The Third Ward neighborhood in Houston, Texas was once a thriving hub of African-American culture and business, full of mom-n-pop shops like “The Beauty Box” – a former beauty parlor that fell on hard times with the rest of the neighborhood. Now, two artists have reimagined the Beauty Box as a community meeting space.
Artist Suzanne Vilmain of Santa Fe, New Mexico creates books as containers for exploration. From handmade sketchbooks to recycled novels, she doesn’t need words to make a statement. Take a look as she shows us how the beauty of bookmaking goes far beyond a beginning, middle and end.
Via Brasil is the Wexner Center for the Art’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil.
Lucia Koch, a contemporary artist who lives and works in Sao Paulo, created a new, site-specific installation in the lobby of the Wex, where she uses mirrors to transform the space.
Robert Silvers invented the Photomosaic process while he was a student at MIT, a process by which he takes individual pieces of art and puts them together to create one image.
For this project, he partnered with McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and the local school system to create an installation of 10 large-scale mosaics.
The work of Columbus artist April Sunami generally includes the female form with a focus on head coverings and elaborate and ornamental hair themes, which she describes as an extension of the psyche and a representation of the spirit. Her work can be viewed along with several other artists at a new exhibit coming to Second Sight Studio this month.
Since their incarnation in 2009, Columbus-based musicians Angela Perley & The Howling Moons have built a steady following with their unique blend of Americana and good ole’ rock-n-roll. The group’s first full-length record, “Hey Kid,” was released this January and contains the fiery single “Hurricane.”
Tim Decker is a cartoon animator who has extensive experience in the animation field. He is best known for his work on the Emmy Award-winning show The Simpsons.
Now he is on to his next challenge – pushing students to reach their full potential as digital artists.