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Artists Magazine October 2016

Readers learn painting and drawing firsthand from other artists through written instruction and reproduction, guiding them step-by-step through the creative process. The magazine shows readers a wide variety of creative options, teaching the fundamentals of art making, presenting techniques in different painting and drawing media.

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1 min.
inventing the new

APPEARING ON THE SCENE IN THE LATE 1940S, acrylics quickly acquired fans because the paints, amenable to a variety of applications, dry fast and clean up easily. Tom Martin, who prefers precision, dispenses acrylic by way of an airbrush (“The Colors of Money,” page 52). Patti Brady, more rhapsodic, sometimes combines acrylic with collage, but her newest work is composed of Plexiglas panels and mirrors that collect and reflect ambient light (see Red Velvet, above). Another innovator, Bruno Capolongo, paints pictures of broken pottery on broken panels that he puts back together with acrylic paint and gold dust—a process that mirrors the traditional Japanese practice of Kintsugi. More straightforward are Carole Malcolm’s evocations of the sea and forests (see our cover). Read about the processes behind these three artists’ stunning…

1 min.
jack richeson & co., inc.

JACK RICHESON AND CO., INC. is a true family enterprise. Started in an old Victorian house in Appleton, Wisconsin, the business grew and grew until the family built a 25,000-square-foot addition to accommodate the Jack Richeson School of Art and Gallery. Now, artists can stock up on Richeson paints and supplies, visit its permanent gallery collection, see rotating exhibitions with both well-known contemporary works and up-and-upcoming artists’ works, and take classes, all in the same space. Many of the original founder’s children, children-in-law and grandchildren work together, continuing the tradition of high-quality services in the arts. Visit the company’ website at richesonart.com.…

3 min.
celebrating life and mourning loss

MCKENZIE GRAHAM (MG): How did you approach this sensitive task? LAUREN TILDEN (LT): It was difficult for all artists involved. While painting my portrait of Susie Jackson, I decided to focus on who she was. Her family said she was a bundle of energy at 87 years. Her favorite Bible verse was Proverbs 22:6, which she often quoted: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Sunday dinner at her house was an event. She had a beautiful smile that could warm a room. These are the things I wanted to capture in paint. I wanted the emphasis of this project to be on remembering these heroic people. MG: Did the artists choose their own subjects? LT: Initially I contacted…

1 min.
one man’s ocean pollution is another’s sculpture

A vacation on the beach is an iconic American getaway. Visions of cottages, crumbling sand castles, zinc-smeared noses and pristine beaches are embedded in our collective nostalgia. The problem with that picture is the pristine beaches: They’re starting to vanish. Pollution washed up from Earth’s oceans litters many of the coastlines some environmental groups are trying desperately to preserve. Artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi and the organization Washed Ashore are using another tactic: Create beauty from refuse. They’ve been wildly successful, cleaning some 300-plus miles of beaches, processing 38,000 pounds of marine debris and creating more than 60 sculptures in the 6 years since the organization was created. Pozzi says, “Until we run out of plastic on the beach, we will keep doing our work.” MG VISIT WASHEDASHORE.ORGTO SEE MORE ABOUT THE…

2 min.
“we invest in creativity”

If you’ve never heard of ArtWorks, take a trip to Cincinnati, and let its more than 100 murals across the city introduce you to the impactful organization behind them. Best known for these public displays of art, the nonprofit organization—which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year—does more than help beautify the Queen City outwardly; it’s helping transform inwardly the many lives it touches. “Our goal is for everyone to learn about our mission and how we’re making an impact,” says the vice president of programs and operations at ArtWorks, Colleen Houston, with whom we recently spoke at the 4th Annual ArtWorks Breakfast. That mission includes employing young artists ages 14 to 21 to work in apprenticeship positions, mentored by professional artists and art educators. Along with its focus on public…

1 min.
harriet shorr

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”Thomas Merton We mourn the death of a superb painter, Harriet Shorr, who grew up at Sea Gate in Brooklyn, studied with Alex Katz at Yale School of Art, showed at Masters & Pelavin in New York City, and taught at the School of Art & Design at Purchase College, State University of New York. Her gorgeous pictures, in oil that seemed the equivalent of transparent watercolor, show an array of odd objects in lyrical juxtapositions; the color is pure and shimmering, and the overall effect is one of joy. Talking to Rick Stull for an article in the January/February 2011 issue, she said: “I derive my colors from my perceptions. I don’t have any real interest in color…