16th Mar 2013

In Pursuit of the Sublime

Many of the sights and sounds we’re subjected to in our society are harsh and disturbing. Psychologically and spiritually toxic. Scenes of cruelty, vindictiveness, ugliness and pettiness saturate the media and poison the mental atmosphere. I like the fact that I am sending out into the world images, pictures, little visions, that may do a tiny bit to counteract all that and communicate a sense of beauty, gentle humanity, grace, even holiness. It makes me feel like I’m doing something worthwhile in this sad, sad world.

10th Mar 2013
Constellation - Mana

Light and Shadow: Update on Artist Kumi Yamashita

Artists were asked to create a portrait of someone they know personally who is still living. Yamashita’s winning entry is a portrait of her niece comprised of approximately 10,000 tiny nails on a wooden panel painted white and a single unbroken sewing thread.

09th Mar 2013

The Fiercely Gentle Artwork of Olivia Pendergast

"we think that because we go bungee jumping, that's enlivening, but there's always a safety net. Just as there are always curbs to keep you from careening off the roads when you're driving. Whereas in the villagers I visited, your life is in your hands there. And if you go off the road, there's no one who's going to find you, maybe for days. You are responsible for your own life in a way that we're not required to be here." ~Olivia Pendergast, figurative oil painter, Vashon Island, Washington

08th Mar 2013

Update: New Works By Contemporary Oil Painter, Steven DaLuz, San Antonio, Texas

"I am compelled to do work that conjures up a sense of mystery and ethereal light." ~Steven DaLuz, contemporary oil painter, Antonio, Texas

06th Mar 2013

Artist Update: Martin Wittfooth, Contemporary Oil Painter, Brooklyn, New York

Martin Wittfooth is interviewed by fellow Adam Miller at the National Arts Club on January 17, 2013. The theme of the event was Nocturnes: Romancing the Night.

05th Mar 2013

Update on Jason Bard Yarmosky, Contemporary Figurative Oil Painter, Brooklyn, New York

Jason Bard Yarmosky included in We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art Brigham Young University Museum of Art

02nd Mar 2013

In Natural Time: Interview with American Ceramicists, Jennifer McCurdy and Eva Funderburgh

"It is actually quite a responsibility to create something that cannot be undone." ~Jennifer McCurdy, ceramic artist

24th Feb 2013
Li Wei

Contemporary Beijing Artist, Li Wei: “I’m like a meteorite, unstable and dangerous. This is the status of the globalized world”

"I'm like a meteorite, unstable and dangerous. This is the status of the globalized world" ~contemporary Beijing artist, Li Wei

22nd Feb 2013

Seeing the Extraordinary In the Ordinary: Khalil Chishtee’s plastic bag sculptures

"It goes back to the Sufi approach of my upbringing where worth does not depend on what you inherit, it depends on who you are." ~Khalil Chishtee, artist

16th Feb 2013

Does Art Make Kids More Socially Intelligent? Interview with Artist-in-Residence, Kaaren Pixton

We understand that kids thrive when given opportunities to develop and express themselves creatively. But art education as a means to increase social intelligence? To address interpersonal problems? Art as a way to reduce bullying, teasing, cliquey behaviors and jealousies?

13th Feb 2013

Jason Bard Yarmosky’s Hyper Realistic Oil Paintings Challenge Notions of Aging Gracefully

By playfully depicting the elderly in humorous, even mischievous scenarios, Jason Bard Yarmosky's hyper realistic paintings challenge ideas of aging gracefully.

10th Feb 2013
Betsy Bensen Earrings

Betsy Bensen and the Alchemy of Making Jewelry

There is a definite partnership here. A dance with these miniature landscapes which engages the eyes, imagination, heart and hands of the artist.