February brings a slew of fine sites for your enjoyment:

Tate Modern in London has secured a new sponsor for its Turbine Hall. You may remember the crack in the floor installation there by Doris Salcedo, or perhaps the Ai Weiwei exhibition of millions of porcelain sunflower seeds. The Hall is the entrace to Tate Modern, and it has been without a sponsor since 2012. Now Hyundai will begin sponsorship in 2015 with an eleven-year committment.

Avital Sheffer is an Australian ceramist living on the coast of New South Wales. Sheffer brings to bear both contemporary sensibilities and ancient traditions in her striking pieces. They are both intimate and monumental, lyrical and solid, seductive and narrative. You can see more of these exquisite pieces by clicking on her Gallery.

Now that 3D printers are all the rage, you may be interested in a couple of printers that output chocolates and other sweets. Shown at the CES exhibit in Las Vegas, they are expected to be on the market later this year. Chefjet, the smaller of the two, makes only monochrome treats, while Chefjet Pro can do multicolor pieces. Unfortunately their prices make them unlikely to find their way into your kitchen: $5,000. USD for the smaller, and twice that for the larger.

Back to Tate Modern, which is currently showing the work of Paul Klee. Considered a leading figure of 20th century art, Klee taught at the Bauhaus for a decade and it was there that he developed an international reputation. When he was driven out by the Nazis, Klee moved to Switzerland and continued a prolific outpouring of new work. In addition to his elegant canvases, Klee is the author of the description of drawing as "taking a line for a walk".

200 sculptures, stoneware and pottery from the ancient Mayas were shown recently at the Los Angeles Convention Center as part of the Jewelry, Antique and Design show. Five of them are shown at this LA Times site. The artifacts will be kept at the Museo Maya de America in Guatemala City, with groundbreaking scheduled for 2016.

Fulfilling every bargain hunter's dream, a portrait featured on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow has been identified as a painting by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Originally purchased for 400 British pounds, the portrait is said to be worth roughly 400,000. pounds. Its identity was authenticated by one of the world's authorities on Van Dyck.

It was said to be the "largest graffiti exhibition in the world", and it transformed both the inside and the outside of a nine-story building and its 36 apartments in Paris. 100 artists have participated in the transformation, with some unusual results as well as the expected spray painting. Unfortunately the installation was temporary: the building was demolished last November.

The Smithsonian is telling of a new reprint of the Codex. The original editions sell for as much as $2,000., whereas the new ones are $125.00. It was originally published in 1981 and called "Codex Seraphinianus", 360 pages long and filled with dreamy sketches and what appeared to be an invented alphabet. Apparently no one has been able to break its code and decipher its text. Several years ago the author, Italian artist Luigi Serafini, stated, "The writing of the Codex is a writing, not a language, although it conveys the impression of being one. It looks like it means something, but it does not." (Viewers of "White Collar" on TV will recognize their most recent plot.)

The Los Angeles Times reports on an all-night light fest on the beach in Santa Monica. Every two or three years, for one night only, "Glow" features local, national, and international light artists who create luminescent public art installations to be watched while relaxing on the sand. The sponsors commissioned fifteen artists to create interactive projects that took place on the beach, pier, and Palisades Park. This site shows you some of the light magic that occurred, albeit without the stars and sand between your toes.

Next time you buy a hat, or dress up for a special occasion, go first to this gizmodo site for the latest in 3D printed headwear. Created for a fashion runway in London, these head pieces would certainly attract attention.

Let's visit the Metropolitan Museum in New York for an exhibition of Korea's Golden Kingdom. Titled "Silla", the works featured come from between AD 400 and 800. While you are at the site, be sure to view the slide show.

Yet more developments from the 3D printing frontier. A new machine will allow multi material color to be processed at the same time. The technology is called "triple-jetting" and is supposed to be available soon at a cost of roughly $330,000. Looking at the photographs, you will see that this represents a huge break-through.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2014