Artist of the Month: Tom Ackley

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Tom Ackley, Tropical Artist by Josh Garrick. In 2001, when Tom Ackley left his hometown of Chicago to come to Florida, he quickly became immersed in the extraordinary range of activities Florida has to offer.  Like the Ernest Hemingway of the painting set, surfing, fishing and kayaking became his passions – and the subject matter for his Art. 

Artist of the Month: the “living legend” Harold Garde

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Artist of the Month (June 2011):  the “living legend” Harold Garde
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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.

Art and Magic: Something I Stumbled Into in Seville, Spain and Must Share

by Dr. Debra Payne / Mar 13, 2009 /

You may have noticed I used the word stumble in my title to speak about the art studio I had the privilege of seeing yesterday. Stumble is the correct word. I am not the type who goes actively looking for art. I like it, sure, but I don’t know much about it except that when it’s in a museum, I’m supposed to like it and sometimes I do. I have never actually talked to an artist, though, until yesterday.  I met this wonderful artist in Seville, Spain, in a guitar studio one day, and she told me about an art exhibition she was having in Seville.

January Artist of the Month: William Stolpin

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One of the benefits of traveling and exploring is finding new artists! This past fall, we traveled to the Michigan Renaissance Fair.

July Artisan of the Month: Mark McCrum

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There is something about art - good art - that calls to us. When I see a landscape that is particularly well done, I feel like I was there - catching the mood, basking in the sunset. One of my very favorite artists is one I've just discovered, Mark McCrum. His watercolors are just incredible - extraordinary paintings of places around the world.