Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hendrix article

Communication Arts magazine recently published an article about our St. Louis illustrator friend, John Hendrix.  In the interview, he discusses his experiences in the realms of art school, editorial illustration, and church. 

“As an artist, I just don’t see any other choice but to describe all the uncomfortable, ambiguous and messy things in the world, as well as the things that are good and beautiful. I think that’s why we make art. It helps us sort these things out.” -John Hendrix

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What is Studio?

What is it like to work in the real world?
Wrong question. The real world does not exist.
Or rather, the real world is none other than this one, so stop waiting to get ready for the next time when you figure it all out. Ready? Set. Go!

This week we'll visit a local painter in her studio and you'll be able to see what it looks like to not go to class, not have critiques, not have those pesky instructors always nagging you to do your homework. Are you ready to work for yourself?

Next week we'll talk about one of the most potentially catastrophic questions in our field: "What is Art?" There are plenty of resources to base opinions on, but what do you think? Does the institution make it "Art?" Can anything be "Art?" Is there art, and then Art?