08th Jun 2013
Joanne Nam

Joanne Nam: Into the Woods

"Living on a mountain as a kid was not easy. I was a depressed child, and I had to go through a lot of painful situations. However, now I understand I was blessed to have stepped in the mud, looked at wild animals, and smelled rain in woods. It became a spiritual place in my head, and I wanted to share that feeling with the audience." ~ Joanne Nam

26th May 2013
Jeanie Tomanek

The Restorative Magic of Jeanie Tomanek’s Multi-Layered Dreams

"My style is a bit primitive and imperfect at times. I like this raggedness, because it shows the dual meaning of actual battle with the materials and the protagonist’s struggle with her situation."

19th May 2013

Why Beauty Matters: Philosopher Roger Scruton & Theologian, Painter, Michael Pearce On Why We Need to Reclaim Art for the Soul, Part II

"We cannot reach a consensus on the definition of beauty, any more than on the definition of other such volatile terms. But we can reach a consensus on the importance of beauty, and its place in our lives. The test of time is important, but the important time is now. And that is why we must educate children in the love of the beautiful and the capacity to distinguish the true from the phony examples." ~ Roger Scruton, philosopher, writer, Oxford University professor

13th May 2013
Jonna Ivin

Writer Jonna Ivin talks about hitting bottom, then finding her way back

"I was always watching my mother for signs of what mood she was in, so I became a very quiet child. You develop a good ear for dialog when you’re always monitoring what’s going on around you. You also get really good at hearing not only what’s been said, but also the undertones." ~Jonna Ivin, author of the ebook memoir, Will Love for Crumbs

04th May 2013

Alo Street Artist, East London and Italy

“I’ve always been drawn to those outside society. Myself, I feel I belong most to this side of mankind. I think the criteria people use to make this distinction is deeply wrong.” -- Alo, Street Artist

28th Apr 2013
Alessandra Celletti

Interview with the Whimsical Alessandra Celletti

"One night I dreamed I was this completely blue boy and with a propeller on his head." ~Alessandra Celletti, pianist; Rome, Italy

27th Apr 2013
Julie Albers

Julie Albers, Cellist

I feel that when I'm completely "in the zone" performing, I need to exit the thoughts of the mind and go into a different place of listening, feeling and reacting. This is the state where I feel like I am an instrument for the music to speak through instead of having to "make the music."

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

29th Mar 2013

Sister Helen Prejean: “What I Saw Set My Soul On Fire”

"Human rights are unalienable to people. Simply because they are persons. Governments don't give human rights for good behavior. Nor can governments take them away." ~Sister Helen Prejean

17th Mar 2013
April Mansilla profile

April Mansilla: Touched By Fire

"I myself cannot comprehend illnesses outside of the ones I have had, but I can empathize, and I believe that is what art does: It draws the viewer past clinical definitions, and lets the viewer empathize on their own terms." ~April Mansilla

16th Mar 2013
Joseph Fasano

“All I Want Is to Be Opened” Interview with Joseph Fasano

"A poem might end up looking terribly mysterious—I hope it does—but if it’s resisted baring itself, it’s failed. Fragmentation and ellipticism may be aesthetic strategies, but resistance isn’t. All I want is to be opened." ~Joseph Fasano

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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