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ArtsCenter Blog2021-02-24T14:19:09+00:00

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Walks in Life by Jan-Ru Wan

Project Description We live in a highly complex and complicated society, constantly facing social issues, cultural crashes and economic inequalities, both locally and globally. The COVID pandemic and related lockdowns, isolations, as well as social and economic hardships, have further exacerbated these already challenging situations. As an installation artist, Wan has experienced her own challenges. At the very onset of the pandemic, many of her solo and juried exhibitions, artist residency, community art projects were cancelled or put on hold indefinitely. These stories are all too familiar for many of us, each unique in its own way. Taken as [...]

By |May 18th, 2021|Categories: current exhibition, exhibition|0 Comments

Art in a Pandemic: Sean Wellington

An exclusive interview with Sean Wellington by Patrick Phelps-McKeown   As the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives over the past year, many of us are turning to the arts to provide insight, human connection, and healing. The ArtsCenter’s online learning programs allow students of all ages stay creative, learn new skills, and maintain meaningful relationships with others from the comfort of their own home. The ArtSchool is excited to welcome Sean Wellington to our arts education program. We spoke with Sean about his practice during the crisis and what students will learn in his first classes, both of which [...]

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Interview|0 Comments

ArtSchool Instructor Spotlight: Angela Eastman

Interview by Kirsten Ehlert Welcome to our new Ceramics Studio Coordinator, Angela Eastman! We had the chance to learn more about Angela and her plans for ceramics at The ArtsCenter.    Can you tell us about your background and experience in visual art?  AE: I've always loved exploring materiality in my artwork, and I work in many different mediums to create sculptural and functional pieces. In addition to working in ceramics, I make baskets, jewelry, paper arts, and furniture through my design studio, Flag Mountain Studio.  I learned many of my technical skills through doing the Core Fellowship program at Penland School of Crafts [...]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Interview|0 Comments

Youth Instructor Spotlight: Zora Medor

Interview by Kirsten Ehlert Zora is a long-time youth instructor at The ArtsCenter. She will be teaching a variety of summer ArtsCamps this year, including Let’s Make a Play, Creative Fiction Writing, and Color Blast!    Zora Medor has been 'playing' in theater since childhood - as director, playwright, actress, and generic jill-of-all-trades. In her last year at Trinity College, she discovered the magic world of filmmaking. Loving both the present-moment audience relationship of theatre as well as the potential for creating a permanent record of a dramatic idea promised via the art of film/video, she journeys along a media highway that mingles both [...]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Interview|0 Comments

Artists in Action: Joshua Lozoff

An exclusive interview with Joshua Lozoff by Neha Nataraju   The ArtsCenter is excited to present Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic ONLINE - an interactive livestreamed magic show on Sunday, May 16th! Join us for this magical event by registering on our website here. We sat down with Joshua to ask him a few questions to get to know him and his magical talents better.   To start us off, can you explain what you do as an magician and a bit of your background? JL: Well, I am a psychological magician. I do classical magic with card and coins, that’s [...]

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Interview|0 Comments

Artists in Action: Tim Carless

An exclusive interview with Tim Carless by Neha Nataraju   The ArtsCenter is proud to partner with Tim Carless to bring you live entertainment on the first Saturday of every month! His next upcoming event with The ArtsCenter, on May 1st, will feature live scores to two Laurel & Hardy silent films. RSVP for this event and make a donation to support the artist and The ArtsCenter here. We sat down with Tim to ask him a few questions to get to know him and his craft better.   Q: To start us off, can you explain what you do as [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Interview|0 Comments