I first met Michelle Mackey about a year ago while working on the set of Manhattan Love Story, a short-lived ABC romantic comedy. It was immediately apparent that Mackey was most pleased when we were creating a series of abstract paintings for the show's primary loft set.
The flourishing visual art scene in Nashville is not just the glitz and glam Music City you've seen in the tv show Nashville. This is a city filled with contemporary art galleries commanding the attention of a broad, educated, and well, wealthy audience.
The greatest lesson I learned at NYU was that I must relinquish my desire to persecute myself and others for being right or wrong in making art. No, that doesn't mean: "lack a discerning eye," but it does mean pick your battles wisely.
Jenna Benn Shersher is an unstoppable force of nature. In 2010, she was just 29 when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer- grey zone lymphoma. During medical treatment, Benn Shersher was determined not to throw herself a pity party and instead threw herself a dance party of sorts.
When asked any variation of "What do you do?" you have to have an answer ready. Even if you're just starting out on a project. Even if you've only written Chapter One. Even if you are launching your business two months from now.
It's not clear where all this plays out, but meeting many across the music industry this past year, I saw a clear picture of an industry trying to reinvent itself. And while labels still have an important role, the new equilibrium brings a healthy competitive balance to the market.
The mere act of being a woman artist is an act of rebellion since it was and still is male-dominated. These handpicked pieces take the rebellion one step further by illustrating the stories of women in isolation through their own art.
Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.
Hawke's documentary film captures that intimate conversation in which Seymour Bernstein bares his soul and reveals his true passion -- to transform young, gifted pianists into fine interpreters of music.
Many state education leaders have championed the idea that a truly interdisciplinary curriculum marrying the arts and sciences and solving real world problems offer the only alternative to giving our young people the new thinking skills to succeed in the new economy.
My theological writings arise from my personal journey through faith and doubt, difficulties and joys. Many of our encounters with God inform our theology, make us who we are, and shape our living. I position my writings to reflect this part of my life that I try to live out as faithfully as I can.
For the artist, but just as much for the spouse -- particularly if there are ongoing financial interests between the two or children who will need to be supported -- the goal must be to maintain the art career with as little interruption as possible.
We enjoyed all the artwork which would be gone in the next day or so. The streets are open again to traffic at 7 pm on Sunday night and within a day or so, this chalk art will be gone. Truly ephemeral.