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"The Accessibility of Contemporary Art - New Book by Michael Corbin Helps “Everyday Joes” Become Art Collectors"
2008-04-03 until 2008-12-31
Bloomington, IN, USA United States of America

Many people think they have to be rich or highly cultured to be art collectors, but that’s not true. Michael K. Corbin proves it with his brand new, color-illustrated book, The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector’s Journal ,published by AuthorHouse. Picking up where his first book, Art in King Size Beds: A Collector’s Journal, leaves off, Corbin takes readers on yet another thrilling ride through the world of contemporary art, sharing his experiences as an avid art collector. “This book is my way of saying ‘hello’ and ‘welcome’ to people who are afraid of even walking into an art gallery,” says Corbin. “There’s no need for people to be intimidated by art. We’re going to travel through the world of contemporary art together and I promise you, it’s going to be a blast!” Michael Corbin regularly writes a blog - The Collectors Corner - at absolutearts.com. A live chat with the author will be held in conjunction with Corbin's absolutearts.com column on April 14 and 15, 2008.

With his engaging and witty style, Corbin guides readers through the rewards of art collecting and introduces them to emerging artists from all over the world.

He proves that people can afford to collect art on even modest incomes. “But more than that,” says Corbin, “The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector’s Journal shows readers the role that art plays in their everyday lives and they may not even know it.”

“I’m an Everyday Joe and I wrote this book for the Everyday Joe. Art enriches the lives of everyone regardless of their station in life.”

Corbin gives readers a delightfully fresh, warm and down-to-earth look at life, art, the art world, artists, collecting, people and issues of the day. It’s a story book that’s full of large, full-color photographs of works from his own home. It’s a true memoir of the dazzling power of art and the role that it plays in society. The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector’s Journal is another fun trip that begins at the intersection of art and life.

Michael K. Corbin is an author, full-time broadcast journalist, yoga enthusiast and runner. He’s a New York City native who currently lives in Indianapolis and travels far and wide for art’s sake. He also writes regularly for www.absolutearts.com.

For more book information, see www.theartofeverydayjoe.com or www.artmaestrogallery.com.

Cover of "Art Of Everyday Joe: A Collector's Journal"
Jean Grenier
Welder on a Work Break
24 x 30
Oil on Canvas

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