Tea and Talk with the Talented Featuring Pam Kravetz

“I make art all the time and then sometimes I don’t. When I am not physically creating, it is living in my head, sometimes for months. When I start to make art, get out of my way!…I make a huge mess, I move from one thing to the next and from the outside it looks like…making madness.”

The Boundless Creativity of Chloe Viening-Butler

Chloe Viening-Butler is a poet, artist, caregiver, and advocate for the disabled. Her aesthetic practice and life are intermeshed more seamlessly than any artist I’ve encountered. Because her days are spent tending to the needs of her family clan, pets, and homestead, Viening-Butler typically works at night. Her studio is located above the garage in … Continue reading

Machine Aesthetics: Sculpture by David Deming at the Muskegon Museum of Art

by Tamara Fox David Deming’s show at the Muskegon Museum of Art is comprised of approximately thirty sculptures, as well as several drawings and wood maquettes. The latter give insight into the artist’s working process, as well as the origin of several repeated forms. Some of the featured abstract motifs have been explored by Deming … Continue reading

Tea & Talk With the Talented: Lee Ann Frame

“I tend to reflect on life and roll-around ideas for some time before putting them to print. Ideas and the possibilities are motivating in themselves.”

Science and Semiotics: The Pop Surrealist paintings of Eric Kuhl at MercuryHead Gallery

If Hieronymus Bosch, Kenny Scharf, and Mark Ryden made an art baby together, it would look like Eric Kuhl.

Charles Goldman RE>CRETE>WORKS at 337 Project Space

“The idea of ‘sculptural guilt’ has lead me directly to working with renewables and found materials. For me, making is about asking questions; thinking with our hands… I believe that art’s purpose is in asking them. ”

Tea and Talk with the Talented: Christine Towner

by Colette Finney For this edition, I selected artist Christine Towner, whose work has been featured in galleries all over the United States. Specializing in painting with encaustic wax, she has been a practicing artist for over a decade. Encaustic is a blend of beeswax, varnish crystals, and pigment that when heated can be layered … Continue reading

Tea and Talk with the Talented: Featuring Anne Corlett

“There is nothing like ‘doing’ as a way to improve. There’s opportunity out there if you’re open to it. Take the gift of one day at a time and just keep going.”