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Artist Feature: Nikki Maloof 

Nikki Maloof is a painter based in South Hadley, MA and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in the Lower East side. She holds an MFA from Yale and a BFA from Indiana University, IN. Her recent solo show at Jack Hanley Gallery, titled ‘Caught and Free’, featured 8 large scale paintings and a near…

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Angel Otero

Angel Otero refers to his paintings as oil paint skins. With a better understanding of his process, one soon realizes he employs an array of procedures resembling that of printmaking, sculpture, tapestry weaving, collage, and other artistic methods. The works of art encompass more than the standard of traditional painting. In a walk-through conversation with…

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Invest In What You Love

Last week there was a story that said the best collectible category for return on investment was what? Rare Whisky! Wow, who would have thought that? Over the last few years we have seen a tremendous boost in Baby Boomers / Gen X’s buying wine, watches, cars and many other things. Years ago, people used…

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Looking At Art

In the world of social media and the internet, one can see hundreds if not thousands of works of art online. We sift through hundreds of years’ worth of art through clicks and swipes, but in the end, are we really seeing and understanding how and what they are communicating? When we look at a…

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Digital Art and Design

I saw this digital artwork in one of our schools last week and it just inspired me.  My curiosity for art and design education led me to open One River seven years ago and I am convinced that there has never been in a time in our history where creative thinking has translated into a…

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The Best Art Investment You Can Make

Buy a Basquiat painting?  How about opening a One River School Franchise! I started One River because I felt that there was a massive need to provide great art & design experiences for people of all ages in communities across America.  Today, I am deeply interested in finding passionate franchise partners to help me bring…

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Summertime in Connecticut!

The month of June brings us the end of a school year, graduations, proms, and the shift of seasons from Spring to Summer. It also brings us our first One River School location in Connecticut! Located at 833 Post Road East in Westport, our twelfth location is a summer celebration for the One River family…

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Do You Love Art? You Might Be a Great Franchise Fit!

How many of us get to wake up in the morning, get dressed, and go to work knowing we are about to spend the next eight hours doing something we love? We bet not enough of us! But if you have a passion for art and want to turn it into your career by starting…

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Cameron Welch – One River School
2019 Emerging Art Award

At the beginning of May, for those of us who teach, we being the final weeks of the academic semester. We bid farewell to the BFA and MFA candidates who are about to embark on one of the toughest and most gratifying assignment: life as artists. Elsewhere in the art world commercial galleries and professional…

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Make an Investment That Makes a Difference

If being your own boss and starting an art school are two ideas that have appealed to you in the past, now might be the time to combine those ideas and start acting on them. That’s because now more than ever, an increasing number of families and communities are exploring ways to engage their youngest…

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