One may study the broad subject of physics in order to become specifically trained as an astrophysicist or a high school science teacher. One may study biology to become an educated medical doctor or an evolutionary biologist. One may study painting in order to become a painter oneself, or an art historian. This specialization seems integral to practicing a career. Artists, however, escape this specialization quite often. A painter may direct a film and call it "a
People are afraid to express themselves in a plethora of ways. People often have a fear of even expressing their fears. Naturally. Fear is an uncomfortable sensation, which is often accompanied by a barrage of even more uncomfortable thoughts. Fear is everywhere. It is inherent to human DNA. It's not going away anytime soon.
Welcome back to your city paper's most unconventional column! I'd like to bring to the attention of my readers a very special event which took place this past Sunday (and no, I'm not talking about the Super Bowl). I am walking around Amery, which is just a stone's throw away from our fair city of New Richmond. Soon I amble into the Amery Classic Theater, an historic downtown treasure. The lobby is red, majestic and naturally inculcated with a strong sense of history. That's where I see
As artists, we must always have "yes" in our hearts. That is the only way we may behold the world with a sufficient depth of vision. It is this vision of the world which translates best onto paper, canvas, film or stage. If our eyes are shut and we are blind to the world, then our creative work, too, will be blind. An artist is most productive when she views life with an attitude of receptivity and openness.
Welcome back to the Artist's Corner! Today we will be meeting the very talented Marilyn Jess, a local author who writes novels, poems and stories. I first met Marilyn at a local author's showcase at the Friday Memorial Library, where she read aloud some of her work to an audience. We became better acquainted once I joined the Willow River Writers Group.
A true artist sells his soul. The commercial artist sells a product — one which is often superficial, impersonal, and/or otherwise utterly lacking in soul. Within every Van Gogh painting or Beethoven symphony there can be found a portion of the artist's emotional identity. Art produced solely for mass consumption, by its very nature, contains nothing personal. Arguably, artists who never give away anything personal are not artists at all. This is why art is often a dangerous and daring
Welcome back to the Artist's Corner! This week we will be discussing the upside to limitations in our creative work, as well as getting to know a very unique artist. On creative limitations
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.