Art History Educational Resource – Free!

Written by Michael Binkley, March 3, 2011

I’d like to share a free, on-line resource for all you art history enthusiasts, educators, and students. It’s called smARThistory.org and it provides a depth and wealth of knowledge regarding the history of art.

From the first page of […]

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Brancusi Sculptures Make Up The Google Doodle

Written by Michael Binkley, February 27, 2011

google doodle as brancusi sculpturesRomanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi was the subject of the Google Doodle on Feb, 19, the 135th anniversary of his birth. We saw an exhibition of his work at the Tate Modern in London, England in […]

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Betty Sommerville, Graphic Designer Turned Fine Artist

Written by Michael Binkley, February 23, 2011

betty sommerville lithograph abyss

I met Elisabeth Sommerville almost 30 years ago when she was a graphic designer. She created my stationary and and my 1987 Faces & Figures exhibition poster and invitation. In 1995, she segued from graphic design […]

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Designing Michael Binkley’s NEW Website

Written by Michael Binkley, February 19, 2011

These hands belong to one Michael Binkley and he is fast at work here – not carving a beautiful sculpture, but working away in the office prepping photos and everything else for his new website. As part of […]

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Sculptors are Artists Too

Written by Michael Binkley, February 16, 2011

Michael Binkley standing in his Gallery

One of the visitors to the gallery made a comment during my recent 30th Anniversary Studio Show that I just had to address. She was referring to my collection of figure drawings on the […]

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First Anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Written by Michael Binkley, February 12, 2011

Today marks the one year anniversary of the opening of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. This video was aired on NBC, just prior to the American coverage of the Games. It has been dubbed “Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans”, and most of us Canadians found this to be quite flattering.

I must admit that during […]

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Next Generation of Sculpture Collectors

Written by Michael Binkley, February 9, 2011

Child's hands holding sculpture

One of my patrons brought her school age granddaughter to the gallery to choose a sculpture for herself. I was flattered that both found my work worthy of their time, and I always welcome an opportunity […]

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How a Self Portrait Can Be Perceived by Others

Written by Michael Binkley, February 4, 2011

This short, 5-minute video, “I AM ME”, shows how self expression can be perceived by others. Two strangers were asked to draw a self-portrait, then the other assessed the individual based on what they saw in the drawing. The film was made by an emerging filmmaker, Janelle Huopalainen, who is currently attending Capilano University’s Documentary […]

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Subsurface Scattering and Fine Art Sculpture

Written by Michael Binkley, February 1, 2011

female torso original fine art sculpture

Industrial designer, Ernest McCrank attended my Studio Show last December and after admiring one of my sculptures, remarked to me that he was fascinated by the subsurface scattering he observed. I had never heard […]

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Underwater Sculpture

Written by Michael Binkley, January 29, 2011

I came across this example of sculpture used in a most wonderful way. It is sculpture that is displayed under water, and they have been purposely placed to form artificial reefs.

The Artist, Jason de Caires Taylor is the […]

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