Dale Chihuly, The Man Who Grows Glass

Suspended from the ceiling like delicate crimson parachutes, Chihuly’s flowers reflect the light. Their petals do not wilt, but will shatter if they fall, so they are carefully secured by metal twists and rods. As part of a new installation by Washington born-and-based glass artist Dale Chihuly, this 100-foot chandelier of flowers combines the vivacious […]

Stephanie Paige Gets Connected

The interaction between humans and their surrounding world is a complex exchange of give-and-take. For artist Stephanie Paige, this relationship stems from an awareness of her connection with nature and her place within it. Using vibrant colors, expansive space and earthy textures, Paige creates art that is both humble and awe-inspiring, never failing to create […]

Craft Shows Go Avant-Garde in Westlake, Ohio

The phrase “craft show” brings to mind a number of images, some of them possibly involving middle-aged moms in cat sweaters perusing long aisles of knitted potholders and earrings that required a glue gun as a creative tool. But the 2012 Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show in Westlake, Ohio is definitely not your mother’s […]

Inside the Outsider Art Fair

It is a general trend throughout history that where there are people, there are people making art. With a world population of approximately seven billion people, that roughly translates to a heck of a lot of art. So it goes without saying that there are countless talented artists who go unnoticed throughout their lives. But […]

O. Ascanio Gallery Makes Its Contemporary Mark

An art gallery is only as interesting as the art it holds and O. Ascanio Gallery owner Oscar Ascanio takes this maxim seriously, turning his space into a visionary kaleidoscope of contemporary masterpieces. Through December 17, he’s showcasing the works of some of the world’s most notorious 20th century artists, including Jesus Soto, Alejandro Otero, […]

Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos Explores the Palm Authority Project

Born in Greece, raised in Paris and currently living in New York, self-taught sculpture and installation artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos has carved out her own artistic identity in a variety of unique climates. For her newest installation, the Palm Authority Project, Kosmatopoulos explores the individuality of the self by placing it—metaphorically and somewhat literally—in society’s hands. […]

Miami SOLO Makes Its Debut

Whether you’re an artist, dealer, collector or enthusiast, there’s no better place to be this week than in Miami, Florida, when nearly 20 art shows converge in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach—including Miami SOLO, presented by Artexpo. With so much to see and so little time to see it all, Miami SOLO’s approach is […]