#Rock Art

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Murals on the Rocks: Art at the Dawn of Civilisation

While today’s art is taking a turn to the digital, or are taking alternative forms like NFTs, we’re catapulting into the past to examine the predecessors of today’s boundary-breaking art-forms: cave paintings across Southeast Asia. 1. Indonesia. Tucked away in a remote limestone cave in an Indonesian Borneo rainforest, scientists...
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Archaeologists Are Seeing Cave Art in a New Light

A small group of artists, carrying engraving tools, torches, and other supplies, assembled at the base of the towering limestone outcrop, near the mouth of a dark cave. Together, they entered the lightless space. For 40 minutes they wormed through passages and scrambled over speleothems. Their juniper-branch torches cast a warm, flickering light and shed bits of charcoal like bread crumbs along the trail. Nearly a quarter-mile from the cave entrance, they reached their canvas: a rugged limestone wall, 40 feet long and eight feet above the cave floor. They set the torches aside, lit stone lamps greased with marrow, and climbed onto a ledge that ran along the wall’s base. There, they began their work. At this spot in what’s now northern Spain’s Atxurra Cave, some 12,500 years ago, the artists carved scores of horses, bison, deer, and mountain goats. The animals’ outlines fluttered and winked in the light thrown by the lamps.

Footprints in the sand: An extract from West with the Light

My outstanding travel assignment of 1990 took me 16,000 miles south to Namibia. David Coulson was the son of a diplomat, who grew up in England but had been living in Nairobi, where he won international acclaim as a photographer and would later become the co-founder and chairman of the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA).

These Millennia-Old Cave Paintings May Be Among India’s Oldest

Archaeologists say cave paintings found in northwestern India’s Aravalli mountain range may have been made more than 20,000 years ago. As Shubhangi Misra reports for the Print, the area where the art is located, in the state of Haryana, is also home to much older tools and tool-making equipment dated to as long as 100,000 years ago.
Bellefonte, PAState College

Chalk the Walk, live music to be featured in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — Friday in the ’Fonte — a free summertime event which supports Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, craft beverage producers and more — is held on the last Friday of the month in May, June, July and September. As part of the Friday in the ’Fonte celebration in July, organizers are...
Falmouth, MAcapenews.net

Town Divided Over Hearts

Falmouth resident and grade school art teacher Karyn H. Phares paints bright red plump hearts on various sized rocks and under the cover of night places them around town. It started at the beginning of the pandemic as a way to bring joy, especially during a time of uncertainty and adversity. She began by painting hearts on rocks and leaving them in her front yard in North Falmouth for passersby to take or simply admire. She also delivers the rocks to locations around Falmouth and has enlisted her family to help.
Visual Artkidsactivitiesblog.com

Unique Rock Art Ideas to Inspire Kids

These rock ideas for kids are really fun and we hope they inspire kids of all ages to try making some unique rock art projects at home or in the classroom. Think of rocks like a blank canvas. The possibilities are endless! You also don’t necessarily need any paint to create a masterpiece. We have some fun rock ideas that you are going to love.
Idaho Falls, IDeastidahonews.com

Sidewalk Art Festival brings artist and art lovers together

Dozens of artists gathered on the Idaho Falls Greenbelt this past weekend for the annual Sidewalk Art Festival. The festival, staged by the Eagle Rock Art Guild, gave artists from across the region a venue to sell their work, check out the work of their peers and draw inspiration from one another. It also demonstrated the wide range of creative people working in the arts locally and provided a chance for art lovers and artists to interface, all while allowing the community to show their appreciation for the artists and their creations.
Sioux Falls, SDpigeon605.com

The Week Ahead: July 29-Aug. 4

The Week Ahead is our hand-picked event guide to the next seven days in Sioux Falls and slightly beyond. For guaranteed placement or to promote your event ahead of time, email jodi@siouxfalls.business about a featured event listing. July 29: Art market, music and food truck. Join Severance Brewing Co. on...

A&K adds new luxury Northern Territory adventure

Abercrombie & Kent has added a new small group journey to its Australian portfolio unlocking the Top End and Red Centre. The 11-day adventure reveals the Northern Territory at its finest from north to south. The itinerary provides an in-depth exploration of Darwin, with guests discovering all the city’s major...

Sonda: The Lush Temple Village located in the lap of the Western Ghats

It is the kind of place where peace, spirituality and lush nature go hand in hand. It is a place where prehistoric rock art, beautiful Hindu and Jain temples and a matha established by Sri Madhvacharya exist in close proximity to each other. It is the kind of place where life seems to move at a much slower pace. I am talking about Sonda or Sodhe, the lush temple village that is nestled amidst the Sahyadri mountains and is surrounded by the dense jungles of the Western Ghats.
Cornville, AZSedona Red Rock News

Cornville man creates art from the wild

A game called Jumanji has a life of its own — an ancient game where the primitive spirit of the jungle can leap out and take hold of your world. “Jumanji,” the 1995 film starring Robin Williams, centered on a supernatural board game that releases jungle hazards upon its players with every turn they take.
Little Rock, ARualr.edu

UA Little Rock announces winners of 2021 Annual Student Competitive

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced the winners of the 2021 Annual Student Competitive. This year’s competition featured 41 works of art by UA Little Rock students involving drawing, paintings, prints, graphic design, photography, illustrations, textiles, metals, sculptures, ceramics, and furniture. Melissa Wilkinson, associate professor of art...