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Artist Spotlight: Melanie Whitson, Melart Scotland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 28, 2021 /
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The internet is an incredible place. I first saw Melanie Whitson's art on facebook, in a Scotland group. Her clean, beautiful drawings truly capture the essence of place. My favorites? While they are all so evocative, her Leanach Cottage at Culloden has grasped my heart. I feel the wind blowing across the battlefield, smell the smoke and humanity, and remember moments of history, both large and small. 

Artist Spotlight: Nora Martin Hall

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 30, 2020 /
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Nora Martin Hall is a contemporary representational painter working primarily in oil paintings, and utilizes a wide range of techniques, from classical painting methods to photorealism, creating trippy, large-scale portraits and installations. Requiring thousands of hours of focused training and dedication to execute, she blends the innate need to be spontaneous and reckless, too. 

Artist Spotlight: Nora Martin Hall

Artist Spotlight: Hannah Miller, Ikigai Art Prints

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 10, 2020 /
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Today, I'm so very happy to bring you the beautiful, interesting, creative, and playful art of a longtime friend, Hannah Miller.

Artist Spotlight: Hannah Miller, Ikigai Art Prints

Artist Spotlight: Kat VanderWeele, LimningHouse Illustration

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 29, 2020 /
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Rounding the corner at Grand Rapids Comic Con last year, we stopped in awe. In front of us was extremely whimsical, playful, creative art that made me smile with pure joy.

The artist? Kat VanderWeele, whose art makes us happy.

Home. From Artist Spotlight: Kat VanderWeele

Tips for Seeing Street Art in Penang

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The street art in Penang is incredible. As one of the street art capitals of the world, Penang is a must visit for street art lovers and travelers interested in quirky, interesting things to see. 

Tips for Seeing Street Art in Penang

Artist of the Month: Lara Smith

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 01, 2019 /
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We first met our friend Lara Smith at Grand Rapids Comic Con, at Artists Alley. After falling into discussion about her playful, creative art, we KNEW we had to share her work with our wandering educators. 

Artist Lara Smith

Artist of the Month: Corinne Roberts

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2019 /
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Wandering the aisles at Grand Rapids Comic Con, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the goodness. But as we walked by Corinne Roberts' booth, we did a full stop (don't worry, no one crashed into us). Her art drew us in with its playfulness, creativity, and intelligence. Once we started talking with her, I KNEW our Wandering Educators would be interested in her art...and books.

Artist of the Month: Jessalyn Kline

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 01, 2019 /
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We first met our Artist of the Month, Jessalyn Kline, at the 2018 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Art Show. She had a gorgeous embroidered piece of art, full of meaning, color, and beauty. Of course, I asked her to share it with our wandering educators. You, too, will be amazed at her range of creativity, her eye for detail, and her passion for creating. Without further ado, the art and words of Jessalyn Kline...

Artist of the Month: Czech This Out with Petra and David Bachron

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 02, 2018 /
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Gorgeous. That's the word I use (usually out loud, in an exclamatory fashion) whenever I see our featured artist this month, Czech This Out (Petra and David Bachron), on instagram. I love their work, separately and combined. I love their story, and I love their passion for art, and life. 

Artist of the Month: Nayda Collazo-Llorens

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 01, 2018 /
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Nayda Collazo-Llorens, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an interdisciplinary visual artist working in multiple mediums including works on paper and canvas, video, installation works, printmedia and public interventions, among others. Through her practice, she examines how our minds perceive the world around us, dealing with concepts of navigation and mapping. 

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