Sep
29
2010

Another Street Artist Sells Out? by TMNK

Some would say to be a “real” street artist, you have to keep it real in the streets. In other words, constantly doing bigger, riskier more provocative works in public and private spaces. But the minute that artist experiences any sort of financial success for his or her art, he or she is labeled a “sell-out” ala Shepard Fairey. I strongly disagree. Like many of my contemporaries, the “streets” might be considered our birth place, in terms of notoriety and reputation. And it definitely has provided and continues to provide me with stimulation and inspiration. Still, I’m just an artist. And the stre... [More]
Sep
24
2010

Celebrity Painters

From Buzzle.com ... There are many actors out there that possess more than just acting skill; many are gifted painters, singers and dancers. Some celebrity painters include Josh Hartnett, David Arquette, and Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. Josh Hartnett, the next Van GoghWhen budding football star, Josh Hartnett, injured a knee ligament in high school, he turned his attention to acting and painting. Although a talented and successful actor, Hartnett says that painting was always his first passion. He even took some time off and traveled to Africa to brush-up on his oil painting techniques.     Viggo Mortenson, Renaissance ManBest... [More]
Sep
22
2010

SPARKcon 2010

This past Friday, I went to Fayetteville St in downtown Raleigh to see the beginning of SPARKcon.  Walking down the street, I saw the artists beginning their chalk drawings for the street painting.  It was great talking to the young artists who were out there and excited about art.  After the street artists, I got to see the Artist Pods.  artSPARK rented P.O.D.s that were used for artist installations by Julia Gartrell, Ann Marie Kennedy, Stacey L. Kirby, Kelly Murray, and Matthew Zigler.  i got the chance to speak with Stacey about her installation.  It was great to be a part of her work and to see what "belong... [More]

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