Botanicals / Fall Harvest / Illuminated Manuscript / Stone Walk - John Chavers

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Botanicals


Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest


Illuminated Manuscript

Illuminated Manuscript


Stone Walk

Stone Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

JOHN CHAVERS enjoys working as a writer, artist, photographer, and general creator. Most recently, his writing and artwork have been accepted at several journals, including, The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library - So It Goes 2016 Literary Journal; 3Elements Review; Foliate Oak Literary Magazine; Ascent; The Roaring Muse; Birch Gang Review; Four Ties Lit Review; Ground Fresh Thursday; Kudzu House; Gravel Magazine; Silver Apples; Meat for Tea - The Valley Review; THAT Literary Review; The Ogham Stone; Verity La; and The William and Mary Review; among others. He has a fascination for the diminutive, works of art on paper, and the desert.

Untitled - Chello Sherman

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

Artist and writer CHELLO SHERMAN lives in Nebraska with her extended family. Sherman, the Alpha II, for NICC Macy Campus, received a Bachelor of Arts from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Fine Arts from Moore College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ireland, and Bloomsburg, among other places. Her work has been in several literary journals, including Sliver of Stone, GNU, and The Warren.

Untitled - Nina Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

NINA WILSON has a Bachelor's Degree in history and creative writing from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Her work has been published in The Pearl and The Coe Review. These include essays, 'The Corner of a Circular Room', 'Time', and 'Fear', as well as numerous photographs. Wilson currently work as a photographer and counselor at a summer camp in rural Iowa. Some of her photography can be seen on the website for Camp Hantesa. 

You can also find her here: http://brevityisdead.blogspot.com/

Open / I Love Dirty - Louis Phillips


 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

LOUIS PHILLIPS' works have appeared in Saint Ann’s Review, South Carolina Review, Light, Briarcliff Review and many other publications. Among his books of poems are: The Krazy Kat Rag (Light Reprints), The Time, The Hour, The Solitariness of the Place (Livingston Press), and The Kilroy Sonata (World Audience). 
His plays have been produced off-Broadway, off-off Broadway, and in regional theaters. Broadway Play Publishers has published three of his full-length plays—The Envoi Messages, The Ballroom in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and The Last of the Marx Brothers’ Writers. 

You can also find him here: louis-phillips.com

The Silence of the Secret Wound / The Darkness that Stares Back at You - Bill Wolak

The Silence of the Secret Wound

The Silence of the Secret Wound


The Darkness that Stares Back at You

The Darkness that Stares Back at You

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

BILL WOLAK has just published his twelfth book of poetry entitled 'Love Opens the Hands' with Nirala Press. In 2016, he was a featured poet at The Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Festival in Craiova, Romania; Europa in Versi, Lake Como, Italy; The Pesaro International Poetry Festival in Pesaro, Italy; The Xichang-Qionghai Silk Road International Poetry Week in Xichang, China; and Ethnofest in Pristina, Kosovo.

Mr. Wolak teaches creative writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

Collaborative Illustrations - Rebecka Skogh

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About the Artist

REBECKA SKOGH is a 31 year-old graduate with a degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Photography from Milan. Her illustrations are intricately drawn with a distinctive pop art style, full of color and pattern. 

Born in Sweden, she is inspired by their fashion, decoration and style. Additionally, she is inspired by the Canary Islands' fabulous fiestas, landscapes, carnivals and colors. 

You can also find her here: www.rebeckaskog.com

Quintessence - Steve Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

STEVE SANGAPORE is a contemporary surrealist painter based in Boston, MA. He is a 2013 graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, with a B.A. in Studio Art, Graphic Design and Music. Steve’s work is currently exhibiting nationally and has been published in art magazines and journals, including Art Business News, the Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, Artscope and more.

He can also be found here: www.sangapore.com

Sumi Ink Figure Drawings - Ruonan Yan

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About the Artist

RUONAN YAN is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She was born and raised in China. She received her BFA degree in graphic design in 2013, and MFA degree in drawing from the New York Academy of Art in 2016. 

Ruonan's art is influenced significantly from her Asian background. She has enjoyed drawing figures and portraits from a young age, using sumi ink on rice paper - two very traditional Chinese materials. She enjoys the process more than the result. Ruonan takes her ink figure drawing as an experiment of exploring different compositions; her figure drawings are more like combinations of dots, lines and shapes.

You can also find her here: www.ruonanyan.com

Images from the "Selfscapes" Series by Anna Kazan

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Artist Statement - "Selfscapes"

"I make art to help people feel good about themselves. I hope to bring the human experience out of modernity and into the timeless and the natural. I make this art because I have long found many of my problems to be rooted in social norms and cultural expectations. I never feel more liberated than when I am away from civilization, in the solitude of nature. I created this series with acrylic paint on ceramic tiles. Some tiles are figurative while others are simple landscapes. 

I made these pieces shortly after leaving London for rural living in Japan. I lived in nature, far away from a city, without internet, biking for long periods of time to buy food and bring home water. This was an introspective chapter of my life, one in which I became deeply connected to nature and my inner emotions. To me, these pieces represent a balance between inner and outer landscapes, between the emotional and the physical." 

 

 

 

About the Author

Anna Kazan was born in New York City and has created artworks in London, Scotland, Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Turkey, and France. She has spent the last six months painting in Japan.  Anna earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and has exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York as a Scholarship Award Competition finalist. Her portraits have been displayed at the Greenpoint Gallery in New York. Anna's artistic philosophy is based on body-positive feminism. She aims to create images that take the female body beyond a place of passivity and into a place of action.

You can also find her here: AnnaKazan.com

Art Pieces by Annie Lian



 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

Annie Lian is a second-year student studying Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She mostly enjoys drawing, though she is starting to become more comfortable with paint. At home she prefers to use pen and ink, watercolor, and pencil. At school, she mostly works with oil paints, charcoal, and sometimes pastel. Her works have been displayed at Greenpoint Gallery, Pancake and Booze's art show, and Fantasy in Color's art shows.

You can also find her here:

Behance: https://www.behance.net/annie_lian 

Instagram: @eoixphn