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Artists in Action: Alea Hurst

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Alea Hurst has been showing her student work since she was in middle school, with her first professional art show happening at twenty years old. To say that Alea Hurst is going places isn’t quite right, as she’s already there. Her work has been featured on watches, magazine covers, in art publications, and she's shown in galleries across the southeast. Currently earning her MFA in Painting at SCAD Atlanta, Hurst stays busy with school, local art shows, and charity events. I sat down Alea in her home studio is McDonough, Georgia to learn about her process, how historical figures and masks play...

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Artists in Action: Marlan Yoder

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    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Marlan Yoder for many years. He, his wife, and four sons are long time friends of my husband, but it wasn’t until we started Action Artwork Rental that I really got to know Marlan as more than a father to our friends. Since then I’ve continued to be amazed at the quality and volume of the work he produces. Each piece shows great skill and an almost compulsive attention to detail. In his retelling of a commissioned trompe l'oeil panting he did in 1998, he said, “I remember watching the paint go on...

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Artists in Action: Jon Adelung

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Jon Adelung is a self-taught artist from El Paso, Texas. His work has been categorized as Cartoon, but Adelung deviates from the typical cartoon aesthetic by incorporating dark imagery and dramatic pops of color. I sat down with Jon in his home studio in Sharpsburg, Georgia to chat about his inspirations, the creative process, and of course, space!   AAR:  What initially drew you to art? Jon Adelung (JA): From a young age, I was drawing on everything. I always had to have a pen and paper. So, it happened like that--every day, every day. Pretty soon I had a...

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Artists in Action: Fredrik Brauer

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Fredrik Brauer, an Atlanta based photographer, has been capturing what he sees for over twenty-five years. His professional career began in the early 2000s and centers around Architectural, Commercial, and Editorial Photography. With a keen eye for how light can make or break a photograph, Brauer attributes a lot of his best photographs to “time and patience.” I sat down with Fredrik in his West End studio to learn more about his lifelong love of photography and what projects he's currently working on.   AAR: What sparked your interest in photography? Fredrik Brauer (FB): I was in junior high in Stockholm, Sweden,...

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Artists in Action: LiShinault

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Lisa Shinault-Fratesi, known in the art world as LiShinault, creates artwork that is rough and textured, yet soft and beautiful. Although highly feminine, her work displays elements of surrealism and art nouveau, which juxtapose the delicate beauty of her figures. There are many themes that remain constant throughout LiShinaut’s body of work, such as the female figure, missing limbs, and birds. Her “Difficult Women” and “Hula Girls” series explore many of these themes, all while challenging the viewer to look past the seeming tragedy of the missing pieces, to find the somber beauty in something and someone who has been...

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