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ARIANA LOPEZ: Honoring Our Inner Landscapes and Place Making with Intention

Meet this week’s Featured Creative and learn how to get involved with the 2019 VBC place making project at Arte Soleil. Synergy between the creative forces of woven ancestry and the freedom to breathe new life into story is what sparks this young creative’s fire. Ariana grew up with a strong desire to be an… Continue reading ARIANA LOPEZ: Honoring Our Inner Landscapes and Place Making with Intention

How November Became My Favorite Month

By Heather Michet November became my favorite month last year. I’ve followed the Art Every Day Month (AEDM) group for several years: longingly and wistfully dreaming of actually joining in and doing the project some year. As the old saying goes: Someday [year!] never comes. Once 2018 rolled around to late fall, I remembered that… Continue reading How November Became My Favorite Month

Michael Clark: Community, Nature, and Creativity

Take a moment to get to know this week’s Featured Creative! Michael Clark grew up in Montana where he developed his passion for the outdoors, drawing, painting, and sculpture. He directed his life by unifying three main areas of interest; community, nature, and creativity.  Through this combination he worked as an artist and stone worker.… Continue reading Michael Clark: Community, Nature, and Creativity

Snark to Spark

by Robin Casey In one of my previous blog posts, I spoke about my feelings of being lost and directionless. I’ve been feeling both artistically restless and blocked lately. I have projects on hold, it’s the end of the year, and I don’t feel like making the same art I used to. I feel like… Continue reading Snark to Spark

Made by Hoof, Made with Love

by Robin Casey Outside of my art life, I’m a goatherd. There are two things that make me happiest in life, and that is making art and petting goats. Why goats? Honestly — Why not? There is something truly beautiful about a goat. They are positively whimsical beings. Each of our fourteen goats has a… Continue reading Made by Hoof, Made with Love

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Space and Time

By Pete Fennell I have been a songwriter for 40 years. I have crafted hundreds upon hundreds of lyrics and poems. I have recorded numerous songs, but the perfectionist side of me won’t allow them to be released. In my basement, I have a full recording studio. But I can’t complete. So, I have the… Continue reading Space and Time

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 bursting and flooding the building… Continue reading Our Community

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 skills, and opening myself up… Continue reading We Grow Together

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Art, by definition, is the act of creating something from nothing…

by Linda Cox Art, by definition, is the act of creating something from nothing, or something that has never been seen before. Growth is eminent because the gift inside will scream for expression. An artist grows because life forces them to reach inside and react creatively to what they see, hear, and experience. Growth comes… Continue reading Art, by definition, is the act of creating something from nothing…