A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece

Photos: Ephorate of Antiquities of Arta

Pebble mosaics dating from the 4th century BC have been unearthed in Greece. During excavations at the Small Theatre of Ancient Amvrakia, the floor of a 12-foot wide bathhouse was revealed. Achaeologists discovered carefully laid mosaics of swans, octopuses, and winged cherubic figures  surrounded by a spiral border. Each design was formed using smooth river pebbles in white, off-white, and dark tones, with amber and red pebbles acting as accents. The dig was conducted by the Ephorate of Antiquities, in the town of Arta, which has been occupied on and off since ancient times. Continue reading

Chicago McDonald’s by Ross Barney Architects draws comparisons to Apple stores

Fast-food chain McDonald’s has replaced its iconic restaurant in Chicago with a building by Ross Barney Architects that is “unlike any in the company’s portfolio”.

The new outpost opened on 9 August 2018 in the city’s River North district, on the site of the Rock N Roll McDonald’s that served as a flagship for the chain, but was demolished last year.

Its replacement – designed by local firm Ross Barney Architects – is a steel and timber structure that boasts a number of sustainable elements, and has been compared to tech giant Apple’s stores by several news outlets. Continue reading

SWIM Gallery Brings Together a Diverse Group Show in San Francisco

SWIM Gallery Brings Together a Diverse Group Show in San Francisco Auguste Somers of SWIM Gallery curated a new group exhibit titled Fresh Waves in San Francisco. The show features eight artists, including 23 year old LA-based artist, designer, and creative director Tony Camaro, Oakland-based painter Dimebag Darla, LA-based abstract painter Henry Fey, LA-based sculptor Rada Margot, Argentinian designer, photographer, and artist Lucila Orengo, LA graffiti mainstay Sickid, Oakland-based magical realist painter Woodrow White, and San Francisco multidisciplinary artist Chelsea Ryoko Wong.


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School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education Fall 2018 Information Sessions (Sponsor)

Image Credit: Dominick Bedasse

Learn about School of Visual Art’s courses, get the inside scoop on career opportunities, meet their faculty and discover the latest on what they have to offer. These special events begin at 6:30pm and are open to the general public, free of charge. All events will take place at School of Visual Arts’ campus in New York, NY.

Advertising Job Fair: Wednesday, August 29, 136 West 21st Street Street, room 418F
Computer Art: Wednesday, August 29, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 301C, 3rd floor
Design: Thursday, August 23, 209 East 23rd Street, room 311, 3rd floor
Film, Video and Animation: Wednesday, August 22, 209 East 23rd Street, room 502
Fine Arts: Tuesday, August 28, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 602C
Illustration and Cartooning: Thursday, September 6, 209 East 23rd Street, room 311, 3rd floor
Interior Design: Thursday, September 6, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 1104C, 11th floor
Photography: Thursday, August 30 /214 East 21st Street, room 205A
Visible Futures Lab: Wednesday, September 5, 132 West 21st Street, 7th floor
Visual Narrative: Wednesday, September 12, 136 West 21st Street, 11th floor Continue reading