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."

07th Dec 2012
Judith Peck, "Considering the Veil." 16x20, Oil on linen

Judith Peck, oil painter, Washington D.C.

Judith Peck: "Memory's Eulogy" was originally inspired by the Tom Waits song, "Blue Valentines." It's about being haunted by memories.

01st Dec 2012

Linda Arkelian, ballet dancer, instructor, Vancouver, British Columbia

"Our culture now has become fixated on technology and materialistic goals that entice our sons away from the arts. The question is: How can we wean our boys away from computer games and keep them engaged in relationships and authentic communication of emotion?"

27th Nov 2012

John Siddique, British poet, essayist, author

"No one lives a bloodless existence. Everything that is repressed eventually finds a way out, even if it is only in the deepest of unremembered dreams. Though I’d rather it was with honesty, acceptance, a bold step, forgiveness and joy. Otherwise we tend to get all twisted up. Art, like love, does keep us alive; and, like love, it has the power to return us to our humanity when nothing else can." ~Interview with British poet, essayist, author, John Siddique

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

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

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