Word Play: A Conversation with Tm Gratkowski

See also: “Tm Gratkowski: NOTHING SHOCKING.” December 2013 Written by Jill Thayer, Ph.D. for ARTVOICES Magazine, Winter issue “There became a point where art making became the career wasn’t about taking notes, it was about doing.”      Tm Gratkowski A stream of print media is captured, codified, and shared through the process-driven works of Tm Gratkowski. […]

The Cultural Contexts of Arnold Mesches

Arnold Mesches: A Life’s Work at Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design and MDC’s Kendall, Wolfson, and North Campus Galleries reveal the life and times of the prolific artist and activist in an ambitious retrospective. By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine MIAMI – During the Great Depression, artists portrayed the plight […]

A Conversation with Billie Milam Weisman: President and Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

June 2012 Written by Jill Thayer, Ph.D. for ARTVOICES Magazine, June/July issue A number of years ago, I had the privilege to work with curator Billie Milam Weisman during my master’s thesis in presenting the exhibition Made in California: Selected Works from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at the Todd Madigan Gallery at California State University, Bakersfield. The […]

Connecting Past and Present

Pomona, Spectacle, and Performance. As Pacific Standard Time, the Getty initiative continues to celebrate the emergence of the LA art scene, work from a myriad of art genres between 1945 and 1980 transpire in featured collaborations of cultural institutions in Southern California. Performance and large-scale sculptures by noted artists during this period are showcased January […]

Into the World

What defines Artist Emergence? How does one become an artist and what informs this personal path and career direction? How do artists navigate this real-time, streaming media revolution and information overload that is now a bi-product of our society? This complicated notion of emergence has many factors. Aside from childhood background, education, and experience, the […]