4 Great Things Happening In Art Right Now

Rune Guneriussen's First US Solo Exhibition of Magical Lights

The Norway-based photographer is a popular feature on My Modern Met. Much to their excitement, Guneriussen will be coming to Miami, putting his work on display at Waltman Ortega Fine Art from Feb 9 to March 31. The photos below are of his past work that crosses the lines of nature and human culture.

Of his work he had this to say: "The process involves the object, story, space and most important the time it is made within. It is an approach to the balance between nature and human culture, and all the sub levels of our own existence."

When asked how long it takes him to make one installation, he said, "The most extensive one took me more than three weeks just making the installation. I really tested my own patience, and my capacity on that one. But usually a week or so, but sometimes I am lucky in my first try."

Romantic Textured Paintings of Couples Walking Together

With a palette knife, California-based painter, Karen Tarlten creates a whimsical, ethereal path down which two lovers or friends walk side-by-side. My Modern Met says the paintings, which often feature rain, nature, tree-lined paths, and cityscapes, are spurred from her personal experiences as a military wife of 23 years, traveling all across the world with her husband.

She has an Etsy shop where you can purchase her work for--in my opinion--ridiculously low prices.

New Gorgeous Underwater Wave Photography by Sarah Lee

Award-winning photographer, Sarah Lee, recently captured people diving under crashing waves. Sometimes, it appears as though the swimmers are floating under a cluster of clouds.

surfer in the sky

Sony World Photography Awards: 20 Stunning Standouts

The prestigious contest received 122,000 entries. Sony has recently short-listed a few hundred stand-outs that survived the cut. 20 of which were posted on My Modern Met. The competition was divided into three sections: professional, student, and open. The categories were divided into different subject matter like architecture, nature and wildlife, and travel. All shortlisted photographers will have their photos exhibited at Somerset House in London, from April 26 to May 12. The winner in the professional photographers category will receive a $25,000 cash prize while the open photographer winner will be awarded $5,000.

Open Competition/Travel. Photo by Maciej Makowski.

Professional Competition/Sport/Finalist. Photo by Adam Pretty.

Open Competition/Travel. Photo by Nathan Willis.

Professional Competition/Travel/Shortlist. Photo by Val Proudkii.

All photos from MyModernMet.com.

The Art of Fishing

** OGTV commemorates National Go Fishing Day with this story about a commercial fisherman from Maine who also offers a dramatic and colorful perspective of his days at sea from behind the lens. **

For Joel Woods, fishing and photography are the perfect pair. Joel uses photography to highlight his daily trips at sea as a peephole into the art of fishing.

By taking photographs of his crew and all they encountered out on the water, Joel felt he was giving his role of fisherman some relevance His images range from what's being caught, the process of catching these sea creatures, the sun sets, the splashing of waves and much more. He strives to create some insight about the beauty of fishing despite the tediousness and repetitiveness of it.

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Adorable Baby Goats Find A New Place To Call Home

** OGTV's second GOOD STORY of the week is sure to bring a smile to your face because It's all about an adorable group of rescued baby goats. Watch for all the mischief these feisty "kids" get into! **

Goats, especially baby goats, bring so much happiness to the world. The Catskill Animal Sanctuary rescues farm animals from a variety of bad circumstances. After one of their biggest rescues last October, they have welcomed a herd of baby goats that are getting a lot of attention.

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Finding Your Inner Hero - The Hero In You (S1:E3)

** OGTV's second The Hero In You playlist video of the week highlights 4 stories that demonstrate how mentoring, perseverance, and humanity are some of the core characteristics that make a regular person a hero. **

Want to meet some heroes? You will on Episode 3 of The Hero In You – the all-new series that will inspire, touch your heart, and show you that you can be a Hero too! Hosted by Marysol Castro, The Hero In You highlights individuals and organizations that prove that with a little heart and soul, anything is possible.

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Hungry Harvest is Rescuing Ugly Produce To Feed The Needy

** OGTV encourages everyone to get involved in National Eat Your Vegetables Day, even if the produce doesn't look perfect. After all it's all in the flavor! **

Every year 20 billion pounds of produce goes to waste, never leaving the farm, based on appearance. Too big, too small, misshapen, whatever the reason, healthy, edible food is left to rot while millions go hungry. Hungry Harvest is an organization that aims to reduce food waste while getting quality produce to those in need.

The CEO and Co-Founder Evan Lutz started this company while still in college. He had the brainstorm that he could solve two problems at once by using one to solve the other. "I started a project that used one farmer's surplus produce to sell to college students at the University of Maryland," he explained. "I set up a farm stand in the basement of a dorm. After 6 months, 500 customers were coming to our stand every week. That's when I knew this idea could really take off."

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Celebrating Birthdays for Hospitalized Kids

** Our first of OGTV's "GOOD STORIES" for the week is about a couple of friends who are making sure that a hospitalized child's birthday gets all the bells and whistles they deserve! **

Kids rarely get to celebrate when they are in the hospital and having a birthday there is not the ideal situation. After seeing her godson spend some time in the hospital, surrounded by kids who were having their birthdays without the laughter and joy that comes with their special day, Stefanie Grimm had an idea. Even if you are hospitalized, there is no reason that you shouldn't have a birthday party! This generous thought was the seed that grew into The Confetti Foundation.

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Live A Better Life - Life Organized With Barbara Reich (Trailer)

Are you frustrated with the effort it takes to keep control over all the "things" in your life? Worry no more! Professional Organizer, Barbara Reich, helps her clients reduce clutter and streamline their lives for greater enjoyment. Watch Barbara and our other "how to" gurus share their tips on cooking, cleaning, and organizing!

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Everyday Heroes Deliver Delight - The Hero In You (S1:E1)

Welcome to The Hero In You – an original series from OnlyGood TV and our Playlist of The Week. It will inspire, touch your heart, and show you that you can be a Hero too! Hosted by Marysol Castro, The Hero In You highlights individuals and organizations that prove that with a little heart and soul, anything is possible. Sometimes a helping hand or a sympathetic ear are the only super powers you'll ever need.

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From Bail Bondsman to Calendar Model - Beauty Redefined (E1)

** OGTV celebrates National Photography Day with a story about a bail bondsman / dudeoir who became a surprising calendar model sensation thanks to the creative vision of his photographer. **

Joshua Varozza is a bail bondsman by day and a male model by night, but not the typical male model. Joshua is a dudeoir (dude + boudoir) model; basically he mimics sexy poses in his underwear.

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