As many of you know, Alan and I live on a farm. While it’s no longer the operation it once was, it has given me a special affection for those who grow and raise food for a living – especially those who do so in a sustainable way. While I tend to feature artists on this site, I can’t think of a more essential creative profession than those who literally sustain their communities.[Read more…] about Creative People: Kevin & Kristyn Henslee
When I first saw Deborah Lowe’s work, my mind was blown. I have at least a cursory understanding of most art forms. I may not be able to do all of them, but I generally have a rough sense of how they’re done. But her pieces? I could not even begin to unravel them.[Read more…] about Creative People: Deborah Lowe
Alethea Bodine is a performing artist, educator, and facilitator of all things authentic. You can tell when you look at her: the energy she exudes as she moves through space, the awareness of her demeanor, the extra depth she adds to a conversation. I met her just before the pandemic, and watched with a twinge of sadness as the past year added layers of plexiglass and distance between us.[Read more…] about Creative People: Alethea Bodine
I don’t often get to collaborate in my line of work, partly by circumstance and partly by design. But I had an amazing opportunity to work with the talented Chris Rhodes recently and wanted to share.[Read more…] about Pandemic Partnership
I’ve always been fascinated by abstract art, mostly because I can’t even remotely do it. There’s an alchemy that abstract artists channel that disengages them from the urge to represent the tangible world and focus instead on the ephemeral and indescribable. Abstract art is like music; sometimes it’s complex jazz, and sometimes a simple melody. Or perhaps it’s more like an adverb than a noun: it isn’t a thing… it’s what that thing is like.[Read more…] about Creative People: Patty Flauto
Regina Bernadette Quinn is an artist and educator living in the Northern Catskill Mountains. She works in a technique called encaustic, which involves painting with layers of colored beeswax in addition to traditional paints. The wax creates a thickness and luminosity to the work which can then be carved and scratched to create texture and reveal the layers beneath. The resulting paintings glow with an ethereal depth that leaves them suspended between reality and dreams. I asked her what inspires her work and her process.
Here is her story.[Read more…] about Creative People: Regina Bernadette Quinn