Art Discovery Recap: Metal as Media

Metal is the muse of many artists. How they apply their artistic vision, strength and a whole lot of heat to create compelling works of art is a feat in and of itself. In this week’s Art Discovery, metal artists Ryan Schmidt, Carlos Page and Parker McDonald share the tools and techniques they use to bring their visions into reality.

Art Discovery Recap: Folk Art Fascination

Folk art has been telling the story of local and regional communities and indigenous people for decades. Whether captured through the whimsical depiction of animals painted on a canvas or the use of repurposed collectible items in a sculpture, these works are highly collectible and bring much joy to those who collect.

Art Discovery Recap: Portrait Perfect

Capturing the likeness and essence of another living being is no easy feat, but for artists Judith Dickinson, Ted Nuttall and Robin Damore, it’s a passion. In this week’s Art Discovery, these talented portrait artists share how they each approach portraiture, how they capture the essence of their subjects, what draws them to portraiture, and […]

Art Discovery Recap: Timeless Traditions

Meet the artists who’ve dedicated years of their lives to studying some of the timeless traditions of art and craftsmanship. From the ancient art of Japanese kimono making to hand stone carving to saddle making, these artists found their passion in traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Art Discovery Recap: Let’s Have Some Fun

Picture this: a grand reading room with hot pink cats that at first glance look more like a pair of feathered boas. Or a totem pole stacked high with relics from your childhood like a potato chip bucket, Sylvester the cat mug, and Mickey Mouse. These are just some of the ideas swirling through the […]

Art Discovery Recap: The Western Story

Western art, when accurately portrayed, creates a record of a story that is uniquely American. The scenes of Native Americans, cowboys, horses, and rolling landscapes have long captivated audiences through film and art. Portrayals of life in the West often have themes of adventure and independence but there are larger themes that are integral in […]

Art Discovery Recap: The Composition of Art

“Music and art are the guiding lights of the world.” – Pablo Picasso Art is the language that gives voice to the feelings and emotions that seem otherwise impossible to articulate. Some artists will take a chisel to stone or a pen to paper or a chord to keys. Some will even mix mediums and […]