Multi-instrumentalist Alexis Hadefi has gone from playing drums in a band that mixed new wave and a touch of garage, titled Neïmo, as reported by Reuters back in 2007, to going viral on Facebook with his video post of him playing the guitar in a unique way that ended up reaching more than 5 million views. Now, in addition to his band titled Peelgreems that released a project in 2012, you can here and watch Alexis play and compose new music on his:
Amanda Rothschild recieved her BFA in Painting with minors in Art History and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She now lives in New York City as she continues to produce amazing pieces while working at The Met (Metropolitan Museum of New York).
Her paintings, primarily done in oil, focus on emphasizing and beautifying otherwise mundane places and objects through the physicality of a painted surface. She works with overlooked objects, often those found in an average home, including microwaves and countertops, especially focusing on sinks and drains. These paintings use areas of abstraction combined with areas of precise detail that give these objects a life and narrative separate from their original utilitarian usage. During her years at Washington University in St. Louis she has been featured in a number of student shows including Knuckle Knuckle: a Junior Painting show, and Community Visuals: A Student Exhibition in Two Dimensions. She has served as both treasurer and president of the Art School Council and was an active member of the Undergraduate Council, while also serving on the Undergraduate Experience Committee. She was nominated for the Eileen Battell Stoeckel fellowship in the spring of 2013 and received the Eda L. and Clarence C. Cushing Memorial Prize in Painting in 2013. Prior to her managing role at The Met, Amanda worked as a Studio Assistant in the studio of St. Louis based artist John Sarra and worked as a Museum Teaching Intern at the Saint Louis Art Museum. (source: amandarothschild.com)
Relationships are fragile and complex. Even casual social exchanges with the cashier at a deli can be flecked with sideways glances, facades or genuine sincerity. It is difficult enough (and this is a gross understatement) to unearth the clouded veils that prevent one from attaining self knowledge, let alone trying to understand the subtle nuances in another person. Language offers the freedom to break down some of these walls; however, there are not enough words to honestly describe many thoughts and feelings that run through one’s mind. Do these barriers make forming relationships an impossible feat, or, is it these barriers that unite us?
I take cues from sitcom sets and theater props when making objects. I use the spatial shallowness in stages and TV sets as a metaphor for emotional shallowness and depth. Like props, my objects often have two distinct "sides," creating a level of expectation or anticipation for continuity and a surprise or disappointment in the actuality. Like parallel lines the two sides will forever share a relationship without meeting - like a dog chasing its tail, the objects are faced with hope and dead ends.
I employ images of self reflection; such as puddles and darkened windows (looking out becomes looking in when it is dark outside and you can see the interior instead of the exterior). I am also fascinated by the parts of the face that one can see (the nose, cheekbone and brow) and the distorted views of the body from different perspectives. The leaps of faith we must take or the paranoia we endure due to the limitations of our perspectives and vision is of great interest to me, and taps into ideas about what it is like to be a body as opposed to being in a body.
I also have a blog, in which I interview other artists to establish a community, gain different perspectives and spread ideas!
"Creativity is all about exploring. If you don’t fail, that means you’re not trying hard enough. Some however seem to think a process shouldn’t involve any risk?" – Von Glitschka
Emmanuel Ceballos is a self taught artist living in California. He isn't married to any artistic direction and that's the way he likes it!
"Hidden behind the moody eyeliner, and her penchant for wearing all black, is an intelligent, curious, and wonderfully spontaneous spirit pulsating to a rhythm all its own" (Medium), and according to Medium, "the Queen of Good Vibes", Brooke Pelczynski, is an Adobe Creative Jam winner, talented & colorful, illustrator, designer, and Multiple Sclerosis fighter based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual arts and has work honored by the Society of Illustrators.
After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis her main objective became to produce as much work as possible. She has since spoken at Columbia University about the challenges MS has taken on her artistic life and continues to speak openly about the struggles it will cause in the future. (source:http://brookepelczynski.org/about/)
Feel free to shoot me an e-mail just to say hey, to collab, to talk about MS, or to inquire about work.
I'm a graphic designer and photographer residing in Manteo, an island that is part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As the daughter of a career Marine, I had the great fortune to move often and see many beautiful places, but I have found a permanent home in the Outer Banks. This little stretch of barrier islands surprises and inspires me every day. From the sand spurs in my feet to the black pelicans dipping up and down between the waves, I love it all.
Primarily an in-house graphic designer and real-estate/property photographer for a realty company, I also enjoy crafting, collaging, doodling...basically anything that liberates me from the computer! I find creating with my hands is a very satisfying conclusion to a day at the office, as well as stopping at a beach access on my way home to take in the ocean view and fresh salt air.
Reva May is a Toledo, Ohio based photographer who specializes in portrait and live music photography. With a documentary approach, she delivers raw and emotional moments from your favorite artists and everyday life.
AMP Magazine / Hails & Horns Magazine
Inked Girls Australia
New Noise Magazine
Stitched Sound Magazine
Substream Music Press
Rockwood / Reva May / Rock & Roll  - Toledo School for the Arts
Pride of Toledo Top 30  - Toledo Museum of Art
Dark Visions 2  - Collingwood Arts Center
Je suis inspiré par les couleurs, les lumières et les histoires..."Inspired by colors, lights, and stories..", Galton Célestin begun as a freelance photographer from Montreal. With great admiration for the visual arts, his source of inspiration both artistically and professionaly, his visual energy has evolved from stills to film. His visionary work speaks for itself.