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Anke’s father introduced her to the wonders of the camera early in life. She still enjoys working with photography and all of the other mediums vital to her work.I N Q U I R E
Claps 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.”I N Q U I R E
It is my hope to not only celebrate the beauty and magnificence of these creatures but to help them. They are a living, breathing history museumI N Q U I R E
In this body of work, Adams uses the landscape as a metaphor for art’s—and the artist’s—role in unifying the human experience of the physical and spiritual worlds.I N Q U I R E
THE 50 BEST BOOKS OF 2017
Whether you like your reading sexy and satirical or political and polarizing, these stand-out books are guaranteed to challenge the status quo and spark timely conversation.R E A D
MODERNIST BREAD IS HERE TO HELP YOU PERFECT THE ART (AND SCIENCE) OF BAKING FRESH BREAD
SAVEUR’s Kat Craddock sits down with Francisco Migoya and Nathan Myhrvold to talk bread, science, and the pursuit of perfectionE A T
THIS COFFEE MAI TAI IS THE COLD BREW COCKTAIL YOU NEED
Forget about Bloody Marys and mimosas—you should have a Mai Tai at brunchD R I N K
Through the looking glass into the British chanteuse’s eccentric Georgian townhouseW A T C H
JAZZ FUSION PLAYLIST BY BEN JONES
195 songs curated to include songs by Miles Davis, Roy Ayers, Jaco Pastoriou, and moreL I S T E N
ABOUT AVERY KLEIN
Minimalism inspires the work of Avery Klein. Her experience with screen printing and graphic art play an integral role in the clean design of her pieces. Klein utilizes form and texture to enhance her work and display her modern vision.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma April 12th, 1993.
Inspired by the aesthetic movement of the 1800s, Klein’s minimal work and neutral palette pare down the total graphic elements of her pieces. Seeking to elicit a feeling of calm transcendence through her collection of work on handmade paper. Klein utilizes form and texture to enhance and display her modern vision. Reminiscent of French poet, Franck André Jamme’s collection of tantric paintings featured in “Tantra Song” published by Siglio Press in 2011, Klein’s paintings create a transcendent desire for further exploration.
These works on paper represent the talent and art in creating aesthetics. My work is created with the intention of making my viewers feel clear and pure. This series is a representation of life, serenity, simplicity, and positivity. The handmade international paper is a natural form that has a variety of unique markings and texture. It represents the beauty of life on earth. the screen-printed shapes are left to the viewer for whatever they see it as. White is used as a positive color, creating negative space with a positive feeling.
Bernd Haussmann’s artwork explores gesture, color, and texture in paintingsI N Q U I R E
Brenda Zappitell creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition, but also serendipitously influenced by nature and her life experiencesI N Q U I R E
The art of painting can sublimate the squalor through a landscape where the single elements dissolve into a whole.I N Q U I R E
Kirkland’s has been described as “minimalist abstract landscape.I N Q U I R E
THE ODD, OTHERWORDLY GLOW OF FRED HERZOG’S PHOTOGRAPHY
Herzog’s work offers the latest instance of a form of eye exam that has enjoyed increasing visibility in the last several years.R E A D
A CHIA BOWL RECIPE FROM ABC HOME’S NEWEST RESTAURANT, ABCV
So everything at ABCv is plant-based — just don’t call it vegetarian.E A T
THE 5 BEST MEZCALS TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH SMOKE
Tequila’s feistier, smokier sister spirit deserves your attention—here are the bottles that have oursD R I N K
KID INVENTORS TELL ALL
Students between the ages of six and twelve offer sage advice at the National Invention Convention on solving real-world problemsW A T C H
MY BEST PODCASTS OF 2017 BY THE NEW YORKER
Some of the shows here are intimate and personal; some are revealing and funny; some are educational; all helped me cope with life in 2017.L I S T E N
ABOUT KEN TATE
Louisiana non-figurative artist Ken Tate’s art explores the more emotional aspects of the human condition.
The impetus for the current work comes from the writings of Beats such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, the writing and short stories of Jorge Borges, the works of abstract expressionists Robert Motherwell, William de Kooning, John Chamberlain and David Smith, as well as the works of Robert Rauschenberg. Another influence is the art of cinema, especially in the framing and editing of film. But when Ken works in the studio, the art often has a “mind of its own”.
Ken’s work can be seen at the following galleries below. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as “House Beautiful”, “Traditional Home”, “Coastal Living” and “New Orleans House & Home”. His work is in private collections in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Nashville, Houston and Jackson, MS to name a few.
I like the nature of paint and the way it looks and “feels” when it’s squeegeed, smeared, fingerpainted, brushed, squirted, thrown, splashed, dripped, etc. I also like it when different colors of differing opacities are put next to each other in unnatural arrangements. Sometimes I cut out pieces of paintings and cut them into other paintings to make something wholly different (Knock Loud, the World is Deaf). These paintings are self-conscious, but the paintings that are not cut-up have an almost childlike appearance (Joywreck and Beautifulmess) of abandonment. Some of the impetus for the work comes from the writings of the Beat poets and writers (Burroughs for the “cut-ups” and Kerouac for the child-like paintings). I’ve also been influenced by the abstract expressionists, jazz musicians, the automatic writings of Masson and early Henry Miller (“Black Spring”), and Outsider artists.
I’m also drawn to visual stimuli usually of a Jungian nature—archetypal but with a modern typology. However, conveying raw primal experience using acrylic paint on two dimensional surfaces interests me more than using 21st century methodologies like light or video. When I’m painting, I feel much like early man drawing on the walls of a cave desperately trying to say something unsayable using only shapes and color. However, my recent discovery of painting on sheets of polypropylene puts me squarely in the 21st century, but the message is still the same—even though the body is archaic and grounded to the earth, the spirit wants to break free—the spirit wants the intangible—the Wordless Void.
My art wears the fingerprints, cuts, dents and other texturing as a roadmap and documentation of its creation.I N Q U I R E
Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision.I N Q U I R E
Ledbetter lets her paint and pencil decide the course of her piece; she does not want the involuntary and free hand to be controlled by a plan and scheme.I N Q U I R E
Weiss’ paintings are process driven by movement, repetition, materials and place.I N Q U I R E
JIM SIMMONS, NUMBERS KING
Algorithis made him a Wall Street Billionaire. His new research center helps scientists mine data for the common good. R E A D
The classic Sicilian cassata is a spongecake layered with creamy sweetened ricotta, a heavenly combination.E A T
CANDIED CRANBERRY RYE WHISKEY SMASH COCKTAIL
Layers of muddled fresh mint, juicy tart cranberries, and sparkling ginger beer make this Candied Cranberry Rye Whiskey Smash a lovely cocktail fit for any winter occasionD R I N K
HOUSE TOUR: WHERE THE ARTISTS LIVE
by the owners for 38 thousand dollars.W A T C H
GUERILLA PUBLIC SERVICE REDUX
Mostly, when we see these things, we grumble on the inside, and then do nothing. But not Richard Ankrom.L I S T E N
ABOUT LISA WEISS
Lisa Weiss’ work is about mark making, patterning, spontaneous movement, momentary awareness and paring down to essentials. She is continually looking for ways to detach from the past and future with a focus on the here and now. Weiss’ paintings are process driven by movement, repetition, materials and place. Her works are for beauty and contemplation.
A professional artist from Tennessee, Lisa Weiss received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Middle Tennessee State University in 1990. She received a teaching assistantship to Louisiana State University in Painting and Drawing and completed her MFA in 1996.
Lisa has exhibited her work nationally in solo and group shows for the past fifteen years. She is included in numerous public and private collections throughout America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Holland. She has the honor of being in the Hunter Museum permanent collection.
In the last seven years, Lisa has attended four artist residencies: Dorland Colony in California, Millay Colony in New York, Wurlitzer Foundation in New Mexico and the Nantucket School of Art on Nantucket Island.
She has taught design, painting and drawing at the University of Southern Mississippi, Watkins College of Art and Film, Eastern New Mexico University and Winthrop University.
Lisa has recently earned initial certification for teaching yoga from Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico. She has traveled the United States, Mexico and Europe. Lisa currently creates artwork in her studio in Franklin, Tennessee.