Storytelling is actually the core element of my art — the foundation upon which my paintings are built. I’m intrigued by early myths, traditional folklore, the histories, and the classics. Each painting I make explores one of these things, and every element in my compositions has symbolic meaning that supports that story.— Chris Sheridan
When I first saw April Peters Designs, I was floored.
The amount of exquisite textile appreciation and attention to detail will amaze you. The Pieces are Grand to say the least. We only hope a museum would be so lucky someday to have April’s pieces on display. What a beautiful eccentric talented woman.
I had the pleasure of interviewing her, and this is what she had to say…
more » “April Peters. Interview by Kelly Brown”
On a recent visit to Portland my friend Jean, whom I have known since high-school, took me to her cousins home for dinner, where Monte and his wife Susan made a meal fit for any gourmet restaurant. To my great delight Montes father Bill was with us that evening and I had an opportunity to speak with him about his life as an artist and view many of his large works that now are in every room of his sons home. more » “Interview with Bill Garrett by Nina Pak”
When I first visited paulifornia.com, I immediately fell in love with its cool, hip and unpretentious vibe. Paulifornia’s blog features recently completed projects. Individually they are impressive, but collectively, they embody one man’s deep and lifelong passion for media, arts and music. That man is Paul Rivera, and try as I did, I could not find this photographer’s photograph on the website. I wondered if perhaps he was shy, preferring to view life from behind the camera. I quickly found out otherwise. more » “A Conversation with Paul Rivera by Alisa Solovyeva”
Amanda Manitach’s collection of ephemeral new works is on offer at Seattle’s Bryan Ohno Gallery in the International District. The work is on display until March 1st, 2014. Below, Miroir correspondent Siolo Thompson asked the artist some questions about her work, her artistic practice, and her obsessive nature.
more » “Works on Paper – Amanda Manitach”