Carin Maxey Exploring The Arts In Jacksonville, Fl

Exploring the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida

While Jacksonville, Florida may be known for its bright and favorable weather, Jacksonville also boasts a vibrant arts scene that centers around cultivating artistic community. In addition to public galleries, the city offers monthly art events and festivals that appeal to art lovers of all kinds. Here are some exhibitions and events you can expect […]

Carin Maxey What Playing The Piano Teaches You About Discipline

What Playing the Piano Teaches You About Discipline

Since kindergarten, the piano has played an integral role in my life. Waking up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to practice the piano not only requires dedication, but passion. On Sundays, I often play as a substitute pianist for local churches and take pride in sharing my passion with the local community. Over the years, […]

Carin Maxey Art Music Higher Education

Arts & Music in Higher Education

It is no secret that the arts and music elements of education are the first to be cut. Dating back decades, the struggle to maintain funding for arts education has been an ongoing one. As printed in the NY Times article in 1993, educators and artists have long argued that students without art are as […]

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Give Your Brain A Workout… With Music

Do you want to exercise your brain, but hate mathematics and puzzles? Try music! Researchers at premier institutions like Johns-Hopkins and Ashford University are paying attention the effect music has on our brains, and their findings are worth noting. They posit that music is mathematical, although we don’t realize that when we are listening to […]

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How to Learn a New Song on the Piano Quickly

Anything that we learn takes time, energy, practice, and dedication. Learning something as complex as playing an instrument can take far more energy and training than other things, but I think we can all agree it’s well worth it. Once you’ve learned how to play the instrument, you get to move on to playing different […]

Carin Maxey Fewer Art Galleries Than Ever

Fewer Art Galleries Than Ever

Not only are several dozen galleries closing every few years, but many are never getting the chance to open in the first place. Is it the rising cost of rent? The expensive and grueling schedules of art fairs? Or maybe it’s habits of collector have become too fickle. According to the UBS and Art Basel, […]

Carin Maxey Art Prof - Learning Art Skills Online

Art Prof – Learning Art Skills Online

Art classes aren’t as easy to come by as they once were. With all the reform in schools we see today, many kids do not have access to art programs and the ones who do, aren’t getting the quality they deserve because of severe lack of funding. When it comes to adults, many don’t know […]

Carin Maxey Aunt DiAne Gates

Aunt DiAne

My Aunt DiAne Gates, whom I am so proud of, is a best-selling Christian author. Her devotional, Faith from Fiction, is #1 on Amazon. Not only is she a writer but an illustrator and photographer, too! Her work is rooted in faith and demonstrated by her blog, Moving the Ancient Boundaries. She has worked as […]

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The Top Female Painters of the World – Part Two

Last month, I wrote about six of the world’s greatest female painters. This month I’m going to tell you about the other six fabulous women from The Culture Trip’s list of today’s most important artists. Vija Celmins The Latvian artist, Vija Celmins, moved to the United States, Indiana specifically, when she was just ten years […]

Carin Maxey Best Female Painters

The World’s Best Female Painters

Who run the world? Girls. Especially female artists. I love decorating my home with art knowing I’m supporting another woman in her endeavour to take on the world. I came across a great article that showcases 12 of the most important painters working today, all who happen to be women. Here are 6 of these […]

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