Peninsula School of Art’s Artist-in-Residence is in Full Swing

Frank Juárez Last year the Peninsula School of Art piloted its artist-in-residence program with 6 artists from across the country. I came across this program by accident via social media. Last year around this time, I was in Door County for a weekend of relaxation. I happened to look through Instagram and saw that Sheboygan-basedContinue reading “Peninsula School of Art’s Artist-in-Residence is in Full Swing”

Diane Christiansen: Feeling Paint

Linda Marcus The “vibrations” emanating from Diane Christiansen’s paintings are palatable. The known, yet unknowable shapes and colors beckon the viewer to come closer and join in on the conversation. The Chicago based painter, singer and therapist says creating these linkages is vital not just to her art but to living. “That’s where I startContinue reading “Diane Christiansen: Feeling Paint”

Ruth Foundation for the Arts: Providing Financial Opportunities with the Guidance of Artists 

Rachel Hausmann Schall Wisconsin has ranked between 48th-50th nationally in public arts funding over the past several years, consistently sitting at the bottom of the list of per capita spending. But it’s not as if this has stopped artists and art spaces from operating and organizing exhibitions, concerts, presentations, classes, performances, festivals, markets, and anContinue reading “Ruth Foundation for the Arts: Providing Financial Opportunities with the Guidance of Artists “

Rockford Midwestern Biennial Gallery Walkthrough with Juror Frank Juárez

Frank Juárez On November 19th, juror Frank Juárez facilitated a gallery walkthrough at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Illinois. This gallery walkthrough presented the opportunity to learn about his curatorial process, how his personal experience during Covid posed questions about mental health, reflection, simplifying, and giving ourselves the permission to ‘pause’. The afternoon endedContinue reading “Rockford Midwestern Biennial Gallery Walkthrough with Juror Frank Juárez”

Through the Labyrinth

Frank Juárez Curating an exhibition takes months of planning. But do we ever wonder how ideas are born? What inspires one to develop a concept that can be interpreted in multiple ways and yet deliver a strong message? How does the journey begin?  I sat down with artist & curator, Lelia Byron, virtually to discussContinue reading “Through the Labyrinth”