Recipients of the Midstate Micro-Grant for Craft Content
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Most of what Ashley knows and does creatively, she learned on her own. She loves to paint, draw, play piano, (and a little bit of guitar), compose music, and write lyrics, spoken word poetry and funny skits/haikus. You can find her visual art (paintings, and drawings), writing and original music on her website http://ashleymintz.weebly.com/
Art Influences: Romare Bearden, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Della Wells, Aaron Douglas; Music Influences: Tracy Chapman, Mindy Smith, Chris Whitley, Anna Nalick, Phillip Glass, Lori McKenna; Writing Influences: Charles Bukowski, Anais Nin, Tupac Shakur, C. JoyBell C., Shel Silverstein
In this how-to video, Ashley Mintz shows her technique for painting mixed media and art cards. Follow along and create your very own mixed-media masterpiece.
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Jenn Cole is a ceramic artist and curator from Lancaster, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics in 2012. Following graduation, Jenn pursued residencies at The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio in Iowa, The Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee, and the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana. Jenn has exhibited her pottery and curated shows in galleries across the country and has worked as the Gallery Manager at The Appalachian Center for Craft and most recently as the Curator of Exhibitions and Gallery Coordinator for the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. Jenn currently lives in Cookeville, TN where she works as a full-time potter. IG: @jenncoleceramics Website: https://www.jenncoleceramics.com/
In this video, Jenn Cole describes her ceramics technique and some of the inspiration behind her art:
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Handcrafted in Tennessee by Lindsay Walker, Walker Jewelry designs are inspired by stories and the beauty found in the South. Produced with sustainable materials, collections are designed to create memories for people. We invite our customers to become part of the process by collaborating to design custom occasion jewelry as well as participating in jewelry making workshops. Everything from wedding band workshops, engaging corporate team building, to friends connecting while making stacker rings, Walker Jewelry is excited to be part of your jewelry making journey.
In this video, Lindsay Walker demonstrates her jewelry sand-casting technique.
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