Visual Arts

Spoleto Sorted Out


When people look at the Spoleto Festival USA, they’re sometimes overwhelmed. Where to start? If you’re interested in traditional classical music and opera, it should be simple enough, but it isn’t. And what’s with these operas you’ve never heard of? [...]

Bonnie Goldberg


Standing naked, I tried not to stare directly into the bright light. I felt completely outside of my body, and a little bit faint, until a calming voice urged me to relax and breathe, to just shake the stress out [...]

Lyon Forrest Hill


When an artist undergoes a great change, it is inevitable that his work will reveal the past, present and future. Lyon Hill’s portfolio reads like a narrative self-portrait that stems from torment and blossoms into a dark, yet romantic evolution, [...]

Adam Shiverdecker


Adam Shiverdecker claims to be “working towards becoming a better artist” – yet this talented sculptor already has a solo art exhibition and several acclaimed group shows under his belt. To top off this résumé, his piece entitled Mutiny took [...]

Dre Lopez


Anyone who saw one of the newest graphic designs by Sahir “Dré” Lopez knows his work can cause viewers to stop and stare. On his recent two-page spread, neon-colored, bomb-shaped blocks displaying alarming images such as cocaine, ecstasy, firearms, and [...]

Thomas Crouch


Thomas Crouch is the proverbial onion.  Overwhelming to say the least, his persona is tough to crack.  So tough, the potent fumes of his philosophies and his paint almost brought tears to my eyes.  At first:  Outwardly simple, goes with [...]

Jay Hubbell


Step out the back door of Jay Hubbell’s modest, one-story house into his yard – all of a sudden you’re in Wonderland, expecting Alice to appear at any moment.  To the right sits a colossal brick and stone structure, shaped [...]

Jemes Davis


If the lights are on in the workshop behind Jemes Davis’ house, chances are he is performing a resurrection of sorts.  Not in the celestial manner, but a resurrection nonetheless.  Davis is an arborist.  He’s paid not only to prune [...]

Joe Byrne


There is a fortunate collector of modernist and contemporary art that has been privileged to purchase some monumental works of art.  On the walls of his private collection, he boasts abstract paintings by the likes of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, [...]

Heather LaHaise


Heather LaHaise was truly born to love  dogs which would become the focus of all her artwork. The contemporary artist grew up in a dog-loving home, but was it wasn’t until the third grade that she truly became infatuated with [...]