Interview with Jason Laney

Jason Laney is a full-time professional artist. Laney owns the company Samhain Pottery. He works with clay in order to make cups, decorative plates, and large vessels. All of his works are slumped in form and are have spirals of some sort. Laney’s work has been shown at Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery, as…

An Experience Visiting Collage

The entrance sticks, but eventually gives way. There is an immediate soothing smell of craft, beeswax, paint, and ink. The wooden floorboards creak.  There are brightly colored candy skull molds, pumpkin paper cut outs and black cat stamps. “They change [the decorations] with each holiday and season,” a shopper said. “Isn’t it fun?” This is…

Creative Block

Creative block.  It is possibly one of the most frustrating things when trying to make a piece of art, or write a paper, or compose a song.  It is that wall inside of your mind that prohibits you from getting anywhere in your work.  Being an art major I have come to collect many tips…

How Art Continues To Make The World

In recent years I have seen a series of documentaries called How Art Made The World. This series is paired with the book by Simon Malpas, How Art Made The World and together, the book and series, has been crucial in my understanding of the importance of art in the history of human beings.  The…

Art: The New Super Hero

In March of 2011 an artist named JR won the 2011 TED prize at the TED Conference.  Through a TED Talk, JR spoke of how art could change the world.   JR talked of when he was 15 years old and made illegal graffiti art on the buildings and rooftops of Paris, originally worked anonymously to…

Maxwell McCombs

Internationally recognized mass communications expert gave a lecture on agenda setting and its effects on shaping the foundations of the public opinion at 5:30 p.m., on Sept. 23 at Linfield College in Riley Hall.               Mass communications’ world has been greatly influenced by the research of guest speaker Maxwell McCombs. According to McCombs, Walter…

Diversity In Look; Diversity In Ads

In advertising there is little to be said for diversity; diversity in look,  in ethnicity, in age, in body type.  This perpetuates harmful imagery to young people who want to be like the people on the cover of major magazines, or who even want to fit in to the culture around them.  When people, especially…