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Editor’s Letter Summer 2014

  Dear Friends & Associates, Artvoices has finally crossed the Atlantic and has arrived in the UK! I love London, and I look forward to featuring their community of artists, galleries, museums, and exhibitions in upcoming issues of Artvoices.

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John Boone

Reading, Looking, Seeing, Thinking Art, like all languages, is highly coded and constantly evolving. Its contents are relative and its meanings fugitive.

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Miranda Lake

  It’s fairly often these days that I find I’m having two simultaneous conversations with an artist: one about his or her work and another about the business of selling that work.  And I’ve got to admit I’m always disappointed, a little let down, as if putting a dollar amount on artwork should sully both [...]

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Audrey Frank Anastasi

I admire Audrey Frank Anastasi’s self-challenge; since 1990, she has been painting with what she calls her “less dominant hand”: her left. It’s remarkable for a painter to undertake that kind of physical experiment and to continue it for decades, evolving along a new avenue that develops a fresh sensitivity.

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The Painter as a Jack of All Trades: Michael Chandler

Walking into New York-based artist Michael Chandler’s long-time Chinatown studio, the brilliant and multicolored painted remains of his luminous, large-scale canvases appear from floor to ceiling on every surface in the space.
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Lindsay Bardwil

Alexander Venet: When did you start painting, and what inspired you to become an artist? Lindsay Bardwil: Art has always been a part of my life.
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Carol Hallock: Painting Home on the Bayou

  To most, home is recognized as a place of beautiful nostalgia, but artist Carol Hallock has taken that beauty and made it her life’s work.
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Carla Goldberg

  The artist Carla Goldberg has a sensitive touch in creating works that revolve around themes of water and memory. She believes in the power of an object to stimulate a memory from the deepest recesses of our minds. 
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Not the Same Story: A Profile of Joyce Pommer

  Many artists share similar stories of drawing as a kid, going to art school, and then struggling to balance creating art with everyday life, ultimately, either dropping art altogether or finding a way to make it all work.
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Najee Dorsey

  Leaving Mississippi: Reflections on Heroes and Folkore is at the Columbus Museum in Columbus Georgia, August 21, 2014-January 4, 2015.
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Paulina Sierra

  Paulina Sierra is a native of Mexico City, a fact that defines her life as an artist. Growing up in a place where color bursts from nearly every corner gave her an inborn sense of magical realism, she says.
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Randall Henry

  Randell Henry creates large, colorful, paint collages incorporating Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, and the influence of Kente cloth of the West African Akan culture. He is an African American painter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been a painting professor at Southern University there for over twenty years.
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Life Imitates Art: A Conversation with Alba Francesca

  “Sometimes it starts by something as simple as a piece of fabric that triggers a memory.” Color-infused textiles of cotton and silk pieced into figurative narratives and geometric abstractions personify the life and multi-faceted career of Alba Francesca.
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Joseph Gerard Sabatino

  It's tempting to think of Joseph G. Sabatino as having a bit of creative lust for materials that are—pointedly—unattractive. Substances that ordinarily evoke sensations of dread, unease, dysfunction, and even horror may be found in his tightly-wound objects and drawings.
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