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TurningArt Staff Picks: Thanksgiving Edition

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And just like that, the holiday season is upon us!

We love all social and food-centric occasions at TurningArt, but Thanksgiving has an especially infectious warmth to it that’s worth celebrating on its own. For many of us, it isn’t a warmth in the air (especially not for those of us in Boston) but even better, it’s a collective warmth of spirit that sparks in friends, family, coworkers, and strangers alike.

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TurningArt Staff Picks: Holiday Favorites

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Whether you’re snowed in by the fire or outdoors stringing lights on a palm tree, the holiday season has a special air about it that drifts through homes from coast to coast. It’s a time set aside for family and friends to celebrate, reminisce, reflect, and give, with delicious meals and an abundance of desserts peppered in between. It doesn’t matter if you’re busting out Michael Buble albums the day after Thanksgiving or finding yourself in an itchy handknit sweater dreaming of spring, it’s a time of year unlike any other, and we all know it well. To welcome it, we’re decking the blog with some our favorite TurningArt pieces inspired by the spirit of the season. Enjoy!

 

Manhattan is home to some of the most iconic holiday events and displays in the world. Near the top of that list are the tree and rink at Rockefeller Center, which Raymond Haddad captures in his photo “Tiny Skaters”. As a resident New Yorker, many of Raymond’s photos celebrate the character and vivacity of the city through both its crowning landmarks and unsung moments of beauty, which he carefully arranges with eye-popping color and contrasts. As an added bonus, the illustrious Prometheus statue in the rink is an icon in itself, completed by the prolific American sculptor Paul Manship, it is known to be the most photographed statue in all of New York City. 


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Artist Spotlight: Nathan Vernau

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When Chicago artist Nathan Vernau’s drawings are in a room, it’s as if they’re standing up with arms waving, shouting “hey, over here!” Their eye-catching appearance is, no doubt, the result of his striking color schemes. Like all elements in Nathan’s work, his bold palette choices are made by careful design, but upon taking a closer look, his drawings reveal a more subtle and self-effacing message.

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TurningArt Staff Picks: Fall Favorites

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There’s nothing quite like autumn. Even if you’re not in a place that experiences the cooler weather and changing colors in these months, the season still evokes feelings of coziness, warmth by a fire, and cool walks among crunchy leaves. Here are a few of our favorite pieces that exemplify those feelings of fall.


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TurningArt Staff Picks: Halloween Edition

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If you’ve been following TurningArt’s Instagram or Facebook profiles (if you aren’t, it isn’t too late to start) you’ll see that we regularly post our team’s favorite picks from our collection. Well, now that Halloween has arrived, I wanted to do a special edition here. This week, I’ve been combing through our collection to find some of the spookiest artwork we have. OK – some of it’s pretty fun, but you can decide for yourself. If you like what you see, click the image of the artwork and it’ll take you to that artist’s profile page so you can check out more of their work!

 

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