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Jessica Lofthus

Painter/Fiber Artist in Akron

Jessica Lofthus - Artist

CREATED ON JULY 14, 2016
IN AKRON

Jessica is a painter and fiber artist who grew up visually immersed between Southwest and Graffiti art. Her artistic style reflects these two very different but complimentary styles, while layering spiritual and cultural references with subtle color changes and crisp lines. Her work explores cultural evolution, spiritualism and the alchemy of healing. She works to create intentional compositions and installations meant to ignite inspiration and healing for ourselves and our world.

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2013 Tohoku Artist Caravan

BY D.H. ROSEN
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

In April of 2013, the Tohoku Artist Caravan project will bring artists and musicians from all over Japan to gather in Karakuwa, Kesennuma, to create public art that will help revitalize a community devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The initial installations will be completed over a three-day period, culminating in an opening party featuring a an impressive array or renowned musicians. (in English and Japanese)

"Presentation of the Day" on March 29, 2013.

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Becoming Chimerik

BY SAMMY CHIEN
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2013

Sammy Chien highlights his journey into creating art and defining himself. He also details his journey as he tries more and more to connect with and act as a messenger for the spiritual world.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 22, 2013.

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Funk Shui or: A Fine House

BY JOHN STIMSON
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

John Stimson comically and poetically gives us a tour of his house. It is arranged in a modernist way. He has interesting paper collage work on his table. He has an alchemy dungeon. Every morning he makes his bed into a unique and beautiful composition. He has all of this and more. Watch to discover the rest.

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POW! and WOW!

BY JASPER WONG
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 16, 2013

POW WOW, is a term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music and art. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, and mural projects.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 30, 2014.

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Artist Residency Program

BY TATSUHIKO MURATO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Tatsuhiko Murato talks about the artist residency program in Japan and Europe. He present to us the many achievements of the students in these art programs

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I Am An Artist

BY ROBIN MAYBERRY
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Robin Mayberry shares her artist path as she discovers that she is actually an artist. For a long time Robin considered herself a hobbyist as she made scrapbooks alongside her artist husband until one day, she realized the truth!

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Artist Stories

BY PAT ROGERS
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

While writing for a newspaper, Pat Rogers decided that the print industry was becoming too unfriendly for artists, especially local ones. She decided to try out a new medium--online web publishing, and with that, Hamptons Art Hub was born. Hamptons Art Hub has now grown from artist columns to a sprawling website promoting local art and artists.

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Imagine a Puerto Vallarta Artist Co-Op

BY KIMBERLY MCDANIEL
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 23, 2017

Store owner and jewelry designer Kimberly McDaniel shares her vision of an artist cooperative in Puerto Vallarta, where a number of community-related activities are possible.

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Ugly Into Art

BY SAREY RUDEN
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

When her adventures in online dating revealed the ugly side of humanity, Sarey Rudin decided to turn it into an art project.