Art & Culture Blog

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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About Our Artist Services

New Intelligentsia Atelier Art & Innovation Studio is where artists and arts entrepreneurs come for Learn | Earn | Thrive coaching and group learning services.   We produce artist-centered design research projects and sociocultural psychology analyses to...

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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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