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Rena Leinberger

Beyond Image and Sculpture

PRESENTED ON SEP 14, 2016
IN BEACON @ VOL 7

Artist Rena Leinberger discusses how her artistic practice ambivalence might embrace moral dimensions.

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

BY KRISANNE BAKER
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist and art educator, presents “Hydrologic,” in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 6, 2014. 

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Fracture and Refraction

BY GIDEON GERLT
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Looking at Gideon Gerlt's work as a whole, there are two distinct directions: emotional expression and analytical inquiry. Throughout his work, Gideon explores the relationship between the art object, environment, the viewer, and himself as artist and creator.

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DoGsWood

BY GORDON ELLIOTT
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

DoGsWooD:Working under the name of DoGsWooD affords me the unconscious and unbridled liberty to fully engage with the artist within’…

Gordon Elliott's work is often a personal and conceptual critique of issues of personal importance that speaks a universal language. Issues of the environment and the part humanity plays are often central to his work. The conscious, subconscious and unconscious behaviour, expressions and language are particular areas of interest, observation and inspiration.

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A Life in Lace

BY LORI MERHIGE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Artist Lori Merhige talks about how growing up working in her family's lace factory in Northern New Jersey has informed her art practice. Did you know that silk is basically worm spit? Lori will school you.

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Plein Air for the Planet: Landscape Art as Environmental Activism

BY STEPHEN WASHINGTON
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

Speaker Stephen Washington, an artist living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, believes strongly in the power of art—particularly plein air painting—to  help save the landscapes it so beautifully captures. 

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I Am the Greatest

BY JOHN SAUVE
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

John Sauve is at heart an artist; a sculptor, but he is also the non-profit leader of his own Sauvé Art Foundation, community activist, and teacher to inner-city children through his art programs.  His sculpture work was recently shown at the Chicago Sculpture International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in 2012, which included fifty-five large-scale outdoor sculptures from around the world and also included in the 2012 Krasl Biennial Sculpture Exhibition located in St Joe, Michigan. But his most interesting work currently is an on-going sculpture installation, The Man In The City, is which has been literally turning heads all over Metro and downtown Detroit.

The “I am the Greatest” project introduces Muhammad Ali to a new generation. Ali’s story will highlight the over-whelming amount of adversity he faced in standing up for his beliefs and the influence he has had on his generation.  

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Exploring and reflecting upon the human condition

BY KYAN BISHOP
@ VOL 1 ON APR 14, 2017

Artist Kyan Bishop explains her progressioin as an artist and the main things that have influenced her as she travels the world using a variety of materials in her works.

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BORDERS and Beyond

BY STEINUNN THÓRARINSDÓTTIR
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

Sculpture artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir shares some images of the influence of Iceland on her life and work as well as images and thoughts about the exhibition BORDERS that will have a new home in Baton Rouge for the next year.   

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Art as a Career

BY SHAY CHURCH
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm just really lucky to enjoy what I do and make a living doing it."

In Art as a Career from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 2Shay Church shares history as an artist, highlighting larger than life projects, and how he ended up at his current company, Grayling Ceramics.