Nov
17
2010

Finding Inspiration in Shanghai by Heather Goldstein

I was recently lucky enough to get to visit China and I cannot even begin to express what an extraordinary experience it was. One of the most special things I was able to do was visit the M50 in Shanghai.  The M50 is a new art district with over 120 art galleries and art studios.  It is the center of Shanghai's art scene.  It is also a testiment to China's progress and a miraculous showing of Chinese Contemporary Art. The whole area is an inspiration.  There's something about the broken down walls and graffiti that just make me feel like painting.  And the artists I met were all very professional and polite.  ... [More]
Oct
11
2010

Losing Steam by Heather Goldstein

When I graduated last December and started my job full-time here at Jerry's, I was beyond motivated to make it work.  I had read somewhere that something like 90% of art school graduates do not create any art in the 2 years after graduation.  That was not going to be me!  I left school feeling refreshed and motivated about life, my job, and expecially my art.  So here it is, October 11, and I have seen my art take the back seat. Now, productivity is definitely NOT the issue!  I have done 11 paintings on my own plus 1 in progress, 3 commissions, and 6 collaborative works with my friend Heather.  No, the real prob... [More]
Sep
8
2010

Dragon*Con by Heather Goldstein

  THE CIRCUS Once a year, all of us nerds come out of hiding.  Although there are tons of conventions similar to this, there is nothing quite like Dragon*Con.    This past weekend, I attended my first “Con.”  I couldn’t help but call my friends back home to say, “I found my people!”  From Hell Girl to Quail Man, to Waldo, and Robin high-fiving a Jedi, Con was a circus of super heroes and make believe!                   Fans from all over the country come to talk about their “geekdom.”  My first day,... [More]

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