I've discovered that tilting my head ever so slightly and stroking my chin has never done anything for my ability to appreciate art.That's why the second installment of Art4Trails, the public art initiative by Rochester Arts Collaborative and Rochester Art Center, works so well for ordinary art schmucks like me.You can be driving down a Rochester street one day and see some abstract thingmajiggy on the corner and think, "That's cool!"
Every Monday for the last several months, the electronic message boards along Rochester's highways begin to light up with messages as if some jokester had highjacked the boards. "KISS ME I'M SOBER," the state's message boards proclaimed around St. Pattie's Day. "YOU DON'T HAVE SPIDEY SENSE, PAY ATTENTION!" they wisecracked recently.There is no doubt that the messages, a joint effort of the Minnesota departments of transportation and public safety, are having an effect, an official said.
Jeane Licari and William Schmidt, two Rochester artists whose works will be featured at the Charter House's upcoming art exhibit, "Impressions of Nature," work in different media.Licari is an painter. Schmidt is a photographer. Both describe lives in which the desire to create art has been a near-constant impulse, even when work and family life took over and forced them to put their art on a back burner.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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