Art On the Periphery: Ann Piper
Artist Profile / Inspiration / Musings

Art On the Periphery: Ann Piper

It has been suggested to me (by a well-known Philadelphia artist) that there is a dependent relationship between art and the city and that most great art comes from metropolitan areas. Is this true? Does history support this statement? My gut tells me that art comes down to… Continue reading

The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation
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The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation

Approximately 5 months ago I lost a very important friend named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was an artist. I first entered her world as a co-teacher during the teaching certification program at Tyler School of Art in 2005. Twelve years later Elizabeth’s friendship has extended my friendship family, as the people that surrounded her in life celebrated … Continue reading

The Rhizome in Sculpture: Melquiades Rosario Sastre & Elizabeth Robles
Art Theory / Artist Profile / Inspiration

The Rhizome in Sculpture: Melquiades Rosario Sastre & Elizabeth Robles

Roots and branches are at the same level in the process of organizing ones thinking according to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. They propose this metaphor, originally taken from biology, as a rhizomatic way of thinking. The rhizome, like a root system, is so fertile that it may sprout in many different places at the … Continue reading

Boundless and Bountiful: Nadeige Choplet’s Studio is for Everyone
Arts Education / Inspiration / Process

Boundless and Bountiful: Nadeige Choplet’s Studio is for Everyone

  This summer I took a job in New York for two weeks at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. There were two lucky things about taking this job. One, I stayed with  my college roommate (not really relevant to this article) and  two,  I found  a little gem in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New … Continue reading

Self Portraits: Contributor Series
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Self Portraits: Contributor Series

Recently contributor Leslie Belloso was invited to give the commencement speech at Crisfield High School in Maryland. Her speech below contains more than just advice for high school seniors, it is a moving description of her life so far and the lessons she has learned living it. We create our destinies through the choices we make … Continue reading