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Said Oladejo-Lawal, visual artist

"I started drawing from an early age; making efforts to project senses out of stick figures and engender a distinct sense of emotionality as necessary. My Father was a contractor who specialized in painting and decoration through whom I... Read More
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Katerina Harris, visual artist

"I believe that the scariest thing to do is what your heart desires. At times your passion can bring doubt in your mind. To say “I Am an Artist” to the world produces anxiety and uncertainty in me. I become apprehensive due to the fact... Read More
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Michael Bush, visual artist

I found art later in life as a form of therapy. At the time I started painting, I was working 50 to 60 hours a week and needed something that would help me to relax. Art therapy was the start, and I’ve been painting now for 10 years... Read More
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Malvin Hicks, visual artist

"Gary, Indiana is my hometown. On one of my visits to the Museum of Art in Chicago, when I was 11 years old, I saw the painting Starry Night. That one painting moved me so much. Looking at the brush strokes and colors motivated me. No... Read More
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Eric Jefferson, visual artist

"Balance is a word that I’m just now understanding as an artist. From working a full-time job, being a husband, looking after my mother with dementia to guiding my little brother down the right path, it seems as though I have little to... Read More
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Queen Brooks, visual artist

"I never saw myself as an artist because I never knew anyone who was. As a child I spent a lot of time coloring in coloring books. I sold my first painting in high school, my second one while working as a nurse aide. After that it was... Read More
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Jeff Regensburger, visual artist

"I graduated with a BFA from The Ohio State University in 1990 and promptly stopped painting. I just didn’t feel like doing it anymore. Painting’s hard. Frustrating too. I didn’t pick up a brush for 15 years. Oh sure, I thought about... Read More
Weekend Warriors

School’s Out for the Summer!

I know the official start of summer isn’t until late June, but Memorial Day always feels like the true start the season for me. The kids are done with school (OMG, when did that happen?!), the weather’s warming up, everyone’s making... Read More
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End of June Arts Events

Man, summer goes quick. It feels like we’re just getting started and BOOM: it’s the end of June already. Don’t tell my kids, but school starts in less than two months… But time flies when you’re having fun, right? Already this... Read More
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Erin Scaia, painter

“I spent a year in therapy to find out the only thing wrong with me is my taste in men. Talk therapy helped me resolve my issues. You know what else helped? Painting portraits of startled cats. Yes, I said startled cats. There was one... Read More

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