Studio Prompts – Get out of the studio!

As much as I can offer any advice in the studio to my students – I do. Some of the ideas and advice come from formal critiques of materials and paint application, while some come from conceptual ideas and how they can be better executed. Although all of these formal and conceptual prompts matter, so…

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The Video Art of Theodore Sefcik

Theodore Sefcik’s What Comes Through – Trailer Watching Theodore Sefcik’s eerily naturalistic videos often seems like we are spying on an artificial intelligence. As it learns and corrects itself in front of our eyes, crudely, yet sufficiently animated simulations come across as struggling animals and human figures. But more so than often, basic shapes or…

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One River Creative Summer Art Camps

Our Summer Camps Rock!

When I started One River, I always envisioned that we would develop great summer camps that would allow Teens and Kids to have a fun and really cool experience learning contemporary art and other creative concepts that they didn’t have access to anywhere else. We succeeded beyond my wildest imagination. This summer we are teaching thousand of…

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Making Art from Itches

I was really close to my grandfather on my mother’s side and spent much of my youth with him and my grandmother, as my mother worked the late shift at the local hospital and they watched me and my brother every night. We also had dinner with them every weekend until I left for graduate…

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Cynthia Carlson – Bending the Grid with Wit

Cynthia Carlson was one of the star players in the Pattern and Decoration movement in New York City during the 1970s. For the un-initiated, the “P&D” movement was a reaction to the abstract schools in art of the 1960s – minimalism, late abstract expressionism, conceptual art, schools the P&D artists felt tended towards austerity, seriousness,…

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Art Savvy One River School Art Education

Clown Smile

Sometimes my wife accuses me of having a clown smile. Although it is not the most attractive description, I am aware of the turned up corners my mouth makes when I smile ear to ear. This past Saturday, I was clown smile in full bloom. One of our newest schools, located in Larchmont, NY, held…

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Artist Profile: Alicia Adamervoich

Alicia Adamerovich is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA in Graphic Design from Penn State in 2013.  Alicia’s drawings and paintings reference beauty and function in peculiar ways that constantly peak my attention. I first came across Alicia’s work this spring in the New York City Crit Club, which I…

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Matt Kleberg’s Drawings

Matt makes intensely engaging paintings that grapple with the relationship between architectural spatiality and painterly flatness. Their color, gradations, and undulating, isometric patterns reveal shallow spaces that appear to both open and close simultaneously. Subtle shifts in the color and direction of his oil stick stripes and marks can make a wall seem to be…

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Cynthia Carlson’s Grid Books – Unleashing Creativity with Shackles

One might make the mistake of thinking that the flames of creativity are fanned by open-endedness, ultimate freedom, no rules, starting from scratch, tossing out the baby with the bathwater, bulldozing the metropolis so as to construct another one in its place according to a subconscious dreamscape, embodying your inner child, dragging your knuckles and…

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Is Ambition a Curse?

That’s a loaded question. For me, it is a blessing and a curse and no matter how I slice it I guess I am fortunate for having a need to be successful. But, it comes at some sacrifice. For the last seven years I have been building One River, and I feel grateful for having…

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