Thriving as an artist in challenging times

Originally posted July 8, 2020 How have artists found inspiration during such a challenging and isolating time? We posed this question to our members recently, and the responses were diverse. One theme remains constant, however. Artists are still creating and sharing their work. For many, the pandemic has offered a unique opportunity to think outside of the box and to re-imagine how and why they create art. Read on to learn about three of our members, Nancy Boyle, Mei-Ling Ellerman, and Barney Levitt, and find out what they have been up to during the pandemic.  Nancy Boyle, painter & designer...

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Artists and their Gardens

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Originally posted September 21, 2020 Does Gardening Inspire Art? How So? In times like these, artists seek solace, peace and inspiration in myriad ways. With little choice but to spend more time at home and in nature, many have turned to gardening as a hobby. While some have been gardening for years, for others it is a brand new adventure. We asked our member artists to share how gardening inspires their art and their lives. Marian Dioguardi, Painter Gardens have always been a summertime topic in my urban Italian American family. For years I thought all gardens consisted of tomatoes,...

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