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

11th May 2013

To Feel, Again, the Magic: the Photography of Wojciech Piotrowicz

Perhaps I want to enter the world not accessible to adults anymore - to feel, see, live, to be so carefree again just for a while?

11th May 2013

Why Create Art? Or, Wrestling the Muse

"Maybe it was the mysterious disappearance of my mother that even now leads me to scan the sky." ~Agostino Arrivabene, painter; Milano, Italy

11th May 2013

The “Slippery” Photographs of Robert Siegelman

"Honesty is dangerous. For my work to have honesty and candor: Dangerous... What we are aroused by can be very surprising... There are somethings we know that we are aroused by, and that we consider “proper” or consistent with our self image. But watch out! Surprises happen!"

10th May 2013
Fotini Hamidieli

Fotini Hamidieli, Painter, Veria, Imathia, Greece

“Whenever my hands itch, I want to work. When an idea is buzzing in my head, then I must. It is time.

04th May 2013
Ian Gamache

Leaving Normal: the Outsider Artists

One of the hardest things in the world is to piece together one's own Truth, inspired in part by what has already gone before, yet here and there altered to fit with a personal code and mores not necessarily shared by those who love you.

04th May 2013
Deborah Stein profile

Deborah Jiang Stein, a Woman Born in Prison

"Children need their mothers. I feel lucky I lived a year with my birth mother in prison. We bonded and I know this helped better prepare me for life. The down side, the trauma of our separation, after that year together, took its toll. She had a long sentence ahead of her." ~writer, Deborah Jiang Stein

27th Apr 2013

An Interview with Pianist Simone Dinnerstein

"It’s those moments of transition...wherein the true magic lies, for there lies the anticipation, the feeling that one is on the verge of falling into the great unknown ~ a sensation that is at once thrilling and terrifying. These are the moments most ripe for discovery and invention."

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."

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