What I’m Listening To: Kyle Monhollen
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What I’m Listening To: Kyle Monhollen

What I’m Listening To is a series where we talk to exciting artists, musicians, and community members and get a five-song slice of their current playlist. – “I am a happy husband, father, teacher, community organizer, artist, camper, hiker, runner, and soccer fan. I love what I do, where I get to do it, and who … Continue reading

What I’m Listening To: Desaree Deckard
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What I’m Listening To: Desaree Deckard

What I’m Listening To is a series where we talk to exciting artists, musicians, and community members and get a five-song slice of their current playlist. – “I was always the one kid during class projects who would draw out everything on grocery store… poster boards.” –   Desaree Deckard’s earliest memory is of making art. … Continue reading

Creators to Watch: Stefania Russo
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Creators to Watch: Stefania Russo

Self-taught Italian artist Stefania Russo creates dark, emotional, horror-esque work. Russo is inspired by combining Gothic themes with everyday attitudes and behaviors to transform them with her surrealist personal style into what she calls “Dark Fairytales.” She’s also influenced by dreams and modern myths like Creepypastas. Currently, she works freelance, turning her work into illustrations … Continue reading

What I’m Listening To: Jay Siren
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What I’m Listening To: Jay Siren

What I’m Listening To is a series where we talk to exciting artists, musicians, and establishment owners and get a five-song slice of their current playlist. – “I have seen women in their eighties in kitten heels slaying their strut across stage (ahem, Grant Avenue Follies), and brand new performers discover parts of themselves through the … Continue reading

Creators to Watch: Cryo
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Creators to Watch: Cryo

Cryo (aka Cryoclaire aka Mary Safro) is a former video game artist turned 2D illustrator. The UK based Latvian native is the co-creator (with Io Black) of Drugs & Wires a webcomic that explores an alternate history 1990s “where advanced cybernetics live alongside floppy disks and off-brand ICQ messengers,” as she told TUBE. in a recent email. The … Continue reading

Exhibits to See: The Cycle by Cyrus Tilton
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Exhibits to See: The Cycle by Cyrus Tilton

Locusts are swarming the Crocker. Made of muslin, bamboo, tulle, and steel, they fill the exhibit rooms, poised and ready to consume everything in sight. This is Cyrus Tilton’s vision of humanity: a crawling, swarming, insatiable cautionary tale of mass consumerism and environmental desecration. The artist was first inspired to create The Cycle by the huge … Continue reading

Creators to Watch: Christian Orrillo
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Creators to Watch: Christian Orrillo

Christian Orrillo’s gorgeous multi-colored portraits are eye-catching, alien, and ethereal. The South American artist (originally from Cajamarca, Peru and currently based in Chile), was first inspired by manga and Disney animation, and he has carried the themes of bright color, beauty, futurism with him as his work evolved.  “In each work, I seek to entertain … Continue reading

What I’m Listening To: Melody White
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What I’m Listening To: Melody White

What I’m Listening To is a series where we talk to exciting artists, musicians, and establishment owners and get a five-song slice of their current playlist. – “I used to be a sailor. I have been to all of the continents. I’m a family first person. I enjoy traveling, cooking, camping and riding my motorcycle.” – … Continue reading

Creators To Watch: Tyler Feder
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Creators To Watch: Tyler Feder

Illustrator Tyler Feder is working to inspire and empower with her art. In her pieces, she recasts classics with intersectionality, embraces the body, and loves to showcase many kinds of people, especially she says, women and non-binary people. She is inspired by “intersectional feminism, mental health, body acceptance, and pop culture,” as she recently told … Continue reading

Creators To Watch: Ver
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Creators To Watch: Ver

Glasglow-based illustrator and painter Ver creates new worlds in their work. Though they are “pretty much always working on books and comics for local UK conventions,” as Ver told TUBE. in a recent interview, their current focus is a primer/guide to a post-apocalyptic world and a short cycle of reality-bending comics called SHIFT. SHIFT follows … Continue reading