Art Central

Art Central

You will find here an informative and inspiring mix of everything from artist interviews to exhibition and even website reviews, as well as art links from around the Web.

Interviews

WTP Artist: Rebecca Giles

WTP Artist: Rebecca Giles

“I am a realist painter, but we can never paint exactly what we see …” Interview with Jennifer Nelson, WTP Feature Writer Rebecca Giles is a still life painter who was born in Media, PA, but grew up in Europe and the Middle East. At the age of twelve, Rebecca discovered…
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Artist Sites

Kathy Ferguson

Kathy Ferguson

Magical Paintings Between Sleep and Awakening By Richard Malinsky, Arts Editor Kathy Ferguson is a mixed-media abstract painter living in Colorado and New York. On her website you’ll find several series of whimsical, colorful, and organic compositions of surreal and imaginary worlds that she describes as “[m]ore illusionary than authentic; places…
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On Art

The Healing Art of Pottery

The Healing Art of Pottery

“The pottery is my refuge.” By Kate Charlton-Jones, WTP Guest Writer There is intense joy and anticipation in opening a kiln that’s been firing and then cooling for twenty-four hours or more: you never know quite what you will find. Have all the pots made it through, without cracks and…
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Photography

Imaginary Realms

Imaginary Realms

A Photographer’s Exploration of a Crystal By George Fellner See his work in Vol. V #1 As a fine art photographer, stones serve as one of my primary subjects, and I often frequent mineral shops or mineral trade shows, intuitively seeking out visual languages. A stone may trigger the memory…
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The Galleries

Gallery NAGA

Gallery NAGA

Exhibiting and selling contemporary art since 1977, in a neo-Gothic stone church building at 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA What do you look for in artists when considering representation? Meg White (Director): We need to love the work. Do you promote a particular focus or specialty? White: Gallery NAGA has been exhibiting…
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The Art Scene

Art Roundup: Brooklyn

Art Roundup: Brooklyn

Fall 2018 Highlights By John S. Berman, WTP Art Correspondent Four times a year, WTP art correspondents from around the country will report back on the previous season, with images from exhibitions you otherwise might have missed, and their own insights into these varied venues. Contemporary artists mining historical subjects…
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Inside the Studio

Margaret Swan

Margaret Swan

Inside the Studio See Swan’s work in WTP Vol. VI #10 Inside the Studio offers a behind-the scenes peek into the work environments of WTP artists, as well as insight into their creative process within these resonate spaces. By Jennifer Nelson, WTP Feature Writer Thirty years ago, sculptor Margaret Swan converted a…
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Featured

“I create art quilts using free motion quilting and hand-embroidery. Aside from loving the act of quilting, and the daily rhythm of the machine, I also enjoy the chance to immerse myself in topics that I find visually and intellectually exciting. The stories that I tell through my work are related to imagery from science, natural and extraterrestrial worlds, and mythology. I find natural phenomena has the potential to seem unreal or supernatural when seen from an unusual perspective, which I strive to share with the viewer.”

Shea Wilkinson, a Nebraska native, has been sewing since childhood. She has exhibited widely in national juried exhibitions, such as Craft Forms, Materials: Hard & Soft, Focus Fiber, and The Artist as Quiltmaker. Shea has received numerous awards, including the James Renwick Alliance’s Chrysalis Award for a distinguished emerging artist in 2016. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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