NEWS

Our Community

by Kris Bella I am so thankful for the individuals from the community who have consistently been present for Arte Soleil’s growth! Brenda R. is one of those people. She learned about us from Lents Gilbert, the church from whom we lease. Even through our ups and downs of pipes…

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The Creatives’ Web

By Pete Fennell and Kris Bella The Universe has a way of drawing people together to create connections and inspirations. Over 30 years ago, there was a sliding door. That door has led us to this point in time. Along that journey, we have made numerous connections; a web of…

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I am so very humbled. 

by Kris Bella I am so very humbled. As an artist, I understand how the creative process can be so freeing. It can take one to another place and time. As an art therapist, I understand the health benefits of creating art, psychologically and physically. It can truly reduce stress and…

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What’s in a voice?

Unfinished – for now by Robin Barnstead-Long Sweet, rough, innocent, bitter, soft, bold, timid, proud… all words that can be used to describe a voice.  But what if you don’t feel as though you have one? What if someone took away your voice? What if something happened that made you…

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Coming to terms with making art in the age of social media

by Megan Yates Artists today are both blessed and cursed with the world of social media. Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and personal websites make artwork readily accessible to the public. In this day and age, we have the ability to exchange and share information faster and more easily…

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We Grow Together

by Robin Casey (Roz) Growth is a really challenging topic to write about. It’s broad, it’s subjective, and it’s incredibly personal. Growth can come in many forms, and can mean different things to those who occupy its space. For me, growth has manifested for me in building relationships, learning new…

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Through the Viewfinder

by Betsy Anderson   I’ve had my hands on cameras throughout most of my life. From my sister’s Fisher Price Kodak, to my current Pentax KX. The cameras have varied in different sizes, brands, and even colors. My favorite thing about cameras in general is the viewfinder. Through that little…

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On the Success of Secession

Metamorphosis by J. Variable X/0 Since we’re talking about evolution and growth, let’s consider an important but uncomfortable element of the process: failure. Not the irked disappointment one feels when a painting doesn’t turn out quite right, or when one can’t get a passage of dialogue to flow naturally. Nope,…

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