The Big Country Sky

Last winter the Dell Eads Reading Room at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT, got some unexpected visitors. Renowned kinetic sculptor, Tim Prentice and his longtime artistic collaborator, Dave Colbert were looking up at the ceiling of the octagonal shaped room, considering the light. Prentice and Colbert were being shown a potential […]

By |2022-05-28T16:14:49-04:00May 28th, 2022|Featured Artist|

Surrounded by Imagination

There’s a certain inexplicability that comes with properly capturing a moment, scene or feeling. Perhaps that’s why the elusive action is so closely associated with the great artist. To funnel the world as it exists through the imagination, molded there into something that others connect with on a level even they cannot articulate.

That, perhaps, is […]

By |2022-04-29T20:15:53-04:00April 29th, 2022|Featured Artist|

Simply Extraordinary

Stephen Green-Armytage offers a most profound perspective on life, his career and the advice he would give to young would-be photographers. “You don’t always know what there is to learn until you learn it.”

That may be a spin on the traditional, “I don’t know what I don’t know…” but the hunger to learn, to experience […]

By |2022-03-30T19:37:10-04:00March 30th, 2022|Featured Artist|

Meet Patricia Powers, Artist

True confession: When I first saw Patricia Powers’s paintings – giant canvases celebrating the beauty and majesty of the horse – my heart skipped a beat. Not just because the work was so powerful and immediate; not just because I, too, have a passion for horses that goes way back; not just because I was […]

By |2022-03-06T17:37:48-05:00February 25th, 2022|Featured Artist|

Inner Vision

“To the artist, from Santa.” KK Kozik has fond memories of a childhood  punctuated by that Christmas morning when none other than venerable Saint Nick validated the sensitivity she had to form, color, and things beautiful. She had been recognized as an artist. The package contained supplies that have informed her remarkable career.

Born to parents […]

By |2022-02-25T21:39:09-05:00February 25th, 2022|Featured Artist|

A Writer Writes and Gives Back

“Thank you, Mrs. Smith.”

Sally Cook is quick to give credit to the second grade teacher at Crystal Springs Elementary School in Roanoke, VA, who offered the decisive bit of inspiration that set her on the career trajectory of being a widely published and eagerly applauded author.

“It was Mrs. Smith who not only encouraged me to […]

By |2022-02-01T13:29:37-05:00January 28th, 2022|Featured Artist|

This Really is a Love Song

“One of my first memories was being in my father’s studio – music playing – him working on a large canvas.” Bruce Smith has fond memories of his childhood, underscored by the experience of being the son of widely celebrated abstract painter Hassell Smith who, himself, was quoted as saying “I am concerned I’m bringing […]

By |2022-01-10T09:49:07-05:00December 28th, 2021|Featured Artist|

Living at the Edge

“My father was a blacksmith and a carpenter. I learned at his side.”

Chelsea Miller is looking at an elegant carving knife of her own creation, remembering how she moved from New York actor to celebrated creator of highly sought after knives all within the sphere of family influences and support. As she so succinctly sets […]

By |2021-12-09T12:43:18-05:00November 29th, 2021|Featured Artist|

Storytelling without Words

Amber Maida does not simply enter a room. Fully aware of her surroundings and sensitive to the energy found there, she moves like the dancer she was trained to be. As an artist, her work is fully reflective of her spiritual and physical journeys, the triumph she had over what could have been debilitating disease […]

By |2021-10-29T10:36:24-04:00October 29th, 2021|Featured Artist|

Art as Meditation

Richard Klein’s The Understory at ICEHOUSE Project Space, Sharon

Richard Klein is an artist of note who has cobbled together a life of creating, curating and writing about art and its influence. With a career that extends beyond 20 years as curator at The Aldrich Contemporary in Ridgefield, CT, he has embraced the awesome task of […]

By |2021-10-27T13:11:59-04:00October 26th, 2021|Featured Artist|
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