This new series takes you behind-the-scenes into the "creative diets" of our staff. Each week, one of us will share a list of five things that grabbed our attention or inspired us creatively that week.
One: Local Artists in National Geographic
Bo Bartlett and Betsy Ely in their studio on Wheaten Island in Maine.
Photographs by Greta Rybus for National Geographic. Source
This article by Katy Kelleher published on National Geographic last week and explores the historical magnetic pull of Maine on artists throughout history. Columbus artists Bo Bartlett and Betsy Ely are both featured this beautiful story that will leave you wanting more.
Two: The Variety of Life
This book is a treasure no matter your age. Written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Lorna Scobie, the book explores the wide array of animals in the world through incredible watercolor illustrations that shine.
Three: This Video about Richland Rum
Richland Rum is produced just a short drive away from our city. Named the 'Best American Rum' by Forbes, Richland is a family-owned local(ish) business to keep your eye on. Click here to watch a video about their farm-to-glass process.
Four: This Virtual Artist Talk with Nancy Friedman-Sanchez
In this video (above) Columbus Museum's Director of Curatorial Affairs, Jonathan Frederick Walz, interviews artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez about her most recent body of work. Called "Casta Paintings," her latest work is a “multi-narrative novel about memory, migration, and the pursuit of the American dream.” This exhibition is currently on view at The Columbus Museum, so check it out after you watch the video!
Five: Americans for the Arts' Launch of ARTS VOTE
"Americans for the Arts Action Fund today presented its ArtsVote “Make Your Vote Count” campaign and pledge with artwork designed by renowned contemporary artist and Americans for the Arts Artists Committee member Shepard Fairey, as well as customized voter fact sheets for every state and U.S. territory. The fact sheets provide the latest details and deadlines on vote-by-mail ballots, early voting, and in-person voting. These resources can be found at www.ArtsActionFund.org/ArtsVote. " - Americans for the Arts
BONUS: This Beautiful Work by Alyssa Monks
Nexus by Alyssa Monks.
Now on display at The Bo Bartlett Center as a part of the exhibit Hiareth.
Photo by Carrie Beth Wallace.