Welcome to Rare Sightings, the arts and culture blog produced and written by Cynthia DuVal for New Intelligentsia Atelier.  She features artists exploring and experimenting in uncharted aesthetic territory and living their lives as arts and culture innovators.

All Blues

A post shared by Cynthia DuVal (@cynthia_duval) on May 11, 2017 at 8:12pm...

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Welcome to Serendipity a film by Rick Schmidt

Watch the Trailer | Rent the Film | Enjoy! Welcome guests. We love Rick Schmidt's improvisational feature films, his fiction writing and his moviemaking 'how to' books. HIs film Welcome to Serendipity was completed in 1998 just about the time I met Rick through our...

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Light is always changing

The light is always changing. New images come and go. Mostly without a trace. For billions of years. I caught a couple of them today! A post shared by Cynthia DuVal (@cynthia_duval) on Mar 11, 2017 at 3:12pm...

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Art is a journey through the whatchamathingies

It was digital art day today at New Intelligentsia Atelier. #painting + digital photo + digital effects by DuVal. Such fun to experiment and get such cool effects so quickly. My phone is changing my art. That is what innovations do. 3/11/2017 A post...

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Happy International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women's Day 2017 I'm sharing videos of Leslie Gore singing "You don't own me" in 1963 and and then again in 1988. The energy she brought to the first performance is iconic and seems to come straight from her heart. The second performance is...

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Nature Divine

Nature Divine was inspired by the 5 acre plot of land where I lived on Sunrise Road in Lynden, Washington between 2010 and 2014. The landscape isn't representative of the place but conveys what I saw and felt across multiple seasons and moods. I could see it through...

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@SteveLeadbeater

I am loving the art that Steve Leadbeater is coming up with in his year long project to make art every day. He's hilarious and deep and so clever! Seeing his work is like hearing a secret that makes you laugh out loud. Art that makes me think, feel and smile anyway?...

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Book Club Services for Authors and Readers

Book club services are designed to help readers and book club organizers find brilliant independent authors they have never heard of and vice versa. I love to read manuscripts and find self-published books people have written that are packed quietly away in closets,...

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We Produce Online Art Exhibitions and Sales

New Intelligentsia Atelier produces online art exhibitions, sales and branded promotions for artists, arts loving organizations and arts-based entrepreneurs. These consulting engagements are customized to meet client needs. Let's talk about what you want to do....

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Coaching Services for Creative People

One of the challenges we face as independent artists is learning to speak about our work and finding people to engage in meaningful conversations with us about our art. Many artists work in relative isolation. Family and friends and even patrons say they like our work...

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Do schools kill creativity?

This Ted talk is from Sir Ken Robinson. He educates us as he takes us on an entertaining intellectual journey that is much more meaningful than the title of the talk. If I might suggest words from the film, "creativity is as important as literacy?" See what you think...

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Fade Away

Fade Away is an oil on canvas painting by Ramya Sarveshwar. Buy this painting and others at www.newintelligentsia.com/shop

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New Intelligentsia Atelier More Permissions Request

Dear readers, Many of you are asking about altering and using our digital downloads for commercial purposes as substrates for book covers, posters etc.  Contact us to discuss your needs and receive a cost quote.  We would love to assist you. New Intelligentsia Atelier...

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Welcome to the Intimate Lens Online Movie Program 2014

On behalf of our partners Associazione B.R.I.O. and Associazione BAGARIA, contributing filmmakers and New Intelligentsia, we are pleased to present the Intimate Lens Online Movie Program of contemporary ethnographic films. Our premier event is a playlist featuring six...

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The Omsk Collection of Lost Art

The Omsk Collection of Lost Art Left: Kandinsky's Objective Composition, protected for decades as part of the Omsk Collection is believed to be the artist's study for the painting on the right. Middle: A portrait of Wassily Kandinsky Right: Kandinsky's Objective...

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Concept Design for New Intelligentsia Online Cinemas

This digital stage with movie screen is a concept design for New Intelligentsia Online Cinemas.  I was just playing around really, but can't resist showing this because I never tire of looking at it. It dawned on me that our online movie experiences could benefit from...

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Sustainable Design and Development Conference 2012

Last year I had the good fortune to join forces with Sustainable Connections, The Green Building Council, The Living Futures Institute and Revolutionary Productions to make a series of eight films for our Sustainable Futures Cinema. We all agreed we wanted to document...

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David N Pilling

British film artist David N Pilling shoots his films "on the fly" with a pocket camcorder taking advantage of images that inspire him in his everyday environment. Trained as a documentary film maker David makes documentary films and experiments with improvisational...

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The Cartoon Coronation of Vladimir Putin Tzar of Russia

Interview with Russian Artist Maxima Artis Kosmopolites In this post I share an excerpt from an interview I did with Maksim Vasilievich Naydenko also known as Russian artist Maxima Artis Kosmopolites. I found his film The Cartoon Coronation of Vladimir Putin Tzar of...

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Magical Panorama Snowglobe

Created by artists/technologists JD Beltran & Scott Minneman Summer 2012 The Workshop Residence   Magical Panorama Snowglobe from JD Beltran on Vimeo....

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A Nymph of the Waves

A Nymph of the Waves is 20 seconds of film history.  The film was made in approximately 1903 (I've seen many dates in online posts; who can set the record straignt?)  by Frederick S. Armitage. Here is some interesting information about early film making pulled from...

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Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes

Thanks to our friend Lynette for sending us this fun and catchy song performed by Kristin Andreassen and second graders from the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton, Massachusetts. There have been over 400,000 views of this sweet film on YouTube; let's grow...

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The Shimmer Effect

The Shimmer Effect is a  rare sighting I saw on  my living room wall one early evening.  What color!  What shape! What beauty!  I can imagine a summer dress made out of light and how cool it would feel against my skin?  I've watched this film about a thousand times.  ...

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HATS by Belle McCluskey

Fancy a custom hat made by Belle?  Get in line for one of her couture creations.   To order contact Cynthia at 503-957-5158  ...

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Intimalente Festival Di Film Etnografici Caserta 2012

In December 2012 DuVal Ethnographic (and our start up project New Intelligentsia Online Cinemas), CNONtv and B.R.I.O. Association partnered to produce an online broadcast of twelve films from the Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival.  I felt privileged to see and...

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