Artisans

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.

 

Artist of the Month: Vanessa Pineda Fox

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 23, 2017 /
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Happy Ring Dish, by artist Vanessa Pineda Fox

Photographer of the Month: JoAnn Kraft

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 23, 2017 /
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I love Instagram. I love finding new people, searching new tags, and getting new glimpses into lives, nature, the world. One such discovery is photographer JoAnn Kraft, who captures nature so beautifully that I feel as if I am right there with her, seeing through her eyes. She's got a talent for macro, for discovering small things, and for seeing what others might not. Here, in words and photos, our Photographer of the Month, JoAnn Kraft...

Artist of the Month: Spencer Reynolds

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 08, 2017 /
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It was an article about the best surf artists on instagram that led me to our artist of the month, Spencer Reynolds, and his partner, Stacey, who helped facilitate our interview (thanks, Stacey!). 

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