is starting to get bored. His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media, LLC 2017

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Cagan, Kayla

Summary: Finally in New York City, working as an assistant to a famous modern artist, and planning for art school in the spring, Piper Perish is living her dream--but she is also dealing with a difficult future classmate, a challenging friendship with a fellow budding activist, and trying to figure out what it means to live as a working artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CAG

Froeb, Lori.

Summary: Follow the adventures of Picasso, a playful puppy that is adopted by an artist and his young daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Studio Fun Books 2015

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Kane, Brian M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flesk Publications 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 702 BAMA KAN

Krull, Kathleen.

Contents: Leonardo da Vinci -- Michelangelo Buonarroti -- Peter Bruegel -- Sofonisba Anguissola -- Rembrandt Van Rijn -- Katsushika Hokusai -- Mary Cassatt -- Vincent Van Gogh -- Käthe Kollwitz -- Henri Matisse -- Pablo Picasso -- Marc Chagall -- Marcel Duchamp -- Georgia O'Keeffe -- William H. Johnson -- Salvador Dali -- Isamu Noguchi -- Diego Rivera -- Frida Kahlo -- Andy Warhol.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace 1995

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 KRU

Samancı, Özge

Summary: "As a child in Izmir, Turkey in the 1980 and 90s, Ozge Samanci watched as her country struggled between its traditional religious heritage and the new secular westernized world of brand-name products and television stars. In Ozge's own family, she struggled to figure out the place where she belonged, too. Her older sister was a perfect student, and her dad hoped Ozge would study hard, go to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 SAM

Anderson, Kirsten

Summary: Profiles the life and accomplishments of the printmaker who overcame poverty and illness to become the founder of the Pop Art movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WAR

Pearsall, Shelley.

Summary: "In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PEA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PEA

Spiegelman, Nadja

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Mauscreator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPIEGELMAN, NADJA SPI