Figurative Visions

A. Andrew Gonzalez achieves a sculptural look by airbrushing acrylics onto gesso panels, then lifting pigment with an abrasive eraser. This is followed by the application of transparent layers of paint. In darker sections, he may repeat these steps many times over. Claybord provides the best surface for this technique, but on rare occasion, the artist will use canvas. More

October 2009

It was a pendulum September, and for thirty days I swung between discomfort and inspiration. This time around, New York was a vat of crackling oil; its energy scalding my ambitions, then renewing my vigor. Dear October, How are you my old friend? We have only met twenty six times, but I feel like I… More

Wheaton College

Friday November 6th 2009, 7:30PM Molly Jenson Strand of Oaks Samantha Farrell with opening act Milano Friday November 6th 2009, 7:30PM Wheaton College Chicago Tickets are $10.00 for students and $15.00 for general admission and are available at The Wheaton College Bookstore or by selecting an option below. Ticket Type General Admission $15.00 Student $10.00 More

Wealthy Theatre

Saturday November 7th 2009, 7:30PM Samantha Farrell Strand of Oaks with opening act White Pines Saturday November 7th 2009, 7:30PM Wealthy Theatre – Grand Rapids, MI Tickets are $10.00 for students and $15.00 for general admission and are available below or at one of the following locations. • 711 Bridge Street NW (CMC/GRTV/WYCE) 1-6 p.m.… More

September 2009

The malaise, resist it and know that the sweet nostalgia of autumn is upon us and the fog is thickening. Ernest Hemingway’s grandson John joins me this month to discuss a very interesting childhood, and we are honored to premier the immensely gifted Samantha Farrell’s new album, Luminous, right here on The Clarity. Terese Svoboda… More

Order in Chaos

My goal is to create art that reflects the very essence of our ever changing world. I believe that to force creativity is to go against its basic nature, and to constrain it is harmful to individuality. Therefore, creativity must be allowed to flow, dreamlike, expressing the tangible and intangible simultaneously. More