Awesome Artist Holiday Gifts From Design Studio Press

Marshall Ayers Books, Sponsors, Visual Arts, Writing

Special Artzray Discount Offer – Save 20% on Design Studio Press purchases. “Our mission is to feature and partner directly with artists.” If you want to improve your skills and learn about drawing, illustration, concept art, mech, character and transportation design, sci-fi and fantasy – Design Studio Press has it all with over 70 titles to choose from, plus prints and …

Armory Teaching Artist: Michelle Wiener

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Drawing & Painting, Sponsors, Visual Arts

Michelle Wiener, www.michellewiener.com received her BA in painting at the College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara and her MFA in Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. She is also an alumna of the Ryman Arts program.  Her work ranges from paintings and drawings to altered books, and ceramic sculpture. Michelle has been a …

Kadenze and Artzray Host Twitter Chat on Future of Arts Education

Johnae McDonald College, Events, High School, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

What’s the future of arts education? Recently, Kadenze  and Artzray banded together for their first-ever Twitter chat to discuss the topic using the hashtag #FutureofArtsEd. We were joined by an exceptional panel of moderators  with the intent of sparking a conversation about the future of creative education. This chat fortunately exceeded expectations, so much that the #FutureofArtsEd started trending while …

Brandon Wen:
Seeking Global Inspiration
In Fashion Design

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Design, Design, Visual Arts

Fashion design is Brandon Wen’s passion and pursuing his education and career is taking him around the world. Remember the name Brandon Wen. Any day now, you will be seeing him and his fashion designs on the cover of Vogue and on the runway at Paris Fashion Week. A recent graduate from the well regarded fashion program at Cornell University, …

Artist Lily Simonson Explores Deep Sea

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Drawing & Painting, Tips, Visual Arts

  Lily Simonson’s large-scale paintings and drawings of obscure organisms and newly-explored environments immerse viewers in uncanny scenes that are at once naturalistic and otherworldly. She frequently embeds in scientific expeditions to explore and paint her subjects in situ. Simonson spent three months SCUBA diving and camping in Antarctica as the 2014-15 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Awardee. She has also served as the resident artist …

10 Summer Arts Programs You Should Know

Samantha Jacobs Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Writing

High school artists, it may be early in the new year, but it’s not too early to start thinking about summer arts programs. Most summer arts program application deadlines pop up in February or March and many require audition or portfolio submissions. So it’s time to get going! If you’re passionate about art, want to gain new skills and meet …

CSSSA College Connection Visits Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Marshall Ayers College, Drawing & Painting, Getting Into College, High School, Sponsors, Student Resources, Summer Program, Visual Arts, Visual Arts

Meet Chuck Chuck Alston attended California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) in 2013 and studied painting. He is currently a freshman at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia. Growing up in Richmond, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chuck knew from a very young age that art was part of his identity and …

Actor Alicia Green Hears A Noise Within

Marshall Ayers Acting, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Performing Arts, Sponsors

Actor Alicia Green has found her artistic calling through her work at A Noise Within theatre company. Alicia Green has worked as a teaching artist and arts administrator for over eight years in New York, Denver and Los Angeles. She is a working actor with a passion for bringing the arts into the classroom of every student. Alicia and her …

Connect Week 2015 Panel Explores Intersection of Art and Technology

Marshall Ayers Events, Performing Arts, Sponsors, Visual Arts

DO ART AND TECHNOLOGY GO TOGETHER? Should artists embrace technology, or stick to pen and paper? Once you involve a computer, is it really even art any more? Is technology ruining art, or making it better? “Get Art Out of Technology” was a roundtable panel discussion held last week as part of the Innovate Pasadena Connect Week 2015. Convened by Echo-Factory, …