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Come On Out Comic Fans!


Do you love comics?  Join other comic lovers at the 10th Anniversary MoCCA Fest 2012 this weekend!

The weekend long festival supports the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, dedicated to the “collection, preservation, study, education, and display of comic and cartoon art.”  Every genre is represented in MoCCA’s collection including cartoons, comic books, illustration, political cartoons, and graphic novels.

Featuring amazing guest artists, exciting exhibitors, and great panels, there’s something for everyone at this festival!  There are also panels and workshops just for kids.  The festival’s mission is to bring together established and emerging talent in the comic community.  This year’s Klein Award Recipient is Gary Panter.

Why not join a group of comic artists and enthusiasts this weekend?  It’s going to be a blast!


The poster art for MoCCA Fest 2012 is by P. Craig Russel

When: Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th

Where: Lexington Ave Armory – 68 Lexington Ave between 25th and 26th St

For tickets and a list of panels, visit the MoCCA Fest 2012 website

Keith Haring All Over NYC!

Our students love the electric work of Keith Haring (1958-1990), and now you can see a fantastic exhibition of his early work at the Brooklyn Museum, Keith Haring:1978-1982.

Haring was a fixture in the New York City downtown arts community in the late 1970s and 1980s with friends Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf.  He began making his famous “subway drawings” in 1980 when he realized that he could use white chalk on the black backgrounds of unused advertising space in subways.  These works demonstrate his fixation with the primacy of the line and allowed his art to be seen by a large number of people.  He achieved international fame during the 1980s, and he continued to make public art throughout his career.   The exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum contains 155 works on paper, experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects including sketchbooks, journals, and subway flyers.  Kids will be motivated to go home and create Haring-inspired line-centric art!

Want more Keith Haring?  The Keith Haring Foundation is posting Haring’s journal entries onto Tumblr, one page per day throughout the exhibition.  Take a look inside the mind of the artist at:

Want to see even more of Haring’s art?  Visit Pace Prints for Keith Haring: The Blueprint Drawings through June 2nd!  An 80-foot long scroll wraps around the gallery containing a unique proof of the 1990’s silkscreen edition, The Blueprint Drawings.  It contains all 17 images from the series and is a really fun sight to see!  It comes from the artist’s personal collection and is on view for the first time.

For more information on these family-friendly Keith Haring exhibitions:

Keith Haring: 1978-1982 through July 8th

Brooklyn Museum – 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Keith Haring: The Blueprint Drawings through June 2nd

Pace Prints – 521 West 26th Street


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Art Adventures June Summer Camp 2012


$50 off summer tuition + 5% off each additional week or siblings!

Hurry! Early registration discounts end April 13th.


3 weeks of JUNE fun! at All Souls Church
June 11-15/ 18-22/ 25-29

Mornings 9:30am – 12:30pm $675
Afternoons 1 – 3 pm $450

Ages 3-5’s + 6-11’s


Sprinkled with Contemporary Artists, Multicultural Arts + Friday Visits to the Museums, these 3 weeks are going to fly!


What don’t we use?
Diverse materials and concepts for every kind of artist:
Clay, wood, metal, fabric, found objects, paint, plaster, video and more…
Everything to inspire your child’s imagination, creativity and collaboration!

Outside of daily painting, sketching, we explore many types of artists:
Shostakovich/Gogol’s The NOSE play recreation and stop motion animation, Cindy Sherman facepainting design and photoshoot, Tim Burton animation and clay figures, Felix Gonzalez-Torres candy sculpture, Chamberlain crushed metal sculpture, Tom Otterness clay sculpture, Jessica Stockholder found object sculpture, “Exquisite Corpse” games, Japanese fish prints, African maskmaking, mudprints and more…

Courtyards are used for sketching and outdoor art (weather permitting.)


Multi-faceted learning is what we do best…

Each day your child will exlore wet art, dry art, group murals, free-choice art stations, storytelling, movement, various music, as well as weekly trips to a local museum!

Even lunch is art!

Children bring their own- for a Picnic Style lunch to discuss and voice ideas on art-related concepts + topics.   

Seeing Philadelphia Through Its Murals

If you’ve ever been to Philadelphia, you may have noticed the murals that dot the city.  Travel writer Terence Baker decided to challenge himself to see as many as he could in one weekend, touring the city in the process.  He writes about his exploration in Mural Plural: A New Way of Seeing Philadelphia in the October/November edition of Car & Travel Magazine.  It’s an inventive way to see the city, and he finds unexpected gems along the way. 


The Mural Arts Program, which is responsible for the murals, began in 1984 as an attempt by the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network to cease the graffiti that covered the city.  To do this, they hired Jane Golden to reach out to and work with graffiti writers and encourage them to channel their talents into mural-making.  Mural painters are given the opportunity to refine their artistic skills and beautify their own neighborhoods.  Since it began, the Mural Arts Program has produced over 3,000 murals ranging in size from as small as a waste bin to larger than a four story warehouse.

Baker takes us on a tour of the murals that he encountered during this weekend and the businesses that share walls with them.  One of the most memorable is a life size mural of three Humpback whales.  The artist, Wyland, has painted 100 life-size murals of whales, known as “Whaling Walls,” in 13 countries on four continents over 27 years.  Another highlight is Mural Mile, a selection of 17 of the cities most iconic murals located in downtown Philadelphia.  There is a free downloadable audio tour available through the Mural Arts Program. 


Baker enjoyed his tour of Philadelphia through its murals and discovered shops and areas that he would not have otherwise.  Maybe the next time we go to Philadelphia, we’ll follow in his footsteps.

For more information on The Mural Arts Program, visit  You will find information on tours, videos, and photos!  

Museums at Home with Google Art Project


Have you ever wanted to visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest?  How about the Hong Kong Museum of Art or the Leopold Museum in ViennaWell, get ready!

The art world is buzzing today with news of the expanded Google Art Project (GAP), originally launched last year displaying work from 17 museums in 9 countries.  The revamped project now includes painting, sculpture, street art, and photography from 151 museums in 40 countries.  That gives YOU access to more than 30,000 high-resolution images of ART!  Search by museum name or on the map and create your own GALLERIES! 

We at Claire’s Creative Adventures love the ACCESS to GREAT ART!

What do YOU think?

Take a tour on the Google Blog:

OR go right to the Google Art Project: