Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. The concept of "meaning" can be fraught when it comes to creating and engaging with works of art. How does a work's meaning interact with an artist's intention, or with its audience's perceptions? Does the meaning of the work change as its creation progresses? This month, we asked, Do you … [Read more...]
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Questions to artists about issues they face in their work and lives.
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. What is it that distinguishes a truly exceptional work of public art? What does a work of public art owe to its community? As Cambridge Arts Council Executive Director Jason Weeks observes in the Creative Minds Out Loud Podcast, "One of the great hallmarks of public art, besides... that it … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we share responses from a question posed many times before (but useful nonetheless!): What is your advice for emerging artists? Cristi Rinklin, visual artist Work hard, don't be afraid to take risks, be resourceful, and find your community. These will be the people who will … [Read more...]
Happy New Year! ArtSake is a resource for individual artists, and place to explore issues of interest to artists creating new work. Here's what we asked artists in 2017. How do you approach art-making during times of emotional distress? What do you strive to avoid in your art? What is your greatest need as an artist? How have mentors affected your art? Which … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked: What's something people often misunderstand about your art? Sonya Larson, writer I find that white readers often experience my fiction differently than readers of color. "This is a story about addiction," they say. Or about dating, heroics, or shame. But readers of … [Read more...]