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Enigma and Elegance in Chie Yoshii’s Surrealist Paintings

“Ethereal,” “luminous,” “cryptic,” “sensual,” and “surreal” are adjectives used frequently to describe the work of Japanese-born artist Chie Yoshii. And for good reason. One look at her paintings — which are featured in  Pomegranate’s 2024 calendar “Guardians” — and it becomes clear that these descriptors of Chie’s work are apt.read more.

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Kenojuak Ashevak: The Inuit Art of a Modern Printmaker

Kenojuak Ashevak once told an interviewer that she aimed to make viewers happy with her colorful prints and drawings, a modest aspiration for an artist who has been referred to as a “national treasure” in Canada. Kenojuak rose to prominence in the late 1950s with her experimental printmaking, which seemed to white audiences in Southern Canada to be emblematic of the Inuit artistic aesthetic.read more.

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Betye Saar on Film: Life, Art, and Lasting Creativity

The Black Harvest Film Festival runs through November 16th at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. While there, I viewed Betye Saar: Ready to Be a Warrior. Angela Robinson Witherspoon’s candid documentary peels back many layers of the iconic artist, activist, and teacher, Betye Saar. Betye has been in the art industry for over six decades.read more.

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Revisiting Malcah Zeldis Before the Jewish High Holy Days

Today, FF2 celebrates the work of artist Malcah Zeldis. On this day twenty-six years ago, Malcah and her daughter Yona published Anne Frank. The book, with colorful, impactful illustrations by Malcah and words by her daughter, tells Anne Frank’s story for younger readers. The picture book strives to highlight not only Anne’s strength, but the importance of our commitment to ensure that Anne’s history never be repeated.read more.

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Deb Stoner’s Photographs Dazzle in Any Setting

Today FF2 is ecstatic to celebrate artist Deb Stoner on the seventh anniversary of her exhibition “A Year in the Willamette Valley,” which showcased Deb’s photographs not at a museum or studio, but at the Portland International Airport. The exhibition aimed to bring art to those not currently seeking it out, but who perhaps needed most to be reminded of the beauty of the natural world during a long day of traveling.read more.

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Tamara Madden’s Royal Paintings Dazzle Forever

“I have always been an artist. I have always been a creative soul… A lover of all things creative.” – Tamara Madden, 2011

Some of the best works of art have been produced during high adversity and turmoil. For centuries, artists  have been able to showcase their creative abilities despite what personal matters may surround them.… read more.

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