Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer


While visiting New York last week, I was lucky enough to take an afternoon to gather inspiration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A colleague had explicitly recommended that I NOT miss the Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer exhibit – a once in a lifetime display of the artist’s work. Read more of this post

Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha, Cincinnati Art Musem

The FRCH Creative Culture Committee took some lucky FRCH-ers on a field trip last week to the Cincinnati Art Museum to experience the art of Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha. The exhibit entitled, All the Flowers Are for Me (Red), was created using laser-cut steel and light. Light emanates from the red lacquered cube, enveloping the gallery in intricate shadows that ripple and change as visitors move through the space. A few FRCH-ers share their reactions to the stunning display: Read more of this post

March of Robots

March of Robots - Elliot LucasEvery March artists and illustrators around the country participate in a drawing challenge called March of Robots. The challenge is simple, design and draw one robot for each day of the month and then post it to social media. Drawing a robot each morning was a great way to kick start my creative energy and to work on my illustration and inking technique. Over the course of the 31 days I strived to make each design unique and looked to a variety of references for inspiration. Below is the complete collection of robots from the month long challenge. For more details check out @elliotlucasart on Instagram.
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Nick Cave at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Nick Cave Soundsuits

Inspired by our recent ArtsWave campaign and a good recommendation from Paul, I spent last Sunday afternoon at the Cincinnati Art Museum. There is a lovely Monet exhibit happening now, as well as some great Picasso sketches.  But for me, Nick Cave’s Soundsuits are really the showstoppers.

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Julie Floersch: Not Your Mother’s Jeans

There’s a sense of both old and new in the denim quilts of Julie Floersch. The artist blends her Midwest upbringing with a background in fashion design to create beautiful modern designs with an air of heritage and Americana. Read more of this post

Portrait of an Artist: Justine Dennis

During a recent trip to Louisville, KY, some friends and I stopped by an art fair in Speed, IN.  The booths presented everything from wooden kitchen utensils, to pottery and paintings. But for me, a collection of colorful and unique hats was the most memorable. As soon as I passed Justine Dennis’s booth, a quirky cherry pie hat made me smile.

When I stepped inside, I was enamored with her fiber necklaces. Before I knew it, my friend and I were trying on everything within arm’s reach.

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Poems on the Body

I will be forever inspired by Denise Julia Reytan’s collection of accessories and installations from her Poems on the Body exhibit. Denise’s work consists of an innovative collage of precious and non-precious objects.

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