Artisans

Artist of the Month: Melissa Cordes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 03, 2018 /
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Wandering the Artist Alley at Grand Rapids Comic Con, we were stunned with the talent everywhere we glanced. Like everyone in the hall, we looked and marveled, and then the next booth came, and we did the same, ad infinitem. When we discovered artist Melissa Cordes, though, we actually stopped (never an easy feat at a busy comic con) and talked. So impressed with her talent, beautiful art, wide variety of styles, and joy in creating, we knew we had to share her art with our wandering educators. 

Photographer of the Month: Ted Nelson

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 15, 2018 /
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Ted Nelson is an outdoor adventure travel blogger based out of Chicago who runs the travel blog Traveling Ted. He specializes in cross-country skiing, canoeing, hiking/backpacking, and international budget travel. He prefers to count jungles, rainforests, and national parks visited instead of countries and states; however, the latter count is 30 and 42. 

Artist of the Month: Kaylon Khorsheed

by Lillie Forteau / Feb 01, 2018 /
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I cannot express how excited I am to present my art teacher, Kaylon Khorsheed, as our featured Artist of the Month. She has challenged me in ways that I didn't know I needed; she works through problems with my ceramics even when I am frustrated with a piece - and not just to talk me out of putting it in the slop bin. She makes sure to spend time with everyone in the class, helping them with their goals and projects.

Artist of the Month: Kyle Hagey

by Lillie Forteau / Dec 30, 2017 /
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While perusing Grand Rapids Comic Con's artist gallery for the fifth time, we found ourselves looking at one place in particular. His work stood out to me, not only because of the smiling crowd gathered around the joyful booth, but also because of the extreme detail of each work, which pulls you in, wanting to see every little thing hand-crafted by artist Kyle Hagey.

December Artist of the Month: Liam Hughes

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Every month here on Wandering Educators, we share the coolest artists and photographers. This fall I found the VERY coolest artist, Liam Hughes, of Liam Shard Jewelry. Liam creates amazing jewelry. I've already seen many, many pieces that I would just love to wear! His unique artistry showcases the best of many different patterns and designs - truly, there is something for everyone.  I was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Liam about his art, and the process of creating it. Here's what he had to say...

Artist of the Month: Amanda Sandlin

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 02, 2017 /
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It was the headline that drew me in: "One artist's quest to capture her travels led to these stunning portraits of wild women." 

#atwildwoman art by Amanda Sandlin. Read our interview with her!

Artist Of The Month: Angela Hennessy

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 02, 2017 /
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Gorgeous colors, rich with the natural beauty of our earth. A keen eye, to see birds, waves, sunsets, and the talent to be able to capture it perfectly. A respite from today's busy digital world, where I can sit, breathe, and imagine. Those reasons - and more - are why I follow Angela Hennessy, our Artist of the Month, on Instagram and other social media platforms. Her art is beautiful, keen, sharp, and evocative. Even if I'm sitting inside during a Michigan snowstorm, I feel as if, even for a minute, that I am somewhere else in the world, with her and the creatures she so lovingly paints.

Photographer of the Month: Dan Price

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 16, 2017 /
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Dan Price is a Midwest-based freelance photographer whose aim is to capture the mood of a given moment.  

He got his start when a doctor prescribed daily walks as a part of his treatment in battling Lyme disease. Shooting surroundings that he was presented, like his backyard or a nearby field, became an important part of his recovery.  

Artist of the Month: Anthony Snyder

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 01, 2017 /
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A ghostbuster, pop culture fanatic, and an artist - obviously I wanted to feature him.

So we met up in a corner of a Barnes and Noble, sadly not over coffee, and listened and talked about his many passions, learning very quickly how interesting he is. Now, you don't have to meet up with him to learn this, as I think his art shows it just as well. 

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.

 

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