167 years ago today, on July 22 in 1849, famed American poet Emma Lazarus was born in New York City to a wealthy sugar refining family of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent. A writer from an early age, she went on to become part of the late nineteenth century New York literary elite, and at age 34 penned the inspiring sonnet that would give the Statue of ... [Read More]
By Rebecca Price - Part of the appeal of Chicago – the longest-running American musical in Broadway history – is that although the events unfolding on stage occurred almost 100 years ago, they feel current. Audiences feel as if they’re watching an episode of Law & Order, with sensational characters, gripping plotlines, and crimes ripped from the headlines.
That’s ... [Read More]
Earlier this week you may have seen that 100+ women posed nude near the Republican National Convention. The women were participants in an art installation/peaceful protest called Everything She Says Means Everything, with renowned photographer Spencer Tunick and his wife, artist Kristin Bowler. ... [Read More]
Before becoming a highly regarded paper artist, Yulia Brodskaya was a graphic artist and illustrator working on her computer. In 2006, she abandoned the computer and brought together her love of paper with her experience as a graphic designer to create incredible, vibrant, ... [Read More]
Once living in the fast paced corporate world as a commercial artist, Cindy Chinn decided to carve out a new life for herself as a full-time fine artist. While exploring her many interests and mediums, Cindy discovered a love for pencil carving... and her pieces are spectacular.
"I’d been seeing sculpted pencils and pencil leads online for the past few years and REALLY wanted to try my hand at it. My ... [Read More]
When we first featured illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky on WYSK last year, she was working on a series called Women In Science, a collection of spectacular illustrations highlighting the contributions of notable women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Now, those illustrations, ... [Read More]
Knitting and crochet have evolved way beyond grandma’s classic and lovingly-made afghan blanket to become one the hottest trends in modern art. In her film YARN, director Una Lorenzen introduces us to the women artists who are changing perceptions and redefining these traditional crafts ... [Read More]
"Nothing taped, nothing glued, just Mother Nature balancing delicately on itself." That’s how Vicki Rawlins, artist and co-founder of Sister Golden, describes her flower face portraits, which she creates using only items that "came directly from the earth." They are inspired and truly spectacular.
Of her back-to-nature ... [Read More]