painting hunches: brian kershinik

When you've seen as much of the world as Brian Kershisnik has you don't tend to put yourself into a box or limit your inspiration. Kershisnik started his life in the central United States and by the time he had graduated college he had also spent time in Angola, Thailand, Pakistan, and Denmark. Even after seeing so much of the world, Kershisnik was unsure [...]

artist spotlight: cathy broski

Steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism, the work of ceramic artist Cathy Broski resonates for many reasons. Figures, houses, boats, and other forms are chosen because of their levels of meaning. Some are jubilant and playful, others introspective, while still more speak of journeys and growth. That Broski manages to evoke such intensely personal emotions from her minimalistic forms is evidence of her skill as [...]

artist spotlight: ashley buchanan

An artist's particular, unique style can be influenced by any number of things. Their environment, personal life, hobbies, and memories can all play a part. Jewelry artist Ashley Buchanan draws on the images, patterns, and decoration of historical jewelry. By repeating this iconic imagery, she is able to create work that feels new and yet familiar, referencing the history of jewelry with a fresh, clean aesthetic. [...]

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curious about kantha

I am an admitted sucker for beautiful textiles. A glimpse of a quilt, a suggestion of a tribal rug, or the promise of some intricate embroidery has sent me to bazaars, galleries, and museums. Therefore, when I first met Mieko Mintz and saw her clothing created from kantha quilts I was curious and excited. Why did Mieko’s jackets look so much more interesting than [...]

intersections: georgia and joseph pozycinski

Husband and wife. Glass and bronze. Marine biology and technology. These are just a few of the intersections in the world of artists Georgia and Joseph Pozycinski; intersections that magnificently come together to create masterful sculptures adorned with water birds, small mammals, and other creatures. I don't know if the Pozycinski's have actively chosen a path to bring antithetic concepts together into their work [...]