MNA Receives Diversity and Inclusion Award

Made New Arts received the 2018 “Diversity and Inclusion Award.” The award, given by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, has afforded the program the opportunity to purchase new art supplies for children in the foster community.  Made New Arts, created and run by fine artist and IFAF board member Hilary White, provides art classes to

Jerusalem Biennale Interview: Matan Ben-Tolila

https://youtu.be/N2oei30Bkew We met with Matan Ben-Tolila in his studio inside of Jerusalem's The New Gallery.  There, he finds an escape within his paintings.  The images are vivid with powerful colors and high contrasts of dark and light tones.  The visually pleasing, but unreal quality is meant to represent the height of an illusion, the

Jerusalem Biennale: Noa Arad Yairi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcRHmlc8UM8 Over on our artist talk page we feature interviews from our Art+Soul youtube channel.  Here is our latest from sculpture artist Noa Arad Yairi.  We met Noa in her studio while we were in Israel, where she spoke to use about three series' of her sculpture works that explore feminism, ritual, and what it

Reflections: Nari Ward at the Armory 2018

At the Armory we were introduced to the work of Nari Ward.  The works from his “Breathing Circles” series were once found objects that became otherworldly, celestial forms.  Ward uses castoff objects as the raw material for his art, turning what was once thrown and away and forgotten about into fine art.  The transformation of

Reflections: The Armory 2018 Pt. 1

Pieter Vermeersch Pierter Vermeersch, represented by the Perrotin Gallery, uses concepts of light and dimension in his paintings.  Color gradiance ranged from subtle to bold expressions of light interacting with different textures and elements.  Semi-precious minerals were present within some of the pieces and served as a source of inspiration in Vermeersch’s color choices.  Striations

“Illuminated Pages-Tanya”

“Illuminated Pages – Tanya” embodies the essence of the Tanya’s first page.  The stenciled stainless steel is carved with this excerpt and placed before a Plexiglas pane.  When the work is lit, the letters are like flames proclaiming what is written in this important Judaic text.  Artist Rabbi Yitzchok Moully gives much insight into the

Matti Sirvio – “When Words Get Tired”

"The Storm is Passing Over" Matti Sirvio’s current exhibition When Words Get Tired is on view at the artist's gallery is Muscat, Oman.  With this collection of works, Sirvio expresses his observations of society and the larger, deeper messages that don’t sink in.  With the increasing pace of life and technology has come the gradual loss

Ikon after Icon

Icon After Icon is a contemporary interpretation of ancient iconography.  The Russian collective describe their work as not being reproductions of the classical works, or simply a modern nod to the style, but Traditional Contemporary Art.  The work is created with various mediums – wood, stone, textiles, graffiti, mosaics, frescos and stickers – to form

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