How the Art Style of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Series Helped Make it a Successful Franchise

The Animal Crossing series is a Nintendo franchise that allows a social, interactive, and creative play style. Originally released in 2001 in Japan for the Nintendo 64 as Animal Forest, the series has flourished and grown with every game that has been released. The franchise was created by Katsuya Eguchi and Hisashi Nogami and mainlyContinue reading “How the Art Style of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Series Helped Make it a Successful Franchise”

Artist Spotlight: Sasha Cline

Sasha Cline is a Greensboro College Art and Psychology major who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Originally from Russia, Sasha was adopted by her mother in 2001 and has lived in Greensboro since. Sasha has been working in art for as long as she can remember. She prefers working in watercolor and encaustic and usesContinue reading “Artist Spotlight: Sasha Cline”

Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Abney

The GC Art Column’s own Jonathan Abney was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a Greensboro College junior majoring in Art. He enjoys video games, YouTube, animations, and art. “Since 2nd grade, [art has] been something I’ve always enjoyed doing.” Stated Abney. “It started as something I did on the side ofContinue reading “Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Abney”

Why Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Will Always “Age Well”

In 2003, Nintendo released their 10th installment of The Legend of Zelda series with The Wind Waker for the GameCube. Fans were ready for another adventure with Link as just a few years prior, both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask were released for the Nintendo 64.Continue reading “Why Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Will Always “Age Well””

Artist Spotlight: Hannah Hook

Hannah Hook is a local student artist who attends Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. Originally from Virginia, Hannah and her family moved to North Carolina in 2003 and have been here ever since. Ever since she was a kid, Hannah loved art and loved making art. It wasn’t until High School when sheContinue reading “Artist Spotlight: Hannah Hook”

For The First Time In Over 200 Years, New Blue Pigment Is Discovered

This new shade of blue called “YInMn” or “Yin Min Blue” was created accidentally by chemists at Oregon State University in 2009. The color had to first be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in order for Yin Min Blue to be used for commercial use. It can be found for sale in select stores,Continue reading “For The First Time In Over 200 Years, New Blue Pigment Is Discovered”

Swiss Museum Calls for the End of Lockdown

Some museums in Basel, Switzerland, had issued for a quick reopening as museums are necessary for the “mental well-being of all” and as long as public health precautions are in place, their reopening do not pose a threat to the public. The museums arguments were that typical visits do not accumulate a grand abundance ofContinue reading “Swiss Museum Calls for the End of Lockdown”

Mummy with Gold Tongue Found in Egypt

At the Taposiris Magna Temple in western Alexandria, Egypt, archaeologists discovered 16 burial shafts. In one of those shafts, they discovered a mummy who found a gold foil tongue in its mouth. This practice of being buried with a “golden tongue” was to ensure that the dead would be able to speak to the courtContinue reading “Mummy with Gold Tongue Found in Egypt”

Stolen Picasso from Athens Gallery May Still Be in Greece

About a decade ago, two thieves stole several pieces of artwork, including Picasso’s Head of a Woman, at the National Gallery in Athens. Since the break-in, museum curators have heightened their security system but new research suggests that the painting may still be in the country. Head of a Woman was painted in 1939  usingContinue reading “Stolen Picasso from Athens Gallery May Still Be in Greece”