Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. We wanted to revisit a question we first asked in 2016: What issues do you see artists grappling with that don’t often get discussed? Whether because they're hard to talk about or because they fly under the radar, some issues just don't get a lot of open discussion on forums such as this … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Miki Sawada is a classically-trained pianist. Since 2017, she's been traveling with a piano, in a van, to community spaces throughout the country, to perform classical music for free. Called the Gather Hear Tour, Miki's project has traveled from Alaska to West Virginia to an upcoming tour in Massachusetts. We asked Miki about the tour, her work, and her life as an artist … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. We recently asked a group of curators, editors, and presenters about their advice for artists. So this time, we decided to turn the tables and ask artists, What is ONE THING you wish more curators, editors, and presenters, i.e. gatekeepers, would incorporate into their selection … [Read more...]
Linda Bond (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow '13), moves us through present times by sharing her pandemic journal. As we all try to make sense of what it means to be alive during this plague, ArtSake is forever grateful for the voice of artists that endure through moments of great trials. Like most artists, I have had a number of professional opportunities cancelled … [Read more...]
ArtSake recently threaded our own needle by connecting with Marjorie Forte (Mass Cultural Council Drawing & Printmaking Fellow '20) and her expressive embroidery work. Thread is a simple thing found in every home. As a material, it evokes memories of handwork done by our grandmothers, binding the past with the present, speaking across generations. As a means of … [Read more...]