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Abstracts and Inspiration

PRESENTED ON SEP 21, 2015
IN MONHEGAN @ VOL 1

Bruce Kornbluth splits his time between Monhegan and Portland, ME. He is an abstract painter, and using photographs of his inspirations alongside his work, explains how what he sees and what he paints intersect. 

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Little Maine Sculptures

BY LEITH MACDONALD
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

"Created from driftwood collected over time, mixed with carved toys I made for my son with my grandfather’s tools, I feel like a kid having fun again.”

Leith MacDonald
 spent six summers and a winter working on Monhegan. Years after moving off the island, Monhegan has resurfaced like a great whale in Leith’s art making practice. In "Little Maine Sculptures" from PechaKucha Night Monhegan Vol. 1, MacDonald explains how these pieces are inspired by years of memories and dreams of a place with which long ago he fell in love.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. 

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Rendezvous with Abstract Art

BY DMITRI KOUSTOV
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 07, 2016

Dmitri Koustov talks about his paintings and sculptures

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"I only work here..." Regarding the Nature of Painting Nature

BY TIMOTHY ROEPE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 16, 2016

Timothy Roepe is a painter who's art is rooted in painting directly from nature. He explores what it is to paint from nature, and how he derives his abstract works from what he sees in the world. 

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Light, Energy & Matter

BY ERIC DEVER
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 17, 2017

Eric Dever explores his journey through light and color, starting with white, then black, then adding red and exploring what mixing them does to the art. He realizes that working with color is directly like working with light, and explores what playing with light does to art.

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The Abstract Life of Steve Haweeli

BY STEVE HAWEELI
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

After false starts at business school, seminary, and the restaurant business, Steve Haweeli found his calling as an abstract painter at 54. Here, he desscribes his life before his art, and how he got into the PR business.

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From Impressionism to Abstract

BY BONNIE CAZIER
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 21, 2018

Bonnie Cazier talks of her journey of drawing and painting horses, cowboys, landscapes to painting the abstract.

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Art Follows Life

BY TESSA HECK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Art can lead all over the place. It has led painter Tessa Heck from the rural to the urban (and back again), from the noncommercial to the monetary, from introspection to examination. Sometimes art is a journey and, as Tessa's story shows, sometimes that journey leads home. And sometimes it's a journey walked in red cowboy boots. 

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Watercolorist

BY GREG PRITCHETT
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 26, 2018

Greg Pritchett, a watercolorist, shows and explains the creative process and his evolution, journey, and inspiration.

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Beyond Color

BY MORGAN DYER
@ VOL 36 ON FEB 13, 2019

Morgan Dyer discusses Art & Color.