Hi there! Welcome back to your paper's most unconventional column. I read aloud the following piece of writing to an audience at the Willow River Writers Anthology book launch at Table 65 a mere two weeks back. To my great surprise, I was not kicked out of the room and no tomatoes were thrown! It is a statement which champions the role of the artist as among the most important in a democratic society. This is what I most wish to share for this week's edition of The Artist's Corner. The Art War!
Greetings! Welcome back to The Artist's Corner, New Richmond's most unconventional column. This week's featured local artist is Michael Moen, a versatile creative and an all-around great guy. I met Mike at the Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse a few weeks back. I was working behind the counter when he came in for his usual coffee. The cup he brought with him featured his own crazed illustrations — and when I inquired further about them, it occurred to us that we ought to have a sit-down and make a column out of it.
The artist's greatest fear is that one day he will awake uninspired, never to create another decent poem, song or painting in his life again; his creative well has run dry and at the bottom lays the arid, useless soil of the soul. Tumbleweeds blow about an airless mind. He is one more dancer in the worldly graveyard waltz, just another body belonging to the billions of living dead that roam the planet daily. It is when the artist rediscovers the steady thrill of invention in his pulse, feels that creative
Gregarious greetings! Welcome to The Artist's Corner. Herein you will learn about interesting happenings in the local art world --- and it's a delightfully alive world at that. Our city underground is populated with writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, on and on into ad infinitum. Did you know that? Well, if the answer is "not really," here is my hope that this column may inform, entertain and inspire you! Well, first thing is first — the thought of the day, courtesy of your ever deranged, local creative: All Art is Local