17th Jan 2013

Gary Briechle, Rockland, Maine: Wet-plate collodion camera slows life down into intimate moments

"When I make a photograph, it has the feeling of a miracle. Almost like a zen thing. The good pictures, I can’t take full credit for them. You don’t make a photograph so much as receive it. I wander around with my eyes open, and I’m just hoping for the best. Sometimes things that you’d never think would be special, you just hit upon, not fully understanding at the time why." ~Gary Briechle, photographer, Rockland, Maine

12th Jan 2013

Dante Horoiwa, Contemporary Painter

"After a mural is finished, people will begin to picnic in front of the painting. It is almost impossible not to look at it if you are passing by. Whereas in an indoor space, you only enter if you intend to. There is less opportunity for encountering the artwork." ~Dante Horoiwa

15th Dec 2012

Rose Freymuth-Frazier, neo-realism painter, New York City

"My paintings are allegorical, but I expect each viewer will bring their own interpretation to a piece. The question one asks depends on the individual interpretation. If it’s a superficial read of literal abuse or abasement, then that is the subject being addressed within the viewer. If there is a more complex interpretation stemming from one’s life experiences, then the piece becomes personal, and asks questions the viewer is interested in answering."

18th Nov 2012

Advice from Poet Peg Boyers: Seek Out Discomfort and the Unfamiliar

"There may not be a single topic we all might be well served to address, but there is The Poem each of us needs to write." ~Peg Boyers, poet

18th Nov 2012

Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, figurative painter, Oslo, Norway

"If you as a child would approve of how you live your life, then you’re doing it right." ~Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, painter, Oslo, Norway

17th Nov 2012

Ryan McGennisken, outsider artist, wanderer…

"I suppose 'fear of death' has kind of turned into somewhat of an obsession, and recently it's coming out a lot more and my research is definitely getting deeper, exploring other cultures' ways of dealing with death and life, for example, reincarnation."

17th Nov 2012

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Jean Kwok

"I loved books like Anne of Green Gables and I identified with red-haired, freckled Anne because she was an outsider and always in trouble, like me. However, I didn’t come across any books about Chinese girls who lived in poverty at home while maintaining a façade at school, and maybe that’s one of the reasons I grew up to write my own stories." ~New York Times Best-Selling author, Jean Kwok