Featured Artist: Al Johnson

  Name: Al Johnson Hometown:  Hollis, NY Current town:  Philadelphia, PA Job description:  Fine Artist Bio: Al Johnson, illustrator, fine artist, educator and mentor has developed an artistic style that captures the classical, weaves it with the contemporary to create bodies of work that exemplifies his individual style. Spiritually connected to his work, his mix… Read More Featured Artist: Al Johnson

Featured Artist: Laura James

Hometown/ Current town: Bronx, New York Job description: Painter, illustrator, curator & Executive Director at BX200.com Bio: In addition to painting sacred images from various sacred traditions, Laura James portrays women, families, and scenes of everyday life. Represented by Bridgeman Images for more than a decade, her work has been published in hundreds of publications and media.… Read More Featured Artist: Laura James

Featured Artist: Mehdi Hosseini Ashlaghi

Age: 37 Hometown: KARAJ, IRAN  Current town: PHILADELPHIA, PA Job description: PAINTER, ART INSTRUCTOR Bio: Born in 1979, Iran Upcoming projects:  Working on a new series including 6 large oil paintings with the title of “The Journey.”     Describe your work. As far as I remember, it’s been the only way I’ve created my paintings. Just remembering the moments… Read More Featured Artist: Mehdi Hosseini Ashlaghi

Featured Artist: Brad Carmichael

My paintings and sculptures investigate connection, exchange, separation and transit. I explore this with metaphor, such as the strata of the earth’s crust, sections of the atmosphere, the passage of time and mythology. Things which traverse these layers are used as exploration vehicles; parachutes, time-machines, Air Jordan sneakers, gods and more. These travel between separate places, bring things together into the same space, connect or separate them and facilitate exchange. I explore points along the paths these travel, and the places they go. This is approached using things which are around me in the studio, things which I spend a lot of time with, usually books on history, art, music, warfare, and myths, as well as what I see or experience everyday.… Read More Featured Artist: Brad Carmichael