Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Make Your Own Comic Strip

January 3, 2017

I was catching up on some reading over the holidays, and came across an article in Library Journal about a new Open Source Comics tool that has been released by Australia’s State Library of Queensland.  “The Fun Palaces comics maker lets users place a set of ready-made images into panels, then write their own word balloons to develop a fully fleshed out four panel comic.”

You can check out some comics other people have made, create your own comic, or dig into the code and customize it.

Just in case your new year’s resolution was to make something…

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Libraries, Archives & Museums world-wide contribute to Shared Shelf Commons

December 9, 2014

What is Shared Shelf Commons? It is a free, open-access library of images and multimedia files, developed and hosted by Artstor. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images.

An impressive number of images ranging from great works of art from world-famous galleries and museum collections to bookplates donated to library Special Collections can be found in Shared Shelf Commons (SSC). In addition to images, SSC currently has over 170,000 multimedia files, including streaming video and streaming audio, that are freely available to the global community. For example, this silent film travelogue documentary provides a glimpse into the past: Travelogues: Washington, DC

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Shared Shelf Commons also has a mobile site where Apple and Android device users can search, browse, and view images. SSC mobile is open to anyone with a mobile device – it is not necessary to have an account. Access the site with your mobile device.

Welcome to Shared Shelf Commons!

“Conversations with the Collection” exhibit on display until Mar. 8

February 4, 2013

RDC presents Conversations with the Collection, a public art exhibition by RDC Visual Art faculty and staff. For this year’s installment of the annual exhibition, each artist has chosen to display one piece of art from the Red Deer College Permanent Art Collection that they feel relates to their own work, alongside a piece of their own work.

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The relationship between the exhibiting artists and the work from the Collection chosen by each artist may be historic, thematic, or even personal. Side by side, the two works create a visual dialogue.

The annual exhibition demonstrates to students and the public that the Visual Art faculty and staff are practicing artists who continue to create their own personal works.