Visual artist and writer Bill Claps meditates every morning. “I find that the most important thing to me is to listen and be open to what the world presents to me. It’s amazing what happens to me when my mind is clear,” says Claps. He explains that he doesn’t seek inspiration, but rather finds that the ideas seem to present themselves and if he is open he can “grab onto them quickly before they go away.”
The artists present a provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions on, and of, the interaction between human life and the forest environment.
Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring objects from around the world. A fusion of modern design and primitive form, these design objects are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.
THESE HISTORIC LANDMARK BUILDINGS HAVE BECOME HOMES TO CUTTING EDGE ART
With revitalization in mind, Deborah Berke Partners and 21c Museum Hotels are repurposing historic buildings designed by prominent architects in cities like Oklahoma City, Durham, and Cincinnati into hotbeds of contemporary art.
SPICY TAHINI AND AVOCADO SOBA
Soba + tahini + avocado? Enough said. This full- meal noodle salad is one of my favorite ways to fill up on good carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of nutrient-rich greens.
Ubiquitous in Japan, the whisky highball, like so much of Japanese drinking culture, has become an object of fascination on this side of the Pacific in recent years.
FOOD FORWARD: CHINESE WINE
France, Italy, Spain, and Argentina are all known for producing wine. But what about China? Winemaker Emma Gao is hoping to make it so. The wine she produces at Silver Heights vineyard in the country’s Ningxia region is winning over critics and wine drinkers at home and abroad.
THE UNIVERSAL PAGE
Andrew Leland loves print, however, he has a condition that will eventually change his relationship to it pretty radically. He’s going blind. And this fact has made him deeply curious about how blind people experience literature.