Exploring Realities

Contemporary Art in Pakistan by Samantha Segar Pakistan exists on many levels. There is the Pakistan you know from the headlines: “Osama bin Laden Killed”, secret terrorist training camps, religious clashes, military uprisings. Then there is the Pakistan you experience in the streets: extreme poverty, daily load shedding, crime, a lack of functioning city infrastructure … Continue reading Exploring Realities

Leonard Lehrer

Artist- Educator- Advocate by Erin Keever Leonard Lehrer likes to talk. He readily admits his gift of gab, and those interested in the visual arts would be advised to listen. As an orator, educator, advocate and artist, Lehrer expresses a deeply felt and infectious passion for printmaking and indeed, an overall enthusiasm for life. Lehrer … Continue reading Leonard Lehrer

Ellen Heck

Printing Character by Catherine Zinser Ellen Heck does not make prints; she is a printmaker. What’s the difference? A printmaker bows to the age-old processes mastered hundreds of years ago yet has an expert understanding of the medium in order to manipulate it at will. Artists who merely make prints seem to be interested only … Continue reading Ellen Heck

René Alvarado

by Laura Harrison My recent visit with René Alvarado in his home and studio in San Angelo, TX, gave me an opportunity to see what he is currently working on and to reflect on his path as an artist. His home and studio is an old Lutheran church that he renovated in 2005. He kept … Continue reading René Alvarado