02nd Apr 2016
Maria Kreyn

Russian-born Maria Kreyn: Artwork focal point in new television drama series “The Catch”

“When you work on something for a long time, magic happens, beauty happens.” ~ Maria Kreyn   INTERVIEW WITH MARIA KREYN, FIGURATIVE PAINTER New York City: Deanna Elaine Piowaty: Do...

06th Dec 2014

Holiday Raffle Winners Announced

Three uniquely gifted Combustus artists ~ figurative oil painter, Jennifer Balkan ("To Live Life: Laugh"); New York neo-realism painter, Rose Freymuth-Frazier; as well as photographer/painter, Andres Orlowski ("In the Apex of Love and Suffering") ~ are each donating works to our first-ever Combustus raffle!

27th Nov 2014

Sweet Gratitude

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." ~Albert Schweitzer

19th Oct 2013

Dance Film “Eclipse” Captures Intimate Conversation With Not A Word Spoken

No words in this eloquent short film, only Dustin O'Halloran's original composition, "We Move Lightly," David Cooper's photography and Linda Arkelian's choreography. Put together: nothing short of magic.

24th Apr 2013

BodyVox Celebrates Fifteen Years of Innovative Dance

"I think the key is to pay attention when those ideas do come. If you ignore them, they don't come as quickly the next time. They say, 'You're not friendly to us.' So then you have to spend time rebuilding the universe's trust. With creativity, just like everything else, you have to keep working at it. There's ability, and then there's craft. Craft involves homework. And just doing it. And doing it. So we work a lot on our craft." ~Jamey Hampton, dancer, choreographer, co-founder with wife Ashley Rowland of BodyVox

21st Apr 2013
dawn thompson Portland writer

Writing and Sacred Spaces: Dawn Thompson, Portland, Oregon

"I have come to believe that the 'fiction' which arises from my imagination holds as much 'truth' as my lived experiences." ~Dawn Thompson, poet, Portland, Oregon, USA

21st Apr 2013

Dorianne Laux: “All Poetry is Preparation for Death”

"Poetry allows us access to the quotidian mysteries. It allows us to revere the miracle of our lives as we live them, so that when death comes, we’ll be grateful." ~Dorianne Laux, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

20th Apr 2013
Paulann Petersen

Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen: Writing Your Understory

Think of a month of the year that resonates deeply with you. (A time of the year when you are particularly attuned to an abundance of strong sensual details.) Write that month down...

23rd Mar 2013
Aron Demetz

New Works by Aron Demetz

Aaron Demetz, previously featured in the Combustus piece, "We the Innocents," (for a reposting, see below) has several new distressed wood sculptures on exhibit at Gazelli Art House in London, starting March 28th. Along with fellow sculptor Shan Hur, Demetzis is featured in the exhibit The Tainted.

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.

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.

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