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Point Man

Point Man

Jonathan Brender finds inspiration for his signature style in the pointillist artwork of Aborigines By Lee Mergner Venezuelan-born painter Jonathan Brender’s bright pointillism pieces have made him popular with collectors in the United States and Europe. The South Florida resident, who first received his artistic education in ceramics and sculpture, spoke with ABN contributor Lee […]

Q&A with Artist & Gallery Owner Tanner Lawley

Q&A with Artist & Gallery Owner Tanner Lawley

Tanner Lawley on how he found his calling as an artist and his philosophies as a gallery owner Interview by Lee Mergner ABN: How did you get into the business side of the art world? TL: I went to college for business and got a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. When […]

LaunchPad Artists Brittany Segal and Renuka Adhav Make Their Mark

LaunchPad Artists Brittany Segal and Renuka Adhav Make Their Mark

By Isabel Thottam Every year, Redwood Media Group’s LaunchPad Program selects two up-and-coming, unrepresented artists—one from San Diego and one from Miami—to exhibit their work at Art San Diego and Spectrum Miami respectively. The selected artists get an opportunity for which many young artists strive: to present their art at a site-specific exhibition. Ann Berchtold, […]

Q&A with Packing Tape Artist Max Zorn

Q&A with Packing Tape Artist Max Zorn

Maz Zorn on his unique artistic technique By Lee Mergner   ABN: How did you come upon your unique technique of creating art with packing tape? MZ: It started with the idea to do street art in Amsterdam. Amsterdam has these beautiful old streetlamps, and I saw so much street art in the daytime, but […]

Visual Literacy: The Holy Grail of Art

Visual Literacy: The Holy Grail of Art

Today’s art education should go beyond the goals of money-making or art for creativity’s sake By Samuel Frandino Many years ago, I worked for a theatrical scene shop that was engaged in a variety of projects at a new Universal Studios theme park. One project involved having artists “age” the exteriors of buildings to fit […]

The Expanding Reach of Art Therapy

The Expanding Reach of Art Therapy

Though it’s a relatively new approach to mental health treatment, art therapy is gaining traction and making a difference in people’s lives By Farah Joan Fard You’ve probably seen adult coloring books in craft stores and bookshops. The art industry has enthusiastically promoted the hobby as a fun tool for stress management. And why not? […]

Polar Art

Polar Art

Intrepid painter David Rosenthal finds inspiration in the extremes of the Antarctic By Jack Hamann The temperature was 30 below. The wind blew with a vengeance. It was blisteringly, achingly cold. At this temperature, watercolors freeze solid; oil paints turn to crayon—but David Rosenthal was ready to paint. In extreme weather conditions—and extreme geography—is where […]

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Paying Forward the Gift of Art

Lisa Schuster had graduated from business school and was running an art publishing business before she ever tried her hand at painting. Someone who had always appreciated art, she’d never considered herself an artist, and, when she finally allowed herself the freedom to test out her skills at age 30, she found that she had […]

West Coast Wonders

West Coast Wonders

Headed to the Golden State this fall? No matter where in California you find yourself—from the Oregon border to San Diego—you will discover art. California has a full calendar of must-see museum exhibits, exclusive gallery shows, and one-of-a-kind festivals this fall. Make sure to consult our curated list before planning your trip. Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: […]

A Space for Art

A Space for Art

Artspace builds and manages affordable spaces across the country for artists to live and work By Jack Hamann In a damp April chill, a line stretches around the block on a crowded Seattle sidewalk. Restless folk with mittened hands and cups of steaming coffee hunker down to spend the night. Sports fans queuing up for […]

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