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Can't Stop the Sponge

October 2, 2020

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run moved Mireille Soria to tears. “It was so beautiful,” she told TIME, describing what it was like to see the finished film for the first time. You might not normally expect SpongeBob to…

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Art for Everyone

September 25, 2020

When we want to see art, where do we go? The pandemic has made it hard to visit museums and galleries. But sometimes, we can find art outside in the neighborhood. Murals are large artworks. They are painted on walls.…

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Honoring an Artist

August 12, 2020

Ruth Asawa was an American artist. She became famous for her abstract sculptures. She usually made them from wire. Their forms were inspired by nature. Asawa’s life and work are now being honored on a postage stamp. On August 13,…

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All Smiles

July 13, 2020

A fun way to put yourself in a good mood is by creating a mood board, sometimes called a vision board. What’s that? “It’s a collage of anything that inspires you, makes you happy, or speaks to you,” says Susie…

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Artful Giving

July 13, 2020

Chelsea Phaire is trying to cheer up the world, one art kit at a time. The 10-year-old is the founder of Chelsea’s Charity. Its mission is to deliver art supplies to kids in all 5o states. Chelsea also wants to…

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Just Six Words

June 29, 2020

Updated June 29, 2020 Writer and journalist Larry Smith asks an interesting question: “Can you describe your life story in six words?” He leads a project called Six-Word Memoirs. A memoir is a story about the writer’s experiences. The project…

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Write Now

October 4, 2019

Want to know something special about Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, by Donna Gephart? The book’s first draft was written inside 30 days, during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge. It takes place each year in November.…

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Off the Charts

September 13, 2019

Most hit songs follow a formula set by the music industry. But streaming and social media have changed this. Rising stars can now find fans without support from the music industry. No one understands this better than Lil Nas…

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Art In Action

December 7, 2018

It was an ordinary day at Grand Central Terminal, in New York City. People were rushing through the busy train station. Then the creatures showed up. They were green, red, and shades of blue. When they moved, they whooshed like…

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Painting History

March 2, 2018

Before leaving office in January 2017, President Barack Obama chose artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait. First Lady Michelle Obama chose Amy Sherald to paint hers. These are the first African-American artists picked to paint official presidential portraits.…