Epic Wish 2019

Epic Wish 2019

A 2019 Blessing Poem
By Alicia Cole

What do you wish for when you have art and air
And the breathing day beneath your feet?
You wish for what you need, and for the needs of all,
You wish so that the world does not fall
Into darkness and the unfair trifling of bigger things.

And so this coming year, these wishers have met
To wish fair things on themselves, and spread
It round. Here, with full sound: Continue reading “Epic Wish 2019”

Artist Interview: Wen Yu, Traveler and Arts Organizer

Wen Yu grew up in Suzhou, China, where she earned her B.A. in Visual Communication. After finding inspiration in a graphic design internship, Wen moved to San Francisco to further pursue her love of art. This is where she first developed her interest in cityscapes and urbanization, which you can find present in her mixed media works. Now she’s an arts administrator who helps create international art organizations. Learn more about these organizations, her inspiration, and her travels, below: Continue reading “Artist Interview: Wen Yu, Traveler and Arts Organizer”

Artist Interview: Rebecca Perea-Kane, Jewelry Designer and Poet

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Charlottesville based jewelry designer Rebecca Perea-Kane. Rebecca crafts delicate jewelry inspired by nature, casting many of her pieces directly from found botanical objects (see her “Hollowed Red Oak Acorn” necklace). In addition to jewelry design, she also harbors a passion for writing, having earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia.  Without further ado, here’s our conversation: Continue reading “Artist Interview: Rebecca Perea-Kane, Jewelry Designer and Poet”