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Virtual Reality and the Future of Arts

By  •  2 months ago

The presence of new virtual reality (VR) technology is expanding by the day. From the Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift, the means by which to transport yourself to a …
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A Hollywood Star’s Advice for Maintaining Drive and Juggling Multiple Talent | Alyson Stoner

By  •  3 months ago

Alyson Stoner has accumulated more film and television credits by the age of twenty-three than most actors amass in a lifetime. A triple threat — actress, singer, and choreographer — …
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Nina Senicar, the Globetrotting Serbian Star

By  •  3 months ago

Nina Senicar has traveled the globe in pursuit of her dream to become an actress. Born in Serbia to a family of doctors and professors, Nina won the title of …
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Five Movies that Will Change Your Life

By  •  4 months ago

Art has the power to help us grasp ideas, experiences, and feelings that we are otherwise unequipped to comprehend. Using the creative and symbolic force of its medium, art can encourage questioning, jolt …
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How Curiosity Helps Brian Grazer Win

By  •  4 months ago

Brian Grazer lives for curiosity.

As co-founder of Imagine Entertainment, he has produced some of our generation’s most iconic films and television series, including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Friday Night …
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How to Produce Films in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Kevin Turen

By  •  4 months ago

Kevin Turen isn’t your typical filmmaker.

As an independent producer, and more recently as President of Phantom Four, Turen has brought to life a number of enthralling films, including Arbitrage, …
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Art at the Intersection of Physical and Digital Reality

By  •  5 months ago

The explosion of digital media over the past forty years has transformed the nature and techniques of contemporary art. Artists can now create works of art within the confines of …
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Michael Chow Discusses How to Use Art to Foster Positive Social Change

By  •  5 months ago

Mr. Michael Chow is known not only for his star-studded restaurants, but also as a global cultural icon whose portrait has been captured by the likes of famed artists such as …
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Ella Fontanals-Cisneros on How to Appreciate the Beauty in Art

By  •  6 months ago

Meet Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur, and art collector. Ella is the founder and president of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (“CIFO”), a non-profit organization committed to the enrichment of the arts …
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How Art Can Change Your Life

By  •  6 months ago

Bradley Theodore creates works that fuse pop culture, street art, fashion, music, and technology. He has worked on murals in the streets of New York, Hong Kong, and Japan and …
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The Politics of Hip Hop and Rap in America

By  •  6 months ago

How do subcultural art movements impact the larger cultures in which they develop, and their societies at large? Such was the question posed by IVY Thought Leader and beloved Georgetown lecturer, …
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IVY Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Arts and Culture Edition

By  •  6 months ago

In the spirit of the holidays, IVY is proud to showcase a selection of our amazing cultural partners that are providing special deals on holiday gifts and memberships. IVY’s mission in Arts …
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What Makes an Exceptional Story? Columbia Professor Explains

By  •  6 months ago

It’s no secret that to succeed in business, politics, or art, you need to be able to tell a great story. But what are the ingredients of exceptional stories, and why are some better than others?


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Giovanni DeCunto Explains the Power of the Modern Gallery

By  •  7 months ago

Giovanni DeCunto’s paintings have been included in some of the most prestigious art collections and museums worldwide. His works hang on the walls of the White House, the Smithsonian, the …
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Shakira’s Producer Juan Cristobal Losada Reveals Three Secrets that Make a Song a Hit

By  •  7 months ago

How do you measure the success of a song? Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, Juan Cristobal Losada, unpacked the elusive answer to this million-dollar question during IVY’s Entrepreneur Night in …
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Inside the Mind of a Top Fashion Designer

By  •  8 months ago

Earlier this Fall, IVY held a breathtaking fashion presentation featuring the work of the talented and inspiring Angelys Balek, for whom each piece of clothing is a work of visual art. Balek …
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Celebrity Chef Marc Murphy on Never Working

By  •  8 months ago

Celebrity Chef Marc Murphy works hard: he’s a wildly successful restaurateur and one of the best known food personalities in the country. To him, however, he’s not working at all. Check …
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15 Cultural Date Ideas This Fall

By  •  11 months ago

Are your regular date spots getting a little tired? Check out some of these great date ideas for Fall with some of our cultural partners!

New York City American Ballet …
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E-Commerce is Changing Everything (Even Handmade Italian Leather)

By  •  12 months ago

Quality Italian leather is extraordinarily rare and extremely expensive—an assertion one IVY member seeks to debunk with his new fashion line, Armadio.

Fashion is changing. With e-commerce, it’s more …
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Building a Fashion Collection with William Bradley

By  •  1 year ago

“At the heart of our brand is a very strong woman,” said Rodney Jones on a 7:30am phone call. He didn’t realize he was actually answering an even more pressing …
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What You Don’t Know About Portrait Photography

By  •  1 year ago

America’s Next Top Model would be nothing without Tyra Banks and smeyes. “You have to smile with your eyes,” says Tyra over and over again on her show. But what …
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The Role of Film According to Jason Sudeikis

By  •  1 year ago

Jason Sudeikis just wants to bring people together. In his most recent film Tumbledown, Sudeikis explores what it means to fall in love in one of the unlikeliest places with …
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Meet the Most Versatile Designer in Women’s Fashion

By  •  1 year ago

We’ve all done it—arrive at an event, just to find someone else in exact same dress. IVY Innovator Finalist Jia Li is here to tell you that you’ll never have …
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Photographing a Technological Age

By  •  1 year ago

IVY Innovator Design Finalist Matthew Jensen isn’t sure he should be called a photographer—at least not in the traditional sense. He might prefer the term “explorer” or “collector.”

“I was …
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How to Be an Artist in the Internet Age

By  •  2 years ago

Studying a painting by IVY Member Nima Veiseh is like a lesson in layers. Each work is a conglomeration of some dozen or more different textures, colors, and strokes. Nima, …
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Meet the Whimsical Maria Korovilas Who’s Conquering LA Fashion

By  •  2 years ago

It’s easy to fall in love with Maria Korovilas. Like the whimsical laces and patterns of her collection, she’s ethereal.   

Since Maria launched her eponymous line in 2012, k o …
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Industry Insights from Hollywood Producer Bradley Gallo

By  •  2 years ago

What if you could work alongside Halle Berry or Nick Jonas? For IVY Member and Hollywood Producer Bradley Gallo, it’s all in a day’s work. His most recent films include …
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Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On: Shakespeare for the 21st Century

By  •  2 years ago

On the heels of rave reviews from The Chicago Sun-Times, we are thrilled for IVY members to join us at the Chicago Shakespeare Festival’s The Tempest.

Set on a magical …
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Conquering Crisis: Vanessa Black Tackles Ukraine, Climate Change

By  •  2 years ago

When you ask a 19 year-old Ukrainian girl in the middle of the Crimean Crisis what message she would send to the world, you don’t expect her to say, “Don’t …
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Behind the Scenes with a World-Class Performer

By  •  2 years ago

When Pamela Stein takes the stage, she’s totally fearless. Being a professional performer and composer is more than a full-time job—it’s a lifestyle.

Over the years, Pamela has performed …
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How to Unlock the Meaning Behind Art: The SixHour Art Major

By  •  2 years ago

Galleries are like old school first dates: unless you’ve done a little research, you’re walking in blind. As you stare at a contemporary painting—perhaps composed entirely of wild brushstrokes or …
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Diamonds are an Investor’s Best Friend

By  •  2 years ago

Diamonds may always be a girl’s best friend, but recently, the gem’s gleam has caught the attention of men too, who look to precious stones for investments. The United States’ …
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Beyond the Make-up: Inside the Life of a Beauty Queen

By  •  2 years ago

In the logo for the Miss Universe Pageant, the slender silhouette of an otherworld beauty reaches for the stars. Her gown pools around her feet, and a tiara crowns her …
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Meet the “It” Girl in LA Fashion

By  •  2 years ago

Red carpet-ready fashion is having a moment. More and more women are looking for access to high-end fashion in a ready-to-wear format.

Designer Mary Alice Haney knows the red carpet …
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Art: the Unsung Angel for LA’s Homeless

By  •  2 years ago

Homelessness rarely comes to mind in visions of Los Angeles—it’s far easier to dream of days and days of endless summer and maybe a Hollywood star or two. But in …
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Can Art Disrupt Real Estate?

By  •  2 years ago

Meet Kipton Cronkite: art collector, philanthropist, real estate professional, and entrepreneur who is perhaps best known for founding KiptonART, an online lookbook dedicated to supporting young artists. Nowadays, he’s combined his savvy in both …
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Collaborate with Ryan Gosling’s Secret Twin

By  •  2 years ago

Meet long-time IVY Member Jeff Ayars: filmmaker, producer, actor, and Portfolio Management Specialist at NBC Universal. You may already know of Jeff from his comedy group, Cannibal Milkshake, which he …
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Secrets from Hollywood: Behind the Scenes with A Top Director

By  •  2 years ago

Meet award-winning filmmaker and director Joshua Butler, whose long list of film credentials include writing and directing the acclaimed short Will Work for Food, guest directing The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little …
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Inside the Mind of A Concert Pianist

By  •  2 years ago

Meet IVY Member Daniel Beliavsky: concert pianist, composer, music theorist, filmmaker, and educator. Since his first professional performance at fifteen, Daniel has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals around …
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The Beauty in Tragedy: Review of Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

By  •  2 years ago

Winning both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at Sundance Film Festival is not an unprecedented achievement. After Fruitvale in 2013 and Whiplash last year, Me, Earl and the Dying …
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Inside the Life of A Vine Celebrity

By  •  2 years ago

All it took was six seconds for comedic actress Arielle Vandenberg to launch her career. It was 2013, and after accidentally posting a home video of herself on a brand …
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The Artist Behind One of the World’s Best Restaurants | Emma Bengtsson

By  •  2 years ago

The entrance to Aquavit is unassuming—large glass doors open into a dim foyer with light wood paneling. Grassy plants lurk in the low light, and a hostess isn’t immediately available …
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This Week, Enjoy a Literary Lunch (with Yourself!)

By  •  2 years ago

Take just one week and become a short story expert during your lunch break. It can be tough to find time in our busy lives to enjoy the pleasure of …
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Can Violence Ever Become Art?

By  •  2 years ago

Meet the absurdly talented Eric Ulloa—director, playwright, and Broadway actor—whose latest play tackles the impossible challenge: how to make violence into a work of art.

In 2012, a troubled 20 year-old …
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How to Launch a Food Truck

By  •  2 years ago

Meet the wildly entertaining and unfairly young Daniel Shemtob, whose big win on The Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race launched him into culinary stardom at the ripe age of …
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How to Get Rid of Competition: Behind the Scenes with Project Runway’s Biggest Star

By  •  2 years ago

Meet the excellent Dmitry Sholokhov, Belarus native and fashion icon who dominated Project Runway not once, but twice. After emerging victorious on Season 10, Dmitry returned to the sizzling drama earlier …
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Can You Find the Snipers Hiding in These Photos?

By  •  2 years ago

What do big advertisers and German snipers have in common? Everything, according to German artist Simon Menner.

In 2010, Menner enlisted the German army to help him with his latest …
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Garage as Gallery? Chicago Artist Bedazzles Your Backyard

By  •  2 years ago

Can your trash bin become fine art?

Yes, according to Ian Lantz—IVY Member and celebrated Chicago street artist who is on a mission to prove that beauty can be found …
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Beethoven’s Biggest Secret to Creating A Hit

By  •  2 years ago

You know you’ve made it in the music world when anarchists start praising you for having too much power.

According to influential radical Mikhail Bakunin, “Everything will pass, and the …
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The Designer’s Guide to Branding

By  •  2 years ago

If you ask IVY Innovator Finalist Daren Bascome about his most audacious goals, two answers stand out: “to build innovators a better soapbox” and “to take on 800-pound gorillas.”

Daren’s …
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