Documentary Interview with John Paul Thornton

John Paul Thornton was classically trained at the Otis Parsons School of Design and California State University at Northridge, where he received his B.A and further training working with two legendary artists Hans Burkhardt and Saul Bernstein. During his studies, they challenged John to find a true purpose to his art making. John reflects, “Their message was paint your time and to connect with things that are universal and could appear in any time period historically, but find in your period of time what is vital and real, paint the truth.” John’s desire to find the “truth,” landed him a job... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 9/3/11

Interview with Willie Middlebrook Video Interview by Los Angeles filmmaker Veronica Aberham We are pleased to present Willie Middlebrook, an award winning photographer, whose work, from the 1970s to the present, is a historical record of the American culture. The 1965 Los Angeles riot ripped apart the progress made thus far by the civil rights movement, causing more problems and poverty in the growing African American community. Just when a seed of hope had emerged, many felt they slipped back into new hardships, reminiscent of the past, plagued with gangs, street drugs and increased... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 7/2/11

Interview with Judithe Hernández

Ms. Hernández’s life has been dedicated to the arts, furthering the social causes for both Mexican Americans (Chicanos) and Latin American women for forty years. Her work facilitates feelings of empowerment, undoing the adverse effects of decades of abuse, stigmatization, and racial injustice. Through her motivational murals and artwork, what she refers to as her “image support”, people gain the benefits and appreciation for their culture. Judithe’s association with Carlos Almaraz, during her graduate studies at Otis Art Institute in 1977, led her into becoming the f... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 3/31/11

Video Interview with Sam Erenberg

VIEW VIDEO INTERVIEW Video Interview by Los Angeles filmmaker Veronica Aberham Sam Erenberg has created challenging work using narratives that constantly push us to explore history, eastern philosophy, the kabala, mysticism and how these converge in language and in visual form. Since graduating from Chouinard Art Institute in the 1960’s, Erenberg has explored many forms of expression. “It started with the alternative space movement, artists were starting to use new and different form: video, performance installation, and the place of narrative.” While pursuing a MFA at the Univer... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 1/31/11

Fumiko Amano: Dreams Series

Fumiko Amano’s artwork comes from the inspiration of Beat Generation writers and poets, and music and noises from urban street life. Growing up in Tokyo in the 1970s, Fumiko traveled to the states in the late 1980s to attend the University of Wisconsin. Her initial plan was to return to Tokyo after collecting scripts in the United States to study at the MOCA experimental theatre in Tokyo. However while studying painting and printmaking, Fumiko found her true expression in the fine arts. “I found that while I was studying at the University of Wisconsin my hands were looking for something... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 12/2/10