There is No Beauty Without the Sacred: Parisian Sculptor/Philosopher Marc Vinciguerra On Returning Meaning to Art Where the Light Gets In: Slam Poetry Artist Zachary Kluckman on single parenthood, depression, and the power of art-making in community Just Be Yourself, You Are Wonderful: Modern Fresco Painter Ali Cavanaugh On Finding Forgiveness and Freedom We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Richard T. Scott Paints America’s Identity Crisis Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man “Beauty Is Not Perfection, It Is Sublimating the Imperfect”: Interview with Helene Delmaire, France For the Love of Music and Beauty: Interview with Singer, Songwriter, Halie Loren The Sea Casts Its Spell: Interview with Oslo, Norway Figurative Painter, Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

There is No Beauty Without the Sacred: Parisian Sculptor/Philosopher Marc Vinciguerra On Returning Meaning to Art

“When I sculpt someone it is not his body that I sculpt but his soul.”

Where the Light Gets In: Slam Poetry Artist Zachary Kluckman on single parenthood, depression, and the power of art-making in community

“I love you for bringing your light to the party. Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

Just Be Yourself, You Are Wonderful: Modern Fresco Painter Ali Cavanaugh On Finding Forgiveness and Freedom

“I know what that is like when you can’t hold it together any longer, when it just all comes down on top of you.”

We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression

“Gender is a social construct and drag breaks it down and reconstructs it.”

Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Richard T. Scott Paints America’s Identity Crisis

“We become ourselves precisely when we drop the narrative, when we give up trying to construct our identity.”

Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man

There is something to be gained from straight men being able to see the beauty in another man and in women being able to see the beauty in a man outside the masculine norm.

“Beauty Is Not Perfection, It Is Sublimating the Imperfect”: Interview with Helene Delmaire, France

“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

For the Love of Music and Beauty: Interview with Singer, Songwriter, Halie Loren

“…And you are reminded of just how strong this medium is and yet also how little it has to do with you. You realize that it’s not just about you.”
~ Halie Loren

The Sea Casts Its Spell: Interview with Oslo, Norway Figurative Painter, Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

“If you as a child would approve of how you live your life, then you’re doing it right.”

Igniting the global community through exploration of the arts

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."

25th May 2013
dinh truong giang

The Folded Paper Sculptures of Dinh Truong Giang

"Imagine…Almost everything can be folded from a piece of paper. A piece of paper, no more, no less. The material is so simple, but the possibilities are endless." -- Dinh Truong Giang

25th May 2013

Trumpeter Erin Yanacek: Blowing Out the “Brass Ceiling”

Yanacek says that when she performs, she'll typically choose one person out of the audience to play to. "Someone who happens to catch my eye. There are no similarities between whom I choose, but I make it the goal of my concert to move that person and to help them see the beauty of life through this art, through this shared experience."

19th May 2013

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

Political philosopher, Hannah Arendt defined artworks as “thought things,” ideas given material form to inspire reflection and rumination. Dialog. Sometimes even discomfort. We know that art matters. But the question posed by modern philosophers such as Roger Scruton, of Oxford University, is, How do we want it to affect us?

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

18th May 2013
Steven Kenny

Through Beseeching Eyes and Beautiful Bodies

Stories told through beseeching eyes and beautiful bodies working to free themselves from physical and emotional strain and constraints.

18th May 2013

When Art Disturbs

Art as reflection of the inner and outer life of the artist. We get that. But there is another relationship that occurs in the artistic dance that is equally important for understanding more about humanity and about ourselves: Our own personal response to the art we encounter. What this reveals to us about what we value. And sometimes even about what we fear.

11th May 2013
deborah parkin

Wet Plate Collodion Photos Slow the Rush of Childhood

"When I look through the camera, I don’t just see the child in front of me but I feel the child that I was inside of me. I remember that it’s not always easy being a child, and that childhood, like adulthood, encapsulates an array of emotions. I believe that photographing my children has allowed me to remember this, and I do wonder if I hadn’t had such a connection through my photography, would I have been as in tune with them as I am now. Hopefully, I would have been, but I do feel this has definitely made me empathize with them on a much stronger level."

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