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What Meaning Does Art Have Now?

During these uncertain times, art may be more relevant than ever. To many of us — most of us — it is a time of unprecedented fear and uncertainty. Never in our lifetime have we experienced an event so dramatic and sweeping in its impact that it could unseat the very core of our daily […]

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Art Can’t Become Precious

In order for an artist to sustain creative output and maximize artistic flow, there must be a continual letting go of the work. Otherwise, the work becomes the very thing that stops new work. Let’s explore the idea together! Truly great artists aren’t captives of their own ideas. What does this mean? Well, simply put, […]

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Art Is A Universal Spirituality

There is no difference between prayer and art. How do I incorporate my faith into my work? I think that being an artist is one of the highest forms of spirituality you can do, because you are being of service to people, you are being creative, expressing creativity, you are providing entertainment, you’re trying to […]

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The Art of Good Neighboring

There’s a movement afoot in our modern society — a movement toward civility. Toward friendliness. Toward the sharing of ideas and support. No? You may disagree… One might think, and justifiably so, based upon a sampling of pop headlines and poorly curated news feeds, that this bold claim is wildly off-base. Nevertheless, there is a […]

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Happy Accidents

If you’ve been following our social media channels, you’ve seen us talking about accidental art. This above, is a snow-covered fence in Terschelling, The Netherlands. We’ve had a few inquiries and so, we thought this might be a great time to explain and introduce the concept. Life often presents us with moments — a wrinkle […]

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Notre Dame: A Monument for Cultural Humanity

Above: art by first graders in 2018 inspired by the rose windows of Notre Dame Cathedral. Monuments are curious things. We build them to remember, to commemorate, to honor, celebrate and mourn. It’s easy to see these odes to history as scenery; the backdrop to our busy lives. The obelisk, the building, the sculpture — […]

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Art is Process: A Brief History of Jeffrey A. Dering, Part 2

We’ve been getting acquainted with Jeffrey Dering this March on the Emillions Art blog. Jeffrey is an accomplished artist and businessperson — having worked around the world to create experiential environments for his clients and their customers. We are endeavoring to take a closer look at the inner workings of his art — and the […]

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It’s Not Too Late: A New Year’s Resolution

With the new year suddenly upon us and stretching out before us with a million possibilities, Emillions Art asks an important question — and humbly submits that perhaps our readers should ask a similar one. As I reflected on the year, I began to realize there were far more instances, situations and circumstances contributing to […]

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Help Us Support The Naples Players!

There are so many fantastic organizations whom have given us all so much! At Emillions Art, we’ve decided — it’s time to give back! Until December 31, 2018, 10% of all purchases will benefit The Naples Players in Naples, Florida. The Naples Players is a nationally recognized community theatre company located in Naples, Florida. Founded […]

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Larry Aarons: International Man of Intrigue

A conversation with Larry Aarons immediately reveals the visage of humility and grace, peppered to the soles with a feistiness that only an youth spent in the Bronx could produce. While Larry is adept at describing his adventures and achievements, one doesn’t feel a sense of self-aggrandizement. In fact, there seems to be few, if […]

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An Art Student Study: Is Art Worth the Price?

This is the first installment of a two-part series. Part 2 can be read here. Recently, BFAMFAPhD, a collective of artists, designers, technologists, organizers, and educators who work in the intersection of art, technology, and political economy, released an interesting set of data. The contributors and collaborators of BFAMFAPhD have been asking themselves and society […]

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Does Art Stop You in Your Tracks?

You’ve been in that moment. You’ve felt those vibes. You are perusing the walls of a perfectly curated gallery and then, like lightning, it hits you. THAT piece. The one that changes everything for you. Do you remember which it was? One of the richest springs to bloom is the one that thaws the jaded […]

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No Rules for Good Photographs

“There are no rules for good photographs; there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams You Don’t Take It, You Make It Does an artist find magic in planning? Is the finished image exactly what she had in mind? What are the forces and variables that alter, manipulate and influence the artist? What variables –– […]

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The Essence of Art

In this article, we will conclude our look at bronze sculptor, Shray. In our last post, we discovered that Shray is a woman of immeasurable curiosity and depth of introspection. Now, enjoy the rest of this look inside the mind and heart of a storied creator. “The essence of art is the control of line […]

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6 Visual Trends to Watch For This Year

Time will tell, but we think these are themes you will want to be looking for in the coming months. Cultural trends are both a reaction and a catalyst so one should always take trend predictions with a grain of salt. But as we look into the near future, there are some interesting themes to […]

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Barbara Rachko’s Life & Art Post 9/11

Reprinted in full from The Healing Power of Art & Artists. Barbara Rachko is an internationally exhibited American contemporary artist best known for her pastel-on-sandpaper paintings that are inspired by Mexican and Guatemalan cultural objects. She is also the author of “From Pilot to Painter,” (available on Amazon.com), and maintains a popular art blog “Barbara […]

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Resolutions

The passage of time dawns upon us once more. The new year hails like a precipice of possibility — towering, white cliffs of the hope that we can grow, things can change, the world can get better.  So, we set our resolutions. Many of us dutifully, if not cheerfully, choose a goal or two that […]

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Eight Cities Where Art Is (But You’re Not)

Don’t let geography get between you and an amazing art find! Here is Emillions’ list of top eight little-known art towns you have to discover for yourself!

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You Can’t Speed Up the Richness of Slowing Down

Living is so fast that we don’t even have time to stop and ask, “what does art mean to me?” In this short opinion piece, Emillions explores ideas around art’s intent and why it is always worth the effort to stop and discover what we’ve been missing.

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Millennials, Investments and Fine Art: A Blank Canvas

There is so much being written about millennial attitudes and influences—especially when it comes to investing in fine art. We thought it would be fun to share the Emillions perspective on what it means to become a fine art appreciator and collector.

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Buy The Art You Love With Confidence: Tips For New Art Collectors

At Emillions Art, we believe anyone can buy art and begin collecting with confidence. If you’re interested in collecting art but not sure how to go about starting a collection, this post is for you. We explain how to build a collection that you’ll love and that will offer a solid opportunity toward investment.

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