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 â€œThe Beauty Boxâ€ â€“ 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.
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.
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 â€“ pushing students to reach their full potential as digital artists.
Nicholas Harper has gained national notoriety for his surrealistic paintings. His vivid Byzantine- inspired portraits feature long necks, large hands and darkened eyes.
In this segment, Harper explains his craft and gives us a look into his contemporary art exhibit. From KTCA in St. Paul/Minneapolis.
Illustrator James Gulliver Hancock’s attempt to draw all of the buildings in the Big Apple began as a way to cope with his move from Australia to New York City. As a child, he used whimsical drawings as a way to communicate.
So he decided to continue his creative practice to capture the architecture of his adopted home city and has never looked back.