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Michael K. Paxton

Artist in Chicago

Flow and Accidents In My Studio

PRESENTED ON SEP 06, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 39

Michael Paxton shares his process of markmaking in his studio practice.

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New Town Art Gallery

BY ANNE KUSHNIK
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

Anne Kushnik, the gallery manager for New Town Art Gallery, talks about the hisotry, mission and artists of the gallery as well as their contributions to the local commuinty. 

 

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My Life in Drawing

BY JAKE LOCKETT
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Talented illustrator Jake Lockett takes us through his life in drawing through a chronological romp through his stetch books, from year 2 to year 24. See some of the incredible sketches Jake has done throughout the years and how far he has come since his toddler days. 

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Drawing Inspiration

BY HEIDI HOGDEN
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 05, 2014

Heidi Hogden received a BFA in painting from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a MFA in studio art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University. While a MFA student, she was the recipient of a Graduate and Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship, the Montague International Travel Grant to study abroad in Italy, and the President's Award in Painting. Heidi has also had the opportunity to present and show her work in four solo exhibitions and recently was awarded a grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency in Johnson, VT. Her work can be seen in the upcoming South Dakota Governor’s 6th Biennial Art Exhibition at the South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, the Dahl Arts Center, Rapids City, the Washington Pavilion of Arts And Science, Sioux Falls, the John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion and the Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen, SD. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2015.

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Reckless By Nature - Finding the Flow

BY BRENT E. HOUZENGA
@ VOL 18 ON OCT 22, 2015

Brent Houzenga is a New Orleans-based painter and musician who could be the epitome of reckless youth growing in Fulton, IL and being told he can be whatever he wanted.  Today new father, Brent’s projects consists of painting of dead people.  He shares with us his idea of finding and achieving flow in his work and life.

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Studio in a Can

BY SYLVAN PAYNE
@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

"The iPad is like a studio in a can. It has unlimited supplies, unlimited variety of free or cheep tools, and there's no clean up."
 
In Studio in a Can from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 130, self-described "lapsed artist" Sylvan Payne shares rediscovering his inner-artist through making "doodles" on his iPad. The "painterly quality is all there" he nonchalantly states while 20 unsuspecting pieces that were created on his 9" iPad become vibrantly projected 10 feat tall murals at Tokyo's SuperDeluxe to much to the audience's delight.
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Obscured Windows & Open Spaces (My City, My Art)

BY MATTHEW MACAULAY
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Artist Matthew Macaulay talks about how he became fascinated with Coventry's whited-out empty shop windows and the way these forms fed into his painting practice - and how the open spaces of Shetland and the death of his mentor influenced the direction his work took after that. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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DeviantArt – online art gallery and community

BY MARCO GIORDANO
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Marco Giordano (b. 1988 in Turin, Italy) lives and works in Glasgow. In this presentation he speaks about deviantART, an online community for amateur artists. It is one of the biggest social networks at the moment, dealing with fine art in various categories like painting, drawing, photography and filmmaking.

 

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Teaching Art in the Trenches: My Encounter at the Art Institute of Chicago

BY STEVE SHERRELL
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Steve Sherrell, a local artist in Yorkville, Illinois, and former professor of art at Joliet Junior College, taught art in the Chicago area for 30 years. Now retired, he lives along the Fox River watching the river flow by, painting, and, just to keep his foot in the water, curating the gallery at Water Street Studios in Batavia, Illinois.

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Drawing with an Axe

BY JENNY ARRAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Towner Gallery Artist in Residence, Jenny Arran, shares her experimental approach to drawing, painting, school workshops and life.