When discussing the cover story for this issue, I was a little hesitant about featuring artists. I pictured it being five profiles on fine artists. In my mind, they all would seem the same. I imagined the artists would have some differences in the tools and techniques used, but I thought the profiles all would be of painters or sculptors.
Much to my surprise, our editorial team went in a different direction. Suggestions for other types of artists came about—dancers, illustrators, graphic designers, musicians, art administrators. I was ecstatic! Not only would these features be creative, they would be unique. With only five profiles to be featured this month, we chose a muralist, an arts teacher, a jazz dancer, a musician/fine artist and a violinist.
If you love art yourself, you will love Dan Kane’s splurge column this month. Featuring Plant Et Art, Cook’s Art Supply & Framing and the Exchange, you will find plenty of art supplies, music, movies and memorabilia.
Before reading the rest of this issue, I’ll leave you with a quote that is a favorite of mine. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou
Until next month,