Being at-large is a beautiful thing.
It means being on the loose, without a direction, without control, without a plan.
Being an artist-at-large is even more exciting when it is combined with the discipline of art, the freedom of travel, the history of culture, the desire of discovery, and the mysteries of the universe.
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Picasso did it. Gertrude Stein did it. Leonardo da Vinci did it. Gaugin really did it. Henry Miller is famous for it. Mozart did it. Mary Cassat and Vincent Van Gogh also did it.
Our ancestors did it.
They traveled. They explored. They moved. They experienced. They observed.
Artists, Writers, Photographers … it’s probably our intense curiosity about life that drives us to move about on the planet. Our need to experience the revitalization of Self attracts the artist in us to the road or the rail or the skies. In a way, traveling is very similar to the creation process – both are taking a leap into the unknown. Within our travels we find the discovery of a new place, a new language, a new taste, a new way of seeing, or find new work methods that will ultimately, profoundly affect our work.
We are here to inspire and encourage you to open the door and step out into an unknown world – to transform – even if it is only by experiencing your own neighborhood.
We are building a community to bring together travelers, with artists, writers, photographers, musicians and other creative people – those who want to create community and share their work, their stories, the information of life found along the way – with our readers, art collectors, and with each other.
The site is subtly divided into several parts that make up the whole. One part consists of the regional destination blogs that include art and cultural travel stories and information, including exhibition and cultural event announcements. Another part consists of member blogs from around the world that highlight their own art, photography, stories, open studios and workshops. And then there’s the social networking aspect of the site, where people can share their status updates and participate in groups and forums.
Where the site is going this year is very exciting – the site’s thirteenth year online! Look for some big new changes during 2013!
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