My passion for crochet stemmed from a birthday present my mother gave to me in 2014: a handmade, stuffed, crochet octopus. Something about the design of the cute creature caught my interest, and when I found the book that my mother had gotten the crochet pattern from, I was hooked! Since then, I have started and
What is Art? To me, art captures something essential about life. Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life. –Gillian Pederson Krag How does one share the charm and communicate the wonder of living, breathing and being?
Every individual should have access to art and culture in their daily lives. It’s our goal to provide a medium between art enthusiasts and the artists themselves. From the outset, our project’s goal was to enable visitors to not only understand the art we display, but also to generate group discussions about the pieces as a
I am a Native Washingtonian (as in the,”District of Columbia”). I can’t remember a point in my life when I wasn’t creating some form of visual art. I’ve explored various artistic mediums and forms of visual expression such as acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings; magazine collages and clay sculptures; pastel, graphite; charcoal, color pencil and
Glen Kessler has been awarded a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Grant, two Elizabeth Greenshields Grants, and the Prince of Wales Fellowship. Glen is also a renowned teacher and mentor, and has taught avidly at both the university and community level for nearly two decades.
I have spent years on the border between life and death. Two of my children are designated Miracle Kids for Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Although unrelated medical issues, both defied every prognosis and are thriving today. The pain of almost losing them changed my perspective on the world. These traumas and their
Hi! I’m John Dennis Murphey. And yes, I’ve started using my middle name, Dennis. There are just too many other rascals out there with the same moniker. Note too, there’s an “e” in Murphey, which hopefully will further cement my identity! Since 2000, I’ve had my own architectural practice called Meditch Murphey Architects. So when
I did some painting in high school, but then didn’t have much time for art for a long while. School, then marriage, job, raising two sons, directing a dance troupe – all filled up my days, and then some! I took early retirement from my high-stress job (managing very large software development projects) when my
In the three decades that I have been maintaining a studio and making serious art, I have found myself doing many different things in many different media. But as my studios have become smaller, I find that space is a powerful informer of the things artists make.
Kristina Penhoet creates abstract and expressionist sculpture using traditional and modern felt-making techniques. Her work takes cues from living organisms, landscapes and architecture; seeking to find beauty in the strange and ugly and pursuing themes of connection, mutation and diversity. Her use of wool as a tactile, natural material is consistent with her themes and
Linda was a treasured member of the A&M family. Her dedication to, and love of her practice, lives on in our hearts. “I love the creative process of art which has always been a part of my life. For many years, I made silver jewelry with an interest in the texture and form of my
Making pottery talks directly to my need for tactile intimacy, communication and personal expression. In recent years I have reduced my reliance on commercially-processed materials. I built an energy-efficient wood-fueled kiln to use refuse wood in my neighborhood and local clay that I process.
Neal Schlosburg – NS Fine Art Images Artist Statement Neal Schlosburg, photo artist: The mood of an image is a shared experience between artist and viewer. I explore energy, emotion, and sensibilities with my images and their titles. My goal is to have an expressive exchange; one soul directly to another. I converse with light,
Norma Schwartz, born in Argentina a few months before the end of World War II, was involved in social and political issues during a harsh dictatorship. She emigrated to Spain, where the hope for a new democratic era was starting to emerge, then moved to the United States where she pursued a new passion: sculpting.
Paola Luther’s delicate touch and sense of light and color infuses her broad range of art styles and mediums. Paola has been painting since childhood. As an adult she became a professional artist in fine arts and continues to expand her skills under the tutelage of artists from Washington DC, Los Angeles, Spain, Peru and
The hand pulled print has been Pauline Jakobsberg’s method of expression for the past 35 years. Her works are in several private collections around the world and have been widely exhibited in the US and Europe, including two solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic.
My figures co-habitat a world filled with nature and colour – because that is how I see myself. Essentially nature. The subtleties, complexities, the curves, and arches of the body are very like the forms and lines you would find in the natural world around us. Using line and form as structural guidelines, I sort
Artist Ronni Jolles creates her signature paper paintings using a unique and innovative process that she calls “Painting with Paper.” With a network of paper sources located throughout the world, Ronni gathers paper from countries such as Thailand, France, Italy, Bhutan, China, Japan, Korea, India, Nepal, Philippines, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Mexico. After cutting, tearing, and
Sharon Fox-Mould is a fine artist whose medium includes acrylic on canvas and photography. Sharon’s Hibiscus won second prize in UTRECHT 60th anniversary art competition in 2009. Sharon Fox-Mould is a Past President of The Jamaica Guild of Artists and a proponent of the philosophy that artists working in community will build strong technical skills, strengthen their concepts
I am artist and a printmaker in Washington DC area. I have been creating art my entire adult life. My prints hang in Argentina, Chile, Germany, Panama, Brazil and most recently in the new embassy in Sarajevo. Because I have had the opportunity to live and travel across the world, I naturally absorbed some of