Art

a different side of faith

Mark Benton interviews
Brent Schreiber

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Brent Schreiber, featured artist for Issue #33. Here’s what he had to say about his creative process, his artistic influences, and his interest in combining different mediums…Read more

"Circle Jerk" by Ronna Lebo, 2015, 30x36, acrylic and spray paint on canvas

ART ISSUE #34

Paintings

By Ronna Lebo
 
 

Ronna Lebo is a painter and a poet. The two mediums are closely linked for her, and she uses both to tell stories.
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a form of suspended animation

Mark Benton interviews
Monica Stewart

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Monica Stewart, featured artist for Issue #30. Here’s what she had to say about creating magical realism in her work, the influence of fairytales, and the ways different mediums lend themselves to story-telling…Read more

Listen 2 by Brent Schreiber, 24”x24”, acrylic on birch panel

ART ISSUE #33

Listen series

By Brent Schreiber
 
 

These paintings and drawings are from Brent Schreiber’s Listen series, which he describes as “an ongoing collection featuring the portrait and figure exploring themes of god, faith, spirituality, hope, religion and the human bond.”
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"Terlingua Creek Mercury Mining District. Study Butte, Texas" by William C. Crawford, photo

ART ISSUE #32

Photography

By William C. Crawford
 
 

William C. Crawford’s work follows the techniques of forensic foraging photography, which focuses on returning to basics like framing, lighting, coloration, saturation, contrast, etc. and avoiding computer-based or technological manipulation of the images. There is also a preference for taking photographs of “mundane” or “trivial” scenes and objects…
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"Night Reader" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 36x24 inches

ART ISSUE #31

Oil Paintings

By Jeanie Tomanek
 
 

Jeanie Tomanek is an artist and poet who uses elements from the natural world, her life, mythology, fairy tales, and folk tales to create symbolism and a storyline in her work. Her main focus is on exploring feminine archetypes and the universal experiences of women. Of the women shown in her paintings, she says: “Being bald and shorn of any particular identity, they become all women.”…
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"A Threnody for Bees" by Monica Stewart, oil on canvas, approx. 3 x 2 ft, 2012

ART ISSUE #30

Oil Paintings and Paper Work

By Monica Stewart
 
 

Monica Stewart says of her work that it “explores the world of small objects, particularly from nature. When painted, these objects take on a form of suspended animation, which allows for speculation about their respective past lives, making them more like relics or artifacts.”
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infused with lots of humor

Mike Sweeney interviews
James Warhola

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with James Warhola, featured artist for Issue #29. Here’s what he had to say about his work, the use of humor in art, and the influence of his family on his development…Read more

ART ISSUE #29

Original Illustrations

By James Warhola
 
 

James Warhola was inspired to become an illustrator from a young age from watching his uncle, renowned Pop artist Andy Warhol, illustrate shoes…
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illustrated commentary on human frailties

Mike Sweeney interviews
Toni Hamel

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Toni Hamel, featured artist for Issue #28 and our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about subverting viewers’ expectations, the importance of titles, and the inspiration behind the sense of tranquility in her art…Read more