I read today that a survey in Ireland found people at their lonliest and most bored since the beginning of the pandemic. Strict lockdowns and uncertainty are taking their toll on everyone so if you know someone who would benefit from these regular e-mails please forward to them.
In the meantime we gathered extra activities and articles this week to provide a happy distraction. Whether it’s fashion, the Sundance Film Festival, Mondrian or microscopic images of snowflakes we’ve provided some interesting articles and activities all around creativity and the arts.
Have a good weekend and enjoy!
- With February being Black History Month in the US, here are some suggestions to immerse yourself in Black culture.
- The new Coca-Cola “Open to Better” campaign completely shifted the look of the drink’s branding, with customizable designs based on positivity
- A scientific study about the reason why humans evolved to have creative breakthroughs
- This start-up has designed pop-up concert venues that incorporate social distancing.
- The organist for the Salisbury Cathedral provided musical entertainment while the cathedral offered COVID-19 vaccines
- Nathan Myhrvold built a camera with a microscopic lens and then shot high-resolution images in freezing conditions to capture photographs of individual snowflakes only millimetres across.
Things to Do Around the World
- Tour the National Gallery in Ireland’s exhibition of Mondrian with curator Janet McLean
- Check out the Chabot Space & Science Center’s free weekly telescope viewings live every Saturday night!
- Here are ten classes that are FREE and examine all aspects of creativity.
- London’s Southbank Theater just launched it’s Inside Out Festival that is Completely virtual and runs through March.
- The “Architecture + Design Film Series”, sponsored by local arts organizations in Burlington, VT, has free virtual film screenings every month through April
- Every Thursday at 3pm EST, Gigi Chen from the Artist’s Network hosts a live, free “Painting Together with Acrylics” workshop
P.S. : Know someone who would like this? Feel free to forward them and they can sign up HERE