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Chalk It Up to Dangerdust

by Meredith Mullins on July 21, 2014

Paul Klee chalkboard, life lessons via inspirational quotes and chalk art by Dangerdust.

A line is a dot that went for a walk—Paul Klee
© Dangerdust

Life Lessons in the World of Chalk Art

It’s after midnight. The classrooms at Columbus College of Art and Design are deserted and dark. All we hear is the unexpected sound of chalk on chalkboard.

Two shadowy figures, in a small pool of light, are hard at work on their weekly masterpiece. Vandals? Some might say so. But they are vandals of the best kind— capable of beautiful chalk art integrated with inspiring life lessons.

Cultural Encounters at a D-Day Military Camp

by Sheron Long on July 14, 2014

Reconstructed American Military Camp at Sainte-Marie-du-Mont during the D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration, giving militaria collectors a chance to share their gear and providing cultural encounters for visitors. (Image © Sheron Long)

Reconstructed American military camp at Sainte-Marie-du-Mont during
the D-Day 70th Anniversary commemoration, 2014
© Sheron Long

Preserving Great Moments in History

The Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944, did no less than alter the course of the world. Seventy years later, the world still comes to the Normandy landing beaches to honor what the Allies accomplished in WWII, one of the great moments in history.

Of course, the occasion deserves the internationally-televised speeches by world leaders. But this year I chose to visit village commemorations, the ones that speak volumes about respect among ordinary people.

Creative Expression in Living Color

by Meredith Mullins on July 7, 2014

Colorful bark of the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree, creative expression inspired by nature.

A Unique Work of Art
© shulavich/iStock

Works of Art . . . Inspired by the Rainbow Eucalyptus

Would you pay $2,000,000 for this work of art?

The colorful abstract will never show up at Christy’s or Sotheby’s with the Picasso’s, Rothko’s, and Pollack’s of today’s multimillion-dollar art world.

But it is a treasure to be valued.

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