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    Rico Gatson, Untitled (Sun), 2013,
paint and glitter on wood panel,
47 7/8 x 48 inches. On view at "The Promise of Light" at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

    Rico Gatson, "The Promise of Light" at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

    Guest Editor Chae's Note:  I asked Amanda Church, an excellent arts writer and artist, to review Rico Gatson's latest exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.  Gatson exemplifies the wave of cutting-edge artists today who work in multiple mediums and styles and incorporate references to many topics such as art history and social/personal history.  I was particularly interested in featuri…

    By Amanda Church - May 2, 2013
    Nicky Enright, Globe #5, 2009, acrylic on 16"- diameter globe

    Nicky Enright: Rumi Nations

    Guest Editor Chae's Note:  As I have previously noted, my interest in presenting some non-traditional writings about art and culture led me to discuss with several talented artists how they might creatively write stories or essays reflecting Arts in a Changing America's mission to document changing artmaking practices as well as changing social and cultural realities in the U.S. today. My…

    By Nicky Enright - May 1, 2013

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    EYE NO (Manchild Black and iona ROZEAL brown during CHOICH! at Salon 94 Freemans, March 10, 2013. Photo: Jayson Keeling)

    iona rozeal brown's CHOICH!

    Guest Editor Chae's Note:  iona ROZEAL brown is an internationally-renowned artist whose rich, vibrant paintings fuse motifs from contemporary American hip-hop, break-dancing and vogueing with traditional Japanese theater forms of Kabuki and Noh. Her art combines painting, DJ'ing, dance, theater and performance, and her mixing and synchronizing of East & West, new & old and cool &…

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    Shani Peters: U.S.->U.K.->S.K. and back: Obervations on the Western World's fat clogging of arteries and sugar coating of truth

    Guest Editor Chae's Note:  My interest in presenting some non-traditional writings about art and culture led me to discuss with several talented artists how they might creatively write an essay reflecting Arts in a Changing America's mission. I asked self-coined "reversing-divide-and-conquer" artist Shani Peters to write about her art incorporating the funny and brilliant cultural and cro…

    By Shani Peters - April 28, 2013
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    Working With Intention

    Adelina Anthony in conversation with Marisa Becerra and nancy Chargualaf martin Feature Photo Caption: Yoli (Rosa Barron) and her mother (Karla Legaspy) share a tense moment in their fraught relationship. Photo credit: nancy Chargualaf martin ******************************************************* Last summer, Marisa Becerra and I endeavored to establish a small progressive indep…

    Cucalorus Emcee Omari.  Photo: Dan Brawley

    Cucalorus Film Festival: Traveling Circus, Social Change Agent & Artists Retreat

    I recently had the great pleasure of traveling to Wilmington, NC to experience the Cucalorus Film Festival for the first time. Started in 1994 by the filmmaking collective, Twinkle Doom, and led today by Dan Brawley and his band of merry artists, this annual event is unique in the field of film festivals. [caption id="attachment_1334" align="aligncenter" width="447"] Cucalorus Executive…

    By Shannon Turner - January 5, 2013