by Fred Peretz Cohn

Exploration and Accidents in the Visual Arts Studio A good portion of my early experiments in poetry, theater, music, and the visual arts was about success. All things not being equal, success was a productive motivator and a waste of precious time. From my teens through my earlier thirties, I managed to write a couple …
Morning Mizzle by Dawn Rodger
by karencorinneherceg

There’s a direct, almost child-like appeal in Dawn Rodger’s paintings, what you might describe as a sort of unaffected innocence. As I gaze at a photo of...

by Moontain

My interpretation of my drawing “The Path of Life.” I’m curious to hear about yours. Once an artwork is done, I like to observe it and discover things and delve into its meaning … At first it may look as a big tormented face yet it’s also something else. It’s a circle but also a …
Webinar Week - How the Art Community Can Work Together during the Pandemic
by melissa

The COVID-19 pandemic has created shaky ground for artists and for businesses throughout the world. Quarantining policies have forced many of us into our own creative bubbles. In a lot of cases, the forums to sell our work – shows, conventions, galleries, and the like – are not an option as events disappear from the …

by karencorinneherceg

The Art of Thalia Farendla of JiPL Arts The early morning sun shoots a beam across a yellowing strip of salvaged metal as Thalia Farendla of JiP L Arts wields her tools to excavate new life from this abandoned scrap. Her petite frame belies her strength as the twenty-eight-year-old molds and creates unique, resurrected forms …
Fler-de-lis, 50x60cm, cold batik on silk by Valentina Butnarciuc

Valentina Butnarciuc is a contemporary artist of Ukrainian origin. She has a unique painting style that combines academism and modern expressionism with bright, bold, and textured brush strokes.  Valentina graduated from university with major in decorative art and design. Valentina’s father was the man who encouraged her to pursue her career in art; and her …
Along with Heartfield and Grosz, Hausmann in 1920 helped organize the First International Dada Fair
by mfaris

By Michael Faris The photomontage artist John Heartfield is best known for his very public artworks that belittled and disparaged the actions of the Nazi party in 1930s Germany. As a poster fabricator and artist for AIZ magazine, his anti-Nazi artwork was seen by thousands of Europeans. He was considered a public enemy by the …
George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, John Lennon
by mfaris

By Michael Faris Stu Sutcliffe was one of the original members of the Beatles and a talented Abstract Expressionist artist. A friend of John Lennon from art school, he became the bass player for the new band, then known as the Silver Beatles. He eventually quit the band in 1961 to continue his career as …
Little Girl Portrait Word Art by Michael Volpicelli

I’m not going to pretend that I’m not an enormous admirer of the art of Michael Volpicelli. I am; I freely admit it. His portraits are not so unique in as much as they are wholly visual representations of the people they portray, but his technique for doing so is mind-boggling. But a portrait is …
Aaron Douglas, From Slavery through Reconstruction, 1934
by mfaris

Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1899-February 3, 1979) was a painter and art instructor. Douglas was a leading artistic member of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. His artworks often contain Afrocentric imagery and address issues related to racial issues in the United States. Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas. He received a BFA …