by Tyrone Weedon As a 90s kid, I was introduced to the stand-up comedian Louie Anderson when he has a Showtime Comedy Special on cable television that I watched years […]
by Kemonte Hale Although Kemonte, one of our newest artists, isn’t featured in our upcoming Storytellers show, much of his artwork is narrative in nature. He enjoys the process of […]
by Alex Albert Here’s what needed cleaning at Make Studio: the windows and the doors! I sprayed the windows with Windex. I even wiped the windows with a rag. Cathy, […]
After *the first* COVID Christmas physically separated our artists last year, our resident holiday hype man Iragi wanted to bring the holiday spirit back into the studio with a vengeance. Each Wednesday this December, he counted down the weeks til Christmas with photo shoots and performances.
Now that it’s been a minute and we feel like we’re back in our art center, we’re happy to be resuming our periodic spotlights on 1-2 artists in our showroom gallery.
Currently in the gallery: “My Morphinominal Life in Art” featuring Iragi Nkere, on view through the end the September. Stop by to see the work in-person if you can, or follow along on social media as we share artwork details and thoughts from Iragi.
Make Studio artist Louis Middleton is a big fan of beautiful scenery. He often makes artwork about faraway places, idyllic landscapes and seascapes, as well as capturing the essence of […]
The first piece Tyrone worked on when he returned to in-person studio attendance last month was this one, his response of solidarity to the alarming rise in hate crimes directed […]
“I began watching old episodes of the “Bob Ross” painting show on Netflix and Hulu in 2018 (ish), because I thought it would help hone my painting skills. I learned many new things by watching him paint, such as use of color, mostly soft colors. I also bought a book of Bob Ross’s paintings from the Giant, which I have been using as a reference ever since.”
Everyone can agree that working from home has advantages and disadvantages, and the same can be said about at-home art practices. Zach has mostly been able to find the advantages!
Zach taps a wide variety of sources that inspire his creative process. As of late, he says he’s been “trying to replicate the art of animator Don Bluth (An American Tail, The Land Before Time, etc.)” He also uses “photos of real actors as reference while designing human characters.”