January 2012

Lesser Known Facts About the World's Greatest Artists.

When you think of art, many people think "Mona Lisa," "Sistine Chapel," "The Scream," and other famous examples of artwork, but sometimes an artist's life can be just as interesting as their paintings.

Did you know, for example, that Michelangelo absolutely hated painting? He claimed that painting was a waste of time compared with sculpture, and had to be harassed by Pope Julius II to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling, which became one of the world's most famous paintings. Not a bad "waste of time." Want to learn more interesting facts? Read on...

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So You Want To Start Playing A Keyboard?

Oh, I remember my first keyboard. How many years ago, was that? Well, I started with the piano when I was three years old. Probably earlier, but I can't remember back that far! It was expected that we, as a musical family, play the piano. But, keyboards? Oh, that was a wonderful invention, allowing me to have my own "piano" in my room and listen to it with my headphones. Ok, I know I sound like an old fart, but "way back then" that was really something!

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Christopher Clark : Painter of Memories

"Painter of Memories" is an apt description for the art of Christopher Clark. His art brings emotion and feeling to life. One can feel the breeze when viewing his image, here. One can taste the sand, and feel the warmth of the sun. This is talent, my friends, to be able to interpret the event, memory, in a way that allows the viewer to experience it... even when it is not their memory that inspired the original painting. Come, learn about Mr. Clark, and his talent and thoughts on his own art and the art world, as it relates to the community.

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Valentine’s Day Gift : Wine Baskets

Hey, did you notice that Valentine's Day is just around the corner? Looking for a thoughtful gift for the couple you love (or yourself!)? How about a Wine Basket!

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Dave DeVries : Monster Engine

I have to admit... Ready for it? I wasn't originally drawn to art and cartoons of monsters. I mean, I didn't even watch Monsters, Inc.! But, looking at Mr. DeVries' art is so fun. And, when you see the process and purpose behind it, it makes it all the more meaningful. Read with me, in mr. Devries' own words, in his interview.

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