By Connie Thwaite 9/14/2014 It’s no accident that I chose “Germination,” the current exhibit of sculptor David Marquez’s work, as the topic of my first SKyPAC post. To my mind, Marquez’s sculptures are simply all of the things that current, original art should be. Marquez’s “Testosterone,” a work in steel, cast iron and rubber, with a swirl of precisely placed wire, captivated me—and I’m not easily captivated. Sure, I may stand in front of a piece of art that particularly strikes me and, for a few moments, admire the artist’s technique and vision. But “Testosterone” grabbed me. I studied it from the left and from the right, from up close to six or so feet back. Then, while viewing other pieces in the exhibit, I returned to “Testosterone” a number of times. Words that came to mind: Sensational. Compelling. Potent. And, yes, in its deliberate depiction of the most vulnerable aspect of the male form, somewhat shocking—although not overtly sexually… (Read More)
Calling All Artists & Writers!
The 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now open! Enter your work today with these three easy steps: 1.) Get the info! Deadlines vary by region. Find your local program guidelines and deadlines at http://bit.ly/197KaWj. 2.)Create an account! Once you’ve made your masterpiece, visit www.artandwriting.org to create your Scholastic Awards account and upload your work. This will be your creativity command center! 3.)Stamp it and Send it! Have your submission forms signed by a parent / guardian and an educator, and then mail them off with your submission fee to your local program. Click below for more information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: http://blog.artandwriting.org/2014/09/15/calling-all-artists-and-writers/ Regional Information: Southern Kentucky http://www.artandwriting.org/Affiliate/KY003A