Lives of Artists

Three Transformative Mexican Artists Making a Powerful Mark on the World

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Transformation, whether personal or societal, is an experience that touches nearly every human soul. It is certainly a theme that has touched me deeply: several years ago, a surgeon’s error transformed my life by leaving me with a lifetime of medical issues. The transformation was both physical, creating a host of challenges I must deal with on a daily basis, and spiritual, leading me to find space in my heart to forgive the surgeon in order to heal and move on.

Art, Memories, and Poetry: La Bolsa–The Purse

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I’ve recently been lucky enough to pore over a gorgeous book filled with art, memories, and poetry. La Bolsa–The Purse was written and illustrated by one of our featured artists, Sonya Gonzalez. Of all the beautiful, bilingual poems and paintings, my favorite is Pasteles con amor-Pies made with love. It’s gorgeous, loving, and delicious.
 

How to Photograph Northern Lights

by Benny Hoynes / Sep 14, 2017 /
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How to take photos of the beautiful northern lights.

 

I've shared some Northern Lights photos from Norway here on Wandering Educators, and was asked to share my photographic techniques.

 

How to Shop Online To Give Back to Global Artisans

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 22, 2016 /
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When we travel, we always buy art and textiles from local artists. It's one of the best souvenirs (besides experiences), and really brings back your travel experiences, when you're at home. But what about when you can't always travel - or need a special gift from a place, and aren't headed there soon? I can recommend our friends Bret and Mary at Green Global Travel (you already love their site) - today they are launching a Fair Trade Boutique.

Experiences: An Online Gallery Show of Small Paintings

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Art is important. Art matters. And yet, so often, art seems expensive and out of reach. We go to Art Hops, or art fairs, or find that little pottery place on our travels, and buy what we can to bring color and life and art to our homes. We rent art from the local university for a term or more, head to the annual sales at the art insitute. We devour art at museums, stare at that van Gogh, tears fall upon seeing that Bierstadt you've loved your whole life, chuckle at the poker dogs, teach our kids to love art as much as we do. 

Orlando Artist’s History-Making International Exhibit Comes Home to Orlando

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After making history as the first non-Greek Artist in the World to exhibit in the National Archaeological Museum of Greece, Orlando’s own fine art photographer J. Joshua Garrick returns from a two year tour of Europe to OPEN the new HENAO Contemporary Center in Orlando.

Cloudscapes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 31, 2013 /
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Perhaps the most magical of all nature's features, clouds are a gateway to dreaming. Remember when you were small, finding shapes in clouds, and then seeing them morph into something else within seconds? And then, if you're a parent, teaching that to your kids.

The Bulkley Valley: A Photographic Journey

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 20, 2013 /
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If you ever wanted to feast your eyes on extraordinary beauty, I've got the book for you. The Bulkley Valley: Photography by Curtis Cunningham, is pure visual treasure.

Jason deCaires Taylor & Museo Subaquático de Arte (MUSA)

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 19, 2010 /
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The first 200 sculptures are ready to be deployed in the new Museum of Underwater Art in Cancun, Mexico. Created by Jason deCaires Taylor, the sculptures will form a monumental artificial reef, designed to promote marine life, increase bio-diversity and draw Cancun visitors away from existing reef habitats.

 

A Gourmet Pizza Artist in Chesterton

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 01, 2009 /
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NOTE: This restaurant is now closed (alas!). For more of this goodness, head just south to Uncle Menny's Greek's Pizzeria in Valparaiso  - his family's restaurant.

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