Feb
7
2011

What Works for You? by Deb Bartos

I’m now doing a seasonal blog for Jerry’s (four times a year) as this works for me. Winter is the perfect time for soul-searching, organizing,  and removing the clutter to make room for the new life that appears in spring. I’ve always liked to look at life in seasons, and love them all. They all have their own beauty, and their changing nature reminds me first that change is possible and secondly, not to take the present for granted, as of course, it doesn’t last. It’s meant to be enjoyed in the moment.My title of “what works for you” this month is because I’m asking myself this question. I... [More]
Oct
6
2010

Is Art Fun? by Micah Mullen

Is art fun? Today I was asked this question at my job during a meeting for a new fledgling project. A question that I would think would have a definite YES - seemed much more difficult to answer. I spend hours and hours each week in front of my easel, at my day job I spend even more time reviewing art materials and focusing on how to better improve an artist's life, many weekends are spent at museums, galleries and shows. So... probably 90% or so of my awake life (we'll leave dreams and nightmares out for now) is spent doing art, observing art or learning and selling art materials. Shouldn't it be fun!!?? The same person that asked me this qu... [More]
Aug
26
2010

Defining Urban Derivatives by TMNK

The streets are talking, and a NOBODY like me  is not only listening but is adding to the conversation with a unique and compelling style of art I call "URBAN DERIVATIVES." Not content with simply "getting up" on walls and having my work seen and appreciated by the masses. And, while many find inspiration from their urban surroundings, I have begun to create art that is literally derived from the world around me. Much like his hip-hop predecessors, I'm sampling the visual poetry of urban street art, creating collaged imagery based not on magazine cut-outs, but cutouts from the streets. These new works that I call Urban Derivatives, docum... [More]

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