Category: Visual Artist Spotlight

Michael

Michael

I got my hair cut yesterday and we all know that perming, braiding, weaving, and cutting can take hours, so I was there for awhile. In that time, the television was tuned to all...

If Obama Hadn’t Won

If Obama Hadn’t Won

The photos, news articles and continual storm of chaos sprouting from Iran have been soul crushing. A couple days ago, a friend linked me to a video of a 16-year-old girl who was  standing...

Introduction of Sorts

Introduction of Sorts

This is Carla C-W, the new intern over at October Gallery. Throughout the summer I’ll be helping out with the preparations for the Philadelphia International Art Expo in November 2009. The internship just started...

Changing the Art on the White House Walls

Changing the Art on the White House Walls

By Amy Chozick and Kelly Crow Barack Obama is taking on health care, financial regulation, torture and environmental policy. He’s also revamping the White House art collection. The Obamas are sending ripples through the art...

Ernie Barnes dies at 70

Ernie Barnes dies at 70

Renowned painter Ernie Barnes died Monday at age 70. Barnes came to painting after a career in professional football, as an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. Teammates called him...

Chelsea visits Havana

Chelsea visits Havana

An exhibition of American artworks has just opened in Havana — the first major American group show in Cuba for over 20 years. “Guerilla Villa,” is one of the works on display at the “Chelsea...

Buy Local – Green Living

Buy Local – Green Living

Buy Local The concept of buying local is simply to buy food (or any good or service) produced, grown, or raised as close to your home as possible. With industrialization, our food is now...

Why Collect Art?

Why Collect Art?

The life enhancement that a piece of art generates for a collector is the most valid reason for selecting any art work. Collector motivation should be not solely whether a work of art will...

Art Gallery vs Art Auction

Art Gallery vs Art Auction

What’s the difference between buying art at an art gallery and purchasing art from an auction house? There are many advantages to buying from an art gallery. You may be able to “test drive”...