Posted: 19 Aug 2011 07:41 PM PDT
Sandra Bierman, grandmother of five, was born in Brooklyn, New York, but from age 4 grew up in Oklahoma, Texas and Maryland. Her father was a Swedish immigrant and her mother a Texas farm girl. She was nurtured as a child by her part-Cherokee grandmother. Art scholarships began at age 11. Sandra is married to retired physics professor Arthur Bierman, and they have lived in Boulder, Colorado since 1988. Her oils are widely collected and are published and distributed worldwide. Influences: 16th Century Italian masters, Mexican masters, Chinese and Japanese classical art.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 04:16 PM PDT
Olga Akasi’s characters have astonishing faces. They don’t look like faces of real people; they came from another world, very far from human being. They look like images that don’t exist in our world. Artist materializes them, embodies them, makes viewer to peer at this different-being and not to recognize himself in it. Smiles of faces at her works are not mundane and not human; there is something different in human being, the mystery that unites mundane human world with non-material, spiritual image. Olga Akasi’s works give insinuation that the human isn’t momentary, that the eternal constituent of human life forces through discontinuous nature of matter, through limits scantiness of human being. By Denis Karasev, poet, member of Writers Union of Moscow.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 01:36 PM PDT
Born in Lévis on June 5, 1953, he studied drawing and painting from 1973 to 1976 with his father, André Garant, and his mother, Louise Carrier, both fine arts painters celebrated in Quebec and in other countries. Emmanuel therefore grew up in an environment conducive to artistic endeavours and has rubbed shoulders with his parents’friends such as painter Jean-Paul Lemieux and numerous others…
- Member of «The figurative Art Institut» (IAF), 2011
- Academician 2011 - International Academy of Fine Arts of Quebec, 2011
- Winner of Elizabeth-Greenshields Grant (Montréal, QC, 1979)