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The ultimate guide to Singapore Art Week.

The National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Economic Development Board of Singapore team up to present the seventh edition of Singapore Art Week from January 19 to 27. Catch the city painted in a kaleidoscope of colours as artists, art collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world pull all the stops to showcase their masterpieces at five major locations – the Civic District and Marina Bay, Bras Basah and Bugis, Jalan Besar and Little India, Gillman Barracks and in the heartlands like Woodlands and Taman Jurong. Whether you’re an art aficionado or rookie, this is the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the city's art through different mediums such as paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, live performances, discussions and immersive experiences such as art walks and lifestyle events. Satiate your hunger for stunning visuals by taking part in over 100 events held at multiple art galleries, institutions, museums and non-profit spaces. Come with a curious mind (and camera) for an impressive range of exhibitions, talks, workshops, performances and film screenings that encompass a plethora of genres and topics including experimentalism, horror, history and culture. .

Art Club Is A Boon For Frankfort Square Elementery Students '

FRANKFORT SQUARE — Third- and fourth-grade students at Frankfort Square School exchange one day of recess for a chance to paint, draw and build in an enrichment program that helps them nurture their inner artist and build new friendships. The students explore their creative boundaries using a mix of media — paint, chalk, paper, coffee filters, wood and ceiling tiles — during Art Club, a weekly program kids attend during their lunch and recess periods. Art Club aims to help] them develop fine motor skills and hone their talents. It also teaches them higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills as students learn to plan, carry out and finish their projects.

The Art Of Science

 All religions, arts and Sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed towards ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom’, wrote the great scientist Albert Einstein in Out of My Later Years’. The book is a collection of his words and essays, in which are reflections on aspects beyond science, including the fascinating connect between art and science. At the 106th Indian Science Congress that was held at Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Phagwara, Punjab, last week, visitors were further introduced to the idea when they saw 3D sculptures of Albert Einstein and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, on campus. Einstein and Kalam, sitting on two benches outside the administration block, attracted almost every visitor especially children, who posed for photographs.Behind these two works created by faculty and students of the Department of Fine Arts of LPU was the strong hand of science. As great biochemist and writer Isaac Asimov said, “There is an art to science, and science in art; the two are not enemies, but different aspects of the whole.”

Johannesburg's grandest old colonial club seeks new image

JOHANNESBURG (AFP).- With its imposing columned facade, hunting trophies and oil portraits, the Rand Club in Johannesburg's city centre is a relic of South Africa's colonial and apartheid past. Founded in 1887 by British mining magnate Cecil Rhodes, it was the favoured venue for white businessmen and free-wheeling gold prospectors to strike deals and socialise in the hushed library or at the 31-metre-long (102-feet) teak bar, reputedly the longest in Africa. But Alicia Thompson, a black woman born in Johannesburg, is seeking to reposition the club, which has struggled to stay open in recent years, by attracting the city's "young hustlers" of today while preserving its heritage. Thompson, a 46-year-old beauty business owner who is the club's deputy chairman, said that she had faced "not one iota of resistance" in her efforts to haul the club into the modern era. "I grew up in Johannesburg, I frequented the city and I used to see this building that I was not allowed to enter," said Thompson. .

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