Vol 33: Anna Kunz – Reimagining Painting as a Dynamic Social Space

Frank Juárez I met Anna Kunz at the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) at SAIC in 2008. She was one of two program facilitators. I was one of several secondary art educators selected to participate in this national residency program that provided us the opportunity to return to our studio practice, network, and participate … More Vol 33: Anna Kunz – Reimagining Painting as a Dynamic Social Space

Maggie Sasso: Where the Loom Becomes the Space

Linda Marcus Materials and context are vital to the conceptual and fiber-based practice of Milwaukee based artist Maggie Sasso. “Every material has a push back point. As a maker you have to work with the material and empathize with it. It’s less about conquering the material and really more about empathizing with it,” according to … More Maggie Sasso: Where the Loom Becomes the Space

Bryana Bibbs: Telling a Story Through Color

Linda Marcus The complex, rich colors and textures of Bryana Bibbs’ weavings invite the viewer to come closer. “For me color has deep meaning,” according to Bibbs, a Chicago based fiber artist and 2014 graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. “I’m learning to use color in a more intuitive way,” according … More Bryana Bibbs: Telling a Story Through Color

Anna Kunz: Reimagining Painting as a Dynamic Social Space, Vol 33 

Frank Juárez I met Anna Kunz at the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) at SAIC in 2008. She was one of two program facilitators. I was one of several secondary art educators selected to participate in this national residency program that provided us the opportunity to return to our studio practice, network, and participate … More Anna Kunz: Reimagining Painting as a Dynamic Social Space, Vol 33 

Conversation with artist Francesca Simonite

Frank Juarez I discovered Francesca Simonite‘s work through one of MARN‘s exhibitions, C is for Conversations, early this Fall. From a distance, I was drawn to her work by its sculptural form. As I approached the work, I noticed that her work was not only sculptural, but also photographic. The work was different from what … More Conversation with artist Francesca Simonite

FRANK & COMPANY: What are artists are listening to during lockdown?

Over the past few weeks, I have been spending a bit more time in my home studio. Part of my daily ritual is to turn on music. This allows me to relax, focus, and get things done while dancing in my chair. Yup, just like John Legend, I am a chair dancer. I randomly shared … More FRANK & COMPANY: What are artists are listening to during lockdown?

Introducing Thom J. Ertl – assemblage artist

Thom J. Ertl is a Milwaukee-based artist and owner of Thom J. Ertl Designs. Thom J. Ertl Designs is contemporary urban assemblage. It incorporates, unexpectedly combines, and repurposes common everyday items into modern, artistic, practical original home furnishings and interior design. Thom J. Ertl Designs is a hybrid of over 35 years of artistic experience—merchandising, … More Introducing Thom J. Ertl – assemblage artist