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Visionary Art

How A Donut Maker Became One Of The Most Prolific Self-Taught Artists Of The 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein was born in 1910, the same year Halley’s comet approached the Earth and its golden, gaseous tail was momentarily visible to...

For This Visionary Artist, Farts Are The Greatest Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts

“Did you know there’s a YouTube video where you can see Hillary Clinton farting?” artist Bob Benson asks me over the phone. I’m aware of no su...

Artists With Developmental Disabilities Explore The Meaning Of Femininity

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts

When I was a kid, before ideals of feminine beauty seeped into my consciousness, I held an almost pious reverence for every woman I saw -- in real lif...

Whatever Happened to the Late Great Folk Artist Superstar and Cultural Hero Howard Finster?

Norman Girardot | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Norman Girardot

Howard Finster Contemplates his Mortality. C. early 1990s. Photo: Ricardo Viera This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most...

Exclusive Interview With Alex and Allyson Grey at the Gem and Jam Pre-Party in Los Angeles

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

There are those rare conversations in life where time slows down and every sense is simultaneously awakened. A few weeks ago at the classic Belasco theater in downtown Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to get to know visionary artists, Alex and Allyson Grey.

Visionary Artist, Autumn Skye in a Land Down Under

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Jacob Devaney

To capture visual representations of ecstatic states with a paintbrush is a gift worth sharing. Though the work of Autumn Skye Morrison has been seen widely throughout the world, the opportunity to watch her paint live is rare.

6 Self-Taught Women Artists You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

"Let's just say it's one of the sins inherited from mainstream art," curator Randall Morris said in an interview with The Huffington Post. He's referr...

A 63-Year-Old Artist Explains How Art Can Cure Creative Hunger

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts

Artist Camille Holvoet is talking about Coca-Cola. "All the caffeine in the Coke," she says, "it makes me break things. I want Coke to be improved, li...

For Artists With Developmental Disabilities, Dance Provides An Outlet And Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

"I like to dance. I want to dance. I have to dance.When you do the stage, you want to dance.It makes me feel good, it makes me feel better. Dancing to...

Visionary Japanese Artist M'onma Creates Drawings In A Trance

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts

With graphite and ink and colored pencil, Japanese contemporary artist M'onma drafts densely layered visions of melting hallucinations. Intricate cros...

Artists With Disabilities Explore The Far-Reaching Potential Of Visual Expression

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts

Have you heard of Creative Growth? The Oakland institution offers a professional studio space where adult artists with developmental, mental and physi...

The Folk Art in Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Christine Stoddard | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

The first time I wandered past Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, I had just finished tabling for Quail Bell Magazine at the Philly Zine Fest. It had thus far been a weekend of exchanging stories and doodles with zinesters, cartoonists, and crafters from across the country--both an invigorating and exhausting experience.

Visionary Art and Transformational Culture at Sananda Gallery

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
Jacob Devaney

Before capitalism, visual art was traditionally used to capture the dreams and aspirations of a community. Displayed in palaces, cathedrals and churches these works were considered the highest expression of culture treasured by the elite and the peasant classes.

Priscilla Frank

When One Of The World's Most 'Insider' Galleries Hosts An 'Outsider' Art Show (NSFW) | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

It's hard to discuss the genre often referred to as "outsider art" without calling into question the term itself. Referencing art made not only on the...

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

A sense of worldwide-family leads Allyson and I to consider the festivals as celebrations of the global love tribe at the dawn of a planetary civilization. Creativity is at the spiritual center.

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Deeply permeated in the transformational festival culture, Alex and his wife Allyson have become the voices and artists of a generation. In this interview, we discover, learn and transcend.

Up Against the Wall, Community Healing and Public Art

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

t was meant as an offering to the town. It was meant as way for the local community to assert their love for Prescott's colorful past while reminding newcomers to respect its history and preserve its natural beauty.

Taking It to The Streets

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Let's explore two artists whose work would be at home in the finest galleries, but are not content to keep their art (or the inspiration it creates) confined to gallery walls and coffee-table books.

Nets Of Being: Alex Grey's Visionary Art

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Among the many talented artists of the global spiritual counterculture, one name rises to the top of nearly every list. His work features a rare alchemy of science and spirituality, where anatomically precise human bodies interweave with profound kaleidoscopic mystical experiences.

WATCH: Headsplitting New Museum Design

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Vegas, eat your heart out: a new museum in the works, 'La Paille Dans L'œil Du Voisin,' brings imaginative architecture to surreal new heights. Frenc...

Charon's Pantheon: Controversial, Uplifting, Disturbing

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

The truly transcendent nature of Charon's Pantheon takes us into a profound realm of the otherworld, making us question the nature and source of art, creativity and the divine.

Trash Art: California's Artistic Recycling Revolution

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Maybe it's the mild weather and thriving back-yard culture--California is a hotspot for artistic recyclers. Creative reuse of scavenged materials is n...