Artist Spotlight: Darrell Urban Black, Frankfurt, Germany

Darrell Urban Black born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. In high school, he excelled in science with an affinity for outer space. As a child he made spaceship models eventually placing his artistic visions on paper resulting in some 500 drawings. Phantasmal spaceships eventually carried him to unique wonderland of strange forms and colors. He joined the National Guard in 1982 and currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany.  He is a member of the Veteran Artist Program abroad (EuroVAP) and has artwork permanently displayed in a number of art galleries, museums and other institutions in America and Germany.

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Artist Spotlight: Ben Holmes from London, England

Holmes studied Architecture and Urban design at the University of Cambridge which introduced him to Photoshop- allowing him to grow and develop his love of painting and illustration where he often combines traditional drawing techniques with digital media.   Much of his work is based on alternative film posters and portraits and have been commissioned to create artwork for DVD covers.

To see more work by Ben Holmes, visit http://www.bjwholmes.com/.

 

 Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Artist Spotlight, Carmen Smith from Hollywood, FL

Carmen Smith’s paintings explore emotional and intellectual attachments. Central to her practice is engagement with the urban landscape and observation of the architectural styles, colors, light, nature, and the cycle of renewal and decay of places in her own neighborhood and home area of South Florida. Her careful selection of familiar but anonymous locations combined with use of bright, almost neon color and dramatic light work to reinforce her central concept and idea that places influence our experiences, inform our memories, and can even become part of our identity. Carmen’s imagery comes from her own drawings, reference photographs, historical architectural research, news stories, found photographs, stories and memories. Her work inspires a novel perspective on imagery often observed passively, and one gets the sense that there is a metaphysical presence in her simple, vibrant, psychologically charged compositions.

For more about Carmen Smith, visit her web site https://www.carmensmithart.com.

 

 Birdbath II  Oil on Canvas 2018

Birdbath II

Oil on Canvas
2018

Artist Spotlight, Gerard Boersma from the Netherlands

Gerard Boersma paints people on the streets, in stores, public transport and
museums, showing the way people see themselves, interact or are influenced by modern developments in various ways. The artist is able to freeze time in our fast and busy lives, forever capturing that moment in his work in a moment- the moment that we slow down and quietly observe.

For more about Gerard Boersma visit http://www.gerardboersma.nl/.

 

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Artist Spotlight, Romain Thiery from Montpellier, France

Romain Thiery is a French professional photographer and pianist specializing in forgotten pianos in abandoned buildings in Europe.  His “Requiem for pianos” series is a proof of his attachment to piano and photography. The majority of his work focuses on the piano-sometimes depicted with keys missing, sometimes completely dismantled but always sitting imposingly. For this series, Thiery explored several countries including France, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. Through his photographs, the musical notes of these abandoned pianos resound again in these buildings in ruins, giving free rein to our imagination.

For more please check out the artist's web site, http://romainthiery.fr/home/

 Requiem pour pianos 11, abandoned villa in France, 2014

Requiem pour pianos 11, abandoned villa in France, 2014

Make Your Way to The Palm Beaches For MOSAIC!

Make Your Way to The Palm Beaches For MOSAIC!

Springtime hits that perfect sweet spot for travel—the kids are almost out of school, the sun is shining, flowers are in full bloom—so why not take a bit of time for you and your family to relax and enjoy the arts?

That’s where MOSAIC (Month of Shows, Art, Ideas & Culture) comes in, giving you an opportunity to explore The Palm Beaches (Florida’s Cultural Capital®) in all of its artsy glory. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Discover The Palm Beaches are presenting MOSAIC, a month-long celebration of arts and culture in May, with deals from both hotels and cultural organizations for visitors and residents.

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Meet the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District’s Board Chair

Meet the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District’s Board Chair

Gisele Weisman hails from Blowing Rock, North Carolina. In addition to being an accomplished artist with her work showcased at several local galleries in Blowing Rock and surrounding areas, she is also a tenured College Professor and Counselor, as well as a published Author. Gisele's education background includes a B.A. in German and English and a teaching certification from the University of Nebraska, as well as a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.

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Harvey Talks Art, Passion For Sea Life

Harvey Talks Art, Passion For Sea Life

The marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, spoke Wednesday at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s sixth annual STEAM luncheon. He took the more than 500 attendees on a journey through his 32-year career. The event was held at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion, which was decorated with pictures of coral reefs and sea life.

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Regal Treatment: The Art of Judi Regal

Regal Treatment: The Art of Judi Regal

Take notice of abstract artist Judi Regal as she showcases her knack for color and expressionism through her one of a kind paintings. 

As an art critic, it’s not unusual for me to receive hundreds of press releases from galleries and museums about their related events almost every day. The greatest advantage in reading these seemingly endless daily “briefs” is that unsurprisingly you gain an accurate perspective on the international art world, as well as information that pertains to South Florida and the immediate community, which are the geographical areas that I most frequently cover. Accordingly, it’s always rewarding to come across an ambitious artist in mid-career who possesses a brilliant sense of color and composition, along with an independent voice of creativity and individuality. 

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Dr. Guy Harvey to Share Formula for Success with Aspiring Creative Entrepreneurs at STEAM 2018 Luncheon

Dr. Guy Harvey to Share Formula for Success with Aspiring Creative Entrepreneurs at STEAM 2018 Luncheon

Artist, conservationist, angler, diver, scientist, entrepreneur and explorer; those are some of the many achievements that describe Dr. Guy Harvey’s impressive career.

Growing up in Jamaica, Harvey spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the Island’s south coast. He was obsessed with marine life and began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed.

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Interview | Design Star David Bromstad

Interview | Design Star David Bromstad

It’s been 11 years since David Bromstad took the world by storm when he won the debut season of HGTV’s Design Star.  We had the opportunity to speak to the Miami local, picking his brain on his path to success, finding out what inspires the designer and what led him to be the multifaceted artist we see today.  

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INTERVIEW | Wendi McLendon-Covey

INTERVIEW | Wendi McLendon-Covey

ACTRESS +WRITER + PRODUCER+ COMEDIAN: A CONVERSATION WITH 'THE GOLDBERGS' STAR

Art Hive: You’re a very talented comedic actress, well known for your hit television show on ABC, The Goldbergs, as well as productions such as Bridesmaids and Reno 911!. We’re very interested in knowing how you got started in comedy in the first place. Where did it all begin for you?

 

Wendi McLendon-Covey: Let me take you back to when I was a weird little kid. All I ever wanted to do was entertain and make people laugh. I used to watch The Carol Burnett Show all the time! I Love Lucy—all of those things—I loved variety shows and Sonny and Cher and Flip Wilson.

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