Sep
19
2011

Jerry's loves SPARKcon 2011!

Raleigh's weekend-long arts festival was a huge hit! For those of you in the Triangle area, you probably already know that this past weekend, September 15th – 18th, was one of Raleigh's biggest art community events: SPARKcon! SPARKcon gathers together some of the best local talent in many, many categories, from art and fashion to graffiti, film, poetry, music and more. While the whole weekend is a spectacular event, we at Jerry's aren't bashful to admit our favorite activities were at artSPARK and graffitiSPARK! Maybe it's our affinity for art supplies and fine art, maybe it's our fun street art side, maybe it's just in our bones, ... [More]
Sep
6
2011

September Artist of the Month - Elizabeth Virginia Levesque

ARTIST STATEMENT Even as young children, especially as young children, we often embrace superstitions and imbue harmless objects with the power to help us control our lives. I remember playing with Ouija boards as a preteen, reciting the alphabet as I twisted off a soda can tab, playing MASH and always having a rabbit’s foot on hand. I didn’t over think these toys or rituals or the common place, harmless but still comforting. Now that I am an adult I can look back and analyze these past behaviors and often find surprising new ones that I see other adults practice.In my paintings I attempt to convey a feeling of need for control b... [More]
Aug
26
2011

Winsor & Newton: The World's Finest Artists' Materials

175 years of fine art supplies — on sale now! Chances are, if you're an artist, you're familiar with Winsor & Newton — and for good reason! This world-famous company produces some of the finest and most popular art supplies available in the industry: from paints and mediums to canvas, brushes, paper, and everything in between! Winsor & Newton was founded in England in 1832, a collaboration between artistic-minded Henry Newton and scientific William Winsor, who combined their individual expertise to craft some of the finest colors in the form of oil paints and watercolors. Among the first companies to make use of and d... [More]

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