The Art of Covid- Rosie the Riveter

“Mae Krier, 94, worked in a Boeing factory during World War II, where she helped make warplanes. Now, she’s helping fight a different battle — coronavirus… Rosie the Riveter is famously depicted wearing a red polka dot bandana around her head, but now, Krier is stitching face masks from the same cloth.” To read the…

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The Art of Covid- Mask Wearing Pigeons

“If you’ve taken a stroll down North Fourth Avenue in recent days, you may have seen 2-foot cutouts of mask-wearing pigeons wheat-pasted on participating store fronts. The pigeons are part of a campaign with the Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition — which is made of local neighborhoods and businesses — that encourages Tucsonans to wear face…

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The Art of Covid- A symbol of hope for all of Arizona Madaras

Submitted By: Diana Madaras TUCSON, AZ, July 13, 2020 – In these difficult and challenging times, an anonymous local benefactor, an award-winning Tucson artist, and several Arizona creative businesses, have collaborated on a gratitude project designed to lift spirits and publicly thank first responders and members of the healthcare community for their dedicated service and…

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The Art of Covid - Covid 19 collage Gale Sherman

Submitted by: Gale Sherman Microscopic species have been the subject of artists in the past, beginning with Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). It was not his age (85 years old) that was the cause of his death, but the Pandemic of 1919. Now 100 years later, the Covid-19 virus is also best seen by microscopes, but electron…

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The Art of Covid - Elephant Print Kathy Ricker

Submitted by: Kathy Ricker My sweet friend, Val, who lives in Wyoming, sent me a mask with elephants. She said “I saw the material, and knew I needed to send it to you!” I absolutely love elephants. They are such amazing animals. If you saw my office, you would see lots of elephants but even more at…

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The Art of Covid- Closed Art Galleries

“As galleries have shuttered during social distancing and stay-at-home orders, this spirit of creativity, if not outright anti-establishment thinking, has informed new relationships between art and viewers.” To learn about the creative ways art is being shared despite the closure of galleries, go to: https://time.com/5851312/pandemic-art-galleries/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_term=entertainment_art

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The Art of Covid- Music written during COVID

“Musicians can’t perform on the road but they’re still able to create music during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a list of songs released in the last six weeks related to life in quarantine and social distancing.” To read the full article and listen to the songs go to: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-coronavirus-songs-20200504-r4jdtacc2jakpoecfwqah3hzzu-story.html

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Art of Covid- Yrurari 3-D Knitted Masks

Submitted By: Ýrúrarí My name is Ýrúrarí, and I‘m a textile designer based in Reykjavík, Iceland. My work comes mostly through knitting; adding knitted 3D elements to second hand sweaters has been the theme of my work for the past years. I started making my knitted masks in the beginning of April when the virus…

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The Art of Covid- June Torreros Spreading the Love

Submitted By: June Torreros I think it’s wonderful that this group has been put together as we are not in this alone. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be working from home via zoom. When this whole thing began I never thought this would happen over here. It was happening in…

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“If you act as though the mask is an annoyance or a source of anxiety, your kid will notice. If, instead, you emphasize that it’s a simple thing you can all do to help keep others safe, your kid will very likely adopt a similar attitude.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-kids-wear-face-masks-coronavirus_l_5ecd53c7c5b6dde56eb0839e?utm_campaign=share_email&ncid=other_email_o63gt2jcad4

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