“I suppose according to the definition, I would be considered an outsider artist. Although, I don’t really give any thought to what
label might be appropriate to where I fit into the art world. I just keep trying to make the art that I want to make and that is about it.”

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Julie Albers

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.”

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“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

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“My stories are about the bipolarity of the human state of existence for sure. They reflect my inner uncertainties. Movement also means changes, transmutations! Changes in emotions, positions, locations, weather conditions; everything is related. Movement fascinates me at the point that I’m starting a major in film animation…”

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‘Being an artist can be an extremely lonely journey. The worst thing an artist can do is shut themselves off from the rest of the art world and wallow in their own creativity and draw only from their own relatively shallow well of inspiration. The best advice I could give would be to look at as much art as possible. Always study art history. Keep abreast of the art being created now.”
~modern American painter, Steven Kenny

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