Art is a way of life. Join Bill Smith, art critic and author of the internationally acclaimed “Art in Review”, as he takes you on an adventure through the arts.

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Art is a way of life. Join Bill Smith, art critic and author of the internationally acclaimed “Art in Review”, as he takes you on an adventure through the arts. As Art Critic for The Times-Picayune, his weekly review is published in the Life section each Friday. For 25 years Bill has also produced a daily column entitled the “Art Beat”. He is currently writing a book on “The Treasures of Canal Street”, with images from the Museum of New Orleans.

The Art Beat: The Art beat features articles on art exhibitions, artists and collectors in New Orleans. It also covers regional events, such as the Biennial Exhibition at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane University; or traveling shows such as “Art and the Bible” at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; or a show at The Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge.

Bill Smith, author of “Art in Review” and art critic for The State Journal-Register for over thirty years, is a man who lives his life by a simple motto – “the arts are an adventure.”

Bill has also had the privilege to meet and speak with hundreds of artists from all over the world. His insights as one who has followed the careers of so many artists are immensely valuable.

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A legendary figure in the art world, Bill Smith has written for ARTnews and Art in America, as well as having served as the art critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Here he gives you a window into his world, as he takes you on a guided tour through the history of art. From the Renaissance to Modernism, from Impressionism to Expressionism and beyond, Bill Smith helps you delve into a world full of passion and meaning. Join him as he introduces you to some of the most influential artists in history.


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Art is deeply involved with the human condition, which is why it has been around for thousands of years. As a means of communication, art has no equal and as a universal language, it is more relevant today than ever before. Art can be viewed as an investment, but more importantly, it gives us a better understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.

Art centers are places where the arts are nurtured and developed. The Art Center of Corpus Christi, with its diverse membership, is a place where we can have our own creative experiences, especially by learning new techniques in our various arts and crafts.

The Art Center is part of the community and provides classes in such varied forms as ceramics, painting, photography, stained glass, jewelry making, and other areas.

Workshops scheduled throughout the year provide training in a variety of mediums including print making, photography, drawing and painting. These workshops are taught by professional artists who have the knowledge to instruct us in their particular field of expertise.

Tours are available for individuals or groups to visit local galleries and museums. Local art shows featuring members works are held on a regular basis.*

A gallery was established within the Art Center to display members’ artwork. The gallery also displays exhibits of local artists’ work and traveling exhibits from other museums and galleries.**

A newsletter is published monthly providing information about upcoming events and activities within The Art Center.

Art Center College of Design, founded in 1930, is internationally recognized as one of the leading art schools and top art colleges in the nation. Art Center is also recognized internationally for its unique approach to education, which emphasizes conceptual development, critical analysis and a real world perspective. Our curriculum is rigorous and broad in its exposure to art, design and business.

The college offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a wide range of art and design fields. The MFA degree, offered only at Art Center College of Design, is designed for working artists who want to focus on their own work while receiving an advanced degree. The college’s prestigious BFA degree provides students with a comprehensive foundation in all aspects of the visual arts. Students can choose from a variety of different majors within the BFA including: digital media; industrial design; illustration; motion graphics and interactive media; painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture and video game development.

The college has additional campuses in downtown Los Angeles (the USC/Art Center Design Building) and Pasadena (the Mellon Gallery). The school also offers courses on location at various institutions throughout Los Angeles County including the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

Art Center College of Design is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and

A little while ago I was passing through a small, southern town where I noticed a large billboard with the name of a local lawyer at the top and then, in huge letters, the words: “I DON’T WANT TO WIN YOUR CASE. I WANT YOU TO WIN.”

I hope that no one was so unwise as to take this as a serious piece of advice. The lawyer may have been trying to suggest that he would not win your case for you, but would work hard to help you win it yourself. But what would you think if you saw it in court?

The idea that lawyers are not supposed to win cases is in fact a very old one, though rarely stated so baldly. It goes back at least to the early 19th century and has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain. You can find it today on the walls of law school libraries, in the occasional courtroom speech by an attorney (usually a defense attorney), and in any number of judicial decisions. It’s usually treated as if it were obvious: why else would we need lawyers?

But is it really obvious? Why shouldn’t we want our lawyers to win our cases? Not because they are supposed to be on our side—but because they are supposed to be good

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